NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:29:01 GMT <![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 16, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-16 2018-08-16 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 16, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-16 2018-08-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamie Visits the Harbor: The Watercolors of Michael Mendel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel Date: August 16, 2018

"I can't believe that it has taken me 46 years to complete this challenging exhibit. A project that I never dreamt could possibly fulfill such an exciting promise, let alone take as long as it has! It started out innocently enough in the winter of 1972, on an early Sunday morning drive in and around New York City's fabled waterfront, accompanied by my then 4-year-old son James, plus an old Ciroflex camera and a few rolls of black and white film. I remember how fascinated the little fellow was by the sights, smells, and texture of the area. Since this visit occurred on a Sunday, all was quiet on the waterfront. There were, anchored right next to him, tugboats, cargo ships, ocean liners and U.S. naval vessels to name just a few of the more impressive sights. And then, I must not forget to make mention of the spectacular view from the Staten Island Ferry, of the Twin Towers looming proudly in the distance. Since that time many things have changed in and around the harbor. However, the nostalgia of that visit still dwells within and has been captured by me in this series of stunning watercolors executed over a period of years, with diminutive James ("Jamie") as poignant model." - Michael Mendel

Please note: Saturday's hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-16 2018-08-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b2bf6274cb. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/lucia-rappa-au-naturel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/lucia-rappa-au-naturel Date: August 16, 2018

Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition Au Naturel explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature. The “Armonia” series culminates in an intertwining of these natural forms - the nude female and the bare tree - in an attempt to bridge the connection between the two perceptions.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: “Armonia 4, Atlas Tree” acrylic on canvas 4” x 4”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-16 2018-08-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ab328b084f.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 16, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-16 2018-08-16 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/make-your-mark-at-a-rooftop-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/make-your-mark-at-a-rooftop-painting-workshop Date: August 16, 2018

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 program!

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary.

The class is for 18 years and older.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to hold your spot on Eventbrite: https://tdrooftoppaint.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 242 5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2018-08-16 2018-08-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b22b82b71519.JPG Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[A 'Spirited' Summer Saunter with Boroughs of the Dead]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/a-spirited-summer-saunter-with-boroughs-of-the-dead http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/16/a-spirited-summer-saunter-with-boroughs-of-the-dead Date: August 16, 2018

Join us for an enchanting summer evening in our “secret” 19th-century garden, followed by a Greenwich Village ghost tour. Arrive at 7:00 p.m. to sip wine in the twilight in the garden, then, when darkness begins to descends, follow your guide into a world of ghosts and chilling tales as we visit some of the historic neighborhood’s most notoriously haunted locations.

Hear stories of the Merchant’s House’s own strange and inexplicable occurrences; find out whether Washington Irving’s specter still visits town; meet the ghostly acquaintances of John Jacob Astor; discover Henry James’s real-life connections to the spirit world; delve into the dark life of Edgar Allan Poe … and more.

Walking tour lasts approximately 75 minutes, and covers 1.2 miles. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2018-08-16 2018-08-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:59:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 17, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-17 2018-08-17 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 17, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-17 2018-08-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamie Visits the Harbor: The Watercolors of Michael Mendel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel Date: August 17, 2018

"I can't believe that it has taken me 46 years to complete this challenging exhibit. A project that I never dreamt could possibly fulfill such an exciting promise, let alone take as long as it has! It started out innocently enough in the winter of 1972, on an early Sunday morning drive in and around New York City's fabled waterfront, accompanied by my then 4-year-old son James, plus an old Ciroflex camera and a few rolls of black and white film. I remember how fascinated the little fellow was by the sights, smells, and texture of the area. Since this visit occurred on a Sunday, all was quiet on the waterfront. There were, anchored right next to him, tugboats, cargo ships, ocean liners and U.S. naval vessels to name just a few of the more impressive sights. And then, I must not forget to make mention of the spectacular view from the Staten Island Ferry, of the Twin Towers looming proudly in the distance. Since that time many things have changed in and around the harbor. However, the nostalgia of that visit still dwells within and has been captured by me in this series of stunning watercolors executed over a period of years, with diminutive James ("Jamie") as poignant model." - Michael Mendel

Please note: Saturday's hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-17 2018-08-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b2bf6274cb. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/lucia-rappa-au-naturel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/lucia-rappa-au-naturel Date: August 17, 2018

Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition Au Naturel explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature. The “Armonia” series culminates in an intertwining of these natural forms - the nude female and the bare tree - in an attempt to bridge the connection between the two perceptions.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: “Armonia 4, Atlas Tree” acrylic on canvas 4” x 4”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-17 2018-08-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ab328b084f.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 17, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-17 2018-08-17 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/summer-streets Date: August 18, 2018

On the first three Saturdays in August between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk, and bike.

Activities
Enjoy live performances, zip-lining, adaptive basketball games, free fitness classes with Shape Up NYC, art and science workshops, and more along the route from City Hall Park to Central Park!

