NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:36:38 GMT <![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) (Venezuela/Peru)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/outdoor-cinema-bad-hair-pelo-malo-venezuelaperu http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/23/outdoor-cinema-bad-hair-pelo-malo-venezuelaperu Date: August 23, 2017

Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) (Venezuela/Peru/Argentina/Gernmany)
Directed by Mariana Rondón; 2013, 93 mins.

Prescreening and events begin at 7:00 p.m. Movie begins at sundown (around 8:30 p.m.)

A touching and humorous coming-of-gender story, Bad Hair chronicles the life of nine-year-old Junior, living in a bustling Caracas tenement with his widowed mother. Junior fears he has pelo malo – bad hair – and for his school photo, he wants to iron his stubbornly curly mane to resemble his pop star idols. His mother has serious misgivings; she suspects her son is gay. Rondón grounds her film in the cultural realities of working-class Venezuela – and, by dint of two remarkable performances, finds warmth and humor between mother and son, even as the uncertainties of pre-adolescence threaten to pull them apart.

Programmed by Film Forum.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-08-23 2017-08-23 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aa6bae4b59.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: August 25, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday Date: August 25, 2017

Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

Freshen Up Fridays take place on the last Friday of the month from May through August.

Schedule

  • May 26: Felisa - cumbia, bolero, and bossa nova mixed with R&B, soul, and hip-hop
  • June 30: St. Lenox - art-pop project of former Juilliard- trained concert violinist
  • July 28: Eljuri - lyrics of message and social consciousness with a rock guitar
  • August 25: Soul Science Lab - innovative Brooklyn-based music and multimedia duo that translates stories into soul-stirring sounds and dynamic visuals.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07b7f9555c.JPG Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: August 25, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

For the best view, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Quiet Clubbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-quiet-clubbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-quiet-clubbing Date: August 26, 2017

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers and two live DJs spinning different genres. Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along with your friends or to your own tune.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c7109721a98.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Last Dragon (1985)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/arts-culture-fun-the-last-dragon-1985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/arts-culture-fun-the-last-dragon-1985 Date: August 26, 2017

Come and join us for a screening of Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon (1985) rated PG-13. Directed by Michael Schultz.

A kung-fu student (Taimak) takes on the Shogun of Harlem. Also starring Vanity, Chris Murney, Julius J. Carry III, Faith Prince, Leo O'Brien.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: Alexander.sokol@parks.nyc.gov

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59540bf5ed2c8.jpg Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:30:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Gospel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: August 27, 2017

The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble
Gospel
Led by the former lead singer of the internationally-known Harlem Gospel Choir, the Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble presents music that transcends and transforms the human spirit. Get Details

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival takes place on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. For the full lineup, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival page.

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: September 1, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-01 2017-09-01 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: #TotallyPublicKaraoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/summer-on-the-hudson-totallypublickaraoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/summer-on-the-hudson-totallypublickaraoke Date: September 1, 2017

Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages!

It's a popular event, so please note that song sign up closes between 830pm and 9pm (based on the number of sign ups already taken).

One song/time on stage per person. We will alternate young singers with adults in the line up.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-01 2017-09-01 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c0596873a4d.JPG Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks Date: September 1, 2017

Watch the fireworks illuminate the sky at Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk from June 23, 2017 to September 1, 2017.

The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m.

For the best view, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2017-09-01 2017-09-01 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795900000, -73.97799682617200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/593b19357d31e.jpg Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam Date: September 3, 2017

Join us at our annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th St. Skate Park, featuring competitions, open skate, raffle, food vendors and all day fun. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow, and knee pads (18 years and older) / add wrist guards if you're younger than 18) to join in, or check your board at the gate and hang out.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th Street (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.80350112915000000, -73.96980285644500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c073f903434.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Salsa Dura/Bailable]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: September 3, 2017

The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Boricua Legends
Salsa Dura/Bailable
Boricua Legends, created by world-renowned percussionist and producer, Pedro “Pocholo” Segundo, is comprised of world-class musicians and singers that cater to an audience that enjoys dancing to the rhythms of salsa dura. Get Details

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival takes place on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. For the full lineup, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival page.

