NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:53:26 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[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

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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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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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<![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

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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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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

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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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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

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Location: Pier 63

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2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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

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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 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 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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M010 Central Park 2013-08-07 2013-08-07 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:53:26 EDT