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Fort Tryon Park: FORAGING AS A METAPHOR: NATURE SKETCHING

April 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Upper Manhattan Forest Kids & NYC Parks for an Earth Day workshop! Foraging As A Metaphor is a walking class that will identify edible and medicinal plants in our local parks and green spaces and use sketching to deepen relationships. Sketching plants is an effective method for increasing familiarization due to the keen process of seeing when sketching.

Ages 7-12 years old. Sketch supplies will be provided.

 

This program is free and open to the public. For accessibility information, contact ollie.demeio@parks.nyc.gov or 212-795-1388.

Fort Tryon Park: Public Art Walking Tour

Public Art Walking Tour of Fort Tryon
Saturday, April 20
2 – 3pm 

Fort Tryon Park Lawn | meet near sculpture (“UDD” by Wolf) at the northern end of the Cloisters Lawn

These art installations have been extended through the summer!
Come out to experience the Appearances sculpture exhibition on display throughout Fort Tryon Park on a free walking tour with MJ Dickson (sculptor of above piece), who curated the show working with the public art department of NYC Parks. Meet at the northern end of the Cloisters Lawn near the UDD sculpture by Wolf.

Inwood Hill Park: Sunset Poetry Hike

Friday night’s Sunset Poetry Hike kicks off the 9th Annual Earth Day Festival, organized by the Friends of Inwood Hill Park and led by @donniewelchpoetry!

Friday, April 19th, 6:30pm
Isham & Seaman entrance


Registration required (free)

The hike will start at the Isham street entrance, wander around the shoreline of the cove, then head up the Blue Trail to Overlook Meadow for sunset before we finally hike out together at dusk. We’ll break along the way for poetry about natural spaces and our relationships to land. We’ll also offer time for anyone who wants to share work: their own creation or something that inspires them.

Pack water, snacks, and a poem, song, or rap for the Sunset Poetry Hike. An open mic hike for all ages and abilities.

Please wear sturdy closed toe shoes and bring a flashlight or headlamp for the hike out. All ages and ability levels are welcome for both the hike and readings.

The guided hike will be led and hosted by local poet Donnie Welch, a Super Steward trail maintainer with the Natural Areas Conservancy.

The 1st photo of Donnie, by Donnie, the other 3 by @taryher taken at the 2023 festival hike.

The 9th Annual Friends of Inwood Hill Park Earth Day Festival is April 19-20, 2024. Come on out and care for our common home across the street from yours. The full schedule is announced. Registration links with details are in our bio.

Celebrate earth with your community through park stewardship, volunteerism, advocacy, and education in the Shorakapok Preseve in present-day Inwood Hill Park in the ancestral homeland of the Lenape – Lenapehoking. Inwood Hill Park is Manhattan’s only natural old-growth forest.

This year’s international earth day theme is “Plastics vs Planet.” @earthdaynetwork

UPTOWN ARTS STROLL: Dominican Yorks at the Hispanic Society

Exhibition Title: Dominican Yorks at the Hispanic Society
Location: Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Dates: February 23 – June 30, 2024

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library inaugurates Arte en el Alto Manhattan with Dominican Yorks at the Hispanic Society featuring three Dominican-born co-curators exhibiting works created in artistic dialog with HSM&L’s collection based on their individual aesthetic approaches as well as their unique perspective as Dominican immigrants in New York. The works showcased express the complicated transnational and intercultural identity, which these artists share with over 2 million Dominican-Americans in the United States, approximately half of whom reside in the NYC Metropolitan area, particularly in the museum’s home neighborhood of Washington Heights.

Co-curators: Reynaldo García Pantaleón, Chiqui Mendoza, & Rider Ureña

UPTOWN ARTS STROLL: Dominican Yorks at the Hispanic Society

Exhibition Title: Dominican Yorks at the Hispanic Society
Location: Hispanic Society Museum & Library

Dates: February 23 – June 30, 2024

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library inaugurates Arte en el Alto Manhattan with Dominican Yorks at the Hispanic Society featuring three Dominican-born co-curators exhibiting works created in artistic dialog with HSM&L’s collection based on their individual aesthetic approaches as well as their unique perspective as Dominican immigrants in New York. The works showcased express the complicated transnational and intercultural identity, which these artists share with over 2 million Dominican-Americans in the United States, approximately half of whom reside in the NYC Metropolitan area, particularly in the museum’s home neighborhood of Washington Heights.

Co-curators: Reynaldo García Pantaleón, Chiqui Mendoza, & Rider Ureña