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Celebrate Summer
with Brookfield Place & the North Cove Marina
May 24, 2017
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Celebrate the launch of summer with Brookfield Place and North Cove Marina! Set sail on an afternoon adventure at the Waterfront Plaza with nautical crafts, vintage boats, sailboat experiences, performances by The Johnson Girls, and more!

 

CRAFT STATION

Try your hand at knot-tying and create nautical bracelets and key-chains.

 

SAILING SCHOOL CLUB

Make plans to get out on the Hudson River this summer! Talk with us about the sailing school and club.

 

SAILBOAT EXPERIENCE
Go out on a 2 hour sailboat experience at noon or 3 PM.

Limited capacity, first come first served.

 

COMMUNITY BOAT NAMING
Learn about the history and traditions of boat naming and submit your ideas to name up to twelve different sailboats in the Marina!

 

EXPLORE
Climb aboard the 1920’s Sailing Yacht Ventura while it is docked in the Marina, or snap a photo with two smaller boats that will be on-shore, 1950’s classic mahogany speedboat, Honey Girl and original 1800’s yacht, Tender Breeze.

 

PERFORMANCES

Enjoy performances by The Johnson Girls, an energetic all-woman a cappella group singing sea chanteys and maritime music.

 

 

Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park
Original Dickens Carolers
December 22, 2016
Zuccotti Park, New York

Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of December!

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

December 6 | The Mistletones with beat boxer

December 8 | Cara Samantha

December 13 | Voices of Gotham

December 15 | Metropolitan Klezmer – Moved inside One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway

December 20 | Voices of Gotham

December 22 | Original Dickens Carolers

 

ABOUT THE ORIGINAL DICKENS CAROLERS

Original Dickens Carolers were established in 1986 and are classic Victorian carolers.  They are an a cappella quartet with a timeless feel that love to spread cheer with their traditional holiday carols in 4-part harmony.  If the spirit moves you, please sing-a-long to your favorite yuletide song!

Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park
Voices of Gotham
December 20, 2016
Zuccotti Park, New York

Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of December!

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

December 6 | The Mistletones with beat boxer

December 8 | Cara Samantha

December 13 | Voices of Gotham

December 15 | Metropolitan Klezmer

December 20 | Voices of Gotham
MOVED INSIDE TO ONE LIBERTY PLAZA

December 22 | Original Dickens Carolers

 

ABOUT VOICES OF GOTHAM

Voices of Gotham (VoG) is a not-for-profit men’s chorus whose mission is to celebrate, promote, and preserve the rich American tradition of barbershop harmony. Formed in 2008, VoG is proud to be the Hell’s Kitchen, New York Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).

Since the chorus’ founding in 2008, VoG has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the country’s leading incubators of both new barbershop music, and of young musical artists who will shape the continuing evolution and excellence of the barbershop tradition. VoG is ranked by the BHS as one of the top ten barbershop choruses worldwide. With over 85 members and growing, VoG is a dues-paying organization that includes high school and college students, professional actors and musicians, and men of all walks of life who simply enjoy raising their voices in song.

Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park
Metropolitan Klezmer
December 15, 2016
Zuccotti Park, New York

Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of December!

This event will be moved inside One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, today.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

December 6 | The Mistletones with beat boxer

December 8 | Cara Samantha

December 13 | Voices of Gotham

December 15 | Metropolitan Klezmer

December 20 | Voices of Gotham

December 22 | Original Dickens Carolers

 

ABOUT METROPOLITAN KLEZMER

Hailed as “one of the finest American Klezmer bands” by Songlines Magazine (UK), Metropolitan Klezmer performs an exhilarating range of musical treasure with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. The neo-traditional group, now in their 22nd year, has garnered raves for latest album Mazel Means Good Luck — recorded live at The Emelin Theatre (with bonus tracks from Cooper Union Great Hall and J. Edgar Klezmer). Touring coast-to-coast and broadcast worldwide on HBO, PRI, NPR, WDR and beyond, this collaborative adventure of exceptional New York musicians combines the best of downtown, classical and World Music scenes to create inspired interpretations and original compositions around a panoply of eclectic Yiddish-rooted repertoire: ethereal trance, rollicking dance, imaginatively-arranged Yiddish swing and tango, plus genre-expanding originals such as klezmer cumbia. Metropolitan Klezmer bandmates bring together stylistic backgrounds from Latin jazz to funk and folk, Balkan to zydeco, and reggae to baroque complete with panoramic instrumental array, creating a unique musical sound both “exuberantly eclectic and very danceable” (Flavorpill) — “anything but stereotypical and nothing but terrific.”

Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park
Voices of Gotham
December 13, 2016
Zuccotti Park, New York

Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of December!

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

December 6 | The Mistletones with beat boxer

December 8 | Cara Samantha

December 13 | Voices of Gotham

December 15 | Metropolitan Klezmer

December 20 | Voices of Gotham

December 22 | Original Dickens Carolers

 

ABOUT VOICES OF GOTHAM

Voices of Gotham (VoG) is a not-for-profit men’s chorus whose mission is to celebrate, promote, and preserve the rich American tradition of barbershop harmony. Formed in 2008, VoG is proud to be the Hell’s Kitchen, New York Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS).

Since the chorus’ founding in 2008, VoG has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the country’s leading incubators of both new barbershop music, and of young musical artists who will shape the continuing evolution and excellence of the barbershop tradition. VoG is ranked by the BHS as one of the top ten barbershop choruses worldwide. With over 85 members and growing, VoG is a dues-paying organization that includes high school and college students, professional actors and musicians, and men of all walks of life who simply enjoy raising their voices in song.

Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park
Cara Samantha
December 8, 2016
Zuccotti Park, New York

Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of December!

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

December 6 | The Mistletones with beat boxer

December 8 | Cara Samantha

December 13 | Voices of Gotham

December 15 | Metropolitan Klezmer

December 20 | Voices of Gotham

December 22 | Original Dickens Carolers

 

ABOUT CARA SAMANTHA

Cara Samantha is a NYC-based vocalist whose original music is inspired by Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones and Carole King. Cara got her professional start in the musical theater world, but has spent the past several years in the recording industry as a singer-songwriter, session singer, background vocalist and voiceover artist. She plays all over the tri-state area doing private events, weddings, proposals, restaurant gigs and more.  Most notably, she got to sing for Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson who gave her a golden ticket to Hollywood Week on Season 12 of American Idol. You can hear Cara’s voice on the Grammy award winning children’s album “Home” by Tim Kubart.  She is also featured as the singing voices of Adele, Elsa, Ellie Goulding, Madonna and more in The Key of Awesome’s viral music parodies on YouTube

Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park
The Mistletones
December 6, 2016
Zuccotti Park, New York

Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Sounds in Zuccotti Park every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of December!

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

December 6 | The Mistletones with beat boxer

December 8 | Cara Samantha

December 13 | Voices of Gotham

December 15 | Metropolitan Klezmer

December 20 | Voices of Gotham

December 22 | Original Dickens Carolers

 

ABOUT THE MISTLETONES

The Mistletones, a holiday a cappella quartet, have been spreading cheer for the past 10 years! With an upbeat, fun and festive feel, their music ranges from classic carols to modern holiday songs with arrangements that have a contemporary sound.

Brookfield Place Halloween Party
October 29, 2016
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in style as our family-friendly Halloween Party returns to Brookfield Place! Bring your costume-clad kids to a FANGtastic afternoon full of fun!

 

FEATURING:

Carmelo the Science Fellow

IT’S ALIVE! Carmelo the Science Fellow’s Spooky Science Lab has all the ooey-gooey materials a young mad scientist could possibly need to experiment, learn, and laugh.

 

Mario the Magician

An uplifting, inventive, highly interactive and hilariously funny magic show by local celebrity and Sesame Street guest star, Mario the Magician! Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props, tricks, and fun.

 

Puppets by Big Nazo

Big Nazo, an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians, bring their Cycloptic Astro Troll group to Brookfield Place!

 

Halloween Dance Party

Get ready to Monster Mash with Mr. Marc and  Mikey Palms, the premier NY entertainment duo!

 

Hopalong Andrew and his Dusty Cowpoke Posse

Sing along around the “campfire” with Hopalong Andrew, New York City’s “Singing Cowboy,” who adapts great folk songs and Western favorites to reflect life in New York City.

 

Costume Catwalk

Bring your costumed cuties to walk “red carpet style” on our Costume Catwalk with your favorite emcees, Tracy and Mason!

 

Pumpkin Carving Demonstration

Prepare to be amazed by artist Hugh McMahon, who takes ordinary pumpkins and turns them into extraordinary works of art!

 

Brain Sampler

Create fun sounds, noises and beats on gummy brain drum pads in this interactive station.

 

Face Painting

Transform into your favorite Halloween characters at our Face Painting Station.

 

LEGO Photo Op

Snap a photo with a larger-than-life original LEGO sculpture, designed and built by world-renowned artist Sean Kenney, at Brookfield Place!

 

Ghoulish GIFs Created by Studio Studio

Create your own Halloween-themed animated GIF to share with friends and family on the socialsphere!

