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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:27:11 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[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-chess Date: July 24, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 24, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 24, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-games Date: July 24, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 24, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:11 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 24, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 11:00 am 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[The New Street Types of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/the-new-street-types-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/the-new-street-types-of-new-york Date: July 24, 2013

Alice Austen’s groundbreaking portfolio “Street Types of New York” from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city’s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu.
The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City’s diverse communities and subcultures – including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. Some of the artists conceptualize themes in portrait typologies and use social media to communicate online, while artists like Peter Funch take the traditional street portrait a step further, creating digital tableaus to capture life on the streets and see it anew. Photographer Ruddy Roye utilizes Instagram to create his images - sharing them in a spontaneous and wide-reaching way Austen could have never imagined.
In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen’s rare and fascinating “Street Types” portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The show examines Austen’s intentions behind the portfolio of portraits and leaves the viewer to ponder her reasoning for the project – a question that was left unanswered at the time of her death in 1952.
The Alice Austen House is handicapp accessible with a wheelchair ramp in the rear of the house.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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<![CDATA[Kids in Motion Sports and Fitness Day at DeWitt Clinton Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sports-and-fitness-day-at-dewitt-clinton-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sports-and-fitness-day-at-dewitt-clinton-park Date: July 24, 2013

Come join us for a fun day of sports and fitness activities at DeWitt Clinton Park.

We will be featuring a variety of sports & fitness events including, volleyball, rugby with New York Rugby Club, track & field, soccer with the New York Red Bulls and pickleball. Gertrude Ederle staff will be presenting Yuki Ball and there will be two Shape Up classes. This free event is open to kids of all ages, and geared towards 6-14 year olds.

Check in at the welcome gazebo on 11th Ave between West 52 and West 54 Streets to pick up your sports passport for the day. Mark your calendars and be sure to check out this exciting event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: De Witt Clinton Park

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7682, -73.9943 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate Spanish Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class Date: July 24, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 24, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-piano Date: July 24, 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[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/crosspark-promenade Date: July 24, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs and lasts 75 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: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/weekday-weed-warriors Date: July 24, 2013

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[American Thymele Theatre Presents: 2013 New York City Euripides Free Summer Festival Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/american-thymele-theatre-presents-2013-new-york-city-euripides-free-summer-festival-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/american-thymele-theatre-presents-2013-new-york-city-euripides-free-summer-festival-series Date: July 24, 2013

Hippolytus, a chaste prince, worships Artemis, virgin Goddess of Hunting and rejects Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. Furious at this slight, Aphrodite takes revenge by causing Hippolytus' stepmother Phaedra to fall in love with him, resulting in shattering consequences.

HIPPOLYTUS is performed fully staged and without intermission - free of charge.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The East River Park Amphitheater (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:00 pm 40.7111, -73.9782 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Dafnis Prieto Sextet & Yosvany Terry Quintet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/mad-sq-music-dafnis-prieto-sextet-yosvany-terry-quintet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/mad-sq-music-dafnis-prieto-sextet-yosvany-terry-quintet Date: July 24, 2013

Cuban born drum virtuoso Dafnis Prieto is joining the Mad. Sq. stage with his accomplished sextet including Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Felipe Lamoglia (alto/soprano saxophones), Manuel Valera (piano), and Johannes Weidenmueller (bass). The Wall Street Journal says, “[Prieto] has transformed Afro-Cuban rhythms … These pieces are emotionally charged and stylistically diverse, carried along not just by rhythm but also through lovely harmonized passages, horn fanfares, and powerfully conjured moods.” Prieto has served on the Music Faculty at NYU since 2005, toured Europe with the groundbreaking group Columna B and was the recipient of a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant.”

Cuban saxophonist, Yosvany Terry has absorbed and incorporated American jazz traditions with his own Afro-Cuban roots to produce compositions and solo work that flow from the rhythmic and hard driving avant-garde to sweet sounding lyricism. His voice and style are unique and complex, and with his new Quintet, he has married Cuban and American musical traditions to create a new and exciting sound. The Quintet is comprised of Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Osmany Paredes (piano), Yunior Terry (bass), and Justin Brown (drums). Time Out New York says, “like James Carter, Cuban saxophonist Yosvany Terry has a voice on several axes, but alto is his specialty. He’s capable of making Afro-Cuban jazz seem folksy and modernistic all at once.”

