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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:54:46 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[History in Your Hands: Storytelling with Tammy Hall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/history-in-your-hands-storytelling-with-tammy-hall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/history-in-your-hands-storytelling-with-tammy-hall Date: July 28, 2013

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Enjoy enchanting tales from the Lefferts family and around the world.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad06f2d6eb1.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: July 28, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: July 28, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/crosspark-promenade Date: July 28, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs and lasts 75 minutes.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Steady Crew 36th Anniversary Concert Featuring Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth / Brand Nubian / Special Ed / Craig G / Q-Unique / Homeboy Sandman / Torae / Rasheed Chappell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/rock-steady-crew-36th-anniversary-concert-featuring-pete-rock-cl-smooth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/rock-steady-crew-36th-anniversary-concert-featuring-pete-rock-cl-smooth Date: July 28, 2013

The Rock Steady Crew celebrates its 36th anniversary of being a true Hip-Hop brand ambassador by bringing its annual free concert to SummerStage in Central Park for the first time. In typical fashion, RSC will present the who's who of Hip-Hop past and present by showcasing legendary MCs and DJs alongside some of the best rising talent. The beloved annual gathering always attracts fans from around the world, to be part of one of New York’s longest running annual celebrations of Hip-Hop culture.

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, the critically acclaimed Hip-Hop duo emerged onto the music scene in 1991 with their debut EP, All Souled Out which was followed by the release of the classic LP, Mecca and the Soul Brother. Their signature hit, “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” has been recognized as one of the most memorable Hip-Hop recordings of all time.

The Five Percent Nation of Islam was a popular inspiration for numerous thinking-man’s rap groups during the early 1990’s, and Brand Nubian was arguably the finest of the more militant crop. The hoopla surrounding their aggressive Afrocentrism sometimes overshadowed the playful and positive sides of their work, as well as the undeniable virtuosity of lead MC Grand Puba's rhymes -- all showcased to best effect on their highly acclaimed debut, One for All.

Special Ed “got it made” as a rising star in hip-hop when he was just 16. His debut album, Youngest in Charge was on the Billboard charts for 38 weeks and featured, “I’m the Magnificent” and “I Got it Made,” which achieved “classic” status in the Hip-Hop community.

Craig G began with Marley Marl and the Juice Crew in 1985. After signing with Atlantic Records, he released two albums in 1989 and 1991. Allmusic has called The Symphony, “a landmark moment in the evolution of hardcore rap.”

Q-Unique is a Puerto Rican rapper best known for his work done with The Arsonists. Their first album, As the World Burns was released in 1999 reached #78 on Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums. In 2013 there is much suspense for their release of Lost in the Fire, which will be their first album in over 10 years.

Homeboy Sandman jumped in the game in 2006, and dropped his first EP Nourishment soon after in 2007. Later that year, he released a full-length album which led him into the limelight being acclaimed by underground radio stations, Source Magazine, Okayplayer.com and MSN.com.

Torae was first featured by Hip Hop DX in 2007 in their DXNext Hip-Hop underground series. Since then, Torae has worked with a number of artists and producers, such as Wale and Talib Kweli.

Part of the “This is Hip-Hop” series

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c47c1e1d42.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Southern Queens GospelFest: Byron Cage / Deon Kipping / Latice Crawford / Michael Pugh / Lenny Smith / The Greater Allen Cathedral Choir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/byron-cage-deon-kipping-latice-crawford-michael-pugh-lenny-smith-the-greater-allen-cathedral-choir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/byron-cage-deon-kipping-latice-crawford-michael-pugh-lenny-smith-the-greater-allen-cathedral-choir Date: July 28, 2013

Join more than 2,000 attendees at Baisley Pond Park for performances by top gospel singers, including Byron Cage, Latice Crawford, Michael Pugh, and the Allen AME Choir.

If there’s a songsmith who understands heartache and pain, it’s Byron Cage, a man who has repeatedly touched gospel music heaven, only to be reminded time and again that the road to life’s mountaintops is often spent in the valley of the shadow. Cage knows the struggle well and his fourth CD, Faithful to Believe is a joyous testament of praise after a season of trials — a soul-searching period where he took stock of his ministry, his music, and his personal relationships.

