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 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:55:42 GMT <![CDATA[Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/garden-grooves Date: August 17, 2017

Come to the garden and enjoy live music, featuring Chris Hoffman and the Silver Cord Quartet!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Miraflores Community Garden

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<![CDATA[2017 Waterfront Concert Series: A Decade of Soul, Motown Hits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/2017-waterfront-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/2017-waterfront-concert-series Date: August 17, 2017

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition invites everyone to come out this summer to enjoy the 2017 Waterfront Concert Series, on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm at the Astoria Park Great Lawn.

These free concerts are open to the public, and no RSVP or tickets are required. Just show up!

Thursday, August 17th's concert will feature A Decade of Soul and the greatest Motown hits that will make you want to get up and dance. We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 7:30 pm 9:15 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595413cd7c212.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/17/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito Date: August 17, 2017

More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new language learners. Featuring the original soundtrack by Simone Giuliani.

Family-friendly art activities start at 7:00 p.m.

The movie starts at dusk, generally around 8:30 p.m.. Film runs 65 mins.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416-6940

Location: Queens Museum of Art (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2017-08-17 2017-08-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.74589920043945000, -73.84680175781250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: August 18, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Lady and the Vamps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-sounds-lady-and-the-vamps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/summer-sounds-lady-and-the-vamps Date: August 18, 2017

Join the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks for a rock and pop performance by Lady and the Vamps!

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.79280090332031000, -73.85119628906250000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-presents-emerging-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/18/bryant-park-presents-emerging-music-festival Date: August 18, 2017

Returning for its third year, Emerging Music Festival features two evenings of New York's best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, and more.

Schedule

  • Friday, August 18, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine also available for purchase.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-18 2017-08-18 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Ana Carmela Ramirez at Mi Gente Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/latinx-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/latinx-music-festival Date: August 19, 2017

Join us for Mi Gente! 2nd Annual Latinx Music Festival celebrating Transnational Communities in the Music, Arts and Culture. Their resiliency has helped people beyond borders and across the world to reclaim and learn more about their cultural identiity.

Family Art Activities by BxArts Factory

12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m

Ana Carmela will be performing from 3:30 - 4pm

Music Festival

4:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m

Ana Carmela Ramirez combines a solid academic musical training and practice on singing and composition, with an interest in different genres and sounds. Since she was nine years old she was part of the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela. At the age of 15 she developed an interest for folk music. She has performed all over the world and lately released an album with Gabriel Chakarji called "Vida". She graduated form the School of Jazz in The New School.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 12:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.81750106811500000, -73.88240051269500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5989cdaaf2a26.jpg Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: August 19, 2017

Bargemusic is New York City's floating concert hall, moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge. On Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.

The doors open 15 minutes prior to concert, and there is no reserved seating. The music program will be announced at the performance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: Emerging Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/bryant-park-presents-emerging-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/bryant-park-presents-emerging-music-festival Date: August 19, 2017

Returning for its third year, Emerging Music Festival features two evenings of New York's best new music, including indie rock, soul, R&B, and more.

Schedule

  • Friday, August 18, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 19, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Part of Bryant Park Presents's Friday Picnics, featuring over 100 blankets free to borrow, food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, and beer and wine also available for purchase.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:45:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz In the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/jazz-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/jazz-in-the-garden Date: August 19, 2017

Wrap up Harlem Week with "Jazz In the Garden", presented by the Clayton Williams Community Garden. At this Harlem celebration, families can take in a live jazz performance by local artists. There will also be refreshments provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 395-9747

Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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2017-08-19 2017-08-19 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.81100082397461000, -73.95099639892578000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[RCTA Sunset Concert: Flamenco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rcta-sunset-concert-flamenco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/19/rcta-sunset-concert-flamenco Date: August 19, 2017

Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is once again hosting its series of sunset concerts on the tennis lawn overlooking the Hudson River at 97th Street.

This week’s performer: Los Hermanos Cintron. Favorites Los Hermons Cintron close out the 2017 season with the Fabulous Flamenco music from the Spanish guitars of Rafael & Cristobal Cintron. Accompanied by a Flamenco dancer.

The Series celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side. Each concert begins at 7 p.m. and continues through shades of orange, red and purple, ending around 9:00 p.m. Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join us. Stick around afterward and watch the fireflies rise up out of the lawn and the stars speckle the sky.