For a full list of activities along the route, please visit Summer Streets' website.

About Summer Streets
#SummerStreets is an annual celebration of New York City's most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2017, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets. For more information about Summer Streets, please visit nyc.gov/SummerStreets.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: City Hall Park,East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M013, M010 City Hall Park, Central Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71220016479492000, -74.00689697265625000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b62136b339d5.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:14:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 18, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamie Visits the Harbor: The Watercolors of Michael Mendel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel Date: August 18, 2018

"I can't believe that it has taken me 46 years to complete this challenging exhibit. A project that I never dreamt could possibly fulfill such an exciting promise, let alone take as long as it has! It started out innocently enough in the winter of 1972, on an early Sunday morning drive in and around New York City's fabled waterfront, accompanied by my then 4-year-old son James, plus an old Ciroflex camera and a few rolls of black and white film. I remember how fascinated the little fellow was by the sights, smells, and texture of the area. Since this visit occurred on a Sunday, all was quiet on the waterfront. There were, anchored right next to him, tugboats, cargo ships, ocean liners and U.S. naval vessels to name just a few of the more impressive sights. And then, I must not forget to make mention of the spectacular view from the Staten Island Ferry, of the Twin Towers looming proudly in the distance. Since that time many things have changed in and around the harbor. However, the nostalgia of that visit still dwells within and has been captured by me in this series of stunning watercolors executed over a period of years, with diminutive James ("Jamie") as poignant model." - Michael Mendel

Please note: Saturday's hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b2bf6274cb. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 18, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Lucia Rappa: Au Naturel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/lucia-rappa-au-naturel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/lucia-rappa-au-naturel Date: August 18, 2018

Artist Lucia Rappa’s exhibition Au Naturel explores the contrasts and similarities between the human form and nature. The “Armonia” series culminates in an intertwining of these natural forms - the nude female and the bare tree - in an attempt to bridge the connection between the two perceptions.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.

Image: “Armonia 4, Atlas Tree” acrylic on canvas 4” x 4”

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ab328b084f.jpg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:14:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/snug-harbor-art-architecture-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/snug-harbor-art-architecture-tour Date: August 18, 2018

Rediscover Snug Harbor on the Art and Architecture Tour! Hear the fascinating stories behind the architecture that put the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor on the map. Learn about the people responsible for 28 historic buildings dating from 1833, including six of the first New York City Landmarks and one of the finest collections of Greek Revival architecture. Visit Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and learn how Snug Harbor continues its role as a major art destination on Staten Island.

All tours begin at the Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road near the Carl Grillo Glass House with $10 admission ($8 for Snug Harbor Members and seniors). Visit http://snug-harbor.org/tour for details and ticketing. Enjoy a 10% discount at Harbor Eats when you present your tour ticket through September 30, 2018 (subject to Harbor Eats operating hours).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64357711603900000, -74.10317041979700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b3e2ed0f13ab.jpg Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day Date: August 18, 2018

Celebrate the summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum for our Free Family Days & Farmers Market! Drop-in between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for outdoor colonial games, seasonal activities, scavenger hunts and more!

Roll up your sleeves -- it’s time to get our hands dirty! Join us in our garden this month as we explore the growing plants, learn how families can garden together, and taste fresh vegetables right from the ground! Our own gardener will also be around to teach us some helpful tricks to nurture our own farms at home!

Explore inside the oldest house in New York City and tour the garden before stopping by the Farmers Market for organic Brooklyn grown produce.

Farmhouse Family Days are open to visitors of all ages and free to the public.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:59:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmhouse Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/farmhouse-family-day1 Date: August 18, 2018

Drop in every third Saturday of the month between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity each month.

Seasonal activities inside the historic house and around the gardens include scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities.

Family Day is open to everyone. Activities are designed for families with kids ages 4 to 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:14:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Printmaking with The Crafty Lumberjacks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/saturday-sculpture-workshop-print-making-with-the-crafty-lumberjacks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/saturday-sculpture-workshop-print-making-with-the-crafty-lumberjacks Date: August 18, 2018

Learn three different unconventional stamping techniques with HGTV’s Astoria residents, The Crafty Lumberjacks. Create your own stamps, modern prints, and get creative with color and texture!

