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 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:58:17 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[SummerStage Kids: Parallel Exit Physical Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/parallel-exit-physical-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/parallel-exit-physical-theater Date: August 5, 2013

Juggling, music, hat tricks, and a rubber chicken await you in Parallel Exit’s family fun summertime show. Join this Drama Desk-nominated troupe as they delight children and adults alike with their hilarious hijinks and prolific pratfalls. Parallel Exit packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus. “They can get laughs simply by breathing.” – The New York Times

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Slattery Playground

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X085 Slattery Playground 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8573, -73.8985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51911f2e651ed.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 5, 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: North Lawn (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 10:30 am 40.8087, -73.9565 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-chess Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-games Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner French Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-beginner-french-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-beginner-french-class Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 5, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-piano Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/the-ramble Date: August 5, 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.

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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 5, 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: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 222-8030

Location: Bloomingdale Library

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2013-08-05 2013-08-05 3:30 pm 40.7959, -73.9679 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce2dab4241.JPG Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: Norma Rae]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 5, 2013

The nation’s premier outdoor film festival brings classic films to the big screen for the 21st consecutive year.

In Norma Rae, the title character works in a factory with deplorable working conditions and takes on the dangerous task of unionizing the factory.

Lawn opens at 5:00pm. Movie begins at sunset.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 5:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/outdoor-strength Date: August 5, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Brooklyn Strength leads challenging and fun outdoor fitness classes that focus on strength training and aerobic intervals in and around Brooklyn Bridge Park. Meet at Pier 6, but make sure to arrive on time because the class is mobile!

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: August 5, 2013

Ready…Set…Action...Reel insight into the movie of the week with resident film-buff Scott Adlerberg and guest experts in the crafts of screen-writing and movie-making.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Books Beneath the Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/books-beneath-the-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/books-beneath-the-bridge Date: August 5, 2013

Our 2nd annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Fest at La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez Garden: Not For Sale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/morus-first-annual-film-festival-at-la-plaza-cultural-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/morus-first-annual-film-festival-at-la-plaza-cultural-community-garden Date: August 5, 2013

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Spaces (MoRUS) will present selected films and videos from the Lower East Side Squatting Movement at various venues, showcasing the unique public spaces for which it is known. There will be popcorn and refreshments and panel discussions. On the 5th, La Plaza Cultural will host Swiss filmmaker Yael Bitton's first feature-length film, Not For Sale.

In the event of rain film will be screened at MoRUS at 155 Ave C.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 598-9484

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2013-08-05 2013-08-05 7:00 pm 40.7253, -73.9786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f2b7a6bfc30.jpg Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series: Annual Caribbean Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-annual-caribbean-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-annual-caribbean-night Date: August 5, 2013

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series features gospel, classic soul, and R&B stars for a summer of hot performances. Morgan Heritage, The Kes Band, and Mighty Sparrow fill the night with reggae, soca, calypso and other carribean rhythms.

Please bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Presents The Avengers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-the-avengers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-the-avengers Date: August 5, 2013

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach is a free film series hosted Monday nights throughout the summer. End your beach day with a movie on the boardwalk. Prior to the movie there will be entertainment. The film begins at dusk.

The Avengers (2012): A team of super heroes, consisting of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, is put together to stop an alien invasion and save Earth.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 5, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 5, 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

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Movie Night in Astoria Park Presents Despicable Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park Date: August 5, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Movie Night in Astoria Park featuring the film, Despicable Me.


Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:58:17 EDT