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 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:30:57 GMT <![CDATA[Bronx Winterfest 2016]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/bronx-winterfest-2016 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/06/bronx-winterfest-2016 Date: February 6, 2016

Join Bronx Recreation for their amazing winter spectacular! The NY Rangers will be there with a huge, inflatable hockey rink!

Enjoy activites like:

  • Showcases and performances: St. Mary's South Bronx Kids, Bronx Recreation Afterschool and a DJ
  • Sports clinics and demonstrations: NY Rangers Hockey Clinic, NY Walkers Club Hula Hoop Fitness, Zumba, Bronx Recreation Sports
  • Fun & games: Snow Activities (Weather Permitted), Obstacle Course, Arts and Crafts, the Bronx Recreation Mobile Van
  • Activities: Literacy Inc, Ginger Bread House Storytelling, Scarf Making, Good Trade
  • Health and safety awareness information: FDNY Mobile CPR Unit, Montefiore Community Outreach, FDNY Recruitment, NYPD Explorers/School Safety, Bronx Recreation Membership Information
  • Raffles and giveaways!

This event is free and all are welcome! For more information, please call (718) 430-1826.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1826

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2016-02-06 2016-02-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a281d945526.jpg Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lunar New Year: 17th New Year Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/08/lunar-new-year-17th-new-year-year-firecracker-ceremony-cultural-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/08/lunar-new-year-17th-new-year-year-firecracker-ceremony-cultural-festival Date: February 8, 2016

Celebrate the year of the monkey at this annual Chinese New Year celebration in Manhattan's Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Enjoy a firecracker show, musical performances, dance, and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2016-02-08 2016-02-08 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.72169876098633000, -73.99160003662110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56a25808dcacd.jpg Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Love in the Parlors: A Valentine in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/13/love-in-the-parlors-a-valentine-in-concert Date: February 13, 2016

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum’s Greek revival double parlors.

Chosen by NBC Online and TimeOut NY as a top pick for a Valentine’s evening, this annual event sells out fast.

Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Bellini, Schubert, Fauré, Duparc, Rubinstein, Franz Abt, Amy Beach, Johann Strauss II, and others.

75 minutes.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2016-02-13 2016-02-13 7:30 pm 8:45 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Winter Chamber Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-chamber-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/14/winter-chamber-music Date: February 14, 2016

The Rivertown String Quartet performs a wonderful one-hour program of romantic classical music, including pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, and Ginastera—perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy refreshments at the opening of the Gilded Age Glamour exhibition after the concert.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online at bpmm.org or at the door. Registration is requested if purchasing at the door. To register, please call (718) 885-1461 or email info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2016-02-14 2016-02-14 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.87186431884765600, -73.80553436279297000 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Armor Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/armor-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/20/armor-day Date: February 20, 2016

Get thyself to Wave Hill’s Armor Hall for a day of merrymaking and medieval adventures! Try on armor, watch fencing and archery demonstrations, enjoy roaming minstrels, and immerse yourself altogether in the knightly world. Built in 1927 by scholar Bashford Dean, Armor Hall once displayed his personal collection of arms and armor. Be “Dean for a day” when the armor returns to Armor Hall! Co-presented with Historic Arms, an association of scholars who lecture and demonstrate arms and armor, including duels of honor and legends of chivalry.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-20 2016-02-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa616eae9fc.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[High Tea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/high-tea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/high-tea Date: February 21, 2016

Enjoy High Tea in the Mark Twain Room prior to each concert in Armor Hall. The Café at Wave Hill pairs a classic menu with an assortment of green, black and herbal teas. This traditional tea service includes the following four elements: savory, scones, sweets and tea. The menu, presented by Great Performances, which can be downloaded here, includes an array of tea sandwiches, scones, and bite-sized desserts. High Tea also includes a glass of sparkling wine and strawberries.

Advanced registration is required. We will take reservations until noon on the Friday prior to the concert.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Mark Twain Room (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.89759826660200000, -73.91130065918000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa623a4a2bd.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Concert: REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/concert-rebel-ensemble-for-baroque-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/21/concert-rebel-ensemble-for-baroque-music Date: February 21, 2016

REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music presents an elegant and energized program of works for harpsichord and strings by Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann.

Described as “sophisticated and beguiling” (The New York Times), the ensemble originated in the Netherlands and now tours nationally and internationally from its home base in New York. It is well known for its longtime residencies at Trinity Church and with National Public Radio.

The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2016-02-21 2016-02-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56aa62c858147.jpg Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:00:02 EST
<![CDATA[Lantern Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lantern-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/02/28/lantern-festival Date: February 28, 2016

There will be cultural performances, martial arts, lion's dancing, art and crafts, calligraphy, giveaways, free popcorn, cotton candy, and social services booths.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2016-02-28 2016-02-28 11:30 am 3:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Duo: Music for Violin and Cello]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/duo-music-for-violin-and-cello http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/03/06/duo-music-for-violin-and-cello Date: March 6, 2016

Treat yourself to the incomparable musical dynamism of the violin and cello. Uptown Ensemble Concerts in the Heights will perform duet works by Mozart, Stamitz, and Prokofiev. A reception will follow.

Advanced registration is required at publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-03-06 2016-03-06 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Nature in Music and 'Found Sounds']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/03/nature-in-music-and-found-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/03/nature-in-music-and-found-sounds Date: April 3, 2016

Concerts in the Heights returns to perform works that took their cues from the sights and sounds of the natural world. Composers include Messiaen, Schumann, and Grieg.

Advanced registration is required at publicprograms@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-03 2016-04-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Music at Morris-Jumel: The Gamba in Paris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/music-at-morrisjumel-the-gamba-in-paris http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/04/16/music-at-morrisjumel-the-gamba-in-paris Date: April 16, 2016

Morris-Jumel Mansion's ensemble-in-residence Brooklyn Baroque will play a program highlighting the viola da gamba—aka, “the viola for the leg.” You'll hear works by Rameau, Marais, and others.

A light reception will follow.

Advanced registration is required. Email publicprograms@morrisjumel.org or call (212) 923-8008 to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2016-04-16 2016-04-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56968bf0eea8e.jpg Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:00:04 EST