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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:32:45 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[¡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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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