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Friends of Inwood Hill Park Free Summer Programs: Nature Photography, SENIORS

TUESDAYS 9:30 – 11:00 AM SENIORS.

Create compelling digital Nature photography. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of shooting techniques, and shot composition. No photography experience necessary!

Reserve your spot in advance by joining our mailing list. Email margaret.knoerzer@parks.nyc.gov to be added! Limited spots will be available to walk-ins, all photography classes are capped at 10 participants. All participants will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. All classes will meet at the Muscota Marsh.

Morris Jumel’s “Handwriting the Constitution” Community Event Series

What does the U.S. Constitution actually say? On January 20, 2017, artist Morgan O’Hara took a pen and paper to the central branch of the New York Public Library and began to write her own copy of the document in long hand in what she describes as “a form of protest for introverts.” Since then, there have been some 119 sessions on three different continents and more than 2,000 participants.

Morgan says: “This art practice was created so that people will know their rights, deepen their understanding of laws created to protect these rights, and helps resist negative thinking….The goal of this art practice is to encourage people to hold their own Handwriting sessions on a recurring basis; to create a physical and psychological space that explores the practice of concentrated writing as an art form, and a process designed to bring people together in a quiet and calming way, all by focusing on human rights.”

This summer, we will be hosting the first online version of the Handwriting Project, collaborating with the Old Stone House and other Historic House Trustsites in New York City, as well as a community of artists in Europe. We will meet every Thursday from 12 pm – 2 pm beginning on August 13 and ending on September 17, with a special session on Wednesday, August 26 to observe the Centennial of Ratification of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote. Commit to spending time with the U. S. Constitution, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, or choose another document. Participation is casual and members will have the opportunity to share their documents.

Inwood Hill Park Arts, Culture & Fun: Watercolor Landscape Painting

Join Parks’ Arts, Culture & Fun for a watercolor landscape workshop in partnership with Seeds of the League. Artist Ian Gabriel will lead the workshop where you will learn the art of painting the landscape in watercolor. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome.

Seeds of the League is the Art Students League’s community program.

The workshop is outdoors.  For your comfort, bring a mat, blanket, or folding chair to sit on. Feel free to bring your own watercolors, paper, water, and brushes. Supplies will be provided for those who need supplies.

Registration
Please email manhattan.acf@parks.nyc.gov to register, and note that the class size is limited to 15 participants and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis on the day of the workshop.

Please note: This summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We’re asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming.

Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Friends of Inwood Hill Park Free Summer Programs: Nature Photography, SENIORS

TUESDAYS 9:30 – 11:00 AM SENIORS.

Create compelling digital Nature photography. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of shooting techniques, and shot composition. No photography experience necessary!

Reserve your spot in advance by joining our mailing list. Email margaret.knoerzer@parks.nyc.gov to be added! Limited spots will be available to walk-ins, all photography classes are capped at 10 participants. All participants will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. All classes will meet at the Muscota Marsh.

Virtual MJM Con Edison Family Day: ‘Take a Look at Historic Selfies and Family Portraits’

Join MJM educator Ms. Angela to look at some of the paintings in the Mansion’s collection and to make your own portrait! Register for FREE and have the following materials with you and ready to go on Saturday:

Materials You Will Need To Bring List:

  • White unlined paper
  • Pencil
  • Scraps of textured or patterned paper (can be scraps or pieces from magazines or newspaper)
  • Glue sticks or regular liquid glue
  • Colored pencils or markers or water color paints with paintbrush (optional)

Register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-6trjkqGdwff7bPqqkyFbYf25lV-KOu?mc_cid=d5ba0bd287&mc_eid=5dc156334d