NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:14:40 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> Date: July 20, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:00 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 621-0208

Location: Children's Center at Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> Date: July 20, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through 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 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> Date: July 20, 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 on Wednesday, July 10th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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<![CDATA[DANCE IQUAIL! / Master Class by: Karisma Jay]]> Date: July 20, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Karisma Jay
8:00 PM – Performances

DANCE IQUAIL! now celebrating its fifth anniversary, returns to SummerStage. Described as “a tour de force of athleticism and passion,” the company speaks in the universal language of movement, and is committed to creating works that confront the destructive nature of racism, violence, substance abuse, poverty, and promotes the importance of family and unity.

DANCE IQUAIL! will feature a sizzling program of works with live music by Iquail Shaheed, Christopher Ralph, & Amber Perkins.

Master Class: Join Karisma Jay, of Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn. A charismatic Brooklyn native, Karisma will lead a fun class fusing the basic elements of traditional African dance with various dance moves of today.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: The Lone Bellow / The Low Anthem / Joe Purdy]]> Date: July 20, 2013

Breakout stars The Lone Bellow favor the term “Brooklyn Country” for the liquid smooth harmonies and heartfelt songwriting that have captivated fans and critics alike to make them one of the hottest bands of 2013. Of The Lone Bellow, NPR said: “The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name.” Joining them are revered indie Americana outfit The Low Anthem, sporting a reconfigured lineup and new take on their timeless sound, and the Arkansas-born singer-songwriter producer and one-man record label Joe Purdy, who creates “gorgeous, beautifully-rendered acoustic-based folk songs—pop music with a gently-rounded edge.” (Pop Matters)

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Wreck-It Ralph]]> Date: July 20, 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 Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late?

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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