NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 04 May 2016 08:13:22 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/10/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions Date: May 10, 2016

Brownsville Recreation Center and The Public Theater are collaborating on a musical production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to be produced at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park! The performances will take place on September 2 - 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Rehearsals start In July.

Audition information
Anyone interested in the arts can audition! No experience is required. Please prepare one minute of a performance: a monologue, song, dance, poem, or just tell a story or joke!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2016-05-10 2016-05-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.65660095214844000, -73.90200042724610000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57115798d9d49.jpg Tue, 03 May 2016 19:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Concert in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/20/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-concert-in-the-park Date: May 20, 2016

Join NYC Parks for a special concert featuring Taikoza. Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums, and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings—big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

About Taikoza
Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of Taiko in Japan in the 60s and introduced Taiko to the world). The members of Taikoza have performed on stages and parks around the world.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 718 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2016-05-20 2016-05-20 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.73223876953125000, -73.86503601074219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56be104f0b8b4.jpg Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Story Faces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/25/story-faces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/25/story-faces Date: May 25, 2016

Meet master storyteller Christopher Agostino as he uses the art of face painting to weave an entertaining tale for all!.

Sponsored By Council Member Espinal and The Forest Park Trust

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park)

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B047 Highland Park 2016-05-25 2016-05-25 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.68289947509800000, -73.88790130615200000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-series-star-wars-the-force-awakens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/05/28/movies-under-the-stars-series-star-wars-the-force-awakens Date: May 28, 2016

Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in the park. This spring, NYC Parks is hosting family-friendly movie showings throughout the five boroughs. It is OK to bring food, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Jurassic World
A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction—a genetically-modified giant stealth killing machine—escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 865-5268

Location: The Crotona Park Amphitheater (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2016-05-28 2016-05-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.83769989013672000, -73.89330291748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571519084957f.jpg Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: 'Inspire You' Series - Harriet Tubman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/arts-culture-fun-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/09/arts-culture-fun-performance Date: June 9, 2016

Join Parks for a special evening with Alice Scott, actress, writer, director, and certified producer for Staten Island and Queens Community Television (SICTV and QPTV).

Alice Scott will perform a 50-minute one woman show based on the life of Harriet Tubman. The program includes music and singing, and Ms. Scott even engages the audience to participate.

Ms. Scott transforms into Harriet Tubman and takes you on a journey of love, strength, faith, and hope. The story of Harriet Tubman never fails to leave audiences inspired and wanting more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2016-06-09 2016-06-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62910079956055000, -74.11550140380860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5711394048eb8.JPG Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/25/riverfish-celebration Date: June 25, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and the Urban Park Rangers invite you to spend a day in West Harlem Piers Park connecting to the life living within the Hudson River. Activities include catch and release fishing, Arm of the Sea puppet theatre, Music with Patrick, and river-related arts and crafts.

Fishing equipment will be provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-06-25 2016-06-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f58eb10eec5.jpg Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppets in the Park Presents 'Puss'n Boots']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/puppets-in-the-park-presentspussn-boots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/29/puppets-in-the-park-presentspussn-boots Date: June 29, 2016

Enjoy a tale about a cat who stands up, talks, and proves himself to be a caring friend to all.

Sponsored by The City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-06-29 2016-06-29 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.88559722900390000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/youre-a-good-man-charlie-brown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/06/30/youre-a-good-man-charlie-brown Date: June 30, 2016

Enjoy a live performance from Plaza Theatrical productions. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2016-06-30 2016-06-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.84149932861328000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA['Hiawatha']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/hiawatha http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/06/hiawatha Date: July 6, 2016

Catskill Puppet Theater presents their exquisitely-crafted puppets that tell the story of Hiawatha, a curious Iroquois hero, who decides to disobey his grandmother and venture out to explore the forest.

Sponsord by Council Member Espinal

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2016-07-06 2016-07-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.88559722900390000 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Duel Re-creation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/duel-recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/09/duel-recreation Date: July 9, 2016

Informative and exciting, witness a re-creation of a pistol duel, much like the one between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr!

For more information about this program, please email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-07-09 2016-07-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Back to the Block]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/arts-culture-fun-back-to-the-block http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/14/arts-culture-fun-back-to-the-block Date: July 14, 2016

A Night of Music and Art:

Back to the Block features NYC teen artists and up-and-coming local musicians. The concert and exhibit will feature 3 local bands as well as a showcase of socially engaged artworks created by More Art’s mentorship program, Arts Ambassadors.

The event is in partnership with More Art, a nonprofit that brings artists and communities together to create public art and educational programs that inspire social justice. Discover more at www.moreart.org

Please RSVP to hold your spot at info@moreart.org

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2016-07-14 2016-07-14 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56e04d9321116.jpg Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Ceasar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/28/shakespeares-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/07/28/shakespeares-in-the-park Date: July 28, 2016

Hip to Hip Theatre Company’s 10th anniversary season has something for everyone. Join us for two of Shakespeare’s best-loved and most action-packed plays, complete with political intrigue, romantic misadventures, vibrant music, civil war, a wrestling match, and a vengeful ghost!

Julius Caesar - 7:30 p.m.
Shakespeare’s sensational political thriller explores the tension between private loyalties and the public good, and unflinchingly questions the price of freedom. Caesar is determined to crown himself as Rome’s first emperor until a few senators, led by the idealistic, intellectual Brutus and his manipulative, rebellious friend Cassius, are prepared to sacrifice everything to liberate their country.


Kids & The Classics - 6:30 p.m.
This interactive children’s workshop is offered 1 hour before each performance. This theatrical experience will enrich, empower and entertain kids of all ages through a series of fun theatre games, teaching the tenets of ensemble playing, and introducing kids to the style and language of William Shakespeare's plays.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2016-07-28 2016-07-28 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.77134323120117000, -73.76530456542969000 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/shakespeares-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/08/25/shakespeares-in-the-park Date: August 25, 2016

Hip to Hip Theatre Company’s 10th anniversary season has something for everyone. Join us for two of Shakespeare’s best-loved and most action-packed plays, complete with political intrigue, romantic misadventures, vibrant music, civil war, a wrestling match, and a vengeful ghost!

As You Like It - 7:30 p.m.
A Shakespeare audience favorite, full of music and comedy, giddy wit, and love. This story follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution at her uncle's court to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. A classic comedy that proves “all the world’s a stage".

Kids & The Classics - 6:30 p.m.
This interactive children’s workshop is offered 1 hour before each performance. This theatrical experience will enrich, empower and entertain kids of all ages through a series of fun theatre games, teaching the tenets of ensemble playing, and introducing kids to the style and language of William Shakespeare's plays.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2016-08-25 2016-08-25 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.77134323120117000, -73.76530456542969000 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:00:02 EDT