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 15:20:16 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[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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<![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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:20:16 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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:20:16 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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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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<![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

End time:

Contact phone:

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

End time:

Contact phone:

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

End time:

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

End time:

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

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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