NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2020 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 12 Jul 2020 20:37:58 GMT <![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/14/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/14/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 14, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-14 2020-07-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/14/sunset-salsa-with-tala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/14/sunset-salsa-with-tala Date: July 14, 2020

Hudson River Park's Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing!

Talía has been bringing salsa to Hudson River Park for more than five seasons. This summer she will lead an online dance lesson and virtual celebration that you can join each week, right from the comfort of your home. Make sure you stay tuned for special guests–you won’t want to miss this!

The dancing begins Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM EDT and continues every Tuesday through September 8 on Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive.

If you're unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-14 2020-07-14 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eece1d875245.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/15/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/15/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: July 15, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-15 2020-07-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/15/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/15/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: July 15, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-15 2020-07-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/16/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/16/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: July 16, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-16 2020-07-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/17/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/17/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: July 17, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-17 2020-07-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/18/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/18/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 18, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-18 2020-07-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/19/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/19/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 19, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-19 2020-07-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/21/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/21/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 21, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-21 2020-07-21 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/21/sunset-salsa-with-tala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/21/sunset-salsa-with-tala Date: July 21, 2020

Hudson River Park's Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing!

Talía has been bringing salsa to Hudson River Park for more than five seasons. This summer she will lead an online dance lesson and virtual celebration that you can join each week, right from the comfort of your home. Make sure you stay tuned for special guests–you won’t want to miss this!

The dancing begins Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM EDT and continues every Tuesday through September 8 on Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive.

If you're unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-21 2020-07-21 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eece1d875245.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/22/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/22/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: July 22, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-22 2020-07-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/22/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/22/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: July 22, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-22 2020-07-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/23/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/23/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: July 23, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-23 2020-07-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/24/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/24/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: July 24, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-24 2020-07-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:14:59 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/25/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/25/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 25, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-25 2020-07-25 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/26/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/26/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 26, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-26 2020-07-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/28/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/28/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: July 28, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-07-28 2020-07-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/28/sunset-salsa-with-tala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/28/sunset-salsa-with-tala Date: July 28, 2020

Hudson River Park's Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing!

Talía has been bringing salsa to Hudson River Park for more than five seasons. This summer she will lead an online dance lesson and virtual celebration that you can join each week, right from the comfort of your home. Make sure you stay tuned for special guests–you won’t want to miss this!

The dancing begins Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM EDT and continues every Tuesday through September 8 on Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive.

If you're unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-07-28 2020-07-28 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eece1d875245.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/29/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/29/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: July 29, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-29 2020-07-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/29/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/29/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: July 29, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-29 2020-07-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/30/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/30/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: July 30, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-30 2020-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/31/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/07/31/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: July 31, 2020

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-07-31 2020-07-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 11 Jun 2020 11:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/01/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/01/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 1, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-01 2020-08-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/02/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/02/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 2, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-02 2020-08-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/04/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/04/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 4, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-04 2020-08-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/04/sunset-salsa-with-tala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/04/sunset-salsa-with-tala Date: August 4, 2020

Hudson River Park's Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing!

Talía has been bringing salsa to Hudson River Park for more than five seasons. This summer she will lead an online dance lesson and virtual celebration that you can join each week, right from the comfort of your home. Make sure you stay tuned for special guests–you won’t want to miss this!

The dancing begins Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM EDT and continues every Tuesday through September 8 on Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive.

If you're unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-08-04 2020-08-04 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eece1d875245.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/05/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/05/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 5, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-05 2020-08-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/05/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/05/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: August 5, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-05 2020-08-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/06/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/06/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 6, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-06 2020-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/07/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/07/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 7, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-07 2020-08-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Virtual Con Edison Family Days with Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/08/con-edison-family-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/08/con-edison-family-days Date: August 8, 2020

Join the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days. During COVID-19, all Family Days will be held online via Zoom. Visit MJM's website to register for free and get your materials list.

Step into another century as you explore the period rooms of Manhattan’s oldest house. Join Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum's educators in the colonial kitchen to create hands-on arts and crafts, while learning about the historic origins and significance of the crafts you make! Draw connections between the past and present by comparing and contrasting colonial life, tools, and toys with your contemporary world.

Admission is free.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-08-08 2020-08-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eed37ea5573d.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/08/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/08/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 8, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-08 2020-08-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/09/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/09/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 9, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-09 2020-08-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/11/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/11/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 11, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-11 2020-08-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/11/sunset-salsa-with-tala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/11/sunset-salsa-with-tala Date: August 11, 2020

Hudson River Park's Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing!

Talía has been bringing salsa to Hudson River Park for more than five seasons. This summer she will lead an online dance lesson and virtual celebration that you can join each week, right from the comfort of your home. Make sure you stay tuned for special guests–you won’t want to miss this!

The dancing begins Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM EDT and continues every Tuesday through September 8 on Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive.

