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Arts, Culture & Fun Series

guests dance at an outdoor dance class and open dance event at a waterfront park

Through Arts, Culture & Fun programs, you can look up to the sky through telescopes from rooftops and parks at the "Dark Night, Bright Lights" series in partnership with the Amateur Astronomers Association and the Urban Park Rangers; learn how to swing, salsa, and tango in our dance series "Dance Away the Night"; try your hand at an artistic pursuit in our art workshop series "Make Your Mark"; join inspirational talks and workshops at the "Inspire You and Conversation Series"; and so much more!

Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel

Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition Au Naturel explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature. See the exhibit at the Conference House Park Visitor Center on Mondays through Saturdays, from July 13 through August 18, 2018. Learn more about the Au Naturel exhibition

Arts, Culture & Fun Series Events

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jul18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing at the Conference House

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing from life by observing natural and man-made settings while exploring beautiful Conference House Park.
Free!

Jul18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Japanese Drummers

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This exciting group draws from Japan's rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Free!

Jul18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Staten Island Outdoor Film Festival: Viva Las Vegas

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

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Elvis Presley has a swinging time in the gambling mecca when he enters his race car in a big event, and goes wheel-to-wheel with his archrival as they compete on the track and for the love of a singer.
Free!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Jul20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert

at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Experience the thunderous rhythms of ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes.
Free!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Jul21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Rockin' Rollerblades

at Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Skate away to some boogie-down tunes under the stars at Orchard Beach. Free skate rental or bring your own wheels.
Free!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jul25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing at the Conference House

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing from life by observing natural and man-made settings while exploring beautiful Conference House Park.
Free!

Jul25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance

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

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more!
Free!

Jul25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Staten Island Film Festival: Bye Bye Birdie

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

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
A high-school girl is chosen from legions of fans to give one last kiss to a drafted rock star before he goes into the Armed Services, and a frustrated tunesmith hopes to capitalize on the stunt.
Free!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Aug 1

Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing at the Conference House

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

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Participants of all levels will learn tips and techniques to drawing from life by observing natural and man-made settings while exploring beautiful Conference House Park.
Free!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Aug 4

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation CenterQueens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Aug 9

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the NIght with Tango in the Park

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes!
Free!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance

at St. Mary's ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more!
Free!

Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Aug11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Celebration of Ingmar Bergman - Movie Screening: Autumn Sonata

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca.
Free!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Aug15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Strictly Tango

at Hunter's Point South ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Ever want to visit Argentina? The home of the romantic tango? Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun.
Free!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Aug16

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug22

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

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Event

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aug23

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Aug23

Arts, Culture & Fun presents Dance Away the NIght with Tango in the Park

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

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes! Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun.
Free!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Aug29

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Strictly Tango

at Hunter's Point South ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Ever want to visit Argentina? The home of the romantic tango? Come spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Everyone will learn, dance and have fun.
Free!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sep 6

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sep13

Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join artist Amy Digi for an outdoor water color painting and monotypes printmaking workshop at sunset, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League…
Free!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sep15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away with the City Stompers

at John J Carty ParkBrooklyn

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
NYC Parks and the City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music.
Free!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep29

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Queensboro Dance Festival is an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

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