Come spend a wonderful afternoon at the brand NEW FAO Schwarz,
New York's flagship store for children and adults of any age..
The Holidays are about happiness and sharing,
being together with family and friends.
Enjoy all that New York City and FAO have to offer
at this magical time of the year!
In line with our mission of inspiring imagination through creative reuse, please join Fran Quittel, author of The Central Park Lost Mitten Party (Regent Press, 2nd printing 2019), at our January Third Thursday Sock Puppet Making Workshop. This free event, open to the public, will take place on January 16, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Materials for the Arts
Perfectly attuned to fall, winter, and the experience we all have of losing something we love, Quittel’s book, The Central Park Lost Mitten Party demonstrates how through imagination and creativity, we can transform events we do not like into springboards for creating something completely fresh and new. At our Third Thursday workshop, attendees will learn to create sock puppets or other works of art, transforming one of life’s bumps in the road into a new adventure.
January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MFTA Third Thursday
3300 Northern Boulevard
New York, NY 11101
Materials for the Arts. NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC Department of Education
Please join Fran Quittel, author of The Central Park Lost Mitten Party (Regent Press, 2nd printing 2019), for a Holiday Book Signing at 500 Palm Drive at the historic Hamilton Field in Novato, California. The museum has a main gallery as well as the Ron Collins lobby gallery, the Second Floor gallery, a museum store, an education program, and artist studios. Over 60 artists have working studios in four buildings that provide an atmosphere of creative energy in which contemporary art flourishes. Excellent programs for artists, families and children.
This year's event included an expanded youth art program where students from age five to high school senior interact with art and create their own. The program was available to take place at the gallery OR at each school. Each student receives an "Artist in Training" Badge and a chance to exhibit their art in City Hall. Chair, Fran Quittel.
The story of The Central Park Lost Mitten Party begins at Greywacke Arch in Central Park
with one lost glove, and weaves its way through some of Central Park's most
memorable sculptures, terraces and meadows.
Notice that the story begins in the "real world," of black and white.
But The Lost Mitten Party is celebrated in a world ablaze with color in the spectacular settings of Bethesda Terrace, Gothic Bridge, Greywacke Arch, Paul Manship's Group of Bears, Belvedere Castle, the Delacorte Clock, the Carousel, Bow Bridge, and the
Angel of the Waters and Alice in Wonderland sculptures.
Here, in this drawing, the shoes and galoshes are having
a dance party at the historic Naumburg Bandshell.
Central Park is the first urban landscaped park in the United States and the most visited urban park in the world. An iconic landmark, the Park exemplifies the urban public parks movement and ways in which big cities can incorporate parks into people's lives.
This particular drawing takes place in delightful Sheep Meadow
with its beautiful West Side skyline.
Look carefully! How do we know the location? Of course,
because there are sheep!
Library Cards, museum admission buttons, subway tokens and subway cards all dance happily into America's first urban public park, while the hats on several of the "Lost Mittens" and their companions refer to the hats of the world-famous Radio City Rockettes!