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, 16 Apr 2014 17:28:54 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[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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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

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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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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

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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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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

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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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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

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Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-26 2013-06-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 EDT
<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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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<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 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

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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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:28:54 EDT