NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:07:09 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[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-chess Date: July 18, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 18, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 18, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-games Date: July 18, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 18, 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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<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 18, 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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<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 18, 2013

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

Presented by 106.7 Lite FM

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Northern Forts Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/northern-forts-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/northern-forts-tour Date: July 18, 2013

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

For directions, please call (212) 860-1370.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:09 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: July 18, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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<![CDATA[Paper Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/paper-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/paper-making Date: July 18, 2013

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

No class on July 4th

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-piano Date: July 18, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/blooming-naturalist Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/nature-on-the-go Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/garden-crew-training-session Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-07-18 2013-07-18 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 348-5620

Location: Harlem Branch

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<![CDATA[Zumba Thursdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/zumba-thursdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/zumba-thursdays Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 18, 2013

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

Special Performaces:

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/kayaking Date: July 18, 2013

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

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

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 Date: July 18, 2013

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

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

LINEUP:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: July 18, 2013

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

Please bring your own mat for this class.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: East Coast Hula (Hawaiian)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/barefoot-dancing-east-coast-hula-hawaiian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/barefoot-dancing-east-coast-hula-hawaiian Date: July 18, 2013

Enchant yourself with lovely hula dancers, as they sway their hips and the graceful movement of their hands invite you to explore the enchanted, enticing delights of the islands. Under the direction of Keito St. James, the group has toured the United States, awakening its audiences to tantalizing rhythms of the native drums and exciting dances of Hawaii. Hula Halua Ka'epa has entertained corporations and private parties throughout the U.S. for the past decade.

In Hawaiian, Hula Halau Ka'epa means dance (hula), school (halau) and the edge of a new beginning (Ka’epa). Our mission is to educate the community on indigenous cultures by creating colorful and memorable venues of authentic performing arts presentations, and to encourage greater appreciation of the ethnic culture through dance, heritage, language, music, storytelling and art.

Aloha! Hula Halau Ka'epa is a power-packed Polynesian dance spectacular featuring beautiful exotic island dancers who sway their hips to the rhythmic call of Live drums. The native girls are arrayed in full colorful costume as they step with fascinating undulating control.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Pop-Up Yoga NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc Date: July 18, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-writers Date: July 18, 2013

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

Led by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Das EFX / Special Ed / Chubb Rock / Black Sheep / Marley Marl / hosted by Bob Lee in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/black-sheep-das-effects-marley-marl-hosted-by-bob-lee-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/black-sheep-das-effects-marley-marl-hosted-by-bob-lee-in-association-with-wbls Date: July 18, 2013

Consisting of Skoob and Krazy Drayzy, Das EFX has been around the music game for a long time. The duo gained critical and commercial fame with the release of their landmark debut album, Dead Serious, which highlighted their unusual rapping style which they nicknamed “sewage”. Dead Serious went platinum and its lead single, “They Want EFX,” reached the top ten on Billboard Magazine’s R&B chart, the top 40 on its Hot 100 Singles chart and #1 on its Hot Rap Tracks chart. Das EFX returned in 1998 with the album Generation EFX and followed up in 2003 with the album How We Do. The duo is currently working on a new album.

Special Ed's talent to throw out line after line of flowing lyrics with a rapid-fire delivery got him his big break after impressing the respected Hip-Hop producer Howie Tee. Hailing from Brooklyn, Ed used his neighborhood landscape to inspire some of his lyrics as he described the sights and sounds of his Flatbush neighborhood. 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.

Chubb Rock, often compared to a Hip-Hop Barry White, dropped out of pre-med at Brown University to pursue his musical career. Regarded as one of the East Coast’s most dexterous rappers, he first appeared on the national Rap scene with his self-titled debut, Chubb Rock. His 1991 release, The One, reached #13 on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart that year. Three singles from that release made it to #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Single chart that same year including, the classic song, “Treat Em Right,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Lost in the Storm.”

