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 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:25:31 GMT <![CDATA[Movie Nights in Rockaway - Star Wars: The Last Jedi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/movie-nights-in-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/movie-nights-in-rockaway Date: June 28, 2018

Join us for a free movie at the beach!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017, PG-13, 152 minutes)

Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.

Bring a low chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-06-28 2018-06-28 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.59479904174805000, -73.75090026855469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad0e795b71e1.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:29:47 EDT
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream at Carroll Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-carroll-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/29/a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-carroll-park Date: June 29, 2018

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for today’s New York City that imagines our fellow New Yorkers - the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders - as the wild and magical Spirits of Shakespeare's classic comedy. It is a celebration of the energy, danger, uniqueness and soul of the place that we call home, and its potential to evoke in all of us a wondrous transformation. This play dares to show us the extraordinary magic and everyday miracles that are hidden in plain sight.

  • Limited seating provided. First come, first served.
  • No tickets required.
  • All evening performances begin at 7:30 pm

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ae722bb2f0.png Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream at Carroll Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-carroll-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-carroll-park Date: June 30, 2018

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for today’s New York City that imagines our fellow New Yorkers - the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders - as the wild and magical Spirits of Shakespeare's classic comedy. It is a celebration of the energy, danger, uniqueness and soul of the place that we call home, and its potential to evoke in all of us a wondrous transformation. This play dares to show us the extraordinary magic and everyday miracles that are hidden in plain sight.

  • Limited seating provided. First come, first served.
  • No tickets required.
  • All evening performances begin at 7:30 pm

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2018-06-30 2018-06-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ae722bb2f0.png Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs.org Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp Date: July 1, 2018

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer.

Every Sunday starting June 24, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket!

For more information, please visit Laughter in the Park's website.

Lineup
(Bookings are subject to change):

Headliner: Bonnie McFarlane
Bonnie McFarlane is a comedian, writer, actress, and director who currently co-hosts the podcast My Wife Hates Me with her husband Rich Vos. In 2004, she competed on NBC's Last Comic Standing and later scored stand-up specials with HBO's One Night Stand and Comedy Central Presents. In 2014, McFarlane wrote and directed the documentary Women Aren't Funny, and she published the memoir You're Better Than Me two years later.

Also appearing: Kerry Coddett
Kerry Coddett is currently a staff writer on Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, produced by John Oliver, and airing on HBO. Kerry has also appeared on season 2 of HBO's Crashing, and has made appearances on BET's The Rundown w/ Robin Thede and performed stand up on BET's 50 Central. In 2017, Kerry was crowned the winner of the Caroline's on Broadway Comedy Madness Competition. Beating out 63 comedians, she was also the first woman to win! She was the most frequent guest panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, a recurring cast member on MTV's Joking Off and she's also appeared on Tru TV's Comedy Knockout, Comedy Central's Why w/ Hannibal Burress, Huffington Post Live, and Essence Live.

and more...

Laughter in the Park 2018 Schedule
Our shows are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 24 - Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 1 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 8 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About NYLaughs
NYLaughs.org is a unique performing arts non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows. We want to celebrate and deepen an appreciation of the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the city a happier and healthier place through laughter.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the men and women of NYC Parks!

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2018 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at LMCC.net. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsor Manhattan Mini-Storage, a NY business that is focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Lawn in front of Castle Clinton (in Battery Park City)

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M283 Battery Park City 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70370519751800000, -74.01605111997100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1a34cea37dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:29:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/le-carrousel-magique Date: July 1, 2018

Voila! The world’s best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages! Featuring:

  • June 10 Ben Nemzer
  • June 17 Jeff Moche
  • June 24 R.J. Lewis
  • July 1 R.J. Lewis
  • July 8 Chris Capehart
  • July 15 R.J. Lewis
  • July 22 Chris Capehart
  • July 29 Lee Barrett
  • August 5 Ben Nemzer

Produced in partnership with www.mondaynightmagic.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream at Carroll Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-carroll-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-carroll-park Date: July 1, 2018

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for today’s New York City that imagines our fellow New Yorkers - the buskers, the lovers, the neighbors, the leaders - as the wild and magical Spirits of Shakespeare's classic comedy. It is a celebration of the energy, danger, uniqueness and soul of the place that we call home, and its potential to evoke in all of us a wondrous transformation. This play dares to show us the extraordinary magic and everyday miracles that are hidden in plain sight.

