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 Sun, 18 Nov 2018 19:15:35 GMT <![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: Fall Botanicals in Gouache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/art-workshop-fall-botanicals-in-gouache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/art-workshop-fall-botanicals-in-gouache Date: November 18, 2018

Join 2018 ASBA exhibiting artist Carrie Di Costanzo for a botanical painting workshop focusing on seasonal fruits and foliage.

Learn techniques of dry brush, glazing, mixing and experimenting with semi-transparent and semi-opaque gouache. A list of all necessary materials is provided.

Suitable for all levels. Lunch break provided, lunch not included.

Please note: Registration is required, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

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 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 9:30 am 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b719abf5d2c1.jpg Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:28:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: November 18, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Memory Project: Poetry & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/memory-project-poetry-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/memory-project-poetry-art Date: November 18, 2018

Poet and artist Olena Jennings presents her work The Memory Project, inspired by a photo album that was handed down to her by her Ukranian grandparents. Through poems, photographs, and textiles, Jennings addresses her ancestors' connection with a new land and the memories of the land they left behind. The event will feature culinary art by Olesia Lew and a wine reception.

The Memory Project is made possible in part by Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2018-11-18 2018-11-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 12:44:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden Closing Reception: Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/art-in-the-garden-closing-reception-impressive-plants-selections-from-our-herbarium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/18/art-in-the-garden-closing-reception-impressive-plants-selections-from-our-herbarium Date: November 18, 2018

Enjoy one last look at the exhibit, Impressive Plants, Selections from Our Herbarium. Explore the large variety of plant species that grow at QBG through this preserved collection of specimens.

Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-11-18 2018-11-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bc0a790d7652.PNG Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:14:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: November 19, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

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 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: November 19, 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 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: November 19, 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 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/19/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: November 19, 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 2018-11-19 2018-11-19 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/20/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/20/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-20 2018-11-20 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/20/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/20/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: November 20, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

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 2018-11-20 2018-11-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/20/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/20/gallery-tour Date: November 20, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. In a new collaboration, Wave Hill is partnering with the American Society of Botanical Artists 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, Keren Anavy, creating a conservatory from man-made materials, responds to Wave Hill’s late-fall landscape. Suspended from the ceiling, abstract paintings on translucent Mylar dip into shallow pools of ink and correspond to the changing colors of Wave Hill’s seasonal plants. Anavy is also collaborating with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy on Utopia, a dance performance, which will be presented in the gallery. Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2018-11-20 2018-11-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71a1daeee1d.jpg Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:44:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/21/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/21/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-21 2018-11-21 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/21/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/21/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: November 21, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

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 2018-11-21 2018-11-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/21/adults-le-petite-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/21/adults-le-petite-art Date: November 21, 2018

Adults will create miniature, detailed works of art, (hyper petite, ACEO's and miniatures. Participants will learn, though small, works can be quite detailed, requiring great concentration. Participants are encouraged to take their time so as to produce their fully developed piece. Adults are encouraged to decide what their project will be using canvas, paper, fabric, items from home, etc. Take inspiration from the holiday and fall season, as well as the art in the gallery space. Participants are encouraged to share ideas and support each other.

  • October - Paper and Cardboard Inchies create 1" - 3" square works of art
  • November - ACEO still Life create a beutiful still life piece
  • December - Whimsical Winter Wonder Holiday Gifts make gifts inspired by our winter show

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 2018-11-21 2018-11-21 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b5982e517e.jpg Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/22/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/22/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-22 2018-11-22 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/22/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/22/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: November 22, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

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 2018-11-22 2018-11-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/23/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/23/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-23 2018-11-23 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition - City as Ecosystem: NYC Urban Field Station Artists Residency]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/23/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/23/exhibition-city-as-ecosystem-nyc-urban-field-station-artists-residency Date: November 23, 2018

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together with their Artists in Residence program to foster new ideas and programs about urban conservation, environmental stewardship, land management, and community resilience.

By engaging artists in thinking about social-ecological systems and natural resource management, the program applies creative approaches to make complex systems and concepts more accessible. This exhibition highlights projects explored in a variety of media by UFS resident artists Katie Holten, Matthew Jensen, Mary Mattingly, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, and Adam Stoltman. The NYC UFS is a partnership between The USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and the Natural Areas Conservancy.

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 2018-11-23 2018-11-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997100000, -73.97129821777300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b855d59916d4.JPG Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:29:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/23/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/23/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: November 23, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-23 2018-11-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Processing: A Gowanus Swim Society Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/23/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/23/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park Date: November 23, 2018

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2018 - February 15, 2019
Hours: Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., or by appointment; please call (718) 768-3195

Participating Artists: Jessica Dalrymple, John Fisk, Natalie Fisk, Abigail Groff Hernandez, Kristen Haskell, Melissa Johnson, Suzy Kopf, Mary Negro

Curated by: Katherine Gressel

“Processing” is defined as “a series of changes taking place in a definite manner,” including the “systematic organization, treatment or preparation of materials.” The artists in Processing all manipulate art materials through intentional, systematic procedures that sometimes incorporate chance. The resulting work teeters between representation and abstraction – teasing recognizable forms out of abstract ones or abstracting recognizable elements through stripping down or layering/obscuring. Specific works were selected for the exhibition that can trace the evolution of most artists’ work processes.

Psychologists refer to “processing trauma” as transforming painful emotions into constructive meaning. Many of these artists view their practice as a way to elucidate or overcome specific personal or societal obsessions, fears, or anxieties—such that the manipulation of art materials becomes a therapeutic process.

The opening of Processing coincided with Gowanus Open Studios (GOS) an annual weekend-long event in which local artists invite the public into their studios. By continuing to participate in GOS each year, Old Stone House hopes to both support local artists and call attention to their increased displacement from this community as a result of gentrification. Once all based out of a no longer extant central Gowanus location, the Gowanus Swim Society artists are now dispersed across New York City or other cities. These shifts have also impacted their individual and collective work processes.

Artwork:

Kristen Haskell describes their work process as “a cycle of creating, narrating, abstracting, studying, organizing, and disorganizing.” Their recent work centers around common fears, both rational and irrational, from spiders to losing one’s teeth. It is created in two stages: the wet energy stage, in which Haskell “lets out their aggression quickly” with Sumi Ink and Fluid Acrylic; and the meditative linear stage, where the artist often creates “new characters” from the forms, patterns, and lines within the more spontaneous shapes created during the first stage.

Free-form ink blots are also the starting point for John Fisk’s ongoing “Inklins” series. He uses an eyedropper to create splatters on watercolor paper with organic lines and naturally-occurring shading. He then turns each one into a macabre creature, inspired by the psychology of Rorschach tests, horror entertainment, and cartoon animation.

Mary Negro and Natalie Fisk, by contrast, begin with recognizable symbols and texts which they alter and conceal to the point of being barely recognizable. Mary Negro uses colored pencil to layer streams of handwritten, stream-of-consciousness text across large paper. The sentences are then contoured with ink, further disabling the viewer’s ability to read the text, which collapses into a thick web of gestural marks. Negro’s journaling method helps her process difficult personal and political events, “visualizing a sense of overwhelm, frustration, or tension, while simultaneously evoking contemporary issues related to censorship, transparency, memory, and record-keeping.”

Natalie Fisk provides a window into her Mexican-American and female identities through the negative and positive spaces created in hand- cut and painted papel picado, often collaged upon other domestic patterns as well as feminist comics. Fisk aims to “push and pull her viewer through various degrees of clarification, capturing the space between identified subject and affable uncertainty.”

