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Summer is not over yet, NYC is Hot!Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Free Youth Track, and more! 

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CHARLIE PARKER JAZZ FESTIVAL 

We are thrilled to present the 26th edition of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, a vibrant – and free – celebration of jazz in New York City – the jazz capital of the world. Join us as we present some of the finest musicians in the world who reflect Parker’s musical individuality, bringing together storied, veteran players and the next generation of jazz artists. Some of this year’s performers include legendary jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver, notable jazz pianist Monty Alexander, Grammy-nominated up-and-coming singer Catherine Russell, alto saxophonist great Gary Bartz and more. The festival, from August 22-26, celebrates Parker’s legacy with live performances, panel discussions and workshops — focused in Harlem where Parker worked and in the East Village where Parker lived.

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FREE YOUTH TRACK THIS FALL 

Looking for a way for your children to stay active when school is in session? Our fall track and field programs are starting soon! From sprinting techniques to long-distance racing, javelin-throwing to long jump, hurdles to race-walking, our free program offers kids a chance to learn the building blocks of the sport. The programs is open to youth ages 8-14 and is held weekly on Saturdays and Sundays in parks in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

   

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Generous private support is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Randall’s Island Park Alliance, and the Aviation Development Council. Public support is provided by the New York City Council. In partnership with NYC Parks.

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MEET ISHA 

Our Green Girls program was just featured in Mashable!

Green Girls combines science, technology, interactive games and field trips that focus on the natural ecosystems in our city. Isha has been involved in the Green Girls program as both a student and an intern for the last 7 years. She is currently finishing her last year at Stony Brook, where she is majoring in Women’s Studies, while on the Pre-Med track with goals to be a pediatrician. Fall registration opens soon for Green Girls.

Generous private support for our STEM internships are provided by American Honda Foundation, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, The Pinkerton Foundation, Levitt Foundation, and ExpandED Schools – the After School Corporation.

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GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR PARK

Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, learn how you and your neighbors can come together to support and improve your community green spaces!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Southbridge Towers Community Room (follow signs from 100 Gold St)
100 Gold Street, New York, NY 10038

Generous private support is provided by the Altman Foundation, Hydro Flask, the Greening Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, and the MJS Foundation. Public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson through the Parks Equity Initiative.

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