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 23:57:46 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 Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 9, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/my-morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 9, 2013

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Rain and weather / air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are cancelled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. After years of being a gym rat, I've seen the light, so to speak. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 9, 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[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/12x12-project Date: July 9, 2013

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 9, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 9, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. 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. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Randall's Island Park Alliance Horticulture Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew Date: July 9, 2013

Help maintain and beautify Randall’s Island Park. Activities vary depending on needs and resources. Instruction, gloves, & tools provided. Dress appropriate for the weather and working in the soil.

RSVP so that we may effectively prepare for an accurate number of volunteers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Randall's Island Park Alliance Horticulture Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew1 Date: July 9, 2013

Help maintain and beautify Randall’s Island Park. Activities vary depending on needs and resources. RSVP required by the day before the event.

Instruction, gloves, & tools provided. Dress appropriate for the weather and working in the soil.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/fitness-walk Date: July 9, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: July 9, 2013

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers children in our diverse metropolitan area a rare opportunity to learn about science and nature through practical, hands-on experiences in an outdoor environment.

When summer arrives, the fun and learning heat up, as children make salads from their spring vegetable plantings, bake cookies in a solar oven, learn about climate and environment, raise and release butterflies, plant delicious summer vegetables, conduct scavenger hunts, build planters and terrariums and lots more. Ages 5 through 12.

There are two sessions:

  • Summer I: July 8-August 21, Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Summer II: July 9-August 22, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Or you can create your own schedule. Contact us about other flexible options. You may call or email education@queensbotanical.org

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 9, 2013

“Women in Comics” celebrates the contributions from female creators in the sequential arts medium known as comics. Since the inception of this American Pop culture, women have always played a role as pencilers, inkers and even writers in the comic industry, but were never known because of their pseudonyms which rendered them sexless and misled the public to believe that they were males. The reasoning behind the pseudonyms was related to gaining employment as a writer or artist. Decades later, women today still are challenged to make their mark in a cartoon world overshadowed by muscles, testosterone and capes. “Women in Comics” unveils the mask of these heroine comic artists, writers, film makers, animators, characters and self publishers. “Women in Comics” is a Bronx Heroes® event and is curated by Ray Felix and Regine Sawyer.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/flow13 Date: July 9, 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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<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/catch-release-fishing Date: July 9, 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Library - Toddler Time]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/popup-library-toddler-time http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/popup-library-toddler-time Date: July 9, 2013

Join the Seward Park Librarians for a fun filled hour of stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

For children up to age 4.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Young Artists in The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/young-artists-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/young-artists-in-the-park Date: July 9, 2013

Children of all ages will get watercolor lessons by the gazebo in beautiful Westerleigh Park. Each week there will be a different scene to paint.

NOTE: We will be outdoors, so please remember bug repellent and sunscreen for your child. An adult MUST accompany young children. Beverages will be available. The program will be cancelled if it rains.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Public Library's Kidsmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile Date: July 9, 2013

Brooklyn Public Library brings its colorful Kidsmobile to Pier 6! Families can enjoy reading in this children's library on wheels and special programs presented by the Brooklyn Public Library.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-storytime Date: July 9, 2013

Hosted by: Cali Co Cat

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!


In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Carpetbag Brigade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/the-carpetbag-brigade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/the-carpetbag-brigade Date: July 9, 2013

By utilizing performance art and its pedagogy as a tool to transcend language, class, and genetic heritage, The Carpetbag Brigade seeks to create bridges of understanding by sharing its craft both locally and globally in diverse urban and rural settings. By synthesizing acrobatic stiltwalking, butoh dance, contact improvisation, musical composition and physical theater, The Carpetbag Brigade has pioneered a unique aesthetic approach and corresponding technique.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51925e087567c.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Nemcatacoa Teatro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/nemcatacoa-teatro http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/nemcatacoa-teatro Date: July 9, 2013

