Park-Art Gallery, Studio & Performance Space




435 Park Avenue South, 3rd Fl., NY, NY 10016
(Between 29th and 30th Streets in Mahattan)
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PARK-ART GALLERY, STUDIO & PERFORMANCE SPACE
PROUDLY PRESENTS:

Classical, Avant Garde, Contemporary Music
and Lectures on the Visual and Audible Arts.


Park-Art Gallery (at large)
Has joined forces with:

Gallery OneTwentyEight
128 Rivington St.
New York, N.Y. 10002

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SELECTED PAST EVENTS


MULTIPLE ONENESS 
T I M E  R E L E A S E D   P E R F O R M A N C ES
KEN CRO-KEN & MATT SULLIVAN 


QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
KEN CRO-KEN, ECOSYSTEM PAINTER
MATT SULLIVAN, OBOIST
CHRISTOPHER KAUFMAN, COMPOSER OF:
HUDSON VALLEY QUINTET

NYU, FREDERICK LOEWE THEATRE
NEW YORK, NY

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Ari Mintz for The New York Times


"The most unusual work I encountered was “Multiple Oneness,”
an intriguing performance-art piece by  the oboist Matt Sullivan
and the painter Ken Cro-Ken.  While Mr. Sullivan played a melancholy lament
over recorded sounds,   Mr. Cro-Ken poured liquids onto a canvas
projected onto a video screen.  The colorful liquids flowed through
the painting’s raised surfaces like yellow lava, swirling in strange tandem
with the oboe’s melancholy tunes."
 
-  VIVIEN SCHWEITZER,  FEBRUARY 22, 2011
 




WHITEBOX NYC PERFORMANCE SPACE
329 Broome Street  New York, NY 10002
DIRECTED BY JUAN PUNTES

 (212) 714-2347




Wherefore ART Thou?
NYU
Steinhardt, MPAP
Under the guidance of Professor Matt Sullivan.
Videos by Ken Cro-Ken

NYU GRAD. + UNDERGRAD. WOODWIND MUSICIANS
(Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions)

 Surrounded by sound, music and visions



For more information and photos from this performance
 you can click on the link below which leads you to UPCOMING EVENTS tab.



RECENT EVENT:
WHITE BOX
GALLERY
329 Broome Street  New York, NY 10002
(SOHO, MANHATTAN)    (212) 714-2347

BEACH BOX   SUMMER SERIES 

"BURN" LIVE PERFORMANCE
Matt Sullivan, electro/acoustic oboe
& Ken Cro-Ken, environmental painter

WEEK TWO (OF THREE WEEK EVENT)

Frankenstein on the Beach
Curated by Raul Zamudio

*Also a performance by:
Ryder Cooley & Jasmine Dreame Wagner

WHITE BOX GALLERY
329 Broome Street  New York, NY 10002
(SOHO, MANHATTAN)    (212) 714-2347

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"TAKE ME TO THE RIVER"

("MULTIPLE ONENESS" SERIES)

Matt Sullivan, Ken Cro-Ken
&
QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

Saturday, May 12, 2012
SOLD OUT!   S.R.O.!

Little Secret Theatre
(Studio 104)
44-02 23rd Street,
Long Island City, Queens, NY.

Cro-Ken projects a video that highlights his active paint process in all weather to reveal
it's connection to the universe; while
QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
accompanies Matt Sullivan
in a MULTIPLE ONENESS
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  Cro-Ken's paintings & videos link:
www.KenCroKen.com

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RECENT  T I M E   R E L E A S E D  PERFORMANCES


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INTRICATE SIMPLICITY
T I M E  R E L E A S E D  P E R F O R M A N C ES


Matt Sullivan & Ken Cro-Ken


Symphony Space New York, N.Y.
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
composers of now

The Music of N0W

* Hosted by celebrated WQXR host

Terrance McKnight. *

QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

followed by,

Matt Sullivan & Ken Cro-Ken

SEE A LIVE VIDEO ON YOU TUBE NOW
PLEASE CLICK ON THE
VIDEO LINK BELOW:
www.youtube.com/mattsullivanmusic

Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky,

"...a composer with an ear for the new and interesting" - The New York Times


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RECENT  T I M E   R E L E A S E D  PERFORMANCES




MULTIPLE ONENESS

Longboat Key Center for the Arts

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Durante Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

Friday, January 6th, 2012
SOLD OUT!