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a91be2dd20.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bryant-park-after-work Date: July 24, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Mark Dendy Dance & Theater Projects: Ritual Cyclical]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-mark-dendy-dance-theater-projects-ritual-cyclical http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-mark-dendy-dance-theater-projects-ritual-cyclical Date: July 24, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Mark Dendy & Theater Projects' world premiere of Ritual Cyclical is performed to the clssical melodies of the Kronos Quartet.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Lincoln Center Plaza

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: July 24, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. This sunset session is led by Yoga for Bliss instructor Joanne Salomone. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3e08f1840.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill Date: July 24, 2013

Experience summer at its best—an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes, plein-air performances by local musicians, yoga, guided walks and cutting-edge art in Glyndor Gallery. Order dinner from exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening. Gardens open until 8:30PM. The Café at Wave Hill open until 8:00 p.m. Glyndor Gallery, Perkins Visitor Center, The Shop at Wave Hill are open until 7:30 p.m. Check www.wavehill.org/visit for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3a19ef542.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: July 24, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c4c791305dd.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: July 24, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. 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 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/family-capoeira Date: July 24, 2013

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Co Sponsors:
Northern Manhattan Parks and Bread and Yoga
More info at www.breadandyoga.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/checkmate-101 Date: July 24, 2013

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, is back at the Pier 1 Promenade to teach skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early.

Watch this great clip from NYC Media about Checkmate 101.

*There will be no Checkmate 101 on July 3rd.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: A Key to the Continent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/history-tour-a-key-to-the-continent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/history-tour-a-key-to-the-continent Date: July 24, 2013

Explore the role of the Brooklyn waterfront in making New York City and its environs a strategic hub in both the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Guide: Barnet Schecter, author The Battle for New York

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill Date: July 24, 2013

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week, come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb41b5a5eac.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 Date: July 24, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Neighborhood Music Concerts and Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams Date: July 24, 2013

Dance to music from the hood and join in playing during Jam Time.

July 10 - Dave Fields and Friends – NYC Blues & Soul

July 17 – Grupo Loisaida – Latin Sounds

July 24 - Paul Shapiro & Friends - Jazz It Up

July 31 - Min Xiao-Fen’s Blue Pipa Trio with Steve Salerno & Stomu Takeishi – From Harlem to Shanghai and Back!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Swing Sabroso]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/swing-sabroso http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/swing-sabroso Date: July 24, 2013

Dance along to the rhythmic sounds of this dynamic Salsa band.

Sponsored by Council Member Erik M. Dilan

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/arriba-community-dance-parties-at-the-high-line1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/arriba-community-dance-parties-at-the-high-line1 Date: July 24, 2013

Grab your friends and bring your dancing shoes – evenings of live Latin music and dancing are returning to the High Line this summer! Friends of the High Line is pleased to partner with HAI and Hudson Guild to host some of New York City’s best Latin bands at the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset.

Part of High Line Live! – a performance series at the High Line – ¡Arriba! nights in June, July, and August feature different live acts bringing their own energy, musical style, and flavor to our community dance parties. This month Liliana Araújo and her lively band Forró da Madame heat up ¡Arriba! with Brazilian forró, a popular dance and musical style marked by accordion, triangle, and zabumba bass drum beats. Visit our website for more information regarding all performances.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142054c141ba.png Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: The Neverending Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-the-neverending-story http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-the-neverending-story Date: July 24, 2013

The Neverending Story

Adapted by David S. Craig from the novel by Michael Ende

Henry Pines, Director

Hiding in the attic of his school, a boy named Bastian begins to read a story aloud. Unbeknownst to him, the magical land of Fantastica comes to life through the power of his imagination. As the adventure unfolds, Bastian discovers that he is the key to changing the fate of both Fantastica and his own world.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515497cb9a8cd.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-pilates Date: July 24, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music at Wave Hill: Jazz Guitarist Avi Rothbarad]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-classical-guitarist-andrew-geddis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-classical-guitarist-andrew-geddis Date: July 24, 2013

