NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:23:30 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 5, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-games Date: May 5, 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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 5, 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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 5, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Pets & Pals/Walk for Paws Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/pets-palswalk-for-paws-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/pets-palswalk-for-paws-party Date: May 5, 2013

Join us for a free day of family and pet fun. Games, rides, craft projects, pet adoption, pet walks, and a microchip clinic, animal demonstrations, and more. Free giveaways are included.

Registration is required for this event. Register online, or register onsite starting at 10:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Council Member Mark Weprin and Bobbi and the Strays.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155b5d22a9a9.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Hear The Ball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-hear-the-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/nyc-hear-the-ball Date: May 5, 2013

NYC Hear The Ball will provide components of education and awareness about a sport, Beep Baseball, that benefits those with vision disabilities. At this event the Long Island Bombers will compete against the New Jersey Lightning.

Beep Baseball is an adapted version of our national pastime, and with the beep of a ball and buzz of a base it enables athletes with vision disabilities to enjoy team competition. At this event spectators will witness athletic individuals who conquer their challenges and rely on the abilities that lie within. All are welcome and following the game there will be the opportunity to try out the sport of beep baseball.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Meadow Baseball Field 12 (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7912, -73.9579 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 5, 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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irish-dance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center-new-york-city-irish-dance-festival Date: May 5, 2013

The Irish Arts Center returns with its 12th annual much-loved celebration of traditional Irish dance and music, featuring performances by stars of the Irish dance world and NY area dance schools. Join in the fun with live music, workshops in traditional Irish dance for all skill levels, a singer’s circle, Irish language classes, face-painting, children’s craft table and more! This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51547a13f0857.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: May 5, 2013

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 5, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820s 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 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 5, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Author Talk and Book Signing: Defiant Brides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/author-talk-and-book-signing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/author-talk-and-book-signing Date: May 5, 2013

Listen to a discussion by Nancy Rubin Stuart, author of Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married, a 2013 selection of the History and Military Book Clubs and The Book of The Month Club.

Two wealthy teenagers defy their parents in the Revolutionary era by marrying political radicals, Benedict Arnold and Henry Knox. Benedict Arnold’s bride was the blonde Philadelphia belle, Peggy Shippen, “said to be the most beautiful woman in America.” Henry Knox’s wife was the stunning dark-eyed brunette Lucy Flucker, whose Loyalist family never spoke to her again. DEFIANT BRIDES captures how passion and marriage changed their lives of both young women -- one who assisted Arnold in his betrayal of America -- the other, who faithfully followed General Knox through the army camps of the Revolution while bearing and losing ten of young children.

Free, but advanced registration is required, call 212-923-8008 to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Overlook Concerts at Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/overlook-concerts-at-riverside-park Date: May 5, 2013

Riverside Park Conservancy present Spring Overlook Concerts, a series of musical performances.

Performance Schedule:

  • May 5 Columbia Wind Ensemble
  • May 12 French Cookin’ Blues Band
  • May 19 Orbit Brass Quintet of the Manhattan School of Music

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8093, -73.9669 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Good Coffeehouse @ The Old Stone House Presents The Yankee Rebels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/the-good-coffeehouse-the-old-stone-house-presents-the-yankee-rebels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/05/the-good-coffeehouse-the-old-stone-house-presents-the-yankee-rebels Date: May 5, 2013

The Old Stone House is delighted to welcome the roots music series, The Good Coffee House, to our House on the first Sunday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Great music, great snacks, great company.

Please join us on Sunday, May 5 for The Yankee Rebels!
The Yankee Rebels is made up by its 3 original members, Les Bayer on banjo and vocals, Dr. Dave Bressler on Mandolin and vocals, and Art Dekhayser on guitar and lead vocals. In addition, The band consists of Allen Cohen on bass and vocals, and Mark Farrell on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. They draw their material from traditional and contemporary bluegrass, as well as several original vocals and instrumentals.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-05-05 2013-05-05 4:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5154871b207ae.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:30 EDT