Recreation & Play

Visit Little Island and discover a place for leisure, recreation, and play. Whether you’re enjoying a scheduled arts activity or making your own fun, we welcome you to refresh and restore during your time at the park.

Creative Breaks

Visitors of all ages are invited encouraged to participate in Creative Breaks, free artmaking activities in the park every Wednesday through Sunday. Our wide range of activities are designed to will delight and inspire while connecting and connect participants to art and nature. Led by teaching artists and community partners, Creative Breaks range from DIY arts and craft activities to music and dance lessons classes , storytelling sessions, and more. Creative Breaks are one-hour long and take place around our Art Cart, so find our mobile artmaking hub in the park and come play with us!

FREE

Creative Break: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

Fri, June 3

11:00 am

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Creative Break: Dance

Fri, June 3

3:00 pm

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FREE

Creative Break: Discover the Island

Wed, June 8

11:00 am

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FREE

Creative Break: Discover the Island with The New Victory Theater

Wed, June 8

3:00 pm

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FREE

Creative Break: Little Library with The Free Black Women’s Library

Thu, June 9

11:00 am

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FREE

Creative Break: Visual Art

Thu, June 9

3:00 pm

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FREE

Creative Break: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

Fri, June 10

11:00 am

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FREE

Creative Break: Dance

Fri, June 10

3:00 pm

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FREE

Creative Break: Greenwich House Music School

Sat, June 11

11:00 am

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FREE

Creative Break: Discover the Island

Wed, June 15

11:00 am

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FREE

Creative Break: Discover the Island

Wed, June 15

3:00 pm

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FREE

Creative Break: Little Library with The Free Black Women’s Library

Thu, June 16

11:00 am

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FREE

Creative Break: Visual Art

Thu, June 16

3:00 pm

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FREE

Creative Break: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

Fri, June 17

11:00 am

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Creative Break: Dance

Fri, June 17

3:00 pm

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Items for Play

As you explore Little Island, you’ll find items for play sprinkled throughout the park for your delight. Objects are available depending on the season, so come back to find your favorite source of play! Delight in the sounds and tones of the Dance Chimes; be transfixed by the optical illusions of the Spinning Discs along our pathways; try your hand at our Instrument for All and Ferraphone music makers; roll around in one of our spun chairs or take a spin on the Kling Klang disc to make sounds with objects. During the summer, play some tunes on our piano in The Play Ground, brought to you by Sing for Hope.