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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:11:57 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[Qualia Gardens: Art Installation and Dance Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances Date: August 1, 2014

Explore qualia—your personal sense of experience—with Brooklyn-based arts collective LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Art Installation on Display
JULY 15—AUG 13
The art installation traces the garden stone path with dozens of strings using tension and suspension to stimulate your personal sense of perception.

Dance Performances
FRI, AUG 1, 7:00-8:00PM
SAT, AUG 9, 4:00-5:00PM
Through dance performances, company dancers, local artists and community members will explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation.

Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each performance.

Presented in partnership with BAM

We have more free public events this summer and fall! For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit our calendar: www.nyrp.org/calendar

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c01192c98c7.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Wipe Out Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-wipe-out-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-wipe-out-skate-party Date: August 1, 2014

Lola Star is daring you to bring on the waves at her Wipe Out Roller Disco.

You won't find sand in your pants after this beach party but you might need a Life guard to resuscitate you after all the fun you're going to have! Leave your sun tan lotion at home, this party has you covered.

Catch some rays from our disco lights and ride the waves on the roller rink floor. The Life Gaurd is not on duty so nab his uniform and all the other BayWatch babe's looks for your own use. We want to see your best Beach Party and Tiki Extravaganza outfit. Kowabunga!

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 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8489087ecd.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bryant-park-moves Date: August 2, 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 2, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: DJ DAN spinning hits for the kids of Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-dj-dan-spinning-hits-for-the-kids-of-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/staten-island-beach-fest-dj-dan-spinning-hits-for-the-kids-of-staten-island Date: August 2, 2014

Join DJ DAN of Get Down Entertainment as he spins hits and entertains kids with cool giveaways on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce6ecce113a.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: August 2, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco and afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: August 2, 2014

Experience the best of Bronx Hip Hop in this live performance series curated by Circa 95. Local artists use dance, spoken word, and music to deliver rhythm and rhymes that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each event.

Thurs, July 17, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Fred Ones, Rhyme Factory's Youth Group (Hip-Hop), Feenix Flames (poetry), Circa '95 (Hip-Hop)

Sat, Aug 2, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Kid Koi, The Bronx Boys (dance), Rebel Diaz Arts Collective BX (Hip-Hop), Circa ’95 (Hip-Hop)

Date and times subject to change. Visit www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 3, 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!

Brother's Entertainment DJ Company will partner with Staten Island Beach Fest throughout the summer. Other appearance dates include Sunday, August 10; Saturday, August 23; and Sunday, August 31.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 4, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: National Dance Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-national-dance-institution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-national-dance-institution Date: August 5, 2014

National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in 1976 by Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence. Each year, NDI transforms the lives of over 40,000 New York City public school children and their communities through weekly classes, short-term residencies, and public performances. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional teaching artists, programs are offered to all children, transcending barriers of language, culture, and physical and cognitive challenges. Children learn to work together and develop personal standards of excellence, a pride of achievement, and a curiosity about the world that supports their success in school and in life. No child pays a penny for NDI’s core programs. Children who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment throughout their dance training are invited to join the organization’s most advanced troupe, the NDI Celebration Team, and perform year-round at venues that have included Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, Juilliard, City Center, the Kennedy Center, the White House and the Academy Awards. NDI dancers have toured internationally to Geneva, Switzerland; Venice, Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Shanghai, China.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361426e9f2b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 5, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/family-capoeira Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Spectrum Dance Theater / Sidra Bell Dance NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-sidra-bell-dance-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-sidra-bell-dance-ny Date: August 6, 2014

