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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!

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!

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

Art in the Parks: Celebrating 50 Years Events

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

Opening Reception CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Opening reception for "Convergence: Philosophy, Science and Nature," a show of original art.
Free!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sep 28

Lecture: World War I New York with Kevin Fitzpatrick

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
On the centennial of World War I, explore the locations in New York that have ties to The Great War.
Free!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Sep 29

Puppet Mobile and Public Art in Virginia Park

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Puppet Mobile in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata, Loving the Bronx, and the City Parks Foundation.…
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

Sep 30

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Free!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 1

Summer on the Hudson: Art in the Park Potluck Artist Talk

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Meet, greet, and potluck picnic on September 30 with Riverside Park South artist Samantha Holmes to learn about our newest sculpture on display, "Hell Gate Cairns".
Free!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oct 6

Chess Night and Public Art in Virginia Park

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy chess night in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

Oct 7

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Free!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oct 13

Photo Prop Night and Public Art in Virginia Park

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of photo taking with public art and props in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the…
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

Oct 14

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Free!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Oct 18

Lecture - Feeding the Fight: Food, Propaganda, and WWI

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Dr. Libby O’Connell discusses the centrality of food themes in the Wilson administration’s efforts to mobilize American support for World War I.
Free!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Oct 20

Drum Circle and Public Art in Virginia Park

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a drum circle in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata and Loving the Bronx.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

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Oct 21

CONVERGENCE: Philosophy, Science, and Nature Art Exhibition

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Lines of Philosophy, Science, and Nature meet to produce a show of original art.
Free!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Oct 27

Day of the Dead Arts & Crafts and Public Art in Virginia Park

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of Day of the Dead arts and crafts in Virginia Park in collaboration with the public artwork Daylighting by Lovie Pignata, Loving the Bronx, and BX Arts Factory.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Nov 2

Lecture - Portals to the Past: Doughboy Sculptures in NYC Parks

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jennifer Wingate will discuss memorials by sculptors and how the stories of their creations open windows onto 1920s NYC.
Free!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Nov 4

Lower East Side/Chinatown Panel Discussion and Public Art in Seward Park

at Library Plaza (in Seward Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion of local cultural landmarks and ongoing urban transformations in the Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood.
Free!

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