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Arts, Culture & Fun Series

guests dance at an outdoor dance class and open dance event at a waterfront park

Through Arts, Culture & Fun programs, you can look up to the sky through telescopes from rooftops and parks at the "Dark Night, Bright Lights" series in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association and the Urban Park Rangers; learn how to swing, salsa, and tango in our dance series "Dance Away the Night"; try your hand at an artistic pursuit in our art workshop series "Make Your Mark"; join inspirational talks and workshops at the "Inspire You and Conversation Series"; and so much more!

audience at an outdoor concert

New York Music Month

Get tuned in! Join us and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free concert series across NYC this June. Enjoy Latin music, reggae, hip hop, rock and roll, and more!

Arts, Culture & Fun Series Events

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jun26

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor in the Garden

at Maggies Magic GardenManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
In this workshop, you will learn the foundations of the use of watercolor paint – so grab a paintbrush and let your creative side shine! All supplies will be provided.
Free!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Jun27

Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Rebels On Pointe

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Celebrate Pride Month with a special screening of Rebels on Pointe (2017), directed by Bobbi Jo Hart.
Free!

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jun29

Threads - A History of Linen From Field to Fabric

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Please join us for a free lecture and learning activity on the history of linen. We will explore the making of flax into linen.
Free!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Jul 2

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

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jul18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Lawrence Virgilio PlaygroundQueens This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Experience a slice of diverse dances including Indian, Flamenco, hip-hop, Greek, contemporary, tap, Filipino, Ecuadorian, African, and more.
Free!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Jul20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation CenterQueens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience a slice of diverse dances including Indian, Flamenco, hip-hop, Greek, contemporary, tap, Filipino, Ecuadorian, African, and more.
Free!

Jul20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Drummers

at The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for a special concert featuring Taikoza. They have created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Free!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Jul27

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience a slice of diverse dances including Indian, Flamenco, hip-hop, Greek, contemporary, tap, Filipino, Ecuadorian, African, and more.
Free!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Aug 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor in the Garden

at Clifton Place Memorial Park & Garden (in )Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
In this workshop, you will learn the foundations of the use of watercolor paint – so grab a paintbrush and let your creative side shine! All supplies will be provided.
Free!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aug10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience a slice of diverse dances including Indian, Flamenco, hip-hop, Greek, contemporary, tap, Filipino, Ecuadorian, African, and more.
Free!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sep14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Experience a slice of diverse dances including Indian, Flamenco, hip-hop, Greek, contemporary, tap, Filipino, Ecuadorian, African, and more.
Free!

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