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, 23 Aug 2014 04:05:06 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 Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-chess Date: September 20, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 20, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 20, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-games Date: September 20, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 20, 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[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/tai-chi Date: September 20, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 20, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 20, 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[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: September 20, 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.

Tickets available for purchase onsite. Space is limited. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in and audio equipment set up. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-piano Date: September 20, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bryant-park-fencing Date: September 20, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Call to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 382-2255

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/short-story-writing-workshop Date: September 20, 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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<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/seasonal-crafts Date: September 20, 2013

Participants of all ages will engage in creating crafts for the seasons.

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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<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/family-camping Date: September 20, 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, September 10.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-madagascar-3-europes-most-wanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-madagascar-3-europes-most-wanted Date: September 20, 2013

Enjoy what's left of the beautiful weather as part of these special, family-friendly movies in Staten Island. Admission is free! All that is needed is blankets as seating is limited.

In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Owl Hollow Fields

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<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: City & Colour / Lissie / Lucy Rose]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bowery-presents-city-colour-lissie-lucy-rose http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/20/bowery-presents-city-colour-lissie-lucy-rose Date: September 20, 2013

Doors: 5:30 PM

All times subject to change.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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