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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:20:52 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[Forewords Panel Discussion “The Long-Lasting Influence of Martha Graham” with Elizabeth Kendall / Janet Eilber, Artistic Director of Martha Graham Dance Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/forewords-panel-discussion-the-longlasting-influence-of-martha-graham-with-elizabeth-kendall-janet-eilber-artistic-director-of-martha-graham-dance-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/forewords-panel-discussion-the-longlasting-influence-of-martha-graham-with-elizabeth-kendall-janet-eilber-artistic-director-of-martha-graham-dance-company Date: July 23, 2013

In addition to its impressive lineup, SummerStage is launching “Forewords” a panel discussion series before select SummerStage programs co-curated with The Strand Bookstore. Forewords is a great way to help support SummerStage’s free programming and to get an inside look into the minds of the artists you love.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/green-team Date: July 23, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: July 23, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: July 23, 2013

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: July 23, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/evening-yoga Date: July 23, 2013

This class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Pop-Up Yoga NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc Date: July 23, 2013

Join us for a meditative end to the day. Open level Vinyasa style. BYOM (bring your own mat) and let your stress melt away.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 23, 2013

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-ying-fang-soprano-mario-chang-tenor-and-brandon-cedel-bassbaritone-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-ying-fang-soprano-mario-chang-tenor-and-brandon-cedel-bassbaritone-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore Date: July 23, 2013

An evening of favorite opera arias and duets by up-and-coming Met artists Ying Fang (soprano), Mario Chang (tenor), and Brandon Cedel (bass-baritone), accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore.

Mario Chang, from Guatemala City, Guatemala, is entering his third year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This past season, he made his company debut as the Fourth Sentry in Parsifal as well as his Israeli debut as Chevalier de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites with the International Vocal Arts Institute. He also appeared at Carnegie Hall and with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. Upcoming engagements include the Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier at the Met.

Ying Fang from Ningbo, China, will enter her first year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in the 2013–14 season and make her Met stage debut as Madame Podtochina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s The Nose. Past performances include Pamina in The Magic Flute, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, the title role of Mozart’s Zaide, Bellezza in Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, and Fanny in Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio.

Brandon Cedel will enter his first year in the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Program in the 2013–14 season and will make his Met stage debut as a Watchman in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten. He has performed with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera, Music Academy of the West, and the Chautauqua Institution. Future engagements include Opera Orchestra of New York, Wolf Trap Opera Company, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Glyndebourne Festival.

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: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176cf830719d.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 23, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with Latin-inspired dance steps. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun.

Queens Connect Care will be on site to hand out FREE health and nutritional pamplets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th St. (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/pilates-fitness-guru Date: July 23, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Series: Gardening with Native Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/green-series-gardening-with-native-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/green-series-gardening-with-native-plants Date: July 23, 2013

Growlocal! Join a Brooklyn Bridge Park gardener in exploring the varieties of popular and lesser known indigenous plants that thrive in a personal garden, which in turn bolster the eco-system of local birds and insects supporting the health of your garden.

Guide: Marina McCoy, BBP Gardener.

This tour requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Rides: Free Rockaway Beach Spin Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/sunset-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/sunset-rides Date: July 23, 2013

Spinning classes on the beach under the sunset with popular music. Suncycle Studios wll be hosting this fitness program along with instructor guided fitness workouts on the high end stationary bikes. Try an effective workout, with varied routines that is great for all ability levels.

Bring water bottle and a towel.

Bikes are limited on a first come, first serve basis.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/washington-square-park-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/washington-square-park-music-festival Date: July 23, 2013

July 9: Baroque in the Park: The Judgment of Paris, a Baroque opera by John Eccles, conducted from the harpsichord by Kenneth Cooper with five vocal soloists and chamber orchestra, and an instrumental work by Johann Sebastian Bach.

July 16: A Musical Adventure: Featuring Margaret Leng Tan a foremost performer of new piano music and the world's first toy piano virtuoso (“The queen of the toy piano” - The New York Times) performing the US premiere of the chamber version of a toy piano concerto written for her by British composer Michael Wookey. Also works by John Cage, Richard Strauss and Adolphe Blanc.

July 23: Mostly VW--- Verdi and Wagner: instrumental and vocal transcriptions for chamber ensemble: orchestral interludes and arias by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi in celebration of their 200th birthdays.

July 30: Music of East Africa featuring Nepo Soteri, guitarist, singer and composer who survived the Rwandan civil war. His music is directly influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds unique to such African countries as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, from which spring the roots of American jazz. Preceding the concert in the afternoon, will be a children’s interactive rhythm workshop with African musicians.

*In case of rain: Will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 371 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY

Produced by the Washington Square Association

Info: 212-252-3621

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 8:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Martha Graham Dance Company / Special Guest: Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/martha-graham-dance-company-special-guest-dancin-downtown-at-the-joyce-contest-winner-forewords-panel-the-longlasting-influence-of-martha-graham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/martha-graham-dance-company-special-guest-dancin-downtown-at-the-joyce-contest-winner-forewords-panel-the-longlasting-influence-of-martha-graham Date: July 23, 2013

Informed by the expansive vision of pioneering choreographer Martha Graham, the Martha Graham Dance Company brings to life a timeless and uniquely American style of dance that has influenced generations of artists and continues to captivate audiences. As one of the most celebrated modern dance companies in America, Graham and her dancers have expanded contemporary dance’s vocabulary of movement and forever altered the scope of the art form. The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the development of contemporary dance, and is recognized for its model audience engagement activities. The company has received international acclaim from audiences in over 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and has performed at most of the major venues of the world. In addition, the Company has produced several award-winning films broadcast on PBS.

The Company will be performing Acts of Light, Chronicle and Lamentation Variations by Bulareyaung Pagarlava, Larry Keigwin, and Richard Move.

Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce is a collaboration between Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA) and The Joyce Theatre. Dance studios are adjudicated by top names in the dance world with the award winner performing at SummerStage.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c41766196f.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/madaqascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/madaqascar-3 Date: July 23, 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 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Hunt's Point Recreation Center

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2013-07-23 2013-07-23 8:00 pm 40.8155, -73.8891 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Summer Movie Nights: Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/nyrp-summer-movie-nights-wreckit-ralph-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/nyrp-summer-movie-nights-wreckit-ralph-g Date: July 23, 2013

Spend a night under the stars enjoying a film on the big screen. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket, and NYRP will provide complimentary hot popcorn served in compostable bags! Movies will begin between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. at sunset.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2013-07-23 2013-07-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Music Festival: Mostly VW--- Verdi and Wagner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/washington-square-park-music-festival-mostly-vw-verdi-and-wagner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/washington-square-park-music-festival-mostly-vw-verdi-and-wagner Date: July 23, 2013

Instrumental and vocal transcriptions for chamber ensemble with orchestral interludes and arias by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi in celebration of their 200th birthdays.

*In case of rain: Will be held at St. Joseph’s Church.

Produced by the Washington Square Association

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church,Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 8:00 pm 40.7325, -74.0004; 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 23, 2013

A new musical adaption of Shakespeare's screwball comedy. The King and his three friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to scholarship and swear off women. But the oath becomes difficult to keep once they come across four clever girls from their past.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/bryant-park-storytime1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/23/bryant-park-storytime1 Date: July 23, 2013

StoryTime with Cali Co Cat. Tales, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot.

Start time: 10:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-23 2013-07-23 10:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:20:53 EDT