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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:37:13 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[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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:13 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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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Rashaad Newsome’s King of Arms Art Ball II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-rashaad-newsomes-king-of-arms-art-ball-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-rashaad-newsomes-king-of-arms-art-ball-ii Date: August 23, 2014

This edition takes the culture back to the piers and collects a judges panel of legends from the art, music, fashion, literary, activism and vogue world to deliberate over who will be the next "Legends."

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 6:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:13 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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<![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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:13 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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<![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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:13 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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<![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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:13 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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:13 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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:13 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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:13 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 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:13 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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