*EXHIBITION OF PAINTNGS

BY KEN CRO-KEN & REBECCA ALLAN

Jan. 5th - Feb 24th, 2012

Here is the LIVE painting in "mid-launch"
January 6th around 7:15pm

 -TAMPA BAY / SARASOTA TRIBUNE-
"Cro-Ken, readied with the projected live image of a preset textured and framed tabletop terrain on the wall and paint colors in hand, commenced to pour the colors onto his canvas. The audience watched the paint flow, eddy round the contours, blend together and repeat. In much the same way, the live and recorded oboe sequences looped, layered and blended together in intriguing ways."

January 8, 2012


* please click on this link below to see

multiple oneness

live @ symphony space 02.21.11

http://www.youtube.com/mattsullivanmusic  <


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MULTIPLE ONENESS

with oboist, Matt Sullivan

and earthwork painter, Ken Cro-Ken


REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA

Future dates to be announced.


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MATT SULLIVAN & KEN CRO-KEN
ON WNYU, NEW YORK

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* Please have a listen to a half hour radio talk

as Matt and Ken talk with Sedera Ranaivoarinosy

about MULTIPLE ONENESS and other

TIME RELEASED Performances

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On CITYWIDE 89.1 WNYU

New York, N.Y.  (February 19, 2011)

http://citywidewnyu.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/matt-sullivan-and-ken-cro-ken/


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The Chamber Music Conference
and Composers' Forum of the East
Greenwall Auditorium,
Bennington College, Vt.

August 2016
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SEE A VIDEO FROM
THE CHAMBER MUSIC CONFERENCE:
(Matt Sullivan & Lew Pear)

http://www.youtube.com/user/mattsullivanmusic#p/a/u/1/fCms1C9fWHo



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C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival
Summer 2012

Susan Deaver, Festival Director
Dale Stuckenbruck, Assistant Director

The Pierrot Consort celebrate 30th Anniversary Season

The Pierrot Consort
The Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence
at the C.W. Post Campus of
Long Island University
Susan Deaver,
flute; Dale Stuckenbruck, violin;
Veronica Salas, violaMaureen Hynes, cello;
Heawon Kim,
piano


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at Eddie Adams Farm


MATT SULLIVAN, OBOE
JUDITH PEARCE, FLUTE

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Distinguished Woodwind Faculty Concert

 

Esther Lamneck, Clarinet &  Matt Sullivan, Oboe
Acoustic Instruments in Electronic Music

Thurs., February 17, 2011 8 pm

Frederick Loewe Theatre

NYU, DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

AND MUSIC ARTS PROFESSIONAL


NY premiere Michael Matthews
Also, works by: Lars Graugaard,
Robert Rowe, KyongMee Choi


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MONUMENTS FUND GALLERY PRESENTS:



THE NYU WOODWIND CHAMBER MUSIC
STUDENT CONCERT


PAST EVENTS:

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QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
NYU SUMMER INSTITUTE 2010

http://oboematt.com/Quintet_of_the_Americas.html


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MULTIPLE ONENESS TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES

KEN CRO-KEN'S SETS HIS "SPEED ELEMENT PALETTE  INTO MOTION WHILE MATT SULLIVAN SAMPLES ACOUSTIC OBOE IN REAL TIME.

STUDIO @ 620

620 South First Avenue, St. Pete, Fla.

MARCH 14th -19th, 2010
(Many thanks to Bob Devin Jones)

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RECENT  EVENTS

T I M E  R E L E A S E    P E R F O R M A N C ES


   
 
MULTIPLE ONENESS - TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCE
MATT SULLIVAN, OBOE and KEN CRO-KEN, VISUAL ARTIST
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
ANDREW WAGGONER, VIOLIN & CAROLINE STINSON, CELLO


