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, 24 Apr 2014 20:48:35 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[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

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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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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

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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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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

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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 7:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549b421d16c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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

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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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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

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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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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

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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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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

End time:

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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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

End time:

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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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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Contact phone:

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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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

Contact phone:

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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 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

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 9:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549e2018a73.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:48:35 EDT