Monday, Aug. 15, Outdoor Movie Classic “State of the Union” & Pre-film Lounge Party

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state-of-the-union-movie-poster-1948-7:30 PM: FREE MOVIE: Bring photo ID to receive audio headset. First come, first served, 400 seats.

6:00 to 7:15 PM: CAFE LOUNGE PARTY  Members of Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and/or Turtle Bay Association gather behind the park café for free music, munchies and lemonade. Enjoy a stroll through the Katharine Hepburn Garden. Cash bar at Dag’s Café with Happy Hour prices.

If you don’t receive a postcard invitation by mail, you can renew your dues or join via this website. Click on JOIN OR DONATE.

Directed by the legendary Frank Capra, State of the Union has it all: love, lust and politics. Spencer Tracy plays a business tycoon tapped by powerful party bosses to serve as their presidential candidate. He’s  torn between his convictions,  political agendas and two women.  Katharine Hepburn plays the wife who won’t give up on principles and a shaky marriage. Angela Lansbury adds style and spice as the powerful newspaper publisher and “other woman.”

An event presented by Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in cooperation with NYC Parks & Recreation and Dag’s Cafe with generous funding support from the Ford Foundation and Turtle Bay Association.  

DISCOVER THE KATHARINE HEPBURN GARDEN:  WATCH VIDEO

 

Katharine Hepburn Garden Party, May 12th

“The calla lillies are in bloom again,” says Katharine Hepburn in Stage Door. You can watch the scene on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNtz0r5pmXo.

Better yet, join us  on Saturday, May 14  at 1 PM to celebrate  Kate’s birthday (May 12). Live music, coffee and cake with a  tour of the Katharine Hepburn Garden. Co-presented with our friends at the Turtle Bay Association.

Hepburn divulges her thoughts on whether there’s an afterlife …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCVKfmVvSlghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuIrTS1FI9E

TOUR THE KATHARINE HEPBURN GARDEN, BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuIrTS1FI9E

 

150 World Leaders, Earth Day & Tulips

On Earth Day, April 22, 150 world leaders converge on UN headquarters to  sign the historic Paris climate agreement, making it the largest single signing of an international agreement in world history (another Earth Day first). On every front, extreme weather is causing cataclysmic disruption and damage while  scientific consensus and data on the health effects of climate change continue to mount.

Dag Hammarskjod Plaza will be on high security on April 21 and April 22, but back to normal on Saturday when police  barricades are removed. Enjoy the tulips in the Katharine Hepburn Garden and check out “What’s In Bloom” on Homepage of this website.

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Sculpture: Dialogue for Peace by Mazeredo

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Dove Sculpture

Mazeredo is a Brazilian artist from Rio de Janeiro whose works have been displayed in Brazil, Europe and major US cities. Recently, she was honoured in Paris, where her Dialogue exhibit was on display at the festival Le Lavage Du Madeleine. When Pope Francis visited Rio in 2013, he personally blessed her St. Francis and White Dove sculpture, which then went on public display at Lido Square in Copacabana. She started her Dialogue for Peace sculpture series in 2013 to generate awareness that dialogue between cultures through art plays a crucial role in fostering peace and understanding. The white sculpture represents the dove of peace. The two red and green sculptures  symbolize a butterfly (freedom) and two lips (dialogue). Notice how the pieces of white sculpture interlock and connect.