NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:40:19 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 4, 2015

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199bac73ff4.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates With The Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru Date: August 4, 2015

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Limited mats are available at select classes. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening. For more information, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 5, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-05 2015-08-05 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: August 5, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Cold Conflicts: Swedish Short Films]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/outdoor-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/outdoor-cinema Date: August 5, 2015

Dissensions can take many forms: a soon-to-be-divorced couple bickering; a brood of misfit animals squabbling; an all-female band debating the very definition of their feminism. With unfailing shrewdness, the following shorts depict various clashes and the intense relationships that trigger them. Sharing a penchant for naturalism and distaste for gender binaries, these clever films are further proof of Swedish cinema’s incredible vitality.

Short Films

  • "I Turn to You", 2015, 15 minutes, directed by Victor Lindgren.
  • "Bath House", 2014, 15 minutes, directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr.
  • "Pussy Have the Power", 2014, 14 minutes, directed by Lovisa Sirén.

Additional shorts to be added. Please note: Due to graphic language, this evening is not recommended for children.

Programmed by Rooftop Films. There will be pre-screening performances at 7 p.m.; films begins at sundown.

About the Festival
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park are pleased to announce the 2015 programming for the park’s Outdoor Cinema film festival: eight weeks of international movies shown under the stars, Wednesday evenings, July 1 – August 19. The series is presented by Socrates and Film Forum, in collaboration with Rooftop Films. Now celebrating its 17th year, the festival features open-air cinema, music, dance, and food, held in the 5-acre waterfront park in Long Island City, Queens. Admission is free.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55887b2264a45.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Music: Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Co.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/outdoor-music-milteri-tucker-bombazo-dance-co http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/outdoor-music-milteri-tucker-bombazo-dance-co Date: August 5, 2015

As cool breezes blow off the Hudson and the sun sets over the Palisades, enjoy an outdoor concert on the Great Lawn. Each Sunset Wednesday, New York City musicians capture the vibrant colors of summer in performances that feature jazz, popular music, show tunes and original songs.

Tonight, Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Co. is back at Wave Hill by popular demand, connecting audiences to their Caribbean African roots while enhancing the rich cultural vibrancy of its Bronx home. In addition to creating works, the company advocates for arts education through community dance and drumming workshops. Bombazo has performed at Lincoln Center Outdoors, New York international Salsa Congress, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD) and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, among other venues. In March 2014, the Company performed at the New Orleans World Rhythms Festival in Congo Square and was part of the Univision Commercial: Herencia Puertorriquena (Puerto Rican Heritage Month in November 2014. Tonight’s performance is co-produced with the Bronx Musical Heritage Center, an initiative of WHEDco.

Visitors may bring a chair or sit on the lawn to enjoy the music. No blankets, please. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b25cf9476c8.jpg Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Moonrise Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: August 5, 2015

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier. In this film, a pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome on leash and off chairs. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers, if they choose to bring them. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier. @summeronhudson for weather updates

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550090da76c34.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 6, 2015

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities.

Tots Soccer 9:30–10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball 10:30–11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeeda5b180.JPG Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/wildflower-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/wildflower-garden-tour Date: August 6, 2015

Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow!

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, our Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!

All are welcome and no fee is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a5aacaa415.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2015: Danc'in Machine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/waterfront-concert-series-2015-dancin-machine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/waterfront-concert-series-2015-dancin-machine Date: August 6, 2015

With four great vocalists, a burning horn section, and lots of groovy percussion, the band recaptures the authentic look and sound of the disco era.

Nothing here but the "Real Deal" and we’re keeping it that way for the diehard fans of 70’s Disco! Nowhere else can you experience the sound, power, and feel of authentic disco played exactly the way you remember. Pair that with one of the best stage shows.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 7, 2015

This class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Town Square's SummerStarz Movies: How To Train Your Dragon 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-how-to-train-your-dragon-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-how-to-train-your-dragon-2 Date: August 7, 2015

Town Square's SummerSTARZ free family movie nights are back! 6 wonderful Friday nights are planned for WNYC Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront. Bring a picnic blanket, friends & family. Come early and have an awesome time!

The feature movie on Friday, August 7 is How to Train Your Dragon 2. Movies begin at sunset (around 8:00 p.m.).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-559-1410

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ebb41b44ef.jpg Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 8, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 8, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/green-team Date: August 8, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Co-op City Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/coop-city-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/coop-city-historic-walking-tour Date: August 8, 2015

From the ruins of the Freedomland Amusement Park rose the nation's largest cooperative housing development. Yet in spite of its massive scale, there are some surprising secret places in this part of the Bronx. Come explore Co-op City and surrounding neighborhoods.

Please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your ticket. Tours generally runs about 2 hours. The walking tour will be led by Bronx Co. Historical Society tour guide Mr. Nestor Danyluk.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Barnes and Noble

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8669, -73.8285 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f865516d6b.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: August 8, 2015

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 8, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 8, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 8, 2015

Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun! In today's event, Sammie & Tudie will provide a slapstick thrill ride of fun at the Comedy Magic Circus.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af86217cc6.png Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/guerilla-storytime Date: August 8, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/dance-at-socrates Date: August 8, 2015

Now in its third season, Socrates and Norte Maar present a residency and performance program, bringing New York-based choreographers and their dancers to a unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free public dance performance on an outdoor stage in the park. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public so that visitors will witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, and experience fully-produced performances every Saturday.

As part of the Young Choreographers program, Dance at Socrates will also be pairing aspiring teen choreographers (ages 13-18) with experienced Norte Maar choreographers in residence. These week-long residencies will culminate in the presentation of a new short dance, to be featured in the Dance at Socrates Saturday performances.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[All American BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/all-american-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/all-american-bbq Date: August 8, 2015

This event is a fundraiser for the Conference House.

