Arts, Culture & Fun Series

This summer, Arts, Culture & Fun is offering FREE outdoor art workshops and concerts in parks citywide.

Know Before You Go:

For everyone's safety, we are asking all participants to observe the following guidelines:

  • Please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated or cannot maintain social distance.
  • All individuals should maintain social distancing of six feet during programming, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Wash your hands before attending a program.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

Visit Arts, Culture & Fun at Parks@Home to explore a fun range of virtual activities picked by our staff.

Arts, Culture & Fun Series Events

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jul28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Outdoors at the Field House (in Soundview Park)Bronx

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Jon Bunge will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration.
Free!

Jul28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Free!

Jul28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing Workshop

at Loreto PlaygroundBronx

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Amberrose Venus-Gordon will lead a workshop teaching you how to draw people and nature.
Free!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Aug 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Free!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Aug 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor and Drawing Workshop

at Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)Bronx

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Artist John Vargas will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Free!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Aug 5

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Levy Playground Fieldhouse (in Levy Playground)Staten Island

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Free!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Playground for All Children Field House (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Teaching artists will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration.
Free!

Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Mullaly Bike Park/Skate Park (in Mullaly Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration.
Free!

Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor and Drawing Workshop

at Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)Bronx

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Artist John Vargas will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Free!

Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Forbidden Planet

at Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.
Free!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aug13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Kym Lawrence

at Ballfield (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This Harlem born Chanteuse is a master storyteller with a soulful taste of song; as an international vocalist Kym has been performing well over 35 years in US, Europe and Asia.
Free!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Arts, Culture & Fun: Casablanca

at Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
Free!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Aug17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Free!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Aug18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Playground for All Children Field House (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Teaching artists will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration.
Free!

Aug18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Mullaly Bike Park/Skate Park (in Mullaly Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration.
Free!

Aug18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor and Drawing Workshop

at Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)Bronx

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Artist John Vargas will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Free!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Aug25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Playground for All Children Field House (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Teaching artists will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration.
Free!

Aug25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Mullaly Bike Park/Skate Park (in Mullaly Park)Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration.
Free!

Aug25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor and Drawing Workshop

at Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park)Bronx

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Artist John Vargas will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Free!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Aug26

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Austin J. McDonald PlaygroundStaten Island

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Artist Kenneth Fitzpatrick will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as your inspiration. Learn about light, color, and design while making art en plein air (outside).
Free!

Aug26

Arts, Culture & Fun; Celebrate the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with David Schnitter Quintet

at Outdoors at Hansborough Recreation Center

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The esteemed tenor saxophonist David Schnitter is well known for his work with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Frank Foster, and Richard "Groove" Holmes, as well as with Charlie Parker's bandmate Red Rodney.
Free!

Aug26

Arts, Culture & Fun: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

at Outdoors at Hansborough Recreation Center

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A feature documentary on the life and music of this renowned jazz pianist, composer and arranger.
Free!

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