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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:31:54 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[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/catch-release-fishing Date: June 18, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: June 18, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-chess Date: June 18, 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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 18, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 18, 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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-games Date: June 18, 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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 18, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 18, 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 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: June 18, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 18, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-piano Date: June 18, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park BookClub]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-bookclub Date: June 18, 2013

BookClub discussion led by Domenica Ruta on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.


Produced in partnership with Oxford Unifersity Press.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-knitting Date: June 18, 2013

Beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided. Call to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: June 18, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/knittingintermediate Date: June 18, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: June 18, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Library

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2013-06-18 2013-06-18 3:30 pm 40.7723, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519cd8b78c9b3.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Running Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/teen-running-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/teen-running-group Date: June 18, 2013

This mix of short distance runs and track-based exercises for teens along the beautiful Brooklyn Heights waterfront. Focus on form, stamina, and a love of running.

All classes led by Brooklyn Strength. For kids 13 years old and up. All fitness classes are one hour. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Track and Field at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/youth-track-and-field-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/youth-track-and-field-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 18, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is free for the first week it's open. No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for Youth Track and Field, an instructional program that teaches the basic skills needed to compete in track and field. The program will take place in the gymnasium. Kids and teens are welcome.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb93418ab91.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/boot-camp-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/boot-camp-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 18, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is FREE for the first week it's open! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for Boot Camp, an evening exercise class that mixes calisthenics, strength and cardio to increase muscle tone and drop body fat, held in the new Aerobic Studio. All are welcome!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb94f53b8ce.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 18, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/green-team Date: June 18, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: June 18, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/central-park-circuit Date: June 18, 2013

Get fit this summer with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. All fitness levels welcome. Space is limited to 20 participants per class on a first come, first served basis. Ages 18+.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: June 18, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: June 18, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/evening-yoga Date: June 18, 2013

This class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Dana Dane / Grand Puba / Hosted by Chubb Rock In association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/chubb-rock-dana-dane-in-association-with-wbls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/chubb-rock-dana-dane-in-association-with-wbls Date: June 18, 2013

New York-born rapper Dana Dane first displayed his talents as a member of a rap group, Kangol Crew, which he formed with classmate Slick Rick. Launching his solo career after graduating, his debut single “Nightmare,” offered hints of his talents. Known for his humorous rhymes and his eclectic fashion sense, Dane broke through commercially with his first full-length album, Dana Dane with Fame. The success of the album, established him as a powerful rapper and one of early Hip-Hop’s biggest personalities.

Hip-Hop legend and founding member of the seminal group Brand Nubian, Grand Puba has been a crucial participant in the Hip-Hop movement since its early days. Originally a member of the group Masters of Ceremony, he became the lead emcee of Brand Nubian in 1989. Although their upbeat music and positive lyrics tied them strongly to the Native Tongues movement (De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest etc.) Brand Nubian's politics and religion were always at the forefront of their music, paving the way for groups like Dead Prez, RZA & GZA (of Wu-Tang), Black Star, Brother Ali & countless others.

Chubb Rock, often compared to a Hip-Hop Barry White, dropped out of pre-med at Brown University to pursue his musical career. Regarded as one of the East Coast’s most dexterous rappers, he first appeared on the national Rap scene with his self-titled debut, Chubb Rock. His 1991 release, The One, reached #13 on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart that year. Three singles from that release made it to #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Single chart list that same year including, the classic song, “Treat Em Right,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Lost in the Storm.”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6627, -73.9133 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516440fb55660.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[The Airborne Toxic Event featuring the Calder Quartet with Ensemble LPR (Tito Muñoz, Conductor)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/the-new-york-pops-with-the-airborne-toxic-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/the-new-york-pops-with-the-airborne-toxic-event Date: June 18, 2013

The Airborne Toxic Event has gained a lot of attention for their lyrical arrangements, as well as their unique sound that can be described as a blend of Indie Rock music infused with a twist of classic orchestral arrangements. The five part band that formed in 2006 consists of Mikel Jollett, Steven Chen, Noah Harmon, Daren Taylor, and Anna Bulbrook, all of whose individual talents come together to create an impressive energy in their music and on stage. Their self-titled debut album topped Billboard’s “Heatseeker Chart” for an astounding 8 weeks, and the Los Angeles Times assures that it is easy to get “swept up in the boundless ambition” of the band’s second album All at Once. Their third album, Such Hot Blood, is set to release in 2013.

The Calder Quartet, called “superb” by The New York Times, defies boundaries through performing a broad range of repertoire at an exceptional level, always striving to channel the true intention of the work’s creator. Already the choice of many leading composers to perform their works, the group’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform, whether it’s classical or contemporary repertoire. Known for discovering, commissioning, recording and mentoring of some of today’s best emerging composers, the group continues to collaborate with artists across musical genres, spanning the ranges of the classical and contemporary music world.

Ensemble LPR is an elite assemblage of the finest New York-based concert musicians, personifying Le Poisson Rouge’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence. Members of the ensemble are graduates from the world’s most prestigious conservatory and university programs, and have performed at the Marlboro and Aspen Festivals and as a soloist with The New York Philharmonic and The New Jersey Symphony, to name a few accolades. There is no instrumentation too large or too small for the ensemble whose unyielding standard and rigorous devotion is to the music of the world’s finest living composers as much as it is to the common practice period of classical music and collaborations with artists of non-classical backgrounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5175834de3705.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Benefit Concert: The Roots & Jim James]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/benefit-concert-the-roots-jim-james http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/benefit-concert-the-roots-jim-james Date: June 18, 2013

Hip-hop and rock & roll come together as lead singer and songwriter of My Morning Jacket, Jim James, joins forces with the legendary crew,The Roots, for State of the Union: An evening of collaborative performances.

Frontman of one of the most acclaimed rock & roll bands in the world, Jim James' soulful songwriting and captivating voice have been the driving force behind My Morning Jacket for almost two decades. This year, James will release Regions of Light and Sound of God, his debut solo album.

Notorious for pushing the envelope, Grammy Award winning hip-hop crew, The Roots will join James for this evening of cross-genre jamming. Arguably the hardest working musicians in popular culture, hitting stages from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to Lincoln Center, The Roots have been named one of the greatest live acts by Rolling Stone.

Benfeit Concerts help support free shows at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519fd89e1e924.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Series: Bringing the Park to Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/green-series-bringing-the-park-to-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/green-series-bringing-the-park-to-life Date: June 18, 2013

Join BBP's President, Regina Myer, to learn how Brooklyn Bridge Park came about and how the park fits into the Mayor’s plan to sustainably transform the City’s waterfront into a world-class destination.

You must RSVP for this event.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Lecture Series presents: An Evening of Modern Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/arts-culture-fun-lecture-series-present-an-evening-of-modern-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/arts-culture-fun-lecture-series-present-an-evening-of-modern-art Date: June 18, 2013

The Museum of Modern Art educator Diana Bush will give a lecture focusing on highlights from the museum's collection by famous painters such as Diego Rivera, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Jacob Lawrence. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: An Evening of Modern Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/arts-culture-fun-an-evening-of-modern-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/arts-culture-fun-an-evening-of-modern-art Date: June 18, 2013

For the month of June the Arts, Culture & Fun Series will be collaborating with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for a special lecture conducted by their educator Diana Bush.

Diana Bush will be giving a lecture focusing on highlights from the museum’s collection by famous painters such as Diego Rivera, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Jacob Lawrence. Join us for this special lecture and experience an evening of modern art. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 7:00 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b9c8d66feb0.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/18/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 18, 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

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-18 2013-06-18 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:31:54 EDT