Abigail Groff Hernandez’s latest work addresses the physical behaviors that mark her father’s descent into dementia, such as folding cloth and tearing paper. The obsessive detail in her depictions of crumpled metallic paper renders their subject barely recognizable and invites a range of interpretations. “At their most basic, the drawings are depicting the breakdown of shapes created by folding and crumpling…in practice, they are an observational, rhythmic and methodical way to find mindfulness and order amidst heartbreaking, hopeless circumstances.”

Jessica Dalrymple and Suzy Kopf’s more representational work deeply investigates and re-frames our natural and built environment. Jessica Dalrymple’s Native/Non Native and NYC Natural paintings exhaustively catalog and advocate for plant and animal species found in cities. After accumulating photos and sketches while immersed in the landscape, Dalrymple fuses them together into compositions that often obscure traditional perspectives and juxtapose painterly and photo-realistic elements to “express harmonies between nature and the city.”

Suzy Kopf is interested in the “American propensity towards sameness, which stands in direct contrast with our supposed fierce need to be unique.” Also working from both her photographs and memory, Kopf often strips her urbanscapes of detail to focus on their most iconic shapes, colors, and symbols. Her paintings in Processing document Puerto Rico’s Levittown, which she visited in March 2017 before the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. This planned housing community teleported midcentury design while being peppered with current automobiles and references to contemporary life. The work addresses such personal and societal tensions as, “What does it mean to be at home in the beautiful and the banal? What does prosperity for all mean in a time when we know we can’t all have it?”

Melissa Johnson’s music video The Look suggests the potential of breaking with fashion and performance conventions to express a rich inner world. Through a series of fantasy dressing room scenes in a fantasy mall, lead character Melody Henson finds empowerment through her unique style. With song and movement, the protagonist communicates her belief in “self-expression, sisterhood, and the power of diversity.”

About Gowanus Swim Society:

Gowanus Swim Society is a select group of mostly Brooklyn-based artists who meet regularly, exhibit often and provide a forum for sharing information and artist resources. The artists function as a collective and hold monthly meetings during which they work together to accomplish common goals, hold one another accountable for personal progress through group crits and acquire new skills from one another. They also host public social events and art exhibitions of their work throughout the year. They are always eager to collaborate with other artists and organizations to work towards common goals.

About The Curator:

Katherine Gressel, the Old Stone House & Washington Park’s Contemporary Art Curator, is a New York?based curator, artist, and writer focused on site?specific art. She earned her BA in art from Yale and MA in arts administration from Columbia. Katherine’s previous exhibits dealing with such topics as income inequality, urban agriculture, and parks have been recognized by the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, News 12 Brooklyn, and DNAInfo. In addition to organizing ten major exhibitions to date at the Old Stone House, Katherine has curated for FIGMENT, No Longer Empty, and Brooklyn Historical Society, and was the 2016 NARS Foundation emerging curator. She was selected for the 2015 Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. Katherine has written and presented on public and community art issues for Createquity, Americans for the Arts, and Public Art Dialogue, among others. Katherine also served as Programs Manager at Smack Mellon Gallery from 2010-2014, and has worked and consulted for diverse nonprofits in the areas of arts education, project management, and development.

Funding for Processing is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-11-23 2018-11-23 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/24/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/24/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-24 2018-11-24 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Pleine Air Landscape Painting of Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/24/plein-aire-landscape-painting-of-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/24/plein-aire-landscape-painting-of-poe-cottage Date: November 24, 2018

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

For adults.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2018-11-24 2018-11-24 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.86555352721500000, -73.89418697357200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5cc16d0cf37.jpg Mon, 27 Aug 2018 12:14:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/24/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/24/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: November 24, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-24 2018-11-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/24/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/24/gallery-tour Date: November 24, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. In a new collaboration, Wave Hill is partnering with the American Society of Botanical Artists 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, Keren Anavy, creating a conservatory from man-made materials, responds to Wave Hill’s late-fall landscape. Suspended from the ceiling, abstract paintings on translucent Mylar dip into shallow pools of ink and correspond to the changing colors of Wave Hill’s seasonal plants. Anavy is also collaborating with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy on Utopia, a dance performance, which will be presented in the gallery.

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 2018-11-24 2018-11-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71a6cbb7a7f.jpg Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/25/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/25/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-25 2018-11-25 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/25/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/25/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: November 25, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-25 2018-11-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/26/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/26/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-26 2018-11-26 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/27/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/27/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-27 2018-11-27 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/27/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/27/gallery-tour Date: November 27, 2018

Learn about Glyndor Gallery exhibitions on a tour led by Wave Hill’s Curatorial Fellow. In a new collaboration, Wave Hill is partnering with the American Society of Botanical Artists 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, Keren Anavy, creating a conservatory from man-made materials, responds to Wave Hill’s late-fall landscape. Suspended from the ceiling, abstract paintings on translucent Mylar dip into shallow pools of ink and correspond to the changing colors of Wave Hill’s seasonal plants. Anavy is also collaborating with Valerie Green/Dance Entropy on Utopia, a dance performance, which will be presented in the gallery.

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 2018-11-27 2018-11-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b71aca11ea84.jpg Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:59:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/28/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/28/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-28 2018-11-28 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/28/adults-le-petite-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/28/adults-le-petite-art Date: November 28, 2018

Adults will create miniature, detailed works of art, (hyper petite, ACEO's and miniatures. Participants will learn, though small, works can be quite detailed, requiring great concentration. Participants are encouraged to take their time so as to produce their fully developed piece. Adults are encouraged to decide what their project will be using canvas, paper, fabric, items from home, etc. Take inspiration from the holiday and fall season, as well as the art in the gallery space. Participants are encouraged to share ideas and support each other.

  • October - Paper and Cardboard Inchies create 1" - 3" square works of art
  • November - ACEO still Life create a beutiful still life piece
  • December - Whimsical Winter Wonder Holiday Gifts make gifts inspired by our winter show

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 2018-11-28 2018-11-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b5982e517e.jpg Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By... Kehinde Wiley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/28/art-inspired-by http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/28/art-inspired-by Date: November 28, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

Art Inspired by Chuck Close
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by Tim Burton
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by Kehinde Wiley
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Know Before You Go
This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required. Please call (212) 397-3159 to reserve your spot.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2018-11-28 2018-11-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b97d620ca267.jpg Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/29/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/29/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-29 2018-11-29 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Song at OSH: Danielle Buonaiuto and Jason Wirth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/29/art-song-oshdanielle-buonaiuto-and-jason-wirth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/29/art-song-oshdanielle-buonaiuto-and-jason-wirth Date: November 29, 2018

Join us for an evening of songs by New York composers, including John Corigliano, John Musto, Gilda Lyons, Daniel Felsenfeld, and Juliana Hall, along with many others, exploring poems and stories through song that evoke the beauty of the sights, sounds, and smells of New York in the changing season, and, also, some that reflect upon the concerns and issues we face this autumn in New York, including politics, homelessness and hunger, and loneliness at the holidays with a mix of compassion, honesty, optimism, and hope.