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

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

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[2017 J'Ouvert Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/2017-jouvert-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/04/2017-jouvert-parade Date: September 4, 2017

The name J'Ouvert originates from the French jour ouvert, meaning day break or morning, and signals the start of Carnival.

Steel band music is the dominating sound of J'Ouvert as revelers take to the street wining and chipping their way in the early hours before the daytime West Indian Day Carnival.

This Year's Parade Route
The City of New York is partnering with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and the NYPD for a safer J’Ouvert Parade. This year’s parade is permitted by NYPD and has an approved route (starts at Grand Army Plaza, goes south on Flatbush Avenue, east on Empire Boulevard, south on Nostrand Avenue, ending at Midwood Street.

Know Before You Go: Public Safety
To keep the event safe for everyone, there will be an increased NYPD presence and lighting along the parade route. Parade goers will be screened for alcohol and weapons upon entering.

For more information about the 2017 J'Ouvert Parade, please visit on.nyc.gov/jouvert.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-09-04 2017-09-04 6:00 am 10:00 am 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:45:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: The Wild Child by Truffaut, selected by James Ivory]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/films-on-the-green-the-wild-child-by-truffaut-selected-by-james-ivory http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/films-on-the-green-the-wild-child-by-truffaut-selected-by-james-ivory Date: September 7, 2017

James Ivory's Pick for #FilmsontheGreen.

The Wild Child (L'enfant sauvage)
Directed by François Truffaut
With Jean-Pierre Cargol, François Truffaut
1970 | Drama | PG | 1h23 | France | The Film Desk

A scantily clothed and dirty young boy is admitted to the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris. Having been found in the forest, the child is unable to speak, communicate or function in society. His case is taken up by Doctor Itard, a lone physician (played by Truffaut himself) who has unyielding dedication to re-integrating the lad into society. But the road to tame the beast is a rocky one…

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française
Films in French with English subtitles


#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Low Memorial Library, Columbia University

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2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.80830001831100000, -73.96189880371100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/590b7ee88a601.jpg Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[8th Annual Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/8th-annual-fort-greene-park-jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/8th-annual-fort-greene-park-jazz-festival Date: September 9, 2017

Come to the free jazz festival in the park! This is the second round of the jazz festival, following the July event. It's fun for the whole family!

The festival is produced by Eric Frazier, whose musical expertise spans the world of Jazz, Swing, BeBop, Salsa, R&B, and more. Come hear a variety of jazz musicians near the Visitor Center, including five different vocalists.

For more information, visit fortgreeneparkjazzfestival.com/about

Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 722-3218

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59887b09bf8c6.png Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:29:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 10, 2017

Enjoy a BIG day of county fair magic in Manhattan. There will be carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

(rain date: September 17)

See House of Yes aerialists and sideshow performers' beautiful and facinating acts!

Laugh with host Ambrose Martos!

Hear live music from Mariti Garrett and Bette Smith, and more.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! At the Stop & Swap w/GrowNYC! You don’t have to bring something to take something. (Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05886cb65d.JPG Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:30:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers Date: September 15, 2017

The City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do, join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler "yeehoo"!

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.82519912719726600, -73.94149780273438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a7bbf105a8.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Cesar Chavez: An American Hero]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/movies-under-the-stars-cesar-chavez-an-american-hero http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/movies-under-the-stars-cesar-chavez-an-american-hero Date: September 15, 2017

Join NYC Parks for free movie in celebraton of Latino Heritage Month in Sunset Park!

In this 2014 biopic, famed labor organizer and civil-rights activist Cesar Chavez (Michael Peña) is torn between his duty to his family and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers.This wonderful film also stars John Malkovich, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson.

Know Before You Go:
You should come before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5909058782fcf.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/raptor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/raptor-fest Date: September 16, 2017

Experience the thrill of viewing New York's premier predators live and up close.

