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 00:15:36 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[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/astoria-park-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/astoria-park-festival Date: June 29, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Parking Lot

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<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/forest-crew-training-session Date: June 29, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/archery Date: June 29, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength!

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 40.6674, -73.9726 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: June 29, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: June 29, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Terrapins and Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/terrapins-and-horseshoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/terrapins-and-horseshoe-crabs Date: June 29, 2013

Join NYC Audubon for a hike to look for nesting diamondback terrapins as well as mating horseshoe crabs. Leader: Don Riepe. Call to reserve. (2 miles)

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4340

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e36fb1d7a0.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[4Knots Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/4knots-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/4knots-music-festival Date: June 29, 2013

4Knots, hosted by The Village Voice, is a seven hour music festival showcasing the musical talents of a plethora of artists both established and up-and-coming. Kurt Vile & The Violators headline the show with performances by The Men, Parquet Courts, White Lung and many more.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Street Seaport, Pier 17

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2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7057, -74.002 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/freshkills-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/freshkills-park-hike-moderate Date: June 29, 2013

Yearn for adventure? Join the Freshkills Park Staff as we hike areas we are developing into new parkland on Staten Island. This hike will bring you behind the scenes into natural sections of the park typically restricted from public access to introduce you to the beauty of the hills and creeks in Freshkills Park. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the park development while getting out in nature and staying in shape.

Limited space available. Register by email.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). This hike includes elevations with gravel and dirt terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water, sunscreen, and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51816b3f983e4.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Art Workshop: Orly Genger's "Red, Yellow and Blue"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-family-art-workshop-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/free-family-art-workshop-orly-gengers-red-yellow-and-blue1 Date: June 29, 2013

Join us for a fun, interactive Family Art Workshop inspired by Mad. Sq. Art’s current exhibition, Red, Yellow and Blue by Orly Genger.

Get a head start on your summer reading by creating your very own one-of-a-kind woven bookmark for your favorite book. Using simple materials like paper, pipe cleaners, and ribbons, we’ll explore basic techniques of weaving, color, and form, much like the woven waves and hills found in Orly Genger’s large-scale exhibition. Comprised of an astounding 1.4 million feet of hand-crocheted nautical rope, the exhibition will be on view through September 8, 2013.

We will host two sessions of the workshop from 10AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM. The workshop is first-come, first-served.

**Please note that Adult Supervision is required for all Family Art Workshop activities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Northern End of Madison Square Park (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7425, -73.9873 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c8cdf49844c.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 Date: June 29, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/recycletoart Date: June 29, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: June 29, 2013

Covering the elements of Voice Production, Movement, Acting and Stage Combat. Open to all actors, ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.

Email to register. Space is limited.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515f1766a2003.JPG Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: June 29, 2013

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through 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 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Family Day: KR3TS Dance Company / The Gizmo Guys / LuckyBob: Variety Performer / Double Dutch Dreamz / DJ set by Idlemind “The Appropriate Agent”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bronx-family-day-kr3ts-dance-company-thegizmo-guys-lucky-bob-variety-performer-double-dutch-dreamz-dj-set-by-idlemind-the-appropriate-agent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/bronx-family-day-kr3ts-dance-company-thegizmo-guys-lucky-bob-variety-performer-double-dutch-dreamz-dj-set-by-idlemind-the-appropriate-agent Date: June 29, 2013

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging children and their families through interactive performances! The event features DJ’ing, dancers, juggling, variety shows and even includes an interactive double dutch jump rope performance! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in face painting, a Hip-Hop dance class and free sports lessons including golf workshops. With so many different acts, there will be something for everyone!

Since 1987, The Gizmo Guys have appeared before well over a million people in more than 2000 live performances. Performing extensively in the U.S. and Canada, they have been in places as diverse as Japan and Saudi Arabia. Much more than a comedy juggling act, their act includes world class skills presented in original routines that amuse as well as amaze.

Watch as LuckyBob juggles boxes, spins balls, reads minds and turns a volunteer into a magician. This show is action packed and full of crazy magic and cool juggling stunts.

Double Dutch Dreamz invites the community to “Get Your Jump On!” Join in the creatively artful fun of jumping double and single ropes. Share delightful neighborhood narratives and recollections of rhythms and rhymes with fast moving feet that rock to the beat.

