NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:16:10 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[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 22, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-games Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art - Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: June 22, 2013

The Art of Drawing from Still Life: Master charcoal, the ancient medium known as "Black Magic" while learning how to create expressive still life drawings. Design principles will be discussed including symmerty, negative space awareness, light and shade, and tonal assessment, along with other elements sure to enhance your compositional and drawing skills.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/adventures-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/adventures-nyc Date: June 22, 2013

Join NYC Parks and Backpacker Magazine for the 9th annual Adventures NYC, and discover adventure right here in your own backyard! Get ready to hike, bike, climb and paddle as we celebrate NYC Parks and the great outdoors.

For more information and a list of activities, please visit our Adventures NYC page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: June 22, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Daddy's Children's Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/daddys-childrens-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/daddys-childrens-day Date: June 22, 2013

Join us for a fun day of family activities celebrating Dad! Enjoy crafts, games, storytelling, demonstrations and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/basic-canoeing Date: June 22, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Skill Levels:

  • Basic: Great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.
  • Intermediate: Some experience preferred.
  • Advanced: Experience required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: The Harlem Meer, outside of Lasker Pool (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7972, -73.954 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Water, Water Everywhere!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere Date: June 22, 2013

Follow Prospect Park Audubon Center staff as they explore the wilds of Prospect Park. Look for the orange tent in the Nethermead.

Schedule:

  • 12 p.m. Introduction to Bird Watching. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. (Saturdays Only).
  • 1 p.m. Animal Encounter
  • 2 p.m. Nature’s Helpers
  • 3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Pond Prowl
  • 4 p.m. Discovery Tour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockstock and Barrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/rockstock-and-barrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/rockstock-and-barrels Date: June 22, 2013

Rockaway rocks with this 7th annual festival including a surf contest and music.

Sponsored by Boarders Surf Shop

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8123 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/summerfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/summerfest Date: June 22, 2013

Celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer at historic King Manor Museum. Make a colorful windcatcher and other summer crafts, enjoy stories, play historic games, and even make your own ice cream at this fun family event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519541343d310.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/forest-crew-training-session Date: June 22, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Boot Camp at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/teen-boot-camp-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/teen-boot-camp-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 22, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is free for the first week it's open. No membership is required through Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for Teen Boot Camp, a high-energy workout that combines cardio and strength exercises to improve overall fitness. The program will take place in the new Aerobic Studio. All teens are welcome to join.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d0f622ab1.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: June 22, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: June 22, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island USA presents The Mermaid Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/coney-island-usa-presents-the-mermaid-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/coney-island-usa-presents-the-mermaid-parade Date: June 22, 2013

Coney Island’s annual Mermaid Parade is back. Dress up and come out to see the nation’s largest art parade and celebrate ancient mythology and seaside traditions.

For parade route details and other information please visit the link below.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining the River Wild]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/seining-the-river-wild http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/seining-the-river-wild Date: June 22, 2013

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a 20-foot seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.

RSVP is required for this event, as space is limited. Click here to RSVP.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm - 2013 Summer Solstice Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-2013-summer-solstice-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-2013-summer-solstice-celebration Date: June 22, 2013

June 22nd 2013 the community will gather at Hattie Carthan Herb Farm to usher in the summer and raise funds for our small community farm project. This event will include lots of farming fun for the whole family. We will create and raise a new mural on the farm for Solstice with community artist Kelly Horrighan!

Celebrants are invited to a local food asting featuring foods and herbs grown and prepared by Farmer Yon.

Join Farmer Yon and crew for a day of farm fun as they tend to the chickens, harvest fresh garlic from the fields, offer herbal foot soaks, energy massages, drum circle and more.

The admission cost includes unlimited peak frequency food tastings, herbal smoothies from our bike blender, mural making , a live dj, nature poetry , face painting, harvesting garlic, herbal foot soaks on the farm, no cook summer demos, bbq ,a solstice purification ceremony, and a sacred drum circle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6902, -73.9436 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Activity Table at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg Date: June 22, 2013

While you enjoy a day at QBG, be sure to bring the kids over to the Children's Activity Table sponsored by TD Bank.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-22 2013-06-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51840c4a81fe8.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 Date: June 22, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/recycletoart Date: June 22, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 Date: June 22, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tropfest New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/tropfest-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/tropfest-new-york1 Date: June 22, 2013

Tropfest, which began in Sydney, Australia, is now the world's largest short film festival with events held in multiple cities throughout the globe. The festival screens finalist films to be judged live by a panel of judges. Last year Tropfest finally came to NYC and it has returned for another summer. The day begins with live music performances. Screenings begins at 8:00pm.

