NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:50:02 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 24, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Tai Chi Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/tai-chi-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/tai-chi-mornings Date: June 24, 2013

The summer classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Instructor Joh Morton has been studying Chinese Martial Arts for over seven years and has competed nationally and internationally in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He learned Yang family Taijiquan from Master Dug Corpolongo, and has continued to study with him for over six years, receiving certification to teach the long form in 2011. In addition to Taijiquan, he has studied Yiquan, Shuai Jiao, Northern Longfist Kung Fu, Southern White Crane, and Xingyiquan. His focus is on understanding and incorporating traditional theories of Qigong and Chinese martial theory with modern principles of body mechanics and physics.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park, Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/highland-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/highland-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: June 24, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers at Highland Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothes that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech Lead at the corner of Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 24, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/flow13 Date: June 24, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-chess Date: June 24, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 24, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 24, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-games Date: June 24, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 24, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 24, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner Italian Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class Date: June 24, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner Italian Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class1 Date: June 24, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: June 24, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 24, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-piano Date: June 24, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents Invasion of the Body Snatchers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: June 24, 2013

The nation’s premier outdoor film festival brings classic films to the big screen for the 21st consecutive year.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Director: Don Siegel

Dr. Miles Bennell discovers that local residents are being replaced with alien look-alikes and sets out to figure out the cause of this strange invasion.

Lawn opens at 5:00pm. Movie begins at sunset.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 5:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 24, 2013

Join us for ballroom dance lessons. Finale will feature The Nick Russo Latin Jazz Quintet.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Talk: Beyond the High Line: Transforming Philadelphia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/talk-beyond-the-high-line-transforming-philadelphia http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/talk-beyond-the-high-line-transforming-philadelphia Date: June 24, 2013

The High Line gets a lot of hype, but it is just one example of the many ways community leaders and creative thinkers are re-imagining public space.

Stop by for the launch of this year’s Beyond the High Line, a series of free talks about adaptive reuse projects around the world. The first talk features the Reading Viaduct, a 4.7-mile-long railway traveling through Philadelphia. Beginning in 1893, the railway carried both passengers and mail to and from the Reading Terminal, in downtown Philadelphia. When the railway ceased operations in the 1980s, nature took over, covering the tracks with wild grasses and self-seeded shrubs.

Paul Levy, of Center City District, will present plans for his business improvement district’s vision of a Philadelphia destination centered around a transformed Reading Viaduct. Leah Murphy, of Interface Studio, will speak on behalf of VIADUCTgreene, an advocacy group that seeks to preserve the viaduct’s historical industrial character and existing self-seeded landscape.

This High Line Program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP required. A free reception with the speakers will follow the presentation.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142089b0d2da.png Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/outdoor-strength Date: June 24, 2013

Brooklyn Strength leads challenging and fun outdoor fitness classes that focus on strength training and aerobic intervals in and around Brooklyn Bridge Park. Meet at Pier 6, but make sure to arrive on time because the class is mobile!

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Blue Note Jazz Festival: YASIIN BEY (fka Mos Def) and openers TBD / Produced By Jill Newman Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/blue-note-jazz-festival-yasiin-bey-fka-mos-def-and-openers-tbd-produced-by-jill-newman-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/blue-note-jazz-festival-yasiin-bey-fka-mos-def-and-openers-tbd-produced-by-jill-newman-productions Date: June 24, 2013

The Blue Note Jazz Festival & Jill Newman Productions are very disappointed to announce, that due to scheduling conflicts beyond his control, Yasiin Bey will not be able to perform his June 24 SummerStage concert.

There will not be a replacement act. The venue will be closed on June 24th.

One of the most versatile artists of his time, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) has become an international sensation in theater, film, television, and the music industry. Bey began his professional music career as Mos Def in 1994. Since that time, he has worked both as a solo artist and in collaboration with artists such as Talib Kweli, Kanye West, The Roots, The Black Keys, and many others. He has received six GRAMMY nominations, including Best Rap Album in 2010 for his newest release, The Ecstatic, which debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart. Also, in 2012 The Source ranked Bey as number 23 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51769806c7400.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: June 24, 2013

Ready…Set…Action...Reel insight into the movie of the week with resident film-buff Scott Adlerberg and guest experts in the crafts of screen-writing and movie-making.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria's Waterfront Independence Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/central-astorias-waterfront-independence-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/central-astorias-waterfront-independence-celebration Date: June 24, 2013

Central Astoria presents its Annual Independence Celebration featuring the Queens Symphony Orchestra followed by a spectacular Grucci Fireworks display!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519a6630390d0.jpg Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 24, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-24 2013-06-24 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:50:03 EDT