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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:38:28 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[¡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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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

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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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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

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Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2013-07-24 2013-07-24 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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

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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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 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

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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 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:38:28 EDT