Spectrum Dance Theater was founded by Seattle dancers in 1982 to make dance more accessible to diverse communities. Under Donald Byrd’s visionary artistic leadership since 2002, Spectrum has transformed into a company of regional and national significance, igniting audiences through Byrd’s ambitious artistic agenda, whose appetite to explore the arts knows no boundaries. The dancers of Spectrum Dance Theater are a small, select group of unique dance artists from around the globe, individually chosen and trained in Mr. Byrd’s singular approach to dance/theater - physically demanding and emotionally charged. The company has produced thrilling and challenging works in contemporary dance to critical acclaim. Donald Byrd achieved international visibility for the creation of his Harlem Nutcracker and for his Tony-nominated choreography for the Broadway smash, The Color Purple. No less ambitious in the 21st century, Byrd leads the company through programming themes that give audiences insight into his far-ranging artistic ambition.\

Sidra Bell Dance New York, is a boutique company of prolific movement artists based in New York City that presents innovative, kinetic, and provocative dance theater works. It has continually presented progressive, highly designed, cinematic, glamorous, and elaborate full-scale productions to sold-out audiences. Bell is a sought after voice in contemporary dance with a strong female vision creating works that ignite the imagination and explore the psyche. The repertoire is unusual, haunting, emotionally transporting, articulate, sensual, and highly physical. The work has become known for an atmospheric, unconventional, and spectacular quality that pushes past traditional boundaries. The company synthesizes the worlds of design, media, fashion, and spectatorship. THINK.FEEL.PLAY.EXPERIENCE.

Doors open at 7:00pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8f0978a62.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Salsa with Baila Socitey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

For over 30 years, Peridance Capezio Center has been a core member of New York City’s dance community. Home to all styles and all levels of dance, the school provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children’s dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment.

Experience Peridance’s amazing performances or participate in an exhilarating dance class each Thursday during Summer in the Square.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0e71e3fc.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/barefoot-dancing Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy learn-as-you-go traditional dances with live music from around the world, and cool, clean grass for your toes at this wonderful series.

Tonight's instructors, Retumba, will be teaching Salsa dance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Spectrum Dance Theater / Master Class: Germaul Barnes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-masterclass-germaul-barnes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-spectrum-dance-theater-masterclass-germaul-barnes Date: August 8, 2014

Spectrum Dance Theater was founded by Seattle dancers in 1982 to make dance more accessible to diverse communities. Under Donald Byrd’s visionary artistic leadership since 2002, Spectrum has transformed into a company of regional and national significance, igniting audiences through Byrd’s ambitious artistic agenda, whose appetite to explore the arts knows no boundaries. The dancers of Spectrum Dance Theater are a small, select group of unique dance artists from around the globe, individually chosen and trained in Mr. Byrd’s singular approach to dance/theater - physically demanding and emotionally charged. The company has produced thrilling and challenging works in contemporary dance to critical acclaim. Donald Byrd achieved international visibility for the creation of his Harlem Nutcracker and for his Tony-nominated choreography for the Broadway smash, The Color Purple. No less ambitious in the 21st century, Byrd leads the company through programming themes that give audiences insight into his far-ranging artistic ambition.

For nine years Germaul Barnes was principle dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, where he received the 2003 New York Dance and Performance Award-The Bessie. Germaul Barnes is artistic director and founder of Viewsic Expressions Dance, a New York based dance organization that presents multi-media dance performances and educational residencies around the world. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Barnes was educated at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The recipient of many grants and awards, Mr. Barnes has extensive foreign experience as dancer, teacher, choreographer and anthropologist. Join Germaul Barnes in discovering the richness of CONTEMPORARY GROOVE and embody it's instinctual rhythms and organic flow.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Germaul Barnes
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8f4598eab.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Army National Guard Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/army-national-guard-band Date: August 8, 2014

Come out and enjoy our Army National Guard Band. We want to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe.

Bring a blanket, sit on the grass and enjoy the great music being played.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Ziggy Stardust Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-ziggy-stardust-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-ziggy-stardust-skate-party Date: August 8, 2014

It came from outer space! The idea for this party that is.

Lola Star is nabbing from the stars for the inspiration of her next roller disco! David Bowie might've given us the iconic character of Ziggy Stardust, but Lola is cracking that martian space-pod up a little bit more and releasing visions of an intergalactic dream-scape.