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling 718.956.1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/biddle-house Date: August 18, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b3530b835719.JPG Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:14:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/gallery-tour Date: August 18, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator continues Wave Hill’s efforts to examine the ways that artists engage in ecological projects that present a call to action. The exhibition documents environmental art that explores persistent problems throughout New York City. In the Sunroom Project Space, Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall’s installation uses traditional landscape architecture, such as a conventional English garden maze, to expose the instability of identity in the United States. Working collaboratively since 2015, Dasgupta and Marshall’s work explores the dichotomy of the sanctuary—its ability to protect as well as restrict. In the Sun Porch, Katie Westmoreland’s presentation of kinetic tapestries responds to the space’s architecture, evoking the patterns cast by sunlight through trees and plants. Her immersive installation utilizes the passing light and shadow patterns of the day as active mediums in her work, calling attention to the sun’s enduring, inspirational qualities.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b33dada14d29.jpg Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:44:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's a Family Affair: Fort Greene-Farragut Old Timers Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/its-a-family-affair-fort-greenefarragut-old-timers-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/18/its-a-family-affair-fort-greenefarragut-old-timers-day Date: August 18, 2018

Join the The Fort Greene-Farragut Old Timers for It's a Family Affair: Fort Greene-Farragut Old Timers Day in Commodore Barry Park!

Enjoy free food, fun, and entertainment!

Additionally, Community Heroes, a community-based public art project will be unveiled as part of Old Timers Day. The exhibition celebrates the everyday heroes of the neighborhood in collaboration with local artists. With a focus on historic residents, we celebrate residents who have devoted work to strengthening and supporting their community.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2018-08-18 2018-08-18 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69729995727539000, -73.97889709472656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6d98fc8c9a7.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 10:29:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 19, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-19 2018-08-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 19, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-19 2018-08-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Paper Quilling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/adult-art-paper-quilling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/adult-art-paper-quilling Date: August 19, 2018

Quilling art transforms ordinary paper into beautiful creations! See some examples of different quilling techniques, and then make your very own quilled creation.

This program is for young adults aged 16 and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-08-19 2018-08-19 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 11:59:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Hip to Hip Theatre - King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/performance-hip-to-hip-theatre-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/performance-hip-to-hip-theatre-king-lear Date: August 19, 2018

Performance: King Lear, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him. Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the notion of power – who has it, how one obtains it, and how one defines it.

Kids & The Classics, 4:30 p.m.
Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks.” This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

Free. No RSVP is required.

Shakespeare in the Park is presented in partnership with Hip to Hip Theatre Company.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-08-19 2018-08-19 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 20, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-20 2018-08-20 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 20, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-20 2018-08-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 20, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-08-20 2018-08-20 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 20, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-08-20 2018-08-20 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 07 Aug 2018 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/20/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 20, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-08-20 2018-08-20 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 21, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-21 2018-08-21 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 21, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-21 2018-08-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamie Visits the Harbor: The Watercolors of Michael Mendel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel Date: August 21, 2018

"I can't believe that it has taken me 46 years to complete this challenging exhibit. A project that I never dreamt could possibly fulfill such an exciting promise, let alone take as long as it has! It started out innocently enough in the winter of 1972, on an early Sunday morning drive in and around New York City's fabled waterfront, accompanied by my then 4-year-old son James, plus an old Ciroflex camera and a few rolls of black and white film. I remember how fascinated the little fellow was by the sights, smells, and texture of the area. Since this visit occurred on a Sunday, all was quiet on the waterfront. There were, anchored right next to him, tugboats, cargo ships, ocean liners and U.S. naval vessels to name just a few of the more impressive sights. And then, I must not forget to make mention of the spectacular view from the Staten Island Ferry, of the Twin Towers looming proudly in the distance. Since that time many things have changed in and around the harbor. However, the nostalgia of that visit still dwells within and has been captured by me in this series of stunning watercolors executed over a period of years, with diminutive James ("Jamie") as poignant model." - Michael Mendel

Please note: Saturday's hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-21 2018-08-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b2bf6274cb. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 21, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-21 2018-08-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/gallery-tour Date: August 21, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator continues Wave Hill’s efforts to examine the ways that artists engage in ecological projects that present a call to action. The exhibition documents environmental art that explores persistent problems throughout New York City. In the Sunroom Project Space, Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall’sinstallation uses traditional landscape architecture, such as a conventional English garden maze, to expose the instability of identity in the United States. Working collaboratively since 2015, Dasgupta and Marshall’s work explores the dichotomy of the sanctuary—its ability to protect as well as restrict. In the Sun Porch, Katie Westmoreland’s presentation of kinetic tapestries responds to the space’s architecture, evoking the patterns cast by sunlight through trees and plants. Her immersive installation utilizes the passing light and shadow patterns of the day as active mediums in her work, calling attention to the sun’s enduring, inspirational qualities.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-08-21 2018-08-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b33ddd4a8a92.jpg Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:59:05 EDT
<![CDATA[First Draft: Herald Square Park Open Mic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/first-draft-herald-square-park-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/21/first-draft-herald-square-park-open-mic Date: August 21, 2018

Join us at a weekly open mic for all-ages. Produced in partnership with Urban Word NYC.

