NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Art in the Parks: Celebrating 50 Years

Aerial view of 2014 Chuck Ginnever installation

This year, NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art, including Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates, Alexander Calder’s mobiles, and Nari Ward’s sculptures, making New York City one of the world’s largest open-air galleries. Celebrate art in the parks by visiting over 50 of our most exciting happenings this year!

Public Art Map and Guide
Use our map to find every single permanent and temporary public art on view right now in an NYC park.

screenshot of Public Art Map

Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant Art Exhibit
The new grant brings 10 new artworks by New York City-based emerging artists to 10 NYC neighborhood parks.

Sam Holleran, Patrick Rowe, and Mobile Print Power, Conocer y Compartir—We Find Each Other

It’s Happening! Festival
On October 21, 2017, join us in Central Park as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our Art in the Parks program with public art, performances, hands-on workshops!

Art in the Parks: Celebrating 50 Years Events

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul 29

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug 5

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug 12

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Aug 14

Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito

at Pier 63 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
More Art premieres "NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century" by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement.
Free!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug 16

Art Workshop: Making Toys from Twigs with GreenThumb

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
A hands-on workshop for teachers, parents, and care-givers of elementary school children. Learn how to safely build an array of toys made from twigs the kids have gathered.
Free!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Aug 17

14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017: Sunset Photography with John J. Grillo

at Bungalow Bar , Queens

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bring your camera!
Free!

Aug 17

Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito

at Queens Museum of Art (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
More Art premieres "NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century" by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement.
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aug 23

14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017 Lecture Series: Carmen & Laura Frank's "Life in the Rockaways" and Rockaway's History

at Rockaway YMCA , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.8:00 p.m.
A multimedia presentation will be led by Rockaway historians Marty Nislick and James Supple and highlight Carmen & Laura Frank's sculpture Life in the Rockaways.
Free!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug 26

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sep 2

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sep 7

Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito

at Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
More Art premieres "NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century" by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement.
Free!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sep 9

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Sep 9

Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito

at Sunset Park , Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
More Art premieres "NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century" by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement.
Free!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sep 14

14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017 Lecture Series: Anne Stanner's "Rockaway Wave" and Rockaway's History

at Peninsula Library , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
A multimedia presentation will be led by Rockaway historians Marty Nislick and James Supple and highlight Anne Stanner's sculpture Rockaway Wave .
Free!

Sep 14

Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito

at Mineral Springs (in Central Park) , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
More Art premieres "NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century" by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement.
Free!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sep 16

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Sep 16

14 Sculptors Inc. On the Rock 2017 Bike Tour

at Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This free event is associated with the current NYC Parks public art exhibition On the Rock 2017: An Exhibition of Sculpture and will be led by project coordinators Esther…
Free!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sep 30

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct 14

Public Art and Yoga In Fort Greene Park

at Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Free Yoga in Fort Greene Park in collaboration with the public artwork Circadia by Blythe Cain.
Free!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

at East Pinetum (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We're transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone.
Free!

Must See
Event

Search Events

Time of Day
Categories
Type

Was this information helpful?