Please note: Space is limited. Purchase tickets online!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-11-29 2018-11-29 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5be4976ed4599.jpg Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:44:12 EST
<![CDATA[Open Garden Days: Alice's Garden at the H.H. Biddle House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/open-garden-days-alices-garden-at-the-hh-biddle-house Date: November 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 2018-11-30 2018-11-30 7:00 am 7:00 pm 40.50554614753800000, -74.25419378280700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b6209ad10b04.jpg Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:13:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: November 30, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-11-30 2018-11-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Processing: A Gowanus Swim Society Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park Date: November 30, 2018

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2018 - February 15, 2019
Hours: Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., or by appointment; please call (718) 768-3195

Participating Artists: Jessica Dalrymple, John Fisk, Natalie Fisk, Abigail Groff Hernandez, Kristen Haskell, Melissa Johnson, Suzy Kopf, Mary Negro

Curated by: Katherine Gressel

“Processing” is defined as “a series of changes taking place in a definite manner,” including the “systematic organization, treatment or preparation of materials.” The artists in Processing all manipulate art materials through intentional, systematic procedures that sometimes incorporate chance. The resulting work teeters between representation and abstraction – teasing recognizable forms out of abstract ones or abstracting recognizable elements through stripping down or layering/obscuring. Specific works were selected for the exhibition that can trace the evolution of most artists’ work processes.

Psychologists refer to “processing trauma” as transforming painful emotions into constructive meaning. Many of these artists view their practice as a way to elucidate or overcome specific personal or societal obsessions, fears, or anxieties—such that the manipulation of art materials becomes a therapeutic process.

The opening of Processing coincided with Gowanus Open Studios (GOS) an annual weekend-long event in which local artists invite the public into their studios. By continuing to participate in GOS each year, Old Stone House hopes to both support local artists and call attention to their increased displacement from this community as a result of gentrification. Once all based out of a no longer extant central Gowanus location, the Gowanus Swim Society artists are now dispersed across New York City or other cities. These shifts have also impacted their individual and collective work processes.

Artwork:

Kristen Haskell describes their work process as “a cycle of creating, narrating, abstracting, studying, organizing, and disorganizing.” Their recent work centers around common fears, both rational and irrational, from spiders to losing one’s teeth. It is created in two stages: the wet energy stage, in which Haskell “lets out their aggression quickly” with Sumi Ink and Fluid Acrylic; and the meditative linear stage, where the artist often creates “new characters” from the forms, patterns, and lines within the more spontaneous shapes created during the first stage.

Free-form ink blots are also the starting point for John Fisk’s ongoing “Inklins” series. He uses an eyedropper to create splatters on watercolor paper with organic lines and naturally-occurring shading. He then turns each one into a macabre creature, inspired by the psychology of Rorschach tests, horror entertainment, and cartoon animation.

Mary Negro and Natalie Fisk, by contrast, begin with recognizable symbols and texts which they alter and conceal to the point of being barely recognizable. Mary Negro uses colored pencil to layer streams of handwritten, stream-of-consciousness text across large paper. The sentences are then contoured with ink, further disabling the viewer’s ability to read the text, which collapses into a thick web of gestural marks. Negro’s journaling method helps her process difficult personal and political events, “visualizing a sense of overwhelm, frustration, or tension, while simultaneously evoking contemporary issues related to censorship, transparency, memory, and record-keeping.”

Natalie Fisk provides a window into her Mexican-American and female identities through the negative and positive spaces created in hand- cut and painted papel picado, often collaged upon other domestic patterns as well as feminist comics. Fisk aims to “push and pull her viewer through various degrees of clarification, capturing the space between identified subject and affable uncertainty.”

Abigail Groff Hernandez’s latest work addresses the physical behaviors that mark her father’s descent into dementia, such as folding cloth and tearing paper. The obsessive detail in her depictions of crumpled metallic paper renders their subject barely recognizable and invites a range of interpretations. “At their most basic, the drawings are depicting the breakdown of shapes created by folding and crumpling…in practice, they are an observational, rhythmic and methodical way to find mindfulness and order amidst heartbreaking, hopeless circumstances.”

Jessica Dalrymple and Suzy Kopf’s more representational work deeply investigates and re-frames our natural and built environment. Jessica Dalrymple’s Native/Non Native and NYC Natural paintings exhaustively catalog and advocate for plant and animal species found in cities. After accumulating photos and sketches while immersed in the landscape, Dalrymple fuses them together into compositions that often obscure traditional perspectives and juxtapose painterly and photo-realistic elements to “express harmonies between nature and the city.”

Suzy Kopf is interested in the “American propensity towards sameness, which stands in direct contrast with our supposed fierce need to be unique.” Also working from both her photographs and memory, Kopf often strips her urbanscapes of detail to focus on their most iconic shapes, colors, and symbols. Her paintings in Processing document Puerto Rico’s Levittown, which she visited in March 2017 before the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. This planned housing community teleported midcentury design while being peppered with current automobiles and references to contemporary life. The work addresses such personal and societal tensions as, “What does it mean to be at home in the beautiful and the banal? What does prosperity for all mean in a time when we know we can’t all have it?”

Melissa Johnson’s music video The Look suggests the potential of breaking with fashion and performance conventions to express a rich inner world. Through a series of fantasy dressing room scenes in a fantasy mall, lead character Melody Henson finds empowerment through her unique style. With song and movement, the protagonist communicates her belief in “self-expression, sisterhood, and the power of diversity.”

About Gowanus Swim Society:

Gowanus Swim Society is a select group of mostly Brooklyn-based artists who meet regularly, exhibit often and provide a forum for sharing information and artist resources. The artists function as a collective and hold monthly meetings during which they work together to accomplish common goals, hold one another accountable for personal progress through group crits and acquire new skills from one another. They also host public social events and art exhibitions of their work throughout the year. They are always eager to collaborate with other artists and organizations to work towards common goals.

About The Curator:

Katherine Gressel, the Old Stone House & Washington Park’s Contemporary Art Curator, is a New York?based curator, artist, and writer focused on site?specific art. She earned her BA in art from Yale and MA in arts administration from Columbia. Katherine’s previous exhibits dealing with such topics as income inequality, urban agriculture, and parks have been recognized by the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, News 12 Brooklyn, and DNAInfo. In addition to organizing ten major exhibitions to date at the Old Stone House, Katherine has curated for FIGMENT, No Longer Empty, and Brooklyn Historical Society, and was the 2016 NARS Foundation emerging curator. She was selected for the 2015 Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. Katherine has written and presented on public and community art issues for Createquity, Americans for the Arts, and Public Art Dialogue, among others. Katherine also served as Programs Manager at Smack Mellon Gallery from 2010-2014, and has worked and consulted for diverse nonprofits in the areas of arts education, project management, and development.

Funding for Processing is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-11-30 2018-11-30 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Inspired By... Alexa Meade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/art-inspired-by-alexa-meade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/art-inspired-by-alexa-meade Date: November 30, 2018

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop.

Art Inspired by Raphael Perez
Friday, September 28, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by a Jack-o-Lantern
Friday, October 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Art Inspired by Alexa Meade
Friday, November 30, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Know Before You Go
This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required. Please call (212) 397-3159 to reserve your spot.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-4130

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-11-30 2018-11-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ba90a74a21f2.jpg Thu, 27 Sep 2018 15:28:56 EDT
<![CDATA['Capturing Change: Freshkills Park' Panel Discussion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/capturing-change-freshkills-park-panel-discussion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/capturing-change-freshkills-park-panel-discussion Date: November 30, 2018

In conjunction with the exhibition Capturing Change: Freshkills Park, now on view at The Architectural League, Urban Omnibus will host a panel discussion exploring the design process, evolution, and current state of Freshkills Park. The world’s largest landfill-to-park project is scheduled to open, in phases, through 2036.

