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, 22 Dec 2014 13:07:25 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[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Dirty Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-dirty-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-dirty-dancing Date: August 18, 2014

Join us for a free screening of this iconic dance film with magnificent music and choreography

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d939d9e05f2.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Monsters, Inc.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-night-monsters-inc-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-night-monsters-inc-g Date: August 19, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.6845, -73.7808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88d1a9cd7b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 19, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58, -73.8288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c80723ada.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Movie at Crocheron Park: "Monsters University"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/movie-at-crocheron-park-monsters-university http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/movie-at-crocheron-park-monsters-university Date: August 19, 2014

In this Disney film, Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, although this was not always the case. When they first met, they disliked one another but in this movie, Mike and Sulley overcome their differences and they became best of friends.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:40 EST
<![CDATA[Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/frozen Date: August 19, 2014

Come to a movie night for the family to enjoy.

Movie begins at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Flushing Meadows Corona Park Movie Night: Mary Poppins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/flushing-meadows-corona-park-movie-night-presents-mary-poppins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/flushing-meadows-corona-park-movie-night-presents-mary-poppins Date: August 20, 2014

This 1964 movie combines songs, color, and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children, and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her xtraordinary magical powers.

Bring your own chair or blanket.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7422, -73.8505 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Microcosmos]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/outdoor-cinema-microcosmos http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/outdoor-cinema-microcosmos Date: August 20, 2014

As part of its Outdoor Cinema 2014 season, Socrates Sculpture Park will be screening Microcosmos, a French film directed by Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou. Microcosmos features some of the most gorgeous macro-photography of insects ever put on screen. Shooting with custom cameras and lenses that took three years to develop, the filmmakers turn a French meadow into an otherwordly adventure as its denizens—a seemingly infinite variety of bugs—crawl, fly, creep, and leap. This is an amazing voyage into a surprising and often humorous miniature universe, a surreal, wordless visual treat for children and adults alike. More here.

Pre-screening performances and food begin at 7pm; screening begins at sundown.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international film festival that takes place every Wednesday evening in July and August. Focusing on a different country or culture each screening, this program invites visitors to picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the waterfront breeze, and watch exceptional international films on an outdoor screen.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e288bc0814f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:54 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Mary Poppins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-movie-series-mary-poppins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-movie-series-mary-poppins Date: August 20, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In the Disney classic Mary Poppins, a magical nanny brings supercalifragilisticexpialidocious moments to her new household. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7422, -73.8505 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c932f1fff.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:54 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Philadelphia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 21, 2014

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. This movie won two Oscars.

Rain date: August 28th

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 25, 2014

Fearless optimistic Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey. Bring a blanket or chair. We'll supply the popcorn.
Frozen, 2013, rated PG, 102 minutes

Rain date: August 26th

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-finding-nemo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-finding-nemo Date: August 25, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out for this charming animated feature.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d952769e3d8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:30 EST
<![CDATA[Disney's Hit Movie "Frozen"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/disneys-hit-movie-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/disneys-hit-movie-frozen Date: August 26, 2014

Enjoy Disney's hit movie under the stars.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Little Giants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-movie-night-little-giants-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/summer-movie-night-little-giants-pg Date: August 26, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Pembroke Avenue Community Garden

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2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7707, -73.7341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88db1dea18.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Movie at Crocheron park: "Europa Report"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/movie-at-crocheron-park-europa-report http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/movie-at-crocheron-park-europa-report Date: August 26, 2014

Come watch a free family fun movie!

An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately-funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

Bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:40 EST
<![CDATA[Disney's Movie "Frozen"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/disneys-movie-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/disneys-movie-frozen Date: August 27, 2014

Come and enjoy Disney's Oscar-winning movie "Frozen".

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:17 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 27, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5caba664c0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Umberto D. & Pussy Riot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/outdoor-cinema-umberto-d-pussy-riot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/outdoor-cinema-umberto-d-pussy-riot Date: August 27, 2014

As part of its Outdoor Cinema 2014 season, Socrates Sculpture Park will be screening the Italian film Umberto D., directed by Vittorio De Sica. A neorealist masterpiece from De Sica (The Bicycle Thief), Umberto D.follows a few days in the life of the title character, a retired bureaucrat: the police break up his pensioners’ strike; a canteen hostess catches him feeding his lunch to his dog, Flike; his landlady threatens him with eviction; a sympathetic young maid reveals she’s pregnant; and pride quashes his attempts to beg in front of the Pantheon. Umberto D. is bursting with life – a heartfelt tale of a man struggling to hold onto his dignity in the face of ageism and a changing, postwar Italy.