In the event of inclement weather, call (212) 978-0277 to see whether a concert has been postponed.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 978-0277

Location: 96th Street Tennis Courts (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2017-08-19 2017-08-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.79629898071289000, -73.97750091552734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59396e73b94fe.jpg Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: August 20, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - African Cuban Caribbean Jazz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: August 20, 2017

The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble
African Cuban Caribbean Jazz
Dr. Mambo and the Experience Ensemble is a Caribbean jazz band with an international mindset. Expect to hear African-Caribbean jazz music featuring rhythms from around the world. Get Details

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival takes place on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. For the full lineup, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival page.

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Performance: Volker Goetze Secret Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/performance-volker-goetze-secret-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/performance-volker-goetze-secret-island Date: August 20, 2017

Join the Alice Austen House Museum for an audio-visual picnic concert, curated by local artist, composer, and performer Volker Goetze with renown photographer and artist Sam Samore, and inspired by stories of the “forgotten borough” Staten Island.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.61460113525390600, -74.06310272216797000 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Gospel Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/gospel-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/gospel-fest Date: August 20, 2017

Join Assemblyember Vivian E. Cook and NYC Parks for an evening of Gospel performances!

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7272

Location: Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.67318308217100000, -73.78788125515000000 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:14:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/20/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends Date: August 20, 2017

Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.

This event will take place in four sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 13, 20, 27, and September 10. When selecting tickets, please choose the option with the desired date.

About Alex Nguyen
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, GA native has garnered praise for his independent projects, including the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, for which he arranges much of the material. Alex has appeared with such groups as the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, and Celebration of Lionel Hampton; and one of his compositions “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler.

Alex is winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, placed second at the National Trumpet Competition, and was awarded residencies at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center, and the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival. A graduate of the University of North Florida’s Jazz Studies program where he worked with legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green, Alex also holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase, where he worked with trumpeters Jon Faddis and Jim Rotondi. Alex is Music Director of St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Park, and curates its Jazz in the Cave series.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-20 2017-08-20 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5928e767d540d.jpeg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents: New York City Opera]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/bryant-park-presents-new-york-city-opera http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/22/bryant-park-presents-new-york-city-opera Date: August 22, 2017

Enjoy extraordinary performances produced by New York City Opera, including never-before-seen previews of upcoming productions.

La Fanciulla del West preview.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-22 2017-08-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.75370025634800000, -73.98359680175800000 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:15:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/24/garden-grooves Date: August 24, 2017

Come to the garden to enjoy live music featuring Jan Bell and The Maybelles!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Miraflores Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: August 25, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Music 2017 at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-music-2017-at-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-music-2017-at-pelham-bay-park Date: August 25, 2017

Head to Pelham Bay Park's free concerts featuring Afro-Cuban Music, Funk with R&B, and Golden Oldies presented by the Bronx Arts Ensemble.

The bands performing in the parks are primarily led by Bronx Arts Ensemble (BAE) Teaching Artists who are part of BAE’s arts-in-education programs, serving over 100,000 students in Bronx public schools since the 1980s. The summer series of concerts provides audiences an opportunity to see those teaching artists as performers and leaders of their own professional bands.

The concerts are presented with support from Councilman James Vacca.

Concert Schedule

  • Friday, July 28 - "SUPERMAMBO! A Vibes Tribute to TITO PUENTE" - Salsa & Afro-Cuban Music (with BAE Teaching Artist Greg Diamond)
  • Friday, August 11 - "Funk and R&B with Peter Brainin and the Latin Jazz Workshop" (Peter Brainin, band leader and BAE Teaching Artist)
  • Friday, August 25 - "Oldies with Cardinal Theory" - Oldies from the '60s to '80' (O’dane Whilby, band leader and BAE Teaching Artist)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Lawn area behind the track and field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.84830093383800000, -73.82260131835900000 Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Freshen Up Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-freshen-up-friday Date: August 25, 2017

Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

Freshen Up Fridays take place on the last Friday of the month from May through August.

Schedule

  • May 26: Felisa - cumbia, bolero, and bossa nova mixed with R&B, soul, and hip-hop
  • June 30: St. Lenox - art-pop project of former Juilliard- trained concert violinist
  • July 28: Eljuri - lyrics of message and social consciousness with a rock guitar
  • August 25: Soul Science Lab - innovative Brooklyn-based music and multimedia duo that translates stories into soul-stirring sounds and dynamic visuals.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-08-25 2017-08-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c07b7f9555c.JPG Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:14:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Neighborhood Family Concerts: Music in Motion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/bargemusic-family-concerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/bargemusic-family-concerts Date: August 26, 2017

Bargemusic is New York City's floating concert hall, moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge. On Saturdays at 4:00 p.m., visit Bargemusic for a free one hour performance, including a question & answer session with the musicians.

