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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:08:57 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/flow13 Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/catch-release-fishing Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/childrens-dance-class Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae0e78bd4ae.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/kids-yoga Date: July 17, 2013

Join us for kids yoga amidst the sun and trees in the park. We'll sing, dance and learn some fun yoga poses too. Bring a yoga mat. Limited mats will be provided.

Brought to the park by Sacred Sounds Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Landscape Oil Painting: Reflections of Light, Color and Form]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/wave-hill-landscape-oil-painting-reflections-of-light-color-and-form http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/wave-hill-landscape-oil-painting-reflections-of-light-color-and-form Date: July 17, 2013

Explore the landscape as a form and physical body in this plein-air class with painter David Antonio Cruz. Working from direct observation, participants consider composition, light and color on reflective surfaces, paint handling and the use of a limited and full palette. All levels welcome. Limited supplies provided. This six-session series meets July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

The registration deadline is July 17.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d1ea58d8a5b.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Javaka Steptoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/javaka-steptoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/javaka-steptoe Date: July 17, 2013

Javaka Steptoe: Story teller/author/illustrator presents an interactive reading of Jimi Sounds Like A Rainbow, a story of the young Jimi Hendrix. A children's book written by Gary Golio.

Jimi Hendrix was many things: a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an innovator. But first, he was a boy named Jimmy who loved to draw and paint and listen to records. In this interactive story telling Javaka Steptoe chronicles Jimmy's creative journey from humble beginnings, to world renown electric Rock, Blues guitar legend Jimi Hendrix a groundbreaking performer whose music shook the very foundations of rock 'n' roll.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4c002a791.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 17, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Mount Hope Playground

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X257 Mount Hope Playground 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 10:30 am 40.8503, -73.9095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: July 17, 2013

The boot camp exercise class is perfect for those wanting high energy activity.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-chess Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-games Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Gizmo Guys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/the-gizmo-guys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/the-gizmo-guys Date: July 17, 2013

Since 1987, The Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 2000 live performances. Performing extensively in the U.S. and Canada, they have been in places as diverse as Japan and Saudi Arabia. Much more than a comedy juggling act, their act includes world class skills presented in original routines that amuse as well as amaze.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912f0310686.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate French Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class Date: July 17, 2013

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

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-piano Date: July 17, 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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/the-art-of-the-park Date: July 17, 2013

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how the Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d713f24b7d6.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Nim and the War Effort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/nim-and-the-war-effort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/nim-and-the-war-effort Date: July 17, 2013

Recycling is not a new idea. During World War II, children on the home front helped the war effort by salvaging scrap. Children aged eight to nine, join us for a fun afternoon listening to a story about a young girl helping the war effort and participate in activities to learn about World War II.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ryan Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5855, -73.8936 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4d0a9a4d76.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Ruffle Bar Excursion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/ruffle-bar-excursion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/ruffle-bar-excursion Date: July 17, 2013

Paddle around this large island in Jamaica Bay on this trip. Learn about the history of the island and the plants and animals that thrive there. Reservations are
required; call (718) 338-3799 for more information, and to make a reservation. This excursion lasts five miles.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 338-3799

Location: Floyd Bennett Field Seaplane Ramp

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2013-07-17 2013-07-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5963, -73.8839 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4d2f5f15fc.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/weekday-weed-warriors Date: July 17, 2013

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: July 17, 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) 790-3499

Location: Battery Park City Branch

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2013-07-17 2013-07-17 4:00 pm 40.7156, -74.0158 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519cdfea2bd0f.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park Featuring The Specials]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-specials http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-specials Date: July 17, 2013

Hudson River Park teams up with The Bowery Presents to bring you a series of exciting concerts on the waterfront. Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6:00pm.

If you were 12 in 1979, the Specials were easy peasy lemon squeezy the greatest band on the planet. The sort of band you can't quite imagine not existing before. Who else could mention the Irish Republican Army and the Ulster Defence Association in a dance track?

Brought to you by Pandora.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location:

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/bryant-park-after-work Date: July 17, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop in Soundview Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-in-soundview-park-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-in-soundview-park-bronx Date: July 17, 2013

Join the Friends of Soundview Park & MillionTreesNYC for a free tree care workshop.

You will learn about the MilliontreesNYC initiative, all about the benefits of trees, and how to take care of street trees. You can also take home a free tree care toolkit if you adopt a tree. Take a look at the upcoming workshop in the Bronx. Tell your friends, and you can all become a part of the MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Corps.

To RSVP for this event, please call Jaime O. Feliberty.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 293-7032

Location: Soundview Park Field House (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8194, -73.8778 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: July 17, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. This sunset session is led by Yoga for Bliss instructor Joanne Salomone. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3e08f1840.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill Date: July 17, 2013

Experience summer at its best—an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes, plein-air performances by local musicians, yoga, guided walks and cutting-edge art in Glyndor Gallery. Order dinner from exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening. Gardens open until 8:30PM. The Café at Wave Hill open until 8:00 p.m. Glyndor Gallery, Perkins Visitor Center, The Shop at Wave Hill are open until 7:30 p.m. Check www.wavehill.org/visit for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3a19ef542.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: July 17, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c4c791305dd.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: July 17, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/family-capoeira Date: July 17, 2013

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Co Sponsors:
Northern Manhattan Parks and Bread and Yoga
More info at www.breadandyoga.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/checkmate-101 Date: July 17, 2013

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, is back at the Pier 1 Promenade to teach skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early.

