NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:39:56 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[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 25, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 25, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 25, 2013

Casts from the most popular musicals on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits.

Presented by 106.7 Lite FM

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/views-from-the-past Date: July 25, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: July 25, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Ranger Canoe Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/junior-ranger-canoe-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/junior-ranger-canoe-hike Date: July 25, 2013

Get your feet wet on this beginner’s paddle on the outgoing tide along the shores of Floyd Bennett Field. Land at the Seaplane Ramp and then enjoy a guided walk back to the start. Open to all, ages 6 and up with an adult. Reservations required; call for more information and to reserve. (.75 miles)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 338-3799

Location: Mill Basin Kayak Launch

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.6036, -73.8901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f24fca9d4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/paper-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/paper-making Date: July 25, 2013

Learn paper making, bookbinding and greeting card making. Parents must accompany children.

No class on July 4th

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-piano Date: July 25, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/blooming-naturalist Date: July 25, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 25, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: July 25, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

There will be an additional puppet-making and theatre workshop following this performance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Central Library

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 3:00 pm 40.7077, -73.795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519cd9460c723.JPG Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/nature-on-the-go Date: July 25, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/garden-crew-training-session Date: July 25, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Thursdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/zumba-thursdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/zumba-thursdays Date: July 25, 2013

Party yourself into shape with this Latin inspired, calorie-burning dance- fitness program.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 25, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/kayaking Date: July 25, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool)!

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[American Thymele Theatre Presents: 2013 New York City Euripides Free Summer Festival Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/american-thymele-theatre-presents-2013-new-york-city-euripides-free-summer-festival-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/american-thymele-theatre-presents-2013-new-york-city-euripides-free-summer-festival-series Date: July 25, 2013

Hippolytus, a chaste prince, worships Artemis, virgin Goddess of Hunting and rejects Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. Furious at this slight, Aphrodite takes revenge by causing Hippolytus' stepmother Phaedra to fall in love with him, resulting in shattering consequences.

HIPPOLYTUS is performed fully staged and without intermission - free of charge.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Park RiverRocks: Foxygen and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/hudson-park-riverrocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/hudson-park-riverrocks Date: July 25, 2013

2013 marks Hudson River Park’s RiverRocks 15th Season. RiverRocks is among New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful Pier 84.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert Date: July 25, 2013

Columbia Summer Winds performs the finest in wind band music throughout New York City every summer. The 90-person concert band provides free outdoor concerts in NYC parks, bringing the best band literature to our neighborhoods' backyards. From Sousa marches to orchestral transcriptions and Broadway showtunes to movie soundtracks, the music of Columbia Summer Winds will surely leaving the audience clapping for more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 Date: July 25, 2013

Join us for the 14th season of our free, outdoor film series! This year's theme, "With Love From..." tours cities from around the globe with a lineup of fantastic films.

DJs hit the stage at 6:00pm and movies begin at sundown.

LINEUP:

July 11 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
High School truant extraordinaire, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) plots to take one last grand day off before graduation, touring the streets on Chicago in a Ferrari “borrowed” from a friend’s father while staying one step ahead of principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). A master of capturing the trials and triumphs of teenage freedom, Director John Hughes blends satire, social commentary, and pure fun. [PG-13] Short film: Creep by Sharif Anthony. DJ: Still Life

July 18 - Enter the Dragon
Under the guise of an international martial arts competition, Bruce Lee and partners John Saxon and Jim Kelly infiltrate the hidden island fortress of a powerful drug syndicate off the coast of Hong Kong. Perhaps the seminal Kung Fu film of the 1970’s, Lee’s final film features the martial arts master at the height of his career with superbly staged fight scenes in a variety of styles. [R] Short film: Catnip: Egress to Oblivion by Jason Willis DJ: Hahn Solo

July 25 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
When young Charlie Bucket finds the final golden ticket wrapped inside a Wonka Bar, he is granted access to the secret mysteries of Mr. Wonka’s (Gene Wilder) chocolate factory. The 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book whisks five kids into a world of pure imagination complete with chocolate rivers, fizzy lifting drink, and singing Umpa Lumpas. [G] Short film: Irish Folk Furniture by Tony Donoghue DJ: Ayres

August 1 - 8 Mile
Rapper Eminem made his acting debut in this semi-autobiographical journey of a white kid trying to make it as a hip-hop artist in the bombed out heart of inner city Detroit. After freezing up during an important rap battle, the young rapper, Rabbit, thinks he is at a dead end, but his girlfriend (Britney Murphy) helps him build up the courage to take one last shot. [R] Short film: Until the Quiet Comes by Kahlil Joseph DJ: Who Am I

August 8 - Roman Holiday
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is an unsatisfied princess who, in an attempt to find her freedom, winds up stumbling into the apartment of reporter – and bachelor – Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). The two dodge her secret service guards all throughout the city while giving the Princess a taste of the real world. [NR] Short film: How She Slept At Night by Lilli Carré DJ: $mall ¢hange

August 15 - Rocky
After the top boxing contender drops out, small time debt collector Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Set on the eve of the Philadelphian Bicentennial, Rocky took Hollywood by surprise, as the rags-to-riches classic creamed box offices and won the Academy Award for best picture, in addition to featuring one of film history’s most iconic training montages. [PG] Short film: Marcel, King of Tervuren by Tom Schroeder DJ: Emch

August 22 - Vertigo
Retired private eye, Scottie Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) battles acrophobia in one final case, trailing the enchanting Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). Hailed as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest works, winding through the streets of San Francisco in dazzlingly rich Technicolor, Vertigo weaves a dizzying story of love and obsession. [PG] Short film: My Favorite Picture of You by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin DJ: Geko Jones

August 29 - PUBLIC VOTE!
As is tradition, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy invite the public to vote on the last film of the summer starting on August 22. Check out the contenders below (rained-out films will also be entered into the running):

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) take on the spiraling psychedelic safari of 1970s Las Vegas on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. Terry Gilliam’s highly stylized trip of a film captures all the whit, humor and horror of Hunter S. Thompson’s classic work of Gonzo journalism. [R]
  • Good Will Hunting
    At one of Boston’s top universities, MIT janitor Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is discovered after solving one of the schools most vexing math equations, but the future of this brilliant mind depends on the guidance of therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). [R]
  • Lost in Translation
    Two lonely strangers, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) and Bob Harris (Bill Murray), forge a touching and unexpected friendship while adventuring through high-speed Tokyo in Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning film. [R]

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/nyrp-garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/nyrp-garden-grooves Date: July 25, 2013

Live music is coming to NYRP gardens this summer. Enjoy the sounds and performances of local musicians in our public green spaces.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 211th Street Community Garden

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8775, -73.8635 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Mark Dendy Dance & Theater Projects: Ritual Cyclical]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-mark-dendy-dance-theater-projects-ritual-cyclical http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-mark-dendy-dance-theater-projects-ritual-cyclical Date: July 25, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Mark Dendy & Theater Projects' world premiere of Ritual Cyclical is performed to the clssical melodies of the Kronos Quartet.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Lincoln Center Plaza

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: July 25, 2013

Shaping Up has never been this easy. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun.

Please bring your own mat for this class.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Bennett, Mitchell, & J.Hood Wright Parks' Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/delving-into-bennett-mitchell-jhood-wright-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/delving-into-bennett-mitchell-jhood-wright-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: July 25, 2013

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history and natural history walk through Bennett, Mitchell, and J. Hood Wright Parks.

These small parks are rich in history and geological features. See the highest point of land on Manhattan Island, naturalized (imported) rocks that add to NYC's history and classical examples of glacially sculptured bedrock.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 184th Street Entrance (in Bennett Park)

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M009 Bennett Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8529, -73.9377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51dec554bfab9.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[City That Drinks The Mountain Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/city-that-drinks-the-mountain-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/city-that-drinks-the-mountain-sky Date: July 25, 2013

Heralded as one of the wonders of the world, New York City's ingenious system of aqueducts and reservoirs provides clear mountain water from the Catskills to our city homes. Although the struggle over these water resources has, at times, bitterly divided city managers and watershed residents, it has also irrevocably united them.

On the banks of the East River, City That Drinks the Mountain Sky will bring alive the lyrical landscape of the Catskills-to portray the on-going story of the watershed and uneasy marriage of those who must protect its vulnerable flowing treasure. You can expect plenty of visual punch and timely wit as this premier eco-logic theater traces life's quintessential liquid from mountain top to our city taps.

Please bring blankets or chairs to sit on. This show is appropriate for all ages.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 42

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M369 Pier 42 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7104, -73.9826 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Keito Academy (Chinese Lion Dance)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/barefoot-dancing-keito-academy-chinese-lion-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/barefoot-dancing-keito-academy-chinese-lion-dance Date: July 25, 2013

Learn to dance and move like a Chinese Lion.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Pop-Up Yoga NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc Date: July 25, 2013

Join us for a meditative end to the day. Open level Vinyasa style. BYOM (bring your own mat) and let your stress melt away.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Haroun and the Sea of Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-haroun-and-the-sea-of-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-haroun-and-the-sea-of-stories Date: July 25, 2013

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

By Salman Rushdie

Directed and Adapted by Marielle Duke

Kidnapped in a land so sad it has forgotten it’s name, a young boy named Haroun must venture to the mythical land of Kahani to recapture the stories he grew up with. Young actors portray both a fantastical world unlike any they’ve seen and a world that hits remarkably close to home.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549b421d16c.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-writers Date: July 25, 2013

Begin your memoir or compose that poem- at special workshops made to bring out the writer in you. Pre-registration required (age 18+) at bryantpark.org.

Led by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-ying-fang-soprano-mario-chang-tenor-and-brandon-cedel-bassbaritone-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-ying-fang-soprano-mario-chang-tenor-and-brandon-cedel-bassbaritone-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore Date: July 25, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

An evening of favorite opera arias and duets by up-and-coming Met artists Ying Fang (soprano), Mario Chang (tenor), and Brandon Cedel (bass-baritone), accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore.

Mario Chang, from Guatemala City, Guatemala, is entering his third year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This past season, he made his company debut as the Fourth Sentry in Parsifal as well as his Israeli debut as Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites with the International Vocal Arts Institute. He also appeared at Carnegie Hall and with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. Upcoming engagements include the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier at the Met.

Ying Fang from Ningbo, China, will enter her first year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in the 2013–14 season and make her Met stage debut as Madame Podtochina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s The Nose. Past performances include Pamina in The Magic Flute, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, the title role of Mozart’s Zaide, Bellezza in Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, and Fanny in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio.

Brandon Cedel will enter his first year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Program in the 2013–14 season and will make his Met stage debut as a Watchman in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten. He has performed with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera, Music Academy of the West, and the Chautauqua Institution. Future engagements include Opera Orchestra of New York, Wolf Trap Opera Company, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Glyndebourne Festival.

Bradley Moore is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and has been an assistant conductor at the Met since the 2001–02 season. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic, accompanied soprano Renée Fleming and cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, made several media appearances with violinist Joshua Bell, and appeared in recital with clarinetist Julian Bliss and singers including Ms. Fleming, Christine Goerke, Alice Coote, Eric Owens, Eric Cutler, and Denyce Graves. He has also worked as assistant conductor, coach, and recitative accompanist at the Salzburg Festival, Bastille Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Colorado, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Anchorage Opera.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176cfc15c80a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-sounds Date: July 25, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Park Summer Concert Series - Stayin' Alive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/forest-pk-summer-concert-series-stayin-alive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/forest-pk-summer-concert-series-stayin-alive Date: July 25, 2013