Following Umberto D. will be Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, with filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin in person. Rated R for explicit sexual content. Not appropriate for audiences under 17.

Directed by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer tells the story of Russian punk-rock activists Pussy Riot--Katia, Masha, and Nadia--who staged a balaclava-masked performance at a Moscow cathedral (protesting the head of the Orthodox Church for supporting Putin's campaign) and earned the wrath of the regime. Their arrest and trial for "hooliganism" against the church follows. A fascinating documentary portrait of a courageous, defiant collective whose impact continues to be felt worldwide.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international film festival that takes place every Wednesday evening in July and August. Focusing on a different country or culture each screening, this program invites visitors to picnic on the grass, see musical and dance performances, enjoy the waterfront breeze, and watch exceptional international films on an outdoor screen.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e28cd23ac61.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:55 EST
<![CDATA[Movie Night at Crocheron Park: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/movie-night-at-crocheron-park-despicable-me2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/05/movie-night-at-crocheron-park-despicable-me2 Date: September 5, 2014

Join us and watch an outdoor movie for free! Please bring along a blanket or low chair.

In Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:55 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-05 2014-09-05 8:00 pm 9:55 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:41 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-summer-movie-series-frozen-rescheduled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-summer-movie-series-frozen-rescheduled Date: September 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

NYC Parks is showing a free movie at B.108th Street Hockey Rink in Rockaway Beach! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3303

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Documentary on Women in Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-women-in-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/08/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-women-in-space Date: October 8, 2014

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries—comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program and features the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians, and astronauts — the new group of pioneers who continue to make small but significant steps forward.

After the film, Rori Baldari, Amateur Astronomer’s Association will give a brief talk followed by stargazing (weather permitting).

Rori Baldari has been stargazing since 1970, when she got her first telescope as a Christmas gift from her mother. One of her earliest inspirations was Dr. Carolyn Porco, leader of the Rings Imaging Team on the Voyager mission to the outer planets. As a Board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association Of NY, Rori is very active in public outreach and enjoys showing the night sky to anyone willing to step up to the eyepiece.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 349-0444

Location: A.R.R.O.W. Field House

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Q470 A.R.R.O.W. Field House 2014-10-08 2014-10-08 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7558, -73.9263 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54104cf8e7dcf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Peace Through Understanding: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/peace-through-understanding-the-196465-new-york-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/26/peace-through-understanding-the-196465-new-york-worlds-fair Date: October 26, 2014

Filmmakers Terri Marlowe and Curtis Cates’ documentary, Peace Through Understanding: The 1964/65 New York World’s Fair, interweaves recollections of numerous World’s Fair participants with archival footage, photos, and period music for a behind-the-scenes and historical account of the event. It incorporates three main themes: it is a story of dreams realized and not; it conveys the feeling of a city built and torn down; and it illuminates the small world of peace through understanding which was envisioned but not achieved.

Rather than a stock “day-at-the-fair” movie, the story is told from numerous viewpoints by the men and women who were there and involved at many levels (pavilion owners, operators and employees. representatives of the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair Corporation, fairgoers, historians, collectors, and curators). They offer insights not only into the Fair, but into the times in which it occurred. The film incorporates their reminiscences and insights into the historical context of the event, and the site itself, as it evolved from an ash dump to the 1939/40 New York World’s Fair, to the temporary headquarters of the United Nations, to the 1964/65 World’s Fair and then, in 1967, to its current state as a New York City park.

Film by BBQ Productions, 90-minutes.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-10-26 2014-10-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f620549bd24.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:56 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Documentary on Women in Comedy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-women-in-comedy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/29/arts-culture-fun-screening-of-women-in-comedy Date: October 29, 2014

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries—comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. Contemporary comics talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 471-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2014-10-29 2014-10-29 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54104efbdd4c6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST