Bryant Park Square DanceSep 21, 5pm - 10pmBryant Park

Come on down for live music, dancing, countrified lawn activities (including cornhole and trick-roping lessons), plus beer and wine and tasty grub curated by Hester Street Fair (for purchase).

Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance is coming back to serve as the featured caller, backed by live boot-stomping bands. We will offer a free bag check, so you can keep your hands free to swing your partner. You’ll meet loads of people, and we’ll teach you the steps. No partner or experience is necessary.

We invite everyone to dust off that festive country attire and check out a midtown hoedown like no other!

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil

Family Art Project: Bundle Dyeing and Hapa ZomeSep 22, 10am - 1pmWave Hill House - West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

Join visiting artist Natalie Stopka to create botanical works of art featuring common herbs and garden flowers—like marigolds, coreopsis, and hollyhock. We’ll practice the technique of hapa zome, also known as plant pounding, and then bundle-dye silk handkerchiefs using simple, ecologically-friendly processes and aroma-therapeutic ways to explore botanical color.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Summer on the Hudson: Sun Gaze SundaysSep 23, 1pm - 4pmPier I - West 70th Street

The Amateur Astronomers Association and solar-gazing return with solar telescopes specifically designed to safely look at the sun and see sunspots and prominences under a summer sky.  


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