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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:08:55 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 Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-piano Date: May 21, 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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<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: May 21, 2013

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

Supplies:

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Hershey Track and Field Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/hershey-track-and-field-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/hershey-track-and-field-games Date: May 21, 2013

For more than 35 years the games have inspired youth to be their best while having fun with every run, jump and throw. Ages 9-14 are eligible to participate. All participants required to complete local entry form signed by parent/guardian and birth document submitted to event coordinator.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0296

Location: De Witt Clinton Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 21, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: May 21, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/central-park-circuit Date: May 21, 2013

Get fit this summer with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. All fitness levels welcome. Space is limited to 20 participants per class on a first come, first served basis. Ages 18+.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: May 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-21 2013-05-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:08:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/big-apple-circus1 Date: May 21, 2013

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze. A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise. An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors. A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability. The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop. The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks. A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms. Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts. Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks. And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages.

The Big Top is air–conditioned in warm weather. The show runs for just over 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.

Call or visit our website to purchase tickets early. The Circus Box Office, located in front of the Big Top at Cunningham Park, will open Saturday, May 18th Tues–Fri, 10am–8pm; Sat–Mon, 10am–6pm. For groups of 15 people or more or for inquiries about wheelchair–accessible seating or for any additional information please call the Ticket Info Line at (800) 922-3772.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/21/bryant-park-poetry Date: May 21, 2013

Reading Room Poetry with Joan Larkin, Bob Hershon, Liz Swados and Charles North.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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