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Arts, Culture & Fun Series

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

Arts, Culture & Fun is committed to making the arts accessible by offering events that are free and open to the public in NYC Parks recreation centers and parks across the five boroughs. Arts, Culture & Fun captures the essence of the city with all of its diversity, sophistication, and innovation.

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!

Arts, Culture & Fun at the Lenape Gallery

Visit the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Visitor Center to check out our new Arts, Culture & Fun exhibit: Conference House: Inside Out. View the “bones” through blueprint drawings and photographs highlighting the architecture of this National and New York City landmark. On view through October 21.

Arts, Culture & Fun Series Events

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sep 20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop watercolor painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program!
Free!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sep 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Strictly Tango!

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special afternoon with a Taste of Tango.
Free!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oct 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Chess Night

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park
Free!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Swing!

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

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre — The Lindy Hop! We will be swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem Jazz greats and more to spice it up.
Free!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oct 13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Photo Night

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park
Free!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Oct 20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Drum Circle

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park!
Free!

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