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 20:07:40 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> Date: May 29, 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]]> Date: May 29, 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[Bryant Park Author Series]]> Date: May 29, 2013

Reading Room Author Series: Ben Mezrich, Straight Flush: The True Story of five College Kids Who Dealt Their Way to a Billion-Dollar Empire and How It All Came Crashing Down.

Another sure bet of a book by the bestselling author who dealt us The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Screening: The Revolutionary Optimists]]> Date: May 29, 2013

In partnership with Emmy award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, Arts, Culture & Fun presents The Revolutionary Optimists.
Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned-social entrepreneur, has sewn hope in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become leaders in improving health and transforming their communities for the better.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Trellising 101: Save Space and Increase Production]]> Date: May 29, 2013

Space is in short supply in NYC, and when you can't grow out you need to grow up! Join us at East New York Farms and learn how to make the most of your garden. The workshop will cover the basics on how to make rock-solid trellises for your tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, beans, cucumbers, bitter melon, and more.

Please RSVP.

Grow to Learn registered schools may request soil, compost, and lumber for fall delivery.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8073

Location: Hands and Heart Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Tour: High Line Design with James Corner Field Operations]]> Date: May 29, 2013

The High Line’s design was created by a visionary team led by James Corner Field Operations, with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Piet Oudolf.

Join landscape architect Elizabeth Fain LaBombard, an associate at James Corner Field Operations, on a walking tour to learn about the High Line project, from concept through execution. Elizabeth will discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the elevated steel structure when designing and installing the landscape on the High Line.

This High Line Program is open to visitors of all ages. Purchase tickets below.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> Date: May 29, 2013

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first–hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At our All-New 35th Anniversary season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe’s Most Spectacular Circus Performers! The Big Apple Circus presents Dream Big in its annual engagement at Cunningham Park in Queens from Sunday, May 19th through Sunday, June 16th.

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!

Show Information:

Performers from around the world create joyful memories at the Big Apple Circus under the artistic direction of Guillaume Dufresnoy for the 2012–13 season show:

  • From the US, the Acrobuffos, the husband-and-wife clown team, bring gales of laughter to the Big Apple Circus with their slapstick comedy!
  • From Bulgaria, Andrey Mantchev takes to the skies in a solo trapeze act of mid-air flips and jaw-dropping catches!
  • From China, the all-female Dalian Acrobatic Troupe performs perilous poses of superior synchronization on bicycles!
  • From Canada, Daniel Cyr spirals and spins around the ring in a steel hoop of his own invention!
  • From Russia, breathtaking duo Desire of Flight (Valeriy Sychev and Malvina Abakarova) defies gravity in soaring stunts on aerial straps!
  • From Russia, Katerina is a lithe vision of grace wrapped and whirling in aerial silks!
  • From Argentina, Elayne Kramer astounds with a backbone as flexible as an archer’s bow!
  • From France and the Netherlands, Emily and Menno van Dyke combine the dramatic passion of tango with rhythmic juggling for a dance of flawless coordination!
  • From the US, Jenny Vidbel exudes pure pride with her handsome horses, prancing ponies, and perky pups!
  • From the US, John Kennedy Kane is a debonair ringmaster guiding you through the world of the circus!
  • From Hungary, the Quinterion Troupe demonstrates unparalleled power as sculpted men flip, throw, and catch a fearless maiden!
  • From China, Zhang Fan faces the ultimate test of balance, performing stunts of sheer strength on a swaying slack wire!

In his Big Apple Circus directing début is West Hyler who, along with Matt Williams as assistant director, presents an unforgettable show for all ages. John Lee Beatty, member of the Theater Hall of Fame, brings nearly four decades of New York experience as set designer. With a career spanning theatre, film, resorts, and dance, Mirena Rada returns with her stunning costume designs. Tony Award-winner Howell Binkley brings extensive experience and expertise as lighting designer. Five-time winner of the MAC Award for Technical Direction, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. As always, the Big Apple Circus Band enthralls under the musical direction of maestro Rob Slowik.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> Date: May 29, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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