NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:58:22 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[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: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: Parking Lot

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