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 02:56:49 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[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 22, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/greenbelt-peepers Date: May 22, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather permitting] for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/big-apple-circus Date: May 22, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-chess Date: May 22, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 22, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 22, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-games Date: May 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 22, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 22, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/bryant-park-piano Date: May 22, 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[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/big-apple-circus1 Date: May 22, 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[FrogWatch USA - Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/22/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: May 22, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you. Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required by phone or email.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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