Deon Kipping is an established, prolific, and inspirational songwriter/producer, whose talents have spawned him to Gold and Platinum success. His works to date include the smash single “Incredible God” and “Praise Him In Advance.” His latest work entitled. I Just Want to Hear You is a collection that will cause you to relate to his life’s challenges, plateaus, and triumphs.

Latice Crawford got her start singing in her cousin's choir, The New York landscape, where she often times gathered inspiration, allowed her to explore her creative capacities - writing, designing fashion and perfecting her signature sound. Judges of BET's hit series, Sunday Best felt the same exact way. The spirited siren wowed the judges week after week with her gifts, successfully securing the number three spot in the series' final round during its second season run.

Michael Pugh is best know from his participation as a contestant on the fourth season of BET's Sunday Best gospel singing competition. Since then he has workd with the famed Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral on their hit single "Greater."

In 1974, Lenny Smith penned “Our God Reigns”. Shortly after, it was being sung in thousands of churches across the globe. It’s now 2013, and Smith has released Who Was And Is And Is To Come. A crowning achievement in a career spanning almost six decades and encompassing hundreds of songs, the record is a gospel album of simple but certain declarations about the primacy of Maker over everything else.

The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York is an African Methodist Episcopal church located in Jamaica, Queens, New York. The congregation currently has over 23,000 members, making it one of the largest churches in the United States. The choir has released Reverend Floyd Flake Presents the Worship Experience, which offers an outstanding collection of songs recorded by The Greater Allen Cathedral. The album’s first single is “Greater” featuring Michael Pugh.

NYC Parks hosts this free festival to increase our programming in Southern Queens, and treat parkgoers to an afternoon of soulful sounds. This event is sponsored by NYC Parks, the City Parks Foundation, Council Member Ruben Wills, Globestar Media, Queens College and WLIB. Kid-friendly activities will also be available, including arts & crafts, face painting, and an inflatable bounce house.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Baisley Pond Park

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6779, -73.7857 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Found Sound Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation Date: July 28, 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: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Queens Symphony Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/queens-symphony-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/queens-symphony-orchestra Date: July 28, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Queens Symphony Orchestra as they perform Verdi's opera "Rigoletto".

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 570-0909

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 5:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Live on Pier 26, Hudson River Park Featuring The Gaslight Anthem With The Hold Steady]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-gaslight-anthem-with-the-hold-steady http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-gaslight-anthem-with-the-hold-steady Date: July 28, 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.

The Hold Steady is a Brooklyn-based rock band formed by vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn (ex-Lifter Puller) in 2004. Wanting to capture the sound of bands such as The Replacements and The Grifters, he recruited guitarist Tad Kubler (also ex-Lifter Puller), drummer Judd Counsell, and bassist Galen Polivka. In 2005 the band grew to include Franz Nicolay (of The World/Inferno Friendship Society) on keyboards and Bobby Drake took over on drums following Counsell's departure.

Brought to you by Pandora.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

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Location:

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents the Kronos Quartet with Special Guests, Asphalt Orchestra and More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests-asphalt-orchestra-and-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests-asphalt-orchestra-and-more Date: July 28, 2013

The Kronos Quartet debuts new works with Dan Deacon and orchestrator Jherek Bischoff. Bang on a Can's Asphalt Orchestra rearrange the Pixie's album, Surfer Rosa and composer Jacob Garchik leads a "trombone shout choir" in a performance of The Heavens. Also enjoy a world premiere performance by electronic musician Amon Tobin and composer Yuri Boguinia and more.

Parade sets by Garchik and Asphalt Orchestra start at 6:00 p.m. at Josie Robertson Plaza and Hearst Plaza.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park),Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza),Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M231, M232 Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 6:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855; 40.7725, -73.9838; 40.7733, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays presents Brown Rice Family]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-presents-brown-rice-family http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-presents-brown-rice-family Date: July 28, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Brown Rice Family fresh world roots jam band working towards global solidarity and organic happiness. Guided by a strong belief in the natural flow of things, BRF provides the masses with a distinctively organic World Roots Music, which encompasses jazz stylings, afrobeat, reggae, rock, Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and funk.