The public has limited access to a site that will eventually become one of New York City’s largest urban parks. The panelists—a landscape architect, a scientist, and a writer—have been closely engaging with the site as the park’s master plan is implemented. What do their experiences reveal about this distinctive urban ecosystem? The panelists will share their different perspectives on the park’s progress, reflecting on its design process, research initiatives, and programming.

RSVP on Eventbrite.

Capturing Change: Freshkills Park Panelists:

Dani Alexander is a writer and landscape architect. She is the founding principal of Studio AKA, a landscape architecture and research practice based in Washington D.C. and winner of the Urban Wild Writer Residency.

Tatiana Choulika is a landscape architect and principal at James Corner Field Operations, where she is managing the planning, design, and implementation of Freshkills Park.

Dr. Cait Field is the manager for science and research development at NYC Parks: Freshkills Park, where she guides current research occurring in the fields of restoration ecology, land management, biodiversity monitoring, as well as social science initiatives.

The discussion will be moderated by Mariana Mogilevich, editor in chief of Urban Omnibus, The Architectural League’s online publication dedicated to observing, understanding, and shaping the city.

(Photo: Stephen Mallon)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5372

Location: Architectural League

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2018-11-30 2018-11-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.72486880000000000, -73.99686820000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bec647a92fb7.jpg Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:59:07 EST
<![CDATA[PhiloSonia – Literati II – Fantasy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/philosonia-literati-ii-fantasy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/11/30/philosonia-literati-ii-fantasy Date: November 30, 2018

Founded by Stanichka Dimitrova, PhiloSonia is inspired by her passion for outreach and connecting to today’s audience. It is an innovative concert experience, designed to create a personal connection between audience members and classical music. PhiloSonia offers an insight into established and new works from the chamber music repertoire. Through compelling programming and interactive elements, listeners are guided through an in-depth exploration of a wide variety of works.

PhiloSonia’s third season explores works inspired by literature and poetry. Over the five-concert season, listeners are invited to discover musical settings of scandalous poetry and fantastical fairy tales, a masterpiece by Beethoven that inspired one of Tolstoy’s great works, music inspired by Goethe’s Sturm und Drang movement, and two larger-than-life works inspired by sacred texts.

PhiloSonia’s second installment invites you to revisit some of the most beloved fairy tales from your childhood. The program presents some works directly inspired by stories (Beauty and the Beast, Princes and the Frog, Tom Thumb, Sleeping Beauty) while others leave the details to your imagination.

R. Schumann – Märchenbilder for Piano and Viola, Op. 113
G. Kurtág – Hommage à Robert Schumann Op. 15/d for Clarinet, Viola, Piano
W. Bolcom – Fairy Tales for Viola, Cello, Double Bass
M. Ravel- Ma mère L’Oye for Piano Four Hands
S. Wheeler – Dream Songs for Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Clarinet and Piano
(World Premiere, PhiloSonia Commission)

Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Michael Katz, cello
Vasko Dukovski, clarinet
Pawel Knapik, double bass
Dimitri Dover, piano
Michael Brofman, piano

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-11-30 2018-11-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5be498f44ebbd.jpg Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:59:07 EST
<![CDATA[Opening Day: Organic Emergence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/opening-day-organic-emergence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/opening-day-organic-emergence Date: December 1, 2018

Artist Serkan Altinoz draws upon traditional Turkish paper marbling to create a new technique that integrates enamel paints, chemical solvents, and fire. The series of resulting paintings in Organic Emergence illustrate forms like flowers, butterflies, and fibrous tree-like structures.

This exhibit is on view in the Visitor & Administration Building from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-12-01 2018-12-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5beed51865ae2.png Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:44:27 EST
<![CDATA[Wildlife Photography Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/wildlife-photography-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/wildlife-photography-hike Date: December 1, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger Nature Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural world through artistic expression while learning about the local environment.

All photography programs are for digital cameras and you must provide your own camera. A DSLR camera preferred, but all cameras are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Richmond Road and Douglas Road (in Udall's Park Preserve)

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Q452 Udall's Park Preserve 2018-12-01 2018-12-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.77951800000000000, -73.74899400000000000 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:59:21 EST
<![CDATA[Public Art Event: Student-Led Workshops with Artist Nick Kozak]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/public-art-event-studentled-workshops-with-artist-nick-kozak http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/public-art-event-studentled-workshops-with-artist-nick-kozak Date: December 1, 2018

Nick Kozak’s installation Opposition Position challenges us to examine our education system and to stage our own educational interactions in this classroom in the park. Here all are welcome to attend free workshops led by local students on the first Saturday of the month through March (rain date on the second Saturday of the month).

The workshops will cover a variety of topics related to personal narratives and educational systems.

Opposition Position is one of two artworks presented as part of the exhibition Persuasive Visions in Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan. Inspired by W. E. B. Du Bois’s conviction that propaganda through the arts can create social change, Persuasive Visions presents the work of two local artists, Gina Goico and Nick Kozak, who respond to today’s constant deluge of (mis)information.

This exhibition was curated by presented by Stephanie A. Lindquist and is presented by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8114

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2018-12-01 2018-12-01 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.87289810180664000, -73.91899871826172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bec593d4b590.jpg Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:29:07 EST
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 1, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-01 2018-12-01 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 1, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-01 2018-12-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/navidad-a-mexicanamerican-christmas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/navidad-a-mexicanamerican-christmas Date: December 1, 2018

Enjoy a special performance of excerpts from Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s new production “Navidad,” featuring live music and dance that celebrate U.S. and Mexican Christmas traditions. Learn more about the customs and art forms featured during an intimate discussion with the dancers and musicians.

Tickets are required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

Event tip:
Spend the day at the Garden!
On Sunday, December 1, QBG is hosting a Wreath Making Workshop from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (register in advance or drop in upon availability). Also, check out the opening day of QBG’s Art in the Garden exhibition, “Organic Emergence,” at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery (free), or drop-in to make a botanical craft at our Activity Table from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (free), or drop in to make a botanical craft at our Activity Table from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (free).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-12-01 2018-12-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5beed5d43337b.jpg Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:44:27 EST
<![CDATA[Hands On History: Make an 18th Century Scented Ornament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/hands-on-history-make-an-18th-century-scented-ornament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/hands-on-history-make-an-18th-century-scented-ornament Date: December 1, 2018

Oranges were a special fruit for 18th and 19th century Americans, since they could only get them during the winter months. Some of those oranges were used to make pomanders, a spiced, scented ornament that decorated their homes and filled the house with a lovely aroma. Make your own pomander at King Manor, then visit the rest of the museum and learn 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: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-12-01 2018-12-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Curatorial Talk: I Refer You to Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/curatorial-talk-i-refer-you-to-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/01/curatorial-talk-i-refer-you-to-nature Date: December 1, 2018

Wave Hill is proud to be a member of the seven museums in the Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance, which allows Wave Hill Members to enjoy free admission at all seven. This winter, Wave Hill collaborates with the Hudson River Museum on two talks.

Laura Vookles, the Hudson River Museum’s curatorial chair, introduces works from its collection that engage flowers and plants, touching on each artist’s motives for an either realistic or imaginative approach and comparing these works with some of the botanical art in the 21st Annual International exhibition at Wave Hill, closing December 2.

