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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:58:28 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[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/catch-release-fishing Date: August 7, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 7, 2013

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon. Games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be ready for your arrival.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/kids-yoga Date: August 7, 2013

Join us for kids yoga amidst the sun and trees in the park. We'll sing, dance and learn some fun yoga poses too. Bring a yoga mat. Limited mats will be provided.

Brought to the park by Sacred Sounds Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 7, 2013

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything from medicine to cosmetics. Embark on a journey of the senses through a stunning re-creation of an Italian Renaissance garden and interactive stations highlighting the rejuvenating and healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical juices. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals and enjoy a poetry walk, weekend Renaissance music & dance performances, hands-on science adventures for kids, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 7, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mr. Chris' Musical Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/mr-chris-musical-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/mr-chris-musical-experience Date: August 7, 2013

Mr. Chris' Musical Experience is a high energy and highly interactive one man show of music & educational theatre featuring song, dance, hip hop, stories & team building games. Mr. Chris wishes to create in young people a love, passion and an ongoing excitement for learning. Chris Daniels, also known by many children and families as 'Mr. Chris' is the energetic and entertaining host of 'Mr. Chris Musical Experience'. His Musical Experience is a high energy and engaging blend of hip hop music, storytelling, team building games and dance...All with a focus on learning through entertainment. We call it 'Edutainment'.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5911a82fc.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 7, 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: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:30 am 40.6486, -74.003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: August 7, 2013

The boot camp exercise class is perfect for those wanting high energy activity.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-chess Date: August 7, 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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 7, 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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 7, 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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-games Date: August 7, 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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 7, 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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room Date: August 7, 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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Zany Umbrella Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/zany-umbrella-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/zany-umbrella-circus Date: August 7, 2013

My Grandfathers Circus

"My grandfather grew up in South Dakota during the great depression. This fifty-five minute show is based on his stories and how he had fun during a very adverse time creating a circus out of the dust bowl. Every day farm objects come to life and find excitement in unexpected places. This show was written for children in the Gulf Region post hurricane Katrina and has been performed at the White House, the National Storytelling Convention, and for the Mass MoCA museum. Circus arts performed in this show include and are not limited to juggling, slack rope walking, prop manipulation, unicycle, and many more."

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5191372bd04ce.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 7, 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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-piano Date: August 7, 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 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Author with Chuck Klosterman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-author-with-chuck-klosterman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-author-with-chuck-klosterman Date: August 7, 2013

Chuck Klosterman, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)

Mwahahaha...one of America's favorite pop-culturist takes a look at the villain through his mastery of essays.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/views-from-the-past Date: August 7, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few 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) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/weekday-weed-warriors Date: August 7, 2013

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 7, 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: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Long Island City Branch

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2013-08-07 2013-08-07 2:00 pm 40.7578, -73.9392 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519cd99b6f855.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Companion Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/companion-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/companion-planting Date: August 7, 2013

Companion Planting
Lillian Reyes, GreenThumb
Sara Katz, Bronx Green-Up

Companion planting is the growing together of plants with complementary traits. For example, marigolds and basil will help keep the bugs off your tomato plants. Join us as we share companion planting techniques. Please come prepared to show what methods have worked well in your garden.

Supplies: Perennials and Annuals

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2013-08-07 2013-08-07 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[I'd Tap That: Staten Island's Untapped Resources]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/id-tap-that-staten-islands-untapped-resources http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/id-tap-that-staten-islands-untapped-resources Date: August 7, 2013

Staten Island Trivia Night with Jay Miller and Staten Island Arts

Step right up! Test your knowledge and discover something to “tap” on Staten Island. Three contestants at a time, culled from the audience, will be invited up to participate in “I’d Tap That,” a game show featuring Staten Island trivia. Questions fall into one of four categories, each representing an untapped resource that Staten Island has to offer: green space, culture, history, and real estate. Contestants will spin a wheel to choose a category; our captivating game-show host will reward each correct question with one point. First to three points wins a Staten Island-centric prize.

This event is free, but seating is limited. Please email to RSVP.

In conjunction with the exhibition Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park in the Arsenal Gallery, June 27 – August 30, 2013.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-after-work Date: August 7, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: August 7, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. This sunset session is led by Yoga for Bliss instructor Joanne Salomone. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3e08f1840.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill Date: August 7, 2013

Experience summer at its best—an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes, plein-air performances by local musicians, yoga, guided walks and cutting-edge art in Glyndor Gallery. Order dinner from exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening. Gardens open until 8:30PM. The Café at Wave Hill open until 8:00 p.m. Glyndor Gallery, Perkins Visitor Center, The Shop at Wave Hill are open until 7:30 p.m. Check www.wavehill.org/visit for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3a19ef542.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Trivia Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/staten-island-trivia-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/staten-island-trivia-night Date: August 7, 2013