Vibrantly danceable live music in Riverside Park accompanied by spectacular sunsets along the Hudson River every Sunday in July at 7pm for free.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b1469a317e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/the-tempest-by-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/the-tempest-by-shakespeare Date: July 28, 2013

Enjoy a wonderful play by Shakespeare presented by the Hip to Hip Theater Company.

At 7:30 p.m. there will be a Children's Workshop so come early and bring the kids. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the evening

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 28, 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 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/early-morning-yoga Date: July 29, 2013

This hour-long yoga class integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. All levels are welcome. Limited mats available.

Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

A few notes:

  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver before participating.

The 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.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/tai-chi-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/tai-chi-mornings Date: July 29, 2013

The summer classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Instructor Joh Morton has been studying Chinese Martial Arts for over seven years and has competed nationally and internationally in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He learned Yang family Taijiquan from Master Dug Corpolongo, and has continued to study with him for over six years, receiving certification to teach the long form in 2011. In addition to Taijiquan, he has studied Yiquan, Shuai Jiao, Northern Longfist Kung Fu, Southern White Crane, and Xingyiquan. His focus is on understanding and incorporating traditional theories of Qigong and Chinese martial theory with modern principles of body mechanics and physics.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/12x12-project Date: July 29, 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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<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 29, 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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2013-07-29 2013-07-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: July 29, 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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2013-07-29 2013-07-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/flow13 Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Powell's Cove - Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/powells-cove-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/powells-cove-caring-for-young-trees Date: July 29, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Powell's Cove to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothes that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event at the link below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: 138th Pl & 11th Ave (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7882, -73.8313 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: July 29, 2013

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers children in our diverse metropolitan area a rare opportunity to learn about science and nature through practical, hands-on experiences in an outdoor environment.

When summer arrives, the fun and learning heat up, as children make salads from their spring vegetable plantings, bake cookies in a solar oven, learn about climate and environment, raise and release butterflies, plant delicious summer vegetables, conduct scavenger hunts, build planters and terrariums and lots more. Ages 5 through 12.

There are two sessions:

  • Summer I: July 8-August 21, Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Summer II: July 9-August 22, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Or you can create your own schedule. Contact us about other flexible options. You may call or email education@queensbotanical.org

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-29 2013-07-29 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 29, 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: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 10:30 am 40.846, -73.941 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: New York Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/new-york-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/new-york-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 29, 2013

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rochdale

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2013-07-29 2013-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.672, -73.7744 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5ad265a70.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Daniel Carlton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/daniel-carlton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/daniel-carlton Date: July 29, 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: Haffen Park

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X196 Haffen Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8732, -73.8377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4601dd7bc.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-games Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-chess Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner Spanish Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-beginner-spanish-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-beginner-spanish-class Date: July 29, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: July 29, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-piano Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents A Foreign Affair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: July 29, 2013

The nation’s premier outdoor film festival brings classic films to the big screen for the 21st consecutive year.

A Foreign Affair

Jean Arthur plays Phoebe Frost, a congresswoman who employs Captain Pringle to investigate a cabaret singer who is the former mistress of a war criminal. Tensions rise when Frost's lover falls for the cabaret singer.

Lawn opens at 5:00pm. Movie begins at sunset.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 5:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: Ben Howard / Michael Kiwanuka]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bowery-presents-ben-howard-michael-kiwanuka http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bowery-presents-ben-howard-michael-kiwanuka Date: July 29, 2013

Ben Howard’s stage presence enchants his audience as the music flows from his fingers, “gathering words and melodies as they go, carrying his reedy, tremulous voice as their crescendos surge” according to The New York Times. His debut album Every Kingdom is now certified Platinum in his native U.K, while his latest release The Burgh Island E.P. debuted #1 on iTunes in the U.K., and in the top 30 on iTunes in the U.S as he gathers a dedicated fan base internationally. His music unites intricate and captivating guitar riffs with tender lyrics to create catchy songs which will leave listeners humming long after a listen. He has been nominated for “Best Male” and “Breakthrough Act,” for the Brit Awards.

