NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:19:18 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> Date: August 3, 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

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Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Historic New York: Gravesend Cemetery]]> Date: August 3, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 3:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> Date: August 3, 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 on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Our of Doors Presents El Gusto and ZviDance]]> Date: August 3, 2013

ZviDance perform an Israeli debka inspired by the Arab Spring to explore the issuses of identity. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. and learn how to debka. El Gusto is an Algerian group made up of Muslim and Jewish musicians. Once disbanded by the 1962 revolution, they are now back together for a U.S. debut of their chaabi sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra / Banda Magda]]> Date: August 3, 2013

Bud Light Latin Music Series

Nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri, the Spanish Harlem-born granddaddy of salsa and Latin jazz piano, “at once the Miles Davis and James Brown of the genre,” (Minneapolis City Pages) returns to Celebrate Brooklyn with an orchestra in tow to ignite the dance floor. “This is music so vital and joyous…a totally celebratory sound, bouncing, shuffling, weaving and grooving along on a beat so mesmeric and soul-wrenchingly right that you want it to go on forever.” (Time Out London) The multi-lingual tropical grooves of the enchanting Banda Magda start the evening off on a sunny note.

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[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> Date: August 3, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

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Location: Herbert Von King Park

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Wiz]]> Date: August 3, 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.

Sidney Lumet's The Wiz is the film version of the popular Broadway musical that retells the events of L. Frank Baum's classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz through the eyes of a young, African-American teacher.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: 135 Street Lawn (in St. Nicholas Park)

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<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> Date: August 3, 2013

A new musical adaption of Shakespeare's screwball comedy. The King and his three friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to scholarship and swear off women. But the oath becomes difficult to keep once they come across four clever girls from their past.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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