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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:39:47 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[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents Key Largo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: July 28, 2014

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in the remarkable John Huston film noir about a WWII vet forced to confront a ruthless Edward G. Robinson and his gang. It all plays out at a seedy Florida hotel during hurricane season. (1948) 101 min. (Warner Bros.) Not Rated

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. Films will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown directed by Fisher Stevens in association with Westbeth Entertainment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-presents-john-leguizamos-ghetto-klown-directed-by-fisher-stevens-in-association-with-westbeth-entertainment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-presents-john-leguizamos-ghetto-klown-directed-by-fisher-stevens-in-association-with-westbeth-entertainment Date: July 28, 2014

Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, who has appeared in more than fifty films and was also seen on Nickelodeon series “The Brothers Garcia,” as well as on “ER” and “Miami Vice,” is also one of the nation’s most accomplished stage performers. “Ghetto Klown” is the next chapter in John Leguizamo’s popular personal and professional story. It is his fifth one-man play, his third on Broadway, and follows in the uninhibited tradition of his “Mambo Mouth,” “Spic-O-Rama,” “Freak,” and “Sexaholix … a Love Story.” In Leguizamo’s trademark style, the piece explodes with energy, heating up the stage with vivid accounts of the colorful characters that populate his life. He takes audiences from his adolescent memories in Queens to the early days of his acting career and on to the sets of major motion pictures. Leguizamo explains, “Ghetto Klown” is all the things I say to my therapist and my manager, but would never want the general public to know. It’s cheaper than a lawsuit and I get to take a bow at the end. It’s like Wiki leaks but with no international manhunt. Yet.”

Doors open at 7:00pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53515071645f2.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 29, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 29, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 29, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/fitness-walk Date: July 29, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 29, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Park Tree Guard Installation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/ocean-breeze-park-tree-guard-installation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/ocean-breeze-park-tree-guard-installation Date: July 29, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Ocean Breeze Park to help protect our young trees from deer and rabbits. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and installation of tree guards. These tree guards will prevent deer and rabbit from rubbing and feeding on young trees. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at the corner of Quintard Street and Nugent Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Quintard Street and Nugent Avenue (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5906, -74.0804 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 29, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 29, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: July 29, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature. Tree Care Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from April 22nd 2014- September 2nd 2014. Sessions will occur from 10am-12pm with one session a month at 5pm-7pm.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Driggs Ave and Monitor Street

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7233, -73.9422 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/garden-crew Date: July 29, 2014

Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: July 29, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: July 29, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children. Suitable for babies and children up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7433, -73.8514 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: July 29, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 29, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361153585c7f.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Moona Luna]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mad-sq-kids-moona-luna Date: July 29, 2014

Moona Luna is the kindie group that The New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.”

Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Vasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50′s and 60′s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song. Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake— the tunes are finger snapping good and cater to wide audiences everywhere!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536137c27bf78.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Ifetayo Youth Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble Date: July 29, 2014

Since its inception in 1989, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy has been dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in Brooklyn and surrounding communities. The organization’s name comes from the West African Yoruba word "ifetayo" meaning "love is enough for joy" and captures Ifetayo’s approach to empowering youth, studying culture through the arts, and redefining community. The Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE) is an award-winning performance group, recognized for their combination of artistic excellence and exploration of social issues. Members are youth of the African Diaspora ages 12 – 19 residing in under resourced communities of central Brooklyn, who thrive under the opportunity for education, art-making, and self-determination. IYE creates high-caliber original, socially relevant, and interdisciplinary performance works.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53615d3231df1.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 29, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 29, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-games Date: July 29, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 29, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 29, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 29, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 29, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/abs-work-out Date: July 29, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Skate Mobile at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/skate-mobile-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/skate-mobile-at-westerleigh-park Date: July 29, 2014

The Skate Mobiles offer lessons and activities in in-line skating. The program provides helmets and safety equipment as well as basic instruction, organized races and obstacle courses for all ability levels.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 29, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 29, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga with Birgit Nagele in Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/chair-yoga-with-birgit-nagele http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/chair-yoga-with-birgit-nagele Date: July 29, 2014

Work out kinks from shoulders, neck, back, and mind while learning to do yoga positions in a chair or bench.

