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, 25 Apr 2014 06:36:27 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 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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

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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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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

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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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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

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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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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

Contact phone:

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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 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, 25 Apr 2014 02:36:28 EDT