Get yourself the best Barbarella look possible, or borrow your friend's Storm Trooper costume. It's time to invoke your inner alien and put them on skates! Lola Star's Roller Disco will transport you to a party in the stars where you can be the intergalactic star creature you were born to be. Let's blast off!

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 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/bryant-park-moves Date: August 9, 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 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Jazz on the Great Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill Date: August 9, 2014

Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes for an afternoon of live music and dance by some of the best local jazz performers.

Make sure you bring your appetite for the delicious food truck fair that will be available for purchase! Co-presented with Jazzmobile.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 9, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Peter Pan and the Pirates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/peter-pan-and-the-pirates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/peter-pan-and-the-pirates Date: August 9, 2014

Eva Dean Dance is thrilled to expand the existing production Peter Pan and Stardust Dances that was a featured FringeJR show in the 2013 FringeNYC. In Peter Pan and the Pirates, Eva Dean Dance is inspired by the Zucker Exploration Area in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to create a magical site-specific Neverland, choreographed to David Kahne’s Peter Pan Ballet sound score.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6678, -73.9681 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Qualia Gardens: Art Installation and Dance Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/qualia-gardens-art-installation-and-dance-performances Date: August 9, 2014

Explore qualia—your personal sense of experience—with Brooklyn-based arts collective LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Art Installation on Display
JULY 15—AUG 13
The art installation traces the garden stone path with dozens of strings using tension and suspension to stimulate your personal sense of perception.

Dance Performances
FRI, AUG 1, 7:00-8:00PM
SAT, AUG 9, 4:00-5:00PM
Through dance performances, company dancers, local artists and community members will explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation.

Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each performance.

Presented in partnership with BAM.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Gil Hodges Community Garden

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.676, -73.9848 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c01192c98c7.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage and Valerie Gladstone Present: Dance Off the Grid / Master Class: Evidence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstage-dance-off-the-grid http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summerstage-dance-off-the-grid Date: August 9, 2014

"Dance Off the Grid" (OTG) is the latest iteration of the Museum of Arts and Design "Dance Under the Influence" hailed as a must-see “eclectic performance series” by The New Yorker, and curated by arts writer, Valerie Gladstone. Fresh from a successful season at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck, OTG features the top talent of contemporary dance, ranging from modern to hip hop, salsa to Indian dance in performances as engrossing to newcomers to dance as to seasoned fans.

Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, EVIDENCE, A DANCE COMPANY focuses on the fusion of African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. This work provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of African forms and rhythms. Evidence tours to some 30 communities in the United States annually. It has traveled to Cuba, Brazil, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Hawaii, Ireland, Holland, Mexico, South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal, and in 2010 joined the U.S. State Department’s DanceMotion USA tour to perform, teach master classes and conduct demonstrations. Evidence brings arts, education and cultural/historical connections to communities that have historically lacked these experiences. Annually, the company reaches and audience of more than 30,000.Join them as they perform Come Ye, a piece inspired by the music and sociopolitical legacies of artists/activists Nina Simone and Fela Kuti. This multimedia work utilizes Mr. Brown’s signature style of kinetic storytelling through African, Caribbean, modern, ballet and social dance styles to summon warriors, angels and activists dedicated to the pursuit of liberation and peace amidst the strug- gles of human conflict. This work includes music by Nina Simone (“Come Ye,” “Sunday in Savannah,” and “Revolution”) and Fela Kuti (“Kalakuta” and “Coffin for Head of State”) and a video collage by Robert Penn.

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is artistic director of Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD). Her first evening length work, A Single Ride, earned two Bessie nominations in 2013. EAD has presented work at Jacob’s Pillow, The Apollo Theater, New York Live Arts and Dixon Place. Ephrat is a NYFA artist and a recipient of a Mondo Cane! Commission and Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. In 2013, she was a Fresh Tracks Residency choreographer at New York Live Arts and is a current Workspace Resident Artist with the LMCC. Ephrat is a regular guest artist with Rennie Harris Puremovement and has worked with Michelle Dorrance, Doug Elkins, Bill Irwin and Gus Solomons Jr, among others. She has a B.A. in Italian Language from Barnard College and is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and Peridance Center.