Step right up! Test your knowledge and discover something to "tap" on Staten Island! Three contestants at a time, culled from the audience, will be invited up to participate in "I'd Tap That," a game show featuring Staten Island trivia. Questions fall into one of four categories, each representing an untapped resource that Staten Island has to offer: green space, culture, history, and real estate. Contestants will spin a wheel to choose a category; our captivating game-show host will reward each correct question with one point. First to three points wins a Staten Island-centric prize! This event is free, but seating is limited. To RSVP, please email artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: August 7, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c4c791305dd.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: August 7, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: August 7, 2013

Novices and masters battle for the title of park champion in fun single-elimination, bracket-style ping pong tournaments. Pre-registration required below. On-site registration at 6pm if space allows.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/family-capoeira Date: August 7, 2013

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Co Sponsors:
Northern Manhattan Parks and Bread and Yoga
More info at www.breadandyoga.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/checkmate-101 Date: August 7, 2013

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, is back at the Pier 1 Promenade to teach skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early.

Watch this great clip from NYC Media about Checkmate 101.

*There will be no Checkmate 101 on July 3rd.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: Natives and New Comers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/history-tour-natives-and-new-comers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/history-tour-natives-and-new-comers Date: August 7, 2013

What happens when cultures collide? Learn about the early relations between Dutch colonists and local Lenape clans. With the aid of authentic replicas from the museum's touch collection, this talk will explore how this often fractious relationship shaped the city we live in today.

Guide: Allyson Schettino, New-York Historical Society

This tour requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill Date: August 7, 2013

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week, come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb41b5a5eac.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 Date: August 7, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-yoga Date: August 7, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat.
Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff313f1ad4.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Hey Dango]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/hey-dango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/hey-dango Date: August 7, 2013

Children and adults will enjoy this interactive supersonic dance party about three space explorers and one wacky fun-loving alien named Dango.

Sponsored by Council Member Erik M. Dilan

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Nation Presents Jimmy Eat World / Royal Bangs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/live-nation-presents-jimmy-eat-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/live-nation-presents-jimmy-eat-world Date: August 7, 2013

Jimmy Eat World got their start in 1994 and has gained a reputation for being a band of great perseverance and hard work. Since the 1999 release of their breakthrough debut album Clarity, they’ve sold millions of records, have had numerous top ten singles at Modern Rock Radio, appeared on Saturday Night Live and have toured with Foo Fighters, Green Day and Weezer. Jimmy Eat World’s eighth and latest studio album, Damage, is set to be released in June.

Knoxville, Tennessee trio Royal Bangs peddle in the sort of noise pop that’s insidiously catchy enough to get you whistling in inappropriate situations while also being rough around the edges enough to attract the interest of The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, who released their 2008 debut We Breed Champions on his label. Since their nascent days as a high school rock trio, the band has released three full length records (including 2011’s Flux Outside), rehearsed in a converted methadone clinic, made their national television debut and knocked about the festival circuit. Royal Bangs are now working on album number four and looking forward to, once again, testing their mettle (and perhaps some new material) on the road.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51803235781f6.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bilal / Vivian Green / In association with WBLS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/jungle-brothers-zhigge-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/jungle-brothers-zhigge-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge Date: August 7, 2013

Born in Philadelphia, Bilal is a schooled musician and dynamic live performer whose artistry draws from Jazz, Soul, and Hip-Hop. Bilal has long been intrigued by the possibilities of fusing together art and music. His 2001 debut album, First Born Second, sold over 300,000 copies and announced that Bilal was an artist to watch. His 2013 release, A Love Surreal, reached #1 on the ITunes R&B charts and received rave reviews from USA Today, People, SPIN and Paste Magazine. The New York Times called A Love Surreal: “a cycle of slow-burning songs about love — from infatuation and romance through estrangement, loneliness and renewal, from seduction and longing to philosophical serenity. With lush, glimmering keyboards and electronics, lean indie-rock guitars or Robert Glasper’s limpid Jazz piano the songs tease and insinuate.”

Vivian Green received her first professional songwriting credit when Boyz II Men recorded her song, "Dear God" on their platinum-selling album Evolution. Her first album, A Love Story established Green as one of R&B's most celebrated new artists, spawning the urban dance hits "Emotional Rollercoaster" and "Fanatic." She broke new musical ground on her sophomore effort Vivian, which produced the singles "Gotta Go, Gotta Leave" and "I Like It But I Don't Need It." She has won rave reviews in such outlets as People, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. 2010's Beautiful, recorded after an almost five-year hiatus, boasted some of Vivian’s most personally charged, emotionally nuanced work to date.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c60b25dbb7.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music at Wave Hill: KumbaCarey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-kumbacarey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-kumbacarey Date: August 7, 2013

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes live music performed by Bronx musicians on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades. KumbaCarey, offer unique compositions and a unique sound, blending classic Merengue, Bachata and Son with African-derived rhythms from the Dominican Republic.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f953b776f89.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/mad-sq-music-ivan-nevilles-dumpstaphunk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/mad-sq-music-ivan-nevilles-dumpstaphunk Date: August 7, 2013

A decade evolved from their debut at 2003′s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time. The quintet features Ivan Neville on vocals, B3 and Clav, the double bass attack and soulful voices of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums and vocals.

