NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:07:20 GMT <![CDATA[Bryant Park Picnics: Accordion Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/14/bryant-park-picnics-accordion-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/14/bryant-park-picnics-accordion-festival Date: September 14, 2018

The five-hour Friday finale of Accordions Around the World.

Experience the wide range of this often-overlooked and little-known instrument at this special event, featuring Shashmaqam (Bukharian Jewish Music and Dance from Central Asia), Rhode Island-based João Cirilo Pilom Batuko Band (Funana and Batuko from Cape Verde), New York's own Shilpa Ray (Indie rock on the harmonium), Italian superstars Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Pizzica Tarantata from Puglia), and all-women, sister act Rimel (Mexican Norteño).

This event is part of the Bryant Park Picnics series. Each Picnics evening is free to the public with no dress code, no tickets, and no lines. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow so audience members can spread out and relax while enjoying the performance. Beer and wine are available for purchase, along with food from Hester Street Fair on Friday evenings.

Photo credit: Matthrew Eisman

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-14 2018-09-14 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75387093023100000, -73.98393744230300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b58a8023e1ec.jpg Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Raptor Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/raptor-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/15/raptor-fest Date: September 15, 2018

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

Join NYC Parks at the annual Raptor Fest hosted by the Urban Park Rangers, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and NYC Audubon. The event is free to the public and will include live demonstrations and education/activity tables. Activities are provided by the Urban Park Rangers; live flying demonstrations by Skyhunters in Flight,

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.

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 2018-09-15 2018-09-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.88795986685100000, -73.89642834663400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/597b8648dc9b6.jpg Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Square Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/bryant-park-square-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/21/bryant-park-square-dance Date: September 21, 2018

Come on down for live music, dancing, countrified lawn activities (including cornhole and trick-roping lessons), plus beer and wine and tasty grub curated by Hester Street Fair (for purchase).

Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance is coming back to serve as the featured caller, backed by live boot-stomping bands. We will offer a free bag check, so you can keep your hands free to swing your partner. You’ll meet loads of people, and we’ll teach you the steps. No partner or experience is necessary.

We invite everyone to dust off that festive country attire and check out a midtown hoedown like no other!

Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-09-21 2018-09-21 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b58b25fa5567.jpg Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends and Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/friends-and-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/22/friends-and-family-day Date: September 22, 2018

Join our fall celebration of friends and family with Pelham Fritz Recreation Center members and staff!

Come and learn the latest line dances, Lindy Hop, and work out in the fresh air in the greenery of the beautiful Marcus Garvey Park. The day will consist of the fitness classes usually held indoors - Zumba, Total Body Conditioning, Hula Hoop Fitness, and a variety of art classes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2018-09-22 2018-09-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.80502319335900000, -73.94498443603500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b69b3d23870f.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 29, 2018

Celebrate Manhattan's only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children's book, fishing clinics, live music, food and art vendors, Urban Park Ranger presentations, and activities for all ages!

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 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094700000, -73.94680023193400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a9dae31b1f3f.jpg Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:44:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/family-day Date: September 29, 2018

Join NYC Parks and Council Member Ben Kallos for a fun afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an obstacle course, carnival booths, sports, a photo booth, and more!

Come ready to have a great time!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0256

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2018-09-29 2018-09-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.76520156860351600, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b57569d93ebb.jpg Mon, 13 Aug 2018 15:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/14/harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/14/harvest-festival Date: October 14, 2018

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for a free, family-friendly celebration of fall.

  • Live musical performances
  • Pumpkin decorating
  • Face painting
  • Kite flying (bring your own or make on-site)
  • Meet the chickens
  • Crafts, games, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2018-10-14 2018-10-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.78369903564453000, -73.92621612548828000; 40.78335503947300000, -73.92465233802800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a99c4e8b6450.jpg Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:15:03 EST
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/20/fall-festival Date: October 20, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, music and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2018-10-20 2018-10-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:29:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Events: Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/annual-events-halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/27/annual-events-halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 27, 2018

Presented in partnership with Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodouyizan Ayisyen (K.N.V.A)

The final event of the 2018 season is our beloved Halloween Harvest Festival, which, this year, is inspired by Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors. Vibrant cultural performance and activities will be provided by the New York chapter of Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodouyizan Ayisyen (K.N.V.A), including a Gede song workshop, card readings, mini altars in the landscape honoring aspects of the Gede pantheon, and a procession culminating in a special dance and drum performance.

Join us also for our Socrates Halloween traditions: spooky costume- and art-making, fantastical face-painting with Agostino Arts, Urban Shaman Mama Donna’s harvest animal blessings for your pets, and of course, our annual Canine Costume Contest with fun prizes and local judges, including Château le Woof and Friends with Four Paws!

Our 2018 events are supported, in part, with public funds from the State of New York, with special thanks to Assemblywoman, Catherine Nolan.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-10-27 2018-10-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Fri, 25 May 2018 14:59:27 EDT