Very safe and gentle techniques to relieve stress and tension from your body and mind. Simple moves that you can take back to work.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Second Avenue Entrance (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7332, -73.9845 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: HSBC Sustainability]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-hsbc-sustainability Date: July 29, 2014

Today's reading room topic is "We Are What We Eat, After All." The speakers will be Paul Greenberg, ocean life expert and best-selling author of Four Fish American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood, and Karl Weber, author of Food Inc.: A Participant Guide: How Industrial Food is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer – and What You Can Do.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/meditation-class Date: July 29, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-knitting Date: July 29, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: July 29, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: July 29, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 29, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: July 29, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: July 29, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly game socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/game-night Date: July 29, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Euripides Summer Festival 2014 Presents Andromache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache Date: July 29, 2014

When the Trojan War ends, Andromache becomes a slave who now has to protect her son from her husband's new wife.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 781-3631

Location: The East River Park Amphitheater (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 6:00 pm 40.7111, -73.9782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ab44da85132.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 29, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, international, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: July 29, 2014

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy! Bring your own mats!

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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/central-park-circuit Date: July 29, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/evening-yoga1 Date: July 29, 2014

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-felix-hernandez-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-felix-hernandez-rhythm-revue Date: July 29, 2014

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecae504b89.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: July 29, 2014

Featuring the Poets of Sibling Rivalry Press: Saeed Jones, Rickey Laurentiis, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Valerie Wetlaufer and Cheryl Boyce-Taylor.

Presented in partnership with Sibling Rivalry Press

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 29, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/pilates-fitness-guru Date: July 29, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: July 29, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. T

his class is co-taught by instructors who are part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: July 29, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 29, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: July 29, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5bc836252.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaways Film Festival: Free Willy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/free-willy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/free-willy Date: July 29, 2014

Outdoor movie night for the family to enjoy. Movie begins at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Free Willy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-night-free-willy-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-night-free-willy-pg Date: July 29, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88b1120c6b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: To Catch A Thief]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-to-catch-a-thief http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-to-catch-a-thief Date: July 29, 2014

Watch To Catch A Thief as the sun sets over the West Village!

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun program brings you a free, summer film series on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket, picnic and friends! The first 50 people will get in, and doors will open one hour prior to screening time.

In To Catch A Thief, Cary Grant is at his charming, sophisticated best. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this comedy-adventure follows retired jewel thief Grant, who is suspected of committing new thefts when an imposter copies his methods along the glamorous French Riviera. As he tries to catch the real burglar, he falls in love with cold hearted Grace Kelly who is accompanied by her diamond-encrusted mother. A suspense film in the best Hitchcock tradition featuring a dazzling rooftop escape sequence. 1995 © Criterion Pictures, USA.

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:15 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53921bd067ca1.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: Fried Green Tomatoes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/red-hook-flicks-fried-green-tomatoes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/red-hook-flicks-fried-green-tomatoes Date: July 29, 2014

Red Hook Films are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The screen is set up in front of a Civil War-era warehouse, with sweeping views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

This film tells the story of a housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunrise-tai-chi Date: July 30, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: July 30, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park!

Join us for summer health and fitness with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Classes meet at Garibaldi Plaza, Bring your own mat.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 30, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 30, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: July 30, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: July 30, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: July 30, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: July 30, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/body-sculpting Date: July 30, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: July 30, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Hamilton Metz Field

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B193 Hamilton Metz Field 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: July 30, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Vered and the Babes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-vered-and-the-babes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-vered-and-the-babes Date: July 30, 2014

It’s not hard to understand why songstress Vered is adored by NY parents. Her voice is lush, her songs funny and poignant, and her upbeat melodies and playful harmonies are reminiscent of a doo-wop band. Her album, Good Morning My Love, was a Gold Award Winner from both the Parents' Choice Foundation and from National Parenting Publications and was named by Laurie Berkner a 2012 favorite (USA Today). Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones, adding melody and bounce to the ups and downs, joyful interactions, and daily routines. Her band, Vered and the Babes, bring a variety of instruments including pots and pans, french-horn and trumpet, and always have the kids and parents jumping and singing along. “With warmth enough to melt the polar ice cap, the love, understanding, and humor emerge…circumspect, insightful, and filled with joy" (Parents' Choice Foundation.)