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

12:00 PM | Hopalong Andrew and his Dusty Cowpoke Posse

1:00 PM   | Mario the Magician

1:45 PM   | Halloween Dance Party with Mister Marc and Mikey Palms

3:00 PM  | Parade

 

RAFFLE PRIZES

Enter to win prizes at the information table!

Saks: Champagne Shopping Experience & $100 Gift Card towards your purchase when you book your appointment.

Theory: champagne shopping experience & $200 Gift Card towards your purchase

Vilebrequin: Beach Bag and Towel

Brookfield Place Gift Cards

Dos Toros: Free Meal Gift Cards

 

FA-BOO-LOUS OFFERS FROM OUR RETAILERS

Amada:  Free cocktail card for parents

Cos Bar: Temporary tattoos

The Rink: Buy 4, Get 1 Free Learn to Skate Classes at The Rink. Purchase information is at the information table in the Winter Garden.

L’Olivier: Pick up mini pumpkins for your children to decorate!

Bastille Day
July 16, 2016
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Brookfield Place New York celebrates Bastille Day, France’s Independence Day, with a summer fête featuring a full day of music, games, and family fun! Come join in the French festivities with activities for everyone!

 

Activities include:

11:00 – 11:45   Bilingual Birdies: The Bilingual Birdies Band celebrates language and culture in 45 minutes of fun-filled live music, dance and puppetry! Learn new words while you sing along to original hip tunes and your favorite traditional folk songs. Expect a high energy performance of guitar, trumpet and percussion that will encourage everyone to be a part of the show! Families will joyfully bond as we conclude with our bubble dance party extravaganza! Concerts in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew or English are all a magical journey everyone can enjoy together.

12:30 – 1:00 // 2:30 – 3:00   New York Theatre Ballet: New York Theatre Ballet presents excerpts from Carnival of the Animals by French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Then join Artistic Director, Diana Byer, as she leads a fun and interactive lesson connecting music to dance!

1:30 – 2:15   Manhattan Lyric Opera: Manhattan Lyric Opera brings their elegant, user-friendly approach to opera with a program of French arias and duets around the theme of liberation and freedom.  Performed by Soprano, Anne Tormela, Mezzo Soprano, Anna Tonna, Pianist, Richard Gordon and Dancer Sasha Reysa.

3:30 – 3:45   Liberty: A Monumental New Musical: Based on true events, Liberty is a monumental new musical which tells the story of Lady Liberty’s arrival from France to America. It’s the perfect family summer show!

4:15 – 5:45   Jolie Môme French Band: “Jolie Môme” creates a Parisian atmosphere with the music of Edith Piaf and other renowned singers of the “chanson réaliste” era, with hits from the 1920′s through the 1950′s.

Drawn Together NYC: New York’s best portrait and caricature artists will draw a picture of you in a variety of styles and media. Come pose for a one-of-a-kind artwork!

Movement Creative / Parkour: Parkour is a movement discipline that originated in France. Using natural movements such as running, jumping, and climbing, we explore our city and our potential. We look for ways we can use our environment to become playful, creative, and strong.

The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation
June 10, 2016 - July 7, 2016
Brookfield Place New York, New York

A waiver must be signed to enter The Swings area. We encourage everyone to click HERE and sign the waiver in advance to make the line process quicker. This installation is first come, first served on-site, even if the waiver is signed in advance. The line might close at 7pm or at a time we can reasonable accommodate everyone in line.

Swing and experience collective music-making in this interactive art installation! The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation is a giant, collective musical instrument that brings together people of all ages and backgrounds. Each swing represents one of four instruments—piano, harp, guitar, vibraphone—and triggers sound when participants swing back and forth. As certain melodies emerge through cooperation between players, The Swings fosters a sense of community and ownership of public space.

Created by Daily tous les jours, a Montreal-based design studio with a focus on participation and collective experience, the original 21 Swings new media art installation has attracted millions to the Quartier des spectacles area in Montreal, where each swing is swung an average of 8,500 times daily. A proven track record for encouraging collaborations and sparking conversation between strangers, The Swings bring vibrancy to an empty space by encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to gather and experiment.

The Swings was made possible with generous support from the Counseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).

 

Waiver rules: 

  • Anyone who enters The Swings area must sign a waiver or have a parent/guardian sign for them.
  • A parent/guardian must sign a waiver for anyone under 18 years of age.
  • Children under 36” tall must swing on a parent/guardian’s lap. They cannot be on a swing by themselves or left unattended.

RULES:

·         No Standing

·         No Jumping

·         Hold on Tight

·         Not Too High

·         Take Turns

·         Parental Supervision Mandatory

THE SWINGS is a new media art installation, not a playground.

