Jazz Concert at Dag’s Pink Moose Cafe, June 24, 6 PM


Enjoy sensual rhythms of Afro-Peruvian Latin Jazz with the CORINA BARTRA SEXTET on the Garden Terrance. Cafe tables reserved for customers; open seating on the benches. This blend of intoxicating rhythms will have you moving and grooving to a caffeine high. (Of course, if you prefer decaf, the Pink Moose will provide.)

Corina Bartra is a singer, composer, orchestra leader and recording artist. She is widely known in jazz circles as an acclaimed pioneer of Afro-Peruvian jazz with infusions of Latin trends.

Join Friends to celebrate our “coming out party” as public space plays a vital role in New York City’s renewal.

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


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.  



In the Garden


“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.