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 11:04:23 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[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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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

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Contact phone: (212) 598-9484

Location: 6th St & Ave B Comm. Garden

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<![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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<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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

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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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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

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Location: St. Mary's Park

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<![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

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

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

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<![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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<![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

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Location: Pier 63

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<![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

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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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:04:23 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

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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