NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:10:02 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke Date: July 3, 2015

Hopefully you’ll amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at Totally Public Karaoke nights. Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.

A song selection sheet will be available for you to peruse. Performance slots will be by sign up and the registraion process will begin at 5:30; first come, first to perform.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeb6464765.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 3, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-07-03 2015-07-03 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/coney-island-fireworks Date: July 3, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Independence Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day-celebration1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day-celebration1 Date: July 4, 2015

It's an old-fashioned, patriotic celebration of the classic American holiday. Get your hand-churned ice cream and a pie-full of traditional fun!

Enjoy a pie-baking demonstration and help to chip ice and churn old time ice cream; don't forget to grab some samples! Children can make a pinwheel and march in the Pinwheel Parade, and meet patriotic villagers from the 1800s and earlier. Make sure to see the displays of the Staten Island Model Railroaders, and listen to our dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.56980133056640600, -74.14479827880860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c44ab9772a.JPG Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks Date: July 4, 2015

This year, the annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks returns to the East River and lights up the night from one of New York's most famous landmarks—the Brooklyn Bridge!

See the fireworks from Brooklyn Bridge Park! To enter the park, please use the park’s entrances at Old Fulton and Furman Streets, Joralemon and Furman Streets, or Old Dock and Furman Streets. Bags will be checked by the NYPD at all entrances. Local streets will close at 4 p.m. Please use public transportation.

Please note: Due to the Independence Day celebration, there are service changes on July 4 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's 4th of July Information page for details.

The fireworks may be viewed in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River.For information about additional viewing areas and ADA / special needs viewing areas, please visit the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks website.

Please arrive early.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.70291519165039000, -73.99490356445312000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/plover-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/plover-day Date: July 5, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Discover one of New York City's endangered species: The Piping Plover! Partake in family-friendly games, crafts, and educational activities to raise awareness of this amazing shorebird.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 59th St & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5889, -73.7886 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/family-performance-festival-story-laurie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/family-performance-festival-story-laurie Date: July 5, 2015

Groove on the grassy hill as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs with her enchanting voice to share her wisdom about everything from the bugs in Central Park to those in your backyard!

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know your coming

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information about family-friendly programs in Central Park, please visit the Central Park Conservancy's family programs website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556e279519559.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Los Soneros de Oriente]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/harlem-meer-performance-festival-los-soneros-de-oriente http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/harlem-meer-performance-festival-los-soneros-de-oriente Date: July 5, 2015

Los Soneros de Oriente is a New York city-based group specializing in the Cuban son - a folk style that forms much of the basis for modern salsa. The music, rooted in African-based rhythms and tunes performed on Cuban folk instruments, began in the 1880's in the Oriente Province.

For more information about this event, please visit the Central Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Banda Magda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 5, 2015

Enjoy vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. Live, Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by a unflagging energy. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Jazz al Parque, St. Moritz Festival Da Jazz, and the Chicago World Music Festival.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5549163fcd4ae.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[I AM ImageNation Outdoor Film & Music Festival: Half of a Yellow Sun and Les Nubians + DJ Eddie Ed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/06/i-am-imagenation-outdoor-film-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/06/i-am-imagenation-outdoor-film-music-festival Date: July 6, 2015

Enjoy the music of Les Nubians + DJ Eddie Ed and stay for the film, Half of a Yellow Sun.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-06 2015-07-06 7:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559172daa9e75.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/washington-square-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/washington-square-music-festival Date: July 7, 2015

Join us in Washington Square Park for the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, with free al fesco concerts in the Square!

An Amplified Sound Permit has been issued for two hours for this event.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-07-07 2015-07-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series Presents Arm of The Sea Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 9, 2015

Summer on the Hudson's Children’s Performance Series runs on Thursdays from July 2 to July 30.

This series includes music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

Arm of the Sea was founded in 1982 by Marlena Marallo and Patrick Wadden as an experimental hybrid performance group combining art, ecology, and social action. They continue to experiment with this ephemeral art form as a symbolic visual language that can illuminate the links between human communities and the life-support processes of the planet. The company tours to cultural centers, festivals, community venues, and schools throughout the Northeast and beyond.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55491bbe0747d.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-with-the-city-stompers Date: July 9, 2015

Megan Downes and the City Stompers, NYC's only school for Appalachian flatfoot clogging, will host an evening of Americana roots music and dance. Traditional fiddle playing, songs and Megan's square dance calls will get you stompin' and hollerin' too!

In case of rain the event moves inside the Ft. Hamilton Senior Center

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 439-4296

Location: John J Carty Park

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B210W John J Carty Park 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.6133, -74.0302 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5589687fdc5b1.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 10, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-07-10 2015-07-10 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/coney-island-fireworks Date: July 10, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/back-to-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/back-to-beach Date: July 11, 2015

Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, vendors, games, food, rides for the kids, and more.

There will be a free fireworks show at the close of the event.

For more information, please call (718) 412-1851.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1851

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 9:30 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/festival-de-las-flores Date: July 11, 2015

The beautiful Colombian tradition of creating “Silletos,” or large medallions constructed of flowers, comes to Queens Botanical Garden in an afternoon celebration.

See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, and enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f68387afe7.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores: Day 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/festival-de-las-flores-day-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/festival-de-las-flores-day-2 Date: July 12, 2015

Join Queens Botanical Garden and the Silleteros in Jackson Heights for the parade on 37th Avenue from 69th to 86th Street. After the parade, come back to Queens Botanical Garden for a day of music and culture with musicians and artists, various food and craft vendors, and a special ticketed comedy show in the evening.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c483988ced.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/back-to-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/back-to-beach Date: July 12, 2015

Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, vendors, games, food, rides for the kids, and more.

For more information, please call (718) 412-1851.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1851

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Fri, 15 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: ¡Retumba!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/harlem-meer-performance-festival-retumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/harlem-meer-performance-festival-retumba Date: July 12, 2015

Retumba! delights with music and dance focused on the folklore of the Caribbean.

Click here for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Ilusha Tsinadze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 12, 2015

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Ilusha Tsinadze, already a household name in his native Republic of Georgia, is charting new territory by weaving together his two worlds—the traditional music of Georgia and Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554916e4e98ea.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 15, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-15 2015-07-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series Robbi K and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 16, 2015

Summer on the Hudson's Children’s Performance Series runs on Thursdays from July 2 to July 30.

This series include music performances, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

Enjoy a performance by Robbi K & Friends. Multiple Parents' Choice Award winner Robbi K’s beautiful voice has graced TV commercials for Coca Cola, Lincoln Mercury, GE and she was a back-up singer for superstars Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Jewel, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige, and Harry Belafonte.

Robbi K presents interactive concerts suited for dancing to jazz, pop, and world music grooves for today’s kids and parents. Her shows combine music, theater, and culture with a worldview to bring a sense of the world community to family audiences. Robbi sings and speaks in many tongues. Her award-winning CDs attest to the fact that children truly understand the meaning of culture and that our differences are opportunities for celebration.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55491c345ffa7.png Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 16, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Dance Away the Night!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/arts-culture-fun-presents-a-night-of-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/arts-culture-fun-presents-a-night-of-tango Date: July 16, 2015

Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy live music, tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes! Strictly Tango NYC Dance School will bring to you the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling" Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun. It will be a night full of surprises. Don't miss it!

Why Tango? It’s a great way to meet people! Tango is at its core is a highly social dance. Whether you’re making new friends in class, or dancing with a new partner for the first time, tango is guaranteed to widen your circle of friends. Tango dancers attend milongas (social dances) held weekly around the city—a great way to mingle and show off your moves in a friendly environment.

This event takes place in partnership with Strictly Tango, a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue, Manhattan. The school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango with renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; show producer, choreographer, dance researcher, and creator of the “Learn Argentine Tango System.” Visit the Strictly Tango NYC website to learn more.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557705fe06e70.JPG Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with The Harlem Swing Dance Society]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 17, 2015

Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves. The Harlem Dances series takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month, May-August.

Welcoming swing dancers from near and far, and all forms of swing dancing to "swing back" to Harlem, where it all began, reacquainting the national and international swing diaspora with the dancers of color who continue to thrive here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-07-17 2015-07-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 17, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 17, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-07-17 2015-07-17 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/coney-island-fireworks Date: July 17, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: July 18, 2015

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company, lead VARIABLE POP, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. All fun. All welcome.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551995f19c7e1.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 18, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Sean Smith Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/harlem-meer-performance-festival-sean-smith-quartet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/harlem-meer-performance-festival-sean-smith-quartet Date: July 19, 2015

Sean Smith Quartet brings your favorite jazz tunes to the Harlem Meer!

Click here for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/laughter-in-the-park-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/laughter-in-the-park-2015 Date: July 19, 2015

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday (except for Saturday, August 1), you can catch up to two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

This week's appearances include comedians Chris DiStefano, Ophira Eisenberg, Pete Lee, and Michelle Wolf.

Our shows have been covered by the NYTimes, listed in the NYPost as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org and www.laughterinthepark.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7026, -73.9955 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55864407b757d.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Amplified Sundays Presents Delsonido]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 19, 2015

Delsonido provides vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the Hudson River!

