NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2017 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:34:18 GMT <![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/14/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 14, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The largest menorah in Brooklyn has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-14 2017-12-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 15, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The largest menorah in Brooklyn has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/recyouth-winter-showcase-stories-well-told http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/15/recyouth-winter-showcase-stories-well-told Date: December 15, 2017

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks' recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects.

Take pictures at our green screen photo booth and vote for your favorite projects. Join us and be wowed!

Food and beverages will be provided.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2791

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2017-12-15 2017-12-15 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.74829864502000000, -74.00219726562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25d4c77d0b3.jpg Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:59:41 EST
<![CDATA[Objects That We Found in the Well: Music by Nani FM]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/objects-that-we-found-in-the-well-music-by-nani-fm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/objects-that-we-found-in-the-well-music-by-nani-fm Date: December 16, 2017

Objects That We Found in the Well is a music performance by Nani FM resulting from a year-long exploration of public and private space in NYC through the use of music and sound.

Nani FM wrote and recorded 5 original songs at King Killer Studios Brooklyn. After capturing the studio tracks, Nani FM scouted recording locations in her home borough of Staten Island with naturally beautiful acoustics, working with more than a dozen NYC-based artists to complete the project.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 425-3554

Location: Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C) (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)

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R116 Snug Harbor Cultural Center 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.64239521810000000, -74.10305240260000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a25bc1cf423b.jpg Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:14:51 EST
<![CDATA[Arts. Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night: Holiday Swing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/arts-culture-fun-the-phil-young-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/arts-culture-fun-the-phil-young-experience Date: December 16, 2017

Put on your dance shoes for live swing with veteran big band drummer David Gibson and his swingin' combo.

Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America, with partial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Bio:

Philadelphia-born musician, David F. Gibson, toured extensively and recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Frank Foster. David has also performed with a host of artists and ensembles, including Joe Williams, Clark Terry, the Sun Ra Arkestra, the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, the Diane Schuur Trio, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the Woody Herman Orchestra. Music critic, Chip Deffa (the New York Post) says that “Gibson’s drumming is strong and fluid and as satisfying as any drummer I heard in years.” Music critic, Jerry Carrier (the Philadelphia Daily News) says, ”Gibson may be the ultimate band drummer.” He is also featured on recordings that include Diane Schuur’s Music is My Life and Harry Sweets Edison’s Live at the Iridium. He is an adjunct faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 718 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2017-12-16 2017-12-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67394885768900000, -73.93493330478700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04730d1f3be.jpg Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:45:01 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/16/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 16, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The menorah has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous Menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/17/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 17, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The menorah has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-17 2017-12-17 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/18/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 18, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The menorah has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-18 2017-12-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Klezmer Hanukkah Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/klezmer-hanukkah-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/klezmer-hanukkah-celebration Date: December 19, 2017

Join internationally-renowned tsimbl (hammered dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment from the Center for Traditional Music and Dance for an afternoon Hanukkah celebration exploring Jewish Klezmer music: the celebratory music of the Jews of Eastern Europe that was transplanted to New York in the early 20th century, and then revitalized by a new generation of musicians beginning in the 1970's.

From soulful spirituals to infectious dance tunes, Klezmer has much to offer listeners of all ages.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:59:58 EST
<![CDATA[Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/19/lighting-of-the-largest-menorah-in-brooklyn Date: December 19, 2017

At the lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn, every night of Chanukah is celebrated with live music, latkes, and gifts for children.

The menorah has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1984. Rabbi Shimon Hecht accompanies community leaders, philanthropists and special guests in lighting this humongous menorah.

The lighting of this menorah is a leading symbol of Chanukah, publicly reaffirming the celebration of our freedom, inspired by the Maccabean victory of right over might and light over darkness.

This event is free and open to all.

Lighting of the Largest Menorah in Brooklyn: Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 12 - live concert at 5:30 p.m., menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 14 - 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 15 - 3:30 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 16 - 7:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 17 - 5:00 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Monday, December 18 - 6:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 19 - 6:00 pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 298-9909

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2017-12-19 2017-12-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.67350006103515600, -73.97010040283203000 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:30:03 EST
<![CDATA[Washington Square Christmas Eve Caroling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/24/washington-square-park-holiday-tree-lighting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/24/washington-square-park-holiday-tree-lighting Date: December 24, 2017

Celebrate the holidays with carols near the Washington Square Arch. The Rob Susman Brass Quartet, song leader, and the revelers from all over the city will lustily sing out familiar tunes. The words are in the songbooks distributed by the Washington Square Association, but many will know them by heart. “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men” will ring out and is especially meaningful this season.

The Washington Square Association, Inc. founded in 1906, is one of the city’s oldest community organizations. For 93 years, it has sponsored carol singing under the arch. Other activities concern the continued improvement of Washington Square, the Washington Square Music Festival, and the fostering of neighborhood spirit.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 252- 3621

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2017-12-24 2017-12-24 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.73120117187500000, -73.99710083007812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a1f26e417aa9.png Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:14:45 EST