Enjoy an exciting musical tribute to the Bee Gees. Sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Waterfront Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/2013-waterfront-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/2013-waterfront-concert-series Date: July 25, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series Thursday evenings in July & August. On July 25th we're featuring an evening of music with Motor City Revue. A Tribute to Motown.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: BeBe Winans / Alicia Olatuja]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bebe-winans-alicia-olatuja http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bebe-winans-alicia-olatuja Date: July 25, 2013

Carrying on the legacy of America’s first family of gospel, six-time Grammy and ten-time Dove Award-winner Bebe Winans' “polished R&B sound helped transform the…genre in the '80s and '90s.” (Detroit Free Press)

The Brooklyn native Alicia Olatuja brings an operatic range to gospel-infused jazz and pop sprinkled with grace notes from her bandleader husband Michael Olatuja’s African heritage.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4ec8334fa6.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare's "Love's Labor's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shakespeares-loves-labor-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shakespeares-loves-labor-lost Date: July 25, 2013

The HIP to HIP Theatre Company presents this screwball romantic comedy about the King of Navarre and three men taking oaths to devote their lives to scholarship for three years without the company of woman. When the Princess of France arrives with three ladies, can the men keep their oath?

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents My Brightest Diamond, Emily Wells and Mariana Sadovska]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-my-brightest-diamond-emily-wells-and-mariana-sadovska http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-my-brightest-diamond-emily-wells-and-mariana-sadovska Date: July 25, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets with performances by My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, Emily Wells, and Mariana Sadovska who teams up with the Kronos Quartet. This evening goes to the ladies as these three woman take over the stage.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Summer Concert Series Presents Smokey Robinson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-smokey-robinson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-smokey-robinson Date: July 25, 2013

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series, now in its 35th year, brings some of the best performers to you in a series of free concerts. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Smokey Robinson performs.

* Performances are held Thursday nights with two exceptions; Friday, July 12th and Wednesday, August 21st.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/wreck-it-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/wreck-it-ralph Date: July 25, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late?

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hamlet Date: July 25, 2013

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Directed by Vasile Flutur

The epic story of a Prince who must make difficult choices in an irrational world is played out on an outdoor Brooklyn stage.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549c87ed00b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies with a View: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/movies-with-a-view-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/movies-with-a-view-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory Date: July 25, 2013

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

A musical film about a young boy who, along with a few other lucky children, wins the opportunity to tour Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Little does he know that he has won so much more.

DJ performs at 6:00pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 25, 2013

A new musical adaption of Shakespeare's screwball comedy. The King and his three friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to scholarship and swear off women. But the oath becomes difficult to keep once they come across four clever girls from their past.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 25, 2013

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomers Association will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Piper Films]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-piper-films http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-piper-films Date: July 25, 2013

Hands-On Filmmaking

Jeremy Mather, Director

Students work together as a film crew–writing,directing, filming, acting, lighting, and editing– to create one short HD film each week during the month of July. Come sit outside to watch their movies on the big screen!

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 9:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549e2018a73.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: July 26, 2013

Good Morning America's free Summer Concert Series is back for it's 5th year. Come and see some of the biggest names in music perform live during Good Morning America every Friday throughout the summer.

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

*Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

It is suggested to arrive at 6:00am, when the park opens.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/12x12-project Date: July 26, 2013

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 26, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: July 26, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/farmers-market-friday Date: July 26, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 26, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/flow13 Date: July 26, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 26, 2013

“Women in Comics” celebrates the contributions from female creators in the sequential arts medium known as comics. Since the inception of this American Pop culture, women have always played a role as pencilers, inkers and even writers in the comic industry, but were never known because of their pseudonyms which rendered them sexless and misled the public to believe that they were males. The reasoning behind the pseudonyms was related to gaining employment as a writer or artist. Decades later, women today still are challenged to make their mark in a cartoon world overshadowed by muscles, testosterone and capes. “Women in Comics” unveils the mask of these heroine comic artists, writers, film makers, animators, characters and self publishers. “Women in Comics” is a Bronx Heroes® event and is curated by Ray Felix and Regine Sawyer.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Social Etiquette through Fun and Games Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/social-etiquette-through-fun-and-games-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/social-etiquette-through-fun-and-games-summer-camp Date: July 26, 2013

This program introduces children to the skills they need for most any social situation, including common courtesies, etiquette in public places, welcoming behaviors, appropriate host and guest behaviors, and dress and grooming for all occasions. We play lots of games including croquette and spud!