  • Limited seating provided. First come, first served.
  • No tickets required.
  • All evening performances begin at 7:30 pm

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carroll Park

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B019 Carroll Park 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.68109893798828000, -73.99539947509766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b2ae722bb2f0.png Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:59:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/05/summer-in-the-square Date: July 5, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-07-05 2018-07-05 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - House Dance with Kim Holmes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/arts-culture-fun-house-dance-with-kim-holmes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/arts-culture-fun-house-dance-with-kim-holmes Date: July 8, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a house dance workshop with Ailey instructor Kim Holmes. This is part of the yearly Soul Summit event!

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back tothe people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8942

Location: Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2018-07-08 2018-07-08 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.69038712179300000, -73.97445058822600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4c7ab2e8ff.jpg Wed, 09 May 2018 11:44:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs.org Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp Date: July 8, 2018

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer.

Every Sunday starting June 24, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket!

For more information, please visit Laughter in the Park's website.

Lineup
(Bookings are subject to change):

Headliner: Dean Edwards
As one of the stars of MTV2's hit show, Guy Code, Dean Edwards helped the show become the networks most successful show in its history. He also hosted a season of TV One's clip show, VIDIOTS, and served as a correspondent on BET's Don't Sleep hosted by TJ Holmes. Dean Edwards made his mark in comedy during two successful seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live With such memorable impressions as Don Cheadle, Michael Jackson, and Denzel Washington, as well as such original characters as Man in Elevator and Cop#2. Dean is a headlining favorite at comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has made several late night appearances. He is also a favorite and frequent guest on Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, and is frequently providing comedic commentary on various network highlight shows.

more to come....

Laughter in the Park Schedule
Our shows are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 24 - Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 1 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 8 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About NYLaughs
NYLaughs.org is a unique performing arts non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows. We want to celebrate and deepen an appreciation of the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the city a happier and healthier place through laughter.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the men and women of NYC Parks!

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2018 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at LMCC.net. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsor Manhattan Mini-Storage, a NY business that is focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-07-08 2018-07-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.73149871826172000, -73.99749755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1a34cea37dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/08/le-carrousel-magique Date: July 8, 2018

Voila! The world’s best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages! Featuring:

  • June 10 Ben Nemzer
  • June 17 Jeff Moche
  • June 24 R.J. Lewis
  • July 1 R.J. Lewis
  • July 8 Chris Capehart
  • July 15 R.J. Lewis
  • July 22 Chris Capehart
  • July 29 Lee Barrett
  • August 5 Ben Nemzer

Produced in partnership with www.mondaynightmagic.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-08 2018-07-08 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza Japanese Drummers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-japanese-drummers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/10/arts-culture-fun-taikoza-japanese-drummers Date: July 10, 2018

Join NYC Parks for special concerts featuring the group Taikoza. They have created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means "big drums" - and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings: big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

About Taikoza: Taikoza was formed in New York City by members of Ondekoza (the group that started the renaissance of taiko in Japan in the 60s and introduced Taiko to the world). The members of Taikoza have performed in some of the most prestigious halls and locations including Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2018-07-10 2018-07-10 10:30 am 11:30 pm 40.74020004272461000, -73.74960327148438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad50cb8ddd8a.jpg Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:59:35 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance Date: July 11, 2018

Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! Featuring lessons and performances by the Piel Canela Dance School. Open dance for all!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 390-8023

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-07-11 2018-07-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58959197998047000, -74.06551361083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc5b9089c8d.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/summer-in-the-square Date: July 12, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Sister Act presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/sister-act-presented-by-plaza-theatrical-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/sister-act-presented-by-plaza-theatrical-productions Date: July 12, 2018

Enjoy this popular musical based on the hit movie!

