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 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:22:35 GMT <![CDATA[Baroque Concert: Queens Consort]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/baroque-concert-queens-consort http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/baroque-concert-queens-consort Date: October 20, 2017

Please join us for a beautiful evening of baroque music performed by Queens-based baroque ensemble, Queens Consort!

Gather in our main hall at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments before being seated at 7:00 p.m. in our beautiful period dining room - with its unique curved wall - to hear authentic baroque instruments, played at baroque pitch and in period style.

Performers for the evening will be:

  • Claire Smith Bermingham, Baroque Violin
  • Dan McCarthy, Baroque Violin
  • Margret Hjaltested, Baroque Viola
  • Aya Hamada, Harpsichord

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2017-10-20 2017-10-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5910d19a76e77.jpg Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:29:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Life Is So Peculiar: American Popular Songs 1919-1956]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/life-is-so-peculiar-american-popular-songs-19191956 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/20/life-is-so-peculiar-american-popular-songs-19191956 Date: October 20, 2017

Join us for a night of celebrating the great American songs of Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jimmy van Housen, and many more!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2017-10-20 2017-10-20 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.67293930053711000, -73.98460388183594000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses Date: October 21, 2017

Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of the “people of the mounds,” the fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology, as told by guest storyteller Marianne McShane and her blue harp. Then travel into Wave Hill’s woodland, and, using only natural materials and a bit of jute twine, create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves, moss and bark, or string together a series of autumn leaves to form a fall wand or crown—and behold the magic!

At 11:00 a.m. and at noon, guest musicians Terry McCann, a guitarist and singer, and Stephen Gara on the uilleann pipes (a delicate version of the standard bagpipe), the flute and the tin whistle, offer a short concert of Irish jigs, reels and songs. The pair will also visit Wave Hill’s woodland with their instruments, to serenade the aos sí and lead a short autumn fairy parade.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-21 2017-10-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99f709ba7a.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 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.

More than 100 artworks, workshops, and performances will take place throughout the day. Some activities include:

  • Bronx Museum: Button-making based on Bronx public artworks
  • Materials for the Arts: Reuse Sculpture Station
  • Blythe Cain: Painting public artworks with natural pigments
  • Kim Holleman: Trailer Park-let
  • Sing for Hope: the city’s favorite pianos
  • Amanda Long and Historic House Trust: Paper marbling workshop Change to Amanda Long and Historic House Trust: Paper marbling wishes
  • Groundswell: Sketchbook Making
  • United Photo Industries: Create a zine
  • Urban Field Station: Write with a tree alphabet
  • LMCC/Dances for a Variable Population: Dance workshop for all
  • Art Built: What it means to be a global citizen
  • City Arts, Inc: Pieces for Peace
  • Dream Yard: Mosaic workshop with recyclable material
  • Juanli Carrion: Spice portraits
  • Art Students League: Origami and collage workshop
  • Public Art Fund: Art-making workshop based on works of Ai Weiwei
  • Limon Dance Company/ Bryant Park Corp: Modern dance workshop
  • Daniele Frazier: Life-drawing class of a model in a polar bear costume
  • Poetry Society of NY: One-on-One Poetry Experiences
  • Art Production Fund: Art Sundae! Create a public art project with Elise Peterson
  • Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance: Wind Chimes Made from Recyclables with Evelyn Suero
  • Katya Grokhovsky: Slow Dance with Me
  • Taiwanese American Arts Council: Taiwan Tribal Spirits Updated
  • Broadway Mall Association: Collaborative Clay Mural Making with Joy Brown
  • The Moving Company performance with Tina Wang, Scynge Xing, Tamar Ettun

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.

Presented by TD Bank

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 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:59:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/music-in-the-garden-ustad-shafaat-khan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/21/music-in-the-garden-ustad-shafaat-khan Date: October 21, 2017

Sitar and tabla Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan is a world-renowned Indian classical musician who has performed with Stevie Wonder and has released three historic CDs produced by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Enjoy Maestro Khan’s blend of Indian classical and folk music as he is joined by his fusion group “East Meets West” and presents music that reflects heritage that can be traced back to the sixteenth century.

Sponsored by Astoria Bank and Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2017-10-21 2017-10-21 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59a5a9aa39534.JPG Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:15:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Leaf Crowns and Fairy Houses]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/22/family-art-project-leaf-crowns-and-fairy-houses1 Date: October 22, 2017

Sit with your wee ones and listen to stories of the “people of the mounds,” the fairies and elves found in Celtic mythology, as told by guest storyteller Marianne McShane and her blue harp. Then travel into Wave Hill’s woodland, and, using only natural materials and a bit of jute twine, create your own tiny, fairy-sized dwelling using found sticks, leaves, moss and bark, or string together a series of autumn leaves to form a fall wand or crown—and behold the magic!

At 11AM and at noon, guest musicians Terry McCann, a guitarist and singer, and Stephen Gara on the uilleann pipes (a delicate version of the standard bagpipe), the flute and the tin whistle, offer a short concert of Irish jigs, reels and songs. The pair will also visit Wave Hill’s woodland with their instruments, to serenade the aos sí and lead a short autumn fairy parade.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/59b99f709ba7a.jpg Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[2nd Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/2nd-annual-batty-over-halloween-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/10/29/2nd-annual-batty-over-halloween-celebration Date: October 29, 2017

Central Astoria LDC is pleased to announce the Second Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration!

Join the festivities on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park for a day filled with music, puppets, cotton candy, balloon twisting, face painting, munchkin pumpkins, and much more.



Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2017-10-29 2017-10-29 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.77815603022100000, -73.92440688610100000 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:59:52 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