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 17:16:10 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[Shape Up NYC: Nia with Creator Debbie Rosas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/shape-up-nyc-nia-with-creator-debbie-rosas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/shape-up-nyc-nia-with-creator-debbie-rosas Date: July 10, 2013

Experience a new, cutting-edge fitness practice: Nia. This special edition of the class is led by creator Debbie Rosas.

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance and yoga. Typically Nia classes consist of 55 minutes of movement to diverse music. Every Nia class has seven cycles beginning with a focus and intent, combining 52 moves that correspond with the body's base, core and upper extremities.

Bring your own mat. Classes are limited to 75 people on a first come, first served basis.

Nia classes are offered every Wednesday for free through Shape Up NYC.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Pier 64

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2013-07-10 2013-07-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7505, -74.009 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d2eb9f44ffa.JPG Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill Date: July 10, 2013

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week, come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 6:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb41b5a5eac.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: July 10, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/sunset-yoga Date: July 10, 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 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff313f1ad4.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Neighborhood Music Concerts and Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams Date: July 10, 2013

Dance to music from the hood and join in playing during Jam Time.

July 10 - Dave Fields and Friends – NYC Blues & Soul

July 17 – Grupo Loisaida – Latin Sounds

July 24 - Paul Shapiro & Friends - Jazz It Up

July 31 - Min Xiao-Fen’s Blue Pipa Trio with Steve Salerno & Stomu Takeishi – From Harlem to Shanghai and Back!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[The Pasofino Social Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/the-pasofino-social-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/the-pasofino-social-club Date: July 10, 2013

Enjoy the sounds of Latin music with this popular band.

Sponsored by Council Member Erik M. Dilan

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[DJ Kool Herc]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/dj-kool-herc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/dj-kool-herc Date: July 10, 2013

DJ Kool Herc is considered by many to be the “The Founder of Hip-Hop Culture.” In the early stages of Hip-Hop music, he brought his sound system to block parties in the Bronx and began playing the brief rhythmic sections of records which would become known as “breaks.” Using the two-turntable set-up of the disco DJs, Kool Herc’s style led to the use of two copies of the same record to elongate the break. This breakbeat DJing, using hard Funk, Rock, and records with Latin percussion, formed the basis of Hip-Hop music. DJ Kool Herc’s music along with his announcements to his dancers, called B-Boys and B-Girls, helped pave the way to what everyone now knows as Hip-Hop.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c29a6ecc50.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Fat Joe / Cuarto Poder / Los Rakas in association with LATIN Alternative Music Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/tego-caldern-cuarto-poder-los-rakas-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/tego-caldern-cuarto-poder-los-rakas-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference Date: July 10, 2013

As one of the best MCs in the world during the past decade, very few MCs have matched Fat Joe's longevity. There are only a handful of rap artists who can claim the commercial success and street credibility of the Terror Squad Don. Throughout his career, Fat Joe has obviously been cut from the cloth of supreme mic holders. He’s held his own on songs with modern day legends such as Big Pun and Big L, the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Grand Puba and one of the greatest collection of Masters of Ceremonies to ever assemble, D.I.T.C. Fat Joe has sold over two million albums, discovered some of the best artist in the rap game (Big Pun, Remy Ma, etc.), been nominated for two Grammy awards, and has achieved commercial and critical success.

One of the biggest names in Latin American Hip-Hop, Cuarto Poder built a reputation in Venezuela as leading MCs before releasing their US debut album In Tha House, which features their signature “Criollo Rap" style, fusing street lyrics with folk verses and traditional rhythms. Most recently, Cuarto Poder had the music featured on the MTV series, Washington Heights. Since forming on the gritty streets of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, they’ve shared the stage with Latin America’s top acts, from Calle 13 to Tego Calderon and Gustavo Cerati to Molotov.

Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich & Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound. Known for their fresh mix of Hip-Hop, Plena, Reggae and Dancehall music with both Spanish and English lyricism, Los Rakas represent the cutting edge of Pan-American flows. Taking their name from the Panamanian word “Rakataka” – a negative slur used to describe someone from the ghetto – Los Rakas have set out to both inspire fellow “Rakas” by empowering them to become successful despite their circumstances, turning the current Latin Hip-Hop world on its head. In 2012, Los Rakas released their EP, Raka Love, touring nationally and internationally. They are set to introduce their next project, a double album, Soy Raka presents Los Rakas: El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo, later this year.

