Outdoor Yoga
Jun
6
to Aug 29

Outdoor Yoga

Back by popular demand and with the same instructor as last summer! 

Get fit in the park with our free weekly yoga classes. Classes will be held every Wednesday evening in from June 6th through August 29th* at 6:30pm (weather permitting). *No class on July 4th. 

In partnership with Shape Up NYC - a free fitness program of NYC Parks & Recreation, these instructor led classes are free to the public and open to all levels of experience from beginner to advanced practitioners. A limited number of yoga mats will be available for use but if you have your own, please bring it. We will also provide snacks and water for class participants. Come dressed in comfy, stretchable clothes as there is no changing facility on site.  

WHAT IS YOGA?

While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. Yoga can have both physical and mental benefits to those who practice it. The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help create mental clarity and calmness, increase body awareness, relieve chronic stress patterns, relax the mind, and sharpen concentration.

Learn more about our instructor. 

Sponsored by:

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Movies Under the Stars: The Greatest Showman
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Movies Under the Stars: The Greatest Showman

Join Friends of Corlears Hook Park, NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

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Hugh Jackman leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical filled with infectious showstopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again.  Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackman), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle. This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

Movie starts after sundown on the ball field so arrive early to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. Bottled water and food is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to all!

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Annual Post Thanksgiving Leaf Rake-up
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Annual Post Thanksgiving Leaf Rake-up

Are you still stuffed from all that turkey and stressed from black Friday shopping?  If so, then join us and work off some of that large meal and stress at our annual post-Thanksgiving leaf raking event. Come help us clean the park by raking and bagging leaves that will then be sent to the Lower East Side Ecology Center for composting. We will supply all the tools, gloves and equipment. We just need your helping hands and smiling face for any amount of time that you can give. Student groups and those needing community service hours are welcome to attend. There will be something for all ages to help with. 

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The Big Good Wolf - City Parks Foundation Summer Stage PuppetMobile
Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

The Big Good Wolf - City Parks Foundation Summer Stage PuppetMobile

Join Friends of Corlears Hook Park in collaboration with East River Park Coalition as the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage presents the PuppetMobile performance of The Big Good Wolf. This modern-day fairy tale, starring classic characters from The Three Bears, finds Baby Bear and her friend Goldilocks making it their mission to help change the Big Bad Wolf into good.

The PuppetMobile show will occur at 4pm in Corlears Hook Park prior to the SummerStage presentation of Jerry Rivera / Nuyorican Poets Cafe: La Bruja and Chembo Corniel at the East River Band Shell. Arts and crafts activities will also be provided by FoCHP and the East River Park Coalition. 

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Family Fun Day
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Family Fun Day

"Family Fun Day" is an event that Friends of Corlears Hook Park has put on annually since our founding and has quickly become a neighborhood tradition. This event doesn't require any "work" to be done, but rather invites the community into the park to enjoy various activities and learn about local community programming. People are invited to bring a picnic to the park and enjoy an array of fun entertainment, activities, giveaways, and information provided by various partner organizations. 

Participating groups and activities include:

An interactive Hanagasa Kai performance by the Flower Hat Dance Troupe from the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York.

A Librarian from the Seward Park Library will do story time readings with the kids and help them select free books provided by a generous donor.

The Tenement Museum invites you explore objects and homes from the past, and participate in their new online exhibit, Your Story, Our Story. Help us tell the story of America’s immigration and migration by contributing your family’s story. Bring a family object (nothing valuable, please) to photograph for the exhibit, and come ready to share a story!

The NYC Parks Play Mobile will be on-site and stocked with games and toys suitable for children. We will also have a face painter on-site. 

The NYPD 7th Precinct Community Affairs office will have a patrol car in the park for the kids to explore.

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) present “What’s a tangram? It’s a Chinese puzzle that is popular all over the world! Design your own tangram, then arrange and rearrange its shapes to create different patterns.”

Basketball City will be on hand promoting their summer camp and scholarship program. 

The NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center invites you to come learn how food scraps are transformed into nutrient rich compost at a compost education activity table with family-friendly compost activities!

The Girl Scouts, University Settlement, and the Tenement Museum will present various arts and crafts activities.

Third Street Music School Settlement will be on site providing musical instrument demonstrations and information about their programming. 

NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower is coming soon to the Lower East Side! Win prizes by playing NYC Ferry Jeopardy and get your questions answered about the brand new service starting later this summer.