Nemcatacoa Teatro, from Bogota, Colombia, presents Landscape Re-Invention Society. A mobile spectacle on stilts that intervenes in the streets of any place with acrobatic language and live music. Silent figures move through the streets, plazas, passageways and corners of any place. Their bodies explore the details of the architecture to reinvent it. Subtle music serves as a thread between the pedestrians and this mobile society which will create images that fit into the space and its context. Ecstatic images that can go from heartbreaking to hopeful. A society open to a dialog with whoever lives there, a poetic-visual dialog in which reflection and silence acquire a different value than usual. The unity of color and movement are part of the language of the Landscape Reinvention Society, which passes by like a flock of birds.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7039, -73.8034 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: July 9, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 9, 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: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-chess Date: July 9, 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 9, 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 9, 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-games Date: July 9, 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 9, 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-reading-room Date: July 9, 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaways Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/opening-festivalwater-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/opening-festivalwater-festival Date: July 9, 2013

Join us for a fun-filled kids day! There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, a "smoke house" presented by the New York City Fire Department, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Erich Ulrich.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: July 9, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner French Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-beginner-french-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-beginner-french-class Date: July 9, 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: July 9, 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-piano Date: July 9, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
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
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/the-ramble Date: July 9, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Click here to purchase tickets online.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-knitting Date: July 9, 2013

Beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided. Call to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: July 9, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: July 9, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 588-0110

Location: Melrose Library

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2013-07-09 2013-07-09 2:00 pm 40.8265, -73.9177 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce9e102c1a.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/knittingintermediate Date: July 9, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 9, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/green-team Date: July 9, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: July 9, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: July 9, 2013

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. 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 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: July 9, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/evening-yoga Date: July 9, 2013

This class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Art Fund Curator Talk: People By Oscar Tuazon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/public-art-fund-curator-talk-people-by-oscar-tuazon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/public-art-fund-curator-talk-people-by-oscar-tuazon Date: July 9, 2013

Join Andria Hickey, Public Art Fund Associate Curator, for an informal talk on Oscar Tuazon’s People, presented by the Public Art Fund. This exhibition is the first site-specific exhibition exclusively for Brooklyn Bridge Park and the talk will focus on these works as well as on Tuazon’s career as a notable emerging artist.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 6:30 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Pop-Up Yoga NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/summer-in-seward-park-popup-yoga-nyc Date: July 9, 2013

Join us for a meditative end to the day. Open level Vinyasa style. BYOM (bring your own mat) and let your stress melt away.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-poetry Date: July 9, 2013

Presenting poets Michael Klein, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Saeed Jones, and Susan Wheeler.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 9, 2013

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Joell Ortiz / RVSB and others in association with LATIN Alternative Music Conference]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/tego-caldern-rvsb-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/tego-caldern-rvsb-in-association-with-latin-alternative-music-conference Date: July 9, 2013

A Puerto Rican rapper from Brooklyn who built a buzz with his series of rhyme marathons entitled "125 Grams," Joell Ortiz eventually signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label. Ortiz earned initial attention with his no-frills attitude and rhyming prowess, being featured in critical polls in magazines like XXL and The Source. While working on his debut for Aftermath, Ortiz released a collection that is centered around his dense, rhyme-based work, The Brick: Bodega Chronicles, to act as a lead-up to his more "official" debut. Ortiz later joined Slaughterhouse, a Hip-Hop group consisting of rappers Crooked I, Joe Budden, and Royce da 5'9".

DJ Raff and Latin Bitman are teaming up for RVSB, the debut collaboration from two of the most creative minds in Latin Electronica, which was released on March 19th of this year. Pushing the boundaries of bass heavy Hip-Hop and high-energy percussive beats, RVSB lives on the cutting edge of electronic dance music, with elements of trap, juke and futuristic house. Both originally from Chile, a hot bed of new Latin American Pop, Latin Bitman and DJ Raff’s critically-acclaimed solo albums have long been crowd favorites, recently debuting at #1 on the World Music Charts at tastemaker station KEXP (Seattle).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51967d4f49093.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 9, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with Latin-inspired dance steps. 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.