Please register for this event below. Registration is suggested but not required for entry. Space is on a first come, first served basis.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 3:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/family-camping Date: June 22, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play together. The Urban park rangers celebrate the tradition of Camping throughout the Spring and Summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit our website below on Wednesday, June 12th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[“Make a Joyful Noise” A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson Featuring: Joshua Nelson, the Prince of Kosher Gospel and special guest Della Reese / Screening: “Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory” In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/make-a-joyful-noise-a-tribute-to-mahalia-jackson-featuring-joshua-nelson-the-prince-of-kosher-gospel-and-special-guest-della-reese-screening-mahalia-jackson-the-power-and-the-glory-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/make-a-joyful-noise-a-tribute-to-mahalia-jackson-featuring-joshua-nelson-the-prince-of-kosher-gospel-and-special-guest-della-reese-screening-mahalia-jackson-the-power-and-the-glory-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation Date: June 22, 2013

To mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which called for civil and economic rights for African Americans, SummerStage honors the storied legacy of famed Gospel singer and activist Mahalia Jackson with an evening of music and film. Listen to Joshua Nelson, known as “The Prince of Kosher Gospel”, as he pays tribute to Ms. Jackson with his creative reinterpretations of her original catalogue, followed by the screening of “Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory” which gives an intimate look into the life and rise of the famed singer that changed our history one note at a time.

Joshua Nelson, the self-proclaimed “Prince of Kosher Gospel”, has created a music genre that blends together his religion and his heritage. In a New York Times Article, Nelson said “Kosher gospel isn’t an imitation of traditional gospel music, but the marriage of ethnic African music and Christian music.” In his music, Nelson combines the lyrics and meanings of Judaism with the soulful sounds of American Gospel music. For his audiences, whatever their faith or heritage, kosher Gospel has been a revelation. Now in his early thirties, Nelson has performed around the world, for presidents, congregations, major music festivals—and for Oprah, who named him a “Next Big Thing.” In 2008, Nelson released his latest album, Mi Chamocha.

While developing her music skills as a teenager, Della Reese had the opportunity to tour with Mahalia Jackson. From 1969 to 1970, Reese hosted a television talk show while guest starring on many shows into the 1980s, including Sanford and Son, Crazy Like a Fox and Picket Fences. In 1987, she was nominated for a Best Female Soloist in Gospel Music GRAMMY Award. In the late 1990s, Reese landed a starring role on television's Touched By An Angel, alongside Roma Downey and John Dye, while continuing her music career.

Mahalia Jackson's music cut through whatever lay in its wake and shackled itself to your soul. Those who witnessed her singing spoke of being taken to a sacred place, of the sheer power of her voice, of the rapturous, transcendent nature of the experience. Jackson was considered by many to be the world’s greatest Gospel singer and the creator of a musical standard by which all would be judged. “Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory” follows the course of her extraordinary life, from her humble beginnings as a sickly child singing in the churches of New Orleans, through her years in relative obscurity, to her breakthrough and her role as a civil rights activist and her ascendancy to Carnegie Hall and the great stages of Europe. Director Jeff Scheftel gives intimate insight into Jackson’s life with archival footage and interviews with those who knew her best.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516329a9d0c38.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace Date: June 22, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. & Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. Astoria Fine Arts Dance & Fitness Studio will be providing a Belly Dancing class.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7791, -73.9212 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Festival of New Plays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/uptown-festival-of-new-plays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/uptown-festival-of-new-plays Date: June 22, 2013

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to once again partner with the People’s Theatre Project on an exciting four-day festival of new plays. Admission to the festival is pay-what-you-can and each performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, director and actors.

Play Schedule

June 19th @ 7pm – OUT THERE by Lina Sarrello

Two rafters, two soldiers of the revolution, a flight dispatcher and a pilot try to find answers beyond the horizon

June 20th @ 7pm - MALVADO by Jason Ramirez

A Nuyorican family drama chronicling the generational conflicts present in Latino families in the Bronx of the 1970s.

June 21st @ 7pm – DIRTY BLOOD by Stacy Osei-Kuffour

A racially tense triangle is created, when two Louisiana detectives, one white one black, interrogate a black teacher on the disappearance of one of her students. We find out that nobody is clean.

