NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:52:46 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: September 26, 2015

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 26, 2015

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with NYC Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

This fun and free event includes tours of the lighthouse with the NYC Urban Park Rangers, readings of the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, fishing clinics with I Fish NY & DEC, live musical entertainment from Big Apple Corps, a special presentation of a section of a new Little Red Lighthouse Opera, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

Please note: Tickets for the lighthouse tours will be given out beginnning at 12:00 p.m. Tickets may run out before the end of the event.

Entertainment lineup

  • Big Apple Corps Marching Band
  • Reading of The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Grey Bridge
  • Street Beat
  • Little Red Lighthouse Opera selections
  • 2nd Reading of The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Grey Bridge
  • Bill Popp and The Tapes

Event shuttle service schedule

11:00am- Pick up passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

11:30am- Arrive at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

12:00am- Return to West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station to pick up passengers

12:30pm- Drop off passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

1:00pm- Return to West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station to pick up passengers

1:30pm- Drop off passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

2:00pm- Return to West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station to pick up passengers

2:30pm- Drop off passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

3:00pm- Pick up passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

3:30pm- Drop off passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

4:00pm- Pick up passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

4:30pm- Drop off passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

5:00pm- Pick up passengers at Fort Washington Park/Little Red House under GW Bridge

5:30pm- Drop off passengers at West 168th Street and St. Nicholas Blvd. Train Station

Check out Summer on the Hudson's Twitter feed here for more specific information about the event and weather updates.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af460cb655.JPG Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/breukelen-country-fair Date: September 26, 2015

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse for this annual festival celebrating the harvest season, our local community, and Brooklyn’s rich agricultural history.

Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by Brooklyn-based partners.

Arrive by 1:30 p.m. for a showing of Puppet Show Tales of Brier Rabbit presented by City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile. Children 13 and under can take a tour of the farm on a pony ride after 3 p.m.!

Celebrate Brooklyn’s rich history of growing with a local pop-up farmer’s market, seed swap, plant talks, composting demo, homesteading workshops, and planting activities.

Dance to the caribbean rhythms of Sesame Flyer’s Steel Pan Orchestra, or sit back and watch Afro-Caribbean dance and drum company Batingua Arts.

Get your hands in the dirt, plant some seeds, press some cider, or have your face painted. Learn about colonial and urban homesteading with demonstrations of fiber arts, wampum making, or soap crafting. Don't forget to snap your photo at the farm stand photobooth.

Feast on farm-fresh food, locally-sourced snacks. and other homemade treats from the Wyckoff farm.

Finish off the day with a tour of New York City’s oldest house—not to be missed!

Bring the whole family for a day of outdoor playing, learning and fun, celebrating the traditions, community, and agriculture of Breukelen!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/27/lungs-harvest-arts-festival-in-the-gardens Date: September 27, 2015

Opening night festivities with music, dance, and food will be held for the 4th Annual Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens organized by Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens. The following two days performing arts, music, workshops, arts exhibits and other activities take place in over 35 East Village community gardens.

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2015-09-27 2015-09-27 0:00 am 6:00 pm 40.72529983520508000, -73.97859954833984000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Loops and Hoops Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/summer-on-the-hudson-loops-and-hoops-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/summer-on-the-hudson-loops-and-hoops-festival Date: October 3, 2015

Celebrate World Hoop Day by dancing to live looped music by multiple talented artists. Bring your hoop and your sense of exploration and get down.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af4eaa1b22.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Medieval Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/medieval-festival-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/04/medieval-festival-in-fort-tryon-park Date: October 4, 2015

Please join us for the 31st annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park.

This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.

Please note: There will be no ATM's on site at the festival.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-10-04 2015-10-04 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.86255254300800000, -73.93273985055600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c21bbc0b134.jpg Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/fall-festival Date: October 17, 2015

Celebrate fall at the annual fall festival.

Have fun at the pumpkin patch and enjoy games, crafts, entertainment, shows, music, and more!

Sponsored By Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7014, -73.853 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival Date: October 18, 2015

The 9th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, and entertainment.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 24, 2015

Bring your friends and family to Socrates’ annual Halloween Harvest Festival.

Make your own costume with Socrates artists, listen to live music, enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association, get your face painted by Agostino Arts, try harvest foods from local restaurants, and enter your dog in our ever popular Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-festival Date: October 24, 2015

Join us for a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include games, rides, craft projects, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch, and goodie bags.

Rain Date: October 25.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7916, -73.776 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater presents The Comedy of Errors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/arts-culture-fun-the-comedy-of-errors-by-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/arts-culture-fun-the-comedy-of-errors-by-the-public-theater Date: October 24, 2015

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS by William Shakespeare

Directed by Kwame Kwei- Armah

Mistaken identity leads to delightful mayhem in the Bard’s classic play about two sets of twins separated by stormy seas. When one pair dares to trespass into a foreign city to find the other, the comedy of errors begins and the long-lost brothers must overcome wrongful imprisonment, angry wives and hilarious confusion on their journey to a joyful reunion. This uproariously funny comedy will tour the five boroughs followed by a limited three-week engagement at The Public as part of The Mobile Shakespeare Unit, which strengthens community engagement with the arts by bringing free, world-class productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City.

Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your seat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.84260177612305000, -73.93430328369140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e612a246b41.jpg Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Canine Costume Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/canine-costume-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/canine-costume-carnival Date: October 31, 2015

Enjoy a costume contest for dogs with carnival games, face painting, and a photo booth.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 903-6518

Location: Rockaway Freeway and Beach Channel Drive, at Beach 84th Street (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5907, -73.8096 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/fall-halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/fall-halloween-festival Date: October 31, 2015

Please join friends and neighbors to celebrate Halloween!

The Friends of South Oxford will be hosting the Fall Halloween Festival. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 12, 2015

Celebrate the season with the local community.

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-12-12 2015-12-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af5a25607c.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT