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 16:29:42 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[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: August 4, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga by The Yoga for Health Foundation in Bedfordshire, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f969279a474.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project at Wave Hill: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/family-art-project-at-wave-hillhandmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/family-art-project-at-wave-hillhandmade-river-rafts Date: August 4, 2013

Collage and sculpt together a mixture of buoyant materials like foam trays, modeling clay, and reeds into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96f81dec1f.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 4, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chess Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/food-truck-rally1 Date: August 4, 2013

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-games Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: August 4, 2013

Practice Chinese Chess outdoors in the park, where it is traditionally played in cities throughout China. Unlock the secrets of Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) at our weekly free clinic in the Bryant Park Games Area, or challenge an international Xiang Qi champion visiting from the United East Athletics Association.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-create Date: August 4, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brookly Bridge Park playgrounds!

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-insect-exploration Date: August 4, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 40.8516, -73.8266 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 4, 2013

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/meditation-at-wave-hill1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/meditation-at-wave-hill1 Date: August 4, 2013

This summer, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple relaxation techniques followed by 20 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and instructor and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Session fee: Member $15/Non-member $23. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96a1525265.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Clearing in the Forest: Islands of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/clearing-in-the-forest-islands-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/clearing-in-the-forest-islands-of-green Date: August 4, 2013

Be transported to a Caribbean Island with the chorus of upbeat and relaxing sounds by Steel Impressions. Learn how the steel drum is not only a musical instrument, but a symbol of environmental innovation too. Free and open to everyone.

Clearing in the Forest: Islands of Green

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e6e5bb932c1.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining the River Wild]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/seining-the-river-wild http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/seining-the-river-wild Date: August 4, 2013

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a 20-foot seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.

RSVP is required for this event, as space is limited. RSVP here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 4, 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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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 4, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/north-woods Date: August 4, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: August 4, 2013

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: August 4, 2013

The masters are back with tricks up their sleeves and more amazing feats of magic to boot.

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 4, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom. Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Heritage Sunday: The S(e)oul of Korea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-heritage-sunday-the-seoul-of-korea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-heritage-sunday-the-seoul-of-korea Date: August 4, 2013

Celebrate traditional performing arts of Korea with a lineup of breathtaking performances from Ensemble Sinawi, Sounds of Korea, and the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 40.7733, -73.9836 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/historic-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/historic-new-york-fort-totten Date: August 4, 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: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 4, 2013

Spend a summer afternoon under the shade of the trees learning Nine-Man Morris, a board game that dates back to colonial times. You can even make your very own playing board to take home with you. Or you can also challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 4, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/freshwater-fishing Date: August 4, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Ladies' Pavilion (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 40.7779, -73.973 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents: Irresistible Latin Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-irresistible-latin-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-irresistible-latin-rhythms Date: August 4, 2013

Willie Rodriguez and his band will perform.

Rain location: Vladeck Hall, Amalgamated Housing at Van Cortlandt Park South & Hillman Avenue

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 4, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Photos: Wave Hill

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f02131b90d1.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/west-side-stories Date: August 4, 2013

Visit an area of the Park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. 60 minutes.

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweet Herbal Desserts Cooking Demo at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wave-hill-sweet-herbal-desserts-cooking-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wave-hill-sweet-herbal-desserts-cooking-demo Date: August 4, 2013

Join us for a summer-long garden party—free with admission to the grounds—as chefs from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances prepare delicious recipes for casual al fresco meals. Herbs needn’t be limited to savory dishes. Try some sweets with an herbal twist. After the program, explore the Herb Garden with a garden interpreter then purchase herb plants in The Shop at Wave Hill.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 3:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f92f996be75.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[WBLS 5th Annual R&B Fest Featuring: Raheem DeVaughn / Erica Campbell / Avant / Donell Jones / Lyfe Jennings / DJ Dee Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wbls-5th-annual-rb-fest-raheem-devaughn-lyfe-jennings-more-to-be-announced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wbls-5th-annual-rb-fest-raheem-devaughn-lyfe-jennings-more-to-be-announced Date: August 4, 2013

Singer and songwriter, Raheem DeVaughn, has quickly burst onto the music scene. His debut album, The Love Experience, was released in 2005 to much critical acclaim. While reviewing The Love Experience, Allmusic said DeVaughn “is remarkably creative and talented and should be watched.” The album reached #46 on the Billboard Album chart. DeVaughn’s single “Woman” has been featured as iTunes' single of the week and received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. This summer, DeVaughn plans to release his newest album: A Place Called Loveland.

Ever since Erica Campbell, one half of the of Gospel duo Mary Mary, broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit “Shackles (Praise You),” the chart-topping sister act has never wavered from defying convention to fulfill its mission: sending uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone. An amazing thirteen years later, having earned 3 GRAMMY Awards, 2 American Music Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Award, Erica Campbell has released a solo single, entitled "I Need Just a Little More Jesus."

Chicago native Donell Jones is a known R&B force and has also delved into writing and producing. He got his big break with his debut album My Heart. He was recognized as a force in R&B after his sophomore album, Where I Wanna Be, went platinum with the singles “Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)” and “U Know What’s Up” featuring Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC. The success continued with his chart-topping albums, Life Goes On and Journey of a Gemini. Jones’ latest album Lyrics harkens back to the traditional jazzy sound of R&B, while his legato voice connects each note over smooth rhythm.

With his authentic, soulful voice and innovative lyrical style Lyfe Jennings has been deemed a “socially minded R&B singer” by The New York Times. Jennings transformed the music world in 2004 after the release of his critically acclaimed debut Lyfe 268-192. Hailed as gritty and raw, the album created devoted fans everywhere and sold over a million copies. Jennings captured an even broader audience in 2006 with his sophomore effort, The Phoenix, which expanded on his life story, taking listeners through different phases of a man. While reviewing The Phoenix, USA Today said: “The R&B crooner's knack for talk about everyday issues gives him a unique voice and makes for value-added listening.” The platinum selling soul singer/songwriter/producer is poised for success with his anticipated album Lyfe Change, which is set to be released this summer.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c530edd092.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Symphony Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/queens-symphony-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/queens-symphony-orchestra Date: August 4, 2013

Join the Queens Symphony Orchestra as they perform Patriotic Tunes and Popular Classics.

Start time: 5:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 326-4455

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 5:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre's Shakespeare in Socrates Sculpture Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hip-to-hip-theatres-shakespeare-in-socrates-sculpture-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hip-to-hip-theatres-shakespeare-in-socrates-sculpture-park-the-tempest Date: August 4, 2013

Hip to Hip returns to Socrates for its seventh year of free Shakespeare. Enjoy a tragedy one week and a comedy the next, performed in repertory by a professional troupe of actors. All performances are free and open to the public - fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy a Shakespeare play in the open air.

The Tempest
Sunday, August 4 , 5 - 6:30 p.m.
The Hip to Hip Theatre Company will perform this classic, which combines romance and political thriller to tell the story of a duke who was deposed and exiled to a deserted island, where he became a mighty sorcerer.

Love's Labor Lost
Sunday, August 11, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
The Hip to HipTheatre Company will present this romantic comedy about the King of Navarre and three other men who take oaths to devote their lives to scholarship without the company of woman.

Start time: 6:30 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 6:30 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d48045cf282.jpg Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Sacred Drums]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-sacred-drums http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-sacred-drums Date: August 4, 2013

A variety of performers celebrate drums and their cross-cultural sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 7:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 4, 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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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:29:42 EDT