Friday, May 16, 2014

Fwd: Free Concerts, Tai Chi, Kids Programs and More from the Fort Tryon Park Trust

Highbridge Hands-On Science    with Dr. Leonisa Ardizzone    Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Meets in the Highbridge Recreation Center at 2301 Amsterdam Avenue and  173rd Street    Attention budding scientists and young geniuses at large: Join Dr.  Leonisa Ardizzone of Storefront Science to explore physics all around  us, and this month the science of bridges!     Have you ever wondered how bridges can hold heavy trucks suspended  over thin air? Discover the fascinating properties of physics through  fun, hands-on activities! Find out how it all works and then help  design your own bridge.     Appropriate for Ages 7-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Meets in the newly renovated Highbridge Recreation Center at 2301  Amsterdam Avenue and 173rd Street.    It's My Park Day in Fort Tryon Park  Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Meet at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden     Join thousands of New Yorkers in all five boroughs who come together  each year on It's My Park Day to volunteer and celebrate their  neighborhood parks and public spaces! Want to help out in your  neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you. Help prep the park for  summer by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in  park cleaning up, painting and planting.     Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle  entrance to the Heather Garden.  Photo by Aliza Holtz.    The Dessoff Choirs' Spring Ramble Concert  Sunday, May 18, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Takes Place on the Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park near the Heather  Garden at Margaret Corbin Circle.      The Dessoff Choirs, one of New York's oldest singing ensembles,  celebrates spring with a lively concert of folksongs, madrigals, and  spirituals.      Drawing on the European tradition, Dessoff sings five English  folksongs set by Ralph Vaughan Williams, who travelled the British  Isles collecting these tunes, and crystallized them for all time in  his lyrical style. The group celebrates America's own musical past  with arrangements of moving, powerful, and joyful African-American  spirituals arranged by giants in the field, from William Dawson to  Moses Hogan. To honor the rich diversity of northern Manhattan, the  program also includes a group of Latin American pieces, combining  exciting rhythms and beautiful melodies.      Bring a blanket to sit on.    Sunrise Tai Chi is Back!   Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.  Meets on the Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park    Join us for Sunrise Tai Chi classes overlooking the Hudson River and  Palisades with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. Suitable  for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Heavy rain and  weather/air advisory cancels.    Delving into Inwood Hill's Past with Sidney Horenstein  Wednesday, May 28, 6:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.  Meet at the Seaman Avenue and Isham Street entrance to Inwood Hill  Park    Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the  American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history,  and natural history walk through Inwood Park. Stroll through the park  with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as  well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.     This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and  the Fort Tryon Park Trust.    Scandia Children's Concert at Anne Loftus Playground  Saturday, May 31, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Performance in Anne Loftus Playground at the north end of Fort Tryon  Park at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Broadway    Join us for a fun and funny educational music program for all ages  from the New York Scandia Symphony! The program, "Fit as a Troll",  will teach children about healthy eating and exercise habits with a  fun interactive musical program. The performance is adapted from  Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program and will feature musical  arrangement from Frank Foerster.     The performance will take place in Anne Loftus Playground at the  intersection of Dyckman Street and Broadway at the Northeast corner of  Fort Tryon Park. To get there by subway, take the A train to the  Dyckman Street station.    Tickets Are On Sale for Our Wine Tasting Fundraiser  A Toast to Fort Tryon Park  Thursday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Located on the Stan Michels Promenade in the Heather Garden in Fort  Tryon Park     This year we will be honoring Sandra Garcia-Betancourt for her  commitment to the arts in Northern Manhattan, and especially in  Northern Manhattan Parks. As the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance's  Executive Director she has worked to enliven Parks with the work of  local artists.     Wine and dine overlooking the Hudson among the breath-taking blossoms  of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park. Celebrate the start of  summer with fine wine from Cabrini Wines and live music along with  your friends and neighbors, all in support of your favorite park!      Tickets are on sale now at  <>  . Buy your tickets now and get 25% off. Advanced purchase discount  available for a limited time.    HELP Protect the Palisades: SIGN the petition!   Help us get to 5,000 signatures     You can still help protect the Palisades and the public's enjoyment of  them from FortTryon Park. Sign the petition  <>   to LG Electronics and Englewood Cliffs to redesign the LG tower to a  low-rise design that would preserve the natural beauty of the  Palisades and fulfill LG and Englewood Cliffs' economic development  needs. Your actions can help preserve this National Historic Landmark  so it won't be denigrated for future generations.    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