June 22nd @ 7pm – THE MOSQUITO NET by Kimberly del Busto

A multimedia testimony play examining human rights controversies in contemporary Cuba

June 23rd @ 3pm – SOUTH BRONX v. HOLLYWOOD by Carlos J. Serrano

A South Bronx community discovers there is a thin line between truth and stereotype as a Hollywood company arrives to film Fort Apache: The Bronx.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 22, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 23, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 23, 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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2013-06-23 2013-06-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Spend your summer in the Greenbelt: High Rock Camp and Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp Date: June 23, 2013

High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp are taking reservations for their 2013 summer season. For more information on both High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp follow the links listed below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 9:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ab90c11a1c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 23, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/flow13 Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/catch-release-fishing Date: June 23, 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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: June 23, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai-Chi in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/taichi-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/taichi-in-the-greenbelt Date: June 23, 2013

Join Tai-Chi instructor Raymond Yuen for Tai-Chi sessions overlooking our beautiful and inspiring woodlands. All fitness levels are welcome. Classes are ongoing year-round, but are occasionally cancelled due to holidays, inclement weather, and other events. No class on 5/12, 5/26 and 6/12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: June 23, 2013

Weekend Volunteer Corps are a wonderful opportunity for groups to get their hands dirty with projects throughout the park. Individuals welcome too. All groups must pre-register. Contact Volunteer Corps below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d445b61a3d.png Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 23, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Gowanus Canal Conservancy Clean & Green Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/gowanus-canal-conservancy-clean-green-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/gowanus-canal-conservancy-clean-green-event Date: June 23, 2013

Join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy for a day of environmental clean-up!

Gowanus Canal Conservancy will host a tree stewardship event and work on tree pruning, removing pavers from tree pits, amending soil with compost and spreading mulch. Please wear closed toed shoes and dress for gardening activities.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -- Please RSVP to volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 541-4378

Location: Salt Lot

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2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.675, -73.9915 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: June 23, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 23, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer.

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Skill Levels:

  • Basic: Great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.
  • Intermediate: Some experience preferred.
  • Advanced: Experience required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/saltwater-fishing Date: June 23, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 40.7829, -73.9439 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/historic-new-york-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/historic-new-york-clove-lakes-park Date: June 23, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 40.6189, -74.1064 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-chess Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-games Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: June 23, 2013

Practice Chinese Chess outdoors in the park, where it is traditionally played in cities throughout China. Unlock the secrets of Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) at our weekly free clinic in the Bryant Park Games Area, or challenge an international Xiang Qi champion visiting from the United East Athletics Association.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Celebration at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-solstice-celebration-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-solstice-celebration-at-qbg Date: June 23, 2013

Here comes the sun! Queens Botanical Garden invites all to attend our Summer Solstice Celebration, which will be held on Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be a day of workshops and activities and will feature a bird/nature walk, compost demonstrations, a community art project with artist Iandry, and many activities for children, including the TD Bank Activity table, seed plantings, face art and balloon twisting.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: June 23, 2013

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Water, Water Everywhere!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere Date: June 23, 2013

Follow Prospect Park Audubon Center staff as they explore the wilds of Prospect Park. Look for the orange tent in the Nethermead.

Schedule:

  • 12 p.m. Introduction to Bird Watching. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. (Saturdays Only).
  • 1 p.m. Animal Encounter
  • 2 p.m. Nature’s Helpers
  • 3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Pond Prowl
  • 4 p.m. Discovery Tour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/puppet-show Date: June 23, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 378-2061

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/archery Date: June 23, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength!

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: June 23, 2013

The masters are back with tricks up their sleeves and more amazing feats of magic to boot.

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: June 23, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Take the Lead: Migration and Climate Change]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/kids-take-the-lead-migration-and-climate-change http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/kids-take-the-lead-migration-and-climate-change Date: June 23, 2013

Grab a pair of binoculars and scope out all the different birds that stop along the ponds of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and maybe even see Coley, Gateway’s globetrekking osprey.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e29bda93eb.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Scandinavian Music Festival 2013: Musicians of the New York Scandia Symphony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/scandinavian-music-festival-2013-musicians-of-the-new-york-scandia-symphony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/scandinavian-music-festival-2013-musicians-of-the-new-york-scandia-symphony Date: June 23, 2013

Musicians of the New York Scandia Symphony

Music by Scandinavian composers Johan Helmich Roman, Rued Langgaard, Lars-Erik Larsson, Jean Sibelius and Poul Ruders. Music Director and Conductor: Dorrit Matson

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Activity Table at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg Date: June 23, 2013

While you enjoy a day at QBG, be sure to bring the kids over to the Children's Activity Table sponsored by TD Bank.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51840c4a81fe8.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: June 23, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:

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

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

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

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

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

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

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

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 Date: June 23, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Patriotic Sunday Annual Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/patriotic-sunday-annual-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/patriotic-sunday-annual-concert Date: June 23, 2013

The patriotic annual concer is sponsored by the Westerleigh Improvement Society.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs' Laughter in the Park 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 Date: June 23, 2013

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of nine weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday, you can catch two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

Our season opener on June 23rd will feature comics Michael Che, Kevin Avery and Vanessa Hollingshead, among others.

