The Fitness Guru returns with Pilates Mat classes! Join Guress Lawson Harris and her team as they teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival annually assembles some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Parker’s musical individuality and genius, to promote appreciation for this highly influential and world-renowned artist. The two days of free concerts take place in neighborhoods where Charlie Parker lived and worked, in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park and the Lower East Side's Tompkins Square Park.
The Conservancy's most popular event returns for its tenth anniversary year! Movies With A View is one of the city's premiere outdoor film series with an eclectic line-up of films and breathtaking views of the NYC waterfront. The films are chosen by an all-volunteer Film Committee and each feature is preceded by a short film. DJs from Brooklyn Radio kick off the evening, spinning tunes as the sun sets, and RICE sells delicious dinners onsite. Bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives.
Christopher Wheeldon, choreographer and artistic director of Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, and Morphoses’ dancers will mark their first outdoor show by presenting an exciting and interactive program that includes an educational component, a session of dance instruction, and a short performance. This is a unique opportunity to witness, up close and personal, the world of dance and the young artists that encompass it. The performance will demonstrate that ballet can be a relevant and viable aspect of our everyday existence.
Ballet Noir features artists of diverse cultural backgrounds in groundbreaking, innovative, and inspiring works focusing on making ballet more accessible to the masses. Through the integration of various modes of artistic expression, including live musical accompaniment and 21st century technological advances, the company seeks to enhance the cultural experience of their audience.
Say hello to Friendly Fires, born of commuter belt boredom, now one of the most exciting new bands in the country. Last year, a super limited seven-inch, Paris, was judged to be the single of the week in both the NME and The Guardian. They were the first unsigned band to appear on Channel 4’s Transmission show. Radio 1 DJs Zane Lowe, Colin Murray and Rob Da Bank are fans. Now signed to XL, they count Radiohead, The White Stripes and Adele as their labelmates.
Directed by George Roy Hill1969, Rated PG, 110 minutesWhen you're trapped in a tight spot, with the entire Bolivian army ready to take you in - or out - it's nice to know you have friends. Paul Newman and Robert Redford are bank robbers who discover that running away from your problems isn't always the answer in this classic buddy picture.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation will be hosting open tours of the construction site at 6:00 on Tuesday evenings throughout the month of August. Tours leave from the Pier 1 gate on Furman Street, south of Old Fulton Street and Fulton Ferry Landing. You must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes - no sandals permitted!
Laughter in the Park is New York's only free outdoor comedy series. Every week, we present two hours of comedy at one of six different city parks.
NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that wants to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. We seek to elevate the comic arts and provide laughter for free to New Yorkers on a consistent basis by producing free live comedy shows in New York City's public spaces; from its parks and streets to its subways. We want to make New York a better place through laughter!
Putumayo Kids is the children’s and educational division of Putumayo World Music. As one of the leading children’s record labels, Putumayo Kids is committed to introducing children to other cultures through music from around the world. Putumayo Kids produces music that entertains, educates, and inspires cultural curiosity. More than three million Putumayo Kids CDs have been sold around the world. At least one percent of the CD sales benefit non-profit groups that support children, families, schools, and other charities.
The NTUSA will channel the form and style of the original Chautauqua Lectures, a wildly popular lecture circuit that flourished from 1874 to the Great Depression, through its own inimitable aesthetic and theatrical rhythm, exploring the still hotly debated relationship between High Culture and the Mass Mind. Chautauqua! combines the history of American popular art and entertainment, the culture of commerce and the commerce of culture - our intellectual and political heritage.