Watch this great clip from NYC Media about Checkmate 101.

*There will be no Checkmate 101 on July 3rd.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: Great Brooklyn Bridge for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/history-tour-great-brooklyn-bridge-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/history-tour-great-brooklyn-bridge-for-families Date: July 17, 2013

Take a trip back in time and discover the harrowing tale behind the Brooklyn Bridge’s construction. Learn about the perseverance of the Roebling family, perilous challenges that workers faced and basic bridge engineering concepts. A history talk will be followed by a hands-on bridge-building activity and a scavenger hunt on the first tower of the bridge.

Guide: Isa Del Bello, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.

This tour requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill Date: July 17, 2013

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week, come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb41b5a5eac.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 Date: July 17, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Neighborhood Music Concerts and Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams Date: July 17, 2013

Dance to music from the hood and join in playing during Jam Time.

July 10 - Dave Fields and Friends – NYC Blues & Soul

July 17 – Grupo Loisaida – Latin Sounds

July 24 - Paul Shapiro & Friends - Jazz It Up

July 31 - Min Xiao-Fen’s Blue Pipa Trio with Steve Salerno & Stomu Takeishi – From Harlem to Shanghai and Back!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Caribbean Eagles Steel Drum Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/caribbean-eagles-steel-drum-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/caribbean-eagles-steel-drum-band Date: July 17, 2013

Enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean islands in your own backyard.

Sponsored by Council Member Erik M. Dilan

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jamaica Avenue & Elton Street (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8854 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Force MDs / Horace Brown / Jeff Redd / Marley Marl / hosted by Bob Lee in association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/force-mds-horace-brown-jeff-redd-marley-marl-hosted-by-bob-lee-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/force-mds-horace-brown-jeff-redd-marley-marl-hosted-by-bob-lee-in-association-with-wbls Date: July 17, 2013

New York born and bred, The Force MDs began their climb to fame by singing and dancing on Greenwich Village street corners and the Staten Island ferry. Among the first R&B vocal groups to intermix catchy Doo-Wop affected consonances with Hip-Hop beats, the Force MDs versatile mix of credible urban savvy with smooth showbiz pleases both B-Boys and traditional Soul fans.

R&B sensation Horace Brown made his first break in 1991 after Jodeci’s DeVante Swing discovered one of his impressive demos. He reached popular success in 1996 after the release of his debut self titled album, which featured a number of well known artists including Sean “Puffy” Combs and Faith Evans, and included the hit single “One for the Money.” Today, this R&B veteran continues to write and perform, displaying his remarkable musical skills to all.

With a clear vision and passion for music and performing, Jeff Redd has had a long, successful musical career. As a winner of GRAMMY, American Music, Soul Train and Billboard Awards, Redd has worked as both a performer and in the production field. Known for jumpstarting Mary J. Blige’s career, Redd now has his own independent record label. His song, “You Called and Told Me” is still considered to be a top single in the R&B world. With various other projects under his belt, including a long list of soundtracks and albums, Redd’s music has always, and continues to inspire.

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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c38cbec9d2.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Ben Sollee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/mad-sq-music-ben-sollee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/mad-sq-music-ben-sollee Date: July 17, 2013

Ben Sollee, a Kentucky native known for his thrilling cello-playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B. Sollee possesses rough, smooth-smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements that has brought about comparisons to Sufjan Stevens. Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it is personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment.

In 2007 NPR’s Morning Edition named him one of the Top Ten Unknown Artists of the Year and one year later, he released an EP of his own material, If You’re Gonna Lead My Country, and followed it with a full-length album named Learning to Bend. In 2010 and 2012, Ben Sollee made it to the Top Heatseekers Billboard charts with Half Made Men and Dear Companion. Sollee can often be found riding a bicycle to his concerts (cello strapped to the back), which have become legendary for their intimacy.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a9156ba82c.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-pilates Date: July 17, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema Presents Alamar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/outdoor-cinema-presents-alamar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/outdoor-cinema-presents-alamar Date: July 17, 2013

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international film festival now in its 15th year. Outdoor Cinema 2013 will show eight films from around the world, all in their original language with English subtitles. Prior to the film there will be music, dance and food to enjoy.