The doors open 15 minutes prior to concert, and there is no reserved seating. The music program will be announced at the performance.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:44:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Conjunto Guanatanamo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-sounds-conjunto-guanatanamo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/26/summer-sounds-conjunto-guanatanamo Date: August 26, 2017

Join the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and NYC Parks for a perfomance by Conjunto Guanatanamo, an Afro-Cuban band.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Newtown Playground

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Q041 Newtown Playground 2017-08-26 2017-08-26 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.86949920654297000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: August 27, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Gospel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: August 27, 2017

The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble
Gospel
Led by the former lead singer of the internationally-known Harlem Gospel Choir, the Anthony Morgan Gospel Ensemble presents music that transcends and transforms the human spirit. Get Details

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival takes place on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. For the full lineup, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival page.

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/27/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends Date: August 27, 2017

Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.

This event will take place in four sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 13, 20, 27, and September 10. When selecting tickets, please choose the option with the desired date.

About Alex Nguyen
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, GA native has garnered praise for his independent projects, including the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, for which he arranges much of the material. Alex has appeared with such groups as the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, and Celebration of Lionel Hampton; and one of his compositions “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler.

Alex is winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, placed second at the National Trumpet Competition, and was awarded residencies at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center, and the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival. A graduate of the University of North Florida’s Jazz Studies program where he worked with legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green, Alex also holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase, where he worked with trumpeters Jon Faddis and Jim Rotondi. Alex is Music Director of St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Park, and curates its Jazz in the Cave series.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-08-27 2017-08-27 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5928e767d540d.jpeg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/garden-grooves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/garden-grooves Date: August 31, 2017

Come and enjoy live music in the garden featuring Marion Cowings!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Miraflores Community Garden

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2017-08-31 2017-08-31 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.69774400000000000, -73.93700600000000000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fish, Brew and BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/fish-brew-and-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/08/31/fish-brew-and-bbq Date: August 31, 2017

Join us for an evening of fishing, live music, brew, and BBQ right in Brooklyn’s backyard!

Prospect Park is one of the best spots for largemouth bass in NYC and summer is prime time to try your hand at the sport. Don’t want to fish? Then come socialize, listen to live music, and have a cold one on our dock with the beautiful park as your backdrop. Fishing rods, bait, and instruction will be provided.

This is a 21+ event. $25 per person includes drinks and BBQ. Reservation is required at Eventbrite.com.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2017-08-31 2017-08-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.66070175170900000, -73.96540069580100000 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:30:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Friday Picnics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/bryant-park-friday-picnics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/01/bryant-park-friday-picnics Date: September 1, 2017

Every Friday on the lawn, Bryant Park has a free picnic, featuring over 100 free blankets to borrow, lawn games, entertainment, and food vendors from the Hester Street Fair, with wine and beer also for purchase from ARK Restaurants. Each week, Bryant Park Presents will bring to the picnic a theater, music, or dance production.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2017-09-01 2017-09-01 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 Tue, 02 May 2017 15:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/bronx-summer-concert-series-at-orchard-beach Date: September 3, 2017

Come on out and enjoy some Salsa, Freestyle, Bachata, Merengue R& B, and Pop eveny Sunday through September 3. Zumba will also be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3567

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86619949340820000, -73.79479980468750000 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Conservancy Harlem Meer Performance Festival - Salsa Dura/Bailable]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/03/central-park-conservancy-harlem-meer-performance-festival1 Date: September 3, 2017

The 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival brings the best local talent in music and dance to Central Park! Enjoy jazz, Latin, world, and gospel music while admiring the lakeside views. All ages are welcome.

Boricua Legends
Salsa Dura/Bailable
Boricua Legends, created by world-renowned percussionist and producer, Pedro “Pocholo” Segundo, is comprised of world-class musicians and singers that cater to an audience that enjoys dancing to the rhythms of salsa dura. Get Details

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival takes place on Sundays from June 18 through September 3. For the full lineup, please visit Central Park Conservancy's Harlem Meer Performance Festival page.

