NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:26:08 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 23, 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 23, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Battle of Brooklyn Reenactment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment Date: August 23, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join reenactors from Glover’s Marblehead Regiment to learn how sailors saved George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Flareplay Video Gaming Truck by the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach Date: August 23, 2014

Flareplay brings the videogaming fun outdoors. Join other gamers at Midland Beach Splash Plaza and check out Flareplay's outdoor gaming station.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce72eb7cf3a.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Preserving the Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/workshop-preserving-the-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/workshop-preserving-the-harvest Date: August 23, 2014

You worked hard all spring and summer, tilling, sowing, weeding and pruning. Now is the time to reap what you sow before it goes to seed. We will cover basic ways to preserve what you’ve grown in the garden for the long winter ahead: drying, canning, freezing, pickling. Additionally, we will extend the uses of your bounty by looking at alternative ways to use your herbs and spices in the kitchen and around the house.

(faux)H is a series of hands-on workshops held at the Wyckoff farmhouse Museum, exploring traditional farm based skills: natural dying, alternative home economics, and preservation. Employing dye plants and crops grown on the Wyckoff farm, situated in the middle Brooklyn, (faux)H will be a collaborative experiment in the lost art of learning-by-doing. Join artist, Lisa Sikorski on a journey of learning about the slow process of making by hand and from the earth.

This workshop is intended for adult participants, and suitable for young adults ages 13 and up.

This workshop isfree but registration is required. Register online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[AFROPUNK Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/afropunk-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/afropunk-fest Date: August 23, 2014

AFROPUNK is back in Brooklyn this August for another weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes. AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more.

See performances by D'Angelo, SZA, Valerie June, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell, and more.

This is a free event, but donations are encouraged. The festival is a rain or shine event. Please visit the related link below for the full line-up and more information about this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Back To School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/back-to-school http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/back-to-school Date: August 23, 2014

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, fitness activities, and more! School supplies and health and safety information will be given out to all students on a first come, first served basis.

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 40.6728, -73.7879 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 23, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/seining Date: August 23, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Be prepared to get wet.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: 165th Street and 99th Avenue

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 40.6496, -73.8316 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 23, 2014

Join and dance with Brothers Entertainment, the one and only local Staten Island DJ Company as they play this summer's hottest hits on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn, adjacent to Fantasy Shore Amusement Park - come one, come all!

Brother's Entertainment DJ Company will partner with Staten Island Beach Fest throughout the summer. Other appearance dates include Sunday, August 31.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go Date: August 23, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 23, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/cara-a-cara-a-cuban-exhibition-opening-reception Date: August 23, 2014

Cuban themed opening reception of Cara A Cara: A Cuban Exhibition, showing the works of two artists:

Manny Vega: Bronx born muralist, illustrator, mosaicist and costume designer. He is associate with the artist collective, Taller Boricua and is the former art instructor at La Catedra de Artes y Plasticas y Musica de Cuba.

Rafael Perez-Morejon is a Cuban born painter and muralist. He is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma de santo Domingo and is an art instructor at La Catedra Internacional de Artes y Plasticas de Cuba.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 23, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 23, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 23, 2014

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

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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/gallery-tour Date: August 23, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of three current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Gregory Crewdson’s Fireflies series is being shown for the first time in its entirety; Crewdson’s photographs capture the fleeting light of these nocturnal creatures. In the Sunroom Project Space, Lauren Carly Shaw transforms the space into the setting of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1899), set in the late 19th century, when the original Glyndor House was constructed. Shaw chronicles the effect of confinement on a woman’s mental state. In the Sun Porch space, Reade Bryan’s sculptural installation investigates the way that iconic building materials, such as plywood and drywall supplies, are created and used. Here he evokes the effects of a flood or the mass of a cliff’s edge; the natural landscape appears to intrude on the interior, although the sculpture itself is made of domestic building material.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d6763a1f25e.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Champu the Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician Date: August 23, 2014

Champu is the talk of the town! His energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Champu’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Theater for the New City Presents Street Theater's 'Emergency!!!']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency Date: August 23, 2014

Street Theater is a 50-member company including a live band, that performs musical operettas for free in NYC Parks during the summer.

