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 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:57:28 GMT <![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Zikrayat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sounds-zikrayat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sounds-zikrayat Date: September 3, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of Middle Eastern music performed by Zikrayat.

Presented by Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7272

Location: Bowne Playground

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Q308 Bowne Playground 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.75820159912109400, -73.82479858398438000 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America Summer Concert: Florida Georgia Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/good-morning-america-summer-concert-5-seconds-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/good-morning-america-summer-concert-5-seconds-of-summer Date: September 4, 2015

The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Enjoy performances by Florida Georgia Line, live at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, September 4.

All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[LIC Landing Live: Mariachi Flor de Tolache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/lic-landing-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/lic-landing-live Date: September 4, 2015

Enjoy a live outdoor concert featuring Mariachi Flor de Tolache. They are the first and only all-female Mariachi band founded in New York in 2008.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.74312210083008000, -73.96025848388672000 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 5, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Park Discovery! (Central Park Conservancy Environmental Educators)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-performance-festival-park-discovery-central-park-conservancy-environmental-educators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-performance-festival-park-discovery-central-park-conservancy-environmental-educators Date: September 6, 2015

Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know you're 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 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a59410627c7.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:02 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! Summer on the Hudson will be using wristbands for access to rides and games this year - visit one of four wristband stations to get yours!

Featured entertainment:

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 40.77970123291015600, -73.98889923095703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550088ed14036.JPG Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 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[LIC Landing Live: Regina Bonelli Blues Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/lic-landing-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/lic-landing-live Date: September 11, 2015

Enjoy a live outdoor concert series featuring Regina Bonelli Blues Band. The band was in last month's edition of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine and received the following rave review: "Ms. Bnoelli has a knockoiut voice, presence and songs, ripping piano playing, heartfelt soul and pure attitude".

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.74312210083008000, -73.96025848388672000 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair Date: September 12, 2015

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season, and gives gardeners the opportunity to show off their harvests! This year, the Harvest Fair will feature a healthy food demonstration, workshops: Window Gardening and Gardening for Small Spaces, activities for kids, including face painting and Family Yoga, live music with Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist Hernan Romero and traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance group Bomba Yo, and our annual Harvest Contest!

It’s a celebration for all ages! Registration for the Harvest Contest begins on the day of the event at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

And for the first time ever—GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest!

GreenThumb’s Fresh Chef Contest will challenge 10 youth and 10 adult community members to create their most delicious and nutritious dish with local and healthy ingredients. We will crown a winner, chosen by a VIP panel of foodies and chefs. Pre-registration is required to participate in the GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest. Youths, ages 10 - 17, please register here. Adults, 18 and up, please register here. Registration will close when the contest has reached capacity.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ba746396fdd.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 12, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Folk Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/washington-square-park-folk-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/washington-square-park-folk-festival Date: September 13, 2015

Join us for the 5th Annual Washington Square Park Folk Festival. The festival will feature John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers, a legend of the 1960's Greenwich Village folk scene, together with a number of excellent young groups from today's New York City folk world.

Schedule of performances :

1pm - Feral Foster Songwriter based solidly in Blues, Folk, Gospel and Balkan music

1:45pm - The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers) - Old time string band

2:30pm - Hoodoo Honey Drippers Country blues guitar and fiddle duet

3:15pm - The Whiskey Spitters Jug band, blues and hokum

4pm - Square Dance! with caller Alex Kramer caller

The Washington Square Park Folk Festival, produced annually by folk music promoter and historian Eli Smith and NYC Parks, features a mix of older musicians together with performers from the resurgent contemporary folk scene. This diverse festival celebrates the folk history of Greenwich Village. The festival is free and open to all.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d4d818e744c.00_jpg_srb Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[LIC Landing Live: 2/3 Goat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/lic-landing-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/lic-landing-live Date: September 18, 2015

Enjoy a live music series featuring the band 2/3 Goat. They are a popular Astoria-based band led by husband and wife team Annalyse McCoy and Ryan Dunn. The band brings a hybrid of alt-country, bluesy bluegrass, and classic rock to the LIC waterfront. Ms. McCoy, originally from Eastern Kentucky, provides some fiery vocals that do justice to her ancestors who were part of the famous Hatfield/McCoy feud.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.74312210083008000, -73.96025848388672000 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 19, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Tanya Bannister, Intimate Piano Concertos]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/concert-tanya-bannister-intimate-piano-concertos http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/concert-tanya-bannister-intimate-piano-concertos Date: September 20, 2015

Concerts in Armor Hall return with an engaging array of new and returning artists for you to meet and enjoy. This weekend, the 2015–2016 concert series in Armor Hall opens with the elegant and award-winning pianist Tanya Bannister. She is joined by string players for an hour of intimate music-making featuring chamber ensemble arrangements of piano concertos by Chopin and Mozart. 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 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c51206c5192.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[LIC Landing Live: Matthew Kiss Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/lic-landing-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/lic-landing-live Date: September 25, 2015

Enjoya live concert series featuring the Matthew Kiss Band. Matthew Kiss, a popular local musician, was born and resides in the Rockaways. Matthew plays a hybrid of rock/blues and soul and partly supports his musical ambitions by teaching surfing on the Rockaway beaches.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-09-25 2015-09-25 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.74312210083008000, -73.96025848388672000 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:01 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[Brooklyn Americana Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/brooklyn-americana-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/brooklyn-americana-music-festival Date: September 26, 2015

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival presents original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time, and bluegrass artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 2:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 26, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 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[Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/chant-macabre-songs-from-the-crypt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/16/chant-macabre-songs-from-the-crypt Date: October 16, 2015

Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins haunt the lyrics of the 19th century. Come be spooked by these harrowing tales as the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society bewitches your imagination and sings shivers down your spine, echoing sumptuous, rarely performed songs in an authentic period parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Guck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande. Music by Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Duparc, Loewe, Mussorgsky, and others.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-10-16 2015-10-16 7:00 pm 8:15 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:00:02 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[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