The city is putting on a free festival in Central Park on Saturday to celebrate 50 years of public art, holding performances and more in the East Pinetum field at 84th Street behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Inspired by the fleeting, free-flowing art “happenings” that popped up in parks across New York City in the 1960s, “It’s Happening!” will capture the same spontaneous spirit with 50 pieces of public artwork on display, approximately 50 performances and workshops. Parks will transform Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field into a museum, art studio and stage for a day of public art to celebrate this milestone.
The schedule and more info is below. It will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
11 a.m.: James Lovell, Bronx Music Heritage Center
Noon: Dances for a Variable Population, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
1 p.m.: Taiwanese American Arts Council
Sculpture Garden Performances/Activities
11:30 a.m.: Leenda Bonilla reading program
12:15 p.m.: The Moving Company
1 p.m.: Limón Dance Company, free modern dance class
Every Hour: DB Lampman, sculptural performance
Every Hour: Daniele Frazier, drawing lesson