Sponsored by Sterling National Bank and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 7182354100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-12 2018-07-12 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Samba Workshop wth Quenia Ribeiro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/arts-culture-fun-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/arts-culture-fun-samba-workshop-wth-quenia-ribeiro Date: July 14, 2018

NYC Parks and Ailey Extension are bringing dance to the people.

Join us for a Samba (with live drums) workshop with Ailey instructor Quenia Ribeiro.

Let us know you're joining us! RSVP on Eventbrite at sambaafrobrazilian.eventbrite.com.

The event is in St. Mary's Park. Enter at 146th street and proceed up the hill. The event is on the black top.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-07-14 2018-07-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ad4f0a7ad703.jpg Fri, 11 May 2018 09:59:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs.org Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/nylaughs-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/nylaughs-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp Date: July 15, 2018

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer.

Every Sunday starting June 24, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket!

For more information, please visit Laughter in the Park's website.

Lineup
(Bookings are subject to change):

Headliner: Yannis Pappas
Yannis Pappas' album Let Me Be Yannis was awarded Album of the Year for 2016 by SiriusXM Comedy. His Half Hour Comedy Central Special is available on Amazon, iTunes, and ComedyCentral.com. In 2015, he was the host of the comedy sports show, Webby nominee and Media Synopisis Award winner for "Best Sports Digital Series", AOL's 2 Point Lead. Before that, he was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture, and satire. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG's sports fan show, The Bracket. He has also been featured on AXS TV, TruTV, VH1 and Good Morning America. He is known for his popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica.

and more...

Laughter in the Park Schedule
Our shows are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 24 - Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 1 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 8 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About NYLaughs
NYLaughs.org is a unique performing arts non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows. We want to celebrate and deepen an appreciation of the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the city a happier and healthier place through laughter.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the men and women of NYC Parks!

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2018 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at LMCC.net. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsor Manhattan Mini-Storage, a NY business that is focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Lawn in front of Castle Clinton (in Battery Park City)

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M283 Battery Park City 2018-07-15 2018-07-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70370519751800000, -74.01605111997100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1a34cea37dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/le-carrousel-magique Date: July 15, 2018

Voila! The world’s best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages! Featuring:

  • June 10 Ben Nemzer
  • June 17 Jeff Moche
  • June 24 R.J. Lewis
  • July 1 R.J. Lewis
  • July 8 Chris Capehart
  • July 15 R.J. Lewis
  • July 22 Chris Capehart
  • July 29 Lee Barrett
  • August 5 Ben Nemzer

Produced in partnership with www.mondaynightmagic.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-15 2018-07-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadhollow Theater Presents Aladdin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/broadhollow-theater-presents-aladdin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/broadhollow-theater-presents-aladdin Date: July 18, 2018

Enjoy all your favorite characters—Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more—in this musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-07-18 2018-07-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.88559722900390000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:14:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/19/summer-in-the-square Date: July 19, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-07-19 2018-07-19 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs.org Presents: Laughter in the Park 2018]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/nylaughsorg-presents-laughter-in-the-park-2018-litp Date: July 22, 2018

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor weekly comedy series, presented by NYLaughs.org, that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer.

Every Sunday starting June 24, you can catch up to two hours of stand-up comedy performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists.

Please bring a blanket and a picnic basket!

For more information, please visit Laughter in the Park's website.

(Bookings are subject to change)

Laughter in the Park Schedule
Our shows are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 24 - Wolfe's Pond Park in Staten Island, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 1 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 8 - Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 15 - Battery Park at Castle Clinton Lawn, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 22 - Old Bandshell Lawn at Tompkins Square Park, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About NYLaughs
NYLaughs.org is a unique performing arts non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public, live comedy shows. We want to celebrate and deepen an appreciation of the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the city a happier and healthier place through laughter.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the men and women of NYC Parks!

