Arts, Culture & Fun Series

This spring, Arts, Culture & Fun is offering FREE outdoor workshops with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in our parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

We encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs. Programs may be modified, rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns. 

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

Arts, Culture & Fun Series Events

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

May11

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Artist Sonomi Kobayashi 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, May 12, 2021

May12

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Outdoors at Poe Visitor CenterBronx

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Amy DiGi will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as our inspiration. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.
Free!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

May13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Jazz Concert with Art Baron & Friends

at Gertrude Ederle PlaygroundManhattan

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Art Baron made a notable appearance on Stevie Wonder's Music of My Mind, and then joined the Duke Ellington Band at age 23. He went on to work with many major artists including Buddy Rich, Sam Rivers, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, and James Taylor.
Free!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May18

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Vincent F. Albano Jr Playground (in Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Artist Sonomi Kobayashi 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, May 19, 2021

May19

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Outdoors at Poe Visitor CenterBronx

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Amy DiGi will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as our inspiration. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.
Free!

Friday, May 21, 2021

May21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Drawing Workshop

at Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)Queens This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Andrew Griffith from the Art Students League's Seeds of League will teach you how to draw using nature as your inspiration. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.
Free!

May21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Kim Clarke and Digology Crew

at 41st Avenue Entrance (in Queensbridge Park)Queens

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Queens native Kim Clarke is a sought-after bassist in both the jazz and R&B realms, best known for her long associations with jazz legend Bertha Hope and the influential funk group Defunkt.
Free!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

May25

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Sakura ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Artist Sonomi Kobayashi 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, May 26, 2021

May26

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Five Amigos

at Outdoors at Poe Visitor CenterBronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a special performance by the longtime band of the late, great percussionist Ray Mantilla who was instrumental in bringing Latin percussion to jazz.
Free!

May26

Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Painting Workshop

at Outdoors at Poe Visitor CenterBronx

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Amy DiGi will teach you how to draw and paint using nature as our inspiration. All levels from beginners to advanced are welcome.
Free!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

May27

Arts, Culture & Fun: The Phil Young Experience

at 135 Street Lawn (in St. Nicholas Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
A much-loved figure in the uptown community, Phil Young has played with legendary figures like Bobby "Blue" Bland, Jimi Hendrix, George Benson, Art Farmer, and Dizzy Gillespie.
Free!

Friday, May 28, 2021

May28

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dancing in the Streets

at Outdoors at Poe Visitor CenterBronx

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join It’s Showtime NYC! for an all-ages street dance class with a range of teaching artists who perform and teach flexn, litefeet, hip hop, and other street and club dance forms.
Free!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Jun15

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dancing in the Streets

at Outdoors at Poe Visitor CenterBronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join It’s Showtime NYC! for an all-ages street dance class with a range of teaching artists who perform and teach flexn, litefeet, hip hop and other street and club dance forms.
Free!

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