Weather: The Swings will close due to weather conditions such as rain and wind. Any delays or closures will be noted on this listing.

Peak Times: During peak times, participants will be limited to 5 minute turns inside The Swings area.


About Daily tous les jours
Daily tous les jours is an interaction design studio with a focus on participation in public spaces. Their projects re-enchant everyday life and stimulate playful encounters, conversations, and ultimately, ignite in people a sense of what is possible. They craft interactive pieces that connect people to their surroundings, and to each other, using the means of our times.

The studio’s work has won numerous international recognitions including Best in Show at the 2013 Interaction Design Awards and the Grand Prize at the 2014 UNESCO Shenzhen Design Awards. It has been featured in publications such as Frame Magazine, Fast Company, International New Landscape Hong Kong, Scalpel, blogs such as Design Boom, Dezeen, PSFK, This Is Colossal, and Oprah’s OWN channel. For more information on Daily tous les jours, please visit dailytouslesjours.com.

Facebook:           facebook.com/themusicalswings
Instagram:          @musicalswings

Zuccotti Park Holiday Lighting
December 1, 2015
Zuccotti Park, New York

Celebrate the holidays in the heart of Lower Manhattan! Join us for lively music from Metropolitan Klezmer and Cara Samantha and enjoy sweet treats as we launch the festive season by illuminating the park with thousands of brilliant lights.

Ceremony begins at 5PM sharp!

Brookfield Place Halloween Party
October 31, 2015
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in style as our family-friendly Halloween Party returns to Brookfield Place! This year’s event will feature:

– Live music by the Deedle Deedle Dees
– Storyteller Luann Adams
– Spooky Science Lab with Carmelo The Science Fellow
– Magic by The Great Charlini
– Pumpkin Carving with Hugh Mcmahon with pumpkins provided by French marketplace Le District
– 3D Printing
– A SPOOKtacular costume catwalk with fashion emcees Tracy and Mason. Find your photos at www.brookfieldplaceny.com.
– Face painting and temporary tattoos
– A freaky photo op mosaic wall
– Trick-or-Treat at Hudson Eats, Babesta and Le District
– Magic Mirror by Interaction Designer at IPG Media Lab Michelle Cortese and Imagination In Space
– Autographs with Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petkhov, leaders of the EduSkating premiere skate program for The Rink at Brookfield Place
– Larger-than-life skeleton puppets Fred and Ethel
– And to cap it off, our parade finale!

Bring your costume-clad kiddos to a FANGtastic afternoon full of fun!

In The Park
July 23, 2015
First Canadian Place, Toronto

This secret Canadian band is taking the festival world by storm, and First Canadian Place is pleased to announce their ONLY Toronto performance this summer!

Meet us IN THE PARK on July 23 for the surprise concert and a chance to win a trip to Montreal for Osheaga.

Enter the draw at the IN THE PARK: ? Surprise Concert on July 23, 2015 at 12:15 PM for a chance to win a trip to Osheaga.

MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TIME OF DRAW IN ORDER TO WIN. 
Draw will occur at approximately 12:50 pm, July 23, 2015.

Prize includes:

  • Porter Airlines round trip tickets to Montreal, Quebec *
  • 3 nights accommodation in Montreal at the Alt  Hotel Montreal by Le Germain (check in July 31 & check out August 3)*
  • 2 General Admission passes for Virgin Mobile presents Osheaga 2015 in collaboration with Molson Canadian (July 31-August 2, 2015)**

*certain restrictions may apply
**must be 18 years or older

Bastille Day
July 12, 2015
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Brookfield Place New York celebrates Bastille Day, France’s Independence Day, with a summer fête featuring a full day of music, games, and family fun! New French eatery and marketplace, Le District, will host an extended bar and in-store promotions celebrating French food and culture. Fitness club Equinox will run a “Tour de France” spin class on the plaza with stationary bikes. The day-long event will incorporate many other activities for all ages including live music performances and Parkour demonstrations and lessons. While enjoying the sounds and sights of France, caricaturists will also be on site for portraits along the Seine (Brookfield Place Waterfront) where picnic blankets will be set up by Le District for guests to take advantage of.

Stroll into “Montmartre” (The Winter Garden) for music by wandering musicians and various retailer activations. Once inside, guests are also invited to visit the “Champs-Élysées” (230 Vesey Street 2nd Level Shopping) for storytelling by Posman Books, French lessons by Bilingual Birdies, and ballet lessons and performances by New York Theatre Ballet.

Brookfield Place’s brasserie, Hudson Eats, will play a selection of French films throughout the day. All events are free and open to the public with food and drinks for purchase.