Nelida Tirado has been recognized around the globe for her intense grace and powerful style. Hailed as "Magnificent" by The New York Times, Tirado began her formal training in classical ballet, graham technique and Spanish dance at Ballet Hispanico of New York at the age of six. Barely out of her teens, she was invited to tour the U.S. with Jose Molina Bailes Espanoles and work as a soloist in Carlota Santana’s Flamenco Vivo. Her desire to continue learning led her to Spain where she became soloist/ dance captain with of Compania Maria Pages and Compania Antonio El Pipa, performing at prestigious flamenco festivals and television in Spain such as the Bienal del Arte Flamenco and touring throughout France, Italy, UK, Germany and Japan. Since returning to the U.S. she has performed in World Music Institute’s “Gypsy Caravan”, the dance company Noche Flamenca, and was a featured flamenco star in the highly acclaimed show “Riverdance” on Broadway. Ms. Tirado currently resides in NYC, and was the recipient of the 2007 and 2010 BRIO award for artistic excellence from Bronx Council of the Arts, and was featured as one of Dance Magazines "25 to Watch" 2007.

The Sa Dance Company's mission is to increase the awareness of Indian dance in the mainstream. Founder and Artistic Director, Payal Kadakia, has earned acclaim for her creative choreography and mastery of many traditions. Sa serves as a platform to celebrate the Indian-American identity by exploring contemporary movements that are fundamentally rooted in traditional Indian dance. All company dancers are extensively trained in various Indian classical and folk styles such as Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Oddissi, Rajasthani and Garba & Raas. The Sa Dance Company has performed at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Peabody Essex Museum, Museum of Art & Design, Emelin Theater, and NYC Fashion Week. The name “Sa” originates in the foundations of Indian classical music, in which “Sa” is both the first and last note in the octave.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Evidence
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ee0afec120.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 10, 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 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert Date: August 10, 2014

Enjoy the Jan Leder Quintet featuring vocalist Andrea Wolper for an evening of smooth jazz music.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 11, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

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 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/12/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 12, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-12 2014-08-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/family-capoeira Date: August 13, 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 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 13, 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 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 14, 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: August 15, 2014

Dances for a Variable Population, multigenerational dance, our season’s spotlight company, presents workshops open to all on May 16, July 18, and August 15th.

On June 20th DVP presents Solstice Steps, a performance featuring special guests, for two performances at 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Seniors especially welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Firehouse Presents: The Harlem Dance Caravan: Erasing the Boundaries / Master Class: Theresa Lavington]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-the-firehouse-presents-the-harlem-dance-caravan-erasing-the-boundaries-masterclass-theresa-lavington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-the-firehouse-presents-the-harlem-dance-caravan-erasing-the-boundaries-masterclass-theresa-lavington Date: August 15, 2014

Acclaimed Harlem performing arts institution, The Faison Firehouse has joined with SummerStage to present Harlem Dance Caravan, a thrilling celebrating our diversity through music and dance.

Audiences will be enthralled by companies such as Baoku & the Image Afro-Beat Band, who presents African drumming and dancing that fuses jazz and rock with traditional elements; Jamel Gaines' Creative Outlet, famed for its merging of classical and modern techniques and shows that incorporate theatrics like spoken word and video; Lotus Music and Dance, the only company and educational institute in NYC that makes accessible the music and dance traditions of all world cultures; and the multicultural Cecilia Marta Dance Company, who aims to build bridges between communities through dance.

Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band is a world class Afrobeat music powerhouse. Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, this band performs all original music by their Nigerian front man, Baoku Moses. Baoku is a professionally-trained African drummer, dancer, and talented songwriter. He began the band in 2005. In following the legacy and footsteps of the late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Baoku’s music blends a solid rock and jazz fusion with African instruments and languages to express world peace and unity. Baoku released his first solo album, Okodoro Oro: The Realistic Reality, in 2004 and will release the band’s first album together in the summer of 2014. Comprised of musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds, Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band provides more than just another musical performance; it is a complete high-energy, cultural experience.

Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet (CO) is a professional dance company that merges rigorous classical and modern technique with African-American soul and spirit. Under the artistic direction of Jamel Gaines, the company has been hailed by reviewers in the United States and Europe for its “richness of dance tone” and “contagious vitality.” The company is comprised of unique performing artists whose talents include theatre, spoken word, multi-media/ visual arts, and instillation. Based in New York City, CO has been featured at the Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Apollo Theatre, SummerStage in Central Park, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Martha Graham School, McCallum Theatre, Rialto Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and NewYork Theatre Workshop. Internationally, CO has toured in Rome, Italy; London, England; Acapulco, Mexico; Madrid, Spain; Kingston, Jamaica; Cologne, Germany; and

Toronto, Canada. Our artists have been featured on Broadway stages such as: Fela!, The Lion King, Chicago, Fosse, and Memphis. Additionally, Gaines has collaborated with Notable artists such as: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Holiday, Max Roach, Savion Glover, Ornette Coleman, and Chris Brown. Jamel Gaines’ vision is to bring art to the masses that touches the human spirit.

Cecilia Marta Dance Company is committed to creating dance and artistic collaborations that inspire diversity of movement and unity; fuse the multicultural richness of sight, sound, and feeling in its vision of “World Jazz”; and build bridges between communities. After traveling the globe, Cecilia returned to NY with a vision to bring together a diverse and extraordinary group of dancers that would create CMDC. The objective: to speak through the language of dance, about the ritualistic rhythms and magical experiences she encountered throughout her life, and as a child growing up in Panama. CMDC is a multicultural dance company, committed to celebrating diversity and unity by creating works that inspire collaborations with other artists and art forms. Possessing a distinct breath, CMDC’s repertoire incorporates elements that are reflective of Ms. Marta’s life and heritage, as well as her intimate acquaintance with many forms and styles of dance.

Theresa Lavington, is a fitness and dance professional with over 15 years of experience. She holds an Associates of Arts Degree in Dance and is certified by AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). Theresa, has taught a variety of group exercise classes for Bally Total Fitness, Crunch, New York Sports Club, Equinox, New York Health & Racquet and other elite gyms in the New York City area. As part of the New York Sports Club, Bally's and Crunch PR team, Theresa Lavington has also appeared and participated in demos for upcoming fitness and dance classes on Telemundo, WB11 News, CBS Morning News, and Fox 5 Good Day New York. Additionally, Theresa has performed and choreographed for singing artists, health and fitness venues, and many other events. Join Theresa for a fun, energetic, and easy to follow dance workout fused with hip-hop, funk, and the latest dance moves.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Theresa Lavington
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d90dea3434.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Saturday Night Fever Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-saturday-night-fever-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-saturday-night-fever-skate-party Date: August 15, 2014

Disco isn't dead, it's just taking a nap! So lets wake her up and Stayin' Alive at our Saturday Night Fever-themed Roller Skate party.

Shake Your Groove thang while your favorite disco hits get spun on the roller rink floor. We expect the best of the best disco looks you can scrounge out of your grandpa's closet! Polyester galore, wrap dresses and bell bottoms will be twirling while Thelma Houston, Peaches and Cream, the Bee-Gee's and Gloria Gaynor belt out booty-shakin' beats over the speakers.

We've got a lot in store for everyone. Just don't touch the hair!

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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-moves Date: August 16, 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 16, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage: The Firehouse Presents: The Harlem Dance Caravan: Erasing the Boundaries / Master Class: Calvin Wiley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summerstage-the-firehouse-presents-the-harlem-dance-caravan-erasing-the-boundaries-masterclass-theresa-lavington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summerstage-the-firehouse-presents-the-harlem-dance-caravan-erasing-the-boundaries-masterclass-theresa-lavington Date: August 16, 2014

Acclaimed Harlem performing arts institution, The Faison Firehouse has joined with SummerStage to present Harlem Dance Caravan, a thrilling celebrating our diversity through music and dance.

