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 10:11:46 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[Free Week at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 19, 2013

Use the new Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center for FREE the first week! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

See the Center for yourself. The old West 59th Street Recreation Center has been completely reconstructed and expanded with a new wing. Experience the indoor pool, gymnasium, computer room, locker rooms, and activity rooms. Fitness facilities have expanded to include a new cardio room and aerobic studio.

All are welcome!

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 am 9:30 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b8c00e8a143.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: June 19, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 19, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Cardio Boxing at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/cardio-boxing-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/cardio-boxing-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 19, 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 Cardio Boxing, a morning class designed to kick start your day! This introduction to boxing features both cardio and strength exercises and will take place in the new Aerobic Studio. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb96ed91615.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/erik-benson-the-park Date: June 19, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Bay Park, Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/little-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/little-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: June 19, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Little Bay Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event at the link below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Utopia Parkway & 14th Road (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7875, -73.7948 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 19, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/flow13 Date: June 19, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling 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 (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/catch-release-fishing Date: June 19, 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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M010 Central Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 19, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Captain Tilly Park

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 10:30 am 40.7121, -73.7989 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park Date: June 19, 2013

Tour Riverside Park South's open air gallery and see the 3rd year presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project. Seven sculptures by accomplished artists throughout all have information plaques with call in numbers to learn more.

Join us for an opening reception and tour with the artists on June 19th at 11am and an additional tour on September 14th at 11am.

June 2013 – May 2014 viewable during park hours.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155bf0af2924.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-chess Date: June 19, 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 19, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 19, 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-games Date: June 19, 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 19, 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 19, 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate French Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class Date: June 19, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 19, 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-piano Date: June 19, 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball at Gertrude Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/teen-volleyball-at-gertrude-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/teen-volleyball-at-gertrude-recreation-center Date: June 19, 2013

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

Teen, please join us for Teen Volleyball, open hours to practice the basics of volleyball, including serving, setting, hitting, spiking and blocking.

Practice will take place in the gymnasium.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 3:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb98886ea37.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Training at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/crosstraining-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/crosstraining-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 19, 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 our Cross-Training class, a high-intensity workout that combines cardio and strength exercises in a motivating group environment.

The program will take place in the new Aerobic Studio. All are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb9922d048f.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/bryant-park-after-work Date: June 19, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 19, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/family-capoeira Date: June 19, 2013

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Co Sponsors:
Northern Manhattan Parks and Bread and Yoga
More info at www.breadandyoga.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/checkmate-101 Date: June 19, 2013

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, is back at the Pier 1 Promenade to teach skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early.

Watch this great clip from NYC Media about Checkmate 101.

*There will be no Checkmate 101 on July 3rd.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: Harbor Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/history-tour-harbor-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/history-tour-harbor-connections Date: June 19, 2013

Discover the multitude of ways the park has played a role in the history of transportation to and from the city.

Guide: Kathleen Husler, Historian

This tour requires you RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/sunset-yoga Date: June 19, 2013

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.
Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff313f1ad4.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Suzanne Vega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/mad-sq-music-suzanne-vega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/mad-sq-music-suzanne-vega Date: June 19, 2013

Suzanne Vega kicks off the 2013 Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series. Vega is an American singer-songwriter of rare poetic genius and emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observed the world with a clinically poetic eye,” Suzanne’s songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. Vega’s musical influences and favorites include Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Laura Nyro and The Smiths.

Her profound insight into the basics of human existence has earned her followers of all ages and walks of life. Vega was a staple at Lilith Fair since she performed as the very first artist and continued to frequent the festival throughout her career. Suzanne’s neo-folk style has speared the female, acoustic, folk-pop singer-songwriter movement that would include the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, and the Indigo Girls. Vega has continued to top the Billboard charts and won a Grammy Award for best album package including album cover, graphic arts and photography in 1990 for Days of Open Hand. Vega is “widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation,” (Biography Magazine).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a8ebb47688.jpg Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Festival of New Plays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/uptown-festival-of-new-plays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/uptown-festival-of-new-plays Date: June 19, 2013

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to once again partner with the People’s Theatre Project on an exciting four-day festival of new plays. Admission to the festival is pay-what-you-can and each performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, director and actors.

Play Schedule

June 19th @ 7pm – OUT THERE by Lina Sarrello

Two rafters, two soldiers of the revolution, a flight dispatcher and a pilot try to find answers beyond the horizon

June 20th @ 7pm - MALVADO by Jason Ramirez

A Nuyorican family drama chronicling the generational conflicts present in Latino families in the Bronx of the 1970s.