Lots of fun and terrific for development of social and communication skills!

For more information, call Ann Marie McDonnell, Director of Education at (718) 816-4506 x13.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x13

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/catch-release-fishing Date: July 26, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Puppets, Music & Clowns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns Date: July 26, 2013

Dance, sing, laugh and have fun! Great for kids up to age 10.

July 12 - Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, Czech and Slovak Tales with Strings

July 19 - Sing-along with Gina from Compass Arts

July 26 - Oran Etkin and Timbalooloo

August 2 - Sammie & Tudie: The Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: July 26, 2013

Kids can build their skills with knowledgeable instructors from Metro Beach Sports who will cover the fundamentals of beach volleyball in this series of free, public clinics. Kids can enjoy the sand and sun while developing techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 7-12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/childrens-dance-class Date: July 26, 2013

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes which are appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 4-10. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Morgana Rose is a certified teacher and company member of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company with Artistic Director Lori Belilove.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Broadway & Dongan Place (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae0e78bd4ae.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under The Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/dancing-under-the-stars Date: July 26, 2013

Come join us for an afternoon of dance instruction, performances, refreshments, and dancing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5919

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73, -73.8851 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: July 26, 2013

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything from medicine to cosmetics. Embark on a journey of the senses through a stunning re-creation of an Italian Renaissance garden and interactive stations highlighting the rejuvenating and healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical juices. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals and enjoy a poetry walk, weekend Renaissance music & dance performances, hands-on science adventures for kids, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Daniel Carlton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/daniel-carlton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/daniel-carlton Date: July 26, 2013

Throw Your Hands In The Air , and Wave Them Like You Just Don't Care

This the 40th year of the musical and social force known as hip hop. Join storyteller Daniel Carlton, musicians, and guest/rappers as he weaves tales inspired by or remixed for the boom bap beats, rhythmic rhymes , and culture of hip hop. Throw your hands in the air, and wave them you just don’t care during stories that use lots of audience participation creating , familiar tales remixed(see what happens to Jack and the beanstalk), beats to dance to, and new stories like "The Lost Boombox" and other tales. Oh, yeah, and lots of dancing too. Throw your hands in the air, and wave them like you just don’t care. Word up!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7217, -73.9916 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4601dd7bc.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids and JazzReach present: Get Hip!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/jazzreach-presents-get-hip1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/jazzreach-presents-get-hip1 Date: July 26, 2013

Get Hip! is a fun, interactive introduction to jazz that illuminates the art form's cultural origins, concepts about improvisation and creative self-expression, and explores the role and responsibility of each individual member of the jazz ensemble and how they all must work together to serve and achieve the collective goal of making great music. Get Hip! also draws parallels between the ensemble, the bandstand, and community as an effective means by which to promote important social values such as civic responsibility, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4ffda0df4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 26, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 26, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-chess Date: July 26, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 26, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 26, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-games Date: July 26, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 26, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/kids-create Date: July 26, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn Bridge Park playgrounds.

