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Apr
7
Sun
2019
City Parks Foundation – Track & Field Programs in NYC
Apr 7 – Jun 23 all-day

City Parks Foundation – Track & Field Programs

April 7 – June 23, 2019

This April, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people living in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, or Manhattan. CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, gives New York City kids, ages eight to 14, the chance to learn the basics of the sport. From hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw, this program runs from April 20 through June 8 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, with sessions once per week. The Jesse Owens Track and Field program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall’s Island Park. This program runs from April 7 – June 23 in Manhattan, and is held once per week. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org. Please contact [email protected] or call (718) 760-6999 for any questions.

CityParks Track & Field presented by New York Road Runners

April 20 – June 9, 2019

BROOKLYN

Kaiser Park
Neptune Ave. & Bayview Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

BRONX

Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. & Morrison Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

QUEENS

Forest Park
Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CityParks Jesse Owens Track & Field presented in partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance

MANHATTAN

Thomas Jefferson Park
112th St. & 1st Ave.
April 7 – June 23
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Apr
22
Mon
2019
City Parks Foundation – Seniors Fitness Programs
Apr 22 – Jun 14 all-day

City Parks Foundation – Seniors Fitness Programs

April 22 – June 14

City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports program for seniors this April. CityParks Seniors Fitness, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners, is held in 17 neighborhood parks in all 5 boroughs. Seniors Fitness, offered from April 22 – June 14,  gives New Yorkers 60+ the chance to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking. All equipment is provided. The program has served over 10,000 participants since it began in 2006 and encourages older New Yorkers to maximize their health benefits by staying active. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org

Please contact [email protected] or call (718) 760-6999 for any questions.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by New York Road Runners

April 22 – June 14, 2019

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park
Watt Ave. & Middletown Rd.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. btw Boynton & Colgate Aves.
Fitness Walking – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway & Mosholu Aves.
Fitness Walking – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Williamsbridge Oval
3225 Reservoir Oval E.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

BROOKLYN

Kaiser Park
Neptune & Bayview Aves.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Marine Park Nature Center
Ave. U & E. 32nd St.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

South Oxford Park
Oxford St. & Atlantic Ave.
Yoga – Wednesday / Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park
86th St. & East End Ave.
Fitness Walking – Monday / Friday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Central Park Tennis Courts
93rd St. near West Dr.
Tennis – Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Inwood Hill Tennis Courts
207th St. & Se aman Ave.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Chrystie & Forsyth Sts.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fitness Walking – Monday / Friday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

QUEENS

Astoria Park Tennis Courts
21st. St. & Hoyt Ave. S
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cunningham Park
Union Turnpike & 193rd. St.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Tennis Courts Meridian Rd.
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Roy Wilkins Park
Baisley Blvd. & 177th St.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

STATEN ISLAND

Faber Park
Richmond Terrace & Faber St.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greenbelt Park
Brielle Ave. btw Rockland & Wolcott Aves.
Tennis – Monday / Friday, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

April 27 – 28, 2019

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn

This annual, highly anticipated event draws multitudes of attendees as we all gather in celebration of the season, the beautiful blossoms from/of the cherry trees and enjoy all the many Japanese cultural offerings.

From taiko drumming, other musical performances (indie , punk, pop genres and others), martial arts demonstrations to dance performances, Kabuki Buyo dance and much more.

One needs a ticket for either or both days and you can head on over to the official website to learn more.  Members of the garden, as is the case with many other venues, get discounted access. Students and seniors get discounts as well.

Also, visit this page at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for info as well.

Please do keep in mind how this is merely a special event taking place over two days. You can always visit the garden on other days to experience the luscious pinks of the cherry blossoms as they’ll be in bloom for a period of time. We’ve done it repeatedly, paying close attention to the one day of the week when admission is free. Be sure to visit their site for details in that regard.

May
3
Fri
2019
Bike Expo New York 2019
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Bike Expo New York, America’s Most-Attended Consumer Bike Expo

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2019

Pier 36 at Basketball City (299 South Street, Manhattan)

Free and Open to the Public

Here’s a previous year’s (2017) related video as featured within youtube.

The following would be from a previous year’s press release so’s to help give you an idea as to what to expect. A newer, updated one is hopefully on the horizon.

On the two days prior to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI, more than 60,000 cyclists will roll through Basketball City to meet, greet, & talk shop with one another and 100+ exhibitors. Like the Tour, the event is produced by Bike New York, New York City’s leading bike education nonprofit.

Among the exhibitors are top bike and gear brands (including Raleigh, Giant, Brompton, Manhattan Portage, Giro, Bern); bike apparel labels (Primal Wear, Terry Bicycles); tourism companies (Trek Travel, Taiwan Tourism); bike events (Braking AIDS® Ride, Bike MS); advocacy groups (New York Bicycling Coalition, Transportation Alternatives, Recycle-A-Bicycle); local companies (Redbeard Bikes, Paragon Sports, Vespertine), and many others dedicated to active lifestyles (REI, Citi Bike, Momentum magazine).

