NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:36:24 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Meet the Patels Screening]]> Date: December 23, 2016

Indie Lens Pop Up and PBS present a screening of Meet the Patels. Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still unmarried. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents' wishes and allows them to play matchmaker. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one's life — love.

Stay for a lively conversation about Meet the Patels after the screening.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Central Park in the Movies Hike]]> Date: December 31, 2016

In partnership with the Urban Park Rangers, Arts, Culture & Fun presents Central Park in the Movies! Hundreds of TV shows and movies have been filmed in Central Park. Hike along some of the pathways of lower Central Park to see where some of these iconic films were made.

To register for this event, please visit Registration begins on December 18. Registration is required. For more information, call (212) 628-2345. For accessibility information, contact the Urban Park Rangers by Tuesday, December 27 at (212) 628-2345 or

About the Urban Park Rangers

The Urban Park Rangers foster stewardship for New York City parks and connect New Yorkers to the natural world through environmental education, outdoor recreation, wildlife management and active conservation.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Pulitzer Fountain (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[New Year's Eve Fireworks: Prospect Park 150]]> Date: December 31, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for this annual fireworks celebration, this year with a twist! Help us kick off the celebration of the park's 150th anniversary with more fireworks fun, live music, and more. Locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, the park’s West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and Ninth Street.

RSVP to let us know if you are coming, and to receive a prize while supplies last.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

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Location: Grand Army Plaza

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<![CDATA[Disco Get Down]]> Date: January 20, 2017

Come dressed in your disco best for a night of indoor roller skating! We'll have a Live DJ, photo booth, and more. Skates will be provided. Socks are required, please bring a pair of your own. RSVP is strongly recommended. Please visit to register for this event now!

For accessibility information, contact Jennifer Gonzales by January 17 at (212) 242-5228.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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