"Laughter in the Park" is a passion project run solely by volunteers. Funding for Laughter in the Park 2018 is also made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at LMCC.net. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond. Additionally, NYLaughs is the recipient of Community Arts Grant from the Washington Square Park Conservatory. NYLaughs would like to acknowledge our sponsor Manhattan Mini-Storage, a NY business that is focused on the health and wellness of New Yorkers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72579956054687500, -73.98210144042969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b1a34cea37dc.jpg Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/22/le-carrousel-magique Date: July 22, 2018

Voila! The world’s best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages! Featuring:

  • June 10 Ben Nemzer
  • June 17 Jeff Moche
  • June 24 R.J. Lewis
  • July 1 R.J. Lewis
  • July 8 Chris Capehart
  • July 15 R.J. Lewis
  • July 22 Chris Capehart
  • July 29 Lee Barrett
  • August 5 Ben Nemzer

Produced in partnership with www.mondaynightmagic.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-22 2018-07-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Grease]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-presents-grease http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/23/movies-under-the-stars-presents-grease Date: July 23, 2018

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this popular classic!

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-23 2018-07-23 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Mon, 21 May 2018 15:29:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Vagabond Puppets Presents Caps for Sale and Three Billy Goats Gruff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/hudson-vagabond-puppets-presents-caps-for-sale-and-three-billy-goats-gruff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/hudson-vagabond-puppets-presents-caps-for-sale-and-three-billy-goats-gruff Date: July 25, 2018

Two classic stories come to life. First, a hat salesman falls asleep and wakes to find his hats missing! In the second story, three billy goats try to avoid and ogre as they try to cross a bridge!

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.88559722900390000 Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night-salsa-with-piel-canela-dance Date: July 25, 2018

Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! Featuring lessons and performances by the Piel Canela Dance School. Open dance for all!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 390-8023

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2018-07-25 2018-07-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58959197998047000, -74.06551361083984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5afc5b9089c8d.jpg Mon, 04 Jun 2018 09:58:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/summer-in-the-square Date: July 26, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Doobie Others - Doobie Brothers Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/the-doobie-others-doobie-brothers-tribute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/26/the-doobie-others-doobie-brothers-tribute Date: July 26, 2018

Enjoy the powerful harmonies and high energy performance of the Doobie Brothers greatest hits!

Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 7182354100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-07-26 2018-07-26 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.69939422607422000, -73.85723114013672000 Wed, 30 May 2018 14:29:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare - Twelfth Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/27/bryant-park-shakespeare-twelfth-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/27/bryant-park-shakespeare-twelfth-night Date: July 27, 2018

Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company. Twins Sebastian and Viola stumble upon the flamboyant, technicolor world of Illyria, visually inspired by the surreal wonderlands of The Wizard of Oz, Yellow Submarine and the works of Doctor Seuss – an exuberant live-action cartoon.

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: Lee Wexler.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-27 2018-07-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75381979201100000, -73.98373445868500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4f54651ba6.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare - Twelfth Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/bryant-park-shakespeare-twelfth-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/bryant-park-shakespeare-twelfth-night Date: July 28, 2018

Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company. Twins Sebastian and Viola stumble upon the flamboyant, technicolor world of Illyria, visually inspired by the surreal wonderlands of The Wizard of Oz, Yellow Submarine and the works of Doctor Seuss – an exuberant live-action cartoon.

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: Lee Wexler.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-28 2018-07-28 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.75381979201100000, -73.98373445868500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4f54651ba6.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/le-carrousel-magique Date: July 29, 2018

Voila! The world’s best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages! Featuring:

  • June 10 Ben Nemzer
  • June 17 Jeff Moche
  • June 24 R.J. Lewis
  • July 1 R.J. Lewis
  • July 8 Chris Capehart
  • July 15 R.J. Lewis
  • July 22 Chris Capehart
  • July 29 Lee Barrett
  • August 5 Ben Nemzer

Produced in partnership with www.mondaynightmagic.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-29 2018-07-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare - Twelfth Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-twelfth-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/29/bryant-park-shakespeare-twelfth-night Date: July 29, 2018

Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company. Twins Sebastian and Viola stumble upon the flamboyant, technicolor world of Illyria, visually inspired by the surreal wonderlands of The Wizard of Oz, Yellow Submarine and the works of Doctor Seuss – an exuberant live-action cartoon.

