NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2016 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:18:36 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: The Public Theater Presents Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/arts-culture-fun-the-public-theater-presents-hamlet Date: September 17, 2016

This season, the Public Theater's Mobile Unit presents a new, world-class production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet to audiences and community venues across New York City. Olivier Award winner Chukwudi Iwuji (The Histories, King Lear at The Public) plays the anguished prince of Denmark who is confronted at every turn with a poisonous power structure that's robbed him of his father, and forever darkened his understanding of the world. Inspired by The Mobile Unit’s unique approach to engaging diverse communities with the arts, Patricia McGregor (Hurt Village, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Lincoln Center) directs this bold take on Shakespeare's immortal tale about family, deceit and the explosive consequences of unchecked corruption.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by email to jennifer.jennings@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-5558

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2016-09-17 2016-09-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.64023590087890600, -74.13526916503906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5798fefab5170.jpg Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:00:34 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 17, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will lead a guided walk through Riverside Park South in search of site-specific choreography by movers and shakers of the NYC dance world. Wear comfortable shoes.

Featured Choreographers (others TBA)

  • Raja Feather Kelly
  • Larissa Valez Jackson

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2016-09-17 2016-09-17 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.77819824218750000, -73.98870086669922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f062d1ef276.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[32nd Annual Medieval Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/medieval-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/medieval-festival Date: September 18, 2016

Please join us for the 32nd annual Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages.

Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc., and food will be available for purchase.

Please note: There will be no ATM's on site at the festival.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2016-09-18 2016-09-18 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.86255254300800000, -73.93273985055600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/571149fc22e5e.JPG Thu, 26 May 2016 15:48:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 18, 2016

Summer on the Hudson will lead a guided walk through Riverside Park South in search of site-specific choreography by movers and shakers of the NYC dance world. Wear comfortable shoes.

Featured Choreographers (others TBA)

  • Raja Feather Kelly
  • Larissa Valez Jackson

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2016-09-18 2016-09-18 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.77819824218750000, -73.98870086669922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f062d1ef276.JPG Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/zumba-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/20/zumba-in-the-park Date: September 20, 2016

Zumba is the perfect way to have fun while working out! Zumba classes on Randall's Island combine uplifting music, dancing, and energy with beautiful views and fresh air outdoors.

Come join the fun!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2016-09-20 2016-09-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/57ac7ceb874d8.jpg Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:00:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Madonna vs Janet Jackson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-madonna-vs-janet-jackson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/23/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-madonna-vs-janet-jackson Date: September 23, 2016

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-23 2016-09-23 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/moves-with-limon-dance Date: September 24, 2016

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.

Open to all levels and ages.

Visit bryantpark.org for updates and more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189209000000, -73.98370361328100000 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:00:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/24/zumba-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: September 24, 2016

Summer on the Hudson and Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

This class is a fusion of Latin, international. and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2016-09-24 2016-09-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988300000, -73.96109771728500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/56f5706748b17.jpg Fri, 10 Jun 2016 17:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Ziggy Stardust - A Bowie Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-ziggy-stardust-a-bowie-tribute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/09/30/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-ziggy-stardust-a-bowie-tribute Date: September 30, 2016

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-09-30 2016-09-30 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Strangelove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-strangelove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/07/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-strangelove Date: October 7, 2016

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!

The theme: New Wave and Goth!

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-10-07 2016-10-07 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Thriller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-thriller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2016/10/14/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-thriller Date: October 14, 2016

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s glitter to 80s glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways, and more!

Celebrate the spirit of Halloween with a themed Michael Jackson Halloween Party.

Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

Ages 21+. Photo ID required.

Purchase tickets here.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2016-10-14 2016-10-14 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.65729904174805000, -73.96369934082031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/575b4d4dd72cd.JPG Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:18 EDT