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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:23:31 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[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: June 26, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 26, 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[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/flow13 Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/catch-release-fishing Date: June 26, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[WellCare-Medic Van]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/wellcaremedic-van http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/wellcaremedic-van Date: June 26, 2013

WellCare Advocate is a Long Term Care Health Plan. It’s a plan that serves people who have Medicaid and need health and long term care services. These services give support for the tasks of daily living with the goal of helping members stay in their homes and communities.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-chess Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-petanque Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-games Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate Spanish Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-piano Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 26, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood1 Date: June 26, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Outdoor Adventure Series: Grilling with Chef Marion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/summer-outdoor-adventure-series-grilling-with-chef-marion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/summer-outdoor-adventure-series-grilling-with-chef-marion Date: June 26, 2013

NYC Parks in partnership with City Harvest invites adults and seniors to spend an afternoon learning to cook creative, tasty and healthy meals on a budget. There will be plenty of opportunities for free taste tasting.

All are welcome at this free event. Seating is limited, so email or call Michele Griffin to register.

This event is part of a summer, outdoor cooking series on the last Wednesday of the month through August - rain or shine.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 4:30 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautiful Tree Bed Gardening with Brooklyn Botanic Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/beautiful-tree-bed-gardening-with-brooklyn-botanic-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/beautiful-tree-bed-gardening-with-brooklyn-botanic-garden Date: June 26, 2013

Help care for young street trees in Bushwick!

This fun, hands-on event will cover the basics of tree care and tree bed gardening. Together we will design and plant neighboring tree beds. Bring gloves and be ready to work with soil. Plants will be available to take with you for your own beautiful tree bed garden. On June 26, Master Composters will also be participating, so bring your compost questions!

Please contact Maureen O'Brien at mobrien@bbg.org or 718-623-7385 to reserve a space.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7385

Location: Eldert St. Community Garden

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/bryant-park-after-work Date: June 26, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: June 26, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: The Brooklyn Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/history-tour-the-brooklyn-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/history-tour-the-brooklyn-bridge Date: June 26, 2013

Celebrating the 130th birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge, the great engineering marvel that first connected the cities on either side of the East River. Tour departs from Brooklyn Bridge Park and will end at the tower on the Manhattan side of the Bridge.

Guide: David Frieder, The Roebling Museum.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/family-capoeira Date: June 26, 2013

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Co Sponsors:
Northern Manhattan Parks and Bread and Yoga
More info at www.breadandyoga.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/checkmate-101 Date: June 26, 2013

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, is back at the Pier 1 Promenade to teach skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early.

Watch this great clip from NYC Media about Checkmate 101.

*There will be no Checkmate 101 on July 3rd.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/the-steve-nash-foundation-showdown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/the-steve-nash-foundation-showdown Date: June 26, 2013

NBA stars. Soccer's best. An urban field. A sweet 8-a-side game of futbol in the middle of a city, benefiting children everywhere.Steve brings his passion to play in this innovative soccer match that any sports fan will love. Showcasing athletes from two sports, and raising funds for critical needs services for kids, Showdown is the beautiful game at its most creative.

For more information, please visit the Showdown page.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 6:30 pm 40.7217, -73.9916 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/sunset-yoga Date: June 26, 2013

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.
Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff313f1ad4.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Tribute to Hector Lavoe in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/tribute-to-hector-lavoe-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/tribute-to-hector-lavoe-in-association-with-la-mega Date: June 26, 2013

SummerStage is proud to celebrate the talent of the one and only Hector Lavoe, the influential Puerto Rican Salsa singer who has had a profound impact on Salsa and is still influencing the way songs are produced today. Lavoe was truly a legend of his time, and has been a great inspiration to many of today's Salsa singers.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Anat Cohen Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/mad-sq-music-anat-cohen-quartet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/mad-sq-music-anat-cohen-quartet Date: June 26, 2013

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds over the world with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Anat has been voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, as well as winning 2012’s Multi-Reeds Player of the Year award. Not to mention her topping the lists of critics and readers polls in DownBeat magazine several years running.

Anat has toured the world with her quartet and performed in profound centers across the country. As the Chicago Tribune states, “The lyric beauty of her tone, easy fluidity of her technique and extroverted manner of her delivery make this music accessible to all.”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a8f72c57a1.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/sunset-pilates Date: June 26, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Siempre Verde Garden Workshop - Start Your Own Worm Bin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/siempre-verde-garden-workshop-start-your-own-worm-bin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/siempre-verde-garden-workshop-start-your-own-worm-bin Date: June 26, 2013

Learn how to start your own worm bin for little or no money at Siempre Verde Garden workshops. Topics will include procuring and preparing the plastic bin, worm bedding, and proper care and feeding. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday June 29 at 11 a.m. if that is more convenient for you.