Thursday was a musical interlude (www.weekendofchambermusic.com) with Weekend of Chamber Music (WCM) trio Andrew Waggoner, (violin) Matt Sullivan, (oboe/English horn) Caroline Stinson (cello) plus “visual artist” Ken Cro-Ken. Self-described “ecosystem painter,” Cro-Ken “sets a painting in motion to recreate the push-pull forces that shape all things,” and he did just that, accompanied by the trio’s evening of “Transprovisations.” The place was packed, the audience wildly enthusiastic.  - THE RIVER REPORTER

Presented by:
WEEKEND OF CHAMBER MUSIC

OLD NORTH BRANCH INN
North Branch, New York
(West of Monticello)
July 18th, 2013
 
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T I M E  R E L E A S E    P E R F O R M A N C E


KEN CRO-KEN & MATT SULLIVAN


IDRS CONVENTION
REDLANDS UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
REDLAND, CA

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013

FREDERICK LOEWE THEATRE 9 AM
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
idrs2013.org/

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KEN CRO-KEN & MATT SULLIVAN


IDRS CONVENTION
REDLANDS UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
REDLAND, CA

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013

FREDERICK LOEWE THEATRE 9 AM
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
idrs2013.org/

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THE WOODBRIDGE GREENABLE MUSEUM


SUMMER EXHIBITION 2012

KEN CRO-KEN
                                                   "MACRO - MICRO"

KEN CRO-KEN, earthwork painter

April 21st - October 8th, 2012

Along with: 
"THE ART OF THE RECYCLED"

BY WONDERFULLY TALENTED AND CREATIVE,
WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP GRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS

 

               WOODBRIDGE GREENABLE MUSEUM            Curator - Mr. Danny Charles-Estain & Ken
               @
WOODBRIDGE CENTER MALL

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WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP

WINNER OF THE N.J. ARTS & SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

GREEN TECHNOLOGY SCULPTURE PARK 

RECLAMATION >>> 2012 -2015; Then... it's ours!!!

For future generations to enjoy and celebrate our changing world.

Reclaiming 107 acres along the Raritan River.

THIS AMBITIOUS PROJECT IS CHAMPIONED BY
WOODBRIDGE MAYOR, JOHN E. McCORMAC

will be a revolutionary Outdoor Sculpture Park
who's art embraces the power of nature
and represents a relationship that accepts change
in how we perceive a relationship with nature and the art we create.

"Before and After" picture:GREEN TECH PARK welcomes nature as a partner to art and industry

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EARTHWORK PROJECT

>>> CLICK ON THIS LINK<<


RECENT   E V E N T S in  2012.


LONGBOAT KEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Longboat Key Island, Florida
January 6, 2012

MULTIPLE ONENESS
T I M E    R E L E A S E D    P E R F O R M A N C ES

Matt Sullivan / Ken Cro-Ken



* THE NEW YORK TIMES - Music Review 

By VIVIEN SCHWEITZER

(Published: February 22, 2011)


"The most unusual work I encountered was “Multiple Oneness,”
an intriguing performance-art piece by the oboist Matt Sullivan and the painter
Ken Cro-Ken. While Mr. Sullivan played a melancholy lament over recorded sounds,
Mr. Cro-Ken poured liquids onto a canvas projected onto a video screen.
The colorful liquids flowed through the painting’s raised surfaces like yellow lava, swirling in strange tandem with the oboe’s melancholy tunes."



Longboat Key Center for the Arts

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Durante Gallery, Sarasota, Florida
Ken Cro-Ken
PAINTING EXHIBITION: Jan. 5th - Feb 24th, 2012


PERFORMANCE: Friday, January 6th, 2012


E N C O R E   P E R F O R M A N C E


Symphony Space New York, N.Y.

February 4th, 2012 8 pm


* please click on this link to see

multiple oneness

live @ symphony space 02.21.11

>< http://www.youtube.com/mattsullivanmusic  < ><


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DETAILS for Longboat Key performance and exhibition:

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Longboat Key Center for the Arts

RINGLING COLLEGF ART AND DESIGN

SARASOTA, FLA

Friday, January 6th, 2012  8 pm

 

http://mattsullivan.org


GO TO THE UPCOMING EVENTS TAB
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SOME PAST EVENTS WITH NYU:

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MANNAHATTA PROJECT
A NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY

(MANNAHATTA- ISLAND OF MANY HILLS)