This year's musical: “Emergency!!!” by Crystal Field. "Emergency!!!" is a rip-roaring musical about a heroic EMT worker in a boiling, broiling city.

Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: 44th Street and 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 40.6473, -74.0046 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's Blues BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-river-parks-blues-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-river-parks-blues-bbq Date: August 23, 2014

Back for its 15th anniversary, Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ Festival pairs America’s best blues and roots musicians with three of New York City’s best BBQ restaurants, Mighty Quinn's Barbeque, Delaney Barbecue and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for an unforgettable summer day on the Hudson River! Rain or Shine

2014 Blues BBQ Artists:

  • The Slide Brothers 2pm
  • Samantha Fish 3:15pm
  • John Németh 4:30pm
  • Shemekia Copeland 6pm
  • Big Sam's Funky Nation 7:30pm

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2014-08-23 2014-08-23 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f4c89758d8e.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: La Mega 7th Annual Tropical Fest with Alex Sensation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-presents-la-mega-7th-annual-tropical-fest-alex-sensation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-presents-la-mega-7th-annual-tropical-fest-alex-sensation Date: August 23, 2014

New York City’s top Latin DJ, Alex Sensation, began collecting music and at age 16 was already a disc jockey at various nightclubs. He enjoys mixing different genres, but his roots as a mixer are linked with Tropical music. Among his many accomplishments as a prominent DJ and radio personality, Alex has been the face of Dennon DJ Equipment. Alex DJ’s five nights a week throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Long Island, and has two #1 mix radio shows in the country: “La Original Mega Mezcla and “La Mega Mezcla Sábado en la Noche” both on La Mega 97.9 FM. He also has DJed to sold­out crowds at the Madison Square Garden, Izod Center, Nokia Theater, and the United Palace, among others. This year, Alex received an ACE Award (the Association of Latin Entertainment Critics). He has also taken his mixes and talent to countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Canada, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay and Aruba.

Doors open at 2:00 pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535157463c7c8.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: The Wallace Roney Orchestra / Lionel Loueke / Melissa Aldana / Kris Bowers with special guest Chris Turner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-wallace-roney-lionel-loueke-melissa-aldana-kris-bowers-with-special-guest-chris-turner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-wallace-roney-lionel-loueke-melissa-aldana-kris-bowers-with-special-guest-chris-turner Date: August 23, 2014

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams, Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Walter Davis Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jay McShann, David Murray, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few. He was one of the few musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters. But his most important and meaningful relationship was with Miles Davis. Wallace was mentored by Miles Davis after Miles heard him in 1983 at his birthday gala performance in Carnegie Hall. Their association peaked when Miles chose Wallace to share the stage at his historic performance in Montreux in 1991.

In what must be one of the grandest musical gestures imaginable, Wayne Shorter, one of the most important composers in the history of Jazz music and arguably the greatest living composer in Jazz today, bestowed on to Wallace Roney the scores to two large scale, large ensemble pieces that Wayne conceived and composed for Miles when he was still in the band but were never recorded (or even performed) and told Wallace he was now the person who could best fully realize these works. These two major works, Legend (composed in 1967) and Universe (composed in 1968 and 69) are amazing in their scope and breadth (they are written for as many as 18 pieces, including english horn, bassoon, french horn, flutes and clarinet along with more traditional instrumentation) and show Wayne to already be a fully formed masterful composer and orchestrator of large scale works at this early date in his career. Wayne also included a third unrecorded composition, Twin Dragon which was written for Miles in 1981 at his request as he was looking for material to perform for his comeback. Wallace Roney, who has performed and recorded with Wayne and was Miles Davis' only protégé, has become a pivotal artist on the scene in his own right. With his vast experience with these great artists, he is clearly the right choice to bring this important music to life.

