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 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:56:42 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[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: September 2, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/flow13 Date: September 2, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/alley-pond-adventure-course-staycation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/alley-pond-adventure-course-staycation Date: September 2, 2013

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! It’s fun and free. The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals and families only. Ages 8 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-chess Date: September 2, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-petanque Date: September 2, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 2, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-games Date: September 2, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 2, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-reading-room Date: September 2, 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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<![CDATA[Labor Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/labor-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/labor-day Date: September 2, 2013

Today is the last day outdoor pools are open.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Pool (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: September 2, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 2, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/bryant-park-piano Date: September 2, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performance Schedule:
August
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

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Labor Day Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/labor-day-garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/02/labor-day-garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: September 2, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights on this special holiday. Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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