Cover Story: Summer
in New York City
Events in Parks around the City:
Park, New York’s Backyard
Manhattan Parks Ball Fields. For permits call 212-408-0209. For
Special Events call: 212-360-3456. For complete Special Events
and permit information, visit www.nyc.gov/parks
or use the ‘fax-on-demand’ function on the phone menu. Main office:
16 W. 61st St., 6th Fl. (bet. B’way/Columbus).
Watching: Belvedere Castle. Call 212-772-0210 for schedule
and group workshops or visit www.centralparknyc.org.
Ride the Carousel: Open M-F, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun.,
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fee: $1 for adults and children. Call 212-879-0244
for more information.
Fishing: Tues-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Maximum of 20 poles. Call
212-860-1379 for a free photo ID and about group reservations
and the Discovery Center .
around the Conservatory Gardens: Free tours every Sat. between
Apr 16 & Oct. 26, starting at 11 a.m. Regular hours: M-Sun.,
8 a.m.-dusk. For tour information call 212-360-2766 or -3444.
riding: Lessons and riding in the park start at 175 W. 89th
St. For more information call 212-724-5100.
Lessons: Free for pre-teens. Call the Aquatics Hotline at
the Zoo: Central Park Wildlife Center. M-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Weekends & holidays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fees: $3.50 adults,
$1.25 Senior citizens, $.50 3-12 yrs., free under 3 years. Call
212-861-6030 for more information.
the Dairy: Central Park at 65th St. Open Tues-Sun.,
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Take a free walking tour of Central Park that starts
at the Dairy. Find out about the following educational activities
by calling the Dairy at 212-310-6658 or visiting www.centralparknyc.org.
Tai Chi Class, North Meadow, Sat., July 7, 14, 21 & 28,
Flag Making, Henry Luce Observatory at Belvedere Castle,
Sat., July 7, ages 6 & up, Seed Mosaics, Henry Luce
Observatory at Belvedere Castle, Sat., July 14, ages 6 & up,
Sketching to See, Dana Discovery Center, Sat., July 14,
with the Rangers
to 2001, the Urban Park Rangers offer summer Explorer Programs
filled with educational activities to introduce New Yorkers to
the city’s natural environment. The Explorer Programs are free
and include canoeing, biking, camping, fishing, orienteering and
hiking, active conservation, nature exploration, local history,
performing arts and lectures, and special events. Adults and families
can learn how to appreciate the environment. Upcoming events include:
20, 7 p.m., Marine Park, Brooklyn, 718-421-2021
21, 11 a.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan, 212-628-2345
Mic: Poets, singers, musicians and artists
21, 7 p.m., Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, 212-304-2365
Visit: Nocturnal Animals
28, 8 p.m., Forest Park Visitor Center, 718-846-2731
of City Hall Park
29, 1 p.m., City Hall Park, Manhattan, 212-628-2345
29, 2 p.m., Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, Urban Ecology Center, 718-548-0912
Cortlandt House Tour
5, 2 p.m., Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, 718-548-0912
Bay Guided Biking Tour
11, 2 p.m., Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 718-885-3466
Concerts in the Park
presents a range of musical and spoken events on various days
throughout the summer. Most events are free and no tickets are
required. Seating is first come, first served. A sampling of events
Music, the New Face of South Africa
July 14, 12 noon, The Arsenal Gallery
York Grand Opera: Verdi’s Othello
18, 7:30 p.m., Rumsey Playfield
Creole and the Coconuts/Los Mocosos; DJ Set: Jeno
July 28, 3 p.m., Rumsey Playfield (DJ set starts at 1:30)
information about the many other Summerstage events, call 212-360-2777
or visit www.summerstage.org.
Seagull in Central Park
in the Park presents Tom Stoppard’s version of Anton Chekhov’s
The Seagull, July 24 through August 19. Directed by Mike
Nichols, the actors include John Goodman, Marcia Gay Harden, Philip
Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Kline, Debra Monk, Larry Pine, Natalie
Portman, Stephen Spinella, Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken
For over a hundred years, The Seagull has remained a modern
classic, resonating with contemporary questions of sex, love,
family and fame. Madame Arkadina is a well-known B-list actress.
Trigorin, a well-known writer, Arkadina’s young lover and lapdog,
falls madly in love with an even younger want-to-be actress, Nina.
Enter Konstantin, Arkadina’s son, a would-be writer who is fiercely
jealous of his mother’s lover, and is dying to write the ultimate
modern theatrical tragedy. As his own play unfolds, so does Konstantin’s
real tragedy, when he must choose between his art and his love.
more information, call 212-539-8750 or visit www.publictheater.org.
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