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, 19 Apr 2014 12:23:44 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[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 25, 2013

“Women in Comics” celebrates the contributions from female creators in the sequential arts medium known as comics. Since the inception of this American Pop culture, women have always played a role as pencilers, inkers and even writers in the comic industry, but were never known because of their pseudonyms which rendered them sexless and misled the public to believe that they were males. The reasoning behind the pseudonyms was related to gaining employment as a writer or artist. Decades later, women today still are challenged to make their mark in a cartoon world overshadowed by muscles, testosterone and capes. “Women in Comics” unveils the mask of these heroine comic artists, writers, film makers, animators, characters and self publishers. “Women in Comics” is a Bronx Heroes® event and is curated by Ray Felix and Regine Sawyer.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Social Etiquette through Fun and Games Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/social-etiquette-through-fun-and-games-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/social-etiquette-through-fun-and-games-summer-camp Date: July 25, 2013

This program introduces children to the skills they need for most any social situation, including common courtesies, etiquette in public places, welcoming behaviors, appropriate host and guest behaviors, and dress and grooming for all occasions. We play lots of games including croquette and spud!

Lots of fun and terrific for development of social and communication skills!

For more information, call Ann Marie McDonnell, Director of Education at (718) 816-4506 x13.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x13

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/craniosacral-relaxation Date: July 25, 2013

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/catch-release-fishing Date: July 25, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - PopFit Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-in-seward-park-popfit-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-in-seward-park-popfit-kids Date: July 25, 2013

Get Your Move On! Jump, Tuck, Jack and Jog. Join the new family exercise craze. For children up to age 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: July 25, 2013

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything from medicine to cosmetics. Embark on a journey of the senses through a stunning re-creation of an Italian Renaissance garden and interactive stations highlighting the rejuvenating and healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical juices. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals and enjoy a poetry walk, weekend Renaissance music & dance performances, hands-on science adventures for kids, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 25, 2013

Music, storytelling & theater for young audiences. Suitable for kids up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!

Performance Schedule:

  • July 11 Rolie Polie Guacamole
  • July 18 Apple Seeds Songs for Seeds
  • July 25 Moey’s Music Party
  • Aug 1 Meg’s Melodies
  • Aug 8 Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights
  • Aug 15 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b095d44ab8.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Ifetayo Youth Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/ifetayo-youth-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/ifetayo-youth-ensemble Date: July 25, 2013

Since its inception in 1989, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy has been dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in Brooklyn and surrounding communities. The organization’s name comes from the West African Yoruba word "ifetayo" meaning "love is enough for joy" and captures Ifetayo’s approach to empowering youth, studying culture through the arts, and redefining community. The Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE) is an award-winning performance group, recognized for their combination of artistic excellence and exploration of social issues. Members are youth of the African Diaspora ages 12 – 19 residing in under resourced communities of central Brooklyn, who thrive under the opportunity for education, art-making, and self-determination. IYE creates high-caliber original, socially relevant, and interdisciplinary performance works.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: River Park (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8432, -73.8773 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d49fb262db.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Ken Waldman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/ken-waldman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/ken-waldman Date: July 25, 2013

Ken Waldman combines old-time Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and Alaska-set stories and songs for a performance uniquely his. Touring as Alaska's Fiddling Poet, he has performed throughout North America at leading concert series, festivals, and performing arts centers. In New York, he'll be joined by multi-instrumentalist, Charlie Shaw, and others--maybe even you.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8922, -73.8972 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d51dcdd012.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Daniel Carlton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/daniel-carlton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/daniel-carlton Date: July 25, 2013

Throw Your Hands In The Air, and Wave Them Like You Just Don't Care

This the 40th year of the musical and social force known as hip hop. Join storyteller Daniel Carlton, musicians, and guest/rappers as he weaves tales inspired by or remixed for the boom bap beats, rhythmic rhymes , and culture of hip hop. Throw your hands in the air, and wave them you just don’t care during stories that use lots of audience participation creating , familiar tales remixed(see what happens to Jack and the beanstalk), beats to dance to, and new stories like "The Lost Boombox" and other tales. Oh, yeah, and lots of dancing too. Throw your hands in the air, and wave them like you just don’t care. Word up!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Courtney Callender Playground

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M155 Courtney Callender Playground 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.81, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4601dd7bc.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 25, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 25, 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: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 10:30 am 40.771, -73.7712 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-chess Date: July 25, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 25, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 25, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-games Date: July 25, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 25, 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 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-reading-room Date: July 25, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[The New Street Types of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/the-new-street-types-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/the-new-street-types-of-new-york Date: July 25, 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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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 25, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 25, 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 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 25, 2013

Casts from the most popular musicals on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits.

Presented by 106.7 Lite FM

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/views-from-the-past Date: July 25, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

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) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: July 25, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Junior Ranger Canoe Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/junior-ranger-canoe-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/junior-ranger-canoe-hike Date: July 25, 2013

Get your feet wet on this beginner’s paddle on the outgoing tide along the shores of Floyd Bennett Field. Land at the Seaplane Ramp and then enjoy a guided walk back to the start. Open to all, ages 6 and up with an adult. Reservations required; call for more information and to reserve. (.75 miles)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 338-3799

Location: Mill Basin Kayak Launch

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.6036, -73.8901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f24fca9d4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/paper-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/paper-making Date: July 25, 2013

Learn paper making, bookbinding and greeting card making. Parents must accompany children.

No class on July 4th

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-piano Date: July 25, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/blooming-naturalist Date: July 25, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 25, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: July 25, 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.

There will be an additional puppet-making and theatre workshop following this performance.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Central Library

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 3:00 pm 40.7077, -73.795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519cd9460c723.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/nature-on-the-go Date: July 25, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/garden-crew-training-session Date: July 25, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Thursdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/zumba-thursdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/zumba-thursdays Date: July 25, 2013

Party yourself into shape with this Latin inspired, calorie-burning dance- fitness program.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 25, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/kayaking Date: July 25, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool)!

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[American Thymele Theatre Presents: 2013 New York City Euripides Free Summer Festival Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/american-thymele-theatre-presents-2013-new-york-city-euripides-free-summer-festival-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/american-thymele-theatre-presents-2013-new-york-city-euripides-free-summer-festival-series Date: July 25, 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: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Park RiverRocks: Foxygen and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/hudson-park-riverrocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/hudson-park-riverrocks Date: July 25, 2013

2013 marks Hudson River Park’s RiverRocks 15th Season. RiverRocks is among New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful Pier 84.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert Date: July 25, 2013

Columbia Summer Winds performs the finest in wind band music throughout New York City every summer. The 90-person concert band provides free outdoor concerts in NYC parks, bringing the best band literature to our neighborhoods' backyards. From Sousa marches to orchestral transcriptions and Broadway showtunes to movie soundtracks, the music of Columbia Summer Winds will surely leaving the audience clapping for more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 Date: July 25, 2013

Join us for the 14th season of our free, outdoor film series! This year's theme, "With Love From..." tours cities from around the globe with a lineup of fantastic films.

DJs hit the stage at 6:00pm and movies begin at sundown.

LINEUP:

July 11 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
High School truant extraordinaire, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) plots to take one last grand day off before graduation, touring the streets on Chicago in a Ferrari “borrowed” from a friend’s father while staying one step ahead of principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). A master of capturing the trials and triumphs of teenage freedom, Director John Hughes blends satire, social commentary, and pure fun. [PG-13] Short film: Creep by Sharif Anthony. DJ: Still Life

July 18 - Enter the Dragon
Under the guise of an international martial arts competition, Bruce Lee and partners John Saxon and Jim Kelly infiltrate the hidden island fortress of a powerful drug syndicate off the coast of Hong Kong. Perhaps the seminal Kung Fu film of the 1970’s, Lee’s final film features the martial arts master at the height of his career with superbly staged fight scenes in a variety of styles. [R] Short film: Catnip: Egress to Oblivion by Jason Willis DJ: Hahn Solo

July 25 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
When young Charlie Bucket finds the final golden ticket wrapped inside a Wonka Bar, he is granted access to the secret mysteries of Mr. Wonka’s (Gene Wilder) chocolate factory. The 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book whisks five kids into a world of pure imagination complete with chocolate rivers, fizzy lifting drink, and singing Umpa Lumpas. [G] Short film: Irish Folk Furniture by Tony Donoghue DJ: Ayres

