Family Fun Day
Jun
4
12:30 pm12:30

Family Fun Day

  • Corlears Hook Park

"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. 

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.

Outdoor Yoga
Jun
7
Jul 26

Outdoor Yoga

  • Corlears Hook Park

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). 

In partnership with Shape Up NYC, 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. 

 

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.

Movies Under the Stars: Cabaret
Aug
23
8:30 pm20:30

Movies Under the Stars: Cabaret

  • Corlears Hook Park

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.


Spring It's My Park Day
May
20
10:00 am10:00

Spring It's My Park Day

  • Corlears Hook Park

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. 

Holiday Tree Decorating Party
Dec
10
2:00 pm14:00

Holiday Tree Decorating Party

  • Vladeck Houses Tenants Association Community Room

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. 

Fall Leaf Clean-up
Nov
27
1:00 pm13:00

Fall Leaf Clean-up

  • Corlears Hook Park

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

Fall It's My Park Event
Oct
22
11:00 am11:00

Fall It's My Park Event

  • Corlears Hook Park

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

Movies Under the Stars: Chicago comes to Corlears!
Jun
22
8:30 pm20:30

Movies Under the Stars: Chicago comes to Corlears!

  • Corlears Hook Park

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