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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 at Poe Park Visitor Center

Visit the Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park to check out our new Arts, Culture & Fun exhibit: City Birds by artist Elana Amity, on view from March 4 - 29, 2017.

Arts, Culture & Fun Series Events

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mar 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Women Who Read Are Dangerous

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
What is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries?
Free!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mar 11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Opening Reception for City Birds

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
"City Birds" includes numerous paintings and monotypes of birds found in New York City’s parks, sidewalks, and window sills.
Free!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mar 14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights - Exploring Jupiter

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
From explosive volcanoes to icy mountains, come learn more about Jupiter and the beautiful diversity that surrounds it.
Free!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mar 18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Birds as Metaphors with Elana Amity

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Elana Amity as she reads passages from the "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe, followed by an art workshop.
Free!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mar 25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Book Presentation for City Birds by Elana Amity

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The artist will present her book, with a short talk about her process in illustrating Edgar Allan Poe's poem, followed by a Q&A. Books will be available.
Free!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Mar 31

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night

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

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night.
Free!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Apr 7

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night.
Free!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Apr 8

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night.
Free!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Apr 18

Arts, Culture & Fun: National Bird Screening

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

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
National Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war.
Free!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr 22

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Mobile Unit: Twelfth Night

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This season, the Mobile Unit celebrates 60 years of igniting dialogue and fostering new connections with a vibrant new production of the gender-bending, heart-mending comedy, Twelfth Night.
Free!

Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ancient Trees with Beth Moon

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join acclaimed photographer Beth Moon, author of "Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees", as she delves into her experience of traveling around the world to photograph these natural relics.
Free!

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