NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 04 Oct 2015 23:45:15 GMT <![CDATA[Fall 2015 Overlook Concerts - Bluegrass]]> Date: October 11, 2015

Riverside Park Conservancy and our generous supporters present our Fall 2015 Overlook Concert series, with talent from French Cookin’ Blues Band, Manhattan School of Music Community Partnerships Program, and the Columbia University Bluegrass Band.

This week’s performer: Columbia University Bluegrass Band; James Kerr, Leader. Born out of the oldest music in this country, Bluegrass uses traditional instruments and vocal harmonies to create this rousing sound.

Join us for these sweet Sundays in the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[Viva España: Two Centuries of Spanish Chamber Music]]> Date: October 18, 2015

Brooklyn Baroque opens its 16th season at Morris-Jumel Mansion with a program dedicated entirely to 17th- and 18th-century Spanish instrumental music. The concert is part of the New York Early Music Celebration (about which more info can be found at

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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<![CDATA[Regarding de la Guerre: The Music and Letters of Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre]]> Date: October 24, 2015

The Julliard quartet Filigree will play selections from the repertoire of Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, the French female composer whose ideas received expression not only in musical form, but also in de la Guerre’s prodigious collection of letters and prefaces (excerpts from which the members of Filigree will read aloud throughout the concert).

Advanced registration is required. Please email or call (212) 923-8008.

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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<![CDATA[Concert: Bohemian Trio]]> Date: October 25, 2015

This weekend, the adventurous, romantic and inspiring artists of the Bohemian Trio (saxophone and chekeré, cello, and piano) returns to Armor Hall with their signature spicy mix of traditional and new jazz works, infused with Afro-Cuban rhythms and flair. The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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<![CDATA[MJM Culture and Arts Festival: 250 Edition]]> Date: October 31, 2015

Come to Morris-Jumel Mansion's fourth annual Culture and Arts Festival!

One of New York City’s most beloved community events, the festival (called CAFé for short) gathers uptown Manhattan’s finest artists, musicians, artisans and restaurateurs for an afternoon of performance, crafts, and tastings.

This year, Morris-Jumel Mansion has the pleasure of welcoming Leslie Odom Jr., the singer and thespian who plays Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical Hamilton. MJM's guest of honor, Leslie, will open the festival and later perform from noon to 12:30 p.m.

CAFé is free to attend, and no registration is required. Simply swing by, and sample the best that uptown culture has to offer.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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<![CDATA[Fall Field Day]]> Date: November 3, 2015

School's out!

Join us on Election Day for NYC Parks' first-ever Fall Field Day. Kids, teens, and their families are invited to relive classic and nostalgic field day activities as they are re-introduced to a new generation. With an array of activities fit for all ages and abilities, Fall Field Day will have something for everyone to enjoy!

The event will feature:

Action Games

  • Javelin (noodle) throw
  • Bubble soccer
  • Giant soccer
  • Pillow Polo
  • Obstacle course
  • Hand cycling

Field Games

  • Giant Parachute
  • Tug-O-War (four way)
  • Disc Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Musical bean bag chairs

Relay Races

  • Potato sack race
  • Three-legged race
  • Agility (parachute) races
  • Spoon/egg race

There will be live entertainment at the main stage, including two performances by the Big Apple Circus. In celebration of Election Day, we'll have an old voting booth where kids and families can pretend to vote and take selfies.

Bring the kids to meet Snoopy from the Peanuts Movie!

Pumpkin Smash
Bring your old Halloween pumpkins and smash them to smithereens at Pumpkin Smash, in partnership with the NYC Compost Project and hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center. Get all the dirt on composting in New York City on the NYC Compost Project website .

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Park

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<![CDATA[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 125 Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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