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes live music performed by Bronx musicians on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades. Tonight, BRIO Award-winner Avi Rothbard performs jazz guitar. His guitar style displays an outstanding technique with a broad knowledge of jazz, funk, world music, Latin and R&B repertoire. Free with admission to the grounds

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: In Another Country]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: July 24, 2013

In In Another Country, French actress Isabelle Huppert stars (three times!) in this comedy/drama – a triptych set in a Korean seaside town. Huppert plays three different Annes – a successful film director on holiday with a Korean director and his wife; a married woman having an affair with a Korean man; and a recent divorcée whose husband left her for a Korean woman. Three breezy tales of love, lust, and misunderstandings, all peppered by the dimly jovial propositions of one persistent lifeguard.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food. It includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. The festival kicks off on July 3rd with a new American film to welcome Independence Day weekend: Our Nixon, a feature-length documentary directed by Penny Lane, first debuted in March at SXSW and to be released in theaters in July 2013. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States.

In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., we will also offer free sunset paddling sessions from the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at Hallets Cove, just north of the park.
Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d471187bcce.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: July 24, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome, No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bat Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bat-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/bat-walk-at-wave-hill Date: July 24, 2013

Yes, there are bats in New York City! Hunt for these mysterious creatures of the night with naturalist Paul Keim, the “Batman of Brooklyn.” Participants use eyes and ears—and an echo locator—to search for bats as they skim the dusky sky looking for insects. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Registration is required, register online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x305, or in person at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e6e0c2d9375.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Tempest"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-tempest Date: July 24, 2013

After twelve years on a deserted island, a deposed Duke is now a mighty sorcerer. He raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom. Half romance, half political thriller, Shakespeare's final masterpiece has it all: a shipwreck, conspiracy, magic, monsters and love at first sight. Bring your own blanket or chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 24, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

This event is sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Red Hot + Fela]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-red-hot-fela http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-red-hot-fela Date: July 24, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Come see the world premiere of Red Hot + Fela featuring Superhuman Happiness with Tony Allen of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 7:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Martha Graham Dance Company / Special Guest: Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/martha-graham-dance-company-special-guest-dancin-downtown-at-the-joyce-contest-winner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/martha-graham-dance-company-special-guest-dancin-downtown-at-the-joyce-contest-winner Date: July 24, 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 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c41766196f.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/brave Date: July 24, 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 Brave, Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 8:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Scapino!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-scapino http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-scapino Date: July 24, 2013

Scapino!

By Frank Dunlop and Jim Dale

Benjamin Posner, Director

Based on Molière’s Les Fourberies de Scapin, 1665, this story is set in Naples, Italy, where the leading character Scapino schemes a complex plot to help two pairs of lovers overcome parental opposition that, it turns out, does not exist. A slapstick farce! There will be singers, acrobats and jugglers.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 8:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515499050217c.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars Date: July 24, 2013

This year’s theme: Song & Dance!

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies. Open Captioned.

Moive Schedule:

  • July 24: 5,000 fingers of Dr. T (’53)
  • July 31: Fiddler on the Roof (’71)
  • August 7: Little Shop of Horrors (’86)
  • August 14: Pitch Perfect (’12)

Pre movie viral video showing. Tweet your suggestions to @SummeronHudson!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155c29e3b44f.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night in Rockaway: "Brave"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/movie-night-in-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/movie-night-in-rockaway Date: July 24, 2013

Enjoy this screening of the hit movie "Brave." Bring a chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks: Argo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/river-flicks-argo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/river-flicks-argo Date: July 24, 2013

Argo (Rated R)

Ben Affleck plays Tony Mendez, an exfiltration expert whose given the task of rescuing six Americans who are being searched for by Iranian revolutionaries. Tony's plan is to create a fake film and smuggle out the Americans as part of the porduction crew.

Free popcorn served. Movie starts at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2013-07-24 2013-07-24 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: The Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/summerscreen-the-craft http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/summerscreen-the-craft Date: July 24, 2013

The Craft (1996)

The new girl in a Catholic high school falls in with a group of outcasts. Together they use withcraft to rule the school.

Snacks and drinks available. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 8:30 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 24, 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 2013-07-24 2013-07-24 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:12 EDT