Our shows have been covered by the NYTimes, listed in the NYPost as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to make New York a better place through laughter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 419 5515

Location: Mineral Springs (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b861db27ad2.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 Date: June 23, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Femi Kuti & The Positive Force / Sinkane / DJ sets by King Britt in association with Okayafrica]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/femi-kuti-the-positive-force-sinkane-dj-sets-by-king-britt-in-association-with-okayafrica http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/femi-kuti-the-positive-force-sinkane-dj-sets-by-king-britt-in-association-with-okayafrica Date: June 23, 2013

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force have blended Funk, Jazz, and African Folk throughout their 27 year career to create a colorful and distinctive sound in the music world. The records tell their story: After a short spell at Motown, Femi Kuti took on the Afrobeat sound with his first international album in 1998 Shoki Shoki, before rubbing shoulders with the modern urban style of his American peers such as Mos Def and Common on the album, Fight To Win. In 2004 he opened The Shrine, the club where he recorded the live album Africa Shrine. He re-emerged in 2008 with Day by Day and Africa for Africa in 2010, for which he received two GRAMMY nominations. In 2012 he was both inducted into the Headies Hall of Fame (the most prestigious music awards in Nigeria) and was the opening act on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ European Tour.

Ahmed Gallab, the Sudanese-born multi-instrumentalist and founder of Sinkane, came to the US with his family at age five and then continued to move around until he was 18, when he settled in Columbus, OH. There, he became part of the city’s hardcore Punk scene. Before making a record of his own, Gallab was best known for lending his musical talents to the likes of Yeasayer, Caribou, and Of Montreal. His music reflects the geographic span of his travels. Mars, his debut was released in 2012. NPR said of the record and its use of collaborations: “Each appearance, like each instrument, is deftly placed by Gallab and used by the artist to help realize his vision rather than merely round out his credits sheet. The result is a body of work that sings on many levels, yet remains tethered to one confident voice.”

King Britt is a producer, composer, performer and curator of electronic music. As a producer/composer, Britt fuses his knowledge of music history from many cultures and genres with electronic compositions, which redefine and re-contextualizes the past into the present. Britt has remixed and produced many diverse artists including Miles Davis, Femi Kuti, Angelique Kidjo, King Sunny Ade as well as scoring commercials for Rolex and L’oreal Paris. From cutting his craft as the wax poetic for the GRAMMY Award winning Digable Planets to traveling solo in different cities and countries, Britt is bringing cultures together through his eclectic taste and live improvised dance/experimental sets.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51632a81846a7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/jamaica-bay-sunset-ecology-cruise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/jamaica-bay-sunset-ecology-cruise Date: June 23, 2013

Enjoy a three-hour narrated cruise aboard the 100-foot boat “Golden Sunshine.” Visit backwater marshes near JFK Airport, and learn about the 13,000-acre Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Includes wine & cheese, fruit, snacks. To register, contact Don Riepe. Limited to 140 people.
Presented by NYC Audubon & Gateway NRA.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 371-8577

Location: Pier 4 (in Sheepshead Bay Piers)

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B393 Sheepshead Bay Piers 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5837, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e2e7421263.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let’s Dance!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 23, 2013

Learn to dance like a pro at salsa, cha-cha and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515484f8c83d4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Festival of New Plays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/uptown-festival-of-new-plays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/uptown-festival-of-new-plays Date: June 23, 2013

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to once again partner with the People’s Theatre Project on an exciting four-day festival of new plays. Admission to the festival is pay-what-you-can and each performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, director and actors.

Play Schedule

June 19th @ 7pm – OUT THERE by Lina Sarrello

Two rafters, two soldiers of the revolution, a flight dispatcher and a pilot try to find answers beyond the horizon

June 20th @ 7pm - MALVADO by Jason Ramirez

A Nuyorican family drama chronicling the generational conflicts present in Latino families in the Bronx of the 1970s.

