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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

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

Arts, Culture & Fun: Doodle to Da Beat Bronx

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This art workshop will help you learn how to distress from everyday life pressure through doodling. No prior knowledge of drawing is needed. Beginners are welcome. Supplies will be…
Free!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Oct 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman

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.
In this gallery exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.
Free!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

Arts, Culture & Fun: UpBeat NYC

at St. Mary's Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Join BronxWorks' Second Saturdays and NYC Parks for a special jazz concert by the UpBeat NYC orchestra.
Free!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Oct 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Franklin: Printer/Writer, Scientist/Inventor, Politician/Statesman

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.
In this gallery exhibition, meet Franklin, the man, and his ideas and achievements.
Free!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Oct 12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Painting Workshop hosted by the Art Students League

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 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!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Oct 14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Nuyorican Poets Cafe

at Lyons Pool , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kick off the Conversation Series
Free!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in the Heights

at J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dance, performances, art, and more!
Free!

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Arts, Culture & Fun: SET UP & POSE! Studio Lighting Photo Workshop

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and setting up equipment for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose for their portrait and experience the…
Free!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nov 12

Arts, Culture & Fun; SET UP & POSE! Studio Lighting Photo Workshop

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Participants will learn basic techniques of studio photography lighting and setting up equipment for a portrait shoot. Everyone will get to pose for their portrait and experience the…
Free!

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