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: Lee Wexler.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-07-29 2018-07-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.75381979201100000, -73.98373445868500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ac4f64210c81.jpg Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:59:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/movies-under-the-stars Date: July 30, 2018

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of this popular classic (starring Tom Hanks) about a 12-year-old boy navigating adult life after a wish turns him into a 30-year-old man.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2018-07-30 2018-07-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.68399810791015600, -73.88559722900390000 Mon, 21 May 2018 15:29:39 EDT
<![CDATA[2018 Movies on the Waterfront Series: Moonstruck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/2018-movies-on-the-waterfront-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/30/2018-movies-on-the-waterfront-series Date: July 30, 2018

Join Central Astoria LDC at sunset on the Astoria Park Great Lawn for a showing of the award-winning hit comedy Moonstruck. This free movie presentation is open to the public, and no RSVP or tickets are required. Just show up! See you there!

Moonstruck
Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:20 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2018-07-30 2018-07-30 8:30 pm 10:20 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b116378c78ca.jpg Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/02/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/02/summer-in-the-square Date: August 2, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-08-02 2018-08-02 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/le-carrousel-magique Date: August 5, 2018

Voila! The world’s best magicians perform fun-filled tricks for kids of all ages! Featuring:

  • June 10 Ben Nemzer
  • June 17 Jeff Moche
  • June 24 R.J. Lewis
  • July 1 R.J. Lewis
  • July 8 Chris Capehart
  • July 15 R.J. Lewis
  • July 22 Chris Capehart
  • July 29 Lee Barrett
  • August 5 Ben Nemzer

Produced in partnership with www.mondaynightmagic.com

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.75329971313500000, -73.98400115966800000 Mon, 04 Jun 2018 03:29:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/09/summer-in-the-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/09/summer-in-the-square Date: August 9, 2018

Come out every Thursday this summer for an unforgettable lineup of fitness classes, family-friendly activities + shows, live music + dance performances, and movie nights all in Union Square Park.

  • KIDS: We've got interactive children's activities + performances from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends for some summer fun for the whole gang on the park's South Plaza!
  • FITNESS: With heart-pumping workouts in the mornings and evenings led by Union Square's hottest studios + instructors, there's something for every fitness level on the park's South + North Plazas.
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES: With jazz music + dueling performances from lunchtime to early evening, check out all that Union Square has to offer on the park's South Plaza and in the West Side seating area.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 460-1200

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park),South Plaza (in Union Square Park),West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-08-09 2018-08-09 7:00 am 8:30 pm 40.73658370971680000, -73.98987579345703000; 40.73500061035156000, -73.99089813232422000; 40.73669815063476600, -73.99046325683594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa0040d6e4d3.gif Mon, 07 May 2018 08:43:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in Rockaway: Black Panther]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/10/movie-nights-in-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/10/movie-nights-in-rockaway Date: August 10, 2018

Join us for a free movie night at the beach for the whole family to enjoy!

Black Panther (2018, PG-13, 135 minutes)

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Bring a low chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-318-4000

Location: Beach 59th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2018-08-10 2018-08-10 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.58890151977500000, -73.78859710693400000 Mon, 21 May 2018 16:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Hip to Hip Theatre - All’s Well That Ends Well]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/12/performance-hip-to-hip-theatre-alls-well-that-ends-well http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/12/performance-hip-to-hip-theatre-alls-well-that-ends-well Date: August 12, 2018

All's Well That Ends Well
Having restored the King’s health with a miraculous potion, Helena asks for nothing in return but to wed her heart’s love, Count Bertram. When the Count arrogantly refuses to marry beneath his class and flees from both king and bride to the nearest war, Shakespeare’s courageous heroine stops at nothing to bring him home.

Kids & the Classics is the companion piece to Hip to Hip’s program of “Free Shakespeare in the Parks.” This free interactive workshop is offered 30 minutes before every performance, and is designed for children ages 4 to 12. It gives children a chance to interact with the text by previewing the characters and situations, and creating links between the text and their own lives through theatre games and close reading of text.

No RSVP is required. The play begins at 5:00 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Park is presented in partnership with Hip to Hip Theatre Company.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2018-08-12 2018-08-12 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.76839087611100000, -73.93660759925800000 Tue, 05 Jun 2018 12:30:00 EDT