NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:50:18 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Prospect Park Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/04/26/prospect-park-fair1 Date: April 26, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance welcomes all Brooklynites to enjoy a day of family fun at the Prospect Park Fair. There will be live entertainment, vendors, food trucks, tennis demonstrations, a Pop-Up Audubon, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53274b60b150d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music + Bronx Seaside Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/02/first-friday-music-bronx-seaside-trolley Date: May 2, 2014

Irish folk singer Mary Courtney brings her great talent back to teh Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. The trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell to City Island

Registration requested at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-02 2014-05-02 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center presents Irish Dance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/04/summer-on-the-hudson-irish-arts-center Date: May 4, 2014

Irish Arts Center returns with its 13th annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f334a04933.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: May 10, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-05-10 2014-05-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Music at Morris-Jumel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/music-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/10/music-at-morrisjumel Date: May 10, 2014

Clara Rottsolk, soprano, and Sylvia Berry, fortepiano, perform works by Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini. Ms. Berry will play on her newly restored 1806 Broadwood piano, featured on her recent recording Haydn in London.
Advanced registration is required, please call (212) 923-8008.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-05-10 2014-05-10 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Spring Kids Fest 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/spring-kids-fest-20141 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/17/spring-kids-fest-20141 Date: May 17, 2014

Spring Kids Fest is our favorite way to kick off a fresh season of free and fun programming in 2014! Join us in Madison Square Park with our friends at Time Out New York Kids on Saturday, May 17th from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for Spring Kids Fest. Free fun indeed! Everything is free for your little ones from snacks, live shows, arts and crafts, games, face painting, storytelling and so much more.

The main stage presents shakin’ performances by Mil’s Trills (1:00 p.m.), Story Pirates (12:00 p.m.) and Field Station: Dinosaurs (11:00 a.m.). In the northern reflecting pool Songs for Seeds will be jammin’ out at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Imagine the park transformed into a kiddie wonderland– that’s Spring Kids Fest. It’s a wonderful time of year and we invite you and your families to Madison Square Park. Make sure to sign up for Madison Square Park Conservancy e-newsletters on our homepage for upcoming sneak peaks of the fest.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-05-17 2014-05-17 10:30 am 1:30 pm 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: 11th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/summer-on-the-hudson-11th-annual-mamapalooza-outdoor-extravaganza Date: May 18, 2014

Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, a Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Everyone welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f54b3e3b7f.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival-in-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: May 18, 2014

We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.

Interested in revisiting the 1939 and 1964 Fairs? We'll be leading tours of historic sites that are still in Flushing Medaows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, face painting, and a visit by Mr Met.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day followed by an evening concert and fireworks!. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 1:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d914eef31c.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Concerts & Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-concerts-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/18/worlds-fair-anniversary-concerts-fireworks Date: May 18, 2014

To celebrate the anniversaries of the World's Fairs, we'll be hosting musical performances and fireworks at the Unisphere. From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. a Sounds of the 60s concert will transport you back to the swinging sixties. Afterwards, the Queens Symphony Orchestra will perform a composition originally written for the 1964 World's Fair. Fireworks will start at 8:15 p.m.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-18 2014-05-18 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb6b03f8bd.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/22/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 22, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-22 2014-05-22 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: John Yao & His 17-Piece Instrument]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/music-in-the-garden-john-yao-his-17piece-instrument http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/music-in-the-garden-john-yao-his-17piece-instrument Date: May 24, 2014

Join us for a lively performance of jazz favorites! Asian-American trombonist, composer, arranger John Yao has been an integral member of the jazz and Latin music scenes and will have you tapping your feet!

Co-sponsored by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-24 2014-05-24 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5322111d0b596.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Weekend Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/memorial-weekend-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/memorial-weekend-concert Date: May 25, 2014

Hear the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s annual treat.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/29/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: May 29, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-05-29 2014-05-29 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen - Sonnet Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-sonnet-mann http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-sonnet-mann Date: May 30, 2014

Devin Glover sets Shakespeare's love sonnets to Hip Hop.

Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[IS 51 Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/is-51-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/30/is-51-jazz-band Date: May 30, 2014

IS-51 Jazz band will be playing in the park.

Bring a blanket and enjoy the wonderful music that they will perform.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-05-30 2014-05-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 5, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[A Year With Frog & Toad]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad Date: June 5, 2014

A live performance about four seasons of friendship and life lessons.

Performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.701, -73.8426 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 12, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: June 14, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas Date: June 15, 2014

With the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, we're happy to welcome the Quintet of the Americas once again! Enjoy Father's Day with a selection of music that celebrates the colors of the Garden. Seating is extremely limited; first come, first served.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents John Butler Trio / Allen Stone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/summerstage-presents-john-butler-trio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/17/summerstage-presents-john-butler-trio Date: June 17, 2014

The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear.

An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, JB, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration in a way that is utterly beguiling. He is the consummate rebel-refugee whose songs chart disenchantment with the corporate world and show a yearning for truth along with an ongoing struggle for a sense of focus. The songs’ off-centre grooves have always been their charm, and yet now there is a sense, in the new album at least, of resolution and peace after years of being against the world and what it offered. Maybe the man on the brink will not jump after all?

USA Today has called Allen Stone a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Washington just sees himself as “a hippie with soul.”

Stone has spent the past four years honing his unique style the old-fashioned way: crisscrossing the country in a van with his ace band and playing any small club that would have him. Since the digital release of his self-titled album via his own stickystones label in October 2011, Stone’s shows have been selling out from coast to coast. The album jumped into the Top 10 of Billboard’sHeatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts. His first national television appearance – on “Conan” – came after the music booker saw a YouTube video of Allen performing “Unaware” in his mother’s living room. Performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Live from Daryl’s House” followed and Esquire, CNN and Billboard named Stone as an artist to watch – all before he had the support of a record label. Stone has since signed to ATO Records, which is bringing the album into wide release.

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

All ages

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1399

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-17 2014-06-17 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52f147181809a.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 19, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-19 2014-06-19 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Make Music New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/21/make-music-new-york Date: June 21, 2014

Make Music New York will have several performers showing off their talent. Bring a chair and sit down and listen to each group that will be playing.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-06-21 2014-06-21 3:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 26, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with Mr. Reed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-mr-reed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-mr-reed Date: June 27, 2014

Enjoy a mix of soul, R&B and funk with Mr. Reed, as seen on TV!

Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-day Date: June 28, 2014

Come enjoy Roger Morris Park along with your family. Play colonial games, make a historic craft project, and enjoy the beginning of summer in our colonial garden!
Special performance at 2:00 p.m.: The multiple genres flutist and composer, award winning and resident of Upper Manhattan- Yael Acher a.k.a. “Kat” MODIANO returns to Morris Jumel Mansion’s Octagonal Drawing room, joined by some of NYC’s finest international jazz musicians for an acoustic set, with original soulful jazzy-funky tunes. The day will also include docent led tours for adults and families. FREE with Museum admission, no advanced registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration Date: June 29, 2014

Join SOH and NYC Urban Parks Rangers to connect to the life living within the Hudson River. Come for the fishing, stay for the band and the river-related arts & crafts.

Fishing equipment provided.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Counting Crows / Toad the Wet Sprocket / Daniel & The Lion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/summerstage-presents-counting-crows-toad-the-wet-sprocket-daniel-the-lion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/summerstage-presents-counting-crows-toad-the-wet-sprocket-daniel-the-lion Date: June 30, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532719077e816.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Beck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summerstage-presents-beck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summerstage-presents-beck Date: July 1, 2014

Beck has traveled light years from being pegged as a reluctant generational spokesperson when “Loser” metamorphosed from a rejected demo to a ubiquitous smash. Instead he wound up crystallizing much of the post-modern ruckus of the ‘90s alternative explosion, but in his own unpredictable manner: Beck’s singular career has been one that’s seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past.