Note: There will be no performace on July 3rd for the holiday.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herald Square

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M036 Herald Square 2018-08-21 2018-08-21 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75030136108398400, -73.98760223388672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b34f2f996111.jpg Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 22, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-22 2018-08-22 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 22, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-22 2018-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamie Visits the Harbor: The Watercolors of Michael Mendel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel Date: August 22, 2018

"I can't believe that it has taken me 46 years to complete this challenging exhibit. A project that I never dreamt could possibly fulfill such an exciting promise, let alone take as long as it has! It started out innocently enough in the winter of 1972, on an early Sunday morning drive in and around New York City's fabled waterfront, accompanied by my then 4-year-old son James, plus an old Ciroflex camera and a few rolls of black and white film. I remember how fascinated the little fellow was by the sights, smells, and texture of the area. Since this visit occurred on a Sunday, all was quiet on the waterfront. There were, anchored right next to him, tugboats, cargo ships, ocean liners and U.S. naval vessels to name just a few of the more impressive sights. And then, I must not forget to make mention of the spectacular view from the Staten Island Ferry, of the Twin Towers looming proudly in the distance. Since that time many things have changed in and around the harbor. However, the nostalgia of that visit still dwells within and has been captured by me in this series of stunning watercolors executed over a period of years, with diminutive James ("Jamie") as poignant model." - Michael Mendel

Please note: Saturday's hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-22 2018-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b2bf6274cb. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 22, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-22 2018-08-22 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petite Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/adults-le-petite-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/adults-le-petite-art Date: August 22, 2018

Create a beautiful, colorful miniature work of art to take home.

  • July: Colorful Paper Mini Book
  • August: Colorful Mini Canvas Ana Banana Character
  • September: Colorful Mini Coaster A-Sailing We Will Go

For adults.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-22 2018-08-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b5982e517e.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 23, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-23 2018-08-23 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 23, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-23 2018-08-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamie Visits the Harbor: The Watercolors of Michael Mendel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel Date: August 23, 2018

"I can't believe that it has taken me 46 years to complete this challenging exhibit. A project that I never dreamt could possibly fulfill such an exciting promise, let alone take as long as it has! It started out innocently enough in the winter of 1972, on an early Sunday morning drive in and around New York City's fabled waterfront, accompanied by my then 4-year-old son James, plus an old Ciroflex camera and a few rolls of black and white film. I remember how fascinated the little fellow was by the sights, smells, and texture of the area. Since this visit occurred on a Sunday, all was quiet on the waterfront. There were, anchored right next to him, tugboats, cargo ships, ocean liners and U.S. naval vessels to name just a few of the more impressive sights. And then, I must not forget to make mention of the spectacular view from the Staten Island Ferry, of the Twin Towers looming proudly in the distance. Since that time many things have changed in and around the harbor. However, the nostalgia of that visit still dwells within and has been captured by me in this series of stunning watercolors executed over a period of years, with diminutive James ("Jamie") as poignant model." - Michael Mendel

Please note: Saturday's hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-23 2018-08-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b2bf6274cb. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 23, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-23 2018-08-23 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-at-a-rooftop-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/23/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-at-a-rooftop-painting-workshop Date: August 23, 2018

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 program!

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary.

The class is for 18 years and older.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to hold your spot on Eventbrite: https://tdrooftoppaint.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2018-08-23 2018-08-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b22b82b71519.JPG Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 24, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-24 2018-08-24 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Day: Herbaria]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/opening-day-herbaria http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/opening-day-herbaria Date: August 24, 2018

Through the preserved collection of specimens presented as part of Herbaria, explore the large variety of plant species that grow at QBG.

Viewing of the exhibit is included with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-24 2018-08-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1833f1d2665.jpg Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:59:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 24, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-24 2018-08-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamie Visits the Harbor: The Watercolors of Michael Mendel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel Date: August 24, 2018

"I can't believe that it has taken me 46 years to complete this challenging exhibit. A project that I never dreamt could possibly fulfill such an exciting promise, let alone take as long as it has! It started out innocently enough in the winter of 1972, on an early Sunday morning drive in and around New York City's fabled waterfront, accompanied by my then 4-year-old son James, plus an old Ciroflex camera and a few rolls of black and white film. I remember how fascinated the little fellow was by the sights, smells, and texture of the area. Since this visit occurred on a Sunday, all was quiet on the waterfront. There were, anchored right next to him, tugboats, cargo ships, ocean liners and U.S. naval vessels to name just a few of the more impressive sights. And then, I must not forget to make mention of the spectacular view from the Staten Island Ferry, of the Twin Towers looming proudly in the distance. Since that time many things have changed in and around the harbor. However, the nostalgia of that visit still dwells within and has been captured by me in this series of stunning watercolors executed over a period of years, with diminutive James ("Jamie") as poignant model." - Michael Mendel

Please note: Saturday's hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-24 2018-08-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b2bf6274cb. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/24/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 24, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-24 2018-08-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 25, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-25 2018-08-25 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamie Visits the Harbor: The Watercolors of Michael Mendel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/jamie-visits-the-harbor-the-watercolors-of-michael-mendel Date: August 25, 2018