MUSIC, ART AND VIDEO COMMISSIONED BY


April - June 2010
Performances by QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
Video by composer Christopher Kaufman
Lecture and Power Point Presentation
by Ken Cro-Ken
and Dr. Eric Sanderson, author of "Mannahatta"


CHRISTOPHER KAUFMAN was commissioned
to compose something specifically for the Mannahatta series;
and it has all come together wonderfully
with his innovative composition and video -
THE HUDSON VALLEY QUINTET



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NYU WOODWIND CHAMBER MUSIC
Sunday, May 8th, 2011 2pm
@galleryOneTwentyEight
128 Rivington St., NY, NY
(Just east of Essex on the Lower East Side of Manhattan)

NYU Steinhardt School of Education students at PARK-ART .
Matt Sullivan, oboist on left and Director of Double Reed at NYU.
Art works by Ken Cro-Ken.


* ALL EVENTS ARE FREE
WE SUGGEST YOU RESERVE IN ADVANCE.

All performances are free to the public.
TO RESERVE SEATING FOR THIS EVENT.

please click on the link below:

http://park-art.com/RESERVATIONS.html

TO BE ADDED TO OUR E-MAIL LIST FOR FUTURE EVENTS,
please click on the link provided below:

http://park-art.com/E-MAIL LIST_for_Events.html

TO CONTACT US WITH IDEAS, QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
* or you are a musician with a group or ensemble,
and would like to be considered for a future performance,

please click on the link below:

http://park-art.com/PARK-ART_CONTACT_US.html

For more information please contact us at either:

Matt.Sullivan@NYU.edu
or
Ken@KenCroKen.com
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QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS Celebrates:

 One Hundred Years of Solitude


QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

Thalia Book Club:
A Literary Celebration! Gabriel Garcia Marquez'
One Hundred Years of Solitude

Wed, May 11 at 7:30 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
$25; Member $21; 30 & Under $15

The Quintet will perform Judah Adashi's "Songs and Dances of Macondo"

and Sonia Manzano will read selections from the book.

Writers, including Oscar Hijuelos (Pulitzer Prize winner of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), Esmeralda Santiago (When I was Puerto Rican), and Kevin Brockmeier (The Illumination) will discuss Gabriel García Márquez' masterpiece-the gorgeous, moving, passionate story about the history of a family and a mythical Latin American country-which won the author the Nobel Prize in Literature. 

ALSO:


Saturday, May 14, 2011, 11 AM
Wall to Wall Sonidos

Quintet of the Americas with Daniel Binelli,

bandoneon and Polly Ferman, piano

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphonyspace

QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

Scheduled time 1:15 PM

2537 Broadway,  NY, NY Btwn 94th/95th St.

* ADMISSION:  FREE


Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Pre-concert talk with Judah Adashi

Princeton Public Library

* ADMISSION:  FREE

Community Room, 1st floor, 65 Witherspoon St.,

Princeton, NJ   Phone: 609.924.9529

 

Sunday, June  26, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main Street,Flushing, NY


Special Guest Artist Gaudencio

& Thiago de Mello, organic percussion


FOR MORE INFO., GO TO THEIR WEBSITE:

http://quintet.org/

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2016



PERFORMANCE by QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

and a performance by Summer Institute '11 participants.

          Where: Loewe Auditorium, NYU
Dates TBA
     TO SEE MORE PICTURES OF THE NYU SUMMER INSTITUTE '09
GO TO MATT SULLIVAN'S WEBSITE

CLICK BELOW:
http://www.oboematt.com/NYU_Summer_Program.html

TO SEE PICS FROM THE NYU DOUBLE REED DAY '09
CLICK BELOW:

http://www.oboematt.com/NYU_Dbl_Reed_Day_09.html

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The Chamber Music Conference
and Composers' Forum of the East
Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

July 19 to August 16, 2011

Sextet for Piano and Winds
Matt Sullivan, oboe
Ludwig Thuille 
Sue Ann Kahn, flute
Michael Dumouchel, clarinet
Jeffrey Lyman, bassoon
Joseph Anderer, horn
Phillip Bush, piano

Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 19
Robert Kahn
Shem Guibbory, violin
Lutz Rath, cello
Cynthia Adler, piano
Trio for Piano, Violin, Cello 
Rebecca Clarke
Eriko Sato, violin
Maxine Neuman, cello
Elizabeth Wright, piano

Here is a You Tube video of Matt Sullivan, oboist and Lou Paer, Bass 
at The CHAMBER MUSIC CONFERENCE OF THE EAST in August 2010:
http://www.youtube.com/mattsullivanmusic#p/a/u/1/fCms1C9fWHo

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Recently at Park-Art: 

NYU WOODWIND CHAMBER MUSIC
2006 - 2012
Works by: Berio, Milhaud, Damase, Villa Lobos, Jacobs,
* and a solo set by Matt Sullivan, oboist; featuring electro-acoustic improvisations.
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If you want to perform at our space, we will be glad to consider your music, group or ensemble.
We do not charge anyone anything and we do not pay.  This is a community effort, by and for the people. 
Power to the people!!!  All types of contacting us are provided below.


Curated by: Matt Sullivan, oboist & Ken Cro-Ken, environmental painter

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* Park-Art Gallery, Studio & Performance Space is the indoor studio of
environmental painter, Ken Cro-Ken.


MOST RECENT/UP COMING KC-K EVENTS IN 2009:
X-Treme-X-Teriors-X-Change
One Day Outdoor Global Art Event

Duarte Square Park, corner 6th Avenue & Canal St.
New York, N.Y.
Saturday, May 16, 2009

"SONIC BLOOM"
Made LIVE in dwntwn. Manhattan at Duarte Square with spray foam, found objects and paint.  (The art loving bunny in the pic on the right... who was he??? I don't know.  It's NY.  You don't ask questions. ) The feather pillow that was attached by spray foam on top of the sculpture (also in the pic. on right), has an area of fabric that is exposed directly to the elements and will eventually open up and many of the feathers will be emitted into the air and travel away from the sculpture; much like a flowers or plants that spreads its seed over the land.
("What does not have the power to create life has the power to redistribute in space and time." - EMERSON)

This sculpture, "SONIC BLOOM", is now on the East Village roof top studio
and will evolve over time as I add more flower bright colors and join forces with nature.

 

Next, "SONIC BLOOM" will be moved to the base of the Brooklyn Bridge overlooking Manhattan
in an ARTS-IN-PUBLIC-PLACES project for:

B.W.A.C. SUMMER SHOW -
"ABUNDANCE"

July - September 2009


"Sonic Bloom" will continue to be affected by the abundant invisible forces
that shape and mold all things.


The art work below, "THREE ENVIRONMENTAL FLAGS", was made for B.W.A.C.'s 25th ANNIVERSARY
two years ago in the same park, (Fulton-Ferry), and was shaped by the wind off the East River.

   

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** Group ExhibitionBACK TO THE WALL** 

Curated by Angela Valeria
Assisted by Park-Art

TRIBES GALLERY
March 19th to June 23, 2009

* Inaugural Opening Reception was:
Thursday, MARCH 19th, 6-8 p.m.

A Gathering of the Tribes
285 East 3rd Street
New York, N.Y.



Matt Sullivan and Frank McDoungh at Gallery OneTwentyEight
for the Valentine's Group Show 2009


"A SHOW OF LOVE"
Curated by Kazuko Miyamoto and Ken Cro-Ken


"A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME"          2001          Ken Cro-Ken

By mixing paints and catalysts together, Ken Cro-Ken sets his "Speed Element" paints into motion
and mimic the push-pull forces found in nature that shape and mold all things.
As a result, he paints microscopic as well as satellite views of the earth
and places scattered throughout the universe.

These are abstracts waiting to be called realistic when technology "catches up".

To see more of Ken Cro-Ken's art,
please click on the link below:
www.KenCroKen.com


PARK-ART is located in a four story Brownstone at:
435 Park Avenue South

3rd FLOOR
Between 29th and 30th Streets


Parking in the area is generally good on weekends.
BEST PARKING IS EAST OF PARK
(Ironic isn't it?)

If you would like to suggest a future performance at PARK-ART,
or have any thoughts, comments, ideas or suggestions,
please click on the CONTACT US link below:

http://park-art.com/PARK-ART_CONTACT_US.html


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