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.
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
“Hydra” means water, and hydrangeas like plenty of it. They reward you with plentiful blooms: lacecaps, mopheads and panicles, depending on the variety. The native hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf) is undaunted by cold winters, and this year, the shrubs look spectacular with branches shooting up 7 feet and dangling white panicles over the iron fence. The foliage of this hardy shrub turns deep red and purple in autumn. The flowers of the Oakleaf hydrangea can be collected at the end of the growing season and used in dry arrangements.