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Flowers at OSH

Please note this event has been RESCHEDULED from the original date on May 4th.

Join us to kick off the outdoor season with our annual plant & artisans’ sale – just in time for Mother’s Day. Enjoy our new turf lawn, with family-friendly music at 10 am by Suzi Shelton, sponsored by Halstead’s Saghir Lewis Team. Bring a picnic!

Stroll the OSH gardens, see our what’s coming up now!  Our education gardens are for food, medicine, craft material, wildlife support, stormwater mitigation, and public awareness raising.  Our neighbors from CITIBINS – donors of OSH’s new storage shed – will be on hand to launch their new rolling planters.  Sustainable jewelry artists Ecoluster, and artist Tamara Staples will be on hand with additional great gifts for Mother’s Day!

At 1 pm, join Emmaline Payette for a Seed Bomb Day of Action, as part of OSH’s Reimagining Monuments exhibit program.


Artisans!  Sign up below to register for the day.   A table, which can be shared, is $60

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The Vicki Kristina Barcelona Band grouped with their instruments in front of a black background

Vicki Kristina Barcelona visits OSH for a free outdoor concert sponsored by the Saghir Lewis team at Halstead Real Estate.

VickiKristinaBarcelona is Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi and Terry Radigan, a power trio of seasoned music veterans dedicated to re-imagining the songs of Tom Waits via inventive three-part harmonies and a treasure trove of instruments including banjos, bottles, squeezebox, and zills.  They create a world of sound at once powerful, playful and poignant.

Seasoned singers and songwriters, each a hybrid story-teller and multi-instrumentalist in her own right, join forces to salute the tragicomic lyrical genius of the Waits songbook. Picture the Triplets of Belleville disguised as Depression Era hobos riding the rails across America stopping to play dance parties and funerals along the road to nowhere.

Three distinct styles form a captivating original mix, greater than the sum of its’ parts, never failing to amaze and delight audiences of all stripes.  Collectively, they have worked with artists including Jack White, Jackson Browne, Jane Siberry, Patty Loveless, Dan Penn, Ray La Montaigne, Thomas Dolby, and Taylor Mac.

Sweet Meg & The Wayfarers in performance

Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers visit OSH for a free outdoor concert with their mix of jazz, blues, and western swing.

“When jazz was born it was exciting and made us laugh and cry. Jazz should be the most relatable of music because it is pure human improvisation being broadcasted in real time. Our goal with this group is to not recreate the past but to explore it and mix it with the future. I want to use our original music to create that theme.” – Sweet Megg

Sponsored by the Saghir Lewis team at Halstead Real Estate.

Musician Dandy Wellington posting in front of the NYC skyline

Dandy Wellington visits OSH for a free outdoor concert produced by the Saghir Lewis team at Halstead Real Estate, as well as a community get-together for all ages, supported by Park Slope United. Bring your own colorful blanket or beach chairs, a yummy picnic, and desserts to share! Bring a trash bag to do your part to keep the park clean.

5 pm – 6 pm Bounce Castle for Kids sponsored by Tony Jao of Investor’s Bank, Giant Bubbles for All with Park Slope Parents, and
a Judo demonstration with Sensei Barry and the Judokas of Brooklyn Judo
6 pm – 7 pm The Fabulous Dandy Wellington in Concert Sponsored by the Saghir Lewis Team/Halstead Realty
7 pm – 8 pm Picnic with your neighbors and friends. Bring a dessert to share!

Dandy Wellington is a bandleader, entertainer, event producer, and creative consultant, born-and-raised in Harlem, New York. Influenced by the style and skill of classic entertainers of the past but with his feet planted in the present, it’s no surprise that this Tisch grad has made a name for himself across the globe. From producing stylish events all over New York to performances in St. Petersburg, London, and Sydney, Dandy solidifies himself as not only an impeccably dressed man-about-town, but a bonafide man-of-the-world.

He epitomizes the undeniable cool of the Jazz Age, while also bringing a progressive perspective befitting of the ever-changing landscape of our modern lifestyle. His appreciation for the swinging big bands, elegant parties, and beautifully tailored clothing of the 1920’s/30’s, paired with his contemporary edge, make him a certifiable renaissance man and a true modern dandy.

Text Oshrocks to 443-21 to support the Old Stone House & Washington Park’s fall fundraising campaign – $35 helps keep JJ Byrne Playground and Washington Park beautiful all year round!



a group of people attend a silent disco wearing light up headphones

Join us on the front lawn for a Silent Disco! We’ll provide the headphones, you bring your best moves to dance the night away.
All ages are welcome at this free event, generously sponsored by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID.
A form of ID must be be handed in to borrow headphones.

A/K/A Benj (Franklin’s Women) is an interdisciplinary concert presentation exploring Benjamin Franklin’s
female identities, satires, and hoaxes that were used to critique love, gender stereotypes, witch hunts, and the slavery of his era.

Featuring original texts by Benjamin Franklin set to music by Benjamin Franklin, Whitney George, Stephanie Greig, Jinhee Han, & Ann Warren.
Choreography by Johari Mayfield with projections by Robert Morton.

Tickets are available here.

Musical Ecologies returns to OSH for a seventh season of music and conversation. The season begins with New York-based composer and audio technologist Anastasia Clarke performing her Crushed Matrices project.

Anastasia Clarke (she/they) works in live embodied electronic music performance. Anastasia’s solo and collaborative projects use custom musical instruments and performing systems, functioning as sites for research and meaning-making around the subjects of physical instrument interaction, improvisation, and the healing qualities of sound.

Founded in 2012, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event focuses on a single artist. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation between the artist and curator.

Admission is $10, advance tickets are available here.

This is acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the following traditions: Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and maybe even Scandinavian. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear and overall increasing their own musical skill. It’s fun and welcoming to all ages and levels of playing. While we won’t play from sheet music, you can certainly use this as a reference on your own!

What do you mean by SLOW JAM? All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. The songs will typically follow the AABB format (two “A” parts followed by two “B” parts) and we will simply play it over many repeats and if you know it, great (!), but if you don’t, you try to figure it out as we go along, maybe picking up a few notes here and there. We’ll play tunes at a slow to moderate speed so that they are accessible to a variety of levels.

It’s fun and can be challenging, but is a great way to improve your playing. You don’t have to be a great player, play in tune, or know the songs to give it a shot. If you want to suggest a song, you should either know the song well enough to play it on repeat or we can see if anyone else does!

Sign up here!

Sharon Wyse and Wells Hanley invite you to a show of the songs they composed together this year.

Sharon Wyse is a singer of opera, musical theatre, and the American songbook; accompanied by Wells Hanley on piano.

Reception at 7:30pm with concert at 8pm.

This event is free and open to all, please RSVP to wyse@msn.com

Jen Kutler operates one of her instruments

Musical Ecologies returns to OSH for a seventh season of music and conversation. The season continues with artist Jen Kutler, who will perform a work using one of her unique interactive electronic media systems.

Jen Kutler is a multidisciplinary artist and performer. She modifies found objects that are cultural signifiers of power, gender, queerness and intimacy to create atypical instruments and sculptures. Her performances feature many of her instruments incorporated with immersive field recordings to explore common and discrepant experiences of familiar social tones in immersive sound and media environments.

Founded in 2012, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event focuses on a single artist. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation between the artist and curator.

Admission is $10, advance tickets are available here.