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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:01:10 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 26, 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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<![CDATA[Peace in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/peace-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/peace-in-the-park Date: July 26, 2013

Shake off the stress of the city and find serenity at “Peace in the Park,” an oasis of calm and spirituality. Come enjoy a peaceful environment and experience inner calm and love with a variety of uplifting activities for the whole family. Learn ways to live a happier, healthier, and more harmonious life with our short 30 minute life changing talks or simply relax and enjoy live music that soothes the mind and energizes the spirit.

Special guest and MC: Cheryl Wills of NY1 television and author of autobiography, Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 564-4335

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-piano Date: July 26, 2013

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

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-ramble Date: July 26, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 26, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/blooming-naturalist Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Old Timers Week at Brownsville Recreation Center: Family Fun Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-family-fun-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-family-fun-festival Date: July 26, 2013

Brownsville Recreation Center will be hosting two days of events as part of Old Timers' Week in Brownsville. The Family Fun Festival features line dancing, Zumba, and a rock climbing wall.

The Festival is completely free and all are welcome!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/nature-on-the-go Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Polyphony Marimba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/polyphony-marimba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/polyphony-marimba Date: July 26, 2013

Come enjoy roots music of Zimbabwe offering you vital and complex rhythms, a powerful acoustic sound, beautiful and uplifting melodies that are danceable and unique.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Found Sound Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation Date: July 26, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Watch as Bang on a Can, a mobile production team, turn random sounds into complex tracks right in front of you. Feel free to join in and try your hand at making music.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 4:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Live on Pier 26, Hudson River Park featuring the Gaslight Anthem with The Bouncing Souls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-gaslight-anthem-with-the-bouncing-souls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-gaslight-anthem-with-the-bouncing-souls Date: July 26, 2013

Hudson River Park teams up with The Bowery Presents to bring you a series of exciting concerts on the waterfront!
Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm.

The Gaslight Anthem are a folk punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, consisting of Brian Fallon (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Benny Horowitz (drums, percussion, tambourine). They released their first album, Sink or Swim, on XOXO Records in May 2007, and their second album, The '59 Sound, on SideOneDummy Records in August 2008. The band's third album, American Slang, was released on June 15, 2010 and their most recent effort Handwritten was released on July 24, 2012.

You can count the number of bands who've stayed together for 20 years on two hands, and you can use just one to count those who've consistently released quality material for two decades. This year, The Bouncing Souls enter that esteemed category, and in keeping with their D.I.Y. roots, they've done it without major labels, corporate radio, MTV, or teen magazine pinups.

Brought to you by Pandora.

Start time: 5:00 pm

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<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 26, 2013

Brush up on your volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 18+

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Old Timers Week at Brownsville Recreation Center: Classic R&B Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert Date: July 26, 2013

Brownsville Recreation Center will be hosting two days of events as part of Old Timers Week in Brownsville. On Friday night, there will be a free concert featuring R&B from the 60's and 70's, including some local talent!

All are welcome!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/family-camping Date: July 26, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 16.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Summer Music Concert Series: Irresistible Latin Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/pelham-bay-summer-music-concert-seriesirresistible-latin-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/pelham-bay-summer-music-concert-seriesirresistible-latin-rhythms Date: July 26, 2013

Come enjoy an evening of good friends and good music with "Irresistible Latin Rhythms" by the Willie Rodriguez Ensemble. Bring a blanket or chair and pack a picnic. Limited free parking is available.

Rain location: International Caterers, 3243 Ampere Avenue.

The next concert in this series will be "More Jazz Classics", by Valerie Capers Quartet on Friday, August 9,.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Lawn area behind track & field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 40.8483, -73.8226 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: July 26, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Romance of the Iron Bow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-romance-of-the-iron-bow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-romance-of-the-iron-bow Date: July 26, 2013

Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Chinese American Arts Council present Romance of the Iron Bow, a chinese musical theater performance. Get lost in the exquisite costumes, riveting music and the grand martial arts pyrotechnics of this traditional art performance.

Start time: 6:00 pm

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Location: Lincoln Center Plaza

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9837 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow Date: July 26, 2013

New York City 's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available.

Performance Times Gates Open Friday 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Hansel and Gretel and the Candy Haus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hansel-and-gretel-and-the-candy-haus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hansel-and-gretel-and-the-candy-haus Date: July 26, 2013

Hansel and Gretel and the Candy Haus

A new adaptation by John P. McEneny and Mollie Lief Abramson
Inspired by the fairy tale by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Mollie Lief Abramson, Director

When Gretel steals her poor family’s last few coins to purchase a ribbon from the mysterious Ribbon Man, she sets about a chain of events that leads her to werewolves, giants, and a dangerous house deep in the woods made entirely of candy. Spooky, zany fun!