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613d7742771.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Larger Than Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life Date: July 30, 2014

Hailing from New York, MC Vin, John, Esjae and Kevin (among others), set out to start the ultimate boy band tribute show, bringing back the hits of artists the likes of Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, Nsync and 98 Degrees! They also feature classic hits from The Temptations, Jackson 5 and more. Larger Than Life strives to light up that spark, bring back those colors and good times that - deep inside - never truly left our hearts. The combo is not simply a tribute band: their show engages the audience unlike anything else out there! Don’t miss the time to jump on this crazy pop machine and let the music tell you the rest of the story.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613eb52f37b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: NY Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 30, 2014

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6486, -74.003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f9ba11f3.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 30, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-games Date: July 30, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, 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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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 30, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 30, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Magician Wayne 'Superius' Garland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/magician-wayne-superius-garland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/magician-wayne-superius-garland Date: July 30, 2014

Children will love this magical presentation starring Wayne "Superius" Garland, the original Hip Hop magician, ventriloquist, comedian.

Sposored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5827, -73.8176 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/zumba Date: July 30, 2014

Combining Latin, international, and popular music, with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 30, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 30, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: July 30, 2014

Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes (A.K.A. Jay & Silent Bob) discuss their book Jay & Silent Bob's Blueprints for Destroying Everything. The dynamic twosome from Clerks make a rare appearance in honor of their new book, an illustrated collection on how to wreak havoc wherever you go.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/recycletoart Date: July 30, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/chess-club Date: July 30, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-family-festival Date: July 30, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: July 30, 2014

New York Restoration Project's City Chicken Institute has come to the Bronx! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.

Schedule:

  • 5:30 – Garden gates open
  • 6:00 – Workshop begins
  • 6:45-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

Dates

  • July 30 – Care & Share: Share What Makes Your Flock Thrive
  • August 27 – Intro to Chicken Keeping
  • September 24 – Chicken Health and Wellness (Co-taught by Dan Carr, a livestock farmer at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture)
  • October 29 – Preparing for Winter (Workshop begins 30 minutes earlier due to earlier sunset.)

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in Brooklyn!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Beekeeping 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-beekeeping-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-beekeeping-101 Date: July 30, 2014

Please join Gemma Garcia and GreenThumb for this basic beekeeping workshop.

We will show you how the hive is built and the basic things you need to know about keeping bees in your community garden. Learn about the life cycle of the bees, the different members of the bee family and the roles they play in the hive and gardens. You will also learn about the benefits of keeping bees in community gardens (aside from delicious honey) as well as the steps involved in getting trained as a beekeeper and starting a hive of your own.

RSVP required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: St. John Cantius Parish

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6675, -73.894 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Ayo Awosika]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 30, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured musician: Ayo Awosika
The American-Nigerian vocalist and songwriter is a multi-instrumentalist with a distinct, soulful and highly addictive sound, and has performed with great jazz artists across the US.

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/little-reds-hood Date: July 30, 2014

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairy tale with a modern twist.

Presented by Puppets in the Park and sponsored by City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Euripides Summer Festival 2014 Presents Andromache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache Date: July 30, 2014

When the Trojan War ends, Andromache becomes a slave who now has to protect her son from her husband's new wife.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 781-3631

Location: The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 40.8264, -73.9412 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ab45958067a.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training Date: July 30, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53737ae44a20c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving Into Fort Tryon Park's Past With Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: July 30, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Fort Tryon Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

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 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/family-capoeira Date: July 30, 2014

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/checkmate-101 Date: July 30, 2014

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zebedee Collins! The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-garden-walk Date: July 30, 2014

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week: come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b184829e134.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

Practice yoga overlooking the beautiful Hudson River with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Heathers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerscreen-heathers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerscreen-heathers Date: July 30, 2014

SummerScreen is a free outdoor movie series that takes place on Wednesdays in July and August in McCarren Park in Williamsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with food vendors and live music. Films begin at sundown.