Black Sheep is a Hip-Hop duo from New York, composed of Andres “Dres” Titus and William “Mista Lawnge” McLean. The group was an affiliate of the Native Tongues collective, a group of Hip-Hop artists known for their positive-minded, good natured Afro-centric lyrics, and for pioneering the use of eclectic sampling and later Jazz-influenced beats. Black Sheep debuted in 1991 with the hit song “Flavor of the Month” and later released its first album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, which generated the classic “The Choice is Yours” and gained them praise and recognition in the Hip-Hop community for the album's unique rhythms and intelligent lyrics.

One of Hip-Hop's first super-producers, Marley Marl was an early innovator in the art of sampling, that resulted in some of the sharpest beats and hooks during rap’s Golden Age. As the founder of Cold Chillin’ Records, Marl assembled a roster filled with some of the finest Hip-Hop talent in New York during the 1980s. His production work for those and many other artists boasted a bright, booming, and robust sound that helped move street-level Hip-Hop’s into more mainstream territory. His production credits span Hip-Hop royalty including, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Capone-N-Noreaga, and Fat Joe.

“Doctor” Bob Lee is one of the most recognized entertainment personalities in New York, with his career in radio, music and television spanning over 30 years. You can hear Lee on WBLS at midnight every Sunday through Thursday as he spins today’s R&B and Classical Soul hits until 5 A.M, and on air every day with his “Daily Dose” series tackling health issues which affect the community.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Prospect Park Alliance Community Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/prospect-park-alliance-community-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/prospect-park-alliance-community-night Date: July 18, 2013

Spend a night in Coney Island as the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Everyone receives a coupon to redeem for a Cyclones baseball cap, and if you are one of the first 3,000 attendees, you’ll also receive a Cyclones replica jersey.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-4999

Location: MCU Park

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2013-07-18 2013-07-18 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.575, -73.9849 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51acfc6abcfd6.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-sounds Date: July 18, 2013

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

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Park Summer Concert Series - Lennon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/forest-pk-summer-concert-series-lennonlive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/forest-pk-summer-concert-series-lennonlive Date: July 18, 2013

Join us for a tribute to the Beatles and John Lennon's career. Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 7:30 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Mitch Kahn Celebrates the American Songbook]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/mitch-kahn-celebrates-the-american-songbook http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/mitch-kahn-celebrates-the-american-songbook Date: July 18, 2013

We have invited Mitch Kahn back for a second year. Enjoy a wonderful evening of music. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the park.

Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: The Tiger Lillies: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner / Cynthia Hopkins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/the-tiger-lillies-the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-cynthia-hopkins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/the-tiger-lillies-the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-cynthia-hopkins Date: July 18, 2013

The Tiger Lillies, whose wicked cabaret has been likened to “Kurt Weill as scripted by Aleister Crowley,” (The Guardian) present a musical conjuring of Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s seminal romantic poem of death and enchantment on the high seas, complete with a cleverly projected stage set. The maverick theater artist and musician Cynthia Hopkins will establish the mood of briny macabre with an opening set of sea-faring songs and ghost stories.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: 718.683.5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e7de81a1f.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Jumanji]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/jumanji http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/jumanji Date: July 18, 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.

Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children, Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by Alan (Robin Williams), an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Alan's only hope for freedom involves finishing the game, but this proves rather dangerous, as Judy, Peter, and Alan find themselves running for their lives from huge rhinoceroses, evil monkeys, vicious lions, and other terrifying jungle beasts. Director Joe Johnston, whose special-effects background previously came to good use in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, used groundbreaking computer imagery to simulate the thrills.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: P.S. 14 Softball Field

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2013-07-18 2013-07-18 8:00 pm 40.6224, -74.0792 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies with a View: Enter the Dragon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/movies-with-a-view-enter-the-dragon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/movies-with-a-view-enter-the-dragon Date: July 18, 2013

Enter the Dragon (1973)

Bruce Lee is recruited to go undercover to investigate Han who is believed to run a drug syndicate on an island off the coast of Hong Kong.

