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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 Exhibit: My Body is a Landscape / The Landscape is a Body

This exhibition of video and photography collects the array of emotions and biological forms that generate a living anatomy: the anatomy of the artist’s own bodies and minds and the anatomy of the landscapes they inhabit. Check it out at Conference House Park.

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Arts, Culture & Fun Series Events

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dia De Los Muertos

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

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with live music, traditional dance and parade, Calaveras Literarias (poetry readings), community altars, art workshops, and much more.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Nov 5

Arts, Culture & Fun: Night Sky: Taurid Meteor Shower

at Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Taurid Meteor Shower produces five to 10 meteors per hour!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nov 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Astronomy

at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events.

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…

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Nov 15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Chat with an expert from NASA, look for stars and planets, and learn about the search for the nearest inhabitable planet.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nov 17

Arts, Culture & Fun: Conversation Series

at CANVAS Institute of Art, Culture & Civic Engagement , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Yanni Brooks, Spoken Word Artist will grace the stage with an electrifying performance. Yanni's creatively crafted delivery of poetry will leave you on the edge of your seat, wanting…

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dec 2

Arts, Cutlure & Fun: Conversation Series

at Staten Island Culture Lounge , Staten Island

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jessica Kratz will perform thought provoking spoken word with her infectious energy that inspires all. Jessica has published two childrens' books The Lucky Lighthouse and Sleigh Bells…

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec 10

Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening

at Owen Dolen Recreaton Center , Bronx

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After…

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dec 31

Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies

at Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some of the pathways of lower Central Park to see where some of these iconic films were made.

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