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 19:43:01 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 <![CDATA[Sweet Herbal Desserts Cooking Demo at Wave Hill]]> 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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<![CDATA[WBLS 5th Annual R&B Fest Featuring: Raheem DeVaughn / Erica Campbell / Avant / Donell Jones / Lyfe Jennings / DJ Dee Wiz]]> 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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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre's 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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<![CDATA[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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<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's 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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