NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:22:17 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> Date: May 23, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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<![CDATA[Birding Tours at Bryant Park]]> Date: May 23, 2013

Discover the varieties of birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours. Presented in partnership with the New York City Audubon Society.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 'wichcraft coffee kiosk (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Children Under The Stars Art Showcase]]> Date: May 23, 2013

The "Children Under The Stars" showcase is an exhibition of artwork that Parks Afterschool children have produced throughout the year. Their works' will be on display from 6pm-8pm at Hansborough Recreation Center for public viewing. Light refreshments will be served during this time.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> Date: May 23, 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[LOCATION CHANGE: Celebrate Brooklyn! Old School Funk & Hip-Hop Dance Party]]> Date: May 23, 2013

Due to rain, the event has moved to the Bell House.

Bridging the gap between Prince and Dr. Dre, Zapp's bass-heavy beats and infectious talk box melodies will take you back to a time when funk ruled and hip-hop was just starting to explode on the scene. Discovered by members of Parliament Funkadelic in 1979, the group produced such massive hits as “More Bounce to the Ounce” and “Computer Love” and has been sampled by artists from 2Pac to Jay-Z. So hop in your lowrider and prepare for the funk, as we celebrate the legacy of Zapp. To get you warmed up, D-Nice will rock the house with his signature DJ mix that has been heard from Santos Party House to Obama’s Inaugural Ball. A hip-hop dance lesson by Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie (Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, and Joffrey Ballet School) will start the party.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bell House

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