Surfacing just as alternative rock went mainstream, no small thanks to his 1994 debut Mellow Gold, Beck quickly confounded expectations with subsequent releases including the lo-fi folk of One Foot in the Grave, delivered on the K imprint. But the album that truly cemented Beck’s place in the pantheon was 1996’s multi-platinum Odelay, that touched upon all of his obsessions, providing a cultural keystone for the decade from the indelible hook of “Devil’s Haircut” to the irresistible call and response of the anthemic “Where It’s At.”

From the world-tripping ballads and atmospherics of 1998′s Mutations and the florescent funk of 1999′s Midnite Vultures through the somber reflections of 2002′s Sea Change, 2005′s platinum tour de force Guero and 2006′s sprawling The Information, no Beck record has ever sounded like its predecessor. In the interim since his last album, 2008′s universally acclaimed Danger Mouse-produced Modern Guilt, Beck has eschewed the typical album/tour/repeat cycle of the music business. Instead, he has expanded his creative palette into such multi-media endeavors as a one-time-only live re-imagination of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” utilizing 160+ musicians in a 360-degree audiovisual production and Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, released December 2012 by McSweeney’s as 20 songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded, complete with full-color original art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case.

Beck’s relentless creative tide continued unabated throughout 2013 with three standalone singles released digitally and on 12-inch vinyl (“Defriended,” “I Won’t Be Long,” Gimme”), custom-created performances for Doug Aitken’s recent Station to Station series of transient happenings, a run of live shows–touted by reviewers the world over as among the very best of his career–and special Song Reader events in which Beck and eclectic line-ups brought the book to life in unforgettable evenings staged in only a handful of cities including in San Francisco, London, and most recently Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

And now Beck rolls into 2014 with the promise of not one but two new records. First up, and possibly the single most anticipated release of the new year, is Beck’s 12th album, Morning Phase. Likened by some to a companion piece of sorts to Beck’s 2002 masterpiece Sea Change, Morning Phase features many of the same musicians who played on that record–and who also currently accompany Beck live: Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Jason Falkner. Preceded by the sublime first single “Blue Moon” the stunning “Waking Light” and the recent live debuts of “Morning,” “Unforgiven” and “Wave,” Morning Phase harkens back to the stunning harmonies, classic Californian song craft and staggering emotional impact of that record, while surging forward with infectious optimism.

Ticket Information
General On-Sale: March 14, 2014 at 12 PM EST

Show
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f7a86879f7.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Mary C & the Stellars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-mary-c-the-stellars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-mary-c-the-stellars Date: July 6, 2014

Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Enjoy a unique mix of Soul and Rock with Mary C & the Stellars.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53209cc21fee7.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under The Stars Finale with Live Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/07/dancing-under-the-stars-finale-with-live-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/07/dancing-under-the-stars-finale-with-live-music Date: July 7, 2014

Celebrate Forest Park's season of free ballroom dance lessons with Live Music by Nick Russo Latin Jazz Quintet

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-07 2014-07-07 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Neon Trees / Smallpools / Nightmare & The Cat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/07/summerstage-presents-neon-trees-smallpools-nightmare-the-cat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/07/summerstage-presents-neon-trees-smallpools-nightmare-the-cat Date: July 7, 2014

Neon Trees’ new album Pop Psychology on Island Records is an upbeat collection of sleek, modern alternative pop powered by singer-songwriter Tyler Glenn’s bright melodies, huge choruses, and witty lyrics about the challenges of finding love in the digital age. With disarming honesty, songs like ”Love In the 21st Century,” “Text Me In The Morning,” “I Love You, But I Hate Your Friends,” and first single “Sleeping With A Friend” cleverly capture the millennial concerns referenced in the titles and deliver them in impeccably shiny sonic packages, thanks to the band’s performances and production by Glenn’s long-time friend and songwriting collaborator Tim Pagnotta. Style-wise, Glenn feels that Pop Psychology blends sounds from the Provo, Utah-based quartet’s previous two albums, 2010’s guitar-pop-driven Habits and 2012’s electro-fueled New Wave- inspired Picture Show. “I think this is the first record where we combine both and really sound like Neon Trees throughout the entire album,” he says.

