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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:55:34 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[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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<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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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<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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

End time:

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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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

End time:

Contact phone:

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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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

End time:

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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 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

End time:

Contact phone:

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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:34 EDT