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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:47:23 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[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 6, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with Latin-inspired dance steps. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun.

Queens Connect Care will be on site to hand out FREE health and nutritional pamplets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th St. (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 6, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Green Series: The Billion Oyster Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/green-seriesthe-billion-oyster-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/green-seriesthe-billion-oyster-project Date: August 6, 2013

Discover the huge power of these tiny ecosystem engineers to clean and rebuild the East River Estuary. Join students and faculty of the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School to take a close look at the parks oyster gardens, and discuss their goal to put a billion oysters back in New York Harbor.

This workshop requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Cults, Tenements and Poetry : Rare Films from The Lower East Side]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/morus-first-annual-film-festival-at-la-plaza-cultural-de-armando-perez-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/morus-first-annual-film-festival-at-la-plaza-cultural-de-armando-perez-garden Date: August 6, 2013

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space presents selected videos and film of the Lower East Side Squatter Movement showcasing the unique public spaces for which it is known. Popcorn and refreshments will be available. Q&A and panel discussions with filmmakers to be announced. Pre-sale all access passes are available through the Eventbrite website.

Films:

Lower East Side ( L.E.S.) Super 8mm transfer to digital, color, sound, 16:31 minutes. This documentary-style film critiques the island of Manhattan’s fiscal state of affairs and the John Dough Cult; 1976/2011, super8mm transfer to digital, color, sound, 16:31 minutes. With Robin Winters, Tom Sigal and Diego Cortez. Directed by Coleen Fitzgibbons

The Heart of Loisaida (1979, 30 min., 16 mm) Directors Bienvenida Matias and Marci Reaven show efforts on New York’s Lower East Side to revive abandoned buildings through the work and persistence of the local, predominantly Latino residents.

B/side by media artist and writer Abigail Child. 16 mm color & black and white, sound 40 minutes.

Rain location at MoRUS.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 598-9484

Location: La Plaza Cultural,Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS)

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<![CDATA[Sunset Rides: Free Rockaway Beach Spin Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/sunset-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/sunset-rides Date: August 6, 2013

Spinning classes on the beach under the sunset with popular music. Suncycle Studios wll be hosting this fitness program along with instructor guided fitness workouts on the high end stationary bikes. Try an effective workout, with varied routines that is great for all ability levels.

Bring water bottle and a towel.

Bikes are limited on a first come, first serve basis.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:47:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 6, 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: St. Mary's Park

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/the-lorax http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/the-lorax Date: August 6, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is FREE! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Highland Blvd. & Jamaica Ave. (in Highland Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: The Muppets (2011)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/summer-movie-night-the-muppets-2011 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/summer-movie-night-the-muppets-2011 Date: August 6, 2013

Spend a night under the stars enjoying a film on the big screen. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket, and NYRP will provide complimentary hot popcorn served in compostable bags! Movies will begin between 8 and 9 p.m., at sunset.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 6, 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[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/bryant-park-storytime1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/06/bryant-park-storytime1 Date: August 6, 2013

StoryTime with Cali Co Cat. Tales, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot.

Start time: 10:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-06 2013-08-06 10:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:47:23 EDT