"I can't believe that it has taken me 46 years to complete this challenging exhibit. A project that I never dreamt could possibly fulfill such an exciting promise, let alone take as long as it has! It started out innocently enough in the winter of 1972, on an early Sunday morning drive in and around New York City's fabled waterfront, accompanied by my then 4-year-old son James, plus an old Ciroflex camera and a few rolls of black and white film. I remember how fascinated the little fellow was by the sights, smells, and texture of the area. Since this visit occurred on a Sunday, all was quiet on the waterfront. There were, anchored right next to him, tugboats, cargo ships, ocean liners and U.S. naval vessels to name just a few of the more impressive sights. And then, I must not forget to make mention of the spectacular view from the Staten Island Ferry, of the Twin Towers looming proudly in the distance. Since that time many things have changed in and around the harbor. However, the nostalgia of that visit still dwells within and has been captured by me in this series of stunning watercolors executed over a period of years, with diminutive James ("Jamie") as poignant model." - Michael Mendel

Please note: Saturday's hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-25 2018-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b2bf6274cb. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 25, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-25 2018-08-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Aire Landscape Painting of Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/plein-aire-landscape-painting-of-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/plein-aire-landscape-painting-of-poe-cottage Date: August 25, 2018

Instructing artist, Emely Luna will teach plein air landscape painting the last Saturday of each month, weather permitting.

For adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-25 2018-08-25 11:30 am 1:00 pm 40.86555352721500000, -73.89418697357200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5cc16d0cf37.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/biddle-house Date: August 25, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-25 2018-08-25 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b3530b835719.JPG Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:14:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/gallery-tour Date: August 25, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow.

Ecological Consciousness: Artist as Instigator continues Wave Hill’s efforts to examine the ways that artists engage in ecological projects that present a call to action. The exhibition documents environmental art that explores persistent problems throughout New York City. In the Sunroom Project Space, Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall’s installation uses traditional landscape architecture, such as a conventional English garden maze, to expose the instability of identity in the United States. Working collaboratively since 2015, Dasgupta and Marshall’s work explores the dichotomy of the sanctuary—its ability to protect as well as restrict. In the Sun Porch, Katie Westmoreland’s presentation of kinetic tapestries responds to the space’s architecture, evoking the patterns cast by sunlight through trees and plants. Her immersive installation utilizes the passing light and shadow patterns of the day as active mediums in her work, calling attention to the sun’s enduring, inspirational qualities.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-08-25 2018-08-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b33dada14d29.jpg Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:44:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Opening: Tanda Francis' Adorn Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/public-art-opening-tanda-francis-adorn-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/public-art-opening-tanda-francis-adorn-me Date: August 25, 2018

Join NYC Parks for the opening of Tanda Francis' public art installation Adorn Me in Fort Greene Park.

Tanda Francis’ work examines the African presence in public space as a powerful force of beauty and cultural relevance. Inspired by African sculptural tradition, including Ife portraiture, Francis also incorporates Victorian and colonial ornamentation into her work. Adorn Me will address the underrepresentation of this demographic in public artworks, and provide a healing message during a time of heated debate over monuments erected as symbols of oppression and control.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant
Introduced in September 2016, the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant builds on Parks’ equity initiatives by bringing regular public art exhibits to parks that have historically lacked cultural programming. The $200,000 grant has been issued to a total of 20 artists over the course of two consecutive years, with $100,000 distributed to 10 artists in 2017, and $100,000 issued to another 10 artists this year. Each chosen artist receives $10,000 to execute their pieces. The first round of winning artists installed their pieces in June 2017, and each was on display for one year

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue at Washington Park (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-08-25 2018-08-25 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.69319915771484400, -73.97389984130860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b635d99f0a5a.jpeg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/26/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/26/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 26, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-26 2018-08-26 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/26/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/26/charles-addams-family-and-friends-exhibit Date: August 26, 2018

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.

The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.

Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-26 2018-08-26 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/26/breathbread-of-life-creating-treasures-with-wordplay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/26/breathbread-of-life-creating-treasures-with-wordplay Date: August 26, 2018

As part of the exhibition El Dorado (The Golden), writer Sherese Francis will lead a free poetry workshop inspired by the art installation. All ages are welcome to join. RSVP at Eventbrite.

Breath/Bread of Life: Creating Treasures with Wordplay
Language is fluid and moldable. We are constantly shaping it into new forms and meanings. This workshop will use language and sound concepts like etymology, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homonyms, homographs, onomatopoeia and similar sounding words within and between languages to play with meaning and definition. Through this wordplay, we will knead together new poetic creations, using language in unexpected ways and even creating new words. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite words from their own languages, both standard and informal, to experiment. Poem examples will include ones from Harryette Mullen, Latasha N. Nevada Diggs, David McCord, E.E. Cummings, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs, and forms like Macaronic verse and Dictionary/Thesaurus Entry poetry.