Songwriting has always been an emotional outlet for Glenn, who grew up next door to Chris Allen in Murrieta, Calif., and followed him to Provo when Allen moved there for college. Neon Trees honed their New Wave-tinged sound locally before being chosen to open for The Killers in 2008. Shortly after, they signed to Mercury Records and released Habits, which spawned the platinum- selling breakthrough single “Animal.” The track peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, No. 2 on the Rock Songs chart, and was featured on Glee. Its success led to multiple high-profile TV appearances, and tours with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, and Duran Duran. The band’s ascending profile smoothed the way for their next album, Picture Show, which debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and featured the platinum-selling Top 10 single “Everybody Talks,” which cemented Neon Trees as modern rock contenders.

Neon Trees are Tyler Glenn, Chris Allen, Elaine Bradley and Branden Campbell.

Doors open at 5:30pm

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 212 360 1399

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-07 2014-07-07 6:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530d08a2d81aa.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Pickles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/hip-pickles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/09/hip-pickles Date: July 9, 2014

Enjoy the dynamic sounds of the world's most exciting interactive drum band.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jamaica Avenue & Elton Street (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-07-09 2014-07-09 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6836, -73.8854 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bon Jersey: A Tribute to Bon Jovi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/bon-jerseya-tribute-to-bon-jovi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/10/bon-jerseya-tribute-to-bon-jovi Date: July 10, 2014

Enjoy a teriffic musical tribute to Bon Jovi! Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-10 2014-07-10 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: July 12, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-07-12 2014-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Orquesta SSC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-orquesta-ssc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-orquesta-ssc Date: July 13, 2014

Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

The sounds of this 11-piece Salsa band will entice both the dancer and the non-dancer.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Beauty and The Beast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/beauty-and-the-beast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/16/beauty-and-the-beast Date: July 16, 2014

Enjoy a live version of this popular Disney classic.

Presented by Plaza Theatre Productions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-16 2014-07-16 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Blondes Have More Fun: A Rod Stewart Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/blondes-have-more-fun-featuring-rick-larrimore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/blondes-have-more-fun-featuring-rick-larrimore Date: July 17, 2014

Enjoy a musical tribute capturing four decades of Rod Stewart hits, featuring Rick Larrimore.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Zing Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-zing-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-zing-experience Date: July 20, 2014

Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Enjoy Haitian Roots, Rock and Reggae by the Zing Experience.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Pasofino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino Date: July 24, 2014

Journey across all the borders of the Latin music genres.

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with Geo Wyeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-geo-wyeth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-geo-wyeth Date: July 25, 2014

Enjoy the sounds of multi-instrumental singer/songwriter Geo Wyeth on the waterfront.

Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - The Defibulators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-the-defibulators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-the-defibulators Date: July 27, 2014

Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Enjoy some foot-stomping country with a Rock & Roll attitude.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Conor Oberst with special guest Dawes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-conor-oberst-with-special-guest-dawes5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-conor-oberst-with-special-guest-dawes5 Date: July 29, 2014

Conor Oberst is a New York City-based singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations, most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His solo album – Upside Down Mountain – will be released on Nonesuch Records in May.

Show
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1399

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52faacf4cbd8e.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Mike Delgidice and Big Shot featuring current members of Billy Joels's Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/mike-delgidice-and-big-shot-featuring-current-members-of-billy-joelss-band Date: July 31, 2014

This premiere Billy Joel Show is returning!

Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan and The Forest Park Trust, Inc.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: August 2, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco and afro-beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Disco Unlimted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted Date: August 7, 2014

Boogie down to the sounds of the hottest disco show and dance band on the East Coast!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 9, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Gavin DeGraw / Matt Nathanson / Andrew McMahon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-presents-gavin-degraw-matt-nathanson-andrew-mcmahon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/13/summerstage-presents-gavin-degraw-matt-nathanson-andrew-mcmahon Date: August 13, 2014

Show

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Gavin DeGraw’s powerful new album MAKE A MOVE is a victorious and creative musical return. On the follow-up to 2011’s Sweeter, Gavin DeGraw has experienced a creative and commercial renaissance displaying his even more focused vocal and artistic talent, his assured energy, musically expanded palette, and sharp, detail-driven lyrics.

The first single, “Best I Ever Had,” is the most up-tempo thing DeGraw has done yet, charging out of the gate with a galloping rhythm and lively horns. “I feel like this album is the strongest record I’ve made,” DeGraw says. “It’s a clear evolution from what I’ve been doing. I’ve taken more risks, like learning the value of having space in the writing. Silence is louder than the highest note.”

“It’s like being born again,” he says. “It’s crazy. I think very few people get to experience that sort of luck-of-the-draw moment.” DeGraw is referring to the double-platinum success of his single “Not Over You,” a “soulful, majestic ballad” (as Billboard put it) co-written with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder that reached No. 1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit at Top 40 radio, and was certified double platinum. The track helped propel Sweeter (which Rolling Stone’s review called “taut, efficient and hook-packed,” going on to praise DeGraw as “an excellent singer”) to a No. 8 debut on the Billboard album chart, his second Top 10 album after his 2008 self-titled release. That album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s album chart, and spawned the hit singles “In Love With A Girl” and the gold-certified “We Belong Together.” (The South Fallsburg, NY, native first broke through in 2003 with his platinum debut Chariot, which yielded three hit singles: the No. 1 Top 40 smash “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track.)

Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single “Come On Get Higher,” which has sold more than 2 million copies to date, as well as the subsequent hits “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart” and “All We Are.” The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, while also resulting in appearances on such national television shows as David Letterman, Ellen,Conan O’Brien, Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray and The CMA Awards to name a few. Additionally, his songs have been featured in numerous film and TV programs, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, X Factor,Vampire Diaries, American Pie and 90210. Modern Love, his previous studio album, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and topped the iTunes Pop Chart. It featured the hit singles “Faster” and “Run” – the latter featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. Nathanson’s legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., Canada and Australia. Matt Nathanson’s ninth studio recording, Last of the Great Pretenders, will be released on July 16th. Produced by Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, Last of the Great Pretenders marks a dramatic progression for the acclaimed artist, who has created a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LPs – and that’s saying something considering the already rarefied level of his writing and performing. Songs like “Earthquake Weather,” “Kill The LIghts,” “Kinks Shirt,” “Sunday New York Times” and first single “Mission Bells” are precisely cinematic as Nathanson stirs the material with deftly placed pop-cultural references and vivid details drawn from his keen observations of everyday life, while topping each song with an emphatic and seductive chorus hook.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-13 2014-08-13 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532742da16364.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 Date: August 16, 2014

Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Kite-making for children and live music with Batala NYC & Shinbone Alley Stilt Band aids your celebration of simple fun throughout the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with the Shivering Timbers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-the-shivering-timbers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-the-shivering-timbers Date: August 29, 2014

Step into a whimsical, foot-stomping play land with the Shivering Timbers.

Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 7, 2014

Enjoy county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, greenmarket and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f314d9a24d.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fall-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/10/18/fall-harvest-festival Date: October 18, 2014

Celebrate fall with live performances, crafts, games, pumpkins face painting and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Eric 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 2014-10-18 2014-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7014, -73.853 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:50:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/12/13/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 13, 2014

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party. Celebrate the season with the local community, enjoy live music to sing and dance with, make holiday decorations and more.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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