NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2021 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Jan 2021 04:29:11 GMT <![CDATA[My Soul Sings of Freedom: An Interactive Musical and Spoken Word Workshop with Gwendolyn Black]]> Date: January 23, 2021

We invite you to join us for an afternoon of celebrating the Black experience through interactive music, dialogue, and instrument playing. Join us as we listen to significant music, such as Spirituals, which became the compass for the fight for freedom and dignity. The workshop includes the artistry of Broadway Composer and Pianist Emme Kemp with Spoken Word by exhibiting Visual Artist Gwendolyn Black and special guests.

Bring your instruments and join in as we take a look at different rhythm patterns.

Requirements: Instrument (optional)

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Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

2021-01-23 2021-01-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[STEAM Workshop: Coding Club Beginner]]> Date: January 28, 2021

Take the first steps towards reading and writing code with the Coding Club! How do videogames get made? How do apps do all the things they do? How does a computer think? All of these questions and more will be discussed in our introductory class for coding. We will use Scratch to learn about the basics of algorithms and programming. It’s a lot simpler than you might think!

For this class, you will need a computer with a keyboard (laptop or desktop), and a strong internet connection. Please create a free account on Scratch before joining this workshop to save and share your projects:

Ages 10 to 14

This is an online event, registration is required to receive details to join the live virtual workshop.

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Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

2021-01-28 2021-01-28 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:30:00 EST
<![CDATA[Laura Ortman Performance Documentary Premiere]]> Date: February 3, 2021

The Jeffrey Gibson Screening Series continues with the documentary film premiere of Laura Ortman’s powerful violin performance atop Gibson’s ziggurat monument sculpture, ‘Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House.’ The screening will begin with a Land Acknowledgement from the Indigenous Kinship Collective.

Premiere Watch Link:

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Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

2021-02-03 2021-02-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:44:51 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual STEAM Workshop : Lunar New Year]]> Date: February 11, 2021

Join us for a special Lunar New Year celebration! For the Year of the Ox, learn the foundation of sculpture!

A sculpture is a 3D work of art and traditionally made from clay, wax, stone, or metal. Nowadays, artists make sculptures out of any material imaginable. Artists work with each material according to its nature; for that reason, sculptures can be made by carving, modeling, or placing materials together.

2021 is the Year of the Ox! To celebrate this, participants will create ox sculptures using a bar of soap! We will apply some traditional sculpture techniques to make creative works of art.

Please have the following materials available:

  • 1 bar of soap
  • a pencil
  • paper
  • scissors
  • 1 plastic butter knife
  • Scrapers and peelers – use teaspoons, potato peelers, a paperclip, or similar objects
  • a brush (paintbrush)

Ages 7+, Families welcome.

Pay what you wish.

Register on Eventbrite

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:40 pm

Contact phone: (718) 961-8585

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

2021-02-11 2021-02-11 3:30 pm 4:40 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:30:01 EST