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Arts, Culture, and Fun Series

Arts, Culture, and Fun

The Arts, Culture & Fun series offers a variety of cultural events, including, book readings and signings, film screenings, lectures on arts, dance, history, photography and music, as well as concerts, architecture, food, popular culture and much more.

These events are held at various recreation centers throughout the city. The goal of this program is to capture the essence of New York City with all of its diversity, sophistication, maturity and culture. Due to our diversity in topics, this series is able to appeal to plenty of different communities! All of our events are free and open to the public.

 

Arts, Culture, and Fun Series Events

Friday, July 31, 2015

Jul 31

Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: The Karate Kid (1984)

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Enjoy a free outdoor movie and recreational activities. Please bring a chair or blanket!
Free!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aug 4

Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Casablanca (1942)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:15 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Set during the early days of World War II, Casablanca is a sentimental love story of an American expatriate Rick Blaine and the woman he loves, Ilsa.
Free!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5

Arts, Culture & Fun: Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, join artist Amy Digi for an rooftop painting workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program!
Free!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night Series - Salsa!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
DJ Cocotaso spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! This event features lessons and performances by Piel Canela Dance School. Don't miss it!
Free!

Aug 6

Movie Night: The Blackout

at West Bronx Recreation Center , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:10 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Hip hop rivals Jay Z and Fat Joe with their star studded teams have a basketball championship at Rucker Park. Thousands filled the streets then the lights went out.
Free!

Must See
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Friday, August 7, 2015

Aug 7

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night Series - Swing!

at Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come swing in the park and help us celebrate one of the biggest Harlem swing dance events in Colonial Park (now named Jackie Robinson Park) with the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra.
Free!

Aug 7

Outdoor Film Festival: Spare Parts

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

8:10 p.m.10:00 p.m.
George Lopez and Marisa Tomei star in this drama inspired by the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high-school students who enter the National Underwater Robotics Competition.
Free!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 11

Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Grease (1978)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series. All films are screened outside NYC's great outdoors and they're free!
Free!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Aug 14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night!

at Windmuller Playground (in Lawrence Virgilio Playground) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
DJ Cocotaso spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more.
Free!

Aug 14

Outdoor Film Festival: Guardians of the Galaxy

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure.
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
DJ Cocotaso spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more on the outdoor plaza at Sunset Park Recreation Center. Featuring lessons and performances by Piel Canela Dance School.
Free!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug 18

Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Roman Holiday (1953)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series. All films are screened outside NYC's great outdoors and they're free!
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug 19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, join artist Amy Digi for an rooftop painting workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program!
Free!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Aug 21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

at Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Megan Downes and the City Stompers, NYC's only school for Appalachian flatfoot clogging, will host an evening of Americana roots music and dance.
Free!

Aug 21

Arts, Culture, and Fun: Dance Away the Night Series - Salsa

at South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
DJ Cocotaso spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! This event features lessons and performances by Piel Canela Dance School. Don't miss it!
Free!

Aug 21

Outdoor Film Festival: Into the Woods

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

7:50 p.m.9:50 p.m.
Inspired by a choice selection of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, this plot centers on a baker and his wife who incur the wrath of a witch while attempting to start a family.
Free!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug 22

Movie Nights: Up

at 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx

8:20 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy the story of Carl Fredricksen, who spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and now in his 78th year he launches his…
Free!

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Event

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aug 25

Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Dreamgirls (2006)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series. All films are screened outside NYC's great outdoors and they're free!
Free!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Aug 28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night! Tango

at Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy everything tango: dance classes, demonstrations, and live music!
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 28

Outdoor Film Festival: Dreamgirls

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

7:40 p.m.9:40 p.m.
Singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true.
Free!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug 29

Movie Night: West Side Story & Performance by St Mary's Dance Team

at 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx

7:45 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy this Romeo and Juliet drama, updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. We are introduced to two rival…
Free!

Must See
Event

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