This week’s Salon, July 15, (rain date 7/16) NOA BORNSTEIN entertains us with a family-friendly talk about the evolution of Peace Gorilla introduced by FDHP President SHERRILL KAZAN, who plays a lead role in bringing sculpture to the Plaza under NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program. Noa Bornstein loves the interaction that public art offers and welcomes children to her lively talk “Going Ape.” Her public art projects include large murals in NYC and LA and animal sculptures.
July 22 Salon Talk, Park Architecture and Gardens, presents NYC park architect GEORGE VELLONAKIS and CHARLES HARRIS, architect from Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, designers of the stunning United Arab Emirates building, which now overlooks the retaining wall of the Katharine Hepburn Garden, enhancing the Plaza landscape.
July 29, PAMELA HANLON’S Salon Talk about Turtle Bay has been rescheduled for the last Thursday in August when directors of Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and the Turtle Bay Association join up for a grand finale celebration of our community.
Enjoy the Garden’s Reopening: Now that the UAE construction fence has been removed, you can walk the entire garden path and enjoy Kate’s bench and the engraved stepping stones bearing quotes by Katharine Hepburn. Volunteers have been pruning and weeding under the guidance of Parks Gardener Maria Mendez and plantsman Robert Soret. New signage and work on the foot path is underway.
State of NYC Parks: Now that the City’s budget has been passed and we have a new Mayor, stay tuned for news about the general state of NYC parks, the impact on our neighborhood and Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.
We look forward to a great summer in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.
The Cafe Salon Talks at the Pink Moose Cafe in Hammarskjold Plaza feature neighborhood notables with a pre-paid picnic box of tasty goodies ready for pickup before each show. All food sales are advance order only so the one-hour programs can start at 6 pm. Visit website https://hammarskjoldplaza.org for last-minute announcements.