NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:09:31 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Giuseppe Penone: "Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra)"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/mad-sq-art-2013-l-giuseppe-penone-ideas-of-stone-idee-di-pietra Date: November 15, 2013

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpufdfdf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

New York—Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art announces a new sculptural installation for fall 2013 by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, consisting of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone, featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

President of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau comments: “With this, the Park’s twenty-sixth exhibition of outdoor sculpture, we are honored to present Giuseppe Penone, an esteemed artist of international stature. Penone’s work may be best-known to European audiences, and the opportunity to display his towering bronze trees in New York is a tribute to his unique vision which complements the natural environment of the Park’s foliage as the seasons transition from fall to winter.”

Artist Giuseppe Penone states: “It is with great anticipation that I have planned for the exhibition of my work in Madison Square Park. A tree summarizes in an exemplary way the contrast between two forces: the force of gravity and the weight of life we are part of. The need and the search for balance, which exists in every living being to counteract the force of gravity, is evident in every step and in every small action of our lives. It is a river stone that appears amid the branches of a tree. A stone suspended amid the branches of a tree, separated from the soil by a structure that is not land and is not air, a stone that lies between the force of gravity and the force of the attraction of light.”

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-giuseppe-penone#sthash.lBVaxX5M.dpuf

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Mad. Sq. Art's sculptural installation for fall 2013 is by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone and consists of three monumental, 30-foot tall bronze trees. Ideas of Stone (Idee di pietra), featuring Penone’s signature manipulation of the trees’ natural forms, will interact with Madison Square Park’s lush landscape to highlight the relationships amongst man, sculpture and nature. The installation will remain on view daily from September 26, 2013 through February 9, 2014 in Madison Square Park.

Throughout his 40-year career, Penone has employed natural materials and forms in an exploration of the contrasting and fundamental relationships between man and nature. Penone was a member of the Italian Arte Povera movement, which was comprised of artists who sought to dissolve divisions between art and life by using commonplace subjects and materials in their work. Trees as living sculpture is a recurring theme for Penone. He often manipulates these natural forms by twisting, deconstructing, hollowing, and uprooting the organic figures. He incorporates traces of fingerprints, nails, wires, carvings, and precariously placed boulders as remnant evidence of the sculptures’ manmade composition and the effect of human interaction with the natural world. Penone addresses concepts of weight, balance, and scale, while merging the manmade and the organic.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Greener Pastures Exhibition:125th Anniversary of Bronx Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/greener-pastures-exhibition-125th-anniversay-of-bronx-parks Date: November 15, 2013

Curated by Jonathan Kuhn, photographs from NYC Parks' archives will be on exhibit at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: “Deconstructed Flowers”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/art-in-the-garden-at-qbg-deconstructed-flowers Date: November 15, 2013

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

The exhibit will be available from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/farmers-market-friday Date: November 15, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment1 Date: November 15, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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<![CDATA[Close: A Journey in Scotland at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/close-a-journey-in-scotland-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: November 15, 2013

The word "close" is a traditional Scottish word that describes a landscape so inspirational that heaven seems closer to Earth in that place.

In 2004 when landscape photographer and journalist Allan Pollok-Morris learned that Little Sparta, a garden designed by Ian Hamilton Finlay, had been named the most important work of art in Scotland, he was inspired to travel throughout his home country in search of new works in landscape design and land art.

This exhibition documents Pollok-Morris's journey and celebrates the creations of many notable contemporary designers and artists working in the Scottish landscape. Through his documentary-style photographs, Pollok-Morris aims to capture "everyday" images of these landscapes from the point of view of those who envisioned and created them. The exhibition uses examples from all corners of the country to celebrate the important role of gardens and land art in international arts and culture.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Met Pool Health Screening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/met-pool-health-screening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/met-pool-health-screening-day Date: November 15, 2013

Join us for a day of great healthy living information and services like blood pressure and glucose readings.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 599-5707

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[The Wild Garden Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/the-wild-garden-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/the-wild-garden-exhibit Date: November 15, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands, and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park.

The exhibit includes a digital, interactive app highlighting historic photos, and revealing hidden features.

Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; please call for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: November 15, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required. Events subject to change.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Big Hat Senior Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/big-hat-senior-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/big-hat-senior-social Date: November 15, 2013

Wear your biggest hat and enjoy an evening of dancing and music! Refreshments will be served.

Space is limited, so a reservation is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/blooming-naturalist Date: November 15, 2013

Are you a blooming naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learning how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-11-15 2013-11-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5278003fef882.jpg Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:09:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/seasonal-crafts Date: November 15, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/nature-on-the-go Date: November 15, 2013

A guided tour will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about nature that is all around us!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment2 Date: November 15, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[DigitalWork NYC Recruitment: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/digitalwork-nyc-recruitment Date: November 15, 2013

DigitalWork NYC, for 16 to 26 year olds, is a valuable opportunity to gain technical job skills for free. Become certified in Microsoft Office 10 or Adobe Creative Suite 6, learn resume writing and interview techniques, receive job search support from an employment specialist and more!

These recruitment sessions help you through the application and interview process. Recreation Center membership is not required to attend.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Girls Fitness & Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/shape-up-nyc-girls-fitness-fun Date: November 15, 2013

In partnership with the NYC Girls Project, Shape Up NYC is offering free fitness classes for girls ages 6-13.

Girls Fitness & Fun is a 45-minute workout that focuses on building strong, healthy bodies through fitness games and Pilates stretches.

A free youth recreation center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3304

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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<![CDATA[Brooklyn Movie Nights: Monsters University]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/brooklyn-movie-nights-monsters-university http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/11/15/brooklyn-movie-nights-monsters-university Date: November 15, 2013

McCarren Play Center, home to a brand new ice skating rink, has even more to offer!

Come to McCarren's free showing of Disney's Monsters University, part of a series of free movies in Brooklyn through November and December. All movies are open to both members and non-members.

Monsters University glimpses characters Mike and Sulley's lives back in college, when they became the best of friends!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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