NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:30:56 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[28th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day]]> Date: September 21, 2013

Team up with thousands of other volunteers across the world to combat pollution in our waterways and along our coastlines - it promises to be a remarkable stewardship experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> Date: September 21, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Gallery Tour at Wave Hill]]> Date: September 21, 2013

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of Wave Hill’s fall exhibition, Tandem Pursuits: Armor & Ichthyology, which celebrates the interests of former Wave Hill House resident Bashford Dean. Dean was Curator of Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Curator of Fish at the American Museum of Natural History. The intersection of his interest in both fish and armor provides the opportunity to bring together a remarkable group of contemporary art that explores concepts of adaptation, pattern, and protection. The tour also includes Sunroom Project Space installations by Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Onyedika Chuke and Francisco Donoso.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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<![CDATA[Arts in the Gardens]]> Date: September 21, 2013

On Saturdays throughout the month of September, NYRP and Indie Ballet Collaborative are partnering to bring unique programming to two of NYRP’s Brooklyn Community Gardens, as part of commitment to activating outdoor spaces and encouraging community engagement. Two of NYRP’s gardens will host free, interactive performance-experiences by the Indie-Ballet Collaborative, an NYC-based dance company aimed to create a synergetic relationship between dance and other art forms. The dance company, founded by choreographer Ariel Asch, will engage the community in fun, family-friendly sessions that marry various forms of movement, including yoga, creative dance, and improvisation, with musical performances by local musicians.

*Please note: Outdoor events are subject to change. Please check the New York Restoration Project's online calendar for up-to-date changes.
Saturday, September 21 Schedule

2:00 p.m.: yoga
3:00 p.m.: creative movement workshop for kids of all age
4:00 p.m.: improv workshop with live music
5:30 p.m.: reception and meet the artists

Saturday, September 28 Schedule

2:00 p.m.: yoga
3:00 p.m.: creative movement workshop for kids of all age
4:00 p.m.: improv workshop with live music
5:30 p.m.: performance by Indie-Ballet Collaborative & reception, with musical performance by Taylor Zaro & Maya Solovéy

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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<![CDATA[Computer Resource Center Open House: DigitalWork NYC at McCarren Play Center]]> Date: September 21, 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 McCarren Play Center for an opportunity to apply for the DigitalWork NYC program! Visit the DigitalWork NYC webpage for more information.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 255-3066

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Views From the Past]]> Date: September 21, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few 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 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Martha Redbone Roots Project and Pesky J. Nixon]]> Date: September 21, 2013

Martha Redbone Roots Project will perform at 4:00 p.m., and Pesky J. Nixon will open at 3:00 p.m.

Time Out New York says, “Martha Redbone is a charismatic indie-soul diva whose sound is a just-right mix of retro and modern.” Redbone’s music flows equally from her father’s North Carolina gospel legacy, proudly on display in her unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with soul and funk on her previous recordings, to her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her. Over five years of dedication into the roots project formed the revision of the artist’s complex American heritage, as loving messages to her child heir to these roots, and a balm for audiences hungering for truth and higher meaning in these turbulent days. The Garden Of LoveThe Songs of William Blake is not the debut album of singer/songwriter/producer/artist Martha Redbone, yet it embodies a sonic rebirth and fuller flowering of her own rootsy ethos.

Pesky J. Nixon, an acoustic group full of rich harmonies, banters and grace with roots in the Boston area, takes their name from favorite Red Sox players, Johnny Pesky and Trot Nixon. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England's localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation. Jay Moberg of Boston's WUMB says of the group, "These guys represent what I love about music...great playing, thoughtful lyrics, and musicians who actually enjoy playing together!"

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> Date: September 21, 2013

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out five site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers include Kai Kleinbard, Ani Taj Niemann and The Dance Cartel, Emily Wexler, Built For Collapse, and NY Parkour.

Meet at the Riverside Park entrance at 68th and Riverside Blvd.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> Date: September 21, 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 on Wednesday, September 11.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park

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