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, 17 Apr 2014 08:49:05 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[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 15, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: June 15, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kid's Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/kids-nature-hike-light Date: June 15, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of Drawing from Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/the-art-of-drawing-from-still-life-charcoal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/the-art-of-drawing-from-still-life-charcoal Date: June 15, 2013

Master charcoal, the ancient medium known as “Black Magic” while learning how to create expressive still life drawings. Design principles will be discussed including symmetry, negative space awareness, light and shade, and tonal assessment, along with other elements sure to enhance your compositional and drawing skills.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 15, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-chess Date: June 15, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 15, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-games Date: June 15, 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 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 15, 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 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 15, 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 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My park Day at Graniteville Quarry Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/its-my-park-day-at-graniteville-quarry-park Date: June 15, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Friends of Graniteville Quarry will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Graniteville Quarry. Volunteers will also be creating a wood chipped path leading up to the Rock Quarries.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 805-6322

Location: Graniteville Quarry Park

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R150 Graniteville Quarry Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6255, -74.1546 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art - Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: June 15, 2013

The Art of Drawing from Still Life: Master charcoal, the ancient medium known as "Black Magic" while learning how to create expressive still life drawings. Design principles will be discussed including symmerty, negative space awareness, light and shade, and tonal assessment, along with other elements sure to enhance your compositional and drawing skills.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Siempre Verde Garden Workshop: Living Plastic-Free]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/siempre-verde-garden-workshop-living-plasticfree-or-almost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/siempre-verde-garden-workshop-living-plasticfree-or-almost Date: June 15, 2013

Please join the Siempre Verde Garden as they talk about the total impact of our society's consumption of plastics, share ideas for minimizing or eliminating our personal use of plastic. They will be making homemade dish and floor soap, so bring a small jar to take some home with you. There will be more workshops like this in the future, bring your sustainable-living questions, tips & ideas for more workshops.

Workshop length: 1 hour (or longer if we're on a roll)

Fathers Welcome!!!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 504-6468

Location: Siempre Verde Garden

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2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.72, -73.9839 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: June 15, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

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 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Mobilization for Change Garden - Recycled Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/mobilization-for-change-garden-recycled-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/mobilization-for-change-garden-recycled-art-workshop Date: June 15, 2013

The Recycled Art workshop is free and open for all ages. We will supply a huge assorted lot of discarded/reusable items (phonebooks, soda bottles, household bottles, cardboard boxes, plastic toys, etc.) and with the help of glue, paint and wire something new and beautiful will arise.

For this first ever Recycled Art Workshop, participants can try their hand at making a Recycled Flower or a Recycled Musical Instrument, but of course, all ideas are welcome.

Participants in the Recycled Art workshop are invited to display their original artwork or demonstrate their handmade musical instrument in the garden and join us as we participate as one of the official "Make Music New York" sites on June 21st from 12:30 - 6:30. The Make Music New York/Mobilization Garden Event will feature live acoustic music from local performers (to be announced), refreshments and the recycle workshop will also be open from 1:00 - 7:30.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 665-3126

Location: Mobilization for Change

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2013-06-15 2013-06-15 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.7997, -73.9622 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pedal Stops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-pedal-stops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-pedal-stops Date: June 15, 2013

Bike New York & Bike and Roll partner to provide a Pedal Stop in Riverside Park providing rider-assistance-and-information stations open to all cyclists free of charge.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/basic-canoeing Date: June 15, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 378-2061

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/family-fun-day Date: June 15, 2013

Come out for a fun day with rides, arts and crafts, pet microchipping, giveaways and much much more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 15, 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 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Water, Water Everywhere!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere Date: June 15, 2013

Follow Prospect Park Audubon Center staff as they explore the wilds of Prospect Park. Look for the orange tent in the Nethermead.