The Grand Street Democrats will be running an ongoing civics trivia quiz and registering voters.

Meet the yoga instructor who will be teaching free classes in the park every Wednesday this summer, sponsored by Shape Up NYC - a free fitness program of NYC Parks & Recreation.

Henry Street Settlement and the Educational Alliance will be in attendance providing information about their community programming. 

Some arts and crafts supplies and free giveaways provided by Materials for the Arts

More organizations may be added as the event draws closer. This event is weather permitting and participating organizations/activities are subject to change.

Sponsored by:

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FoCHP Free Studio Event - Paul Taylor 2 & Taylor Teen Ensemble Performances
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

FoCHP Free Studio Event - Paul Taylor 2 & Taylor Teen Ensemble Performances

Paul Taylor American Modern Dance is pleased to welcome the Friends of Corlears Hook Park, along with the NYC dance community, Taylor School families, and members of the public to an afternoon of Free Performances with Taylor 2 and the Taylor Teen Ensemble at the Taylor Dance Studios on the Lower East Side. 

Free tickets will be made available to Friends of Corlears Hook Park constituents a full week prior to being made available to the general public. Starting April 12 you can reserve your tickets hereTickets will then open to the public on April 19th and typically sell out quickly so we encourage you to take advantage of this special advanced offer by Paul Taylor. In an effort to ensure access to as many people as possible, we ask that you only choose one performance to attend. There is a maximum of two (2) tickets per person registered.

Join us on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at:

1pm: Taylor Teen Ensemble Showcase (excerpts of Cloven Kingdom & Airs), and Taylor 2 performs Mr. Taylor's Aureole

or

3pm: A repeat performance of the Taylor Teen Ensemble Showcase (excerpts of Cloven Kingdom & Airs), and Taylor 2 performing Mr. Taylor's Aureole

The Paul Taylor Teen Ensemble offers teenagers an opportunity to learn more about Mr. Taylor’s work through the performance of excerpts of his diverse repertory. By audition only, the Ensemble seeks to expand the student’s experience of Mr. Taylor's movement style, while developing his/her technical proficiency and overall artistry. The Ensemble commitment is for one year and includes technique classes as well as rehearsals. The Ensemble performs within the tri-state area at K-12 public and private schools, as well as at larger performance venues throughout New York City.

 

Photos by Maxine Hicks (Paul Taylor headshot), Nina Wurtzel (Taylor Teen Ensemble) and Tom Caravaglia (Taylor 2 ).

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New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project
Apr
14
to May 12

New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project

Join the New York Junior League’s Playground Improvement Project (PIP) to help beautify and improve Corlears Hook Park. Our volunteers create safe, beautiful, well-organized, and educational play spaces for children and other members of the New York City community, and we need you to help garden, landscape, renovate, as well as make general improvements. PIP partners with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, as well as corporate and community volunteers, NYJL volunteers, neighborhood citizens, children, and families.

Volunteers from the Junior League will be working in the park from 8:30am - 2:00pm on the following days:

Saturday Apr 14, 2018

Sunday Apr 15, 2018

Saturday Apr 21, 2018

Sunday Apr 22, 2018

Saturday Apr 28, 2018

Sunday Apr 29, 2018

Saturday May 05, 2018

Sunday May 06, 2018

Saturday May 12, 2018

If you are interested in helping out on any of the volunteer days please register here so they can plan accordingly. 

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Dog Run Renovation Presentation
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Dog Run Renovation Presentation

The Parks Department will be presenting the proposed design for the renovation of our dog runs at the next Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs, & Waterfront Committee meeting of the Community Board. This is your final opportunity to see the design and offer feedback to the Parks Department before the project moves into the next phase. Please attend this important meeting if you can.

For further updates on this and other projects, visit our website. 

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Holiday Decorating Party
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Decorating Party

  • Vladeck Houses Residents Association Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bring the kids and join us in making decorations to celebrate all holidays in the park. We will provide all the craft materials needed and an array of arts & craft activities for the kids to express their holiday cheer. We will have crafts that celebrate the winter season as well as Hanukkah and Christmas. Due to the cold weather we will meet at the Vladeck Houses Residents Association Community Room (328 Madison Street) to make the decorations indoors and then at the end of the event we will walk as a group together to the park to decorate. If you are a crafts person and want to volunteer to lead the kids in making decorations please reach out to us. 

