Events

The Kings County Fiber Festival returns to OSH & Washington Park for it’s 10th year!

Spend the day with natural fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners and weavers in the annual fiber festival. The full day event will include a marketplace for independent fiber artists from the tri-state area.

During the Festival, we host the “Make Warm Hats for the Homeless” hat drive. Make a hat for someone who really needs your help this winter. Bring your hat donation, in an individual plastic bag, to the Festival donation table. We will deliver the hats to group homes, shelters and soup kitchens within New York City. Last year we collected over 600 hats.

Apply to be a vendor here.

Featured photo: ShirstyCat.

Come down to 4th Street & 5th Ave to shop affordable new and used bikes, parts, and accessories from local vendors at NYC’s only bicycle flea market. Get ready for a new commuting season and spruce up your ride through the park, to work, or school.

This event is outdoors and will be held rain or shine.

We’re teaming up with our friends at Green-Wood Cemetery to present a family-friendly afternoon with reenactors, demonstrations, music, storytelling, and hands-on activities. Join us to explore Brooklyn’s past!

This is an outdoor event, masks are strongly recommended regardless of vaccine status.  The event requires attendees to walk over hilly and uneven terrain, proper footwear is recommended. Please follow directions/instructions from Green-Wood’s staff and ambassadors.

Free timed-entry tickets are required for all guests over age 12, those under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Get your ticket here.

Our rain date is Sunday, August 29.

Spellbound Theatre is back at OSH with a special performance, join us in the North Garden on August 14 at 10 am or 11:30 am.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please is a one-of-a-kind storytelling performance that follows a lost toy, Catbear, as they travel through the tunnels of New York City on six different subway lines, looking for their owner. Each train has its own story, and Catbear experiences all the sights and sounds of New York City before landing home again. Interactive and intimate, this show is ideal for children ages 2-5.

This performance will occur outside, with audiences seated by family “pods” of up to 5 individuals.
The performer will be vaccinated and unmasked for the duration of the performance. Families are asked to wear masks while inside the gated performance area.

In case of inclement weather, all audiences will be notified by email the night before and will be invited to a live Zoom performance during their scheduled time.

This performance is funded generously by the Department of Cultural Affairs.
All donations will go towards future Spellbound Theatre programming.

Tickets are extremely limited; a small number will be available for walk-ups on a first-come-first-serve basis. Reserve your spot here.

Spellbound Theatre is back at OSH with a special performance, join us in the North Garden on August 14 at 10 am or 11:30 am.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please is a one-of-a-kind storytelling performance that follows a lost toy, Catbear, as they travel through the tunnels of New York City on six different subway lines, looking for their owner. Each train has its own story, and Catbear experiences all the sights and sounds of New York City before landing home again. Interactive and intimate, this show is ideal for children ages 2-5.

This performance will occur outside, with audiences seated by family “pods” of up to 5 individuals.
The performer will be vaccinated and unmasked for the duration of the performance. Families are asked to wear masks while inside the gated performance area.

In case of inclement weather, all audiences will be notified by email the night before and will be invited to a live Zoom performance during their scheduled time.

This performance is funded generously by the Department of Cultural Affairs.
All donations will go towards future Spellbound Theatre programming.

Tickets are extremely limited; a small number will be available for walk-ups on a first-come-first-serve basis. Reserve your spot here.

Sign up for a free 45-minute fresh leaf indigo dyeing session, outdoors at Old Stone House and Washington Park.

This workshop is suitable for adults, and children age 6 and up with adult accompaniment. Masks are encouraged.

Local artist, Iviva Olenick will demo the process, after which she will provide you with all the materials you need to dye silk with indigo harvested from Washington Park, grown in collaboration with Director of Gardens, Sam Lewis.

Sign up here to participate.

Sign up for a free 45-minute fresh leaf indigo dyeing session, outdoors at Old Stone House and Washington Park.

This workshop is suitable for adults, and children age 6 and up with adult accompaniment. Masks are encouraged.

Local artist, Iviva Olenick will demo the process, after which she will provide you with all the materials you need to dye silk with indigo harvested from Washington Park, grown in collaboration with Director of Gardens, Sam Lewis.

Sign up here to participate.

Sign up for a free 45-minute fresh leaf indigo dyeing session, outdoors at Old Stone House and Washington Park.

This workshop is suitable for adults, and children age 6 and up with adult accompaniment. Masks are encouraged.

Local artist, Iviva Olenick will demo the process, after which she will provide you with all the materials you need to dye silk with indigo harvested from Washington Park, grown in collaboration with Director of Gardens, Sam Lewis.

Sign up here to participate.

Sign up for a free 45-minute fresh leaf indigo dyeing session, outdoors at Old Stone House and Washington Park.

This workshop is suitable for adults, and children age 6 and up with adult accompaniment. Masks are encouraged.

Local artist, Iviva Olenick will demo the process, after which she will provide you with all the materials you need to dye silk with indigo harvested from Washington Park, grown in collaboration with Director of Gardens, Sam Lewis.

Sign up here to participate.

Enjoy free musical acts and entertainment by local performers outdoors on 3rd Street & #TheOther5th!

3:00 pm: Drilling Company Shakespeare 

Ingenious and irreverent, the enterprising Drilling Company brings together a talented troupe of actors to produce what The New York Times calls “perfectly executed” outdoor theater in Bryant Park and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, including the recently staged Two Noble Kinsmen, Shakespeare’s last known work. 

4:00 pm: Opera On Tap

Taking opera out of the concert hall and into alternative venues, the innovative Brooklyn-born OOT makes sure that new audiences throughout the country experience the drama, beauty, and exhilaration of opera while promoting it as a viable, living, progressive and FUN art form. Inspired by the Zoltar machine at Coney Island, OOT’s OperaCade is an approachable performance venue and mobile public art installation. 

5:00 pm: Mitch Marcus Quintet 

MMQ is 21st century jazz that plays “adventurous music that swings with all the muscularity and verve of (jazz) pioneers like Mingus, Monk, and Rollins, but pays tribute to that glorious past by daring to advance the sweet science of collective improvisation into the future.” (Wired Magazine)

6:00 pm: Bombay Rickey 

With a unique sound evocative of 1960’s movie soundscapes, Bombay Rickey plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with soaring operatic vocals.

With clowning by SarahBesque and Bethford

Collaborative clown and dance partners Sarah Pope and Beth Leonard are dancers, improvisers, choreographers, administrators, and teachers who have worked interactively together with enthusiastic audiences at arts venues and festivals throughout the city.