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 2018-12-01 2018-12-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5be5f8847ea49.jpg Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:44:20 EST
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/02/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/02/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 2, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-02 2018-12-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/02/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/02/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 2, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-02 2018-12-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA['Erasures' Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/02/erasures-exhibition-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/02/erasures-exhibition-opening Date: December 2, 2018

Queens is one of the most ethnically diverse urban areas in the world. Immigrants from over 120 countries study, work and live in New York’s fastest growing borough. Queens comprises of multigenerational immigrant families.

Erasures exhibition will show the everyday lives of immigrant working-class families of Flushing through the lens of poetry installations. This exhibition is a collaboration between Pushcart Prize nominee poet Rosanna Oh and graphic artist and filmmaker Loide Marwanga. Rosanna immigrated from South Korea at the age of 6. Loide is a native of Kenya.

This exhibition views poetry through a different medium: by breaking the words into shapes, colors, and textures and returning them back to be read through the artist’s perspective inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman, US Poet Laureate Robert Hayden, and National Book Award for Poetry winner Louise Gluck.

The Opening Reception will be held at Queens Historical Society on Sunday, December 2nd at 2:30 p.m.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939 0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2018-12-02 2018-12-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bd868811995b.png Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:14:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: December 3, 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 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: December 3, 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 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:59:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/03/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: December 3, 2018

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:45:02 EDT
<![CDATA[First Monday Life Drawing at the Old Stone House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/03/first-monday-life-drawing-at-the-old-stone-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/03/first-monday-life-drawing-at-the-old-stone-house Date: December 3, 2018

Bring your tools and join us in drawing a professional life model every first Monday of the month. All skill levels are welcome. No judgment; just a friendly environment in which to practice, create, and have a great time.

Come out and draw! What are you doing Monday night anyhow???

The space is comfortable, clean and well lit. Chairs for everyone. Bring your tools (no oil, acrylic or sprays, please).

We will do an hour of gestures and short poses, finishing with a 2 hour-long pose. This is an uninstructed class.

Purchase tickets online.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-12-03 2018-12-03 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bace134b0134.jpg Thu, 27 Sep 2018 15:28:56 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/04/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/04/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 4, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-04 2018-12-04 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/05/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/05/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 5, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-05 2018-12-05 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/05/adults-le-petite-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/05/adults-le-petite-art Date: December 5, 2018

Adults will create miniature, detailed works of art, (hyper petite, ACEO's and miniatures. Participants will learn, though small, works can be quite detailed, requiring great concentration. Participants are encouraged to take their time so as to produce their fully developed piece. Adults are encouraged to decide what their project will be using canvas, paper, fabric, items from home, etc. Take inspiration from the holiday and fall season, as well as the art in the gallery space. Participants are encouraged to share ideas and support each other.

  • October - Paper and Cardboard Inchies create 1" - 3" square works of art
  • November - ACEO still Life create a beutiful still life piece
  • December - Whimsical Winter Wonder Holiday Gifts make gifts inspired by our winter show

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 2018-12-05 2018-12-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b5982e517e.jpg Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/05/brooklyn-traditional-slow-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/05/brooklyn-traditional-slow-jam Date: December 5, 2018

This is acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes.

This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear and overall increasing their own musical skill. It’s fun and welcoming to all ages and levels of playing. While we won’t play from sheet music, you can certainly use this as a reference on your own!

What do you mean by slow jam? All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. The songs will typically follow the AABB format (two “A” parts followed by two “B” parts) and we will simply play it over many repeats and if you know it, great, but if you don’t, you try to figure it out as we go along, maybe picking up a few notes here and there. We’ll play tunes at a slow to moderate speed so that they are accessible to a variety of levels.

It’s fun and can be challenging, but is a great way to improve your playing. You don’t have to be a great player, play in tune, or know the songs to give it a shot. If you want to suggest a song, you should either know the song well enough to play it on repeat or we can see if anyone else does!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-12-05 2018-12-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bb37a3d089eb.jpg Tue, 02 Oct 2018 16:13:15 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/06/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/06/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 6, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-06 2018-12-06 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/07/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/07/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 7, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-07 2018-12-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/07/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/07/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 7, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-07 2018-12-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Processing: A Gowanus Swim Society Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/07/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/07/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park Date: December 7, 2018

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2018 - February 15, 2019
Hours: Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., or by appointment; please call (718) 768-3195

Participating Artists: Jessica Dalrymple, John Fisk, Natalie Fisk, Abigail Groff Hernandez, Kristen Haskell, Melissa Johnson, Suzy Kopf, Mary Negro

Curated by: Katherine Gressel

“Processing” is defined as “a series of changes taking place in a definite manner,” including the “systematic organization, treatment or preparation of materials.” The artists in Processing all manipulate art materials through intentional, systematic procedures that sometimes incorporate chance. The resulting work teeters between representation and abstraction – teasing recognizable forms out of abstract ones or abstracting recognizable elements through stripping down or layering/obscuring. Specific works were selected for the exhibition that can trace the evolution of most artists’ work processes.

Psychologists refer to “processing trauma” as transforming painful emotions into constructive meaning. Many of these artists view their practice as a way to elucidate or overcome specific personal or societal obsessions, fears, or anxieties—such that the manipulation of art materials becomes a therapeutic process.

The opening of Processing coincided with Gowanus Open Studios (GOS) an annual weekend-long event in which local artists invite the public into their studios. By continuing to participate in GOS each year, Old Stone House hopes to both support local artists and call attention to their increased displacement from this community as a result of gentrification. Once all based out of a no longer extant central Gowanus location, the Gowanus Swim Society artists are now dispersed across New York City or other cities. These shifts have also impacted their individual and collective work processes.

Artwork:

Kristen Haskell describes their work process as “a cycle of creating, narrating, abstracting, studying, organizing, and disorganizing.” Their recent work centers around common fears, both rational and irrational, from spiders to losing one’s teeth. It is created in two stages: the wet energy stage, in which Haskell “lets out their aggression quickly” with Sumi Ink and Fluid Acrylic; and the meditative linear stage, where the artist often creates “new characters” from the forms, patterns, and lines within the more spontaneous shapes created during the first stage.

Free-form ink blots are also the starting point for John Fisk’s ongoing “Inklins” series. He uses an eyedropper to create splatters on watercolor paper with organic lines and naturally-occurring shading. He then turns each one into a macabre creature, inspired by the psychology of Rorschach tests, horror entertainment, and cartoon animation.

Mary Negro and Natalie Fisk, by contrast, begin with recognizable symbols and texts which they alter and conceal to the point of being barely recognizable. Mary Negro uses colored pencil to layer streams of handwritten, stream-of-consciousness text across large paper. The sentences are then contoured with ink, further disabling the viewer’s ability to read the text, which collapses into a thick web of gestural marks. Negro’s journaling method helps her process difficult personal and political events, “visualizing a sense of overwhelm, frustration, or tension, while simultaneously evoking contemporary issues related to censorship, transparency, memory, and record-keeping.”

Natalie Fisk provides a window into her Mexican-American and female identities through the negative and positive spaces created in hand- cut and painted papel picado, often collaged upon other domestic patterns as well as feminist comics. Fisk aims to “push and pull her viewer through various degrees of clarification, capturing the space between identified subject and affable uncertainty.”

