Childrens’ activities, live music, romance novel and poetry readings highlight the West Side Community Garden‘s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, 2013 at the Garden, located on West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.
The event is free.
Artwork and crafts created by local westside artists will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days by the garden’s 89th Street entrance. Paintings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, quilting and limited edition clothing and more.
Saturday, Sept. 21, family-friendly events include a free crafts workshop for children (all materials provided) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,a magic show at 1.p.m., and folk music singalong at 3p.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 22, the New York String Orchestra conducted by Stephen Josephs, will present a concert on the garden green from noon until 1p.m.
From 2-4 p.m. local poets Howard Pflanzer and Rosalie Calabrese will “bookend” live readings of romance novels by members of the Romance Writers of America New York Chapter. A booksigning and reception will follow.
Every three years, ICP’s curators round up some of the most interesting contemporary photography and video works from around the world.
The 2013 Triennial, A Different Kind of Order, focuses on artworks created in our current moment of widespread economic, social, and political instability.
The exhibition will include 28 international artists who employ photography, film, video, and interactive media. Many of their works reflect the growing importance of new paradigms associated with digital image making and network culture.
Ponder the sights and sounds of nature—bugs, insects, flowers, water, and trees—in the exhibition Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art. Join a gallery conversation, discover how a Japanese screen is made, and create your own Rinpa-inspired artwork. Materials are provided.
Teen Programs (Ages 11–18)
Saturday, October 20, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education.
Pelham Bay Park will host four hours of performances, exhibits, arts and crafts, delicious food, storytelling, nature programs, and more. This annual event is a celebration of the unique Native cultures of the Americas.
Guests of all ages will enjoy the ability to interact with many of the performances and activities, while learning about the traditions and lifestyles of such Native groups such as the Taino, Cheyenne-Pawnee, Ojibwe/ Oneida, and more.
Check it out: http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2012/09/23/native-american-festival