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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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Dance Away the Night Series: Sounds of Motown

at Hansborough Pool and Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for an encore concert with local singer/songwriter De'borah STARLITE on the Rooftop under the arm Harlem sky. Relax, listen and groove to the smooth blended sounds of…
Free!

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!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug 27

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award w…
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!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City.
Free!

Aug 31

Arts, Culture & Fun: West Side Story

at Snug Harbor , Staten Island

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, a chair and a friend and enjoy a free movie screening of the classic musical, West Side Story (1961)
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!

Sep 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City.
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!

Sep 16

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award w…
Free!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City.
Free!

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