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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:48:49 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[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: September 27, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/catch-release-fishing Date: September 27, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 27, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-chess Date: September 27, 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/2013/09/27/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 27, 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/2013/09/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 27, 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/2013/09/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-games Date: September 27, 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/2013/09/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 27, 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/2013/09/27/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-reading-room Date: September 27, 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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<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: September 27, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis and yoga instruction in 2 different parks in Brooklyn.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Marine Park in Southeast Brooklyn and South Oxford Park in Fort Greene. All activities will take place twice a week for one hour at each park through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Brooklyn for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/seniors-fitness.

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

BROOKLYN
Marine Park

Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11 AM – Tennis Courts at Ave. S and E. 32nd St.

Yoga – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – Nature Center at Ave. U and E 32nd St.

South Oxford Park

Yoga – Wednesdays/Fridays at 11 AM – Atlantic Commons between S. Oxford St. and Cumberland St.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Oxford Park,South Oxford Street and Atlantic Commmons (in South Oxford Park)

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<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/tai-chi Date: September 27, 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/2013/09/27/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 27, 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/2013/09/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 27, 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: Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/central-park-tour-views-from-the-past Date: September 27, 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 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) 794-4064

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

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-piano Date: September 27, 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/2013/09/27/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/bryant-park-fencing Date: September 27, 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[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: September 27, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons, yoga instruction and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city.

All activities in this six–week fitness program take place twice a week at each location through November 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/short-story-writing-workshop Date: September 27, 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/2013/09/27/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/seasonal-crafts Date: September 27, 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[RPM Presents: Steve Angello]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/rpm-presents-steve-angello http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/rpm-presents-steve-angello Date: September 27, 2013

Doors: 5 PM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Brooklyn Baroque Concert: Couperin & Eau de Vie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/couperin-eau-de-vie-brooklyn-baroque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/couperin-eau-de-vie-brooklyn-baroque Date: September 27, 2013

Brooklyn Baroque, featuring cellist David Bakamjian, flutist Andrew Bolotowsky, and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky, performs chamber music by the French composer François Couperin. Sample fruit brandy and hard cider similar to those in Rufus King’s wine cellar.

For tickets and more information visit www.kingmanor.org/events/concert.php

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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<![CDATA[Outdoor Movies in Staten Island: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/27/outdoor-movies-in-staten-island-grease Date: September 27, 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 Grease, watch two high schoolers - Danny and Sandy - fall in love in 1950's California. This classic musical is not to be missed!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Park

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