The Daily Plant : Friday, July 20, 2007
This Weekend In Parks
Get crafty with the family this weekend at Wave Hill. Create your own custom-made sunglasses and have visions of lush gardens and river scenery seen through rose, blue, green, or purple-colored lenses. Join us at Kerlin Learning Center (675 West 252nd Street), Saturday through Monday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 718-549-3200.
This Saturday in Brooklyn, CityParks presents Camille A. Brown and Washington Reflections, a celebration of modern dance. Camille A. Brown is one of New York’s most exciting young choreographers. The New York Times observed: "Ms. Brown presents the dancing body as a vehicle for overt religious celebration…[mixing] modern dance techniques with West African dance elements." Washington Reflections was founded by Dance Theater Of Harlem alum Fabian Barnes. Washington Reflections thus brings a distinctly urban, inner city perspective to the modern dance world. The New York Times has praised the company, noting that Washington Reflections’ dancers "perform Olympian solos with marvelous precision."
The performances will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Herbert Von King Park.
Keep missing out on Shakespeare in Central Park? Fear not. This weekend and next, the Hudson Warehouse presents "The Other Free Shakespeare in the Park." Enjoy outdoor performances of As You Like It at Riverside Park, at the North Patio of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.
Performances are Thursday through Sunday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 212-560-6579.
This weekend, have fun with history! Enjoy an afternoon of 18th and 19th century games at King Manor Museum in Rufus King Park, including hoop and stick, graces, and historic board games. Participation costs 50 cents. Let the games begin! Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 718-206-0545.
At Historic Richmond Town this Saturday, experience a traditional dinner, with spit-roasted meat, oven-baked bread, hand-churned butter, seasonal vegetables, salads and fruit pies. Enjoy the meal with live music and historical vignettes. $45 ($40 for members of the Staten Island Historical Society). Historic Richmond Town is located at 441 Clarke Avenue. For more information, call 718-351-1611.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
Directions to Riverside Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
The northernmost A-dock at the 79th Street Boat Basin is currently closed to public access for structural enhancements. The dock will be further supported with non-wood pilings and a new wave screen.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016
Riverside Park (72nd Street)
The kayak launch site at 72nd Street in Riverside Park is closed for the season. Please visit The New York City Water Trail page to find other kayak launches.
Riverside Park Weather
- NYC Parks Celebrates Joan Of Arc Statue Centennial—First Ever Statue Of A Woman Erected In An NYC Park
- NYC Parks Issues Request For Proposals For Outdoor Café At The 79Th Street Rotunda In Riverside Park
- NYC Parks Continues Sandy Recovery And Breaks Ground On Reconstruction Of Historic 79Th Street Boat Basin A-dock