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 22:48:27 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[Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/seneca-village Date: July 27, 2013

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: July 27, 2013

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through 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 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Found Sound Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation Date: July 27, 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

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Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 4:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day1 Date: July 27, 2013

Enjoy family friendly performances throughout the day on Family Day. Dan Zanes & Friends pay tribute to Lead Belly and OzoKidz brings a blend of samba, Jamaican dancehall, salsa and hip-hop sounds made with kids in mind.

Start time: 5:00 pm

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Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 5:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Old Timers Week at Brownsville Recreation Center: Classic R&B Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert Date: July 27, 2013

Brownsville Recreation Center will be hosting two days of events as part of Old Timers Week in Brownsville. On Saturday 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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<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-camping Date: July 27, 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 Wednesday, July 17.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace Date: July 27, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. & Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. Astoria Fine Arts Dance & Fitness Studio will be providing a Pilates class.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7791, -73.9212 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Lianne La Havas / LP / Quadron / DJ sets by DJ Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lianne-la-havas-lp-quadron-dj-sets-by-dj-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lianne-la-havas-lp-quadron-dj-sets-by-dj-center Date: July 27, 2013

Associated Press called London-based singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough? “not just one of the year’s best debuts, but one of the year’s best albums.” Her live show has been equally lauded, with the Los Angeles Times calling her “a natural talent with boundless potential whose charisma is matched only by her musical prowess.” The daughter of a Greek father and a Jamaican mother, La Havas fell in love with her parents’ favorite music as a child and cites artists like Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and Mary J. Blige as influences. This year, La Havas has performed around the world on sold-out tours and on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She has also been embraced by many musical heroes, including Prince, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Alicia Keys, Bon Iver, and Erykah Badu.

Often rocking out with her ukulele in front of her dynamic, versatile band, LP has a voice that is instantly ear-catching, a natural instrument of power and grace. Fueled by a contagious, pure love of performing, LP’s stage presence is inherently powerful with a free-flowing, infectious confidence honed through her years of touring. LP was drawn heavily to transformational artists, those who blended mystique with the rare ability to make an instant connection with listeners, both as performers and writers. Her live performances gracefully evolved during bouts of intense touring, and her songwriting skills developed profoundly. Her debut album will be released in 2013 and she hopes it will be worthy of her teachers and will also satisfy her own creative expectations.

First introduced by a mutual friend, vocalist Coco O., and multi-instrumentalist/producer Robin Hannibal had immediate chemistry. Dubbing themselves Quadron, the two began making waves with the Motown-inspired single, “Slippin’” making them a darling among music critics. Recognizing the tremendous talent of the duo, New York Magazine, named their self-titled 2009 album as one of the “Top Ten Best” of the year. While Coco’s credits Lauryn Hill and Sade as being at the center of her formative music years, Robin’s flair for layering the intricacies of chord progressions, composition, and instrumentation come from his love for musical greats such as Ennio Morricone and Charles Stepney. Their newest single, “Hey Love” was released in March 2013 and features a pop-friendly tapestry of busy beats and pounding piano.

Whether at the turntables, or in studio behind the boards, DJ Center soul-travels, navigating audiences with a crate of musical goods from around the globe, while echoing a New York state of mind. Having rocked cities as far and wide as Los Angeles to Barcelona, DJ Center’s signature style remains soulful, feel-good music. Always aiming to break new tunes and celebrate forgotten gems, a DJ Center set is synonymous with the finest of selections: whether he is doing music supervision for Gucci, recording radio sessions for Giant Step, or keeping party goers on their feet until the wee hours.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c465feca40.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-erin-lee-and-the-up-past-bedtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-erin-lee-and-the-up-past-bedtime-band Date: July 27, 2013

Come meet Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[The Hip to Hip Shakespeare Company: "The Tempest"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/the-hip-to-hip-shakespeare-company-presents-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/the-hip-to-hip-shakespeare-company-presents-the-tempest Date: July 27, 2013

These family-friendly productions are for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time.

All performances are free and open to the public.

Bring blankets or low chairs. Seating is first come, first served.

FREE children's programming 30 minutes before each show!

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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<![CDATA[Benefit Concert: Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/benefit-concert-robert-plant-presents-the-sensational-space-shifters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/benefit-concert-robert-plant-presents-the-sensational-space-shifters Date: July 27, 2013

Led Zeppelin's frontman Robert Plant continues to rock with his latest band, Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters. The band will play some new tunes as well as songs from Zeppelin's catalog re-imagined with African rhythms, twinges of folk and even funk.

Benefit Concerts help support free shows at Celebrate Brooklyn!

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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a8b7f1b7dca.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day2 Date: July 27, 2013

End Family Day with a performance by Ozomatli, the multi-Grammy winning band that fuses the best of a variety of cultural sounds such as hip-hop, salsa, rock and more.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-movie-series-brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-movie-series-brave Date: July 27, 2013

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

In Brave, Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:48:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 27, 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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