From annual performances at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest — “The colossal low end and filthy grooves they threw down from the Gentilly Stage must have set a Jazz Fest record for baddest bass jams ever.” (Bass Player Magazine, 2012) — to music rooms and festivals across the nation (Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, All Good, High Sierra, Summer Camp, Hangout, Jam Cruise and Outside Lands), Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakably New Orleans groove with hard-hitting performances that dare listeners not to move.

Dumpstaphunk’s summer 2013 release, Dirty Word, re-imagines their genre, holding true to the opinionated, vintage funk of Sly & the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic, but with a modern edge that forays into gospel, blues, second-line, R&B and straight-up rock n’ roll. True to New Orleans tradition, Dumpsta’s friends and family Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Rebirth Brass Band, Skerik, the Grooveline Horns, Art Neville, Ani DiFranco and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers kick the Dirty Word sessions up a notch.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a92ac7ed93.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/sunset-pilates Date: August 7, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: Sugar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: August 7, 2013

In Sugar, Miguel, a Dominican baseball pitcher from the small town of San Pedro De Macorís, single-mindedly focuses on training at a pro baseball academy – as so many in his country do –awaiting his chance to graduate to the minor leagues in the U.S., and to help pull his family out of poverty. At 19, he gets his break – a call-up to spring training for a team in Iowa – but what happens when his game falters? And were all the sacrifices worth it? A beautifully filmed, exquisitely acted drama from Brooklyn filmmakers Boden & Fleck that takes a bracing new look at a fractured American dream.
Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food. It includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. The festival kicks off on July 3rd with a new American film to welcome Independence Day weekend: Our Nixon, a feature-length documentary directed by Penny Lane, first debuted in March at SXSW and to be released in theaters in July 2013. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States.
In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., we will also offer free sunset paddling sessions from the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at Hallets Cove, just north of the park.
Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d471e971f17.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: August 7, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome, No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Rare Films From The Lower East Side]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/morus-first-annual-film-fest-at-6bc-community-gardengarden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/morus-first-annual-film-fest-at-6bc-community-gardengarden Date: August 7, 2013

The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is hosting this film and video series showcasing the Lower East Side Squatter Movement. A showcase of unique public spaces for which it is known. Featuring More Than Flowers, directed by Laura Beer; Loisaida, Avenue C, directed by Maeva Aubert; and a Paper Tiger TV special on the demolition of Esperanza Garden.

Refreshments will be available.In the event of rain ,screenings will be at MoRUS 155 Ave C between 9th and 10th Streets. Feel free to bring your own blanket, folding chair and mosquito repellant.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 598-9484

Location: 6th St & Ave B Comm. Garden

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2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:00 pm 40.7243, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f2eaba79201.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labors Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labors-lost Date: August 7, 2013

The King of Navarre and three noblemen take an oath to devote their lives to scholarship for three years—without the company of women. When the Princess of France and three ladies-in-waiting arrive, passion and puns abound. Will the oath hold? Or will the men succumb to the game of love? In this screwball romantic comedy, Shakespeare takes wordplay and wit to dizzying heights. Bring your own blanket or chair.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 7, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

This event is sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Ruben Blades]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-ruben-blades http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-ruben-blades Date: August 7, 2013

Rubén Blades, considered a top salsero and trailblazer, returns with his thoughtful lyrics empowered by intense salsa rhythms. His music is bound to get you dancing in the streets.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 7, 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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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/paranorman Date: August 7, 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.

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:00 pm 40.6408, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars Date: August 7, 2013

This year’s theme: Song & Dance!

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies. Open Captioned.

Moive Schedule:

  • July 24: 5,000 fingers of Dr. T (’53)
  • July 31: Fiddler on the Roof (’71)
  • August 7: Little Shop of Horrors (’86)
  • August 14: Pitch Perfect (’12)

Pre movie viral video showing. Tweet your suggestions to @SummeronHudson!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155c29e3b44f.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks: The Avengers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/river-flicks-the-avengers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/river-flicks-the-avengers Date: August 7, 2013

The Avengers (Rated PG-13)

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., brings together a team of superheroes to fight against Loki who threatens Earth with his army.

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Speed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/summerscreen-speed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/summerscreen-speed Date: August 7, 2013

Speed (1994) R

Keanu Reeves plays Officer Jack Traven who must keep a bomb rigged to a bus from detonating by driving above 50 mph.

Snacks and drinks available. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:30 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:58:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 7, 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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