Alamar (Mexico): A story about the child of a Mexican father and Italian mother who is taught about his existence with nature by his father as they fish in the coral reefs of Banco Chinchorro, Mexico.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music at Wave Hill: La Roka]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-la-roka http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-la-roka Date: July 17, 2013

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes live music performed by Bronx musicians on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades. Tonight’s performers offer original, break-dance beats and Latin grooves. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: Alamar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: July 17, 2013

Alamar is a love story between father and son, man and nature, water and sky, set in the turquoise waters of Banco Chinchorro in the Caribbean, home to thousands of species of fish. The film – somewhere between fiction and documentary – tells the story of a young boy whose divorced parents (Italian mother, Mexican father) make him a child of two worlds. A father transports his urban son to this natural paradise to teach him to dive for lobster and fish for barracuda, spending days on a tiny fishing boat and nights in a reed-roofed cabin that floats atop the water.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food. Outdoor Cinema 2013 includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. The festival kicks off on July 3rd with a new American film to welcome Independence Day weekend: Our Nixon, a feature-length documentary directed by Penny Lane, first debuted in March at SXSW and to be released in theaters in July 2013. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States – selected by Karen Cooper, Director, and Mike Maggiore, Programmer and Publicist, Film Forum, and Dan Nuxoll, Program Director, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Artistic Director, Rooftop Films.

In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6pm-8pm, we will also offer free sunset paddling sessions from the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at Hallets Cove, just north of the park.
Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d46fd8ec71f.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: July 17, 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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

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 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 17, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

This event is sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/the-lorax http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/the-lorax Date: July 17, 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.

The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 8:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/frogwatch-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/frogwatch-usa Date: July 17, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. Frog Watch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Meet at Nevada Ave. parking lot.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars Date: July 17, 2013

This year’s theme: Song & Dance!

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies. Open Captioned. Movie begins at dusk.

Duck Soup (’33): Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Director: Leo McCarey
Writers: Bert Kalmar (story), Harry Ruby (story)
Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx

Pre-movie viral video showing. Tweet your suggestions to @SummeronHudson!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155c29e3b44f.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks: Looper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/river-flicks-looper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/river-flicks-looper Date: July 17, 2013

Looper (Rated R)

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone he is sent back 30 years where a hired hitman, called a looper, awaits the target. Joseph Gordon-Levitt play Joe, a looper whose target is his future self.

Free popcorn served. Movie starts at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2013-07-17 2013-07-17 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Pee-wee's Big Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summerscreen-peewees-big-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/17/summerscreen-peewees-big-adventure Date: July 17, 2013

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

When Pee-wee's bicycle is stolen he sets out on a cross-country journey to recover it embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.

Snack and drinks available. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-07-17 2013-07-17 8:30 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 18, 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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2013-07-18 2013-07-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/12x12-project Date: July 18, 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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2013-07-18 2013-07-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 18, 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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2013-07-18 2013-07-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 18, 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 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/fitness-walk Date: July 18, 2013

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: July 18, 2013

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

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

There are two sessions:

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-18 2013-07-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[RIPA/Red Bulls/ West Side Soccer League Urban Soccer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/ripared-bulls-west-side-soccer-league-urban-soccer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/ripared-bulls-west-side-soccer-league-urban-soccer-camp Date: July 18, 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 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7965, -73.921; 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 18, 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 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/flow13 Date: July 18, 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 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/craniosacral-relaxation Date: July 18, 2013

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/catch-release-fishing Date: July 18, 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 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - PopFit Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-in-seward-park-popfit-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-in-seward-park-popfit-kids Date: July 18, 2013

Get Your Move On! Jump, Tuck, Jack and Jog. Join the new family exercise craze. For children up to age 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 18, 2013

Music, storytelling & theater for young audiences. Suitable for kids up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!

Performance Schedule:

  • July 11 Rolie Polie Guacamole
  • July 18 Apple Seeds Songs for Seeds
  • July 25 Moey’s Music Party
  • Aug 1 Meg’s Melodies
  • Aug 8 Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights
  • Aug 15 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b095d44ab8.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Double Dutch Dreamz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/double-dutch-dreamz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/double-dutch-dreamz Date: July 18, 2013

DOUBLE DUTCH DREAMZ invites the community to “Get Your Jump On!” Join in the creatively artful fun of jumping double and single ropes. Share delightful neighborhood narratives and recollections of rhythms and rhymes with fast moving feet that rock to the beat.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: River Park (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8432, -73.8773 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d47c86cfd1.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mister G]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/mister-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/mister-g Date: July 18, 2013

Popular, international children’s music artist, Mister G will be performing songs from his new, bilingual album,Chocolalala, inspired by his concerts for children in Latin America. His new CD blends Latin rhythms, traditional instruments, and Mister G's uniquely catchy song-writing for children. Bailamos!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8852, -73.8905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d583126687.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, inc Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: July 18, 2013

Enjoy music and movement activities for children age birth - 7 years. Bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x.301

Location: Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.771, -73.7712 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 18, 2013

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

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/18/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 18, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Courtney Callender Playground

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M155 Courtney Callender Playground 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 10:30 am 40.81, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 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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M360 The High Line 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 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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2013-07-18 2013-07-18 4:00 pm 40.8061, -73.9433 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519cea182448a.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 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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2013-07-18 2013-07-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51dad9e4323c2.gif Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-18 2013-07-18 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT
<![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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:08:58 EDT