Audiences will be enthralled by companies such as Baoku & the Image Afro-Beat Band, who presents African drumming and dancing that fuses jazz and rock with traditional elements; Jamel Gaines' Creative Outlet, famed for its merging of classical and modern techniques and shows that incorporate theatrics like spoken word and video; Lotus Music and Dance, the only company and educational institute in NYC that makes accessible the music and dance traditions of all world cultures; and the multicultural Cecilia Marta Dance Company, who aims to build bridges between communities through dance.

Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band is a world class Afrobeat music powerhouse. Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, this band performs all original music by their Nigerian front man, Baoku Moses. Baoku is a professionally-trained African drummer, dancer, and talented songwriter. He began the band in 2005. In following the legacy and footsteps of the late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Baoku’s music blends a solid rock and jazz fusion with African instruments and languages to express world peace and unity. Baoku released his first solo album, Okodoro Oro: The Realistic Reality, in 2004 and will release the band’s first album together in the summer of 2014. Comprised of musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds, Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band provides more than just another musical performance; it is a complete high-energy, cultural experience.

Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet (CO) is a professional dance company that merges rigorous classical and modern technique with African-American soul and spirit. Under the artistic direction of Jamel Gaines, the company has been hailed by reviewers in the United States and Europe for its “richness of dance tone” and “contagious vitality.” The company is comprised of unique performing artists whose talents include theatre, spoken word, multi-media/ visual arts, and instillation. Based in New York City, CO has been featured at the Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Apollo Theatre, SummerStage in Central Park, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Martha Graham School, McCallum Theatre, Rialto Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and NewYork Theatre Workshop. Internationally, CO has toured in Rome, Italy; London, England; Acapulco, Mexico; Madrid, Spain; Kingston, Jamaica; Cologne, Germany; and

Toronto, Canada. Our artists have been featured on Broadway stages such as: Fela!, The Lion King, Chicago, Fosse, and Memphis. Additionally, Gaines has collaborated with Notable artists such as: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Holiday, Max Roach, Savion Glover, Ornette Coleman, and Chris Brown. Jamel Gaines’ vision is to bring art to the masses that touches the human spirit.

Cecilia Marta Dance Company is committed to creating dance and artistic collaborations that inspire diversity of movement and unity; fuse the multicultural richness of sight, sound, and feeling in its vision of “World Jazz”; and build bridges between communities. After traveling the globe, Cecilia returned to NY with a vision to bring together a diverse and extraordinary group of dancers that would create CMDC. The objective: to speak through the language of dance, about the ritualistic rhythms and magical experiences she encountered throughout her life, and as a child growing up in Panama. CMDC is a multicultural dance company, committed to celebrating diversity and unity by creating works that inspire collaborations with other artists and art forms. Possessing a distinct breath, CMDC’s repertoire incorporates elements that are reflective of Ms. Marta’s life and heritage, as well as her intimate acquaintance with many forms and styles of dance.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Calvin Wiley
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d90dea3434.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: SummerDance on Tour, Earth Beat!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-performance-festival-summerdance-on-tour-earth-beat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-performance-festival-summerdance-on-tour-earth-beat Date: August 17, 2014

Be enchanted by the magical movements of nature in Earth Beat, a spectacular dance performance by the Youth Company, part of the SummerDance on Tour!

Get inspired to sway like the wind, stand tall as a tree, and connect to all the living things in the Park and beyond in a magical way.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Harlem Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams / Moona Luna / Kojo Odu Roney & Friends / B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove / DJ-KS 360]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-harlem-family-day-shine-and-the-moonbeams-moona-luna-kojo-odu-roney-friends-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove-djks-360 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-harlem-family-day-shine-and-the-moonbeams-moona-luna-kojo-odu-roney-friends-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove-djks-360 Date: August 17, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more!