Queens Connect Care will be on site to hand out FREE health and nutritional pamplets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th St. (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Series: Building a Sustainable Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/green-series-building-a-sustainable-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/green-series-building-a-sustainable-park Date: July 9, 2013

From our repurposed building materials to our intricate storm-water management system, gain in-depth knowledge about Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable features from the park's Senior Project Manager, Leigh Trucks.

This tour meets at Pier 1.

This tour requires that you RSVP.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/pilates-fitness-guru Date: July 9, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - Orpheus Chamber Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-orpheus-chamber-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-orpheus-chamber-orchestra Date: July 9, 2013

Donated by Elkan Naumburg, the Naumburg Bandshell has been home to the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts since 1905. The concert series is now the oldest in the United States to bring free outdoor classical music to the public. Naumburg Orchestral Concerts features the work of new composers and conductors.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Program:

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Overture to Cambiale di matrimonio, (1810)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Romance for Violin & Orchestra No. 2, in F major, Op. 50, (1798)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No. 44 in E minor, ‘Trauer’, Hob. 1:44, (1770-71)

  • Allegro con brio
  • Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio
  • Adagio
  • Finale: Presto

Intermission

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-93)
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48, (1880)

  • Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo—Allegro moderato
  • Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse
  • Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco
  • Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 7:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/washington-square-park-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/washington-square-park-music-festival Date: July 9, 2013

July 9: Baroque in the Park: The Judgment of Paris, a Baroque opera by John Eccles, conducted from the harpsichord by Kenneth Cooper with five vocal soloists and chamber orchestra, and an instrumental work by Johann Sebastian Bach.

July 16: A Musical Adventure: Featuring Margaret Leng Tan a foremost performer of new piano music and the world's first toy piano virtuoso (“The queen of the toy piano” - The New York Times) performing the US premiere of the chamber version of a toy piano concerto written for her by British composer Michael Wookey. Also works by John Cage, Richard Strauss and Adolphe Blanc.

July 23: Mostly VW--- Verdi and Wagner: instrumental and vocal transcriptions for chamber ensemble: orchestral interludes and arias by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi in celebration of their 200th birthdays.

July 30: Music of East Africa featuring Nepo Soteri, guitarist, singer and composer who survived the Rwandan civil war. His music is directly influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds unique to such African countries as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, from which spring the roots of American jazz. Preceding the concert in the afternoon, will be a children’s interactive rhythm workshop with African musicians.

*In case of rain: Will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 371 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY

Produced by the Washington Square Association

Info: 212-252-3621

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 8:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/paranorman Date: July 9, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 8:00 pm 40.73, -73.8851 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Summer Movie Nights: Ghostbusters (PG)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/nyrp-summer-movie-nights-ghostbusters-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/nyrp-summer-movie-nights-ghostbusters-pg Date: July 9, 2013

Spend a night under the stars enjoying Ghostbusters on the big screen. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket, and NYRP will provide complimentary hot popcorn served in compostable bags! Movies will begin between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-07-09 2013-07-09 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8588, -73.923 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Music Festival: Baroque in the Park: The Judgment of Paris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/music-festival-baroque-in-the-park-the-judgment-of-paris http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/music-festival-baroque-in-the-park-the-judgment-of-paris Date: July 9, 2013

The Judgment of Paris, a Baroque opera by John Eccles, conducted from the harpsichord by Kenneth Cooper with five vocal soloists and chamber orchestra, and an instrumental work by Johann Sebastian Bach

*In case of rain the event will be held at St. Joseph’s Church.

Produced by the Washington Square Association

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church,Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 8:00 pm 40.7325, -74.0004; 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-storytime1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/09/bryant-park-storytime1 Date: July 9, 2013

StoryTime with Cali Co Cat. Tales, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot.

Start time: 10:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-09 2013-07-09 10:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:57:46 EDT