August 1 - 8 Mile
Rapper Eminem made his acting debut in this semi-autobiographical journey of a white kid trying to make it as a hip-hop artist in the bombed out heart of inner city Detroit. After freezing up during an important rap battle, the young rapper, Rabbit, thinks he is at a dead end, but his girlfriend (Britney Murphy) helps him build up the courage to take one last shot. [R] Short film: Until the Quiet Comes by Kahlil Joseph DJ: Who Am I

August 8 - Roman Holiday
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is an unsatisfied princess who, in an attempt to find her freedom, winds up stumbling into the apartment of reporter – and bachelor – Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). The two dodge her secret service guards all throughout the city while giving the Princess a taste of the real world. [NR] Short film: How She Slept At Night by Lilli Carré DJ: $mall ¢hange

August 15 - Rocky
After the top boxing contender drops out, small time debt collector Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Set on the eve of the Philadelphian Bicentennial, Rocky took Hollywood by surprise, as the rags-to-riches classic creamed box offices and won the Academy Award for best picture, in addition to featuring one of film history’s most iconic training montages. [PG] Short film: Marcel, King of Tervuren by Tom Schroeder DJ: Emch

August 22 - Vertigo
Retired private eye, Scottie Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) battles acrophobia in one final case, trailing the enchanting Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). Hailed as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest works, winding through the streets of San Francisco in dazzlingly rich Technicolor, Vertigo weaves a dizzying story of love and obsession. [PG] Short film: My Favorite Picture of You by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin DJ: Geko Jones

August 29 - PUBLIC VOTE!
As is tradition, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy invite the public to vote on the last film of the summer starting on August 22. Check out the contenders below (rained-out films will also be entered into the running):

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) take on the spiraling psychedelic safari of 1970s Las Vegas on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. Terry Gilliam’s highly stylized trip of a film captures all the whit, humor and horror of Hunter S. Thompson’s classic work of Gonzo journalism. [R]
  • Good Will Hunting
    At one of Boston’s top universities, MIT janitor Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is discovered after solving one of the schools most vexing math equations, but the future of this brilliant mind depends on the guidance of therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). [R]
  • Lost in Translation
    Two lonely strangers, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) and Bob Harris (Bill Murray), forge a touching and unexpected friendship while adventuring through high-speed Tokyo in Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning film. [R]

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/nyrp-garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/nyrp-garden-grooves Date: July 25, 2013

Live music is coming to NYRP gardens this summer. Enjoy the sounds and performances of local musicians in our public green spaces.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 211th Street Community Garden

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8775, -73.8635 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Mark Dendy Dance & Theater Projects: Ritual Cyclical]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-mark-dendy-dance-theater-projects-ritual-cyclical http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-mark-dendy-dance-theater-projects-ritual-cyclical Date: July 25, 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 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: July 25, 2013

Shaping Up has never been this easy. 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.

Please bring your own mat for this class.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Bennett, Mitchell, & J.Hood Wright Parks' Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/delving-into-bennett-mitchell-jhood-wright-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/delving-into-bennett-mitchell-jhood-wright-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: July 25, 2013

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history and natural history walk through Bennett, Mitchell, and J. Hood Wright Parks.

These small parks are rich in history and geological features. See the highest point of land on Manhattan Island, naturalized (imported) rocks that add to NYC's history and classical examples of glacially sculptured bedrock.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 184th Street Entrance (in Bennett Park)

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M009 Bennett Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8529, -73.9377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51dec554bfab9.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[City That Drinks The Mountain Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/city-that-drinks-the-mountain-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/city-that-drinks-the-mountain-sky Date: July 25, 2013

Heralded as one of the wonders of the world, New York City's ingenious system of aqueducts and reservoirs provides clear mountain water from the Catskills to our city homes. Although the struggle over these water resources has, at times, bitterly divided city managers and watershed residents, it has also irrevocably united them.

On the banks of the East River, City That Drinks the Mountain Sky will bring alive the lyrical landscape of the Catskills-to portray the on-going story of the watershed and uneasy marriage of those who must protect its vulnerable flowing treasure. You can expect plenty of visual punch and timely wit as this premier eco-logic theater traces life's quintessential liquid from mountain top to our city taps.