If you're unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-08-11 2020-08-11 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eece1d875245.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/12/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/12/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 12, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-12 2020-08-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/12/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/12/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: August 12, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-12 2020-08-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/13/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/13/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 13, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-13 2020-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/14/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/14/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 14, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-14 2020-08-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/15/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/15/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 15, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-15 2020-08-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/16/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/16/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 16, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-16 2020-08-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/18/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/18/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 18, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-18 2020-08-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/18/sunset-salsa-with-tala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/18/sunset-salsa-with-tala Date: August 18, 2020

Hudson River Park's Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing!

Talía has been bringing salsa to Hudson River Park for more than five seasons. This summer she will lead an online dance lesson and virtual celebration that you can join each week, right from the comfort of your home. Make sure you stay tuned for special guests–you won’t want to miss this!

The dancing begins Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM EDT and continues every Tuesday through September 8 on Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive.

If you're unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-08-18 2020-08-18 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eece1d875245.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/19/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/19/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 19, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-19 2020-08-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/19/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/19/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: August 19, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-19 2020-08-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/20/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/20/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 20, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-20 2020-08-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/21/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/21/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 21, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-21 2020-08-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/22/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/22/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 22, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-22 2020-08-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/23/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/23/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 23, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-23 2020-08-23 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/25/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/25/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 25, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-25 2020-08-25 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/25/sunset-salsa-with-tala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/25/sunset-salsa-with-tala Date: August 25, 2020

Hudson River Park's Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing!

Talía has been bringing salsa to Hudson River Park for more than five seasons. This summer she will lead an online dance lesson and virtual celebration that you can join each week, right from the comfort of your home. Make sure you stay tuned for special guests–you won’t want to miss this!

The dancing begins Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM EDT and continues every Tuesday through September 8 on Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive.

If you're unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-08-25 2020-08-25 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eece1d875245.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/26/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/26/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 26, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-26 2020-08-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/26/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/26/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: August 26, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-26 2020-08-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/27/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/27/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 27, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-27 2020-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/28/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/28/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: August 28, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-08-28 2020-08-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/29/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/29/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 29, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-29 2020-08-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/30/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/08/30/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: August 30, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-08-30 2020-08-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/01/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/01/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 1, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-01 2020-09-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/01/sunset-salsa-with-tala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/01/sunset-salsa-with-tala Date: September 1, 2020

Hudson River Park's Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing!

Talía has been bringing salsa to Hudson River Park for more than five seasons. This summer she will lead an online dance lesson and virtual celebration that you can join each week, right from the comfort of your home. Make sure you stay tuned for special guests–you won’t want to miss this!

The dancing begins Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM EDT and continues every Tuesday through September 8 on Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive.

If you're unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-09-01 2020-09-01 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eece1d875245.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/02/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/02/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 2, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-02 2020-09-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/02/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/02/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: September 2, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-02 2020-09-02 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/03/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/03/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 3, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-03 2020-09-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/04/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/04/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 4, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-04 2020-09-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/05/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/05/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 5, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-05 2020-09-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:59:59 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/06/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/06/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 6, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-06 2020-09-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/08/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/08/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 8, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-08 2020-09-08 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Virtual Sunset Salsa with Talía]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/08/sunset-salsa-with-tala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/08/sunset-salsa-with-tala Date: September 8, 2020

Hudson River Park's Sunset Salsa joins world-renowned dancer, instructor and producer Talía Castro-Pozo and her line-up of incredibly talented friends every Tuesday for a virtual Sunset Salsa dance party. Just because we aren’t dancing salsa together in person this summer doesn’t mean we won’t still be dancing!

Talía has been bringing salsa to Hudson River Park for more than five seasons. This summer she will lead an online dance lesson and virtual celebration that you can join each week, right from the comfort of your home. Make sure you stay tuned for special guests–you won’t want to miss this!

The dancing begins Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 PM EDT and continues every Tuesday through September 8 on Facebook Live at bit.ly/HudsonRiverParkFBLive.

If you're unable to join live, performances will be available after events on hudsonriverpark.org

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-2020

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-09-08 2020-09-08 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eece1d875245.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:14:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/09/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/09/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 9, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-09 2020-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/09/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/09/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: September 9, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-09 2020-09-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/10/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/10/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 10, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-10 2020-09-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/11/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/11/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 11, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-11 2020-09-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Virtual Con Edison Family Days with Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/12/con-edison-family-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/12/con-edison-family-days Date: September 12, 2020

Join the Morris-Jumel Mansion on the second Saturday of every month for ConEd sponsored Family Days. During COVID-19, all Family Days will be held online via Zoom. Visit MJM's website to register for free and get your materials list.

Step into another century as you explore the period rooms of Manhattan’s oldest house. Join Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum's educators in the colonial kitchen to create hands-on arts and crafts, while learning about the historic origins and significance of the crafts you make! Draw connections between the past and present by comparing and contrasting colonial life, tools, and toys with your contemporary world.

