NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:48:42 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dia De Los Muertos]]> Date: October 29, 2016

Come celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead with live music, traditional dance and parade, Calaveras Literarias (poetry readings), community altars, art workshops, and much more. Bring a picture of the person you want to commemorate to be part of the altar. We will also have a Health & Fitness section with free health screenings and zumba classes.

Ven a celebrar la tradicional fiesta Mexicana del Dia de los Muertos.

Tendremos música en vivo, bailes tradicionales y desfile de ofrendas, calaveras literarias (lecturas de poesía), altares comunitarios, talleres de arte y mucho más. Trae una fotografía de la persona que desees conmemorar en el altar.

This event is being produced in partnership with Partnerships for Parks and the Mexican Coalition for Empowerment of Youth and Families

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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<![CDATA[Shocktoberfest]]> Date: October 30, 2016

Join us for Shocktoberfest! Visit the pumpkin patch, jump on fun inflatable playgrounds, and enjoy crafts, games, music, and more!

The event is sponsored by Council Member Julissa Ferreras. It's free and open to the public, and all are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Conversation Series]]> Date: November 17, 2016

Yanni Brooks, spoken word artist, will grace the stage with an electrifying performance. Yanni's creatively crafted delivery of poetry will leave you on the edge of your seat, wanting more!

Yanni was part of the cast of the Public Theater Mobile Unit’s “The Tempest” at the Delacorte Theater, Central Park. Following the performance there will be an open mic for poetry, readings, acoustic music or dance solos. The Conversation Series is a four-part series encompassing an open mic forum, musical performances and live painting by visual artists. CANVAS is the think-tank where locals and visitors alike are brought together for cultural exchange, art exhibitions, public programs, art creation, indie film screenings, television and radio programming, and multimedia classes. Integral to the mission of CANVAS is that it will be open to community members and organizations to join together in utilizing the space as an incubator to create new ideas, programs, and opportunities with overarching goals to improve the local and global community.

Please RSVP to hold your spot to

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-816-6172

Location: CANVAS Institute of Art, Culture & Civic Engagement

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