NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:49:40 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing]]> Date: July 13, 2013

West Coast Swing combines elements of Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Salsa, and straight up booty-shakin', with lots of room for improvisation. It can be danced to pop, blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, soul, and just about everything in between, and has gained a large following worldwide.

Come join West Coast Swing enthusiasts and get a free lesson from 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> Date: July 13, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. & Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. Astoria Fine Arts Dance & Fitness Studio will be providing a Zumba class

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: The Yowana Sari Gamelan Orchestra]]> Date: July 13, 2013

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy outdoors on the Oak Allee, and be transported to Bali with the beautiful sounds of the Yowana Sari Gamelan orchestra.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[The Ghetto Brothers / Screening: From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation and LATIN Alternative Music Conference]]> Date: July 13, 2013

Forming in the Bronx streets during the 1960s, The Ghetto Brothers uplifted their NYC community through Hip-Hop music, helping to eradicate pushers from their neighborhood, cleaning up parks and garbage-strewn empty lots, and enlisting interest in community involvement. Soon after they formed, The Ghetto Brothers quickly cooked up a potent, NYC-flavored musical stew that gained the attention of local record stores with their soulful Hip-Hop songs. In 1972, The Ghetto Brothers released their debut album, Power Fuerza¸ which was a beautiful, innocent audio snapshot by three brothers, their friends, and a powerful gang of musical energy. In 2011, The Ghetto Brothers released Power Fuerza – Deluxe Reissue, which NPR describes as “a time capsule of sorts, but its message hasn't dulled with the intervening years: Choose guitars over guns, and let music be your mayhem.”

From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale is an hour-long documentary that tells the story about the creative life of the South Bronx. Beginning with the Puerto Rican migration and the adoption of Cuban rhythms to create the New York Salsa sound and continuing with the fires that destroyed the neighborhood but not the creative spirit of its people; the film chronicles the rise of Hip-Hop from the ashes. A charismatic reflection on the power of a neighborhood’s music, the film effortlessly chronicles the evolution from Mambo to Hip-Hop; which has taken the world’s pop culture by storm. The documentary, directed by Henry Chalfant features interviews with numerous famed musicians and dancers that showcases the history and diversity of Hip-Hop's reach.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Dracula with the Philip Glass Ensemble / Kishi Bashi]]> Date: July 13, 2013

Music & Movies

The last time we screened the 1931 Bela Lugosi classic, DRACULA with Philip Glass' equally classic original score performed live, thunder rolled, lightening streaked the sky, and torrents of rain worthy of Transylvania chased everyone out of the park half way through. We’re having another go in honor of our 35th season, and adding an opening set by the diabolically talented violinist and singer Kishi Bashi, a cohort of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal “who's creating something haunting, beautiful and maybe a little off-kilter through the technology of looping.” (NPR)

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[All-Star Charity Concert Starring New York Philharmonic With Special Guest Mariah Carey]]> Date: July 13, 2013

The 2013 MLB All-Star Game is coming to Citi Field on July 16. For information about the game, the All-Star Charity Concert and other All-Star events in New York City, visit

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Lorax]]> Date: July 13, 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 Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: McCarren Play Center

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