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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:10:25 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 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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<![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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<![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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:25 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

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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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:25 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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<![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

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Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![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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<![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

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Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![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

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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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:25 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

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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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:10:25 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

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

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<![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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<![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

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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<![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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