Get your cameras ready: a 12’ x 100’ Pride flag is coming to FDR Four Freedoms State Park from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 30! And on Saturday, June 15 from 12:00-6:00 PM, the Park will host a free WorldPride celebration for all ages, with VideoOut onsite all day capturing coming out stories for their online library, food trucks for a picnic on the lawn, and a visit from Drag Queen Story Hour, at 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM, featuring books that focus on diversity and inclusivity.
In recognition of the United Nations General Assembly and International Peace Day, visitors are invited to design and fly kites selecting stripes, colors, and symbols that represent personal ideas about peace and freedom. Visitors of all ages will discover the fun of constructing and flying their very own kite, guaranteed to soar in the lightest of winds. Kite-making workshops are free and suitable for all ages.
Join us for a fun-filled weekend with this family friendly event, celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and featuring Story Time with Always Anjali author Sheetal Sheth! Come sit outside, read, draw, enjoy the view, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.
Join us for a fun-filled weekend with this family friendly event, celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and featuring Story Time with Satya Saves the Day author Raakhee Mirchandani! Come sit outside, read, draw, enjoy the view, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.
Come celebrate the past, present and future of Roosevelt Island as we participate in Jane's Walk 2019!
Join Setsuko Winchester for an artist talk and tour on her Freedom from Fear/Yellow Bowl Project at FDR Four Freedoms State Park on Sunday, April 14 at 2pm. Winchester will discuss the history behind Executive Order 9066 and Asian-American exclusionism, her impetus for creating this project, and her journey spanning 16,000 miles across the United States to photograph her tea bowls in situ at the sites of former US concentration camps.
In 2015, Setsuko Winchester hand-pinched 120 yellow tea bowls, each representing 1,000 individuals who were rounded up and removed following FDR’s Executive Order 9066, which authorized the relocation and detainment of more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry in the western United States. Traveling to some of the most unforgiving landscapes of this country, Winchester arranged her tea bowls at the remnants of these former US concentration camps in an effort to illuminate this discomfiting, and often overlooked, chapter in American history.