NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:39:20 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/family-capoeira Date: August 27, 2014

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 27, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class Date: August 28, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 28, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Moulin Rouge Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-moulin-rouge-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-moulin-rouge-skate-party Date: August 29, 2014

If you can-can-can, skate your way over to Lola Star’s Moulin Rouge Skate Party.

We are celebrating everything Parisian in style and expression. Expect cabaret courtesans, dapper dandies and other Fin de siècle costumes among the crowd of fabulous roller disco attendees. Come take part in a little piece of the La Vie Bohème and strap on a pair of skates with Lola Star and her friends.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/bryant-park-moves Date: August 30, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: August 30, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages.

This public cultural fete features reggae, soulful house, disco and afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/omars-summer-blastoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/omars-summer-blastoff Date: August 30, 2014

End your summer right!

A party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 31, 2014

Join and dance with Brothers Entertainment, the one and only local Staten Island DJ Company as they play this summer's hottest hits on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn, adjacent to Fantasy Shore Amusement Park - come one, come all!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bryant-park-moves Date: September 6, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 7, 2014

Enjoy county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, greenmarket and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f314d9a24d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-moves Date: September 13, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Circus Amok at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park Date: September 13, 2014

Since 1989, Circus Amok has brought its funny, queer, caustic, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight-rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, and clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, performance art and improvisational techniques.

Circus Amok invites audiences of all ages to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a celebratory spectacle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3b4b650089.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party Date: September 13, 2014

Join hundreds of revelers of all-ages at the 10th year celebration of the GlobeSonic on the Hudson, an open-air summer dance party with the GlobeSonic Sound System DJs and drummers.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f59d060a24.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Circus Amok at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park1 Date: September 13, 2014

Since 1989, Circus Amok has brought its funny, queer, caustic, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight-rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, performance art and improvisational techniques.

Circus Amok invites audiences of all ages to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a celebratory spectacle.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3b5dc27a68.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[The 4th Annual Washington Square Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-4th-annual-washington-square-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-4th-annual-washington-square-music-festival Date: September 14, 2014

This year the festival will feature great old time string band music, blues, Son Jarocho from the Veracruz region of Mexico, and will close with the ever popular square dance!

The Washington Square Park Folk Fest is free and open to the public.

Schedule:
1pm - The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen (of The New Lost City Ramblers)
1:45pm - Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
2:30pm - The New Cut Road String Band
3:15pm - Radio Jarocho
4pm - Square Dance! with David Harvey of NYC Barn Dance

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e0fd3cc9526.gif Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bryant-park-moves Date: September 20, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 20, 2014

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.

Wear comfortable shoes.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2014-09-20 2014-09-20 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f322845505.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors Date: September 20, 2014

West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin', can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues!

Come dance from 6-9 p.m. and get a lesson at 7 p.m.!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9609 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[“Bad Woods”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bad-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/20/bad-woods Date: September 20, 2014

The Lenape called this the place of the bad woods.
There is an impulse to go wandering down to the marsh.
The wildness of the dark woods haunts me.

“Bad Woods” is an hour-long dance performance and music installation, inspired by the native Lenape and the forests that exist in present day. Explore the wildness as it manifests within shadows, light, and the silhouetted movement during the sunset.

This performance is choreographed by Melissa West and is part of the “Arts in the Greenbelt” program series.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-20 2014-09-20 6:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 21, 2014

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.

Wear comfortable shoes.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2014-09-21 2014-09-21 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f322845505.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/27/bryant-park-moves Date: September 27, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-27 2014-09-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 13, 2014

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party. Celebrate the season with the local community, enjoy live music to sing and dance with, make holiday decorations and more.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-12-13 2014-12-13 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:39:20 EDT