The band’s unique “Progressive Afro-Caribbean ” style perfectly captures the zeitgeist of multicultural Brooklyn of today. Elkin Pautt, producer and composer, is the musical director of Delsonido. From Barranquilla, Colombia, and currently resides in Brooklyn. He is dedicated to discovering new sounds from the marriage of traditional Colombian music and other modern genres.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5549178a960a9.png Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge Date: July 20, 2015

Summer on the Hudson and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A. An excerpt of the writer’s work will be provided for digital download prior to each event here.

May 18th — Issa Rae

June 15th — Bridgett Davis

July 20th — Fiona Maazel

August 17th —Said Sayrafiezadeh

September 21st —Eileen Myles

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-20 2015-07-20 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7756, -73.9919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af6cde9ab4.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/water-festival Date: July 22, 2015

Join us for a fun-filled kids' day!

There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Seaside Playground)

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Q422 Seaside Playground 2015-07-22 2015-07-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5806, -73.8308 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 22, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-22 2015-07-22 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Josh & The Jamtones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 23, 2015

Summer on the Hudson's Children’s Performance Series runs on Thursdays from July 2 to July 30.

These events include music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

Enjoy an interactive dance party with Josh & The Jamtones. Boston based Josh and the Jamtones are an interactive dance party kids band, geared toward kids and parents of all ages. Their sound is a musical mash-up of artists like Bob Marley, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Jack Johnson all seamlessly blended into a Muppet-friendly musical cocktail.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55491e30f0d8b.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 23, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 24, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-07-24 2015-07-24 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 24, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/coney-island-fireworks Date: July 24, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Catalyst Community Festival in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/catalyst-community-festival-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/catalyst-community-festival-in-faber-park Date: July 25, 2015

The Catalyst program is launching its next round of sites with a community celebration and kickoff in Staten Island.

Catalyst builds excitement around parks and waterfronts by connecting people to common goals and helping to build local leadership in strong park communities. We will bring resources and staff support over the next four years to Faber Park, Staten Island as well as Kaiser Park, Brooklyn, and East Harlem, Manhattan.

This festival will include recreational games, arts and crafts, educational programs, and Partnerships for Parks resources to help care for your park. Let’s bring the neighborhood together for a great cause and celebrate the exciting changes coming to these areas.

For more information, please contact Community Specialist, Jesse Such at JSuch@cityparksfoundation.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 483-3562

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/taste-the-world-botanical-brew-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/taste-the-world-botanical-brew-fest Date: July 25, 2015

Raise a glass at our second annual Brew Fest! Enjoy a selection of craft beers from local and international breweries, plus food and live music.

Tickets required, ages 21+ only. Early bird tickets for $35 through July 24 at https://qbgbrewfest.eventbrite.com; $50 at the gate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c4d7464ba9.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[High Bridge Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/high-bridge-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/high-bridge-festival Date: July 25, 2015

In collaboration with more than a dozen community groups, NYC Parks is thrilled to host a celebratory festival commemorating the re-opening of the iconic High Bridge! Fun events including historical walking tours, outdoor fitness, public art, a scavenger hunt, a "Bridge Making Workshop" presented by the Bronx Children's Museum, Puppet Mobile by City Parks Foundation, and more! You can also enjoy an evening SummerStage concert featuring Jose Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The High Bridge (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93029785156250000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 25, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: La Orquesta Jeryco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/harlem-meer-performance-festival-la-orquesta-jeryco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/harlem-meer-performance-festival-la-orquesta-jeryco Date: July 26, 2015

Salsa the afternoon away with the energetic sound of La Orquesta Jeryco!

Click here for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-26 2015-07-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Amplified Sundays Presents River Whyless]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 26, 2015

Enjoy vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

River Whyless puts a hauntingly sweet spin on traditional foundations with a sound full of lush harmonies, wide sweeping arrangements driven by dark percussion, and metaphors built of firewood and sap.

Their recent EP, the bands first release since their 2012 debut album, marks a notable evolution in their collective voice. Anderson's voice finds a mark between Sandy Denny's ethereal plea and Crystal Gayle's country swoon. English trad-folk sounds are some of the band's obvious touchstones, putting them in a category similar to contemporaries like Fleet Foxes and Stornoway.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-26 2015-07-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5549184870e8c.png Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 29, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 30, 2015

Enjoy music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

For decades, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre has been bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55491eced06f0.png Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 30, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: The War and Treaty]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up Date: July 31, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, May-August.