Shine and The Moonbeams is family music's first Soul band. They bring a fresh soulful perspective to the world that belongs to families all across the planet. Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove-heavy R&B musical extravaganza in a Rock and Roll package, capturing the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.

MOONA LUNA is the kindie group that the New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.” After making a splash on the family music scene with their accordion-driven, Latin-inspired debut album, Piñata Party (2011), Moona Luna delivered something fresh in its sophomore album, Vamos, Let's Go! (2013). Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Velasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50’s and 60’s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song. Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake because the tunes are so finger - snapping good and cater to extremely wide audiences.

Ten year old Kojo Odu Roney loved the drums even as a baby. His father is jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney; his mother Nia Love, an established choreographer and dancer; and his uncle trumpeter Wallace Roney; Kojo sat down to his first drum set at the age of two and has never looked back. At such a young age Kojo understood how to play the drum set in jazz setting. By 4 years old, he was able to play with jazz ensembles confidently. Practicing daily helped Kojo match his understanding of rhythm and applying it to the drum set. By the age of 8 years old, he went on his first tour in Europe, which is the start of his professional music encounters. His travels included France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. He also visited other countries including Serbia, Germany, Austria and Poland. Kojo shares the stage and performs with many professional musicians including Buster Williams, Darrell Green, Billy Spaceman Paterson, Rashaan Carter, Brandee Younger, Saadi Zain, Emanuel Ruffler and of course his father, mother and uncle. Some great highlights of Kojo's many experiences is having the chance to sit in with The Incredible Lenny White, The Great Al Foster and legendary Jazz drummer, Roy Haynes, while great jazz drummers Louis Hayes and Grady Tate were in the audience and also having the chance to becoming friends with The Great Jimmy Cobb. Kojo currently performs with his dad and uncle.

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci "B-Love" Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka. In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Kwikstep, known as DJ-KS 360 on the turntables is an internationally known hip hop dancer/ choreographer/ poet/ actor and hand percussionist. In 1996 Kwikstep and his wife B-girl Rokafella established Full Circle as an internationally acclaimed non- profit hip-hop collective known as Full Circle Productions INC, it’s members are known as Full Circle Souljahs. Now DJ-KS 360 offers his smooth versatility with 360 degrees of the cultural urban and artistic New York experience that has influenced him since his youth. DJ-KS 360’s takes you on a journey through his musical selections of Rare 70’s Funk, 80’s Soul / RnB , Afro-Beat, Hip-hop, Disco, Garage, Salsa and House.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535153f796a20.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 18, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 19, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/family-capoeira Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Livin on a Prayer Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-livin-on-a-prayer-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-livin-on-a-prayer-skate-party Date: August 22, 2014

Tommy used to work on the docks. Union's been on strike and he's down on his luck, so guess where he's going to cheer himself up?

He's heading to Lola Star's Roller Disco skate Party. Embrace your inner rock stars to prove once and for all it's true that the higher the hair the closer we will be to the rock gods. Rip your jeans, tease your hair, let your inner David Lee Roth out and come skate with Lola Star!

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-moves Date: August 23, 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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Rashaad Newsome’s King of Arms Art Ball II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-rashaad-newsomes-king-of-arms-art-ball-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-rashaad-newsomes-king-of-arms-art-ball-ii Date: August 24, 2014

Summer on the Hudson presents Rashaad Newsome's "King of Arms Art Ball 2", and brings the culture back to the piers.

Rashaad Newsome collects a judges panel of legends from the art, music, fashion, literary, activism and vogue world to deliberate over who will be the next Art Ball Legends.

The evening will consists of categories that span Art History from the renaissance-contemporary art and will be hosted by Jack Mizrahi, Omari Mizrahi and Dashaun Evisu, DJ Mike Q. on the wheels of steel and commentator extraordinar Kevin Jz Prodigy.

Registration required to compete in the Ball – taken onsite at 5 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 6:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 25, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT
<![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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:11:57 EDT