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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:09:37 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 Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-chess Date: May 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 24, 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/2013/05/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-games Date: May 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 24, 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[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 24, 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. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Shaping Up has never been this easy. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 24, 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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<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/walk-nyc-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/walk-nyc-schmul-park Date: May 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 (unless otherwise noted).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 26 (in Schmul Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-piano Date: May 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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<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/natures-helpers Date: May 24, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 24, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Please call (212) 382-2255 to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: May 24, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/nature-on-the-go Date: May 24, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Book Club: The Tale of Despereaux]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/book-clubthe-tale-of-despereaux http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/book-clubthe-tale-of-despereaux Date: May 24, 2013

The story of a mouse, a princess, some soup and a spool of thread. Reading, discussion and arts activity relating to the story.

Parents and kids welcome together.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-24 2013-05-24 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bdbeaedb4a.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:09:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/24/big-apple-circus1 Date: May 24, 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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