Hailed as a "gentle virtuoso" by Jon Pareles of The New York Times, guitarist/vocalist Lionel Loueke follows up his acclaimed Blue Note releases Karibu and Mwaliko with the extraordinary Heritage. Co-produced by piano great and Blue Note label mate Robert Glasper, Heritage finds Loueke at the helm of a new lineup with a more electric sound. In addition, Loueke, long known for his nylon-string acoustic guitar, does not feature that instrument on Heritage. He transitions to steel-string acoustic and electric guitars A veteran of bands led by Terence Blanchard and Herbie Hancock, Loueke is bringing jazz into vibrant contact with the sounds of West Africa, in particular his native Benin. The title Heritage is a direct reference to his personal odyssey. "I have two heritages," Loueke says. "One is from my ancestors from Africa, and that goes through my music, my body, my soul, every aspect of what I do. But also I have the heritage from the Occident, from the West, from Europe and the U.S. I speak English, I speak French, and I have that heritage too. I called this album Heritage because I've been blessed by all different parts of the world, and most of the songs reflect that."

25 year old Chilean saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana had already caught the ears of the New York jazz scene before winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition last September - the first female instrumentalist and first South American to do so in the history of the competition. Now the entire world are discovering her. She picked up the saxophone by age 6, inspired by her father Marcos Aldana - himself a world class saxophonist - and he taught her how to transcribe the solos of great saxophonists - not least Charlie Parker. On stage she is joined by her “Crash Trio" featuring bassist Pablo Menares, also from Chile, & Cuban drummer Francisco Mela (dr) as she was on her forthcoming June 17 Concord Records album also entitled “Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio”.

Pianist Kris Bowers is one of the newest and brightest lights on the jazz landscape. Schooled in jazz and classical music, raised amid the rap and hip-hop of the 1990s, inspired by the cinematic power of the great film composers of recent decades, Bowers’ sound – though rooted in traditional styles – is open to numerous external influences that keep the music fresh and vibrant for a new century. This rich and eclectic sensibility is evident from the very first notes of Heroes + Misfits, an ambitious debut album that positions Bowers at the forefront of a talented sextet and showcases a musical and compositional style that – while clearly rooted in the jazz tradition – is also reflective of an eclectic musical age. Bowers musical sensibilities were taking shape before he even saw the light of day. The story has it that his parents positioned headphones on his mother’s belly and piped soft jazz directly into his evolving consciousness in the months before he was born. And it was just the beginning.

This classically trained crooner is a soul singer for the ages and a writer for our times. Starting at four years old, Chris Turner was a member of the Kairos Youth Choir, at nine with the San Francisco Opera Company, the Young Musicians Program at the University of California (YMP), the School of the Arts (SOTA) in San Francisco and was the featured vocalist for the SF Jazz High School All-Stars. In the GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensemble, he performed with many GRAMMY artists. Chris graduated from the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Chris has toured worldwide with Esperanza Spalding and Bilal and he recently opened for Gregory Porter at Town Hall in NYC. He performed on BET "106 & Park" as a MusicMatters “Artist To Watch” and premiered his first single, “Liquid Love”. Chris currently has a digital mix tape called “LOVElife Is A Challenge” and is featured on new recordings by Eric Harland, Kris Bowers, and Harvey Mason Sr.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ef34f93229.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: August 23, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents a workshop covering the elements of voice production, acting and stage combat.

Open to all actors, ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.

Online registration necessary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 23, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 23, 2014

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They'll start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 23, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 23, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dance-at-socrates Date: August 23, 2014

Returning to the park for its second year, Norte Maar and Socrates will partner up again to present Dance at Socrates, a residency and performance program that invites NY-based choreographers and their dancers to develop a site-specific dancework in Socrates' unique waterfront environment. From August 4 through August 23, week-long choreographer residencies in the park will culminate in a free public dance performance every Saturday.

