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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:34:41 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 Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 27, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/bryant-park-piano Date: June 27, 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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<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: June 27, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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<![CDATA[Paper Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/paper-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/paper-making Date: June 27, 2013

Learn paper making, bookbinding and greeting card making. Parents must accompany children.

No class on July 4th

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/blooming-naturalist Date: June 27, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: June 27, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/nature-on-the-go Date: June 27, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/spanish-harlem-hop-park-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/spanish-harlem-hop-park-jams Date: June 27, 2013

Rane and Tools of War present Spanish Harlem Hop Park Jams, featuring DJs Bobbito, Ted Smooth & Handsome Paddy, Lean Rock, Fabel, Bobby Morales, Breakbeat Lou, Looie Lou & Forrest Getemgump and more to be confirmed. Host: GrandMaster Caz

Anything about a park jam (time, lineup, etc.) is subject to change at any time. In the event of rain, use your best judgment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/garden-crew-training-session Date: June 27, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/astoria-park-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/astoria-park-festival Date: June 27, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Astoria Park Festival. There will be rides, games, food, and entertainment.

Hours: June 27 ~ 4PM - 10PM

June 28 ~ 4PM - 11PM

June 29 ~ 12pm -11PM

June 30 ~ 12pm - 10PM

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)

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<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 27, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/kayaking Date: June 27, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool)!

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Sammy Garcia y Sabor De Puerto Rico in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/sammy-garcia-y-sabor-de-puerto-rico-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/sammy-garcia-y-sabor-de-puerto-rico-in-association-with-la-mega Date: June 27, 2013

Master Latin percussionist Sammy Garcia is counted as one of the very best amongst such legendary performers as: Conjunto Clásico, Willie Colón, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, Puerto Rican Power, just to name a few. His professional experience has served as a strong center for his artistic foundation, entertaining diverse audiences around the world. His artistic path has been split between being a musician and a director and has led him to be an innovator in the world of modern Salsa music. This innovative vision is truly realized in his latest project “El Sabor De Puerto Rico”, where under the direction of Garcia the “swing” and “cadence” of traditional Salsa music is best exemplified.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Short Story Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/bryant-park-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/bryant-park-writers Date: June 27, 2013

Bryant Park Short Story Writers Workshop led by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU.

Please register for this event below.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 726-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Movie Night: Rise of the Guardian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/movie-night-rise-of-the-guardian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/movie-night-rise-of-the-guardian Date: June 27, 2013

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 7:30 pm 40.6948, -73.8216 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519b84f95b25e.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo Date: June 27, 2013

Performing en travesti (i.e. in drag), Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is the world’s premier all-male classical ballet company, and a sight to behold anytime they take the stage. “Keen parody always turns on some level of mastery of the target, and here the Trocks set the standard, with whipping turns…buoyant jumps and, most of all, uncanny speed.” (Chicago Tribune) Their long-awaited debut at the Bandshell will include excerpts from Swan Lake, Pas De Deux, Go for Barocco, Dying Swan, and Paquita—the perfect way to kick off Pride.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-27 2013-06-27 8:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519fe2c899b85.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:34:41 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 27, 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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<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/27/journey-to-the-stars Date: June 27, 2013

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomers Association will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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