With Michael Kiwanuka, it’s all about the voice. The new British/singer songwriter depicts his one of a kind voice as “hitting straight through to the core” with direct, emotional songs about love, yearning, comfort and belonging. Jon Pareles of The New York Times says Kiwanuka’s songs, “set a few words within a gentle vamp, often with a touch of jazz or blues, and linger over them until they become liquid incantations, melting into the music and finding refuge there.” In 2012, Kiwanuka won the BBC Sound of the Year Award. Previous winners of this prestigious award include Adele, Keane, and Ellie Goulding. Kiwanuka’s debut album, Home Again, was released in January 2012 and reached number 4 on the UK charts, as well as many top 10 charts around the world.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d94ceb447d.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/outdoor-strength Date: July 29, 2013

Brooklyn Strength leads challenging and fun outdoor fitness classes that focus on strength training and aerobic intervals in and around Brooklyn Bridge Park. Meet at Pier 6, but make sure to arrive on time because the class is mobile!

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: July 29, 2013

Ready…Set…Action...Reel insight into the movie of the week with resident film-buff Scott Adlerberg and guest experts in the crafts of screen-writing and movie-making.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Annual Gospel Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-annual-gospel-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-annual-gospel-night Date: July 29, 2013

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series features gospel, classic soul, and R&B stars for a summer of hot performances. Marvin Sapp, Israel Haughton and the New Breed, and the Christian Cultural Center Choir perform for the Annual Gospel Night.

Please bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

*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:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Presents Men in Black III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-men-in-black-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-men-in-black-iii Date: July 29, 2013

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach is a free film series hosted Monday nights throughout the summer. End your beach day with a movie on the boardwalk. Prior to the movie there will be entertainment. The film begins at dusk.

Men in Black III (2012): Agent J must travel back in time to stop Boris the Animal from killing Agent K.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 29, 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 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night in Astoria Park Presents Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/movie-night-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/29/movie-night-in-astoria-park Date: July 29, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Movie Night in Astoria Park. Central Astoria's 2013 Movies on the Waterfront will kick off with the featured film, Brave.

The 2013 Movies on the Waterfront continues Monday evenings in July and August.


Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-29 2013-07-29 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 30, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/12x12-project Date: July 30, 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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2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 30, 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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2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: July 30, 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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2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/fitness-walk Date: July 30, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/flow13 Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: July 30, 2013

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers children in our diverse metropolitan area a rare opportunity to learn about science and nature through practical, hands-on experiences in an outdoor environment.

When summer arrives, the fun and learning heat up, as children make salads from their spring vegetable plantings, bake cookies in a solar oven, learn about climate and environment, raise and release butterflies, plant delicious summer vegetables, conduct scavenger hunts, build planters and terrariums and lots more. Ages 5 through 12.

There are two sessions:

  • Summer I: July 8-August 21, Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Summer II: July 9-August 22, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Or you can create your own schedule. Contact us about other flexible options. You may call or email education@queensbotanical.org

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-30 2013-07-30 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[RIPA/Nike Lacrosse Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/ripanike-lacrosse-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/ripanike-lacrosse-camp Date: July 30, 2013

The Randall's Island Park Alliance joins Nike once again for the second-annual RIPA/Nike Lacrosse Camp. This free two-day camp will include Nike’s signature SPARQ training, lacrosse skills, scrimmages and an awards ceremony. The goal of the camp is to expose those that have never played lacrosse to an emerging and popular sport, and to sharpen the skills of those more experienced in the sport. Each child will receive a t-shirt as part of the camp.

This camp is free and open to boys and girls of all experience levels ages 12-18. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit the RIPA website.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7965, -73.921 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: July 30, 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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2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Library - Toddler Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/popup-library-toddler-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/popup-library-toddler-time Date: July 30, 2013

Join the Seward Park Librarians for a fun filled hour of stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

For children up to age 4.