Schedule:

  • 12 p.m. Introduction to Bird Watching. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. (Saturdays Only).
  • 1 p.m. Animal Encounter
  • 2 p.m. Nature’s Helpers
  • 3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Pond Prowl
  • 4 p.m. Discovery Tour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-kids Date: June 15, 2013

Justin the Magician visits!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Hattie Carthan 9th Annual Food Heritage Festival: Foods from the African Diaspora]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/the-hattie-carthan-9th-annual-food-heritage-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/the-hattie-carthan-9th-annual-food-heritage-festival Date: June 15, 2013

One of the most interesting things about the food of the African diaspora is how closely it connects the people who prepare it, often without them even realizing it. There are several characteristics that almost all cuisines of the African diaspora share: seasoning techniques; cooking techniques such as stewing and frying; the prevalence of starchy mashes or porridges eaten with stews and soups or on their own; Among African, Latin and Caribbean cuisines, ingredients are nearly identical, most likely due to the similarity in climate. Tropical foods such as plantains, cassava, coconuts and palm oil are staples in West African and Afro-Brazilian cooking. The distinctive ingredients of southern cuisine, as well as the styles of cooking them, have been common for centuries in Africa. We invite you to come meet our gardening pioneers and taste our Rich Heritage in the bountiful garden!

All dishes are home made – Much of our greens and salads are grown in the garden. Enjoy BBQ galore, Live blues music, Farm animals

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautiful Tree Bed Gardening with Brooklyn Botanic Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/beautiful-tree-bed-gardening-with-brooklyn-botanic-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/beautiful-tree-bed-gardening-with-brooklyn-botanic-garden Date: June 15, 2013

Help care for young street trees in East New York!

This fun, hands-on event will cover the basics of tree care and tree bed gardening. Together we will design and plant neighboring tree beds. Bring gloves and be ready to work with soil. Plants will be available to take with you for your own beautiful tree bed garden.

Please contact Maureen O'Brien at mobrien@bbg.org or 718-623-7385 to reserve a space.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7385

Location: Schenck and Livonia Avenues, East New York

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2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.666, -73.8872 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hubby Chubby Fun Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/hubby-chubby-fun-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/hubby-chubby-fun-run Date: June 15, 2013

Celebrate Father's Day with a fun filled day of silly races: 3-legged, Wheel Barrel, Potatoe Sack, Spin and Sparkle, Football Target and the Egg & Spoon are just some of the excitement. Children will also enjoy special Father's Day Arts & Crafts…and don't foget the highlight of the day, The Great Father's Day Pie Eating Contest.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: 1150 Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6195, -74.1074 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b5ca1564d71.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/forest-crew-training-session Date: June 15, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/big-apple-circus Date: June 15, 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: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Swamp Stories at High Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/swamp-stories-at-high-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/swamp-stories-at-high-rock Date: June 15, 2013

Sit by the swamp for a spell and enjoy a story about the critters that live nearby. Suitable for ages 3-6 with adult. Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: June 15, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: June 15, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's 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 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/family-day Date: June 15, 2013

Enjoy a free day of fun including games, crafts, music, contests and more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 1:00 pm 40.6948, -73.8216 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Opening Day at Padre Plaza Success Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/opening-day-at-padre-plaza-success-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/opening-day-at-padre-plaza-success-community-garden Date: June 15, 2013

Please join the Padre Plaza Success Community Garden on their opening day extravaganza event. Featuring live entertainment, face painting, healthy cooking demonstrations, garden and carpentry workshops, food and drinks and games.

Fathers are welcome!

Vendors: Citi Bank, Health First, The Osborne Association, Bronx Green-Up and more.

Sponsoered by: Padre Plaza Success Garden, The Osborne Association and Saint Ann's Cafe.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Padre Plaza, Success Garden

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2013-06-15 2013-06-15 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8079, -73.9174 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Activity Table at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg Date: June 15, 2013

While you enjoy a day at QBG, be sure to bring the kids over to the Children's Activity Table sponsored by TD Bank.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-15 2013-06-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51840c4a81fe8.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 Date: June 15, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Blooms, Bugs and Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/summer-blooms-bugs-and-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/summer-blooms-bugs-and-birds Date: June 15, 2013

Enjoy a walk around the refuge as we seek out some of the sights and sounds of summer. Butterflies, wildflowers and a variety of birds will put in appearances. You may wish to bring water as well as sun and insect protection (1.0 mile)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519d32eec574c.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13 Grand Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/flow13-grand-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/flow13-grand-opening Date: June 15, 2013

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance on Saturday, June 15 for the grand opening of FLOW.13, the annual summer art exhibition along the Island's southern waterfront. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while inviting visitors to interact with and care for the Park's island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum's Artists in the Marketplace program.

