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NY Laughs: Laughter in the Park 2009

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!

August 23, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Summer Sounds at Trinity:Cloud Chamber

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew Everett’s folk-pop influences range from Nick Drake to Krut Weill, with Anne Damassa on piano.

Trinity's historic churchyard comes alive with eclectic live music on Wednesday afternoons in July & August. Take a break, relax in the sun or the shade, have a cold lemonade, dance if you feel like it! Open to all.

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August 19, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Tours

Tour the Fed's gold vault and learn about the Federal Reserve’s central banking functions. Also on exhibit, "The History of Money" and "Fedworks". Advance reservations required.

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August 17, 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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River to River Festival: The 28th Annual Downtown Dance Festival

The 28th Annual Downtown Dance Festival invites audiences to enjoy nine days of ethnic, classical and contemporary dance from around the world.

The River To River Festival takes place each summer from June through August, in a variety of public venues that canvas all of Downtown New York - from Chambers Street down to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island from river to river.

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August 22, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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August 15, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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August 26, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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GOLES Summerfest Event

Basketball Tournament – the program will include the basketball tournament, music, dj, photo exhibit, oral history and presentations about the LES featuring waterfront and basketball city.

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August 22, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Sunset Jam on the Hudson

Improvise on African, Latin, and Caribbean rhythms in a drumming circle led by master drummers. Instruments provided, or bring your own.

August 21, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Movies With A View: Catch Me If You Can

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.

August 20, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Environmental Education Series: Rove The Cove

Sea jellies, oysters, fish and even whales! Meet some of the visitors and inhabitants of the East River! Join us for a guided tour of the Cove at Brooklyn Bridge Park. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE, but space is limited. To reserve a space, please email rsvp@bbpc.net. Please specify the name and date of the program you wish to attend and include your contact info (email and phone number), the name(s) and age(s) of your child(ren), and your zip code.

August 18, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Jeremy Friedman, NYU Sustainability Task Force

“Green NYU, Green City, Green World”Learn how NYU is greening their campus and office spaces. The exciting changes happening at NYU can be made everywhere!

August 29, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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Chris Brunson, Recycle a Bicycle

“Urban Biking in New York City”Learn why NYC is one of the best cities in America for biking—we have more than 600 miles of bike trails!—and learn how to keep yourself safe.

August 22, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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Waterfront Workouts with The Fitness Guru

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.

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August 25, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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SITELINES: Turning Heads, Frocks in Flight by gabrielle lansner & company

Turning Heads, Frocks in Flights an exuberant dance, is inspired by designer and artist Caterina Bertolotto's colorful dresses, which adorn this celebration of freedom., New York, NY, USA

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August 10, 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM
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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

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.

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August 30, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Movies With A View: Edward Scissorhands

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.

Edward Scissorhands-

August 27, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company

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.

August 16, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Ballet Noir The Von Howard Project-Master class instructor: Calvin Wiley

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.

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August 15, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Friendly Fires

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.

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August 13, 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Trinity School's 300th Anniversary Historical Exhibit

An exhibit about the 300-year history of the Trinity School.

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August 10, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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