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 12:10:45 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[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/food-truck-rally1 Date: May 26, 2013

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 26, 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 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/bryant-park-games Date: May 26, 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 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 26, 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 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 26, 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 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: May 26, 2013

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clearing in the Forest: Dancing Bird Tales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/a-clearing-in-the-forest-dancing-bird-tales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/a-clearing-in-the-forest-dancing-bird-tales Date: May 26, 2013

Join the Leaf Arrow Storytellers for some interactive fun and bonding with the Park’s land and your family! Listen and dance to stories about the special relationship Native Americans have with birds like those you find in Central Park and revel in the bond we all have with the natural world and its feathered beings.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 26, 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 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus Presents: Legendarium - A Journey into Circus Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/big-apple-circus Date: May 26, 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: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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2013-05-26 2013-05-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7309, -73.7739 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/archery Date: May 26, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength!

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Lenape Playground (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 1:00 pm 40.6065, -73.9263 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/basic-canoeing Date: May 26, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Skill Levels:

  • Basic: Great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.
  • Intermediate: Some experience preferred.
  • Advanced: Experience required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Oakland Lake Park (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 1:00 pm 40.7584, -73.7565 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House-2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: May 26, 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 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: May 26, 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 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/512cf7fddfa51.JPG Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: May 26, 2013

Musical Directions and the legendary NYC DJ Herbert Holler bring you a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages. Soulful House music is the cornerstone of this public dance-party, blended with classic R&B, Disco, Funk, Soul, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-05-26 2013-05-26 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Barrier Painting Design Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/rockaway-barrier-painting-design-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/rockaway-barrier-painting-design-competition Date: May 26, 2013

Please join us at the Dome to view the proposals and cast your vote for the Rockaway Barrier Painting Design Competition! The barriers will be placed along Shore Front Parkway from Beach 74th to Beach 107th Street to protect bicyclists and pedestrians. Volunteers will help paint designs on the barriers later this summer.

For more information, please visit our website.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 94th Street and Shore Front Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2013-05-26 2013-05-26 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5832, -73.8154 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/26/big-apple-circus1 Date: May 26, 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: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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2013-05-26 2013-05-26 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7309, -73.7739 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:45 EDT