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, 25 Apr 2014 08:37:02 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[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 19, 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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<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/blooming-naturalist Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:37:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:37:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/nature-on-the-go Date: July 19, 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 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:37:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 19, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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/2013/07/19/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/family-camping Date: July 19, 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 www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 10.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: July 19, 2013

Come see local dance companies demonstrate their moves and maybe learn a move or two.

Young Dancemakers Company - NYC teens create original pieces

Young Dancemakers Company is a unique, free summer ensemble of NYC urban teens creating their own original choreography and touring it in free dance concerts throughout the city. The company is selected annually by audition from NYC public high schools city-wide, and each year performs for audiences of approximately 2000 young people and adults. July 2013 will mark the company’s 18th year of creating topical, mindful, fun and witty works with bold themes holding meaning for today’s teens and today’s world.

Director: Alice Teirstein
Music Director and Percussionist: William Catanzaro

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: July 19, 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[Rennie Harris Collective Inc. / Master Class by: Rennie Harris Collective]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/rennie-harris-collective-inc-master-class-by-rennie-harris-collective http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/rennie-harris-collective-inc-master-class-by-rennie-harris-collective Date: July 19, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Rennie Harris Collective Inc.
8:00 PM – Performances

In 2005 Dr. Rennie Harris conceived Rennie Harris Collective Inc. to foster collaboration with other dancers and choreographers outside of Rennie Harris' world renowned companies, Puremovement and RHAW. Versed in urban dance styles such as Popping, Locking, House, GQ, B-Boying and Hip-Hop, Rennie Harris is an internationally recognized dance teacher and master choreographer. After receiving an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Bates College, Harris' company was chosen as one of four US dance companies to serve as cultural ambassadors for President Obama's “Dance Motion USA”, a program designed to share work by some of America's finest dance makers in the effort to promote cultural exchange. Through the use of Hip-Hop B-Boys and B-Girls, the Rennie Harris Collective Inc. is committed to providing audiences with a sincere view of the essence and spirit of Hip-Hop.

Join Rennie Harris Collective Inc. as they partner with some of New York’s best Hip-Hop choreographers and dancers to debut a series of three new works at SummerStage.

Master Class: Join members of the Rennie Harris Collective Inc. for a high-energy dance class showcasing Hip-Hop basics.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 7:00 pm 9:15 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c3a16f1f7a.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:37:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-erin-morley-soprano-isabel-leonard-mezzosoprano-and-stephen-costello-tenor-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-erin-morley-soprano-isabel-leonard-mezzosoprano-and-stephen-costello-tenor-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore Date: July 19, 2013

An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars Erin Morley (soprano), Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano), and Stephen Costello (tenor), accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore.

Erin Morley was most recently heard at the Met as Sister Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites and Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung. She has also sung the Forest Bird in Siegfried and Masha in The Queen of Spades and appeared in several other productions ranging from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut to Shostakovich’s The Nose. She made her debut in Valencia, Spain, as Gilda in Rigoletto. Other performances include Roxana in Szymanowski’s King Roger and the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute with the Santa Fe Opera, Phédon in Satie’s Socrate with the Met Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, and Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore with New York City Opera. She is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and will be heard with the company in the 2013–14 season as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier.

Isabel Leonard‘s Met repertoire includes Blanche in Dialogues des Carmélites, Miranda in The Tempest, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette. She has also sung Rosina at the Vienna State Opera, Dorabella at the Salzburg Festival, a Ravel double bill of L’Enfant et Les Sortilèges and L’Heure Espagnole at Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival, and Cherubino at the Glyndebourne Festival, Paris Opera, and Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. Other companies she has appeared with include the Santa Fe Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and Canadian Opera Company. She was the 2011 recipient of the Met’s Beverly Sills Artist Award and returns in the 2013–14 season as Dorabella in Così fan tutte.