About the Installation: EL DORADO (meaning “The Golden” in English) is an art installation that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua (infant)” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold to reflect the 49% New Yorkers, presented as a contemporary archeological site. It also pays tribute to Lewis H. Latimer’s contribution to electrical light by adding a glowing-in-the-dark element in the guaguas. The installation will be on view till October 14, 2018.

This program and exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. It is part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Lewis H Latimer House

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Q497 Lewis H Latimer House 2018-08-26 2018-08-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76610183715800000, -73.82959747314500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1d60fde3e3f.jpg Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:59:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 27, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-27 2018-08-27 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 27, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-27 2018-08-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: August 27, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-08-27 2018-08-27 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: August 27, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:50 am

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-08-27 2018-08-27 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Tue, 07 Aug 2018 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/27/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: August 27, 2018

In 1799, a prosperous New York merchant named Archibald Gracie built a country house overlooking a bend in the East River, five miles north of the then-New York City limits. Little did he know that, more than 200 years later, his home would be serving as the official residence of the First Family of New York City—a place where history is made, not merely recorded.

As a historic house museum run by NYC Parks, sitting on 11 acres of grounds now known as Carl Schurz Park, Gracie Mansion has served as the home of 10 mayors, beginning first with Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1942. Today, Gracie Mansion is occupied by the de Blasio family, which has opened its doors in the spirit of the administration's motto: one city, rising together.

In celebration of our 75th Anniversary of Gracie being a mayoral residence, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray have introduced a new art installation, titled New York 1942. This is the second in a series of installations envisioning New York through the framework of Gracie Mansion as it has been inhabited over time. It includes artwork, documents and objects from the period that the La Guardias lived in Gracie, shown together to tell a more complete story of the overall historic context as perceived from diverse perspectives.

Tour Reservations

To RSVP for tour, please visit on.nyc.gov/gracietour.

Currently, Gracie Mansion is not offering group tours. If you are part of a private organization that would like to tour the house, please email your request, including the size of group, your name and the purpose of a tour, to gracieinfo@cityhall.nyc.gov and we will work to add you to one of the currently scheduled tours.

Photo ID required for entrance. No photography permitted in the interior. At the present time, tours are available in English only. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes in advance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 5:50 pm

Contact phone: (212) 676-3060

Location: Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2018-08-27 2018-08-27 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:59:57 EST
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/28/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/28/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 28, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-28 2018-08-28 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/28/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/28/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 28, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-28 2018-08-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[First Draft: Herald Square Park Open Mic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/28/first-draft-herald-square-park-open-mic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/28/first-draft-herald-square-park-open-mic Date: August 28, 2018

Join us at a weekly open mic for all-ages. Produced in partnership with Urban Word NYC.

Note: There will be no performace on July 3rd for the holiday.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herald Square

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M036 Herald Square 2018-08-28 2018-08-28 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75030136108398400, -73.98760223388672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b34f2f996111.jpg Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 29, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-29 2018-08-29 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 29, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-29 2018-08-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petite Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/adults-le-petite-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/adults-le-petite-art Date: August 29, 2018

Create a beautiful, colorful miniature work of art to take home.

  • July: Colorful Paper Mini Book
  • August: Colorful Mini Canvas Ana Banana Character
  • September: Colorful Mini Coaster A-Sailing We Will Go

For adults.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-08-29 2018-08-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b5982e517e.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/art-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/art-night Date: August 29, 2018

Painting, drawing, and sculputure are all forms of art that will be taught tonight. Anyone can be an artist and learn about these different forms of artistic expression. As you learn more about these forms of art, you can also contribute to community art, which is when people work together to create one piece of art. When completed, this community artwork will then be displayed in the recreation center. People of all ages can take part in these activities.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2018-08-29 2018-08-29 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.87669691244100000, -73.87855219841000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5dc3e45586d.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Watercolors on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/watercolors-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/watercolors-on-the-waterfront Date: August 29, 2018

Unleash your inner artist this summer and join us for Watercolors on the Water. Enjoy stunning sunset views while painting the famous NYC skyline or whatever else your heart desires!

Donna Levinstone, an LIC-based artist, will be on hand to provide tips and help you create your own masterpiece.

The event is free and all supplies are included!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2018-08-29 2018-08-29 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.74312210083000000, -73.96025848388700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b24157d3f798.JPG Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/30/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/30/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 30, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-30 2018-08-30 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance - Naima Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/30/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/30/arsneal-gallery-opening-reception-a-collective-utterance-naima-green Date: August 30, 2018

A Collective Utterance is a solo exhibition of photographs by the artist Naima Green, presenting a selection of images culled from her ongoing series “Jewels from The Hinterland” (2013–present). With black and brown artists, writers, culture workers, and thinkers positioned centrally in each image, the exhibition spans green spaces throughout New York City—such as Riverside Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Central Park—as well as select sites across the United States.