This Saturday will feature performances by Brooklyn Ballet, Dylan Crossman/Crossman Dans(c)e, Molissa Fenley, and Paz Tanjuaquio/Topaz Arts. More information about the performance here.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:30 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e293ab5f3cd.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Champu the Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/champu-the-magician1 Date: August 23, 2014

Champu is the talk of the town! His energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Champu’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/family-camping Date: August 23, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 13th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 23, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 23, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 23, 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 Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.74, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f682a67ff6.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 24, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 18.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 24, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: T's of Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-art-project-ts-of-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-art-project-ts-of-summer Date: August 24, 2014

Make a sketch outdoors of your favorite scene at Wave Hill, then bring the image indoors and use fabric markers and special crayons to decorate a summer T-shirt with your tribute to nature and summer. Use a T-shirt we provide or bring your own. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1062616e0.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at the Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/volunteer-at-the-soundview-park-butterfly-meditation-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/volunteer-at-the-soundview-park-butterfly-meditation-garden Date: August 24, 2014

Please join the Friends of Soundview Park as they perform routine maintenance on the Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden. Tasks include weeding, transplanting, putting down mulch and watering the garden.

Please come out for an hour or more, as the Friends continue to beautify Soundview Park! Link to register can be found below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8189, -73.8797 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e52832bda32.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/forest-crew Date: August 24, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 24, 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 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-games Date: August 24, 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 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 24, 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 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 24, 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 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/smorgasburg Date: August 24, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/basic-canoeing Date: August 24, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served, and suitable for ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt South and Major Deegan Expressway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8859, -73.8967 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-hike-moderate Date: August 24, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 40.7309, -73.774 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Flea Market at Maggie's Magic Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/flea-market-at-maggies-magic-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/flea-market-at-maggies-magic-garden Date: August 24, 2014

Please join Maggie's Magic Garden for a Flea Market-Fundraising event.

Raindate Sept.13, 2014

For those wishing to table at the event please call and reserve your space. The garden group will provide a space for your table for $20. You can bring your own regular size table and keep your sale. Great event to get to know your neighbors and at the same time help your community.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-421-5813

Location: Maggies Magic Garden

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2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7888, -73.9492 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 24, 2014

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 24, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Story Laurie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-performance-festival-story-laurie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/family-performance-festival-story-laurie Date: August 24, 2014

Groove in the glade as Story Laurie weaves wondrous tales and sings witty songs with her enchanting voice to share her wisdom about everything from the bugs in your backyard to what life is like around the world!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/docent-tour Date: August 24, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Lovebomb Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band Date: August 24, 2014

Lovebomb Band will premiere on opening day for the Staten Island Beach Fest. Listen to their musical hits on the Concert Lawn as you eat free ice cream samples and watch Matt Long build his sandcastle masterpiece.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c97e3853e13.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Flareplay Video Gaming Truck by the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/staten-island-beach-fest-flareplay-video-gaming-truck-by-the-beach Date: August 24, 2014

Flareplay brings the videogaming fun outdoors. Join other gamers at Midland Beach Splash Plaza and check out Flareplay's outdoor gaming station.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ce72eb7cf3a.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[AFROPUNK Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/afropunk-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/afropunk-fest Date: August 24, 2014

AFROPUNK is back in Brooklyn this August for another weekend of live music, vibrant art and good vibes. AFROPUNK is an influential community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion and more.

See performances by D'Angelo, SZA, Valerie June, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell, and more.

This is a free event, but donations are encouraged. The festival is a rain or shine event. Please visit the related link below for the full line-up and more information about this event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/free-kayaking Date: August 24, 2014

Join us for our last event this season: a 15-minute trial paddle off shoreline. Equipment and tips provided. Experienced volunteers will be on the water for assistance. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f1f8408fb02.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 24, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 18.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go Date: August 24, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 24, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Battle of Brooklyn Monument Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/battle-of-brooklyn-monument-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/battle-of-brooklyn-monument-tour Date: August 24, 2014

Join us for a special Battle of Brooklyn Tour. Beginning at the Lefferts Historic House, the tour will open with a reading from A Social History of Flatbush, a 19th century book written by the Lefferts, recounting the day of the British invasion and the destruction of the Lefferts first home. The tour will then head down East Drive to cover the background of the battle, including the Donegan Oak and the Battle Pass markers. Afterwards, visitors will climb the redoubt to learn about the events of the battle itself, concluding with a brief question and answer period.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dfaf8f64208.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log Date: August 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take a hands-on look at what exactly is under a log.

Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities. Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795- 1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7eba9c4ae.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log1 Date: August 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Take a hands-on look at what exactly is under a log.

Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities. Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795- 1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7f06351f3.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 24, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 24, 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 30 mph 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 24, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc18ad84a02.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Theater for the New City Presents Street Theater's 'Emergency!!!']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency Date: August 24, 2014

Street Theater is a 50-member company including a live band, that performs musical operettas for free in NYC Parks during the summer.

This year's musical: “Emergency!!!” by Crystal Field. "Emergency!!!" is a rip-roaring musical about a heroic EMT worker in a boiling, broiling city.

Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: 34th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets (in Travers Park)

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Q303 Travers Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 40.7535, -73.8892 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Barron / Cindy Blackman Santana / Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith / Brianna Thomas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-kenny-barron-cindy-blackman-santana-craig-handy-2nd-line-smith-brianna-thomas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summerstage-charlie-parker-jazz-festival-kenny-barron-cindy-blackman-santana-craig-handy-2nd-line-smith-brianna-thomas Date: August 24, 2014

When Kenny Barron first heard that the National Endowment for the Arts inducted him into its prestigious Jazz Masters class of 2010, he felt honored to be among the greats of the music who have also received the U.S.’s top honor in jazz. “I was excited at the acknowledgment of my service,” says the 66-year pianist whose solo career has also garnered him numerous awards in jazz critics and readers polls. “I’ve been playing music for a long time, and this award reflects that I’ve made a significant contribution.” One of the most renowned, most lyrical—and busiest—pianists in jazz today, Barron is a multiple-Grammy nominee, was honored with induction into the American Jazz Hall of Fame (2005), and received the MAC Lifetime Achievement Award (2005) and the Mid Atlantic Arts Living Legacy Award (2009). Also in 2009, Barron was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an esteemed honorary society and center for independent policy research. As a composer, arranger and bandleader, Barron has spent five decades at the forefront of the jazz piano aristocracy. An in-demand sideman in his early days on the jazz scene, the Philadelphia native launched his solo career in 1973 with Sunset to Dawn, released by Muse Records. He has recorded more than forty albums as a leader, including his latest, The Traveler, in 2008, on Universal France/Sunnyside.

Cindy Blackman Santana is a virtuoso drummer whose artistry spans the realms of jazz and rock. As a bandleader and as a musician, Cindy is a sound innovator with a passion for pushing creative boundaries and exploring movement and change. She is as known for the nuances and colors she brings to her beats and fills as she is for the sheer power of her soulful playing. Cindy has been creating magnificent musical time and space since the beginning of her career as a busking street performer in New York City in the ’80s through the present day, touring the globe and making albums at the top of her game— both with her own bands as well as artists like Pharoah Sanders, Cassandra Wilson, Bill Laswell, Joss Stone, Joe Henderson, Buckethead, Don Pullen, Hugh Masakela, Lenny Kravitz and Angela Bofill. Most recently, Cindy has been sitting in with Santana. While substituting for Dennis Chambers at a Santana show in early 2010, Cindy and Carlos sparked a relationship, on and off the stage, that led to their Marriage in 2010. In addition to her work with Another Lifetime, Cindy & Carlos plan to collaborate on projects that will no doubt reflect their shared passion for improvisation, and belief in the transcendent nature of music.

Born in Oakland, CA, as a music-hungry youngster, Craig Handy experimented on guitar, trombone, and piano before settling on his first true love, the saxophone. His distinctive sound and authentic instrumental prowess were immediately noticed by artists of stature. Handy moved to New York in 1986 and began several associations with formidable artists including Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, master drummers Art Blakey and Roy Haynes, South African melodist Abdullah Ibrahim, and the Mingus Dynasty Band. For the past several years, Handy has recorded or toured consistently with guitarist John Scofield, trumpeter Charles Tolliver, the John Hicks Legacy Band, and most notably The Cookers - a collective of stalwart leaders renowned for playing that simmers or surges to a boiling point - with brethren Billy Harper, George Cables, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart, Cecil McBee, and David Weiss. In 2014, Handy returns as an original bandleader and party-starter for his new touring and recording project. Titled Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, Handy draws from his fondness for the music of New Orleans, smack attached to the groove-filled re-imaginings of originals and standards by the late, great organist Jimmy Smith. The release includes cameos by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Wynton Marsalis while filling a rotating drum chair with Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Ali Jackson, and Steve Williams. But the band at the core of the recording springs out of Handy’s current residence in Weehawken, NJ, and shines a light on organist Kyle Koehler, guitarist Matt Chertkoff, and sousaphonist Clark Gayton.