In addition to exhibitor booths, Bike Expo New York is packed with programming for the casual and serious cyclists alike. Events include a fashion show featuring the latest in apparel and accessories, how-to demonstrations, and much more. An outdoor bike skills zone will feature on-bike classes from Bike New York’s free curriculum. Attendees will also find a beer garden sponsored by Taste NY and several food vendors overlooking the East River.

For a full list of exhibitors and programming, go to www.bike.nyc/events/bikeexpo-new-york

May
4
Sat
2019
Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit HEALTH FAIR
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit HEALTH FAIR @ New York | United States

Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit HEALTH FAIR

Saturday May 4, 2019
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
1360 Fulton Street, Ground Floor

Brooklyn, NY  11216

In observances of National Health Observances, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month Sacred Fellow Ministries host of a FREE health fair to encourage non-profits, health professionals, and families work together and to welcome a diverse community congregation.  With the generous support of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield medical professionals and physicians will offer educational seminars, tables of various medical screenings and health tips to community members. Also a special workshop for clergy of all denominations, focusing on membership growth and development. Limited space, lunch and give-aways provided to first 100 to pre-register.

For info and to register visit this official page here…

16TH ANNUAL GOLF FEST at Chelsea Piers
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

16TH ANNUAL GOLF FEST

Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 – 6:00 pm

At Chelsea Piers Sports Complex

Join more than 600 golf enthusiasts for Golf Fest, NYC’s longest-running Golf Expo and the city’s only club demo event, held at Manhattan’s premier facility for children and adults to learn and practice golf. Golf Fest attendees enjoy club demos from the industries top manufacturers, vacation packages from local and regional golf courses, kids’ activities, refreshments, contests and raffles, 15-minute lessons from the Golf Academy’s teaching staff and so much more.

May
5
Sun
2019
QSO’s All Mozart Concert  at Mary’s Nativity Church
May 5 all-day

QSO’s All Mozart Concert at Mary’s Nativity Church

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mary’s Nativity Church
46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.)
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 359-5996

The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra returns to Mary’s Nativity Church on Sunday, May 5th at 7:30pm to perform an all Mozart concert.

The program includes his Symphony No.29, Apollo et Hyacinthus Overture and Flute Concerto No.1 featuring Sojung Moon. Maestro Dong-Hyun Kim will lead the orchestra.

No tickets are necessary but a free-will offering will graciously be accepted.

TD Five Boro Bike Tour 2019
May 5 all-day

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Be sure to visit the official site here…

Here’s a youtube video as taken from a participant at the 2017 ride:

The following is from a previous year (2016)

32,000 cyclists to ride 40 miles through five boroughs of NYC on car-free streets in America’s largest bike ride; proceeds fund largest free urban bike education program of its kind in the world.

(New York, NY) On the morning of May 1st, 32,000 cyclists from every state in the nation and dozens of countries around the world will come together in lower Manhattan in support of Bike New York’s free bike education programs. From there, they will ride 40 miles through the five boroughs of New York City on car-free streets, which will include the FDR Drive, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and the Queensboro and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges. Using proceeds from the Tour, Bike New York has, over the years, taught bike skills to tens of thousands of kids and adults throughout the five boroughs. The nonprofit’s free bike education program is the largest of its kind in the world—last year alone, more than 17,000 kids and adults learned bike skills.

May
23
Thu
2019
Todd Crow, a “Pianist’s Pianist,” Presented in Recital at Zankel Hall
May 23 all-day
Todd Crow, photo by Karl Rabe

Vassar College Department of Music Presents

Todd Crow, a “Pianist’s Pianist,” Presented in Recital at Zankel Hall

Thursday, May 23, 2019
at 7:30 pm

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

MENDELSSOHN
Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28 (Sonate écossaise)

SCHUMANN
Kreisleriana

DEBUSSY
Etude No. 10, “Pour les Sonorités opposées”

HENRI DUTILLEUX
Three Préludes

BARTÓK
Dance Suite

Tickets: $25
Call 212-247-7800 or visit www.carnegiehall.org
For discounted tickets for Vassar College alumnae/i, email the Music Department Office at [email protected].

Todd Crow is a pianist whose artistry has brought him critical superlatives in the U.S. and notably in England – there largely through regular appearances on the BBC. The New York Times has described his playing as “heroic, [showing] endless flair, color and stamina.” The Times of London has praised his performances as “spine-chilling” and “exhilarating,” and The Wall Street Journal said that his playing exhibited “stunning control and a wonderful sense of musical architecture.”