DJ's perform at 6:00pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 8:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: July 19, 2013

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

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 19, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/12x12-project Date: July 19, 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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2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 19, 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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2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/farmers-market-friday Date: July 19, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

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

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[RIPA/Red Bulls/ West Side Soccer League Urban Soccer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/ripared-bulls-west-side-soccer-league-urban-soccer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/ripared-bulls-west-side-soccer-league-urban-soccer-camp Date: July 19, 2013

On July 15-19, the Randall's Island Park Alliance, in conjunction with the West Side Soccer League and the New York Red Bulls,will host its first-ever Urban Soccer Camp. The week-long intensive will build upon the Red Bulls’ Urban Soccer Program, an outreach initiative that serves urban communities in New York City. This free camp will provide local boys and girls with the opportunity to learn soccer from New York Red Bull coaches. Each child will receive a free t-shirt and soccer ball 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 Randall Island Park Alliance's Soccer Camp page.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7965, -73.921; 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/flow13 Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Camp Gateway Walk Up and Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/camp-gateway-walk-up-and-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/camp-gateway-walk-up-and-paddle Date: July 19, 2013

This event will include kayak tryouts for those who have never done it before. Open to the public, ages 6 and up accompanied by an adult. No reservation required.Bus: Q35.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Floyd Bennett Field Seaplane Ramp

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2013-07-19 2013-07-19 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.5963, -73.8839 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4d65c2e3da.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/catch-release-fishing Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Puppets, Music & Clowns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns Date: July 19, 2013

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

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

July 19 - Sing-along with Gina from Compass Arts

July 26 - Oran Etkin and Timbalooloo

August 2 - Sammie & Tudie: The Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: July 19, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/childrens-dance-class Date: July 19, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae0e78bd4ae.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids and JazzReach present: Get Hip!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/jazzreach-presents-get-hip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/jazzreach-presents-get-hip Date: July 19, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4ffda0df4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: July 19, 2013

Butterfly Boogie
Bugs aren't gross—they're great! Let our giant cockroach puppet teach your students why insects are the coolest creatures around. We then take off on a 3,000-mile adventure with our butterfly-themed show, "The Tale of Flutterby and Piggle."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7217, -73.9916 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519134eaa05be.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: New York Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/new-york-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/new-york-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 19, 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: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5ad265a70.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 19, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-chess Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-games Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/kids-create Date: July 19, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 19, 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: St. Vartan Park

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M076 St. Vartan Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 11:00 am 40.7451, -73.9737 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/tai-chi Date: July 19, 2013

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 19, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bryant-park-piano Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 19, 2013

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/blooming-naturalist Date: July 19, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 19, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/nature-on-the-go Date: July 19, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 19, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/family-camping Date: July 19, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 10.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.8916, -73.8929 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: July 19, 2013

Come see local dance companies demonstrate their moves and maybe learn a move or two.

Young Dancemakers Company - NYC teens create original pieces

Young Dancemakers Company is a unique, free summer ensemble of NYC urban teens creating their own original choreography and touring it in free dance concerts throughout the city. The company is selected annually by audition from NYC public high schools city-wide, and each year performs for audiences of approximately 2000 young people and adults. July 2013 will mark the company’s 18th year of creating topical, mindful, fun and witty works with bold themes holding meaning for today’s teens and today’s world.