According to Will Friedwald at The Wall Street Journal, vocalist Brianna Thomas "... may well be the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation." Thomas was born and raised in Peoria, IL where she first cut her teeth as a performer. Initially taught and influenced by her Father, drummer and vocalist Charlie Thomas, Brianna comes from a rich background of diverse musical influences. Brianna moved to NYC in 2007 to attend college at The New School University and has since established herself as a talented vocalist on the scene today. Since graduating in 2011 she has performed with jazz greats Wycliffe Gordon, Wynton Marsalis, Russell Malone, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and longtime hero Dianne Reeves. Thomas has also performed Nationally and Internationally ranging from the "Women In Jazz Festival" at Jazz At Lincoln Center to the prestigious Montreaux, Umbria, Bern and Sochi Jazz Festivals. Brianna recently released her debut album "You Must Believe In Love" Feb 17th 2014 on Sound On Purpose Records. The best illustration of Ms Thomas is given by the words of legendary trombonist and Jazz Messenger Curtis Fuller : "a marvelous new artist who has all it takes to reach the top of the jazz profession and music in general."

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ef69c66f6d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 24, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 24, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Veggie Prints]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/history-play-date-veggie-prints http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/history-play-date-veggie-prints Date: August 24, 2014

Not only are the vegetables growing in your garden delicious, they can also be used to make art! Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse and garden to make prints out of veggies once grown in Northern Manhattan farms like the Dyckman Farm. Stop by the farmhouse anytime between 3pm and 5pm.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for children age 5 and up.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/sunset-family-festival Date: August 24, 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 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Rashaad Newsome’s King of Arms Art Ball II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-rashaad-newsomes-king-of-arms-art-ball-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-rashaad-newsomes-king-of-arms-art-ball-ii Date: August 24, 2014

Summer on the Hudson presents Rashaad Newsome's "King of Arms Art Ball 2", and brings the culture back to the piers.

Rashaad Newsome collects a judges panel of legends from the art, music, fashion, literary, activism and vogue world to deliberate over who will be the next Art Ball Legends. The evening will consists of categories that span Art History from the renaissance-contemporary art and will be hosted by Jack Mizrahi, Omari Mizrahi and Dashaun Evisu, DJ Mike Q. on the wheels of steel and commentator extraordinar Kevin Jz Prodigy.

Registration required to compete in the Ball – taken onsite at 5 p.m. Competition begins at 7pm.

Performances begining at 6pm by: Maimouna Keita African Dance Company, UFO Movement, Shierly House, Qui

King of Arms Art Ball II Categories
1. Samuel Fosso Realness - Identity as material
2. Runway - Yinka Shonibare Effects
3. Face - Abstraction!
4. Sex Siren - Fernando Botero Vs Katey Red
5. Performance - Diptych (Bring it like the Nicholas Brothers!)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 6:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summerstage & Fania Records Present Armada Fania feat. Joe Claussell / Bobbito / Whiskey Barons / Quantic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summerstage-fania-records-present-armada-fania-featuring-joe-claussell-bobbito-whiskey-barons http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summerstage-fania-records-present-armada-fania-featuring-joe-claussell-bobbito-whiskey-barons Date: August 24, 2014

Doors Open at 5PM

Featuring Joe Claussell, Bobbito, Whiskey Barons and Quantic!