In case of inclement weather, please check our Alerts & Closures page or @centralparknyc on Twitter

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1374

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-03 2017-09-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79679870605500000, -73.95149993896500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5942e2aad016a.JPG Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:29:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/07/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito Date: September 7, 2017

More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new-language learners. Musical improvisation by The Michael Leonhart Orchestra.

The movie starts at dusk, generally around 7:30 p.m.. Film runs 65 mins.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416-6940

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2017-09-07 2017-09-07 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70142745971680000, -73.99737548828125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: The Fits]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/historic-harlem-parks-manhattan-recreation-film-festival Date: September 9, 2017

The Fits, directed by Anna Rose Holmer, 72 minutes, USA.

A dreamy exploration of girlhood, The Fits follows an 11-year-old tomboy as she tries to fit in with her peers after joining an all-girl dance team.

Music
Curated by Injoy Enterprises, this energetic to Black women will feature one of NYC's hottest she-J's, the Uptown Dance Academy, live music by an all-female band led by drummer extraordinaire Camille Gainer Jones with performances from independent artists Abby Dobson, Claudia Hayden, Toni Ann Semple, Vivian Sessoms and more.

Please visit ImageNation's website for rain location information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80488245516300000, -73.94440275430700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59419172f308f.jpg Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/09/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito1 Date: September 9, 2017

More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new -anguage learners.

Featuring the original soundtrack by Simone Giuliani. Family-friendly art activities start at 6:00 p.m.

The movie starts at dusk, generally around 7:30 p.m. Film runs 65 mins.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416.6940

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2017-09-09 2017-09-09 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 10, 2017

Enjoy a BIG day of county fair magic in Manhattan. There will be carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more!

(rain date: September 17)

See House of Yes aerialists and sideshow performers' beautiful and facinating acts!

Laugh with host Ambrose Martos!

Hear live music from Mariti Garrett and Bette Smith, and more.

Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! At the Stop & Swap w/GrowNYC! You don’t have to bring something to take something. (Please do NOT bring: furniture, large items, tube televisions, expired or open food, unsealed personal care products, medicine, dirty or ripped clothing, fabric scraps, incomplete toys and games, non-working electronics, magazines, or sharp objects.)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291000000, -73.98889923095700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c05886cb65d.JPG Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz in the Park with Alex Nguyen and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/10/jazz-in-the-park-with-alex-nguyen-and-friends Date: September 10, 2017

Come listen to jazz under the trees and watch the sun set behind the clouds.

This event will take place in four sessions on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: August 13, 20, 27, and September 10. When selecting tickets, please choose the option with the desired date.

About Alex Nguyen
Since arriving in NYC, trumpeter Alex Nguyen has been establishing himself for his distinctive lyrical and melodic style. The Savannah, GA native has garnered praise for his independent projects, including the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, for which he arranges much of the material. Alex has appeared with such groups as the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, the Curtis Fuller Quintet, and Celebration of Lionel Hampton; and one of his compositions “The First Year” was featured on NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron’s album The Traveler.

Alex is winner of the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, placed second at the National Trumpet Competition, and was awarded residencies at Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center, and the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival. A graduate of the University of North Florida’s Jazz Studies program where he worked with legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green, Alex also holds a Masters in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase, where he worked with trumpeters Jon Faddis and Jim Rotondi. Alex is Music Director of St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Park, and curates its Jazz in the Cave series.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square)

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2017-09-10 2017-09-10 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.73418920855100000, -73.98416721820800000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5928e7f353455.jpg Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:15:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Screening - NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/14/outdoor-movie-screening-nysferatu-symphony-of-a-century-by-andrea-mostrovito Date: September 14, 2017

More Art premieres NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century by Andrea Mastrovito, a spectacular, hand-animated, silent film that combines music and community engagement to create a powerful and poignant statement about the horrors of the unknown and the inspiring search for liberty.

Resetting Friedrich W. Murnau’s classic 1922 film Nosferatu in contemporary New York City, Mastrovito and his team of 12 artists have created over 35,000 original drawings to replicate the beautifully eerie flickering shutter effect of early cinema. The re-imagined storyline and title cards of NYsferatu were made in collaboration with recent immigrants and English-as-new-language learners.