Abigail Groff Hernandez’s latest work addresses the physical behaviors that mark her father’s descent into dementia, such as folding cloth and tearing paper. The obsessive detail in her depictions of crumpled metallic paper renders their subject barely recognizable and invites a range of interpretations. “At their most basic, the drawings are depicting the breakdown of shapes created by folding and crumpling…in practice, they are an observational, rhythmic and methodical way to find mindfulness and order amidst heartbreaking, hopeless circumstances.”

Jessica Dalrymple and Suzy Kopf’s more representational work deeply investigates and re-frames our natural and built environment. Jessica Dalrymple’s Native/Non Native and NYC Natural paintings exhaustively catalog and advocate for plant and animal species found in cities. After accumulating photos and sketches while immersed in the landscape, Dalrymple fuses them together into compositions that often obscure traditional perspectives and juxtapose painterly and photo-realistic elements to “express harmonies between nature and the city.”

Suzy Kopf is interested in the “American propensity towards sameness, which stands in direct contrast with our supposed fierce need to be unique.” Also working from both her photographs and memory, Kopf often strips her urbanscapes of detail to focus on their most iconic shapes, colors, and symbols. Her paintings in Processing document Puerto Rico’s Levittown, which she visited in March 2017 before the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. This planned housing community teleported midcentury design while being peppered with current automobiles and references to contemporary life. The work addresses such personal and societal tensions as, “What does it mean to be at home in the beautiful and the banal? What does prosperity for all mean in a time when we know we can’t all have it?”

Melissa Johnson’s music video The Look suggests the potential of breaking with fashion and performance conventions to express a rich inner world. Through a series of fantasy dressing room scenes in a fantasy mall, lead character Melody Henson finds empowerment through her unique style. With song and movement, the protagonist communicates her belief in “self-expression, sisterhood, and the power of diversity.”

About Gowanus Swim Society:

Gowanus Swim Society is a select group of mostly Brooklyn-based artists who meet regularly, exhibit often and provide a forum for sharing information and artist resources. The artists function as a collective and hold monthly meetings during which they work together to accomplish common goals, hold one another accountable for personal progress through group crits and acquire new skills from one another. They also host public social events and art exhibitions of their work throughout the year. They are always eager to collaborate with other artists and organizations to work towards common goals.

About The Curator:

Katherine Gressel, the Old Stone House & Washington Park’s Contemporary Art Curator, is a New York?based curator, artist, and writer focused on site?specific art. She earned her BA in art from Yale and MA in arts administration from Columbia. Katherine’s previous exhibits dealing with such topics as income inequality, urban agriculture, and parks have been recognized by the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, News 12 Brooklyn, and DNAInfo. In addition to organizing ten major exhibitions to date at the Old Stone House, Katherine has curated for FIGMENT, No Longer Empty, and Brooklyn Historical Society, and was the 2016 NARS Foundation emerging curator. She was selected for the 2015 Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. Katherine has written and presented on public and community art issues for Createquity, Americans for the Arts, and Public Art Dialogue, among others. Katherine also served as Programs Manager at Smack Mellon Gallery from 2010-2014, and has worked and consulted for diverse nonprofits in the areas of arts education, project management, and development.

Funding for Processing is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-12-07 2018-12-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/08/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/08/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 8, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-08 2018-12-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Water Color Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/08/adult-art-water-color-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/08/adult-art-water-color-trees Date: December 8, 2018

Reveal your inner artist and capture the beauty of the Greenbelt using introductory watercolor techniques. Observe, then paint the Greenbelt's trees as they are, on the cusp of winter's arrival.

All materials will be provided. Ages 18+.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2018-12-08 2018-12-08 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/08/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/08/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 8, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-08 2018-12-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/09/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/09/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 9, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-09 2018-12-09 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/09/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/09/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 9, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-09 2018-12-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion1 Date: December 10, 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 2018-12-10 2018-12-10 10:00 am 10:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion Date: December 10, 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 2018-12-10 2018-12-10 11:00 am 11:50 am 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour of Gracie Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/10/tour-of-gracie-mansion2 Date: December 10, 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 2018-12-10 2018-12-10 5:00 pm 5:50 pm 40.77600097656250000, -73.94309997558594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/573238818609b.jpg Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:59:33 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/11/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/11/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 11, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-11 2018-12-11 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/12/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/12/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 12, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-12 2018-12-12 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/12/adults-le-petite-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/12/adults-le-petite-art Date: December 12, 2018

Adults will create miniature, detailed works of art, (hyper petite, ACEO's and miniatures. Participants will learn, though small, works can be quite detailed, requiring great concentration. Participants are encouraged to take their time so as to produce their fully developed piece. Adults are encouraged to decide what their project will be using canvas, paper, fabric, items from home, etc. Take inspiration from the holiday and fall season, as well as the art in the gallery space. Participants are encouraged to share ideas and support each other.

  • October - Paper and Cardboard Inchies create 1" - 3" square works of art
  • November - ACEO still Life create a beutiful still life piece
  • December - Whimsical Winter Wonder Holiday Gifts make gifts inspired by our winter show

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 2018-12-12 2018-12-12 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b5982e517e.jpg Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/13/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/13/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 13, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-13 2018-12-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/14/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/14/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 14, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-14 2018-12-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/14/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/14/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 14, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-14 2018-12-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Processing: A Gowanus Swim Society Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/14/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/14/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park Date: December 14, 2018

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2018 - February 15, 2019
Hours: Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., or by appointment; please call (718) 768-3195

Participating Artists: Jessica Dalrymple, John Fisk, Natalie Fisk, Abigail Groff Hernandez, Kristen Haskell, Melissa Johnson, Suzy Kopf, Mary Negro

Curated by: Katherine Gressel

“Processing” is defined as “a series of changes taking place in a definite manner,” including the “systematic organization, treatment or preparation of materials.” The artists in Processing all manipulate art materials through intentional, systematic procedures that sometimes incorporate chance. The resulting work teeters between representation and abstraction – teasing recognizable forms out of abstract ones or abstracting recognizable elements through stripping down or layering/obscuring. Specific works were selected for the exhibition that can trace the evolution of most artists’ work processes.

Psychologists refer to “processing trauma” as transforming painful emotions into constructive meaning. Many of these artists view their practice as a way to elucidate or overcome specific personal or societal obsessions, fears, or anxieties—such that the manipulation of art materials becomes a therapeutic process.

The opening of Processing coincided with Gowanus Open Studios (GOS) an annual weekend-long event in which local artists invite the public into their studios. By continuing to participate in GOS each year, Old Stone House hopes to both support local artists and call attention to their increased displacement from this community as a result of gentrification. Once all based out of a no longer extant central Gowanus location, the Gowanus Swim Society artists are now dispersed across New York City or other cities. These shifts have also impacted their individual and collective work processes.

Artwork:

Kristen Haskell describes their work process as “a cycle of creating, narrating, abstracting, studying, organizing, and disorganizing.” Their recent work centers around common fears, both rational and irrational, from spiders to losing one’s teeth. It is created in two stages: the wet energy stage, in which Haskell “lets out their aggression quickly” with Sumi Ink and Fluid Acrylic; and the meditative linear stage, where the artist often creates “new characters” from the forms, patterns, and lines within the more spontaneous shapes created during the first stage.

Free-form ink blots are also the starting point for John Fisk’s ongoing “Inklins” series. He uses an eyedropper to create splatters on watercolor paper with organic lines and naturally-occurring shading. He then turns each one into a macabre creature, inspired by the psychology of Rorschach tests, horror entertainment, and cartoon animation.

