Tag Archives: Inwood Hill Park

Film Works Alfresco Presents “On the Town”

Announcing Inwood Art Works inaugural FREE outdoor summer cinema series, Film Works Alfresco!  “On the Town,” 98 minutes. Musical Comedy with subtitles en Español. (1948, USA).  New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town – especially in this classic adaptation of the 1944 Broadway musical, directed and choreographed by Gene Kelley. Featuring Academy Award -winning score by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, we follow three sailors (Frank Sinatra, Jules, Munshin, and Gene Kelly) on a day of shore leave in the Big Apple looking for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Twelve free screenings will occur consecutively every Monday evening at dusk at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park from June 5 through August 21 in 2017.

Plus, we have incredible pre-show entertainment (to be announced in May) lined up for each screening, which will commence approximately an hour before the films.  So make plans to bring a picnic and come enjoy a show before the show!

Sukkahwood Call for Artists at Inwood Hill Park

Sukkahwood” first annual outdoor temporary dwelling installation exhibition. (October 8th, 2017)  Sukkahwood invites artists and designers to re-imagine a “Sukkah” and be part of the “Sukkahwood” outdoor exhibition of temporary dwelling installations. It’s about using materials with a focus on sustainability and affordability and connecting to our beautiful New York City parks. Sukkahwood’s values of inclusion are universal and seek to bring together people from all walks of life. Sukkahwood is about re-thinking something essential to Jewish tradition in unique and out-of-the-box ways.

Each artist may submit one design for their sukkah, a temporary shelter or hut that is the central element of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The structures will be on display for one day in idyllic Inwood Hill Park.  Each sukkah must be designed to be built and taken down on the same day of the event.  Each artist or group of artists selected will be as creative as possible while working within the guidelines.

We ask each entrant to consider questions such as “What is a home?” and “How can a home be temporal, ephemeral and connected to nature?” This project is designed to push the boundaries of a thousand-year old tradition and implant it in a contemporary setting. The challenge of this competition is to explore what a contemporary Sukkah could be, focusing on modularity, sustainability and affordability, while maintaining a diverse and rooted meaning of time and space. Please join us in our mission to connect the arts with tradition and foster community across all lines.

Curator: The entries will be curated by Goldie Gross, Brooklyn-based artist, and co-producer of the Jewish Art Salon’s upcoming exhibition at the Jerusalem Biennale 2017, and of the upcoming Through Compassionate Eyes; The Ethical Treatment of Animals. She co-curated an exhibition at Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Arts. She founded The Art Club at Baruch College, and illustrates for Refract Magazine.
Awards: Cash prizes up to $1500 will be awarded at the event for first, second and third place.
Stipend: Each participant will receive a $500 stipend.

This event will be widely publicized via print and digital news outlets.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Artists and designers may submit proposals as individuals or as groups.

Each design proposal must contain the following:
All proposals must follow the design the guidelines outlined here.
  • One high resolution PDF presentation layout of final design.
  • A JPEG file of the layout must be submitted as well.
  • A concept explanation at least half a page in length detailing which elements you are emphasizing and why.
  • A detailed explanation of materials to be used and how it will be constructed.
  • Names and contact information for all members of your group.
 All materials must be submitted to sukkahwood@gmail.com by Tuesday night, August 15 2017 at 11:59 pm
For more information and design guidelines please visit our website www.sukkahwood.org/artists

Film Works Alfresco Presents “Los Domirriqueños”

Announcing Inwood Art Works inaugural FREE outdoor summer cinema series, Film Works Alfresco!  “Los Domirriqueños,” 115 minutes. Comedy en Español (2016, Puerto Rico).  In a neighborhood where Dominicans and Puerto Ricans live in community, they must learn to put their differences aside and work together to prevent the demolition of their basketball court. Should they fail, their beloved basketball court will be demolished by a greedy developer. Eduardo Ortiz directs several popular Puerto Rican and Dominican film and television stars in a fun and hilarious take on Latino culture.

Twelve free screenings will occur consecutively every Monday evening at dusk at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park from June 5 through August 21 in 2017.

Plus, we have incredible pre-show entertainment (to be announced in May) lined up for each screening, which will commence approximately an hour before the films.  So make plans to bring a picnic and come enjoy a show before the show!

Inwood Golden Hour Photography Hike at Inwood Hill Park (Light)

Bring your camera and join naturalist and photographer Mike Feller as you capture the park’s natural assets, such as rock outcrops, foliage, trees, and plant species from behind the lens. Mike will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and demonstrate the use of a large format film camera.   Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust. org to register

This program was made possible through the support of the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Film Works Alfresco Presents “Before the Flood” (Postponed Due to Weather)

Announcing Inwood Art Works inaugural FREE outdoor summer cinema series, Film Works Alfresco!  “Before the Flood,” 95 minutes. Documentary in English (2016, USA). If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change – would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Artic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood present a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the firm urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power.

Twelve free screenings will occur consecutively every Monday evening at dusk at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park from June 5 through August 21 in 2017.

Plus, we have incredible pre-show entertainment (to be announced in May) lined up for each screening, which will commence approximately an hour before the films.  So make plans to bring a picnic and come enjoy a show before the show!