Adrian Benepe News

New Health Town Hall Series Premieres on NJTV Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, premieres the first program in a new four-part town hall series, The State of NJ's Health. (more...)

New Health Town Hall Series to Premiere on NJTV, Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, premieres the first program in a new four-part town hall series, The State of NJ's Health. (more...)

New Season of Thirteen's METROFOCUS Launches 9/19-20
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

METROFOCUS returns with a new half-hour program and original Web content spotlighting New Yorkers making a difference in people's lives from gun control to women's issues. The premiere episode airs tonight, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21, Thursday, September 20 at 8:30p.m. on THIRTEEN, and Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV. (more...)

New Season of Thirteen's METROFOCUS to Launch 9/19 & 20
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

METROFOCUS returns with a new half-hour program and original Web content spotlighting New Yorkers making a difference in people's lives from gun control to women's issues. The premiere episode airs Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21, Thursday, September 20 at 8:30p.m. on THIRTEEN, and Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m. on NJTV. (more...)

Photo Flash: BP Markowitz, Mayor Bloomberg & Tony Danza Welcome Summer at Coney Island
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

On Thursday, May 24, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to kick off the summer season in Coney Island with the announcement of two brand new thrill rides and the beginning of seven-day-a-week amusement operations. Later, BP Markowitz was on hand with actor Tony Danza as John "Cha Cha" Ciarcia celebrated the opening of several new amusements and eateries. Check out photos from today's events at Coney Island below! (more...)

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Presents BORDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2011

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce the exhibition BORDERS by Steinunn Thˇrarinsdˇttir in Dag Hammarskj÷ld Plaza from March 24 through September 30, 2011. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli Gifts New York City With a Once in a Lifetime Musical Event
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011

Internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform a free concert on Central Park's Great Lawn, Thursday, September 15th with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by its music director Alan Gilbert, as a special gift to New York City (tickets required for entry). (more...)

PBS to Tape Andrea Boccelli's Central Park Concert, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011

The free concert offered by internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli on Central Park's Great Lawn, Thursday, September 15, 2011, will be recorded in high definition by THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES. Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Alan Gilbert, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, conducted by Joe Miller, with special guest artists to be announced, the gala event is a special gift to New York City. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli Gifts New York City With a Once in a Lifetime Musical Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 03, 2011

Internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform a free concert on Central Park's Great Lawn, Thursday, September 15th with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by its music director Alan Gilbert, as a special gift to New York City (tickets required for entry). (more...)

Andrea Bocelli Gifts New York City With a Once in a Lifetime Musical Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2011

Internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform a free concert on Central Park's Great Lawn, Thursday, September 15th with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by its music director Alan Gilbert, as a special gift to New York City (tickets required for entry). (more...)

PBS to Tape Andrea Boccelli's Central Park Concert, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2011

The free concert offered by internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli on Central Park's Great Lawn, Thursday, September 15, 2011, will be recorded in high definition by THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES. Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Alan Gilbert, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, conducted by Joe Miller, with special guest artists to be announced, the gala event is a special gift to New York City. (more...)

Vendors Showcase Foods at 'Taste of the Parks'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined Executive Director of the Food Vendors Committee of Red Hook Park, Cesar Fuentes to welcome 15 of Parks' specialty food vendors from around the boroughs and celebrate their award-winning goods. (more...)

Parks joins Bike and Roll NYC for a 5th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2011

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined Bike and Roll NYC President Chris Wogas, Lincoln Square Business Improvement District President Monica Blum, and Bike and Roll owners Darryl White, Stephen Marks, and Josh Squires at Bike and Roll's Tavern on the Green location to celebrate Bike and Roll NYC's 5th anniversary and launch their new Hop On/Hop Off Program. (more...)

Make NYC Your Gym Hosts BeFitNYC Fitness Fest in Washington Square Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

As the grand finale of "Make NYC Your Gym" week the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and NYC Parks, in partnership with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, will host a BeFitNYC Fitness Festival to showcase some of the greatest fitness findings in all of NYC, including: Zumba, Intensati & other Shape Up NYC classes led by Equinox; Intro to Quidditch; Running Analysis by JackRabbit Sports; Handcycling Demonstrations provided by the United Spinal Association; and a MillionTreesNYC Watering Blitz. (more...)

Make NYC Your Gym Hosts BeFitNYC Fitness Fest in Washington Square Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2011

As the grand finale of "Make NYC Your Gym" week the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and NYC Parks, in partnership with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, will host a BeFitNYC Fitness Festival to showcase some of the greatest fitness findings in all of NYC, including: Zumba, Intensati & other Shape Up NYC classes led by Equinox; Intro to Quidditch; Running Analysis by JackRabbit Sports; Handcycling Demonstrations provided by the United Spinal Association; and a MillionTreesNYC Watering Blitz. (more...)

Health and Parks Departments Encourage New Yorkers to 'Make NYC Your Gym'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2011

The Health Department and the Department of Parks & Recreation today kicked off 'Make NYC Your Gym' week, a campaign to get New Yorkers moving by highlighting the vast array of fitness opportunities outside their doorsteps. (more...)

Free French Screenings in NYC Parks this June and July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2011

From the seaside villages of Brittany to the rocky hills of southern Provence, Films on the Green will take you on a cinematic tour of France this summer. (more...)

Restoration of Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park Unveiled
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2011

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today joined Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer; City Council Member Inez Dickens; Community Board 11 Chair Matthew Washington; Marcus Park Alliance President and Secretary/Treasurer Carla MacIntosh and Valerie Jo Bradley; City Parks Foundation Executive Director David Rivel; and Mary Rodgers Guettel, daughter of the composer Richard Rodgers and executive board member of the Rodgers Family Foundation, to cut the ribbon on $7 million in improvements to the restored bandshell and amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park. (more...)

NYC Dept of Parks & Recr Awards Ruth McKerrell The Clare Weiss Award
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is proud to announce Ruth McKerrell as the inaugural recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. (more...)

NYC Beaches To Open To The Public This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2011

Parks & Recreation announces that New York City's beaches will open to the public this Saturday, May 28, with lifeguards on duty daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Swimming is strictly prohibited at all other times. (more...)

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