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Arts, Culture & Fun Series

Arts, Culture, and Fun

The Arts, Culture & Fun series offers a variety of cultural events, including, book readings and signings, film screenings, lectures on arts, dance, history, photography and music, as well as concerts, architecture, food, popular culture and much more.

These events are held at various recreation centers throughout the city. The goal of this program is to capture the essence of New York City with all of its diversity, sophistication, maturity and culture. Due to our diversity in topics, this series is able to appeal to plenty of different communities! All of our events are free and open to the public.

 

Arts, Culture & Fun Series Events

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Jul 26

Arts, Culture, & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Tango!

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music, stories, classes, and open dance.
Free!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jul 27

Arts, Culture, and Fun: Nuyorican Poets Cafe

at Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park) , Staten Island

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us as poets from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe perform dynamic works of spoken word and lead a writing and performance masterclass. An open mic will follow.
Free!

Jul 27

Arts, Culture & Fun: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

at ARROW Field House , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:15 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and a friend and enjoy outdoor movies FREE! Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is no ordinary archeologist. When we first see him, he is somewhere in the Peruvian…
Free!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jul 28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Regeneration: Randi Ehrhart

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Regeneration is a three-dimensional installation featuring hundreds of entomology-based miniature sculpted works constructed from dead branches, dried leaves, and other organic material.
Free!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jul 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz with Taulant Mehmeti

at Athens Square , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This summer, join us in the park for free jazz concerts, featuring talented young musicians from the world-renowned New School for Jazz.
Free!

Jul 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folkloreof the universe. Join us to explore the evening sky at Pelham Bay P…
Free!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jul 31

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Screening of The Girls in the Band

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30s to the present day.
Free!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Aug 2

Arts, Culture & Fun Dance Away the Night Series: Tango Nights!

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spend Tuesday evenings in August experiencing the not-to-be-missed Taste of Tango! Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music.
Free!

Aug 2

Arts, Culture & Fun: Moonstruck

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:15 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and a friend and enjoy outdoor movies FREE!
Free!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Aug 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Vertigo

at Conference House Park , Staten Island

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and a friend and enjoy Hitchcock movies.
Free!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Aug 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Regeneration: Randi Ehrhart

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Regeneration is a three-dimensional installation featuring hundreds of entomology-based miniature sculpted works constructed from dead branches, dried leaves, and other organic material.
Free!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Aug 5

Arts, Culture & Fun: Jaws

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Free!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Aug 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Paris Blues

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Free!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Aug 9

Arts, Culture & Fun Dance Away the Night Series: Tango Nights!

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spend Tuesday evenings in August experiencing the not-to-be-missed Taste of Tango! Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music.
Free!

Aug 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Top Gun

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and a friend and enjoy outdoor movies FREE!
Free!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Aug 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark Painting on the Rooftop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing, and composition. You'll get to take home your painting!
Free!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Aug 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Regeneration: Randi Ehrhart

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Regeneration is a three-dimensional installation featuring hundreds of entomology-based miniature sculpted works constructed from dead branches, dried leaves, and other organic material.
Free!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Aug 12

Arts, Culture & Fun: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Free!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Free!

Aug 13

NYC Parks Presents Arts, Culture & Fun: A Night of Swing & Jazz!

at The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan , Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a live Swing & Jazz concert featuring the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (HRO). Enjoy dancing, share stories, and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era.…
Free!

Aug 13

Arts, Culture & Fun: High Society

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Free!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Aug 16

Arts, Culture & Fun Dance Away the Night Series: Tango Nights!

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spend Tuesday evenings in August experiencing the not-to-be-missed Taste of Tango! Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music.
Free!

Aug 16

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Goonies

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

7:50 p.m.10:00 p.m.
?The Goonies are a group of seven young friends who find themselves on an underground adventure as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate, One-Eyed Willie.
Free!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Aug 17

Arts, Culture & Fun: North by Northwest

at Conference House Park , Staten Island

7:50 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and a friend and enjoy a Hitchcock film. This movie is held outdoors and it's FREE!
Free!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Aug 18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Regeneration: Randi Ehrhart

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Regeneration is a three-dimensional installation featuring hundreds of entomology-based miniature sculpted works constructed from dead branches, dried leaves, and other organic material.
Free!

Aug 18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Free!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Aug 19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Labyrinth

at Hunts Point Recreation Center , Bronx

7:45 p.m.9:45 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Free!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Aug 20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Cabin in the Sky

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

7:45 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Free!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Aug 23

Arts, Culture & Fun Dance Away the Night Series: Tango Nights!

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spend Tuesday evenings in August experiencing the not-to-be-missed Taste of Tango! Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music.
Free!

Aug 23

Arts, Culture & Fun: Gremlins

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

7:45 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and a friend and enjoy outdoor movies FREE!
Free!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aug 24

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Tango!

at Hunter's Point South Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spend an evening experiencing the not to be missed Taste of Tango. Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying live tango music, stories, and…
Free!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Regeneration: Randi Ehrhart

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Regeneration is a three-dimensional installation featuring hundreds of entomology-based miniature sculpted works constructed from dead branches, dried leaves, and other organic material.
Free!

Aug 25

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

at Thomas Jefferson Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Free!

Aug 25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night - Square Dancing!

at Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The folks at City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do!
Free!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

Arts, Culture & Fun; The Dark Crystal

at Hunts Point Recreation Center , Bronx

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Free!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aug 30

Arts, Culture & Fun Dance Away the Night Series: Tango Nights!

at Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Spend Tuesday evenings in August experiencing the not-to-be-missed Taste of Tango! Make friends or dance with a new partner while enjoying tango music.
Free!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sep 1

Arts, Culture & Fun: Regeneration: Randi Ehrhart

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Regeneration is a three-dimensional installation featuring hundreds of entomology-based miniature sculpted works constructed from dead branches, dried leaves, and other organic material.
Free!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition

at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the s…
Free!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents: Dance Away the Night - Salsa!

at St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Dance Away the Night series for the DJ sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, & More!
Free!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sep 16

Arts, Culture & Fun: Back to the Block

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
A Night of Music and Art Back to the Block features NYC teen artists and up-and-coming local musicians. The concert and exhibit will feature 3 local bands as well as a showcase of…
Free!

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