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 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:44:05 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[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: July 22, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 22, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/bryant-park-piano Date: July 22, 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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<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/west-side-stories Date: July 22, 2013

Visit an area of the Park that's off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. 60 minutes.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-22 2013-07-22 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:44:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: July 22, 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: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 28-5049

Location: Webster Library

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<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents The African Queen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: July 22, 2013

The nation’s premier outdoor film festival brings classic films to the big screen for the 21st consecutive year.

The African Queen

Humphrey Bogart plays a riverboat captain who is persuaded by Katharine Hepburn's character to take out a German warship in Africa during World War I.

Lawn opens at 5:00pm. Movie begins at sunset.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue & Soulive with Anders Osborne]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/trombone-shorty-orleans-avenue-soulive-with-anders-osborne http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/trombone-shorty-orleans-avenue-soulive-with-anders-osborne Date: July 22, 2013

Since the release of their GRAMMY-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their latest album, For True, offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has dubbed “Supafunkrock.” The band stirs together old-school Jazz, Funk and Soul, laced with hard-rock power chords and Hip-Hop beats, and they’ve added some tangy new ingredients on For True as they keep pushing the envelope, exploring new musical territory. “Trombone Shorty is so ready for his close-up,” The New York Times wrote, describing the young virtuoso as “a native prodigy destined for breakout success.”

Soulive has never made any bones about what they do best; it’s right there in their name. Since forming in 1999, the trio of guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans and keyboardist Neal Evans has carried the torch for the soul-jazz organ trio. In their 13 years together, Soulive has followed the muse in the direction of Hip-Hop, R&B, Blues and Rock, collaborating with the likes of Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews, and Talib Kweli and so many others, even going so far as to record a full album of covers by The Beatles. Their latest, a four-track EP entitled, SPARK, was recorded over a day and a half with saxophonist/flautist Karl Denson. No matter how they push the limits of the organ trio, they always come back to their bread and butter: blistering solos and grooves that don’t quit.

Between the potency of his incredibly deep songwriting, his soulful vocals and his subtle, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. Osborne is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. OffBeat magazine recently named Osborne the Crescent City’s Best Roots Rock Artist and declared him the city’s Best Guitarist for the second straight year. Since the release of his 2010 debut, American Patchwork and his 2012 follow-up Black Eye Galaxy, Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. Relix magazine said Osborne has, “A phenomenal blend of self-awareness, spirit and muscle.” In late 2012, Osborne recorded his new six-song EP, Three Free Amigos, a semi-acoustic collection cut in a relaxed, easygoing atmosphere, with friends joining him in various combinations, creating true musical magic.

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$35 advance / $40 day of show
On Sale Fri 4/26 12:00 pm EDT

This event is all ages

Proceeds from this concert help make possible the free programs of SummerStage.

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/outdoor-strength Date: July 22, 2013

Brooklyn Strength leads challenging and fun outdoor fitness classes that focus on strength training and aerobic intervals in and around Brooklyn Bridge Park. Meet at Pier 6, but make sure to arrive on time because the class is mobile!

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[Bryant Park Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: July 22, 2013

Ready…Set…Action...Reel insight into the movie of the week with resident film-buff Scott Adlerberg and guest experts in the crafts of screen-writing and movie-making.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Old School Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-old-school-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-old-school-night Date: July 22, 2013

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series features gospel, classic soul, and R&B stars for a summer of hot performances. Rakim, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane and Chubb Rock come to Old School Night for a night of throwback rap and hip-hop.

Please bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

*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: Wingate Park

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<![CDATA[Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Presents Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-wreckit-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/22/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-wreckit-ralph Date: July 22, 2013

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach is a free film series hosted Monday nights throughout the summer. End your beach day with a movie on the boardwalk. Prior to the movie there will be entertainment. The film begins at dusk.

Wreck-It Ralph (2012): Wreck-It Ralph is a video game villain but yearns to be a beloved hero. When he sets out to prove that he can be a hero he reeks havoc and must find a way to fix everything.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-07-22 2013-07-22 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:44:06 EDT