At the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre within Central Park
Yeti, Set, Snow!
November 12 – February 23, 2020
Yeti, Set, Snow! – an original story and marionette production produced by the City Parks Foundation – will be making its anticipated return to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. Perfect for families with young children, this winter adventure kicks off the holiday season with puppetry and music beginning November 12, 2019 throughout the winter season to February 23, 2020. The production is recommended for families with children ages 3 – 8.
Yeti, Set, Snow! tells the story of a young girl named Widget, and her friend, Twig, who encounter a yeti named Pascetti and pet cat, Tinsel Kitty, on the first snow day of the winter season. Pascetti, who lives on a mountaintop nearby, dislikes the snow. Through songs and snow day activities, Pascetti discovers not only that snow can be fun, but also learns the value of friendship.
Times Square’s 12th Annual Valentine Heart
MODU and Eric Forman Studio
January 30 – March 1, 2020, Broadway Plaza at 46th Street
MODU and Eric Forman Studio use the magic of mirrors and light to remix and reflect the urban spectacle of New York City with Heart Squared. As viewers move around the skeletal structure evoking an anatomic heart, the reflections of 125 mirrors coalesce to reveal a kaleidoscopic portrait of city, visitor, and sky.
The 12th Annual Valentine Heart Design Competition is presented with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
MODU and Eric Forman Studio’s Heart Squared is the winner of 2020 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, which was curated by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. As this year’s winning design, Heart Squared will be unveiled on January 30 at 11am at Father Duffy Square, between 46th and 47th Streets. The installation will remain on view for the month of February.
Tilted in various directions within a steel frame that evokes the outline of an anatomic heart, the 125 mirrors of Heart Squared transform the spectacle of Times Square into kaleidoscopic images of people, buildings, and brightly-lit billboards. While the position of each mirror seems random, the designers developed a specialized technique to calculate the specific angles in order to hide a playful surprise. As viewers move around the structure towards a special marked location, those hundreds of reflections suddenly coalesce, revealing a pixel heart of urban life surrounded by a field of mirrored sky.
18th Annual Orchid Show at the NY Botanical Garden
JEFF LEATHAM’S KALEIDOSCOPE
Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Sunday, April 19, 2020
2900 Southern Boulevard
Famed Floral Designer Jeff Leatham Is Set to Bring His Bold and Colorful Vision to The New York Botanical Garden’s 18th Annual Orchid Show
The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope Runs February 15 Through April 19, 2020
Bronx, NY—The popular orchid exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) returns for its 18th year with The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope. Thousands of orchids will be on dramatic display in dazzling creations by lifestyle icon and floral designer to the stars Jeff Leatham. On view February 15 through April 19, 2020, Leatham’s captivating designs and installations will transform each gallery of the exhibition in NYBG’s historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a different color experience, like a turn of a kaleidoscope.
Arches of hanging orchids of deliberate hues will deliver a kaleidoscopic tunnel effect and, along with other design surprises, bring thrilling and hypnotic sensory delights to the 2020 Orchid Show. Leatham is working with horticulturists from NYBG, including Senior Curator of Orchids Marc Hachadourian, to assemble orchids from its collections as well as from some of the finest growers in the world. Orchids of seemingly every conceivable shape and provenance, including rare and iconic specimens, will be on display in breathtaking configurations.
“Color is the first and most important aspect of my work, always,” Jeff Leatham said when describing his creations for The Orchid Show. “I want every gallery to be a different color experience for visitors as they move through them, like looking into a kaleidoscope. I loved kaleidoscopes as a child. You start dreaming as you look through one. People have seen the interiors of the Conservatory already, but with this exhibition, I want them to look through them like never before.”
Jeff Leatham is the award-winning artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, with studios also at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center and the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. He has been creating a sensation with his floral installations since he began his career in 1995. His work is a combination of his love for flowers and passion for design. Using shape, color, and simplicity, his creations are dramatic, bold, unforgettable statements that are always an integral part of the setting. Leatham has produced spectacular displays in Paris for nearly two decades, and in 2014, he was knighted with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres—the highest honor for artists and others who have made a significant contribution to French culture. His clients include Cher, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey, the Kardashians, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and many others. His publications—Flowers by Jeff Leatham, Flowers by Design, and Jeff Leatham: Visionary Floral Art and Design—remain best-selling design books worldwide.
During Orchid Evenings on select dates throughout the run of The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope, adults 21 and over can experience the exhibition at night with music, cash bars, and light bites. Advance ticket purchase is recommended to guarantee admission to these signature events.
At NYBG Shop, Orchid Show visitors may select from thousands of top-quality orchids, from exotic, hard-to-find specimens for connoisseurs to elegant yet easy-to-grow varieties for beginners available for purchase, along with orchid products and books.
For more information about The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope and to purchase tickets, please visit the Garden’s Web site at nybg.org.
Sunday, March 8, 2020
1:00 – 3:30 pm
Commonpoint Queens Central Queens
67-09 108th Street Forest Hills NY 11375
We’re excited to be kicking winter to the curb with our annual Purim Carnival, which will take place this year on Sunday, March 8th, from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM, and will feature inflatable rides, obstacle courses, arts and crafts, games, food, and so much more! We’ll also be hosting Summer Camp and Early Childhood/Nursery School Open Houses, so you can have a good time and get some information on quality programming for your children.
Admission is $5/child (over 2 years old), with a maximum of $15 per family. We’ll also be collecting non-perishable food donations for our annual spring food drive.
We’ll also be hosting a Spring Character Party at our Sam Field Center in Little Neck from 11 am to 1 pm. Show your Character Party bracelet and receive free admission to the Purim Carnival!
Spring and Easter Market
April 12, 2020
Spring in the air and it’s Easter Sunday. Come out and enjoy strolling the colorful aisle, indoors and outdoors, filled with talented local artisans, designers and independent vintage and antique dealers, and grab a yummy bite from our artisanal food court.
Come hungry and expect to discover one-of-a-kind, rare and limited-edition fashion, home goods, jewelry, skincare, furniture, stationary, art and more!
100% of our profits are donated to four local public school, benefiting over 2,000 children.