June 21st @ 7pm – DIRTY BLOOD by Stacy Osei-Kuffour

A racially tense triangle is created, when two Louisiana detectives, one white one black, interrogate a black teacher on the disappearance of one of her students. We find out that nobody is clean.

June 22nd @ 7pm – THE MOSQUITO NET by Kimberly del Busto

A multimedia testimony play examining human rights controversies in contemporary Cuba

June 23rd @ 3pm – SOUTH BRONX v. HOLLYWOOD by Carlos J. Serrano

A South Bronx community discovers there is a thin line between truth and stereotype as a Hollywood company arrives to film Fort Apache: The Bronx.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/arriba-community-dance-parties-at-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/arriba-community-dance-parties-at-the-high-line Date: June 19, 2013

Grab your friends and bring your dancing shoes – evenings of live Latin music and dancing are returning to the High Line this summer! Friends of the High Line is pleased to partner with HAI and Hudson Guild to host some of New York City’s best Latin bands at the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset.

Part of High Line Live! – a performance series at the High Line – ¡Arriba! nights in June, July, and August feature different live acts bringing their own energy, musical style, and flavor to our community dance parties.

Wednesday, June 19
Orlando Marin, the Last Mambo King, and his dynamic band from the Bronx kick off ¡Arriba! with traditional salsa and merengue rhythms that get visitors of all ages shaking to the beat of the timbales drums.

Wednesday, July 24
Liliana Araújo and her lively band Forró da Madame heat up ¡Arriba! with Brazilian forró, a popular dance and musical style marked by accordion, triangle, and zabumba bass drum beats.

Wednesday, August 21
Inspired by the guajiro musical rhythms of Cuba, N D’Lux of New York City offers a funky mix of son montuno, rumba, danzon, and timba styles to close out the ¡Arriba! series.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142054c141ba.png Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/frogwatch-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/frogwatch-usa Date: June 19, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you. Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required by phone or email.

  • Wed., April 17 at 7:00 p.m.: Nevada Ave parking lot, High Rock Park
  • Wed., May 22 at 8:00 p.m.: Greenbelt Nature Center, Buttonbush Swamp (The May 15 session has moved)
  • Wed., June 19 at 8:00 p.m.: Greenbelt Nature Center, Buttonbush Swamp

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Hezekiah Walker / Kevin Vassar / Shere Jones-Moffett in association with WLIB]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/hezekiah-walker-in-association-with-wlib http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/hezekiah-walker-in-association-with-wlib Date: June 19, 2013

For over 25 years, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir have spread the Gospel of Jesus to a variety of audiences, changing the lives of many around the world. They have performed and recorded with several major secular artists, including Celine Dion, Ray Charles, Brian McKnight, Justin Timberlake, Enrique Iglesias, Brandy and Baby Face to name a few. Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir have received numerous GRAMMY nominations for their fifteen critically acclaimed albums, including their wins for Live in Atlanta at Morehouse College and for Love is Live. With their nomination for the NAACP Image Award for Best Gospel Artist, Walker and the Love Fellowship Crusade Choir have further cemented themselves as a power player in the Gospel music world.

Kevin Vasser is Director of Worship and Arts at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. The Chicago native’s big break came during his trek as former lead singer of the Chicago-based gospel group, Youth Edition, comprised of his brother and two cousins. Over the years, the singer accumulated the aplomb and headship of a dynamic solo artist that clearly converted into a supreme debut release. He illuminated churchgoers across the nation with his debut solo So Glad, a plentiful and rich live recording filled with every style of music. His latest single is "Only you can Deliver."

Artist Website: http://sherijonesmoffett.emigospel.com

As a featured member of two of the most beloved Gospel ensembles of the past two decades----Donald Lawrence’s Tri-City Singers and the duo Ted & Sheri---Sheri Jones-Moffett carved a deep niche for herself in the hearts of Gospel music lovers long before the 2009 release of her solo debut, Renewed. The success of that project firmly established her as one of the great power vocalists of the contemporary Gospel age, while earning a GRAMMY nomination.

With her sophomore album, Power & Authority---LIVE In Memphis, Sheri confirms her status as a seasoned artist with trademark vocal inflections, distinct melodies, and life-changing messages.

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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6627, -73.9133 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163151d3b488.JPG Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA - Monthly Monitoring Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/frogwatch-usa-monthly-monitoring-sessions Date: June 19, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. FrogWatch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you. Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Registration required by phone or email.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 19, 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 2013-06-19 2013-06-19 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:46 EDT