Future worm-bin composting workshops in our garden will cover troubleshooting bin health, harvesting the compost, and propagating/harvesting the worms to share or sell (vermiculture).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 504-6468

Location: Siempre Verde Garden

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2013-06-26 2013-06-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72, -73.9839 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: June 26, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

This event is sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[“COMEDY CENTRAL Stars Under the Stars” hosted by Gabriel Iglesias and featuring performances by Adam DeVine / John Mulaney / Jeff Ross / Amy Schumer with an Opening Set from Dan Soder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/comedy-central-stars-under-the-stars-hosted-by-gabriel-iglesias-and-featuring-performances-by-adam-devine-anthony-jeselnik-nick-kroll-jeff-ross-amy-schumer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/comedy-central-stars-under-the-stars-hosted-by-gabriel-iglesias-and-featuring-performances-by-adam-devine-anthony-jeselnik-nick-kroll-jeff-ross-amy-schumer Date: June 26, 2013

Gabriel Iglesias has been described as a witty, electrifying, and talented performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience. His first two DVD specials, “Hot & Fluffy” and “I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy,” have sold well over 1 million copies. “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution“ premiered on COMEDY CENTRAL in October 2011 and stars Iglesias, who serves as host and curator of the featured comedians. For the series, Iglesias was individually nominated for a 2012 ALMA Award in the category: Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act. In April 2013, “Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy,” a supersized two-night world premiere, debuted on COMEDY CENTRAL.

Adam DeVine is best known for his role as “Adam DeMamp” on COMEDY CENTRAL’s hit comedy “Workaholics.” His sketch-comedy group, Mail Order Comedy, made up of DeVine, Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck, has headlined sold-out shows all over the nation. All four members also star on, write and produce “Workaholics.” DeVine recently starred in the Universal comedy “Pitch Perfect” and can be seen in the upcoming cult favorite “Arrested Development” on Netflix. In addition, COMEDY CENTRAL recently announced “Adam DeVine’s House Party.” The eight episode stand-up series will spotlight 24 of DeVine’s favorite up-and-coming comedians and is slated to premiere on the channel this fall. which he takes on the latest bizarre news and pop culture happenings ripped straight from the headlines.

Since the release of his 2012 COMEDY CENTRAL broadcast and DVD/digital release of his new stand-up special “New in Town,” John Mulaney is poised to become somewhat more recognizable after being vaguely familiar to the millions who watch “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and more. A wizened comedy veteran at 30 years of age, Mulaney began his career in New York’s East Village as part of the two-man “Oh Hello Show” with comedian Nick Kroll. He has since performed everywhere from Ireland, to Australia to Grand Isle, Nebraska. He’ll kind of perform anywhere. He was named one of Variety's 10 “Comics to Watch” in 2008--the same year he began working at “Saturday Night Live” where he's since appeared as a Weekend Update correspondent and co-created such characters as “Stefon” with Bill Hader.

Jeff Ross is the host of COMEDY CENTRAL’s weekly half-hour topical series “The Burn with Jeff Ross“ and picks up where the Roasts leave off. Ross and a panel of guest comedians skewer the week’s pop culture topics in-studio, and hit the streets on the “Roaster Coaster” to take aim at “Public Enemies” like drunks, hipsters and zombie lovers. In addition, Ross has headlined the last nine COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts and roasted the likes of Roseanne, Charlie Sheen, Joan Rivers, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, and Donald Trump. As a stand-up comic, Ross has appeared on dozens of TV shows, including “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Conan,” “Last Call with Carson Daly,” “The View,” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” He also continues to perform regularly for American men and women in uniform stationed all over the world.

Amy Schumer stars in COMEDY CENTRAL’s newest series, “Inside Amy Schumer.” Through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews, Schumer explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life. Ten episodes begin on Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Schumer’s other television credits include the one-hour stand-up special, “Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff” (COMEDY CENTRAL’s second-highest rated special of 2012); one of the featured comedians on the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Roseanne,” following her breakout performance on the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Charlie Sheen;” and appearances in FX’s “Louie” and Season 2 of HBO’s “Girls.” In 2011, she filmed the feature “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley and “Price Check,” an independent feature opposite Parker Posey which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

In May, Dan Soder debuted his first half-hour stand-up special “Dan Soder: The Half Hour” on COMEDY CENTRAL and is a new cast member on MTV2's "Guy Code." He has also appeared on COMEDY CENTRAL’s "Live at Gotham," “Conan” and on Opie and Anthony.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176a76fe1d80.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 26, 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 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:31 EDT