Check out the photos from last years decorating party. 

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Fall Leaf Clean-up
Nov
26
11:00 AM11:00

Fall Leaf Clean-up

All the leaves are brown and by this time of year are also on the ground. Join us and work off some of that large turkey meal at our annual post-Thanksgiving leaf raking event. Come help us clean the park by raking and bagging leaves that will then be sent to the Lower East Side Ecology Center for composting. We will supply all the tools, gloves and equipment. We just need your helping hands and smiling face for any amount of time that you can give. Student groups and those needing community service hours are welcome to attend. There will be something for all ages to help with. 

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Fall It's My Park Event
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Fall It's My Park Event

It's our Annual Fall It's My Park Day event!!

Come get your hands dirty by helping us plant daffodil bulbs throughout the park, rake up leaves, and do some general cleaning and weeding throughout the park. All are welcome. We will supply all the tools, gloves and equipment. We just need your helping hands and smiling face for any amount of time that you can give. Student groups and those needing community service hours are welcome to attend. There will be something for all ages to help with. 

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InGardens with Arts for Art
Sep
23
1:30 PM13:30

InGardens with Arts for Art

Join us  as we partner with Arts for Art to present InGardens - an afternoon of free jazz music, poetry, and justice. 

Performance schedule (subject to change):

1:30pm Secret Music Society

             Jackson Krall - drums / Mark Hennen - keyboard / Elliott Levin - sax

             Larry Roland -bass / Arthur Brooks - trumpet / Juan Quinonez - guitar

             Karen Borca - bassoon

2:30pm Andrea Wolper Trio

            Andrea Wolper - voice / Daniel Carter- sax, trumpet

            Claire de Brunner - bassoon

3:30pm Sam Newsome Trio

             Sam Newsome - soprano sax / Hill Greene - bass /   Reggie Nicholson - drums

4:30pm Brandon Lopez - solo bass

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Movies Under the Stars: Cabaret
Aug
23
8:30 PM20:30

Movies Under the Stars: Cabaret

Join Friends of Corlears Hook Park, NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
On the Softball Field

Arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. Bottled water and food is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to all!

Movie Synopsis: Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to Cabaret. The winner of eight Academy Awards, it boasts a score by the legendary songwriting partnership behind another film that would energize the movie musical genre with equal razzle-dazzle 30 years later: Chicago's John Kander and Fred Ebb. Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) and an impish emcee (Joel Grey) sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force. Cabaret caught lightning (and won Oscars) for Minnelli, Grey and director Bob Fosse, who shaped a triumph of style and substance. Come to this Cabaret, old chum. You'll never want to leave.

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Movies Under the Stars: Singin' in the Rain
Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

Movies Under the Stars: Singin' in the Rain

Join Friends of Corlears Hook Park, NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Thursday, July 27, 2017
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
On the Softball Field

Arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on. Bottled water and food is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to all!

Movie Synopsis: Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical-romantic comedy directed and choreographed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. It offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the late 1920s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to "talkies." Donald O'Connor won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and Betty Comden and Adolph Green won the Writers Guild of America Award for their screenplay, while Jean Hagen was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The film topped the AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals list and is ranked as the fifth-greatest American motion picture of all time in its updated list of the greatest American films in 2007. In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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Outdoor Yoga
Jun
7
to Aug 9

Outdoor Yoga

Get fit in the park with our free weekly yoga classes. Classes will be held every Wednesday evening in June and July at 6:30pm (weather permitting). Extended 2 weeks to August 9th. 

In partnership with Shape Up NYC - a free fitness program of NYC Parks & Recreation, these instructor led classes are free to the public and open to all levels of experience from beginner to advanced practitioners. A limited number of yoga mats will be available for use but if you have your own, please bring it. We will also provide snacks and water for class participants. Come dressed in comfy, stretchable clothes as there is no changing facility on site.  

What is Yoga?

While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called asana or poses) that stretch and flex various muscle groups. The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body. Yoga can have both physical and mental benefits to those who practice it. The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help create mental clarity and calmness, increase body awareness, relieve chronic stress patterns, relax the mind, and sharpen concentration.

Learn more about our instructor. 