Tonight's performance is by two solo artists from opposite sides of the world met at a Love Festival. Michael Trotter, Jr. had just returned home after serving in the Iraq war and Tanya Blount was performing on various stages around the world. They fell in love and combined their talents to form The War and Treaty. The duo have been performing on stage and writing beautiful music together ever since. The soulful pop-folk songs from their much anticipated debut album, The War and Treaty: Live at Blue House Studios, is intimate, innovative and exciting.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-07-31 2015-07-31 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199252cecf1.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke Date: July 31, 2015

Hopefully you’ll amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at Totally Public Karaoke nights. Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.

A song selection sheet will be available for you to peruse. Performance slots will be by sign up and the registraion process will begin at 5:30; first come, first to perform.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeb6464765.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 31, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-07-31 2015-07-31 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: July 31, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/coney-island-fireworks Date: July 31, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot-festival Date: August 1, 2015

We’re partnering with Musical Directions to bring you Sweet Spot Festival, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, music lovers of all ages, featuring Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-01 2015-08-01 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199ab6084d2.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Henry IV]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/inwood-shakespeare-festival-henry-iv Date: August 1, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558469256aaba.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/discovery-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/discovery-day Date: August 2, 2015

Spectacular landscapes and panoramic views await you.

Come to Freshkills Park for an opportunity to discover the trails and hills of the landfill-to-park project! We’re opening up the future North Park and miles of additional interior trails for walking, bicycling, jogging, and exploring this summer.

Kayak Staten Island will lead a free kayaking program from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Fresh Kill and Main Creek waterways, bicycles will be available for riding around the trails, and NYC Audubon will lead a nature hike near the creek. A bus to the scenic overlook will run throughout the day. Visitors are also encouraged to bring their own cameras to photograph the park in progress, pack a picnic, or purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages from event food trucks.

Shuttles into the site will run continuously from the parking area at Wild Avenue to the creek of North Park, and on a scheduled basis from St. George Ferry Terminal. Visitors, including bicycle riders and dog owners, can enter the site directly at 350 Wild Avenue and do not need to take a shuttle.

All ages. Free. The site will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last entrance at 3:30 p.m. Visit freshkillspark.org/event/discovery-day to find out more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (12) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2015-08-02 2015-08-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.586, -74.1918 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555506f837f75.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Nature in the City (Billy B)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/family-performance-festival-nature-in-the-city-billy-b http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/family-performance-festival-nature-in-the-city-billy-b Date: August 2, 2015

Become a tree, a bird, or a bee as you dance and sing along with Billy B, the natural science and dance man! You'll learn and sing about everything from nature in the city, biodiversity, energy (and not just the kind you get from sugar!), the importance of trees in our world, and Central Park, of course!

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know your coming.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

View the full schedule for the Family Performance Festival

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Famoro Diobate & Kakande]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/harlem-meer-performance-festival-famoro-diobate-kakande http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/harlem-meer-performance-festival-famoro-diobate-kakande Date: August 2, 2015

Master griot Famoro Diobate and his band Kakande bring West African musical traditions, with a twist, to the Harlem Meer!

Click here for more information on this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 4, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-04 2015-08-04 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 5, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-05 2015-08-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: August 7, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-08-07 2015-08-07 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/coney-island-fireworks Date: August 7, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/2015-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/2015-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 8, 2015

This much anticipated multicultural event features two exciting days of dragon boat racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7406, -73.8407 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5551203993946.jpg Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/2015-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/2015-hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 9, 2015

This much anticipated multicultural event features two exciting days of dragon boat racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7406, -73.8407 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5551203993946.jpg Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Canine Ice Cream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/canine-ice-cream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/canine-ice-cream Date: August 9, 2015

Enjoy music, games, dog-friendly ice cream treats, and more! Giveaway bag for the first 25 people.

Free / low cost spay / neutering (limited).

For more information, visit Arfarfrockaway.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 903-6518

Location: Rockaway Freeway Dog Park (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5912, -73.8085 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Harlem Blues and Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/harlem-meer-performance-festival-harlem-blues-and-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/harlem-meer-performance-festival-harlem-blues-and-jazz-band Date: August 9, 2015

Harlem Blues and Jazz Band return to Harlem Meer Performance Festival to bring you your favorite tunes on a summer afternoon!

Click here for more information on this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 11, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 12, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-12 2015-08-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids In Motion Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/kids-in-motion-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/kids-in-motion-festival Date: August 13, 2015

Join us for a day of free and fun activities! There will be arts & crafts, fun games, Zumba, and much more! This event is open to boys and girls of all ages.