Director: Alice Teirstein
Music Director and Percussionist: William Catanzaro

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-19 2013-07-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515f067f9aab6.JPG Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: July 19, 2013

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

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

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

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

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Rennie Harris Collective Inc. / Master Class by: Rennie Harris Collective]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/rennie-harris-collective-inc-master-class-by-rennie-harris-collective http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/rennie-harris-collective-inc-master-class-by-rennie-harris-collective Date: July 19, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Rennie Harris Collective Inc.
8:00 PM – Performances

In 2005 Dr. Rennie Harris conceived Rennie Harris Collective Inc. to foster collaboration with other dancers and choreographers outside of Rennie Harris' world renowned companies, Puremovement and RHAW. Versed in urban dance styles such as Popping, Locking, House, GQ, B-Boying and Hip-Hop, Rennie Harris is an internationally recognized dance teacher and master choreographer. After receiving an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Bates College, Harris' company was chosen as one of four US dance companies to serve as cultural ambassadors for President Obama's “Dance Motion USA”, a program designed to share work by some of America's finest dance makers in the effort to promote cultural exchange. Through the use of Hip-Hop B-Boys and B-Girls, the Rennie Harris Collective Inc. is committed to providing audiences with a sincere view of the essence and spirit of Hip-Hop.

Join Rennie Harris Collective Inc. as they partner with some of New York’s best Hip-Hop choreographers and dancers to debut a series of three new works at SummerStage.

Master Class: Join members of the Rennie Harris Collective Inc. for a high-energy dance class showcasing Hip-Hop basics.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 7:00 pm 9:15 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c3a16f1f7a.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-erin-morley-soprano-isabel-leonard-mezzosoprano-and-stephen-costello-tenor-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-erin-morley-soprano-isabel-leonard-mezzosoprano-and-stephen-costello-tenor-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore Date: July 19, 2013

An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars Erin Morley (soprano), Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano), and Stephen Costello (tenor), accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore.

Erin Morley was most recently heard at the Met as Sister Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites and Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung. She has also sung the Forest Bird in Siegfried and Masha in The Queen of Spades and appeared in several other productions ranging from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut to Shostakovich’s The Nose. She made her debut in Valencia, Spain, as Gilda in Rigoletto. Other performances include Roxana in Szymanowski’s King Roger and the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with the Santa Fe Opera, Phédon in Satie’s Socrate with the Met Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, and Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore with New York City Opera. She is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and will be heard with the company in the 2013–14 season as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier.

Isabel Leonard‘s Met repertoire includes Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Miranda in The Tempest, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette. She has also sung Rosina at the Vienna State Opera, Dorabella at the Salzburg Festival, a Ravel double bill of L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges and L’Heure Espagnole at Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival, and Cherubino at the Glyndebourne Festival, Paris Opera, and Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. Other companies she has appeared with include the Santa Fe Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Canadian Opera Company. She was the 2011 recipient of the Met’s Beverly Sills Artist Award and returns in the 2013–14 season as Dorabella in Così fan tutte.

Stephen Costello has been heard at the Met as Percy in Anna Bolena and as Edgardo and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Other performances include Rodolfo in La Bohème with the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, and Los Angeles Opera, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette at the Salzburg Festival, Carlo in Linda di Chamounix and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at Covent Garden, Camille in The Merry Widow with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the title role of Faust with San Diego Opera, and Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore for his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival. He also appeared as Ishmael in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick in Dallas.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176cf644c6c4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Belly Dance Aerobics with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 19, 2013

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

A few notes:

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Max Gallico & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends Date: July 19, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. On July 19, Max Gallico & Friends perform.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: The Waterboys / Alasdair Roberts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/the-waterboys-alasdair-roberts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/the-waterboys-alasdair-roberts Date: July 19, 2013

The enigmatic songwriter Mike Scott, “madman or genius, depending on your point of view,” (Record Collector Magazine) has explored many sounds and styles through THE WATERBOYS, his principle vehicle since 1983, but Celtic folk rock of burning intensity remains at the center. The band’s latest project is An Appointment with Mr. Yeats, music set to the words of Ireland’s greatest lyric poet. Scott’s fellow Scot ALASDAIR ROBERTS, a sometime collaborator with Will Oldham, infuses his songs “with the enduring melodies and lyrical twists of ancient folk music.” (The Guardian UK)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e9dad1814.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Bolt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bolt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bolt Date: July 19, 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.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Bolt, the tale of a superstar TV pup (voiced by John Travolta) who gets plopped in the middle of America with seemingly no way back to the glam and glitz of Hollywood. Thanks to his starring role on a hit television show, Bolt the pooch has become a household name. But Bolt has bought into his own heroic image, now believing that he really possesses the super-canine powers of his fictional television series. When he's accidentally shipped from Hollywood to New York City, he must rely on the help from his two newfound friends -- an abandoned house cat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman) and a television-addicted hamster named Rhino (voice of Mark Walton) -- as he embarks on a cross-country quest to get back to his owner (and co-star), Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus).