With each photograph, Green offers a statement of quietude, solace, insistence, and strength, making visible a community purportedly relegated to the margins, yet who critically inform dominant tastes and trends. These gentle, nuanced compositions are particularly urgent within the context of seemingly interminable sociopolitical crisis, where black and brown bodies are continually imaged as sites of violence and trauma. Within the framework of A Collective Utterance, each individual is left to be—in all of their tenderness, complexities, and intricacies.

A Collective Utterance is organized by Oluremi C. Onabanjo.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-08-30 2018-08-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1040e425388.jpg Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/31/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/31/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: August 31, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-08-31 2018-08-31 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 1, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-01 2018-09-01 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Painting Outdoors with Elizabeth, Susie and Harriet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/family-art-project-painting-outdoors-with-elizabeth-susie-and-harriet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/family-art-project-painting-outdoors-with-elizabeth-susie-and-harriet Date: September 1, 2018

Follow the adventurous and passionate spirit of trailblazing Hudson River School painters Elizabeth Gilbert Jerome, Susie M. Barstow, and Harriet Cany Peale. Hear stories about their intrepid pursuit of painting nature. Then relish the last days of summer in our annual, outdoor painting project, using watercolor paint and pencils to translate what you see into shapes, tones, and marks of light.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-09-01 2018-09-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6882caae9cc.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:14:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Snug Harbor Art & Architecture Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/snug-harbor-art-architecture-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/snug-harbor-art-architecture-tour Date: September 1, 2018

Rediscover Snug Harbor on the Art and Architecture Tour! Hear the fascinating stories behind the architecture that put the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor on the map. Learn about the people responsible for 28 historic buildings dating from 1833, including six of the first New York City Landmarks and one of the finest collections of Greek Revival architecture. Visit Snug Harbor’s Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and learn how Snug Harbor continues its role as a major art destination on Staten Island.

All tours begin at the Visitor Information Booth on Chapel Road near the Carl Grillo Glass House with $10 admission ($8 for Snug Harbor Members and seniors). Visit snug-harbor.org/tour for details and ticketing. Enjoy a 10% discount at Harbor Eats when you present your tour ticket through September 30, 2018 (subject to Harbor Eats operating hours).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3504

Location: Visitor Information Booth (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2018-09-01 2018-09-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64357711603900000, -74.10317041979700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b3e2ed0f13ab.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:29:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/biddle-house Date: September 1, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-01 2018-09-01 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b3530b835719.JPG Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:14:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands On History: 18th Century Music and Sing-Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/hands-on-history-18th-century-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/01/hands-on-history-18th-century-music Date: September 1, 2018

Come listen to and enjoy live 18th century music at King Manor, performed by Larry Moser (hammered dulcimer) and Mary Nagin (fiddle)! Make your own shaker instrument, decorate it, and dance and play along to tunes that Rufus King and his family would have listened to in their home. Then visit the rest of the museum and learn more about Rufus King - Founding Father and early voice in the anti-slavery movement.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, adults also welcome!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (7180 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-09-01 2018-09-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:59:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/02/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/02/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 2, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-02 2018-09-02 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Painting Outdoors with Elizabeth, Susie and Harriet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/02/family-art-project-painting-outdoors-with-elizabeth-susie-and-harriet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/02/family-art-project-painting-outdoors-with-elizabeth-susie-and-harriet Date: September 2, 2018

Follow the adventurous and passionate spirit of trailblazing Hudson River School painters Elizabeth Gilbert Jerome, Susie M. Barstow and Harriet Cany Peale. Hear stories about their intrepid pursuit of painting nature. Then relish the last days of summer in our annual, outdoor painting project, using watercolor paint and pencils to translate what you see into shapes, tones and marks of light.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-09-02 2018-09-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6b13d292f8b.jpg Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/03/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/03/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 3, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-03 2018-09-03 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/04/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/04/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 4, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-04 2018-09-04 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/05/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/05/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 5, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-05 2018-09-05 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petite Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/05/adults-le-petite-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/05/adults-le-petite-art Date: September 5, 2018

Create a beautiful, colorful miniature work of art to take home.

  • July: Colorful Paper Mini Book
  • August: Colorful Mini Canvas Ana Banana Character
  • September: Colorful Mini Coaster A-Sailing We Will Go

For adults.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-09-05 2018-09-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b5982e517e.jpg Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:44:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/06/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/06/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 6, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-06 2018-09-06 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Class in Watercolors with Asuka Hishiki]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/06/class-in-watercolors-with-asuka-hishiki http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/06/class-in-watercolors-with-asuka-hishiki Date: September 6, 2018

Held just prior to the opening weekend of the American Society of Botanical Artists’ 21st Annual International, an exhibition in Glyndor Gallery, this exclusive master class is an exploration of botanical art in watercolors led by Asuka Hishiki, 2012 Wave Hill Winter Workspace artist and 2018 ASBA exhibiting artist.

