Welcome to the interactive public artwork: Starlight Park Social Club: Memory of Movement. This installation pays homage to Starlight Park's rich history. From 1920 to its closing, Starlight Park held popular open air Big Band dances. Below are a series of streaming video links, samples of popular music and dance steps from the 1920's through the 1930's. Take a step back in time, walk onto the dance floor, listen to the music and dance to selections of music using the step by step visual guides.
The use of native plants references pre-Columbian period in North America, indigenous societies and contemporary issues related to ecological concerns. The park is currently a sanctuary for native plants. Selected are some of the more ornate native plants that can be found in the wild throughout the northeast. Learn to identify native plants within the installation and beyond in the video below.