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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:10:26 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[Bryant Park HSBC Financial Literacy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-hsbc-financial http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-hsbc-financial Date: June 25, 2013

HSBC Financial Literacy:

Sheila Bair, Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself

FDIC former chair with a sound perspective on the financial crisis.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-knitting Date: June 25, 2013

Beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided. Call to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: June 25, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Free Public Art Tours - Orly Genger's "Red, Yellow and Blue"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/mad-sq-art-2013-free-public-art-tours-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/mad-sq-art-2013-free-public-art-tours-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue Date: June 25, 2013

Wondering where New York-based artist Orly Genger procured the 1.4 million feet of rope required to create Mad. Sq. Art’s latest monumental installation in Madison Square Park? Or how the 100,000 pounds of rope was shipped to the park? Learn this and so much more about Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue on one of Mad. Sq. Art’s FREE public tours!

Led by a Mad. Sq. Art staff member, go behind-the-scenes and join us as we talk about the inspiration behind the work and share your thoughts on the role of public art. For more information, please contact us at: info@madisonsquarepark.org

SUMMER 2013 TOURS
Time: 2PM and 6PM
Wednesday, May 29
Tuesday, June 11 and 25
Wednesday, July 10 and 24
Wednesday, August 7 and 21

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/art/free-public-tours-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue-9#sthash.SGeiQ4kA.dpuf

Wondering where New York-based artist Orly Genger procured the 1.4 million feet of rope required to create Mad. Sq. Art’s latest monumental installation in Madison Square Park? Or how the 100,000 pounds of rope was shipped to the park? Learn this and so much more about Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue on one of Mad. Sq. Art’s free public tours.

Led by a Mad. Sq. Art staff member, go behind-the-scenes and join us as we talk about the inspiration behind the work and share your thoughts on the role of public art. Contact us for more information.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Western end of the park (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.742, -73.9888 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c8cbefe1ea4.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/knittingintermediate Date: June 25, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Running Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/teen-running-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/teen-running-group Date: June 25, 2013

This mix of short distance runs and track-based exercises for teens along the beautiful Brooklyn Heights waterfront. Focus on form, stamina, and a love of running.

All classes led by Brooklyn Strength. For kids 13 years old and up. All fitness classes are one hour. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 25, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/green-team Date: June 25, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Art 2013: Free Public Art Tours - Orly Genger's "Red, Yellow and Blue"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/mad-sq-art-2013-free-public-art-tours-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/mad-sq-art-2013-free-public-art-tours-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue1 Date: June 25, 2013

Wondering where New York-based artist Orly Genger procured the 1.4 million feet of rope required to create Mad. Sq. Art’s latest monumental installation in Madison Square Park? Or how the 100,000 pounds of rope was shipped to the park? Learn this and so much more about Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue on one of Mad. Sq. Art’s FREE public tours!

Led by a Mad. Sq. Art staff member, go behind-the-scenes and join us as we talk about the inspiration behind the work and share your thoughts on the role of public art. For more information, please contact us at: info@madisonsquarepark.org

SUMMER 2013 TOURS
Time: 2PM and 6PM
Wednesday, May 29
Tuesday, June 11 and 25
Wednesday, July 10 and 24
Wednesday, August 7 and 21

- See more at: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/art/free-public-tours-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue-9#sthash.SGeiQ4kA.dpuf

Wondering where New York-based artist Orly Genger procured the 1.4 million feet of rope required to create Mad. Sq. Art’s latest monumental installation in Madison Square Park? Or how the 100,000 pounds of rope was shipped to the park? Learn this and so much more about Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue on one of Mad. Sq. Art’s free public tours.

Led by a Mad. Sq. Art staff member, go behind-the-scenes and join us as we talk about the inspiration behind the work and share your thoughts on the role of public art. Please contact us for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Western end of the park (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.742, -73.9888 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c8cbefe1ea4.jpg Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: June 25, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: June 25, 2013

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: June 25, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

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 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/evening-yoga Date: June 25, 2013

This class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Tribute to Ismael Rivera with Moncho Rivera in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/tribute-to-ismael-rivera-with-moncho-rivera-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/tribute-to-ismael-rivera-with-moncho-rivera-in-association-with-la-mega Date: June 25, 2013

As a successful tropical music vocalist, the young Ramon “Moncho” Rivera has spent a lifetime singing praises to his famed uncle, Ismeal Rivera. After all, Ismeal Rivera was the reigning king of soneros of his generation, and since his passing, he's been one of the most revered figures in the history of salsa in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America. In Mocho’s new album, Mi Regalo En Navidad, he follows in his uncle’s footsteps as he celebrates the ‘tis to be merry season just like the oldest Rivera did over 40 years ago. One of the highlights of the young Moncho Rivera’s music is that he remains faithful to his uncle’s unique and hugely popular singing style, one of the few who still does today.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/bryant-park-poetry Date: June 25, 2013

Poetry with The Keyon Review

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/pilates-fitness-guru Date: June 25, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Series: What a Flower Wants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/green-series-what-a-flower-wants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/green-series-what-a-flower-wants Date: June 25, 2013

The beauty of flowers is critical in attracting pollinators. Learn to “read” your flowers and decipher the colors that attract birds, the scents that attract moths, the shapes that attract flies, and even the magnetic fields that attract bees.

Guide: Rebecca McMackin, BBP Horticulturalist

This tour requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: June 25, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with Latin-inspired dance steps. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun.

Queens Connect Care will be on site to hand out FREE health and nutritional pamplets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th St. (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - Opening Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-opening-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-opening-concert Date: June 25, 2013

Donated by Elkan Naumburg, the Naumburg Bandshell has been home to the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts since 1905. The concert series is now the oldest in the United States to bring free outdoor classical music to the public. Naumburg Orchestral Concerts features the work of new composers and conductors.

On opening night The Knights perform led by Eric Jacobsen.

Program:

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Sinfonia, No. 6, ‘La Casa del Diavolo’ for orchestra in D minor, Op. 12, No. 4, (1771)

  • Andante sostenuto - Allegro assai
  • Andantino con moto
  • Andante sostenuto - Allegro con molto

Philip Glass (1937- )
Suite from Orphee (World Premiere), 2013

Intermission

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
Selections from Tierkreis (1974-75)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
Symphony No. 41, ‘Jupiter’, in C major, K.551, (1788)

  • Allegro vivace
  • Andante cantabile
  • Menuetto: Allegretto - Trio
  • Molto allegr

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 7:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Summer Movie Nights: Where the Wild Things Are (PG)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/nyrp-summer-movie-nights-where-the-wild-things-are-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/nyrp-summer-movie-nights-where-the-wild-things-are-pg Date: June 25, 2013

Spend a night under the stars enjoying Where the Wild Things Are on the big screen. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket, and NYRP will provide complimentary hot popcorn served in compostable bags. Movies will begin between 8 and 9PM at sunset.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-06-25 2013-06-25 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8588, -73.923 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 25, 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 2013-06-25 2013-06-25 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:10:26 EDT