17. Art in the Parks: Celebrating 50 Years
Since Art in the Parks was created in 1967, the public has viewed over 2,000 installations in all five boroughs. Some of the installations as notable as Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates in Central Park, and Alexander Calder’s mobiles, bringing more people to our parks than ever before and initiating additional park activities like free summer movies, outdoor fitness, music, plays and even camping. Taking advantage of technology, NYC Parks added Periscope, an educational virtual ‘walk in the park.’
Now celebrating 50 years of Art in the Park, New York City Parks has scheduled events all summer long, leading up to the October 21st anniversary event, which will be the day that Central Park is transformed into “a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone.” As part of the summer-long activities, and in celebration of the Rockaway installation On the Rock 2017, the public is invited to bring a camera and take part in Sunset Photography with John J. Grillo. This free event will take place on August 17th from 7:00-8:30pm, meeting at Bungalow Bar, 377 Beach 92 Street, Rockaway.