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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549a6611794.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Trampled by Turtles / The Devil Makes Three / Brown Bird]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/trampled-by-turtles-the-devil-makes-three-brown-bird http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/trampled-by-turtles-the-devil-makes-three-brown-bird Date: July 26, 2013

A night of dangerous old-timey music. Combining fierce musicianship with an intense energy, Trampled by Turtles invest their “supercharged songs with a hooky playfulness and white-knuckle power” (Esquire) that’s dragging bluegrass kicking and screaming into the modern world. They’re abetted here by The Devil Makes Three, who traffic in “bluegrass, folk, rockabilly, and Piedmont blues and ragtime, all played with a blazing punk-rock attitude,” (SF Weekly) and the Thomas Paine-quoting Rhode Island duo Brown Bird, who favor a dark and dreamlike take on American roots.

Local Sponsor: Halstead Property Development Marketing

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f278138d0.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Belly Dance Aerobics with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 26, 2013

Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations on the Pier 6. The class focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind, and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Chuck Braman Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band Date: July 26, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. On July 26, the Chuck Braman Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Pier 45

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Magda Giannikou]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-magda-giannikou http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-magda-giannikou Date: July 26, 2013

Magda Giannikou brings a little taste of Greece to New York City performing old and new favorites with her laterna, a barrel organ.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents the Kronos Quartet with Special Guests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests Date: July 26, 2013

The Kronos Quartet performs with Magda Giannikou and Vân-Ánh Võ to create a fusion of world music. The Gloaming also performs bringing a twist to traditional Irish music to the stage.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Surf's Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/surfs-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/surfs-up Date: July 26, 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 Surf's Up, a surfing penguin currently riding the wave of success enters his first professional competition in this computer-animated family-oriented comedy from directors Chris Buck and Ash Brannon. Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) may be a relative amateur when it comes to hanging ten, but he's sure he has what it takes to surf his way to superstardom. With a little help from his cantankerous King Penguin mentor, ex-surfing legend Big Z (Jeff Bridges), and a little encouragement from star Pen Gu Island lifeguard Lani (Zooey Deschanel), there may be hope for this tuxedo-clad wave twister after all. James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Michael McKean, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, and Brian Benben all lend their voices to this inspirational tale that proves anything is possible when you put your heart and mind to it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:00 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Movie Series: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/brave Date: July 26, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Victory Blvd. and Loop Rd. (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:00 pm 40.608, -74.1541 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Productions at the Old Stone House Presents: Godspell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-productions-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-godspell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-productions-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-godspell Date: July 26, 2013

Godspell

Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Ryan Healey Woods, Director
Megan Jonynas, Musical Director

Full of fun, folksy songs (“Day by Day,” “All Good Gifts,” “Learn Your Lessons Well”), this spirited show – with live music provided by the cast – is both comedic and sentimental.

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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549d4034c4e.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: "U"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-u http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-u Date: July 26, 2013

"U"

By Grégoire Solotareff & Serge Elissalde, 2006, Animation, UR, 1h15, Institut Français
With the voices of Isild Le Besco, Vahina Giocante, Bernadette Lafont, Sanseverino

Age 6 & up

Mona is a princess who lives a lonely existence in a dilapidated castle by the sea. She is cruelly mistreated by a pair of rats until a unicorn named U appears to protect her. In time Mona grows to be a very beautiful girl. One day a troupe of travelling and noisy musicians, the Wéwés, settle in the nearby forest, and among them, the charmer Kulka.

Presented in partnership with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn

In French with English subtitles

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks. Initiated in 2008, Films on the Green has become a not-to-be-missed free event amid the vibrant New York City summer cultural offerings. Over the years, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season’s films spanning different themes from environment or musicals to literary adaptations. This year’s festival celebrates love “à la française”.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest #filmsonthegreen

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7298, -73.9607 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: Who Framed Roger Rabbit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/river-flicks-for-kids-who-framed-roger-rabbit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/river-flicks-for-kids-who-framed-roger-rabbit Date: July 26, 2013

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

It is up to 'toon star Roger Rabbit and 'toon hating detective Eddie Valiant to find out who framed Roger for the murder of Marvin Acme. (Rated PG)

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Beach Flix Presents Iron Man 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix Date: July 26, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Now Showing Iron Man 2.

Movies begin at Sundown. Bring your blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcome and encouraged but we ask you respect our beaches and take your trash with you at the end of the evening.

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:10 EDT