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, 01 Aug 2014 10:38:55 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[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: July 12, 2013

Kids can build their skills with knowledgeable instructors from Metro Beach Sports who will cover the fundamentals of beach volleyball in this series of free, public clinics. Kids can enjoy the sand and sun while developing techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 7-12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/childrens-dance-class Date: July 12, 2013

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes which are appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 4-10. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Morgana Rose is a certified teacher and company member of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company with Artistic Director Lori Belilove.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Broadway & Dongan Place (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae0e78bd4ae.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mister G]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/mister-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/mister-g Date: July 12, 2013

Popular, international children’s music artist, Mister G will be performing songs from his new, bilingual album,Chocolalala, inspired by his concerts for children in Latin America. His new CD blends Latin rhythms, traditional instruments, and Mister G's uniquely catchy song-writing for children. Bailamos!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d583126687.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Javaka Steptoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/javaka-steptoe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/javaka-steptoe Date: July 12, 2013

Javaka Steptoe: Story teller/author/illustrator presents an interactive reading of Jimi Sounds Like A Rainbow, a story of the young Jimi Hendrix. A children's book written by Gary Golio.

Jimi Hendrix was many things: a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an innovator. But first, he was a boy named Jimmy who loved to draw and paint and listen to records. In this interactive story telling Javaka Steptoe chronicles Jimmy's creative journey from humble beginnings, to world renown electric Rock, Blues guitar legend Jimi Hendrix a groundbreaking performer whose music shook the very foundations of rock 'n' roll.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4c002a791.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 12, 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: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 10:30 am 40.7217, -73.9916 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 12, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-chess Date: July 12, 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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 12, 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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 12, 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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-games Date: July 12, 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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 12, 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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/kids-create Date: July 12, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn Bridge Park playgrounds.

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/tai-chi Date: July 12, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 12, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 12, 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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/bryant-park-piano Date: July 12, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
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
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/north-woods Date: July 12, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Skills Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/kayak-skills-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/kayak-skills-session Date: July 12, 2013

Receive instruction and practice kayak strokes and skills each week. Children over 11 and adults are welcomed to participate in this program. No reservation required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bathhouse Entry Pavilion (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5661, -73.8701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4b85f77d13.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 12, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/blooming-naturalist Date: July 12, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 12, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nature-on-the-go Date: July 12, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Meadow Maintenance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/sherman-creek-meadow-maintenance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/sherman-creek-meadow-maintenance Date: July 12, 2013

Spend an evening weeding the meadow and restoring the trails in Sherman Creek while learning about the native wildflowers in the Sherman Creek Meadow.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 12, 2013

Brush up on your volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 18+

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/family-camping Date: July 12, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 2.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: July 12, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[WAR / DJ set by DJ Afro in association with LATIN Alternative Music Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/war-dj-set-by-dj-afro-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/war-dj-set-by-dj-afro-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference Date: July 12, 2013

WAR’s long-hailed musical virtuosity and influences, which include Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B, and Latin, have impacted their fans, as well as other musicians, regardless of race, generation, or genre. Founding member, Lonnie Jordan, states that this is one “WAR” that has truly brought people together for peace, love, and harmony. Their music and history transcends generations of pop culture and has a universal appeal to parents, grandparents, and children across the world. With over forty years in the music industry, WAR has had a profound influence on contemporary American music and continues to provide stellar live performances for today’s audiences.

Renowned for his role as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for GRAMMY nominated and Latin GRAMMY winning disco Funk stars Los Amigos Invisibles, DJ Afro (A.K.A. Jose Luis Pardo) has released remix compilations and an original album Free as a solo producer, collaborating with artists like Dmitri From Paris, Louie Vega and David Byrne and DJing at infamous NYC parties including Turntables on the Hudson, Giant Step, and PS-1.

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 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c2bdd9cbd1.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Solshyne Band Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/solshyne-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/solshyne-band Date: July 12, 2013

Enjoy live music with a popular local classic rock band from Rockaway.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.97th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2013-07-12 2013-07-12 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.5829, -73.8173 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:38:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Nortec Collective Presents Bostich & Fussible, Mexican Institute of Sound, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nortec-collective-presents-bostich-fussible-mexican-institute-of-sound-mariachi-flor-de-toloache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/nortec-collective-presents-bostich-fussible-mexican-institute-of-sound-mariachi-flor-de-toloache Date: July 12, 2013

The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) returns with a high-energy mashup of traditional and modern sounds out of Mexico led by Tijuana’s Nortec Collective, whose founders Bostich and Fussible preside over live musicians and laptops to create an “amazing deconstruction of norteño DNA…that can propel a dance floor to delirium.” (NPR) Mexican Institute of Sound brings its own fusion of folk and electronica to the mix, and Mariachi Flor De Toloache, NYC’s only all-female mariachi band, holds down the traditional angle.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Belly Dance Aerobics with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 12, 2013

Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations on the Pier 6. The class focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind, and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: The Baby Soda Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/sunset-on-the-hudson-the-baby-soda-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/sunset-on-the-hudson-the-baby-soda-jazz-band Date: July 12, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. On July 12, The Baby Soda Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Pier 45

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<![CDATA[Seaside Summer Concert Series Presents Cheap Trick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-cheap-trick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-cheap-trick Date: July 12, 2013

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series, now in its 35th year, brings some of the best performers to you in a series of free concerts. The series kicks off with a performance by Cheap Trick. Bring your own chairs as there are a limited number of rental chairs.

* Performances are held Thursday nights with two exceptions; Friday, July 12th and Wednesday, August 21st.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Here Comes the Boom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/here-comes-the-boom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/here-comes-the-boom Date: July 12, 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 the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler) Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy - most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek) - but in his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green Date: July 12, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the City of New York Parks & Recreation present the 5th annual Films on the Green Festival.

July 12 Marius and Jeannette by Robert Guédiguian

July 19 We won't grow old together by Maurice Pialat

* Rain Dates July 13 & 20

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Marius and Jeannette]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-marius-and-jeannette http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-marius-and-jeannette Date: July 12, 2013

In Robert Guédiguian's 1997 film Marius and Jeannette, Jeannette, a single mother of two, works as a supermarket cashier, barely eking out a living for her family. Marius is the lone security guard for an abandoned cement factory. The two meet there when Marius catches Jeannette stealing cans of paint. Somewhat awkwardly, their affection develops.

The film is in French with English subtitles.

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks. Initiated in 2008, Films on the Green has become a not-to-be-missed free event amid the vibrant New York City summer cultural offerings. Over the years, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season’s films spanning different themes from environment or musicals to literary adaptations. This year’s festival celebrates love “à la française.”

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: The Pirates! Band of Misfits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/river-flicks-for-kids-the-pirates-band-of-misfits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/12/river-flicks-for-kids-the-pirates-band-of-misfits Date: July 12, 2013

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

In this animated film, Pirate Captian sets out to defeat his rivals and win the Pirate of the Year Award by pillaging the most treasure. But with so many against him will he reach his goal?

Rated PG

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Pier 46

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