Arts, Culture & Fun: Chess Night
Friday, October 6, 2017
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park!
October 6: Chess Night - Learn to play chess with our instructors.
October 13: Photo Night - Join us to take pictures with the artwork installed in the park using props. An instructor will be teaching how to take better pictures with your phones.
October 20: Drum Circle - Feel free to bring your own drum
October 27: Day of the Dead with BxArts Factory - Come celebrate the Mexican tradition Day of the Dead creating paper flowers, face painting, book binding and listening to Mexican music.
Enjoy the art:
Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.
This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.
Photo credit: T. Pope Jackson