Joe “Joaquin” Claussell was born in Brooklyn to a large and diverse Puerto Rican family with deep musical roots. Throughout his life, music was Joe's shelter, family, food, comfort, escape and love. His first exposure to entertaining audiences was in his own neighborhood at block association events, musically led by one of his elder brothers Larry Claussell. Not long after he hit the club and began collecting vinyl at the age of 15 and his diverse taste for music and dance led him from a Disco at a club called The Inferno to Punk music’ s sanctuary CBGBs, the alternative driven Mudd Club, the more mainstream Underground, and the legendary Paradise Garage.
While living in the East Village in the early 90s, he found and fell in love with a record store called Dance Tracks. He formed a friendship with the owner, which became the foundation of his musical career. Joe became the store’s DJ and called weekly parties that drew a diverse and increasingly devoted crowd of music lovers. All in the name of fun he received an invitation from owner and good friend Stan Hatzakis he began producing: and did his first remix “Over” and his produced first track "Awade,” both becoming instant underground classic. Over time he learned the music business and eventually took over the Dance Tracks. Read More.

NYC native and world-renowned DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books). The former NY Knicks/MSG Network halftime reporter was the voice of EA Sports’ popular NBA Street video game and TV host of ESPN2’s “It’s the Shoes” series. In 2007, Nike released seven co-designed Air Force 1 sneakers bearing his signature. In 2013, Garcia co-directed the film Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC. Currently, he is the announcer for ESPNU’s Elite 24 Game and his own tournament Full Court 21™. “Kool Bob Love” is also directing his next film titled Stretch And Bobbito, due for release in 2015.

The Whiskey Barons, Bosq and The Bogart, are a dj and production duo based in Boston. They work to tastefully update classic funky music from around the world to work with modern dance floors. This has resulted in a wide variety of well received originals, reworks, and edits that span the styles of latin, african, funk, soul, disco, house, reggae, and rock.

More Info

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f75cd548e1f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 24, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: August 25, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 25, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run Date: August 25, 2014

Brooklyn Recreation wants to get you running! Whether you're a beginner or training for long distance races, this free, weekly program taught by a qualified instructor will boost your endurance and get you in shape.

Runners will meet in front of the Sunset Park Recreation Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in leafy Sunset Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

Please RSVP at sunsetgrouprun.eventbrite.com to get started.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 25, 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., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer 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: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-games Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 25, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 25, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Italian Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-italian-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-italian-language-class Date: August 25, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required at inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Italian: May 19th, July 7th, July 28th, August 25th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: August 25, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities. Participation in the program is free.

For more information on the program, please visit the Walk NYC webpage.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-25 2014-08-25 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training Date: August 25, 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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53737ae44a20c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 25, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: August 25, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/outdoor-strength Date: August 25, 2014

Take a strength-training class with aerobic intervals in and around the park with local studio, Brooklyn Strength.

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[New Theater Readings: Fundamental Theater Project Presents Sanctuary Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/plays-in-the-park-fundamental-theater-project-presents-sanctuary-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/plays-in-the-park-fundamental-theater-project-presents-sanctuary-park Date: August 25, 2014

At this event, the Fundamental Theater Project will present a reading of Sanctuary Park, a new play by Ben Holbrook. In Sanctuary Park, Stoney and Greg have their fair share of problems, dealing with city life. While one hopes to find a place where she can be herself, the other frantically searches for a place to hide for his life. Just when it looks like it can't get any worse, they find themselves joined by a depressed priest, who doesn't seem to make their lives any easier.

Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and friends!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (347) 460-1818

Location: Mathews-Palmer Playground (in Matthews - Palmer Playground)

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M154 Matthews - Palmer Playground 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:00 pm 40.7614, -73.9927 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity Date: August 25, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

See the rescheduled screening of Gravity, the Oscar-nominated film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • July 29th, When Harry Met Sally
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)
  • August 25th, Gravity

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 25, 2014

Fearless optimistic Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey. Bring a blanket or chair. We'll supply the popcorn.
Frozen, 2013, rated PG, 102 minutes

Rain date: August 26th

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-finding-nemo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-finding-nemo Date: August 25, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out for this charming animated feature.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d952769e3d8.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 26, 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 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:26:09 EDT