Musical improvisation by CUP. Featuring Nels Cline of Wilco & Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto

The movie starts at dusk, generally around 7:30 p.m. Film runs 65 mins.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 416-6940

Location: Mineral Springs (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-09-14 2017-09-14 7:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.77289962768555000, -73.97609710693360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d519ecab0b.jpg Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with the City Stompers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/15/arts-culture-fun-flag-day-with-the-city-stompers Date: September 15, 2017

The City Stompers invite you to get on your feet and move to the sounds of live American fiddle music. Swing your corner and do-si-do, join hands for a Virginia Reel and step right up and holler "yeehoo"!

This event is free and open to the public.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2017-09-15 2017-09-15 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.82519912719726600, -73.94149780273438000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/595a7bbf105a8.jpg Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:15:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Presents Gertrude Ederle Sings Out! Musical Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/nyc-parks-presents-gertrude-ederle-sings-out-musical-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/17/nyc-parks-presents-gertrude-ederle-sings-out-musical-show Date: September 17, 2017

Join NYC Parks and AfterWork Theater, New York City’s one and only recreational theater for adults, for a special presentation of a fully-staged musical show! After ten weeks of learning music and dance with professional directors, choreographers, and music directors, we bring you the cast of Gertrude Ederle Sings Out! This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome!

For more information about the program, visit afterworktheater.org/gertrude-ederle.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2017-09-17 2017-09-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5924921917d15.jpg Tue, 23 May 2017 18:15:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tonight We Dance: A Night of Jazz & Swing!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tonight-we-dance-a-night-of-jazz-swing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/23/tonight-we-dance-a-night-of-jazz-swing Date: September 23, 2017

Join us for a night of swing, live jazz and open dance! Enjoy sharing stories and dancing all while listening to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era. Come early for a swing dance lesson and stay for open dance. The swing dance lesson will be provided by The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS). Live Jazz with Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (HRO) will follow. All are welcome!

We encourage you to dress up in your best swing outfits!

Schedule of Activities:

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. // Swing Dance Lesson with THSDS

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. // Live Jazz with HRO and Open Dance

6:45 p.m. - 7:05 p.m. // Intermission - DJ Music

7:05 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. // Live Jazz with HRO and Open Dance

Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by September 20.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2017-09-23 2017-09-23 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80450820922851600, -73.94366455078125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5955253eb5522.JPG Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:44:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Manhattan Chamber Players]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/concert-manhattan-chamber-players http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/09/24/concert-manhattan-chamber-players Date: September 24, 2017

The Manhattan Chamber Players is a vibrant ensemble comprised of rising stars on the music scene, many top prize winners of prestigious competitions including Banff, Naumburg, and Queen Elisabeth. Strad Magazine describes their performance as “intensely wrought and burnished.” In addition to opening the 2017–18 concert series at Wave Hill, the group opens the season for Bethel Woods, the Red Bank Chamber Music Society and returns for a second engagement at the Kaufman Music Center. The Armor Hall program, a concert with one intermission, will include chamber works by Strauss, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky’s sentimental Souvenir de Florence, imbued with glorious and fiery Russian folk-like melodies.

Photo credit: Sophie Zhai

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-09-24 2017-09-24 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5994547345e96.jpg Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:30:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/07/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: October 7, 2017

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger educational presentations, visits to the lighthouse interior, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and fun family activities!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2017-10-07 2017-10-07 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bc780d9cb.JPG Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:45:01 EDT
<![CDATA[It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/its-happening-celebrating-50-years-of-public-art-in-nyc-parks Date: October 21, 2017

This year NYC Parks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program. Since its creation in 1967, Art in the Parks has featured over 2,000 works of art. On Saturday, October 21, NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone. Art lovers, families, and park-goers will be delighted by free art exhibits, performances, and hands-on art workshops in Central Park’s beautiful East Pinetum field.

As NYC Parks’ public art program took shape in the 1960s, artistic events called “happenings” popped up in parks across the city. Blurring the line between art and everyday life, these fleeting performances combined sculpture, music, theater, dance, and poetry. They varied in size and sophistication, but always relied on audience participation.

NYC Parks’ 50th anniversary celebration "It’s Happening!" captures the same creative spirit with dynamic public artworks, hands-on workshops, and performances.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: East Pinetum (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.78189849853515600, -73.96410369873047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/594d7877dbd30.jpg Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:29:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/12/09/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 9, 2017

Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.81883621215820000, -73.96091461181640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58c1bd34794b7.JPG Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:01 EDT