Absorb the beauty of Wave Hill’s fall bounty and study scientific details as you paint.

Morning coffee and boxed lunch included. Some experience painting botanicals required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-09-06 2018-09-06 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b688e02e9875.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark: Rooftop Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/06/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-at-a-rooftop-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/06/arts-culture-fun-make-your-mark-at-a-rooftop-painting-workshop Date: September 6, 2018

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 program!

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, plus basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary.

The class is for 18 years and older.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to hold your spot on Eventbrite: https://tdrooftoppaint.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2018-09-06 2018-09-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72953033447265600, -74.00550842285156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b22b82b71519.JPG Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:44:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/07/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/07/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 7, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-07 2018-09-07 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: September 8, 2018

The Tottenville Historical Society invites you to visit Alice’s Garden, an arrangement of rare and unique architectural terra cotta ornaments. The garden is dedicated to the artisans of the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., Tottenville, who crafted them more than 100 years ago.

The sculptured pieces, displayed with native plants in a natural landscape on the side lawn of the Biddle House, 70 Satterlee Street, exemplify the artistry of the firm’s talented but, for the most part, anonymous workforce.

Alice’s Garden is free and open to the public during regular park hours. Additional information about the Atlantic Terra Cotta Co. is available inside the H.H. Biddle House (open Saturdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment)

The garden is made available with funding support from The Staten Island Foundation, The Nicotra Foundation, and members of the Tottenville Historical Society.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 887-9125

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-08 2018-09-08 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6208d71d65b.jpg Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:29:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop: Workshop on the Street with Amy Khosbin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/saturday-sculpture-workshop-workshop-on-the-street-with-amy-khosbin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/saturday-sculpture-workshop-workshop-on-the-street-with-amy-khosbin Date: September 8, 2018

This is a wearable banner-making workshop with the artist who activated Socrates Sculpture Park’s Broadway Billboard with her work Word on the Street: Love Not Hatred.

Participants are invited to respond honestly and creatively to the political climate of today by making capes, sashes, badges, signs, and banners out of colorful felt. Participants are encouraged to wear their gear to simply celebrate their freedom of speech or to their next protest. The point of the workshop is to spark face-to-face political dialogue, connection, and physical creative response. Everyone is welcome in this safe space for participation and engagement.

Please note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-09-08 2018-09-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:59:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Open House: H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/biddle-house Date: September 8, 2018

Now a NYC landmark designated house located within Conference House Park, the H.H. Biddle House is a grand Greek Revival building with double height porticos that sits atop clay colored bluffs overlooking the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. Built in 1845 by Henry Hogg Biddle, who operated the Staten Island-Perth Amboy Ferry, it now houses local Tottenville historical items along with nature inspired artwork.

Thru the end of the year is an exhibit of Museum of Navigation and Communication: Immigrants-The Roots of Maritime Innovation. Also feel free to explore the adjacent terracotta garden, the beachfront and grounds of this NYC historic treasure.

Free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-09-08 2018-09-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b3530b835719.JPG Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:14:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Exhibitions Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/fall-exhibitions-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/fall-exhibitions-opening Date: September 8, 2018

Meet the artists and curators of our fall exhibitions. In a new collaboration, Wave Hill is partnering with the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) to produce and host ASBA’s 21st Annual International.

ASBA’s mission is to provide a thriving, interactive community dedicated to perpetuating the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art. This juried exhibition consists of two-dimensional, original botanical art, including some specimens found at Wave Hill. In the Sunroom Project Space, Ashton Agbomenou’s new project stems from his time in Wave Hill’s 2018 Winter Workspace. Seeking synchronicity in the African diaspora, Agbomenou constructs visual mementos through his collage-like, layered-painting process, drawing inspiration from Wave Hill’s natural resources. Bronx-born, Dominican-American artist Yelaine Rodriguez works on a new series for the Sun Porch. Using photography, video and performance, Rodriguez creates a unique narrative that examines self-identity and draws inspiration from the colors and textures in nature and from her experience of Wave Hill’s landscape during the 2018 Winter Workspace program.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2018-09-08 2018-09-08 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b689698f19e8.jpg Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:14:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival Minokan: A Song and Drum Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/festival-minokan-a-song-drum-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/festival-minokan-a-song-drum-celebration Date: September 8, 2018

Join Fanmi Asòtò for a festival of Haitian singing and drumming. A Lakou Souvenance ceremony honoring the spirits of Dahomey with music, dancing, and food.

2:30 Drum Workshop for all ages

3:00 Song workshop for all ages

4:00 Kriyol Dance! Collective Performance

4:30 Fanmi Asòtò Performance and Presentation

Open to all who wish to learn about and experience this traditional Haitian celebration.

Free for children under 6.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2018-09-08 2018-09-08 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af457e70c3e4.jpg Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:59:05 EDT