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.
Parks presents days of free outdoor activities for children to enjoy in New York City's parks this summer. Festivals provide a day of safe, fun, and free activities for children and their families throughout the city. Festivals include all sorts of exciting games and activities to keep children active and busy, from contests to dance and music to arts & crafts, carnival games, and much more!
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 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. You must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes - no sandals permitted!
The Rural Alberta Advantage play indie-rock folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, born out of images from growing up in Central and Northern Alberta. They sing about summers in the Rockies and winters on the farm, ice breakups in the spring time and the oil boom’s charm, the mine workers on compressed, the equally depressed, the city’s slow growth and the country’s wild rose, but mostly the songs just try to embrace the advantage of growing up in Alberta.
Acceptable donations include used clothing, shoes, boots, hats, jackets, towels, bedding, and linens. Council on the Environment of New York City will provide receipts upon request for those who may want to use their donation as a charitable contribution
On Sunday, August 2, 2009, Asian Americans for Equality will hold its 18th annual Chinatown Summer Street Festival, a event that in its previous years attracted approximately 20,000 visitors. Under the theme of "Building Green and Healthy Communities," the festival will highlight the many initiatives and programs currently available to keep our environment clean, safe, healthy and sustainable.
Find out what lives in the waters under the Manhattan Bridge! Join experts from the Coastal Marine Resource Center as we use a 30-foot seining net to catch fish and other remarkable East River creatures. Families and kids can take a good look at the fish before we release them back to their homes and keep a tally of our catch. We provide field guides, identification keys, and plenty of fun to go around. Previous catches have included flounder, striped bass, Atlantic tomcod, bay anchovy, green crabs, blue crabs, shrimp, comb jellies, silversides, and pipefish.
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!
The Met’s annual concerts in New York City parks are one of the most beloved summer traditions in the city. This year, the company will present a six-performance series of recitals in the parks of all five boroughs. All performances in the Summer Recital Series are free and no tickets are required, except for the concert at Central Park.
Arlo Guthrie will showcase his own humorous persona and musical mixture of folk, rock, country and blues. From Woodstock to the Castle, his storytelling and anecdotes continue to be woven seamlessly into masterful musical performances.
Tickets will be distributed two per person outside Castle Clinton on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the show.
Nicknamed Niño Bonito (Pretty Boy), Ismael Miranda recorded his first song, “Let’s Ball,” with Joey Pastrana at the young age of seventeen. In 1973, the Puerto Rican-born, New York City-raised artist joined the Fania All-Stars, where he got his nickname, and then later organized his own orchestra, La Revelación. With classic salsa energy and instrumentals, Miranda and his band own the stage and keep the music flowing.