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Community Arts as Activism Workshop

Community Arts as Activism Workshop

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$20, $14/students & seniors, free/ages 19 & under

Celebrate art-making and explore its ongoing meaning and role in justice, equality, and freedom for all with the help of the Wide Awakes and the Katal Center with Josh MacPhee at a drop-in, art-making workshop for families and children. Make capes and screen print t-shirts or totes (bring a light-colored t-shirt or tote bag of your choosing).

Free with museum admission. Registration is recommended.

See our guide to the Museum of the City of New York.

Independence Day Family Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day at the New-York Historical Society with a fun-filled day of learning about America’s past through crafts, stories, and objects in the galleries.

Explore a statue of Thomas Jefferson with a costumed interpreter and dig into his legacy—both as a Founding Father and as an enslaver.  Write a letter to Jefferson telling him…

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Free Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III

The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park returns with Richard III. One of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling…

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Catch-and-Release Fishing

Borrow fishing poles for catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer. Try to hook largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel.

Poles plus instructions and bait (corn kernels) available at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, on the north shore of the Meer.

See our guide to Central Park.

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The DiscOasis

Central Park’s Wollman Rink transforms into a glittering roller-disco paradise. with art installations, photo ops, and soundscapes curated by Groovemaster Nile Rodgers.

From 10:00am-4:30pm, book one-hour or three-hour open skating sessions. From 5:30-10:00pm, enjoy dazzling lights, live DJs, and a musical show with a cast of roller-skating performers. Tickets include 2 hours of skate time,…

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Ancient Playground

This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door.  Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…

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Billy Johnson Playground

This rustic playground hosts an amazing 45-foot granite slide nestled into a rocky hill, bucket and tire swings, and an amphitheater and miniature stone bridge made of natural materials like plants, stone, and wood at a child’s scale.

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