No Salon Theatre Today (7/9), Here’s What’s Coming

Even though skies are clearing, presenter TERI BLACK (Break A Leg Productions) could  not risk the safety of her cast with pop-up thunderstorms and late last night (7/8/2020) bowed out of the Friday (7/9) Salon performance. Coordinating an outdoor  production is no easy task, and all the Salon  presenters, including Pink Moose Cafe, have been troopers, committed to bringing our community together in the park we love.

It’s all about building relationships. Just today, FDHP  received a donation and the note: “This lovely park helped me get through this difficult year. I’m even happier there’s Pink Moose & live entertainment now. keep it coming!” 

Next week’s Salon, July 15, 6 PM , (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 Bernstein 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, 6 PM Park Architecture and Gardens, presents NYC park architect GEORGE VELLONAKIS  and  the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, designers of the stunning United Arab Emirates building, which now overlooks the retaining wall of the Katharine Hepburn Garden, contributing elegance to the  landscape. 

July  29, 6 PM: PAMELA HANLON’S  Salon Talk about Turtle Bay has been rescheduled for the last Thursday in  July 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 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 appreciate your interest and look forward to a great summer in  Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. We welcome your feedback: email 



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