NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:23:01 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> Date: September 28, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route 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 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.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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<![CDATA[Senior Appreciation Day at Calyton Williams Garden]]> Date: September 28, 2013

Garden will host a small reception in the garden. Enjoy music, refreshments, and a moment of relaxation in the garden. The event is free to all senior citizens.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> Date: September 28, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Luke Winslow-King & His Band | Brother Sun]]> Date: September 28, 2013

Luke Winslow-King & His Band performs at 4:00 p.m., Brother Sun at 3:00 p.m.

Luke Winslow-King is a guitarist, singer, composer, and lyricist known for his slide guitar work, and interest in pre-war blues and traditional jazz. Winslow-King’s work consists of an eclectic mix, taking in delta-folk music, classical composition, ragtime, and rock and roll; juxtaposing original songs with those from a bygone era. Originally from Cadillac, Michigan, Luke Winslow-King moved to New Orleans by chance in 2001. During a decade in New Orleans he honed his sound and earned respect as leader among the young traditionalists and collaborated with a revered list of local musicians, including: John Boutte, “Washboard” Chaz Leary, and Paul Sanchez. In 2010, Winslow-King formed a four-piece made up of singer/washboard-player Esther Rose, bassist Cassidy Holden, trumpet/piano/bass-drummer Ben Polcer. "They’re one of the most professional, staunchly original, and true-to-their-core bands working today." --American Songwriter.

National touring artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters. But Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. From three major points on the map – Chicago, Boston, and New York – Joe, Greg, and Pat celebrate the amazing power of singing together, their rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano. "The real breakout artists [at Falcon Ridge] this year had to be Brother Sun…who've come together to form a trio that's all about harmony - in their music and in their lives. Their joyful music making earned them a standing ovation in their main stage set." -John Platt, WFUV.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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Location: Southern End (in Madison Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing]]> Date: September 28, 2013

West Coast Swing combines elements of Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Salsa, and straight up booty-shakin', with lots of room for improvisation. It can be danced to pop, blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, soul, and just about everything in between, and has gained a large following worldwide.

Come join West Coast Swing enthusiasts and get a free lesson from 7 pm - 7:45 pm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[RPM Presents: Steve Angello]]> Date: September 28, 2013

Doors: 5 PM

Start time: 6:00 pm

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Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Night Hike (light)]]> Date: September 28, 2013

On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head. This is a light hike, on mostly paved paths. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Learn to Ride a Bike]]> Date: September 28, 2013

Children learn the basics and techniques of bike riding as this class will teach them a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Please bring bikes and helmets.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

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Location: I.S. 2 George L. Egbert Playground

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