Please bring blankets or chairs to sit on. This show is appropriate for all ages.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 42

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M369 Pier 42 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7104, -73.9826 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Keito Academy (Chinese Lion Dance)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/barefoot-dancing-keito-academy-chinese-lion-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/barefoot-dancing-keito-academy-chinese-lion-dance Date: July 25, 2013

Learn to dance and move like a Chinese Lion.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Pop-Up Yoga NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc Date: July 25, 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 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Haroun and the Sea of Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-haroun-and-the-sea-of-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-haroun-and-the-sea-of-stories Date: July 25, 2013

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

By Salman Rushdie

Directed and Adapted by Marielle Duke

Kidnapped in a land so sad it has forgotten it’s name, a young boy named Haroun must venture to the mythical land of Kahani to recapture the stories he grew up with. Young actors portray both a fantastical world unlike any they’ve seen and a world that hits remarkably close to home.

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 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549b421d16c.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bryant-park-writers Date: July 25, 2013

Begin your memoir or compose that poem- at special workshops made to bring out the writer in you. Pre-registration required (age 18+) at bryantpark.org.

Led by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/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/2013/07/25/the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-ying-fang-soprano-mario-chang-tenor-and-brandon-cedel-bassbaritone-accompanied-by-pianist-bradley-moore Date: July 25, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176cfc15c80a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/summer-sounds Date: July 25, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Park Summer Concert Series - Stayin' Alive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/forest-pk-summer-concert-series-stayin-alive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/forest-pk-summer-concert-series-stayin-alive Date: July 25, 2013

Enjoy an exciting musical tribute to the Bee Gees. Sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Waterfront Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/2013-waterfront-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/2013-waterfront-concert-series Date: July 25, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series Thursday evenings in July & August. On July 25th we're featuring an evening of music with Motor City Revue. A Tribute to Motown.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: BeBe Winans / Alicia Olatuja]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bebe-winans-alicia-olatuja http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/bebe-winans-alicia-olatuja Date: July 25, 2013

Carrying on the legacy of America’s first family of gospel, six-time Grammy and ten-time Dove Award-winner Bebe Winans' “polished R&B sound helped transform the…genre in the '80s and '90s.” (Detroit Free Press)

The Brooklyn native Alicia Olatuja brings an operatic range to gospel-infused jazz and pop sprinkled with grace notes from her bandleader husband Michael Olatuja’s African heritage.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4ec8334fa6.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare's "Love's Labor's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shakespeares-loves-labor-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shakespeares-loves-labor-lost Date: July 25, 2013

The HIP to HIP Theatre Company presents this screwball romantic comedy about the King of Navarre and three men taking oaths to devote their lives to scholarship for three years without the company of woman. When the Princess of France arrives with three ladies, can the men keep their oath?

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

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Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents My Brightest Diamond, Emily Wells and Mariana Sadovska]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-my-brightest-diamond-emily-wells-and-mariana-sadovska http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-my-brightest-diamond-emily-wells-and-mariana-sadovska Date: July 25, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets with performances by My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, Emily Wells, and Mariana Sadovska who teams up with the Kronos Quartet. This evening goes to the ladies as these three woman take over the stage.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Summer Concert Series Presents Smokey Robinson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-smokey-robinson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-smokey-robinson Date: July 25, 2013

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series, now in its 35th year, brings some of the best performers to you in a series of free concerts. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Smokey Robinson performs.

* Performances are held Thursday nights with two exceptions; Friday, July 12th and Wednesday, August 21st.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 7:30 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/wreck-it-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/wreck-it-ralph Date: July 25, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9348 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hamlet Date: July 25, 2013

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Directed by Vasile Flutur

The epic story of a Prince who must make difficult choices in an irrational world is played out on an outdoor Brooklyn stage.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549c87ed00b.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies with a View: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/movies-with-a-view-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/movies-with-a-view-willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory Date: July 25, 2013

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

A musical film about a young boy who, along with a few other lucky children, wins the opportunity to tour Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Little does he know that he has won so much more.

DJ performs at 6:00pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 25, 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 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 25, 2013

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomers Association will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

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Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Piper Films]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-piper-films http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/25/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-piper-films Date: July 25, 2013

Hands-On Filmmaking

Jeremy Mather, Director

Students work together as a film crew–writing,directing, filming, acting, lighting, and editing– to create one short HD film each week during the month of July. Come sit outside to watch their movies on the big screen!

Start time: 9:30 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

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

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-25 2013-07-25 9:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549e2018a73.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:23:44 EDT