DJ Idlemind, “The Appropriate Agent” began learning the art of spinning records at age eight. DJ Idlemind is known for his ability to blend seemingly opposing songs together, often breaking genre, speed and chronological barriers. He is the official event DJ for the Brooklyn Academy of Music and House DJ for the BAMcafé Live concert series.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d73e12fd37.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/family-camping Date: June 29, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the Spring and Summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit our website below on Wednesday, June 19.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 6:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[LIGHTS / Joel Plaskett / Spirit of the West / Produced by Canada Day International in association with BlackBerry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/joel-plaskett-spirit-of-the-west-brasstronaut-produced-by-canada-day-international-in-association-with-blackberry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/joel-plaskett-spirit-of-the-west-brasstronaut-produced-by-canada-day-international-in-association-with-blackberry Date: June 29, 2013

SummerStage joins Canada Day International and BlackBerry in celebrating Canada’s 146th birthday, presenting a free showcase of top Canadian talent.

When electro-rock sensation Lights first hit the music scene in 2008, she was just a songwriter with a synth and a dream. The following year, she won the Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy) for Best New Artist, on the strength of her debut EP alone. She has since released the gold certified and Juno nominated albums The Listening and Siberia. Her latest release, Siberia Acoustic, is an album which strips down her normally synth and electronic-heavy music to the bare bones, showcasing her strong songwriting and soft melodies.

With countless awards to their credit, Joel Plaskett and his band The Emergency, have performed thousands of tour dates, and completed numerous recording and producing projects. Joel is quickly becoming one of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today. In 2009, Plaskett released his hugely successful triple record, Three, which garnered overwhelming media response and caught the attention of international audiences. Where Three is a thoughtful solo record that offers up gems that range from pure Pop to soul stirring Folk, Scrappy Happiness, Plaskett's most recent album which debuted in 2012, is an epic melodic Rock record powered by stellar songs and a sense of urgency. Whether it’s touring worldwide with his band or more intimate shows as a solo artist, Plaskett consistently excites and inspires his audiences with his one of a kind music.

The band that became Spirit of the West began as a Folk trio called Evesdropper in Vancouver 30 years ago. After churning out 13 albums, the group has achieved a status as one of the most beloved artists in Canadian history. They have been inducted into the Halls of Fame / Lifetime Achievement Categories by the Western Canadian Music Association and the Society of Composers and Music Publishers of Canada. In a CBC survey, their song, “Home for a Rest” was voted the 22nd greatest Canadian song of all time, and in a similar vote in Vancouver's Tyee magazine it was placed as 2nd greatest Canadian song of all time. It has many times been called “Canada’s unofficial national anthem.” With four gold and three platinum albums to their credit, Spirit of the West recently produced Spirituality, a double CD album that looks back at the first 25 years of their career.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51769989be1c6.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Steady Crew premiere of “RSC Ghetto Made” / Master Class: Rocksteady Crew / Special Guest: Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce Contest Winner, Funktion Dance Complex]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/rock-steady-crew-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made-master-class-rocksteady-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/rock-steady-crew-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made-master-class-rocksteady-crew Date: June 29, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Rock Steady Crew
8:00 PM – Performances

Originally founded in 1977 in the Bronx, by Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee, Rock Steady Crew has become one of the most well-known and recognizable B-Boy groups in the world. These pioneers and creators of break-dancing used dance battles as a means of recruitment to grow its talented team and gain national acclaim while touring throughout the world. Since its formation, Rock Steady Crew has adapted all aspects of Hip-Hop, from DJ's to Emcee's, and from Writers to B-Boys & B-Girls. More recently, Rock Steady Crew received a VH1 Hip-Hop Honors award, performed on ABC's, Dancing With The Stars, and also had CNN coverage of their 35th anniversary.

In their world premiere work “RSC Ghetto Made”, Rock Steady Crew will be showing New York and the world what a real Hip-Hop show looks like as they bring it back to basics and display why they are the kings of the original movement.

Artist Website: http://www.dradance.org
Dancin’ Downtown at The Joyce is a collaboration between Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA) and The Joyce Theatre. Dance studios are adjudicated by top names in the dance world with the award winner performing at SummerStage.

Master Class: Join members of the Rock Steady Crew for a high-energy dance class showcasing hip-hop basics.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c1f286f1c8.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Os Mutantes / Javelin / Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/os-mutantes-javelin-janka-nabay-the-bubu-gang http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/os-mutantes-javelin-janka-nabay-the-bubu-gang Date: June 29, 2013

Brazilian Tropicália trailblazers Os Mutantes, whose psychedelic collision of The Beatles, John Cage, and Bossa Nova is “pop at its very best and most innovative,” (SPIN) headline a proper airing of the storied label Luaka Bop, founded by David Byrne and devoted to dance music of any denomination from across the globe. Javelin brings a sound collage “like an otherworldly radio station based in some crate-digger bunker where genre distinctions are a distant memory” (Pitchfork) to the party, and the Sierra Leonean Janka Nabay, the undisputed king of Bubu music, starts things off on a festive, frenetic note.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4df2a9388e.jpg Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 29, 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

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 29, 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 2013-06-29 2013-06-29 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:15:36 EDT