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:00 pm 40.74, -73.978 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green Date: July 19, 2013

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the City of New York Parks & Recreation present the 5th annual Films on the Green Festival.

July 12 Marius and Jeannette by Robert Guédiguian

July 19 We won't grow old together by Maurice Pialat

* Rain Dates July 13 & 20

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: "We Won't Grow Old Together"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-we-wont-grow-old-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-we-wont-grow-old-together Date: July 19, 2013

Maurice Pialat's1972 drama, "We Won’t Grow Old Together (Nous Ne Vieillirons Pas Ensemble) " tells the story of Jean, an unpleasant, domineering man. Though he still lives with his wife, their marriage has been over for quite some time. All the while, he has been having an affair with the much-younger Catherine. The relationship is moving toward disintegration, and although Catherine resists it, alternating recriminations and reconciliations hasten their inevitable breakup.

In French with English subtitles

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks. Initiated in 2008, Films on the Green has become a not-to-be-missed free event amid the vibrant New York City summer cultural offerings. Over the years, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season’s films spanning different themes from environment or musicals to literary adaptations. This year’s festival celebrates love “à la française”.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest #filmsonthegreen

(c) Film Desk

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a8e6dc19d85.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/river-flicks-for-kids-paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/river-flicks-for-kids-paranorman Date: July 19, 2013

ParaNorman

Norman, a young boy who can speak with the dead, is forced to use his unique gift to save his town from a centuries-old curse. (Rated PG)

Free popcorn is served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Beach Flix Presents Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix Date: July 19, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Bring out the whole family and enjoy a screening of Wreck- It Ralph.

Movies begin at Sundown. Bring your blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcome and encouraged but we ask you respect our beaches and take your trash with you at the end of the evening.

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 110th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5789, -73.8309 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: July 20, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups.

Be sure to meet back up after the run for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/birding Date: July 20, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bird-walks Date: July 20, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 20, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 20, 2013

Join Helen Kilgallen and her instuctors from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a mat, large towel or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/12x12-project Date: July 20, 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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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 20, 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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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Flower Botany & History Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/flower-botany-history-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/flower-botany-history-tour Date: July 20, 2013

Every flower has its own story to tell! Join Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of NYC and photographer Gabe Kirchheimer for a look at the history and botany of select Heather Garden flowers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: July 20, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 20, 2013

Join us for free yoga for the whole family with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Hill Park - Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/inwood-hill-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/inwood-hill-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: July 20, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Inwood Hill Park 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 clothing 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: Dyckman & Staff Streets (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8678, -73.93 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 20, 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 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/flow13 Date: July 20, 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 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[City of Water Day at Harlem River Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/city-of-water-day-at-harlem-river-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/city-of-water-day-at-harlem-river-park Date: July 20, 2013

Calling all river lovers....

Come to Harlem River Park on Saturday, July 20th to celebrate City of Water Day. There will be music by Sundae Sermon, food from Harlem Seeds and the Herban Farmers' Market, and activities for the entire family. Free fishing with prizes, sports demonstrations, local artwork, youth biking, free pedicab rides, tours of the murals in the park, information about the structure of the park designer of the park and much more for your enjoyment!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 961-4164

Location: 139th Street and 5th Avenue

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8153, -73.9358 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: July 20, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome. No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 20, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/catch-release-fishing Date: July 20, 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 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:07:10 EDT