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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:15:51 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: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: July 11, 2013

Shaping Up has never been this easy. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun.

Please bring your own mat for this class.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Ebony Hillbillies (African-American String Band)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/barefoot-dancing-ebony-hillbillies-africanamerican-string-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/barefoot-dancing-ebony-hillbillies-africanamerican-string-band Date: July 11, 2013

The Ebony Hillbilles

As one of the last blackstring bands in the U.S.,and the only one currently based in NYC-the Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style that was a key element in the genesis of All American Music-Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock and Roll, and Country. The band, led by Henrique Prince {Violin,Vocals} and Norris Bennett {Banjo, Mountain Dulcimer,Guitar,Vocals} and including William ”Salty Bill” Salter {Acoustic Bass, Vocals} and Newman Taylor Bakeron {Washboard, Percussion, Vocals} with Gloria Thomas Gassaway on Bones and Vocals, create an untamed and joyful vibe.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Pop-Up Yoga NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc Date: July 11, 2013

Join us for a meditative end to the day. Open level Vinyasa style. BYOM (bring your own mat) and let your stress melt away.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/bryant-park-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/bryant-park-writers Date: July 11, 2013

Begin your memoir or compose that poem- at special workshops made to bring out the writer in you. Pre-registration required (age 18+) at bryantpark.org.

Led by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Benefit Concert: Belle & Sebastian / Yo La Tengo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/benefit-concert-belle-sebastian-yo-la-tengo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/benefit-concert-belle-sebastian-yo-la-tengo Date: July 11, 2013

It’s been a long 10 years since everyone's favorite Scottish indie band has graced the Bandshell stage, but thankfully Belle and Sebastian will be back in the park for our 35th Anniversary season.

Hailing from Glasgow, Belle and Sebastian have enjoyed much critical success since their first album Tigermilk in 1996. Since then they’ve sold over three million albums and have captured the hearts of anyone with even the slightest penchant for indie pop.

Despite their large band, Belle and Sebastian’s music comes across as effortlessly cool and deceptively simple. That said, they are consistently lauded for their musicality and no album review can avoid praising the band’s songcraft.

With the release of their new album featuring rarities and b-sides this June and a promise to hit the studio post-tour, this show, which will also feature Yo La Tengo, will be the perfect time and place to indulge your nostalgia for the '90s while looking forward to a great future for your ears.

Benefit 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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<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/summer-sounds Date: July 11, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Beach 17th St. (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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<![CDATA[Forest Park Summer Concert Series - Beginnings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/forest-pk-summer-concert-series-beginnings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/forest-pk-summer-concert-series-beginnings Date: July 11, 2013

Enjoy a musical tribute to one of the most successful Rock & Roll bands, Chicago.

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/waterfront-concert-series-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/waterfront-concert-series-2013 Date: July 11, 2013

Central Astoria's 2013 Waterfront Concert Series will continue Thursday evenings in July & August

July 11 - Swingtime Big Band

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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<![CDATA[Nature into the Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/nature-into-the-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/nature-into-the-night-hike Date: July 11, 2013

When the sun goes down, many animals make their presence known. From fluttering bats and moths to calling frogs and more, hike along the edge of the wetlands in search of wildlife. This hike is suitable for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone. Bring a flashlight or headlamp and wear bug repellent.

Registration is required.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/new-york-philharmonics-concerts-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/new-york-philharmonics-concerts-in-the-park Date: July 11, 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!

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Location: 193rd Street Field (in Cunningham Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/madagascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/madagascar-3 Date: July 11, 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.

In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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<![CDATA[Movies with a View: Ferris Bueller's Day Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/movies-with-a-view-ferris-buellers-day-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/movies-with-a-view-ferris-buellers-day-off Date: July 11, 2013

High school student, Ferris Bueller, decides to cut school to have an epic day out with his friends Cameron and Sloane before graduation.

DJ's perform at 6:00pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/11/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 11, 2013

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomers Association will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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