In Heathers, a girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: killing the popular kids.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Lisette Melendez / Coro / George Lamond / hosted by Mick Benzo in association with Universal Zulu Nation and the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- Date: July 30, 2014

Lisette Melendez is an American freestyle/Latin pop/dance-pop singer. Her debut album Together Forever was propelled to gold status after her smash hits "Together Forever" and "A Day In My Life (Without You)" both sold over 700,000 copies in 1991. Both songs were such big dance music hits that they are credited as helping renew interest in Freestyle music in the early 90s, which had been fading in popularity due to the rise of mainstream pop music and grunge at the time. Melendez was born and raised in East Harlem. Melendez' childhood inspirations include her mother and aunt, who sang in a church choir and community theater. As a teenager she honed her singing voice by emulating Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler. In high school she became a fan of Puerto Rican freestyle music singer Lisa Lisa who had many dance hits. Melendez, also of Puerto Rican descent, was inspired by Lisa Lisa's success. In 2008 Lisette teamed up with famed music producer Carlos "After Dark" Berrios and performed two new tracks "I Need a Lover" and "Don't Ever Say" on albums Don't Look Back Sessions One &Two.

Coro is a Latin freestyle singer and actor of Cuban and Dominican heritage, who first had roles in numerous episodes of the star's hit television series, Miami Vice. While appearing on Vice, Coro struggled to put together a group to get his singing career off the ground. His first efforts never took off, but in 1987, Coro met Stevie B, who was enjoying the success of his first hit record and getting ready to tour. After a stint as a backup vocalist and dancer for Stevie B, the New York-born and Miami-raised Coro made the move back to his native Manhattan to initiate a solo singing career. Coro partnered with freestyle music producers Zahid Tariq and Todd Terry in 1989,. Coro's first single, "Where Are You Tonight", became the #1 dance record in New York and Florida. The song reached the Top 25 on Billboard 's club chart and put Coro on the road doing shows in dance clubs across the country. On his self-titled debut album, Coro collaborated with producers Zahid Tariq and Ziggy Gonzalez to create a selection of up-tempo dance tunes like "Can't Let You Go", "Where Are You tonight", "My Fallen Angel" and ballads such as "Missing You".

George Lamond began singing backup for various artists before landing a solo deal with Columbia Records. Lamond is known for his lyrical spinto tenor vocal quality, not found in most tenors of today. His first album, Bad of the Heart, released in 1990, had underground dance hits like "Bad of the Heart", "Look Into My Eyes" and "Without You". Lamond has also released a couple of salsa albums and scored a number of hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. 2001 saw the release of his highly acclaimed salsa album GL on Sony Records, and in 2006, Lamond returned with the release of his album Oye Mi Canto, bringing a new sound to his music career. The album was a combination of reggaeton, bachata and salsa, with seven songs produced by G1E Productions. In 2008, Lamond released a new single, "What is Love", on an album titled Don't Look Back - Session 2 produced by famed freestyle producer, Carlos "After Dark" Berrios, and a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin", released on Robbins Entertainment and produced by Giuseppe D. Lamond is featured on the Lucas Prata cover of Level 42's "Something About You", found on Prata's Never Stop Dreamin' album, also produced by Giuseppe D.

Mickey Bentson aka Mick Benzo owns and runs rap-oriented Pay Up Management. He was one of the founding members of the Zulu Nation, arguably the most important catalyst for hip hop. He has previously managed Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Everland and Big Punisher, and he now manages Ice-T and Fat Joe.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecd1fea813.jpeg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dancing-under-the-stars Date: July 30, 2014

Join us for an evening of free dance lessons.

Finale on July 30th will include live band.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Jonathan W. White & "Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction Date: July 30, 2014

Jonathan W. White will discuss his nonfiction book, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln.

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-pilates Date: July 30, 2014

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for an Intermediate Pilates Mat Class.

Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:49 EDT