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The New Street Types of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-new-street-types-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-new-street-types-of-new-york Date: July 26, 2013

Alice Austen’s groundbreaking portfolio “Street Types of New York” from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city’s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu.
The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City’s diverse communities and subcultures – including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. Some of the artists conceptualize themes in portrait typologies and use social media to communicate online, while artists like Peter Funch take the traditional street portrait a step further, creating digital tableaus to capture life on the streets and see it anew. Photographer Ruddy Roye utilizes Instagram to create his images - sharing them in a spontaneous and wide-reaching way Austen could have never imagined.
In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen’s rare and fascinating “Street Types” portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The show examines Austen’s intentions behind the portfolio of portraits and leaves the viewer to ponder her reasoning for the project – a question that was left unanswered at the time of her death in 1952.
The Alice Austen House is handicapp accessible with a wheelchair ramp in the rear of the house.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/tai-chi Date: July 26, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen Date: July 26, 2013

Lunchtime sounds even better now when you enjoy the ambient acoustics. Bring a bag of yummies and drink in the reverberations. Enter at 130th St.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515481609ddf8.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 26, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 26, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Peace in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/peace-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/peace-in-the-park Date: July 26, 2013

Shake off the stress of the city and find serenity at “Peace in the Park,” an oasis of calm and spirituality. Come enjoy a peaceful environment and experience inner calm and love with a variety of uplifting activities for the whole family. Learn ways to live a happier, healthier, and more harmonious life with our short 30 minute life changing talks or simply relax and enjoy live music that soothes the mind and energizes the spirit.

Special guest and MC: Cheryl Wills of NY1 television and author of autobiography, Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 564-4335

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-piano Date: July 26, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-ramble Date: July 26, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 26, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/blooming-naturalist Date: July 26, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 26, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Old Timers Week at Brownsville Recreation Center: Family Fun Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-family-fun-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-family-fun-festival Date: July 26, 2013

Brownsville Recreation Center will be hosting two days of events as part of Old Timers' Week in Brownsville. The Family Fun Festival features line dancing, Zumba, and a rock climbing wall.

The Festival is completely free and all are welcome!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/nature-on-the-go Date: July 26, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Polyphony Marimba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/polyphony-marimba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/polyphony-marimba Date: July 26, 2013

Come enjoy roots music of Zimbabwe offering you vital and complex rhythms, a powerful acoustic sound, beautiful and uplifting melodies that are danceable and unique.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Found Sound Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation Date: July 26, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Watch as Bang on a Can, a mobile production team, turn random sounds into complex tracks right in front of you. Feel free to join in and try your hand at making music.

Start time: 4:30 pm

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Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 4:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Live on Pier 26, Hudson River Park featuring the Gaslight Anthem with The Bouncing Souls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-gaslight-anthem-with-the-bouncing-souls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-gaslight-anthem-with-the-bouncing-souls Date: July 26, 2013

Hudson River Park teams up with The Bowery Presents to bring you a series of exciting concerts on the waterfront!
Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm.

The Gaslight Anthem are a folk punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, consisting of Brian Fallon (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Benny Horowitz (drums, percussion, tambourine). They released their first album, Sink or Swim, on XOXO Records in May 2007, and their second album, The '59 Sound, on SideOneDummy Records in August 2008. The band's third album, American Slang, was released on June 15, 2010 and their most recent effort Handwritten was released on July 24, 2012.

You can count the number of bands who've stayed together for 20 years on two hands, and you can use just one to count those who've consistently released quality material for two decades. This year, The Bouncing Souls enter that esteemed category, and in keeping with their D.I.Y. roots, they've done it without major labels, corporate radio, MTV, or teen magazine pinups.

Brought to you by Pandora.

Start time: 5:00 pm

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<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 26, 2013

Brush up on your volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 18+

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Old Timers Week at Brownsville Recreation Center: Classic R&B Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert Date: July 26, 2013

Brownsville Recreation Center will be hosting two days of events as part of Old Timers Week in Brownsville. On Friday night, there will be a free concert featuring R&B from the 60's and 70's, including some local talent!

All are welcome!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/family-camping Date: July 26, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 16.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Summer Music Concert Series: Irresistible Latin Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/pelham-bay-summer-music-concert-seriesirresistible-latin-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/pelham-bay-summer-music-concert-seriesirresistible-latin-rhythms Date: July 26, 2013

Come enjoy an evening of good friends and good music with "Irresistible Latin Rhythms" by the Willie Rodriguez Ensemble. Bring a blanket or chair and pack a picnic. Limited free parking is available.