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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Young Artists in The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/young-artists-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/young-artists-in-the-park Date: July 30, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Due to unforeseen funding short falls beyond our control we have to CANCEL the Art in the Park program. In future , we have to have community volunteers to assist in the programs. On Sept 14, when we have the Park's Birthday Party it would be helpful to have 6-8 adults help out. Call 442-0336 to volunteer. Refer to our websites for future updates. - See more at: http://westerleighpark.com

Children of all ages will get watercolor lessons by the gazebo in beautiful Westerleigh Park. Each week there will be a different scene to paint.

NOTE: We will be outdoors, so please remember bug repellent and sunscreen for your child. An adult MUST accompany young children. Beverages will be available. The program will be cancelled if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Public Library's Kidsmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile Date: July 30, 2013

Brooklyn Public Library brings its colorful Kidsmobile to Pier 6! Families can enjoy reading in this children's library on wheels and special programs presented by the Brooklyn Public Library.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/catch-release-fishing Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 30, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 30, 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: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-storytime Date: July 30, 2013

Hosted by: Cali Co Cat

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!


In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: New York Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/new-york-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/new-york-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 30, 2013

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5ad265a70.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Jack & the Beanstalk presented by "Pattycake Theatre"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/jack-the-beansalk-presented-by-pattycake-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/jack-the-beansalk-presented-by-pattycake-theatre Date: July 30, 2013

Children will love this production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack the giant slayer is looking for adventure, but what he gets is more than he bargained for.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 96th Street & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5825, -73.8168 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-games Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-chess Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: July 30, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Book Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-book-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-book-club Date: July 30, 2013

Join the discussion led by Sean Pidgeon with The Hound of Baskervilles: Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/west-side-stories Date: July 30, 2013

Visit an area of the Park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. 60 minutes.

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: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-piano Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-knitting Date: July 30, 2013

Beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided. Call to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: July 30, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/knittingintermediate Date: July 30, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Spoken Word 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/spoken-word-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/spoken-word-101 Date: July 30, 2013

This series is facilitated by Taino poet/story teller, Bobby Gonzalez. The series ends September 10th, with a public reading of works by participants of the class. Each session will include poems of Edgar Allan Poe and other known poets.

This event was funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Start time: 3:00 pm

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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Let's Go Kayaking!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/lets-go-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/lets-go-kayaking Date: July 30, 2013

Be the captain of your own boat! Learn beginner paddling skills and practice in the calm waters of Jamaica Bay. 30 – minute sessions. Kayaks and life vests provided. Early arrival suggested.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Canarsie Pier

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2013-07-30 2013-07-30 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6287, -73.8839 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f53c702ba.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 30, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/green-team Date: July 30, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Benefit Concert: Barenaked Ladies / Ben Folds Five / Guster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/benefit-concert-barenaked-ladies-ben-folds-five-guster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/benefit-concert-barenaked-ladies-ben-folds-five-guster Date: July 30, 2013

Everyone’s favorite lighthearted Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies, piano-powered Ben Folds Five and acoustic-pop trio Guster will bring a bit of humor, wit and nostalgia to the Bandshell on their Last Summer on Earth tour.

Benefit Concerts help support free shows at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 6:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a8b9fd17ff1.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: July 30, 2013

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: July 30, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/evening-yoga Date: July 30, 2013

This class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: July 30, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/green-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/green-series Date: July 30, 2013

Hear directly from one of the innovative minds behind BBP’s award-winning design during a tour with one of our park experts.

Led by Matt Urbanski, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

This tour requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Pop-Up Yoga NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc Date: July 30, 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 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 30, 2013

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 30, 2013

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

Queens Connect Care will be on site to hand out FREE health and nutritional pamplets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/pilates-fitness-guru Date: July 30, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Motown Revue / Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue1 Date: July 30, 2013

Originating in the “Motor Town” of Detroit, Michigan, The Motown Record Corporation fused the style of Soul music with a definitive Pop influence which brought its individual style to the top of the charts in the 1960s and 1970s. The genre is known for its energy and its bounce, and played an important role in racial integration by becoming a crossover success. Popular Motown artists which gave the genre its international popularity include The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, The Jackson 5, and the Funk Brothers.

