NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:40:17 GMT <![CDATA[Tree Lighting Skate-tacular]]> Date: December 1, 2015

Join the Bryant Park Corporation for the Tree Lighting Skate-tacular! Enjoy the lighting of the tree, and a performance of holiday story "The Lights Before Christmas" on the ice, followed by public skating to live music curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

For more information about the Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, visit

The event, which coincides with Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day, sustains the season of giving at Bryant Park by spotlighting Bank of America support of (RED) and the impact of their efforts to eradicate AIDS.

On this special day, Bank of America partner, VISA, is contributing $.30 to (RED) for every purchase made at participating Winter Village merchants with a Bank of America credit or debit card.

Made possible by Bank of America and VISA

About the performance

The Tree Lighting Skate-tacular is a holiday tale about a very special family on the night before Christmas, written for Bryant Park by award-winning New York playwright Jon Caren, and narrated by legendary actor and New Yorker, Danny Aiello.

Directed by acclaimed director Jonathan Silverstein, the show features music from Big Band Holidays, a new album by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and a live concert by The Chris Pattishall All Star Ensemble, curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The skaters are internationally renowned: Nancy Kerrigan, two-time Olympic medalist and US National Champion; OlympianBrian Boitano, Olympic Gold Medalist, and the first American skater to land a triple axel; Johnny Weir, two-time Olympian, three-time US champion and crowd favorite; 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists and two-time World Champions, Meryl Davis andCharlie White who also competed on Dancing with the Stars; and The Haydenettes, 2015 National Gold Medalists and the most successful US synchronized skating team.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Rink at Winter Village (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Recreation Center Presents: ZumbaFest!]]> Date: December 5, 2015

Join us for an afternoon of fitness, fun, and five hours of dance with five Zumba Instructors and five hours of cardio!

ZumbaFest! Schedule:

9:50 - 10:00 Welcome & Introduction (LaSharn Cooper-Patt)

10:00 - 10:30 Warm Up (Instructor: Tina Redwood)

10:35 - 11:15 Zumba Basic 1 & 2 (Instructor: Marsha R./Bally's)

11:20 - 12:00 Zumba (Instructor: Miledys Pons/Shape Up NYC)

12:05 - 12:45 Zumba (Instructor: Cynthia Fauvette/Shape Up NYC)

12:50 - 1:30 Zumba (Instructor: Theodora Gilbert/Shape Up NYC)

1:35 - 2:10 Zumba (Instructor: Maria Assis)

2:15 - 3:00 Cool Down (Instructor: LaSharn Patt)

A recreation center membership is required for this event. Registration is not required. Drop in anytime!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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