June 21st @ 7pm – DIRTY BLOOD by Stacy Osei-Kuffour

A racially tense triangle is created, when two Louisiana detectives, one white one black, interrogate a black teacher on the disappearance of one of her students. We find out that nobody is clean.

June 22nd @ 7pm – THE MOSQUITO NET by Kimberly del Busto

A multimedia testimony play examining human rights controversies in contemporary Cuba

June 23rd @ 3pm – SOUTH BRONX v. HOLLYWOOD by Carlos J. Serrano

A South Bronx community discovers there is a thin line between truth and stereotype as a Hollywood company arrives to film Fort Apache: The Bronx.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Full Strawberry Moon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/full-strawberry-moon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/full-strawberry-moon Date: June 23, 2013

Enjoy the night as a ranger guides you along the West Pond Trail on a full moon night. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a flashlight.
(1.5 miles)

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e33d656612.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 23, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 24, 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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2013-06-24 2013-06-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/tai-chi-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/tai-chi-mornings Date: June 24, 2013

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park, Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/highland-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/highland-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: June 24, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Highland Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothes that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech Lead at the corner of Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 24, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/flow13 Date: June 24, 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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-chess Date: June 24, 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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 24, 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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 24, 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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-games Date: June 24, 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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 24, 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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner Italian Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class Date: June 24, 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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner Italian Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class1 Date: June 24, 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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: June 24, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 24, 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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-piano Date: June 24, 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.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

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

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 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents Invasion of the Body Snatchers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: June 24, 2013

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

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Director: Don Siegel

Dr. Miles Bennell discovers that local residents are being replaced with alien look-alikes and sets out to figure out the cause of this strange invasion.

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 5:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 24, 2013

Join us for ballroom dance lessons. Finale will feature The Nick Russo Latin Jazz Quintet.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Talk: Beyond the High Line: Transforming Philadelphia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/talk-beyond-the-high-line-transforming-philadelphia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/talk-beyond-the-high-line-transforming-philadelphia Date: June 24, 2013

The High Line gets a lot of hype, but it is just one example of the many ways community leaders and creative thinkers are re-imagining public space.

Stop by for the launch of this year’s Beyond the High Line, a series of free talks about adaptive reuse projects around the world. The first talk features the Reading Viaduct, a 4.7-mile-long railway traveling through Philadelphia. Beginning in 1893, the railway carried both passengers and mail to and from the Reading Terminal, in downtown Philadelphia. When the railway ceased operations in the 1980s, nature took over, covering the tracks with wild grasses and self-seeded shrubs.

Paul Levy, of Center City District, will present plans for his business improvement district’s vision of a Philadelphia destination centered around a transformed Reading Viaduct. Leah Murphy, of Interface Studio, will speak on behalf of VIADUCTgreene, an advocacy group that seeks to preserve the viaduct’s historical industrial character and existing self-seeded landscape.

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required. A free reception with the speakers will follow the presentation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142089b0d2da.png Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/outdoor-strength Date: June 24, 2013

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Blue Note Jazz Festival: YASIIN BEY (fka Mos Def) and openers TBD / Produced By Jill Newman Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/blue-note-jazz-festival-yasiin-bey-fka-mos-def-and-openers-tbd-produced-by-jill-newman-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/blue-note-jazz-festival-yasiin-bey-fka-mos-def-and-openers-tbd-produced-by-jill-newman-productions Date: June 24, 2013

The Blue Note Jazz Festival & Jill Newman Productions are very disappointed to announce, that due to scheduling conflicts beyond his control, Yasiin Bey will not be able to perform his June 24 SummerStage concert.

There will not be a replacement act. The venue will be closed on June 24th.

One of the most versatile artists of his time, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) has become an international sensation in theater, film, television, and the music industry. Bey began his professional music career as Mos Def in 1994. Since that time, he has worked both as a solo artist and in collaboration with artists such as Talib Kweli, Kanye West, The Roots, The Black Keys, and many others. He has received six GRAMMY nominations, including Best Rap Album in 2010 for his newest release, The Ecstatic, which debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart. Also, in 2012 The Source ranked Bey as number 23 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51769806c7400.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: June 24, 2013

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria's Waterfront Independence Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/central-astorias-waterfront-independence-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/central-astorias-waterfront-independence-celebration Date: June 24, 2013

Central Astoria presents its Annual Independence Celebration featuring the Queens Symphony Orchestra followed by a spectacular Grucci Fireworks display!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519a6630390d0.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 24, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 25, 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 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 25, 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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2013-06-25 2013-06-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:16:10 EDT