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, 24 Apr 2014 11:03:12 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[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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 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, 24 Apr 2014 07:03:12 EDT