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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:17:00 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 Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 18, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-reading-room Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 18, 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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 18, 2013

This working collection is significant for the practical information, aesthetic guidance, and reading pleasure it gave early members. On view during public hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/central-park-tour-crosspark-promenade Date: September 18, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/bryant-park-piano Date: September 18, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 18, 2013

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts using multiple mediums.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Building a Rainwater Harvesting System]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/greenthumb-workshop-building-a-rainwater-harvesting-system http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/greenthumb-workshop-building-a-rainwater-harvesting-system Date: September 18, 2013

Rainwater harvesting is the practice of catching and holding rain for later use. Since 2002, community gardens have been leading the charge to conserve water and redirect storm water runoff by collecting rainwater. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about these efforts and how you can build a simple two-barrel system using materials that are readily available and at little to no cost. In order to receive one of the 10 available RWH Kits (Rain Water Harvesting) your garden group must qualify by pre-registering and answering a few questions to determine if the system is a good fit for your site and your group.

Please email Lillian Reyes at lillian.reyes@parks.nyc.gov or call 212-788-8070 .

Supplies: Materials for Rainwater Harvesting System

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: St. John Cantius Parish

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<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/computer-resource-center-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/computer-resource-center-open-house Date: September 18, 2013

Everyone is welcome at the Computer Resource Center Open House at Sorrentino Recreation Center!

The Open House is free for Recreation Center members and non-members of all ages. Visit for an opportunity to learn about DigitalWork NYC, RECYouth: REEL Education for Youth, and multimedia computer classes!

Visitors without a Recreation Center membership will be given a free, one-day pass while supplies last.

For more information on the programs on offer, click on the DigitalWork NYC and RECYouth webpages.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at Sorrentino Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/open-house-digitalwork-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/open-house-digitalwork-nyc Date: September 18, 2013

DigitalWorks NYC is a program for people ages 16 to 26 who are not employed or in school and are able to commit to spending 20 hours a week participating in the ten week program. DigitalWorks NYC teaches partipants about MS Office or Adobe CS6 and helps participants find jobs. Not only is it free, but participants receive a free laptop and a free one-year membership to city recreation centers.

Join the Open House at Sorrentino Recreation Center for an opportunity to apply for the DigitalWork NYC program! Visit the DigitalWork NYC webpage for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 6:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 18, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/sunset-pilates Date: September 18, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/18/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: September 18, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome, No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-09-18 2013-09-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:17:00 EDT