Admission is free.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Virtual/Online Workshop

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2020-09-12 2020-09-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.71033790000000000, -74.00330290000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5eed37ea5573d.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2020 08:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/12/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/12/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 12, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-12 2020-09-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/13/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/13/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 13, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-13 2020-09-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/15/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/15/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 15, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-15 2020-09-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/16/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/16/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 16, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-16 2020-09-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/16/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/16/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: September 16, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-16 2020-09-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/17/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/17/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 17, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-17 2020-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/18/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/18/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 18, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-18 2020-09-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/19/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/19/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 19, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-19 2020-09-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/20/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/20/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 20, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-20 2020-09-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/22/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/22/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 22, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

]]>
Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-22 2020-09-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/23/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/23/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 23, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-23 2020-09-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/23/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/23/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: September 23, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-23 2020-09-23 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/24/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/24/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 24, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-24 2020-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/25/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/25/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 25, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-25 2020-09-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/26/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/26/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 26, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-26 2020-09-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/27/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/27/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 27, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-27 2020-09-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/29/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/29/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: September 29, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-09-29 2020-09-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/30/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/30/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: September 30, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-30 2020-09-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/30/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/09/30/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: September 30, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-09-30 2020-09-30 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/01/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/01/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: October 1, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-10-01 2020-10-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/02/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/02/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: October 2, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-10-02 2020-10-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:12 EDT
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/03/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/03/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: October 3, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-10-03 2020-10-03 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/04/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/04/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: October 4, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-10-04 2020-10-04 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[JAY JAXON: 40 Years Of Fashion Design Brilliance | Past, Present, Future]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/06/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/06/jay-jaxon-40-years-of-fashion-design-brilliance-past-present-future2 Date: October 6, 2020

The Jay Jaxon exhibition celebrates the life of Queens native Jay Jaxon as an American Fashion Designer, Haute Couture Designer, and Costume Designer. Further, it restores the history of Jaxon by displaying artifacts and objects from his personal design archives as well as primary sources from the research of fashion scholar and guest curator Rachel Fenderson.

#jayjaxonqueens

Jay Jaxon Biography

Jay Jason Jaxon was born on August 30, 1941, in Queens, New York. Jaxon would grow up to become a fashion designer, making historical imprints on the concrete streets of New York City, as well as the cobblestoned roads of Paris, and on the Hollywood walk of fame in Los Angeles. Jaxon is the youngest of four, born to Ethel Rena-Jackson and Sidney Jackson. Jaxon established a brand heralding his newly recommended and officially changed name of “Jay Jason Jaxon”, prior to his leave for Paris in 1968. When Jay Jaxon moved to France, the beginning of his career in Paris would commence a few months prior to the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in America as well as the May 1968 massive student-led protest in Paris.

Jaxon gained a wealth of design knowledge by working for these couture Maisons: Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Bohan for Christian Dior as an Assistant Designer. In the mid-70s, Jaxon returned to New York City and once again created his own collections, while designing for Pierre Cardin, Jay Jaxon for Benson & Partners, Jou-Jou, Jay Jaxon for Muney, John Kloss, and Jay Jaxon for The New Pliers. Next, Jaxon moved out to California at the persuasion of his “play cousin” Lester Wilson, the renowned choreographer. While in Los Angeles, Jaxon designed for Jill Richards, created theatrical costumes for celebrities such as Thelma Houston, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., and Luther Vandross. For television shows, he designed costumes for The Division, Angel, Ally McBeal, and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch. In film, Jaxon created costumes on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Men’s Club, and in stage for: Ailey Celebrates Ellington and The Colors of Christmas.

About the Guest Curator Rachel Fenderson

Rachel Fenderson was born and raised in Queens, New York, to Jamaican parents. During her youth, she worked hard as a student all the while being drawn to fabrics, design, and creation. In 2002, Fenderson pursued a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Hofstra University. Next, Fenderson attended Parsons The New School for Design and completed a Fashion Studies, Applied Associates Science degree of Fashion Design in 2008. On January 1, 2011, Rachel Fenderson and her sister Marsha Fenderson, founded a womenswear company monikered: Pepper Jacques.

By 2016, Fenderson furthered her education at Parsons Paris: The New School for Design in Paris, France. In May 2018, Fenderson completed her Master’s thesis JAY JAXON: A Biographical Study and Media Discourse Analysis Reinstating A Designer Into Fashion History. Pursuing this degree gave her the opportunity to write the first biographical thesis study on the designer Jay Jaxon.

Fenderson displayed her first exhibition on Jaxon at the Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris (2018). At the Queens Public Library in Queens, New York, Fenderson brought her exhibition on Jay Jaxon to the United States for the month of August 2019.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Jay Jaxon’s historical Couturier role, Fenderson will exhibit his work at the Queens Historical Society from February 2020 – December 2020.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2020-10-06 2020-10-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788100000, -73.82399749755900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5e332af36df53.jpg Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/07/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/07/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: October 7, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-10-07 2020-10-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids and Families Recycle to Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/07/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/07/kids-and-families-recycle-to-art Date: October 7, 2020

Kids make fun projects out of recyclable materials.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-10-07 2020-10-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 24 Dec 2019 14:15:10 EST
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/08/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/08/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: October 8, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-10-08 2020-10-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Express Yourself Arts Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/09/special-express-arts-1-2-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2020/10/09/special-express-arts-1-2-3 Date: October 9, 2020

This art program engages adults with disabilities through art for self-expression. Groups must call to schedule a trip in advance.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2020-10-09 2020-10-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:30:12 EDT