Mary Negro and Natalie Fisk, by contrast, begin with recognizable symbols and texts which they alter and conceal to the point of being barely recognizable. Mary Negro uses colored pencil to layer streams of handwritten, stream-of-consciousness text across large paper. The sentences are then contoured with ink, further disabling the viewer’s ability to read the text, which collapses into a thick web of gestural marks. Negro’s journaling method helps her process difficult personal and political events, “visualizing a sense of overwhelm, frustration, or tension, while simultaneously evoking contemporary issues related to censorship, transparency, memory, and record-keeping.”

Natalie Fisk provides a window into her Mexican-American and female identities through the negative and positive spaces created in hand- cut and painted papel picado, often collaged upon other domestic patterns as well as feminist comics. Fisk aims to “push and pull her viewer through various degrees of clarification, capturing the space between identified subject and affable uncertainty.”

Abigail Groff Hernandez’s latest work addresses the physical behaviors that mark her father’s descent into dementia, such as folding cloth and tearing paper. The obsessive detail in her depictions of crumpled metallic paper renders their subject barely recognizable and invites a range of interpretations. “At their most basic, the drawings are depicting the breakdown of shapes created by folding and crumpling…in practice, they are an observational, rhythmic and methodical way to find mindfulness and order amidst heartbreaking, hopeless circumstances.”

Jessica Dalrymple and Suzy Kopf’s more representational work deeply investigates and re-frames our natural and built environment. Jessica Dalrymple’s Native/Non Native and NYC Natural paintings exhaustively catalog and advocate for plant and animal species found in cities. After accumulating photos and sketches while immersed in the landscape, Dalrymple fuses them together into compositions that often obscure traditional perspectives and juxtapose painterly and photo-realistic elements to “express harmonies between nature and the city.”

Suzy Kopf is interested in the “American propensity towards sameness, which stands in direct contrast with our supposed fierce need to be unique.” Also working from both her photographs and memory, Kopf often strips her urbanscapes of detail to focus on their most iconic shapes, colors, and symbols. Her paintings in Processing document Puerto Rico’s Levittown, which she visited in March 2017 before the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. This planned housing community teleported midcentury design while being peppered with current automobiles and references to contemporary life. The work addresses such personal and societal tensions as, “What does it mean to be at home in the beautiful and the banal? What does prosperity for all mean in a time when we know we can’t all have it?”

Melissa Johnson’s music video The Look suggests the potential of breaking with fashion and performance conventions to express a rich inner world. Through a series of fantasy dressing room scenes in a fantasy mall, lead character Melody Henson finds empowerment through her unique style. With song and movement, the protagonist communicates her belief in “self-expression, sisterhood, and the power of diversity.”

About Gowanus Swim Society:

Gowanus Swim Society is a select group of mostly Brooklyn-based artists who meet regularly, exhibit often and provide a forum for sharing information and artist resources. The artists function as a collective and hold monthly meetings during which they work together to accomplish common goals, hold one another accountable for personal progress through group crits and acquire new skills from one another. They also host public social events and art exhibitions of their work throughout the year. They are always eager to collaborate with other artists and organizations to work towards common goals.

About The Curator:

Katherine Gressel, the Old Stone House & Washington Park’s Contemporary Art Curator, is a New York?based curator, artist, and writer focused on site?specific art. She earned her BA in art from Yale and MA in arts administration from Columbia. Katherine’s previous exhibits dealing with such topics as income inequality, urban agriculture, and parks have been recognized by the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, News 12 Brooklyn, and DNAInfo. In addition to organizing ten major exhibitions to date at the Old Stone House, Katherine has curated for FIGMENT, No Longer Empty, and Brooklyn Historical Society, and was the 2016 NARS Foundation emerging curator. She was selected for the 2015 Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. Katherine has written and presented on public and community art issues for Createquity, Americans for the Arts, and Public Art Dialogue, among others. Katherine also served as Programs Manager at Smack Mellon Gallery from 2010-2014, and has worked and consulted for diverse nonprofits in the areas of arts education, project management, and development.

Funding for Processing is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-12-14 2018-12-14 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Unlock your Creativity at Paint Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/14/unlock-your-creativity-at-paint-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/14/unlock-your-creativity-at-paint-night Date: December 14, 2018

Join us to paint on a canvas! Your canvas can depict your current mood, fashion, style or personality. Finished artwork will be featured at the Al Oerter Recreation Center gallery located on the second floor track.

Space is limited. Please register at the front desk. Canvas and materials will be provided. All artwork will be on display for 3 months, then will be returned to artist.

An NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2018-12-14 2018-12-14 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5bca07cfa4072.jpg Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/15/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/15/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 15, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-15 2018-12-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/15/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/15/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 15, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-15 2018-12-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/16/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/16/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 16, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-16 2018-12-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Photography Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/16/photography-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/16/photography-scavenger-hunt Date: December 16, 2018

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

This guided hike through McCarren Park will challenge your photography skills as you work to complete a photo scavenger hunt. Bring your own digital camera or smartphone.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Driggs Avenue and Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-12-16 2018-12-16 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.72140121459961000, -73.95050048828125000 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:44:07 EST
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/16/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/16/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 16, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-16 2018-12-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/18/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/18/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 18, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-18 2018-12-18 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/19/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/19/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 19, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-19 2018-12-19 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult's Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/19/adults-le-petite-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/19/adults-le-petite-art Date: December 19, 2018

Adults will create miniature, detailed works of art, (hyper petite, ACEO's and miniatures. Participants will learn, though small, works can be quite detailed, requiring great concentration. Participants are encouraged to take their time so as to produce their fully developed piece. Adults are encouraged to decide what their project will be using canvas, paper, fabric, items from home, etc. Take inspiration from the holiday and fall season, as well as the art in the gallery space. Participants are encouraged to share ideas and support each other.

  • October - Paper and Cardboard Inchies create 1" - 3" square works of art
  • November - ACEO still Life create a beutiful still life piece
  • December - Whimsical Winter Wonder Holiday Gifts make gifts inspired by our winter show

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 2018-12-19 2018-12-19 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b5b5982e517e.jpg Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/20/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/20/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 20, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-20 2018-12-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/21/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/21/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 21, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-21 2018-12-21 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/21/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/21/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 21, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-21 2018-12-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Processing: A Gowanus Swim Society Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/21/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/21/processing-a-gowanus-swim-society-exhibition-at-the-old-stone-house-washington-park Date: December 21, 2018

Exhibition Dates: October 20, 2018 - February 15, 2019
Hours: Fridays, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., or by appointment; please call (718) 768-3195

Participating Artists: Jessica Dalrymple, John Fisk, Natalie Fisk, Abigail Groff Hernandez, Kristen Haskell, Melissa Johnson, Suzy Kopf, Mary Negro

Curated by: Katherine Gressel

“Processing” is defined as “a series of changes taking place in a definite manner,” including the “systematic organization, treatment or preparation of materials.” The artists in Processing all manipulate art materials through intentional, systematic procedures that sometimes incorporate chance. The resulting work teeters between representation and abstraction – teasing recognizable forms out of abstract ones or abstracting recognizable elements through stripping down or layering/obscuring. Specific works were selected for the exhibition that can trace the evolution of most artists’ work processes.

Psychologists refer to “processing trauma” as transforming painful emotions into constructive meaning. Many of these artists view their practice as a way to elucidate or overcome specific personal or societal obsessions, fears, or anxieties—such that the manipulation of art materials becomes a therapeutic process.