SummerStage presents a night dedicated to Motown's most influential musicians and some of the greatest hits of the Motown decades.

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4a36496f9.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - The Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-knights Date: July 30, 2013

Donated by Elkan Naumburg, the Naumburg Bandshell has been home to the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts since 1905. The concert series is now the oldest in the United States to bring free outdoor classical music to the public. Naumburg Orchestral Concerts features the work of new composers and conductors.

The Knights

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Nicholas Phan, tenor
Michael P. Atkinson, French horn
Adam Hollander, oboe
Johnny Gandelsman, violin

Program:

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88)
Sinfonia in C Major, Wq. 182, No.3, (1773)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concerto in D, (1946)

  • Vivace Arioso
  • AndantinoRondo
  • Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor, Bwv. 1060, (1733)

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Intermission

Benjamin Britten (1913-76)
Serenade for Tenor, Horn, & Strings, Op. 31, (1943)
(Nicholas Phan-tenor, Michael P. Atkinson-French horn
Adam Hollander-oboe, Johnny Gandelsman-violin)

  • "Prologue" (horn solo)
  • "Pastoral", a setting of The Evening Quatrains by Charles Cotton (1630–1687)
  • "Nocturne", Blow, bugle, blow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
  • "Elegy", The Sick Rose by William Blake (1757–1827)
  • "Dirge", the anonymous Lyke-Wake Dirge (fifteenth century)
  • "Hymn", Hymn to Diana by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
  • "Sonnet", To Sleep by John Keats (1795–1821)
  • "Epilogue" (horn solo; reprise of Prologue, played offstage)
The Knights - Chaconne (World Premiere)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Rides: Free Rockaway Beach Spin Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/sunset-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/sunset-rides Date: July 30, 2013

Spinning classes on the beach under the sunset with popular music. Suncycle Studios wll be hosting this fitness program along with instructor guided fitness workouts on the high end stationary bikes. Try an effective workout, with varied routines that is great for all ability levels.

Bring water bottle and a towel.

Bikes are limited on a first come, first serve basis.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/paranorman Date: July 30, 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 ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival Date: July 30, 2013

July 9: Baroque in the Park: The Judgment of Paris, a Baroque opera by John Eccles, conducted from the harpsichord by Kenneth Cooper with five vocal soloists and chamber orchestra, and an instrumental work by Johann Sebastian Bach.

July 16: A Musical Adventure: Featuring Margaret Leng Tan a foremost performer of new piano music and the world's first toy piano virtuoso (“The queen of the toy piano” - The New York Times) performing the US premiere of the chamber version of a toy piano concerto written for her by British composer Michael Wookey. Also works by John Cage, Richard Strauss and Adolphe Blanc.

July 23: Mostly VW--- Verdi and Wagner: instrumental and vocal transcriptions for chamber ensemble: orchestral interludes and arias by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi in celebration of their 200th birthdays.

July 30: Music of East Africa featuring Nepo Soteri, guitarist, singer and composer who survived the Rwandan civil war. His music is directly influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds unique to such African countries as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, from which spring the roots of American jazz. Preceding the concert in the afternoon, will be a children’s interactive rhythm workshop with African musicians.

*In case of rain: Will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 371 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY

Produced by the Washington Square Association

Info: 212-252-3621

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Music Festival: Music of East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival-music-of-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival-music-of-east-africa Date: July 30, 2013

Music of East Africa featuring Nepo Soteri, guitarist, singer and composer who survived the Rwandan civil war. His music is directly influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds unique to such African countries as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, from which spring the roots of American jazz. Preceding the concert in the afternoon, will be a children’s interactive rhythm workshop with African musicians.

*In case of rain: Will be held at St. Joseph’s Church.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church,Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 pm 40.7325, -74.0004; 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue Date: July 30, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:46 EDT