Join NYC Parks at Raptor Fest hosted by the Urban Park Rangers. The event is free to the public and will include live demonstrations, a raptor viewing area, and education/activity tables. Activities are provided by the Urban Park Rangers; live flying demonstrations by Talons!; and static animal displays by Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation.

This event is a great way for kids to learn about birds of prey, get up close and personal with them, and watch them perform amazing aerial feats. There will be birds on display, including falcons, hawks, and owls.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Stadium Ball Fields (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.88795986685100000, -73.89642834663400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b8648dc9b6.jpg Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:30:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Poseidon's Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/poseidons-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/poseidons-parade Date: September 16, 2017

Poseidon's Parade is a family-friendly celebration of people participating, wearing costumes, making floats, and displaying art while celebrating the boardwalk and Rockaway community.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 105th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2017-09-16 2017-09-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.58112164329000000, -73.82275772094700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58f92f6a92865.jpg Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/greenthumb-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/16/greenthumb-harvest-fair Date: September 16, 2017

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests!

Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes and join us as we celebrate the close of the growing season. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.

Activities for all ages include:

  • Harvest Fair Contest
  • 2nd Annual GreenThumb Garden Recognition Awards
  • Workshop/s
  • Pumpkin Ring Toss
  • Bike Smoothies
  • Decorate a vegetable
  • Cooking Demos
  • Make a scarecrow
  • Garden Pumpkin Patch Walk
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Zumba
  • Fresh Chef Contest, register here
  • Live Entertainment and much more!

Rain or Shine

Volunteer
Get involved! We are still seeking volunteers for Harvest Fair. Sign up to gain event operations experience. Lunch will be provided. If you would like to volunteer, please register by September 5th.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community Garden

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2017-09-16 2017-09-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68320083618200000, -73.97720336914100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5992ecc9380ed.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York Presents Festival del Huapango]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/ballet-folklrico-mexicano-de-nueva-york-presents-festival-del-huapango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/ballet-folklrico-mexicano-de-nueva-york-presents-festival-del-huapango Date: September 17, 2017

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York’s mission is to stimulate public interest in Mexican culture by encouraging the art of traditional Mexican folkloric dance.

Ahead of their collaboration with Socrates Sculpture Park on the Día de los Muertos themed Halloween Harvest Festival on October 28, BFMNY will present the debut of their Festival del Huapango. The Huapango is one of the most beautiful expressions of Mexico, 100% mestizo culture with qualities worthy of the world’s most elaborated traditional music. The Huapango Festival is Mexico’s second most important music, song, and dance event after the Guelaguetza.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594aaba73fcab.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Square Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/bryant-park-square-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/22/bryant-park-square-dance Date: September 22, 2017

Our beloved annual Square Dance returns to Bryant Park on September 22! The event features music, roping lessons, dancing, food and drink, and a kids' corner.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-22 2017-09-22 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/35th-annual-queens-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/35th-annual-queens-county-fair Date: September 23, 2017

Join us at one of our most popular events of the year!

on't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and children's entertainment.

Dance the day away at the Bavarian Beer Garden with an Irish band (Sat) and German band (Sun). Check out the Con Edison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Baking, Canning, Vegetables, Floral Arrangements, and Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal, please email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up.

(Photos courtesy of QCFM)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a49e4f1449.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Autumn Moon Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/autumn-moon-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/autumn-moon-festival Date: September 23, 2017

Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, storytelling, tours, demonstrations of martial arts and Tai Chi, food, lessons in Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

The Autumn Moon Festival spotlights Snug Harbor’s NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and celebrates the seasonal harvest fest in East Asia, which dates back to at least 2000 B.C. Join us for this fabulous cultural event!