RIPA will celebrate FLOW.13 with family friendly activities designed to explore this year's installations. All five artists will be on hand to interact with visitors and discuss their projects -- for more information about the artists, visit flowartnyc.org. The afternoon will also feature light refreshments.

FLOW.13 is produced by the Randall's Island Park Alliance in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, with support from Made Event, producers of the Electric Zoo, NYC's largest electronic dance music festival held annually at Randall's Island Park.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7775

Location: Waterfront Pathways along Ward's Island (in Randall's Island Park),Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7818, -73.9295; 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party Date: June 15, 2013

This summer marks the ninth annual global beats festival with GlobeSonic Sound System, comprised of DJs Fabian Alsultany, Derek Beres and Bill Bragin.

GlobeSonic on the Hudson 9 will be the continuation of this epic, free outdoor dance party sponsored by The City Parks Department Summer on the Hudson. Joined by percussionist Jimmy Lopez, the trio will merge modern international sounds from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Jamaica and beyond on musical foundations found in EDM, dancehall, funk, electronica, house, and much more.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 2:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5193a2d1eb743.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Water Lore at Water's Edge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/water-lore-at-waters-edge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/water-lore-at-waters-edge Date: June 15, 2013

Presented as part of the Brooklyn Arts Council's Harborlore festival, we are proud to host Water Lore at the Water's Edge at the Pebble Beach section of the park!

Come to the waters’ edge to experience traditional stories, dances, drumming and rituals that teach diverse meanings of water; featuring Brooklyn artists from Hawaii, Brazil, Belize, Guyana and Haiti.

Rain date: Sunday, June 16, 4 pm - 8 pm

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/big-apple-circus1 Date: June 15, 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: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/family-camping Date: June 15, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play together. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit the link below on Wednesday, June 5.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Zombies / Django Django / Adam Green & Binki Shapiro / DJ sets by Modest P]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/the-zombies-django-django-adam-green-binki-shapiro-dj-sets-by-modest-p-summerstrand-panel-the-british-invasion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/the-zombies-django-django-adam-green-binki-shapiro-dj-sets-by-modest-p-summerstrand-panel-the-british-invasion Date: June 15, 2013

Hailing from St. Albans, and originating in 1961, The Zombies are a legendary English Rock band. Led by Rod Argent on piano and Colin Blunstone on vocals, the band scored US hits in the mid and late 1960s with “She’s Not There,” “Tell Her No,” and “Time of the Season.” Their 1968 album, Odessey and Oracle is ranked 80th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time." In 2011, The Zombies released their fifth studio album, Breathe Out, Breathe In. This latest album enhances the legacy of this monumental rock group with The Independent declaring, “…an authentic 1960s prog-pop tone is sustained through Argent's surging organ and sly piano, combined with the layered harmonies of Blunstone, whose voice seems impressively unravaged by time.”

Coming together in 2009, Django Django is a British group that met at art school in Scotland and has its roots planted in London, England. This adventurous Rock group melds indescribable electronic flourishes to live instrumentation. Consisting of four members, Django Django’s debut self-titled album, has been voted by Rolling Stone Magazine as 26th in its “50 Best Albums of 2012” list. Each track contains its own nation of harmonies, rhythms and textures. Django Django’s story looks set to be a long and compelling one. By banging together their thirst for adventure and their exacting high standards, they’ve produced an album that seems to have everything, but on which everything never seems too much.

Just one listen to Adam Green & Binki Shapiro is enough to become enchanted. With deceptively pretty arrangements that echo the emotions of late-sixties Folk-Pop and an easygoing rapport between singers, this duet's collaboration may seem like the perfect accompaniment to a sunny summer’s day, Southern-California style. But it works even better as a comforting soundtrack at the end of a dark, lonely night in the big city. The atmosphere the pair conjures up with strummed guitars and discreet layers of synths indeed suggests romantic possibility, but the lyrics are more sweetly melancholic, gently but candidly addressing betrayal, incipient heartbreak, and conjugal discord. It’s an approach that makes for compelling repeated listening, as the intimate dramas reveal themselves, and it’s one that surprised even Green and Shapiro as their self-titled debut album went on sale in January 2013.

