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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:21:24 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[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: June 28, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength. Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Shaping Up has never been this easy. 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. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 28, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 28, 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/2013/06/28/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bryant-park-piano Date: June 28, 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[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/blooming-naturalist Date: June 28, 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/2013/06/28/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: June 28, 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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<![CDATA[The Bardekova Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bardekova-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bardekova-concert Date: June 28, 2013

Enjoy music of Ellington, George M. Cohan, Scott Joplin, Mozart and more.

Made possible by the Poe Park Visitor Center, and with funds from Bronx Council on the Arts, through NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs,Greater NY Arts Development Fund, Music Performance Trust Fund, Bronx Delegation of the NYC Council and private donations.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/nature-on-the-go Date: June 28, 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 2013-06-28 2013-06-28 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:21:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/astoria-park-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/astoria-park-festival Date: June 28, 2013

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Parking Lot

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<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: June 28, 2013

Brush up on your volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 18+

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Booking Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bryant-park-booking-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bryant-park-booking-dance Date: June 28, 2013

A showcase of eight extraordinary dance companies in a preview of their appearances at The Fringe arts festival in Scotland.

Start time: 6:00 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Booking Dance Festival Edinburgh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bryant-park-booking-dance-festival-edinburgh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/bryant-park-booking-dance-festival-edinburgh Date: June 28, 2013

A showcase of eight extraordinary dance companies in a preview of their appearances at The Fringe arts festival in Scotland.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Gay Pride Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/gay-pride-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/gay-pride-rally Date: June 28, 2013

The Rally showcases well-known performers and motivating speakers to kick-off NYC Pride's official events. The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park, followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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<![CDATA[Seaport Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/seaport-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/seaport-music-festival Date: June 28, 2013

South Street Seaport's annual international music festival features indie-oriented music every Friday through June. Staged on the pier in the Lower East Side, the concerts offer New Yorker the opportunity to see and discover indie artists from around the world.

Schedule:

June 7 - Oblivion with Ex-Cult

June 14 - Paws

June 21 - Fear of Men

June 28 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Bass Drum of Death

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: South Street Seaport, Pier 17

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<![CDATA[Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 28, 2013

In its second year at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Random Access Theatre Company presents an exciting spin on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Casey Cleverly.
Set in colonial Macau, this production explores Much Ado's wickedly enjoyable themes of love, intrigue, power, betrayal, and wit with a talented culturally diverse cast and a vivid Chinese/Portuguese inspired design concept.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Chuck Braman Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band Date: June 28, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. On June 28, the Chuck Braman Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Pier 45

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<![CDATA[Movie Night: Madagascar 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/movie-night-wreck-it-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/movie-night-wreck-it-ralph Date: June 28, 2013

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park)

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Aurelio Martinez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/ladysmith-black-mambazo-aurelio-martinez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/ladysmith-black-mambazo-aurelio-martinez Date: June 28, 2013

The legendary South African choral group, still led by its indomitable founder Joseph Shabalala, first won international fame through its work on Paul Simon’s 1986 album, Graceland, but the group has been active for more than half a century. Today they are the living embodiment of Zulu song, and a mobile academy of South African culture. “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” (Paul Simon) With the soulful singer and guitarist Aurelio Martinez, the standard bearer of Garifuna music and the first black member of Honduras’ National Congress.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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<![CDATA[Films on the Green: "Angel and Tony"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-angel-and-tony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-angel-and-tony Date: June 28, 2013

Angel and Tony (Angele et Tony)

By Alix Delaporte, 2010, Drama, UR, 1h 27, Pyramide International
Starring Clotilde Hesme, Gregory Gadebois

César Awards (2012) Most Promising Actor, Grégory Gadebois and Most Promising Actress, Clotilde Hesme

Tony, a fisherman in a small harbor in Normandy, crosses paths with Angèle, a beautiful but emotionally stunted woman with a dark past. Angèle knows nothing about love and her attempts to seduce Tony are met with rebuttal. He cannot believe that she will be there for him.

In French with English subtitles

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks. Initiated in 2008, Films on the Green has become a not-to-be-missed free event amid the vibrant New York City summer cultural offerings. Over the years, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season’s films spanning different themes from environment or musicals to literary adaptations. This year’s festival celebrates love “à la française”.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest #filmsonthegreen

(c) Pyramide International

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 28, 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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