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 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51967d6f05ecc.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Rene Marie’s “Experiment in Truth”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/mad-sq-music-rene-maries-experiment-in-truth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/mad-sq-music-rene-maries-experiment-in-truth Date: July 10, 2013

Rene Marie, the award winning singer whose style incorporates elements of jazz, soul, blues and gospel, has quickly become a heroine to many; a woman of great strength exuding stamina and compassion; often explaining how finding her voice and self through singing gave her the courage to leave an abusive marriage.

Releasing Experiment in Truth in 2007 as a self-produced and self-released album with Kevin Bales (piano), Rodney Jordan (bass), Quentin Baxter (drums) recorded within a recital hall at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. The concept behind the project was to create authentic live sound without stopping or starting countless times, recording 11 songs for the unique album.

Rene Marie has received several awards throughout her career including Best International Jazz Vocal CD (besting Cassandra Wilson and Joni Mitchell) by the Academie Du Jazz (Paris, France). She has graced the Billboard charts multiple times propelling her to headliner status at major festivals in the US & abroad including the prestigious Women In Jazz Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival (Scotland), Shanghai Jazz Festival (China) among many others.

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 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a90f6e3d79.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/sunset-pilates Date: July 10, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music at Wave Hill: Garifuna International Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-garifuna-international-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-garifuna-international-band Date: July 10, 2013

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes live music performed by Bronx musicians on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades. Tonight’s performers, veteran Afro-Central American musicians who now live in New York City, are one of the best bands specializing in traditional punta, punta rock, paranda and other Garifuna rhythms. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb42d1aa226.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: A Screaming Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: July 10, 2013

For the 15th anniversary of Outdoor Cinema, Film Forum joins Socrates Sculpture Park for the first time to become primary programmers of the eight-week international film festival. Presented by Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T, in collaboration with Film Forum and Rooftop Films, Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food.

Outdoor Cinema 2013 includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. The festival kicks off on July 3rd with a new American film to welcome Independence Day weekend: Our Nixon, a feature-length documentary directed by Penny Lane, first debuted in March at SXSW and to be released in theaters in July 2013. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States – selected by Karen Cooper, Director, and Mike Maggiore, Programmer and Publicist, Film Forum, and Dan Nuxoll, Program Director, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Artistic Director, Rooftop Films.
In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6pm-8pm, we will also offer free sunset paddling sessions from the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at Hallets Cove, just north of the park.
Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.
July 10: A SCREAMING MAN (CHAD)
2010, 92 mins. Written & Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.
Ironically titled, this drama set in Chad follows the fortunes of Adam, a former swimming champion, now a 60-year-old “pool man” at a tourist hotel. Tensions between Adam and his grown son are exacerbated when the former loses his job to the younger man and his fragile world begins to crumble. The country’s endless civil war plays a decisive role in defining the two men’s psychic reality in this smart, subtle, and deeply moving story of modern Africa. Winner, Jury Prize, 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Curated by Film Forum.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d46f691bba2.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 10, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

This event is sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/new-york-philharmonics-concerts-in-the-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/new-york-philharmonics-concerts-in-the-parks Date: July 10, 2013

The New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks, a popular New York tradition, is back for its 48th year. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five outdoor concerts throughout the boroughs featuring Principal Cello Carter Brey. Music under the stars with family and friends makes for a perfect summer evening. And it's free — join us!

Scheduled Program:
Tchalkovsky, Symphony No. 4
Respighi, Fountains of Rome
Respighi, Pines of Rome

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Long Meadow Ballfields (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 8:00 pm 40.6615, -73.9744 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Hotel Transylvania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/hotel-transylvania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/hotel-transylvania Date: July 10, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

The film for July 10 is Hotel Transylvania. At the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters--Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more--to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem--but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: St. James Park

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X044 St. James Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 8:00 pm 40.8659, -73.8982 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars Date: July 10, 2013

This year’s theme: Song & Dance. Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies. Open Captioned. Movie begins at dusk.

Gold Diggers of 1933 (’33) - 97 minutes

Millionaire turned composer Dick Powell rescues unemployed Broadway people with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Writers: Erwin S. Gelsey (screenplay), James Seymour (screenplay)
Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b080cb1e81.jpg Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks: Silver Linings Playbook]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/river-flicks-silver-linings-playbook http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/river-flicks-silver-linings-playbook Date: July 10, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook (Rated R)

Former substitute teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) tries to put his life back together after being released from a psychiatric institution and learns to cope with his bipolar disorder.

Free popcorn served. Movie starts at sunset.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2013-07-10 2013-07-10 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Can't Hardly Wait]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/summerscreen-cant-hardly-wait http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/10/summerscreen-cant-hardly-wait Date: July 10, 2013

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

High school seniors celebrate their graduation at a house party that turns into a night they will never forget.

Snacks and drinks available. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-07-10 2013-07-10 8:30 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:16:10 EDT