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House Fest

House Fest

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Recurring (see all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 7, 2022

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

Join Gov­er­nors Island Arts for a three-day cel­e­bra­tion of the sea­son­al Orga­ni­za­tions in Res­i­dence in Nolan Park and Colonels Row. More than 15 cul­tur­al part­ners come together for a week­end-long cre­ative cel­e­bra­tion fea­tur­ing free dance and music per­for­mances, out­door instal­la­tions, inter­ac­tive work­shops, open stu­dios, pan­el dis­cus­sions, and more. Explore the line­up of works already on dis­play from the two dozen Orga­ni­za­tions in Res­i­dence in the his­toric hous­es in Nolan Park and Colonels Row.

Sat­ur­day 3-6 pm, dance to sound­tracks pro­vid­ed by Brook­lyn Unit­ed March­ing Band, Brass Queens, DJ Agua­pan­ela Mami, and DJ Yung Mayne. as part of citywide Dance Par­ty NYC.
Other highlights include an epic dance the­ater piece set by dance to the peo­ple, interactive impro­vi­sa­tion with Syd­nie L. Mosley Dance, WRITE NYC: Street Lab, a tast­ing menu pic­nic with Red Flower Col­lec­tive and much more.

See our guide to Governor’s Island.

Bajo el manto de la selva / Under the Cover of the Jungle

Immerse yourself in the Colombian rainforest with Winter Garden’s new large-scale sculptural work created by Tatiana Arocha, recipient of the 2022 Brookfield Place New York Annual Arts Commission. Made of hand-made paper, tree branches, reed, fique and wood, the work is representative of the artist’s layered relationship with the ecology of Colombia, her home country.

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Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp Lower Manhattan

See favorite family movies on the big screen at a cool theater with comfy seats and an extensive concessions menu (that can be ordered from your seats). Selections change each week, ranging from recent animated favorites (The Croods, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs) to timeless classics (Spirited Away, The NeverEnding Story).

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Battery Dance Festival

New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival presents a range of local and international dance companies representing styles from contemporary ballet to classical Indian dance to dancers in wheelchairs, all in a an outdoor park with a view. Bring a blanket in case the chairs are full (or dance along in the back).

Performances…

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Smorgasburg WTC

Sample creative global treats from 10 vendors at an open-air food market flanked by colorful murals.

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Battery Playscape

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…

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Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park

Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.

In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…

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