Todd was a member of the Vassar College faculty for 49 years, retiring in June 2018 as the George Sherman Dickinson Professor of Music. The Vassar College Department of Music is presenting Todd Crow in recital at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30 pm. His program is a hearty meal of virtuoso pianism: Mendelssohn’s Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28; Schumann’sKreisleriana, Op. 16; Debussy’s Etude No. 10 “pour les Sonorités opposées”; Three Préludes by Henri Dutilleux; and Bartók’s Dance Suite.

Thomas Sauer, a colleague of Todd Crow’s at Vassar, had this to say: “It was my good fortune to have served on the Vassar piano faculty with Todd Crow for 19 years. He was the kindest, most selfless and generously supportive colleague imaginable, and his personal pianistic standards would be the envy of a performer at any stage of a performing career.”

“Many of his colleagues consider him to be a pianist’s pianist,” wrote the critic Jed Distler on ClassicsToday about Chopin: The Late Mazurkas (MSR, 2018), Crow’s latest in a series of distinguished recordings that have earned him a string of critical acclaim over the years. Two discs in particular of performances recorded for BBC broadcast – Todd Crow: The BBC Recordings, Volume 1 (2010), music of Mendelssohn, Mendelssohn/Liszt, Moscheles, and Schumann; and Volume 2 (2013), piano variations of Brahms and Dvorák – elicited from Fanfare magazine what is perhaps definitive praise for this pianist, calling him “…among the aristocrats of keyboard artists,” and saying this: “Todd Crow is an American treasure. He combines a solid technique and beautiful keyboard touch with complete mastery of the music.”

In recent years he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, England, Italy, Israel, the Czech Republic, and elsewhere, and in recital or chamber music at the Berlioz/Dutilleux Festival in Manchester, England, Washington’s National Gallery of Art, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He has performed frequently with such groups as the Brentano, Borromeo, Composers, Concord, Shanghai, Miami, Daedalus, Jupiter, Miró, Parker, Dover and Escher string quartets, the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and with many eminent soloists including famed jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the American Symphony in 1992 and his London orchestral debut at the Barbican Centre with the London Philharmonic in 1986.  He has been heard on BBC Radio for many years in both live and recorded performances, and on National Public Radio in the USA, as well as many other American radio stations.

Since 1996, he has been music director and pianist of the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music in Northeast Harbor, Maine, now looking forward to its 55th season. In addition to frequent appearances at the Bard Music Festival, he has been heard at the Casals Festival, Music Mountain, Maverick Concerts, and other festivals. His CDs include sonatas of Haydn and Schubert, Liszt’s transcription for piano solo of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, works of Sergei Taneyev and Dohnányi, the complete works for cello and piano by Mendelssohn (with cellist Mark Shuman), and Ernst Toch’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the NDR-Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Released in 2016, a CD entitled Of Love of You–A Tribute to Emery W. Harper features world premiere recordings of new American works for piano, soprano, and bass-baritone by Bolcom, Liebermann, Rands, Stucky, Del Tredici, Wyner, and others. Todd Crow can also be heard on the Albany, ASV, Bridge, First Impression, Golden String, New World, and Toccata Classics labels.

Born in Santa Barbara, California, Todd Crow is an honors graduate of the University of California and The Juilliard School. Among his teachers have been Erno Dániel, Ania Dorfmann, and at the Music Academy of the West, Emanuel Bay. At the age of 13 he was awarded an indefinitely renewable scholarship for the study of music composition by the Epstein Foundation of Chicago, and as a teenager he won prizes for his works including a competition sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters.  At age fifteen, he won the Santa Barbara Symphony Young Artists Competition.  He is also editor of the volume Bartók Studies (Detroit, 1976).  In 1986 he received the University of California’s Distinguished Alumni Award. www.toddcrowpiano.com

May
27
Mon
2019
Annual Free Memorial Day at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
May 27 all-day
Annual Free Memorial Day at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine @ New York | New York | United States

Annual Free Memorial Day at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Monday, May 27, 2019
7:00 pm

Learn more at the official page here…

The free Memorial Day Concert at The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine features Bruckner’s Eighth. “Beauty is what Bruckner is talking about,” says Jaap van Zweden. In this symphony beauty takes many forms: its gradual unfolding, burnished brass sonorities, soaring lyricism, and a triumphant ending. An inspiring, spiritual way to remember those who died while serving in America’s armed forces.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance; ticket distribution will begin at 5:00 PM. The audio of the performance will be broadcast onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting.

Jun
22
Sat
2019
The Fifth Annual Hudson River Park Games
Jun 22 all-day

The Fifth Annual Hudson River Park Games

Saturday, June 22, 2019

HRPK’s Pier 40 at W Houston St.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

After-Party to follow

Take part in the HRPK Games Team Pentathlon! You’ll join sports-loving neighbors, groups from the community and corporate teams as you compete in heats of dodgeball, volleyball, steal the bacon, flag football, basketball and an obstacle course championship.

Sign up as an individual or with friends, and get in The Games!

Learn more about this event and how to get tickets.