The opening of Processing coincided with Gowanus Open Studios (GOS) an annual weekend-long event in which local artists invite the public into their studios. By continuing to participate in GOS each year, Old Stone House hopes to both support local artists and call attention to their increased displacement from this community as a result of gentrification. Once all based out of a no longer extant central Gowanus location, the Gowanus Swim Society artists are now dispersed across New York City or other cities. These shifts have also impacted their individual and collective work processes.

Artwork:

Kristen Haskell describes their work process as “a cycle of creating, narrating, abstracting, studying, organizing, and disorganizing.” Their recent work centers around common fears, both rational and irrational, from spiders to losing one’s teeth. It is created in two stages: the wet energy stage, in which Haskell “lets out their aggression quickly” with Sumi Ink and Fluid Acrylic; and the meditative linear stage, where the artist often creates “new characters” from the forms, patterns, and lines within the more spontaneous shapes created during the first stage.

Free-form ink blots are also the starting point for John Fisk’s ongoing “Inklins” series. He uses an eyedropper to create splatters on watercolor paper with organic lines and naturally-occurring shading. He then turns each one into a macabre creature, inspired by the psychology of Rorschach tests, horror entertainment, and cartoon animation.

Mary Negro and Natalie Fisk, by contrast, begin with recognizable symbols and texts which they alter and conceal to the point of being barely recognizable. Mary Negro uses colored pencil to layer streams of handwritten, stream-of-consciousness text across large paper. The sentences are then contoured with ink, further disabling the viewer’s ability to read the text, which collapses into a thick web of gestural marks. Negro’s journaling method helps her process difficult personal and political events, “visualizing a sense of overwhelm, frustration, or tension, while simultaneously evoking contemporary issues related to censorship, transparency, memory, and record-keeping.”

Natalie Fisk provides a window into her Mexican-American and female identities through the negative and positive spaces created in hand- cut and painted papel picado, often collaged upon other domestic patterns as well as feminist comics. Fisk aims to “push and pull her viewer through various degrees of clarification, capturing the space between identified subject and affable uncertainty.”

Abigail Groff Hernandez’s latest work addresses the physical behaviors that mark her father’s descent into dementia, such as folding cloth and tearing paper. The obsessive detail in her depictions of crumpled metallic paper renders their subject barely recognizable and invites a range of interpretations. “At their most basic, the drawings are depicting the breakdown of shapes created by folding and crumpling…in practice, they are an observational, rhythmic and methodical way to find mindfulness and order amidst heartbreaking, hopeless circumstances.”

Jessica Dalrymple and Suzy Kopf’s more representational work deeply investigates and re-frames our natural and built environment. Jessica Dalrymple’s Native/Non Native and NYC Natural paintings exhaustively catalog and advocate for plant and animal species found in cities. After accumulating photos and sketches while immersed in the landscape, Dalrymple fuses them together into compositions that often obscure traditional perspectives and juxtapose painterly and photo-realistic elements to “express harmonies between nature and the city.”

Suzy Kopf is interested in the “American propensity towards sameness, which stands in direct contrast with our supposed fierce need to be unique.” Also working from both her photographs and memory, Kopf often strips her urbanscapes of detail to focus on their most iconic shapes, colors, and symbols. Her paintings in Processing document Puerto Rico’s Levittown, which she visited in March 2017 before the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. This planned housing community teleported midcentury design while being peppered with current automobiles and references to contemporary life. The work addresses such personal and societal tensions as, “What does it mean to be at home in the beautiful and the banal? What does prosperity for all mean in a time when we know we can’t all have it?”

Melissa Johnson’s music video The Look suggests the potential of breaking with fashion and performance conventions to express a rich inner world. Through a series of fantasy dressing room scenes in a fantasy mall, lead character Melody Henson finds empowerment through her unique style. With song and movement, the protagonist communicates her belief in “self-expression, sisterhood, and the power of diversity.”

About Gowanus Swim Society:

Gowanus Swim Society is a select group of mostly Brooklyn-based artists who meet regularly, exhibit often and provide a forum for sharing information and artist resources. The artists function as a collective and hold monthly meetings during which they work together to accomplish common goals, hold one another accountable for personal progress through group crits and acquire new skills from one another. They also host public social events and art exhibitions of their work throughout the year. They are always eager to collaborate with other artists and organizations to work towards common goals.

About The Curator:

Katherine Gressel, the Old Stone House & Washington Park’s Contemporary Art Curator, is a New York?based curator, artist, and writer focused on site?specific art. She earned her BA in art from Yale and MA in arts administration from Columbia. Katherine’s previous exhibits dealing with such topics as income inequality, urban agriculture, and parks have been recognized by the New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, News 12 Brooklyn, and DNAInfo. In addition to organizing ten major exhibitions to date at the Old Stone House, Katherine has curated for FIGMENT, No Longer Empty, and Brooklyn Historical Society, and was the 2016 NARS Foundation emerging curator. She was selected for the 2015 Independent Curators International (ICI) Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. Katherine has written and presented on public and community art issues for Createquity, Americans for the Arts, and Public Art Dialogue, among others. Katherine also served as Programs Manager at Smack Mellon Gallery from 2010-2014, and has worked and consulted for diverse nonprofits in the areas of arts education, project management, and development.

Funding for Processing is made possible, in part, by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2018-12-21 2018-12-21 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67293930053700000, -73.98460388183600000 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:59:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/22/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/22/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 22, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-22 2018-12-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/22/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/22/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 22, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-22 2018-12-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/23/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/23/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 23, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-23 2018-12-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Workshop: Winter Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/23/natures-workshop-winter-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/23/natures-workshop-winter-nature-crafts Date: December 23, 2018

Each Nature's Workshop program explores its topic in depth and allows you to develop a skill, participate in a hands-on project, and indulge your curiosity.

Find your muse in nature. This workshop will inspire you to create art collages and animal figures with objects from nature.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2018-12-23 2018-12-23 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:59:07 EST
<![CDATA[Threads: Flax to Linen, Field to Fabric]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/23/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/23/threads-flax-to-linen-field-to-fabric2 Date: December 23, 2018

"Threads" examines the history of linen production from field to fabric. Visitors can examine the Conference House collection of antique tools of the trade such as flax break, hackle, carder, and spinning wheel.

The exhibit includes dried flax plant samples, yarn, and linens. Linen, a natural textile used and valued by humans for thousands of years for its useful properties, was the fabric of choice in colonial America. Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibers that grow inside of the stalks of the flax plant. Linum usitatissimum is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-12-23 2018-12-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 11:28:02 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/25/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/25/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 25, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-12-25 2018-12-25 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5babbeeac0afb.jpg Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:14:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Holidays at Van Cortlandt House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/26/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/12/26/history-of-the-holidays-at-van-cortlandt-house Date: December 26, 2018

From December 1, 2018 through January 6, 2019, Van Cortlandt House will be decorated, inside and out, for the winter holidays. See how prominent Colonial New Yorkers like the Van Cortlandt's would have celebrated Saint Nicholas Day to honor their Dutch heritage, as well as more English holidays such as Christmas, New Year's, and Twelfth Night.

This special exhibit is experienced with our self-guided tour and is included with your regular admission fee during our regular museum hours.

Please note: that Van Cortlandt House Museum is NOT OPEN on Mondays.

There will also be a celebration of Saint Nicholas Day on Saturday, December 8 with activities for children and families.

Visit the Van Cortlandt House Museum's website for more information about this and other programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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