The Gospel Electric, A Family Program
Park Avenue Armory
Suggested Ages: 8-10 to 15-18
Explores the musical coming of age of “Godmother of Rock’ n’ Roll” Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her navigation of a segregated, male driven, and spiritually overbearing society of the 1940s in a . Combining original songs as well as motifs and songs from Tharpe herself, this theatrical, immersive live concert asks the question, “who decides what ‘holy’ sounds like?” Inspired by the Armory’s historic building and part of a trilogy featuring a different prominent woman in music history,
Recommended for for ages 10 and up.
Columbus Day Parade
This annual festive parade celebrates the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition to America and and the important contributions of Italian-Americans and other immigrants.
The floats and bands set sail up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street. Over a dozen high school bands, as well as virtuosi professional groups from…More info
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.More info