 

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Family Fun Day
Jun
4
12:30 PM12:30

Family Fun Day

"Family Fun Day" is an event that Friends of Corlears Hook Park has put on annually since our founding two years ago and is quickly becoming a neighborhood tradition. This event doesn't require any "work" to be done, but rather invites the community into the park to enjoy various activities and learn about local community programming. People are invited to bring a picnic to the park and enjoy an array of fun entertainment, activities, giveaways, and information provided by various partner organizations. 

The highlight of this year's event will be a 30-minute performance* by the Taylor Teen Ensemble from the Paul Taylor School.

Other participating groups and activities include:

The Tenement Museum invites you explore objects and homes from the past, and participate in their new online exhibit, Your Story, Our Story. Help us tell the story of America’s immigration and migration by contributing your family’s story. Bring a family object (nothing valuable, please) to photograph for the exhibit, and come ready to share a story!

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) will provide arts and crafts activities related to their Dragon Boat Festival.

Bubble science activities will be presented by Girl Scout Senior Troop 3015 and Cadette Troop 3016.

University Settlement  will provide arts and crafts, face painting, and information about their programs.

The NYC Parks Play Mobile will be on-site and stocked with games and toys suitable for children. They will also be doing face painting. 

Arts and Crafts activities and free giveaways provided by Materials for the Arts

The NYPD 7th Precinct Community Affairs office will have a patrol car in the park for the kids to explore as well as a 30-foot rock wall to climb. 

FDNY will bring a fire truck into the park for all to enjoy and explore.

Third Street Music School Settlement will be on site providing musical instrument demonstrations and information about their programming. 

Meet the yoga instructor who will be teaching free classes in the park every Wednesday in June and July. 

Henry Street Settlement will be in attendance providing information about their community programming. 

More organizations may be added as the event draws closer.

*Due to staging requirements, the dance performance will take place at the East River Band Shell.

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Spring It's My Park Day
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Spring It's My Park Day

Join us as we spruce up the park for the spring and summer seasons. We will be planting about two dozen new shrubs throughout the park so we can use a lot of extra hands and diggers. We will also be spreading some mulch and doing general clean-up/weeding. There will be something for all ages and skill levels to help with. All tools, gloves and supplies will be provided by the Parks Department. Water and light refreshments will be available. 

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Holiday Tree Decorating Party
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Tree Decorating Party

  • Vladeck Houses Tenants Association Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This year, in addition to the Menorah that is placed in the park for the holiday season, we will also have a holiday tree. Please bring the kids and join us on December 10th as we gather to make decorations for the tree. We will provide all the craft materials needed. Due to the cold weather we will meet at the Vladeck Houses Tenants Association Community Room (328 Madison Street) to make the decorations indoors and then at the end of the event we will walk as a group together to the park to decorate the tree. If you are a crafts person and want to volunteer to lead the kids in making decorations please reach out to us. 

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Fall Leaf Clean-up
Nov
27
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Leaf Clean-up

All the leaves are brown and by this time of year are also on the ground. Join us and work off some of that large turkey meal at our annual post-Thanksgiving leaf raking event. Come help us clean the park by raking and bagging leaves that will then be sent to the Lower East Side Ecology Center for composting. We will supply all the tools, gloves and equipment. We just need your helping hands and smiling face for any amount of time that you can give

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Fall It's My Park Event
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Fall It's My Park Event

It's our Annual Fall It's My Park Day event!!

Come get your hands dirty by helping us plant daffodil bulbs throughout the park, rake up leaves, and do some general cleaning of the park. All are welcome. We will supply all the tools, gloves and equipment. We just need your helping hands and smiling face for any amount of time that you can give

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Movies Under the Stars: Chicago comes to Corlears!
Jun
22
8:30 PM20:30

Movies Under the Stars: Chicago comes to Corlears!

Join Friends of Corlears Hook Park, NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
On the Softball Field

Arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water and food is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to all!

Movie Synopsis: A starry-eyed, would-be star discovers just how far the notion that "there's no such thing as bad publicity" can go in this screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Chicago, originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. In the mid-1920s, Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) is a small-time chorus dancer married to a well-meaning dunderhead named Amos (John C. Reilly). Roxie is having an affair on the side with Fred Casley (Dominic West), a smooth talker who insists he can make her a star. However, Fred strings Roxie along a bit too far for his own good, and when she realizes that his promises are empty, she becomes enraged and murders Fred in cold blood. Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well -- turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity Chicago won six Academy Awards in 2003, including Best Picture.
Rated PG-13

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