Ascend with Pride: An Afternoon with Friends & Family at FDR Four Freedoms State Park
Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Ascend with Pride: An Afternoon with Friends & Family at FDR Four Freedoms State Park

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.

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Pop-Up Library
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-Up Library

In cooperation with the Uni Project and featuring Drag Queen Story Hour, join us for a fun-filled weekend with this family friendly event! Come sit outside, read, draw, play games, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.

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Pop-Up Library
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-Up Library

In cooperation with the Uni Project and the Roosevelt Island Public Library, join us for a fun-filled weekend with this family friendly event! Come sit outside, read, draw, play games, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.

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Pop-Up Library
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-Up Library

In cooperation with the Uni Project and the Roosevelt Island Public Library, join us for a fun-filled weekend with this family friendly event! Come sit outside, read, draw, play games, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.

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Kite Flight for Peace
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Kite Flight for Peace

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.  

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Pop-Up Library
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-Up Library

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.

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Pop-Up Library
May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Pop-Up Library

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.

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I Love My Park Day
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

I Love My Park Day

I Love My Park Day heralds the start of spring with this statewide call to volunteer. Come celebrate the statewide I Love My Park Day at Four Freedoms Park! Show your appreciation of NYS parks by volunteering to help keep the Park beautiful, clean, and welcoming.

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Artist Talk: Setsuko Winchester on "Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project"
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Setsuko Winchester on "Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project"

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.

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Setsuko Winchester's "Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project"
Apr
12
to Apr 14

Setsuko Winchester's "Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project"

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.

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