Stephen Costello has been heard at the Met as Percy in Anna Bolena and as Edgardo and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Other performances include Rodolfo in La Bohème with the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, and Los Angeles Opera, Roméo in Roméo et Juliette at the Salzburg Festival, Carlo in Linda di Chamounix and Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi at Covent Garden, Camille in The Merry Widow with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the title role of Faust with San Diego Opera, and Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore for his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival. He also appeared as Ishmael in the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick in Dallas.

Bradley Moore is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and has been an assistant conductor at the Met since the 2001–02 season. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic, accompanied soprano Renée Fleming and cellist Yo-Yo Ma on a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, made several media appearances with violinist Joshua Bell, and appeared in recital with clarinetist Julian Bliss and singers including Ms. Fleming, Christine Goerke, Alice Coote, Eric Owens, Eric Cutler, and Denyce Graves. He has also worked as assistant conductor, coach, and recitative accompanist at the Salzburg Festival, Bastille Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Colorado, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Anchorage Opera.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176cf644c6c4.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:37:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Belly Dance Aerobics with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 19, 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: Max Gallico & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends Date: July 19, 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 19, Max Gallico & Friends perform.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: The Waterboys / Alasdair Roberts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/the-waterboys-alasdair-roberts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/the-waterboys-alasdair-roberts Date: July 19, 2013

The enigmatic songwriter Mike Scott, “madman or genius, depending on your point of view,” (Record Collector Magazine) has explored many sounds and styles through THE WATERBOYS, his principle vehicle since 1983, but Celtic folk rock of burning intensity remains at the center. The band’s latest project is An Appointment with Mr. Yeats, music set to the words of Ireland’s greatest lyric poet. Scott’s fellow Scot ALASDAIR ROBERTS, a sometime collaborator with Will Oldham, infuses his songs “with the enduring melodies and lyrical twists of ancient folk music.” (The Guardian UK)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e9dad1814.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:37:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Bolt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bolt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/bolt Date: July 19, 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.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Bolt, the tale of a superstar TV pup (voiced by John Travolta) who gets plopped in the middle of America with seemingly no way back to the glam and glitz of Hollywood. Thanks to his starring role on a hit television show, Bolt the pooch has become a household name. But Bolt has bought into his own heroic image, now believing that he really possesses the super-canine powers of his fictional television series. When he's accidentally shipped from Hollywood to New York City, he must rely on the help from his two newfound friends -- an abandoned house cat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman) and a television-addicted hamster named Rhino (voice of Mark Walton) -- as he embarks on a cross-country quest to get back to his owner (and co-star), Penny (voice of Miley Cyrus).

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Bellevue South Park

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green Date: July 19, 2013

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: "We Won't Grow Old Together"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-we-wont-grow-old-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-we-wont-grow-old-together Date: July 19, 2013

Maurice Pialat's1972 drama, "We Won’t Grow Old Together (Nous Ne Vieillirons Pas Ensemble) " tells the story of Jean, an unpleasant, domineering man. Though he still lives with his wife, their marriage has been over for quite some time. All the while, he has been having an affair with the much-younger Catherine. The relationship is moving toward disintegration, and although Catherine resists it, alternating recriminations and reconciliations hasten their inevitable breakup.

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”.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest #filmsonthegreen

(c) Film Desk

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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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-19 2013-07-19 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a8e6dc19d85.jpg Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:37:02 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/river-flicks-for-kids-paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/river-flicks-for-kids-paranorman Date: July 19, 2013

ParaNorman

Norman, a young boy who can speak with the dead, is forced to use his unique gift to save his town from a centuries-old curse. (Rated PG)

Free popcorn is served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Beach Flix Presents Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/19/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix Date: July 19, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Bring out the whole family and enjoy a screening of Wreck- It Ralph.

Movies begin at Sundown. Bring your blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcome and encouraged but we ask you respect our beaches and take your trash with you at the end of the evening.

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 110th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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