THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 | 4:30 PM | FREE
Click HERE to reserve.
SPACE IS LIMITED DUE TO NEW YORK STATE GATHERING GUIDELINES. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO GUARANTEE ADMISSION.
COVID-19 What to Expect: There will be no restrooms available for use during outdoor programs. Attendees are required to wear masks (except when eating), and to place themselves 6 feet apart from other attendees in order to enforce social distancing guidelines.
Join us for another Thursday afternoon kids & family programs on the west lawn with a concert Elena Moon Park, a musician and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Oak Ridge, TN, she studied anthropology and ethnomusicology at Northwestern University and completed her M.A. in Urban Policy from The New School in New York.
Elena Moon Park is a musician, educator, and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is a freelance violinist and multi-instrumentalist in NYC, specializing in contemporary classical and family music, and has performed on stages ranging from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to the Southbank Centre and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. She is also co-Artistic Director of the Brooklyn-based arts organization Found Sound Nation, which uses collaborative music creation to connect people across cultural divides.
Originally from Oak Ridge, TN, Elena studied anthropology and ethnomusicology at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and completed her M.A. in Urban Policy from The New School in New York. Before moving to NYC, Elena briefly served as a development consultant for grassroots social justice organizations on the south and west sides of Chicago. While pursuing an urban policy degree from The New School, she began performing and touring the world with the all-ages folk rock band Dan Zanes and Friends, singing and playing violin, trumpet, mandolin, jarana, spoons, and musical saw.
In 2010, she began working with Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, designing collaborative music creation workshops. In 2012, Found Sound Nation entered into a partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to launch OneBeat, an annual global music diplomacy program that brings together musicians from around the globe to the U.S. each fall for one month of creative collaboration, performance and engagement with communities.
In 2012, Elena also released her debut all-ages album called Rabbit Days and Dumplings, featuring reimagined folk and children’s music from East Asia. Elena continues to perform with all-ages musicians Dan Zanes and Sonia De Los Santos, and leads her own all-ages folk rock band, Elena Moon Park and Friends.
Practice your drawing skills in this three-session series with artist Linda Capello. Participants will practice drawing a live model through gesture sketches and longer duration observation. All skill levels are welcome, ages 16+. The classes will take place in our spacious theater allowing for ample physical distancing. Faces masks required.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times