Since 1864, animals have lived at Fifth Avenue and East 64th Street in Central Park. Today's zoo features gentle creatures in the Tisch Children's Zoo, plus polar bears and penguins as witty as anyone in town.
chashama supports communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where artists can flourish. By recycling and repurposing buildings in transition, we invest in neighborhoods, foster local talent, and sustain a vast range of creativity, commerce and culture. chashama is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
In 1952, private funds built the Chess & Checkers House to replace the Kinderberg, and today it is one of five Park visitor centers run by the Central Park Conservancy. Players are welcome to borrow pieces from the Conservancy staff, or bring their own. Dominos and backgammon are also available. This house hosts not only chess and checker games for the public, but also special events run by the Central Park Conservancy.
Claire’s Creative Adventures are unique professional artist or theme-based art projects and museum tours that are educational AND engaging! In a classroom, museum or party environment children ages 2-12 (and adults!) are introduced to modern and contemporary artists and diverse cultures based on current exhibits from the myriad of NYC museums and galleries.
Founded in 1974, the Creative Arts Laboratory at City University of New York works with New York City Public School teachers to design and enact arts experiences aimed to develop students' critical and creative skills and empower teachers to design and enact curricula that integrate these ways of knowing into core curricula.
Founded in 1972, DCTV is an established media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house.
Dynamic Forms' activities include professional performances, long-term and multi-year residencies, the choreography of Mark DeGarmo, lectures, lecture-demonstrations, workshops, seminars, panels, classes, open rehearsals and published articles and newsletters.
Since its founding in 1990, Flying Bridge has offered workshops in the performing and visual arts for more than 7,500 children and adults, toured 18 original theatrical productions to 45 neighborhoods in New York City and broadcast documentary video productions more than 150 times for an estimated audience of 450,000. Flying Bridge's student video and puppetry projects have won first-place awards in Borough-wide events and have been featured at citywide festivals in Battery Park, Bryant Park, Lincoln Center and the American Museum of Natural History.
Established in 1994, The Foundry Theatre aspires to assemble a community of artists with revolutionary ideas for the theatre and the world in which it is situated. The company commissions, develops, premieres, and tours theatrical works that explore the (im)possibilities of theatre.