Promotional support provided by the NYC & Company Foundation. Special thanks to the Friends of the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3554

Location: Chinese Scholar's Garden

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2017-09-23 2017-09-23 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64350128173828000, -74.10299682617188000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599c9a290af6c.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The 6th Annual Breukelen Country Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-6th-annual-breukelen-country-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/the-6th-annual-breukelen-country-fair Date: September 23, 2017

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum for a day-long extravaganza of crafting, creating, and hands-on fun celebrating Breukelen’s agricultural roots! Families and friends—learn from the past and present how Breukelen grows!

The 2017 Country Fair will feature:

  • Pony Rides (must buy pony ticket, limited)
  • Puppet Show (free)
  • House Tours every 30 minutes from 1:30 p.m. .to 4:30 p.m. (1 ticket)
  • Face Painting (2+ tickets)
  • Children’s Races (free)
  • Garden Demos (free)

Admission is Free! Paid tickets are required for some activities and to purchase goods or food. Paid tickets and pony passes can only be purchased at the fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 23, 2017

Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers will be listed here in July 2017.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.77740097045898400, -73.99060058593750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c709b128f4c.JPG Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Queens County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/35th-annual-queens-county-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/35th-annual-queens-county-fair1 Date: September 24, 2017

Join us at one of our most popular events of the year!

on't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. The fair features pie-eating and corn-husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and children's entertainment.

Dance the day away at the Bavarian Beer Garden with an Irish band (Sat) and German band (Sun). Check out the Con Edison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening and recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.

Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Baking, Canning, Vegetables, Floral Arrangements, and Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal, please email info@queensfarm.org with your mailing address or stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up.

(Photos courtesy of QCFM)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.74779129028300000, -73.72227478027300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597a49e4f1449.jpg Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 24, 2017

Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers will be listed here in July 2017.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.77740097045898400, -73.99060058593750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c709b128f4c.JPG Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Sports Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/childrens-sports-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/29/childrens-sports-festival Date: September 29, 2017

Join NYC Parks for a day of interactive fun. Children ages 3 to 8 years are welcome to enjoy some of their favorite sports including basketball, football, and tennis. All activities will be conducted as carnival style games.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by September 26.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1383

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2017-09-29 2017-09-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/599606ee30dd4.JPG Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:15:06 EDT
<![CDATA[33rd Annual Medieval Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/33rd-annual-medieval-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/01/33rd-annual-medieval-festival Date: October 1, 2017

Join us for the 33rd Annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.

Please note: There will be no ATM's on site at the festival.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2017-10-01 2017-10-01 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.86255254300800000, -73.93273985055600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5991fb38f38e4.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:44:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: October 7, 2017

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and fun family activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bc780d9cb.JPG Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/14/fall-festival Date: October 14, 2017

Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more!

Generously sponsored by Council Member Eric A. Ulrich.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2017-10-14 2017-10-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70140075683600000, -73.85299682617200000 Mon, 01 May 2017 14:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/15/harvest-festival Date: October 15, 2017

Each fall, Randall's Island Park Alliance’s annual Harvest Festival celebrates the bounty of the earth and the completion of another fruitful season at the Urban Farm.

Enjoy live music, face painting, self-guided tours of the Urban Farm, and more fun fall activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 62 - 63 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2017-10-15 2017-10-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58910483a5ed3.jpg Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks Date: October 21, 2017

This year NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art. On Saturday, October 21, NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops in Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field.

As NYC Parks’ public art program took shape in the 1960s, artistic events called “happenings” popped up in parks across the city. Blurring the line between art and everyday life, these fleeting performances combined sculpture, music, theater, dance, and poetry. They varied in size and sophistication, but always relied on audience participation.

NYC Parks’ 50th anniversary celebration "It’s Happening!" captures the same creative spirit with dynamic public artworks, hands-on workshops, and performances.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: East Pinetum (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78189849853515600, -73.96410369873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d7877dbd30.jpg Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/28/halloween-festival Date: October 28, 2017

Join us for a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include live entertainment, inflatables, interactive games, a hay ride, a hay maze/pumpkin patch, costume contests, and free goodie bags!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2017-10-28 2017-10-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.77600097656250000 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 9, 2017

Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bd34794b7.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT