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Arts in the Gardens

 
 
Jun 14—Sep 27, 2014
 
 
LOCATION:
Select Brooklyn NYRP Community Gardens
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday June 14, 2014
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The Arts in the Gardens series brings communities together to enjoy live and performing arts in a natural, outdoor setting. NYRP (New York Restoration Project) gardens—community-maintained green spaces for food growth and gatherings—host this unique event series featuring a mixed line-up of family-friendly programs, movement workshops, performances, and a film series. The events will take place in four Bedford-Stuyvesant and Gowanus gardens.

Music Festival
Sat, Jun 14 1—8pm
Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
This day-long music extravaganza will feature local Brooklyn musicians performing a variety of blues, jazz, funk, and other genres.

Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series
Garden of Hope: Jul 12 (Urban Bush Women), Aug 2 (Cora Dance) & 9 (UBW) at 12pm
Jane Bailey Memorial Garden: Jul 5 & 19 (Cora), Aug 16 (UBW) at 12pm
Urban Bush Women’s Kinetic Kids workshops and Cora Dance’s Hip-Hop Workshop for Everyone alternate residence in two of NYRP’s most scenic parks.

Garden Grooves Music Nights
Target Community Garden: Aug 7 at 7—9:30pm
Gil Hodges Community Garden: Aug 14 at 7—9:30pm
Garden of Hope: Aug 21 at 7—9:30pm
Enjoy the soothing sounds of live music by local musicians in the comfort of NYRP’s outdoor spaces.

Qualia Gardens
Installation Duration: Jul 15 – Aug 13
Performance 1: Aug 1 at 7pm
Performance 2: Aug 9 at 4pm
Gil Hodges Community Garden
LEIMAY presents an installation and two dance performances that explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation, with bodies hanging on and lean against walls, foretelling their own absence as they suspend in space and vacillate between life and death, echoing beginnings and endings. The art installation traces the garden stone path with dozens of strings using tension and suspension to stimulate your personal sense of perception.

Dance ‘n’ Film Series
Sat, Sep 6 – LAWN workshop & An American in Paris (1951): Target Community Garden
Sat, Sep 13 – LAWN workshop & Breakin (1984): Garden of Hope
Sat, Sep 20 – BENCH workshop & NY Export: Opus Jazz (2010): Target Community Garden
Sat, Sep 27 – LAWN workshop & The Wiz (1978): Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
Enjoy a dance-themed summer movie night series just for Brooklyn! Beginning at sunset, each screening is preceded by a fun workshop (4—6:30pm), led by Cora Dance and based of one of the company’s works. Each workshop culminates in a brief performance.

LOCATIONS
Gil Hodges Community Garden – 534 Carroll Street
Jane Bailey Memorial Garden – 327-329 Greene Avenue
Garden of Hope – 392 Hancock Street
Target Community Garden – 931-933 Bedford Avenue

For more information on Arts in the Gardens and the New York Restoration Project, please visit www.nyrp.org