To pre-register for this event, please contact Anthony Traverso at (212) 408-0243 or Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55034c01e1e41.JPG Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show Extension: Fantastic Mr. Fox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-the-picture-show-extension http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-the-picture-show-extension Date: August 13, 2015

Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St.

In Fantastic Mr. Fox Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community

Ground seating only at this event and seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter @summeronhuhdson and if the event is canceled the Parks calendar website will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event/1 hour before wellness classes). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7823, -73.987 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aef31211f1.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/water-festival Date: August 14, 2015

Join us for a fun-filled kids' day!

There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: August 14, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/coney-island-fireworks Date: August 14, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival Date: August 15, 2015

Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children and live music groups will play all day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550087dbdf9a6.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-dance-the-night-away http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/arts-culture-fun-presents-dance-the-night-away Date: August 15, 2015

DJ Cocotaso spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more on the outdoor plaza at St. Mary's Park Recreation Center. Featuring lessons and performances by Piel Canela Dance School. Don't miss it!

Please note: The event moves indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b12788233b.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Quimbombo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/harlem-meer-performance-festival-quimbombo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/harlem-meer-performance-festival-quimbombo Date: August 16, 2015

Join Quimbombo for a groove-oriented performance rooted in Cuban son!

Visit the Central Park Conservancy's website for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge Date: August 17, 2015

Summer on the Hudson and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A. An excerpt of the writer’s work will be provided for digital download prior to each event here.

May 18th — Issa Rae

June 15th — Bridgett Davis

July 20th — Fiona Maazel

August 17th —Said Sayrafiezadeh

September 21st —Eileen Myles

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7756, -73.9919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af6cde9ab4.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 18, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-18 2015-08-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 19, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-19 2015-08-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/sports-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/sports-festival Date: August 20, 2015

Join us for an exciting variety of sports including learn-to-play sports clinics, fitness activities, and large group games. This event is open to boys and girls of all ages.

To pre-register for this event, please email Manhattan Borough Sports Coordinator, Anthony Traverso at Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: De Witt Clinton Park

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7682, -73.9943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550349de66dcd.JPG Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: August 21, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/coney-island-fireworks Date: August 21, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 23, 2015

Join The Ebony Hillbillies, one of the last black string bands in the U.S., for an afternoon of jazz, blues, bluegrass, and rockabilly fun!

Visit the Central Park Conservancy's website for more information on this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 25, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 26, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-26 2015-08-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordion Bands Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/accordion-bands-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/accordion-bands-festival Date: August 28, 2015

For the first time Bryant Park presents a festival of bands playing world music. Each band has at least one accordionist.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List. Bands to be announced mid-summer.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55148002d2a7c.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up with Wordsmith]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up-with-wordsmith http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up-with-wordsmith Date: August 28, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, from May through August.

As a hip hop artist and songwriter,

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af07449f9b.png Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: August 28, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco Date: August 29, 2015

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this quiet clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.

Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune.

Line for headphones will begin at 4:30 p.m. Headphones are first come first served with 700 available at a time. Once they are returned they will be handed out to those waiting.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af0e04b28f.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Garifuna International]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-garifuna-international http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/harlem-meer-performance-festival-garifuna-international Date: August 30, 2015

Garifuna International brings an energetic performance of music and dance, rooted in African, Caribbean, and Central American traditions, to the Harlem Meer!

Visit Central Park Conservancy's website for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 4, 2015

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-04 2015-09-04 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af1ec63e58.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: September 4, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-09-04 2015-09-04 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to School Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/back-to-school-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/back-to-school-festival Date: September 5, 2015

Summer's not over. Beat the stress of returning to school with an afternoon of fun activities including games, rides, craft projects, and free giveaways.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 6, 2015

Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, four awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550088ed14036.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Dee Dee LeVant Gospel Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/harlem-meer-performance-festival-dee-dee-levant-gospel-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/harlem-meer-performance-festival-dee-dee-levant-gospel-ensemble Date: September 6, 2015

Gospel returns to the Harlem Meer Performance Festival, as the Dee Dee LeVant Gospel Ensemble close out the 2015 performance series!

Visit Central Park Conservancy's website for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 10, 2015

Take skateboarding instructions with John Fudala. This clinic is for beginners and intermediates, ages 5-13. This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at (212) 408-0219.

This is a 3-day clinic. Clinics take place on September 10 & 11 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 12 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan for your child to attend all three days.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af28d66f47.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 11, 2015

Take skateboarding instructions with John Fudala. This clinic is for beginners and intermediates, ages 5-13. This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at (212) 408-0219.

This is a 3-day clinic. Clinics take place on September 10 & 11 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 12 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan for your child to attend all three days.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af28d66f47.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT