Children & Families: Let’s Play!
1:00pm — 2:30pm
Storm King Art Center comes to Newburgh! Head over to Downing Park and join the interactive artists from Free Style Arts Association in games that celebrate nature, play, and the New Games movement of the 1970s. Inflate parachutes, run in group circles, toss a frisbee, and more! Organized with Free Style Arts Association and Newburgh Performing Arts Academy. This program is free to all participants!
- Suggested age range: all ages
- Program location: Please note this program takes place in Downing Park, located in the City of Newburgh, and not at Storm King
Free Style Arts Association is a group of artists that create participatory public sculptures. For over 20 years they have been engaging people in public places, inviting people to do projects such as painting on their suits, adding to collaborative sculptures of hula hoops, drawing with remote control cars, playing music on giant xylophones, and creating city-block-long string sculptures. Their sculptures manifest as commissions by community-based art funders, museums, galleries, schools, colleges, and businesses to build a community’s creative confidence and interest in the arts.
Founded in 2004, the Newburgh Performing Arts Academy (NPAA) provides youth ages 3-18 with high quality, pre-professional instruction in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. NPAA’s mission is to educate and enrich the quality of life of individuals in underserved communities through instruction in and access to the creative art forms. NPAA works with schools and community-based organizations to bring the arts to area residents through its workshops, master classes, arts-in-education, and afterschool programs.