A New Yorker by birth and Albanian by roots, deejay Modest P is best known for his long time Saturday night residency at the legendary East Village club Nublu. He is also known for being one of the founders of the seminal Easy Lover loft party and the now defunct Water Taxi Beach party in Long Island City, sharing the decks with world class DJs such as Carl Craig, Grandmaster Flash, Prins Thomas, and many more. He has performed at many venues in NYC and around the world. Modest P, or Petrit Pula as he is known by his real name also heads the Nublu record label.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 6:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5162dc2a85955.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[“Speak” Featuring Live Music by: Marla Mase and Tomás Doncker / Book/Lyrics by: Marla Mase / Choreography by: Adrienne Hurd / Directed by: Sara Berg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/speak-featuring-live-music-by-marla-mase-and-toms-doncker-book-lyrics-by-marla-mase-choreography-by-adrienne-hurd-directed-by-sara-berg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/speak-featuring-live-music-by-marla-mase-and-toms-doncker-book-lyrics-by-marla-mase-choreography-by-adrienne-hurd-directed-by-sara-berg Date: June 15, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Calvin Wiley
8:00 PM – Performance

“Speak” is a multi-media concert and dance piece inspired by the songs of artist Marla Mase's acclaimed album, Speak Deluxe. Combining live music, spoken word, dance and visual imagery, choreographer Adrienne Hurd melds contemporary and modern dance forms in this one of a kind show. Through Hurd's powerful portrayal of a woman's confinement, sexuality, body image, trauma, oppression and freedom, she celebrates the raw reality of the human condition as expressed through the eyes, bodies, and voices of women. Through the expressive movements of a troupe of seven dancers, each of whom has a distinct voice and tale in the mini-stories, the dancers will explore the archetypes that make up the idea of what it means to be a modern woman.

The music, co-written by Marla Mase and Tomás Doncker is an integral part of “Speak” and features elements of Rock-n-Roll with World Beat, Punk, Funk, Electronica, Reggae and Soul and will be performed live at each performance with both Mase and The Tomás Doncker Band.

Marla Mase is a writer/performer/producer/singer/songwriter from New York City. Her songs, a mix of World Beat, Spoken Word, Funk, R&B, Punk, Soul, and Classic Rock-n-Roll are infused with Global Soul, the signature sound of Tomás Doncker, her guitarist, co-writer and producer.

Tomás Doncker, a musician that has performed at SummerStage in 2012 with the production, Power of Trinity, has expanded his musical vision of “Global Soul” drawing influences from numerous musical sources, including East/West Africa and the Caribbean and fused them into something all his own.

Adrienne Hurd has performed in several Broadway shows and has also choreographed dance pieces for some of the world’s largest programs, such as The Ailey School Junior Division, Professional Performing Arts School, The United Arts Counsel, American Ballet Theatre summer intensives and Nomad Contemporary Ballet Company.

James Jankiewicz has been a filmmaker for over 20 years, having worked in all aspects of production and post-production. He is the founder of VideoBiopics, a full service production company dedicated to telling stories, and his background includes work on all kinds of films including features, corporate, sports, and the arts.

Sara Berg has been a director, producer, dramaturge and actor in theatre, radio, television and cabaret. She was Co-Artistic Director for the Titans Theatre Ensemble, and directed A Brief Night Out for Marla Mase and Tomás Doncker in 2012.

Master Class: Join acclaimed fitness and dance choreographer, Calvin Wiley for a high energy, stylistically diverse dance class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5162de4133b30.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Calexico, Susana Baca, Radio Jarocho & Akoko Nante Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/calexico-susana-baca-radio-jarocho-akoko-nante-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/calexico-susana-baca-radio-jarocho-akoko-nante-ensemble Date: June 15, 2013

The dark drama of Calexico's desert noir, a mix of traditional Latin sounds with Southwestern country, '50s jazz, and rock, “has proved that the borders between styles can be as blurrable, as mutable, and porous as those separating countries and cultures.” (Pitchfork) With the great Afro-Peruvian singer Susana Baca, whose “cool, distinct voice [is] as beautiful as any working in pop," (NY Times) and a wild collaboration between Mexican folklorists Radio Jarocho and the pan-African percussion and vocal group Akoko Nante Ensemble.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519fcb5449253.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 15, 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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M010 Central Park 2013-06-15 2013-06-15 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:49:05 EDT