NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:02:25 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Drum Circle]]> Date: October 20, 2017

The Fun Fridays series continues at Virginia Park with a Drum Circle. Drums will be provided but feel free to bring your own.

Return to the park on October 27 for Day of the Dead with BxArts Factory. Come celebrate the Mexican tradition Day of the Dead creating paper flowers, face painting, book binding and listening to Mexican music.

About the Public Art:

Lovie Pignata's public art project activates a blacktop with a bold, painted replica of the nearby Bronx River, highlighting the importance of this waterway. She has also installed retired canoes from local non-profits, which are retrofitted with seating, chessboards, planters, and wayfinding signage. Daylighting will be on view through June 19, 2018.

This exhibition and event are made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, which supports the creation of artworks by New York City-based emerging artists at 10 parks that are highly visible, but underserved by cultural programming. The UNIQLO grant program will transform these locations into engaging art destinations with a series of rotating exhibitions and community events through 2019.

Photo Credit: T. Pope jackson

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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<![CDATA[It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks]]> Date: October 21, 2017

This year NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art. On Saturday, October 21, NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops in Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field.

More than 100 artworks, workshops, and performances will take place throughout the day. Some activities include:

  • Bronx Museum: Button-making based on Bronx public artworks
  • Materials for the Arts: Reuse Sculpture Station
  • Blythe Cain: Painting public artworks with natural pigments
  • Kim Holleman: Trailer Park-let
  • Sing for Hope: the city’s favorite pianos
  • Amanda Long and Historic House Trust: Paper marbling workshop Change to Amanda Long and Historic House Trust: Paper marbling wishes
  • Groundswell: Sketchbook Making
  • United Photo Industries: Create a zine
  • Urban Field Station: Write with a tree alphabet
  • LMCC/Dances for a Variable Population: Dance workshop for all
  • Art Built: What it means to be a global citizen
  • City Arts, Inc: Pieces for Peace
  • Dream Yard: Mosaic workshop with recyclable material
  • Juanli Carrion: Spice portraits
  • Art Students League: Origami and collage workshop
  • Public Art Fund: Art-making workshop based on works of Ai Weiwei
  • Limon Dance Company/ Bryant Park Corp: Modern dance workshop
  • Daniele Frazier: Life-drawing class of a model in a polar bear costume
  • Poetry Society of NY: One-on-One Poetry Experiences
  • Art Production Fund: Art Sundae! Create a public art project with Elise Peterson
  • Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance: Wind Chimes Made from Recyclables with Evelyn Suero
  • Katya Grokhovsky: Slow Dance with Me
  • Taiwanese American Arts Council: Taiwan Tribal Spirits Updated
  • Broadway Mall Association: Collaborative Clay Mural Making with Joy Brown
  • The Moving Company performance with Tina Wang, Scynge Xing, Tamar Ettun

As NYC Parks’ public art program took shape in the 1960s, artistic events called “happenings” popped up in parks across the city. Blurring the line between art and everyday life, these fleeting performances combined sculpture, music, theater, dance, and poetry. They varied in size and sophistication, but always relied on audience participation.

NYC Parks’ 50th anniversary celebration "It’s Happening!" captures the same creative spirit with dynamic public artworks, hands-on workshops, and performances.

Presented by TD Bank

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: East Pinetum (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Outdoor Performance: Joiri Minaya, "Containers"]]> Date: October 21, 2017

Head to the Monocot Garden to experience Call & Response artist Joiri Minaya’s outdoor performance. Performers in tropical print body-suits will move through a variety of poses, in response to the site-specific audio narratives emanating from the garments. Complementing the tropical plants and the history of the Monocot Garden, these narratives will focus on human and plant camouflage and hyper-visibility.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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<![CDATA[Yogathon]]> Date: October 22, 2017

Peace and serenity awaits on the infield of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Take moment for yourself, learn to relax and free you mind via the calming words and movements of Ocean Breeze Yoga instructors. This event will bring together all levels of Yoga participants and provide an atmosphere of learning and collaboration. Modifications can be made for all participants and skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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<![CDATA[Seniors Halloween Dance]]> Date: October 26, 2017

Join NYC Parks and Senior Whole Health for an evening of dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, and music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Day of the Dead with BxArts Factory and MascaraViva]]> Date: October 27, 2017

Join us for the final Fun Fridays event at Virginia Park.

Celebrate the Mexican tradition, Day of the Dead, creating paper flowers, face painting, and book binding while enjoying Mexican music. Mascara Viva will bring her Catrina and Monarch Butterfly to dance with us!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Day of the Dead Celebration]]> Date: October 28, 2017

Celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with live music, traditional dance and parade, Calaveras Literarias (poetry readings), community altars, art workshops, and much more. Bring a picture of the person you want to commemorate to be part of the altar.

Celebración del Dia de los Muertos Ven a celebrar la tradicional fiesta Mexicana del Dia de los Muertos. Tendremos música en vivo, bailes tradicionales y desfile de ofrendas, calaveras literarias (lecturas de poesía), altares comunitarios, talleres de arte y mucho más. Trae una fotografía de la persona que desees conmemorar en el altar. (Free health screenings and zumba classes too!)

This event is being produced in partnership with Partnerships for Parks and the Mexican Coalition for Empowerment of Youth and Families.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. Mary's Park

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> Date: December 9, 2017

Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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