Rain location: International Caterers, 3243 Ampere Avenue.

The next concert in this series will be "More Jazz Classics", by Valerie Capers Quartet on Friday, August 9,.

Start time: 6:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Lawn area behind track & field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 40.8483, -73.8226 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: July 26, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Romance of the Iron Bow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-romance-of-the-iron-bow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-romance-of-the-iron-bow Date: July 26, 2013

Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Chinese American Arts Council present Romance of the Iron Bow, a chinese musical theater performance. Get lost in the exquisite costumes, riveting music and the grand martial arts pyrotechnics of this traditional art performance.

Start time: 6:00 pm

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Location: Lincoln Center Plaza

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow Date: July 26, 2013

New York City 's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available.

Performance Times Gates Open Friday 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Hansel and Gretel and the Candy Haus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hansel-and-gretel-and-the-candy-haus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hansel-and-gretel-and-the-candy-haus Date: July 26, 2013

Hansel and Gretel and the Candy Haus

A new adaptation by John P. McEneny and Mollie Lief Abramson
Inspired by the fairy tale by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Mollie Lief Abramson, Director

When Gretel steals her poor family’s last few coins to purchase a ribbon from the mysterious Ribbon Man, she sets about a chain of events that leads her to werewolves, giants, and a dangerous house deep in the woods made entirely of candy. Spooky, zany fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549a6611794.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Trampled by Turtles / The Devil Makes Three / Brown Bird]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/trampled-by-turtles-the-devil-makes-three-brown-bird http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/trampled-by-turtles-the-devil-makes-three-brown-bird Date: July 26, 2013

A night of dangerous old-timey music. Combining fierce musicianship with an intense energy, Trampled by Turtles invest their “supercharged songs with a hooky playfulness and white-knuckle power” (Esquire) that’s dragging bluegrass kicking and screaming into the modern world. They’re abetted here by The Devil Makes Three, who traffic in “bluegrass, folk, rockabilly, and Piedmont blues and ragtime, all played with a blazing punk-rock attitude,” (SF Weekly) and the Thomas Paine-quoting Rhode Island duo Brown Bird, who favor a dark and dreamlike take on American roots.

Local Sponsor: Halstead Property Development Marketing

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f278138d0.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Belly Dance Aerobics with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 26, 2013

Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations on the Pier 6. The class focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind, and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Chuck Braman Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band Date: July 26, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. On July 26, the Chuck Braman Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Pier 45

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Magda Giannikou]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-magda-giannikou http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-magda-giannikou Date: July 26, 2013

Magda Giannikou brings a little taste of Greece to New York City performing old and new favorites with her laterna, a barrel organ.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents the Kronos Quartet with Special Guests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests Date: July 26, 2013

The Kronos Quartet performs with Magda Giannikou and Vân-Ánh Võ to create a fusion of world music. The Gloaming also performs bringing a twist to traditional Irish music to the stage.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Surf's Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/surfs-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/surfs-up Date: July 26, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Surf's Up, a surfing penguin currently riding the wave of success enters his first professional competition in this computer-animated family-oriented comedy from directors Chris Buck and Ash Brannon. Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) may be a relative amateur when it comes to hanging ten, but he's sure he has what it takes to surf his way to superstardom. With a little help from his cantankerous King Penguin mentor, ex-surfing legend Big Z (Jeff Bridges), and a little encouragement from star Pen Gu Island lifeguard Lani (Zooey Deschanel), there may be hope for this tuxedo-clad wave twister after all. James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Michael McKean, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, and Brian Benben all lend their voices to this inspirational tale that proves anything is possible when you put your heart and mind to it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:00 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Movie Series: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/brave Date: July 26, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Brave, Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Victory Blvd. and Loop Rd. (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:00 pm 40.608, -74.1541 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:39:56 EDT