Come enjoy live music by Les Moore & the Contradictions, a delicious buffet of barbecue delights with all the trimmings, ribs, chicken, corn on the cobb, sausage & peppers, baked beans, beer, dessert, and coffee. There will be a raffle.

Reservations only! To make a reservation, please contact the Conference House at (718) 984-6046.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.50199890136719000, -74.25140380859375000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 9, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 9, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 9, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 9, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Intermediate canoe programs are great for those with prior canoe experience. Intermediate programs are more challenging and can include mild tide currents and may require stronger canoe navigational skills. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.57770156860351600, -73.99759674072266000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre Company: The Merchant of Venice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/hip-to-hip-theatre-company-the-merchant-of-venice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/hip-to-hip-theatre-company-the-merchant-of-venice Date: August 9, 2015

Shakespeare’s darkest comedy explores bigotry, justice, and the limitations of the law. The young Venetian gentleman Bassanio has squandered all his money, but he needs 3,000 ducats so that he can travel to Belmont and woo the beautiful heiress Portia. His devoted friend Antonio helps him by borrowing the cash from the moneylender Shylock. But when Antonio is forced to default on the loan, Shylock seeks a gruesome revenge, and Portia and Bassanio find themselves in a desperate struggle to save Antonio’s life.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: How to Train Your Dragon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-how-to-train-your-dragon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-how-to-train-your-dragon Date: August 10, 2015

Everyone is invited to watch the young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons and becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself. He learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 8:15 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ebf9258307.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 11, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/wetlands-tour Date: August 11, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

For more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wetlands Tour Location (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c4266347ca.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 11, 2015

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199bac73ff4.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates With The Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru Date: August 11, 2015

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Limited mats are available at select classes. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening. For more information, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights on the River: Despicable Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/movie-nights-on-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/movie-nights-on-the-river Date: August 11, 2015

Come and enjoy the family movie Despicable Me under the stars. In this film Gru, a supervillain surrounded by minions, masterminds a grand scheme to steal the moon.

Rain date: Wednesday August 12th. This event is free; registration is not required.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55919d0a6b813.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 12, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-12 2015-08-12 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: August 12, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema: Wadjda / Saudi Arabia]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/outdoor-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/outdoor-cinema Date: August 12, 2015

The first film directed by a Saudi woman, Wadja tells the charming, poignant story of a 10-year-old girl who longs for a bicycle so she can race her best friend (a boy) and attain some measure of independence in a society whose restrictions on women begin early. Without a hint of didacticism or bitterness, this child’s tiny rebellion, ironically, leads her to compete in a Koran-reciting contest.

Complemented by Me and My Moulton, a Canadian, Oscar-nominated animated short, also about girls, their bikes, and the downside of growing up Norwegian and uber-hip.

Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., films begins at sundown. The series is presented by Socrates and Film Forum, in collaboration with Rooftop Films. Now celebrating its 17th year, the festival features open-air cinema, music, dance, and food, held in the 5-acre waterfront park in Long Island City, Queens.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55887b960678a.jpg Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: August 12, 2015

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier. In this kids' movie, a 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome on leash and off chairs. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers, if they choose to bring them. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550090da76c34.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 13, 2015

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities.

Tots Soccer 9:30–10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball 10:30–11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeeda5b180.JPG Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/waterfront-garden-tour Date: August 13, 2015

Take a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils and narcissus, to winter blooming witchhazel and amamellis.

Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All are welcome and no fee is required. We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a56aeb40ff.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Infrastructure Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/green-infrastructure-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/green-infrastructure-tour Date: August 13, 2015

Come see the new green infrastructure and help us keep our river clean and streets clear from flooding.

This event is free; registration is not required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Hunts Point Riverside Park

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X336 Hunts Point Riverside Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81750106811523400, -73.88240051269531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55919df2c250b.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2015: Spitfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/waterfront-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/waterfront-concert-series Date: August 13, 2015

See a performance by Spitfire, five childhood friends who formed a band in a garage in 1975 in Astoria, Queens. The band will play all their original music, as well as great classic rock such as, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, and so many others that the band and its followers grew up on.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show Extension: Fantastic Mr. Fox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-the-picture-show-extension http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-the-picture-show-extension Date: August 13, 2015

Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St.

In Fantastic Mr. Fox Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community

Ground seating only at this event and seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter @summeronhuhdson and if the event is canceled the Parks calendar website will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event/1 hour before wellness classes). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7823, -73.987 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aef31211f1.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/water-festival Date: August 14, 2015

Join us for a fun-filled kids' day!

There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 14, 2015

This class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Town Square's SummerStarz Movies: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-frozen Date: August 14, 2015

Town Square's SummerStarz free family movie nights are back on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront! Bring a picnic blanket, friends, and family. Come early and have an awesome time!

The feature movie on Friday, August 14 is Frozen. Come dressed as your favorite character! Movies start at sunset.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ebc8faf34b.jpg Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 15, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 15, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/green-team Date: August 15, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/community-paddle1 Date: August 15, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary! Waterproof gear and footwear recommended.

Registration is not required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival Date: August 15, 2015

Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children and live music groups will play all day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550087dbdf9a6.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: August 15, 2015

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 15, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Intermediate canoe programs are great for those with some prior experience. Intermediate programs may include canoeing in mild currents and require strong navigational skills. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 15, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 15, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/guerilla-storytime Date: August 15, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/dance-at-socrates Date: August 15, 2015

Now in its third season, Socrates and Norte Maar present a residency and performance program, bringing New York-based choreographers and their dancers to a unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free public dance performance on an outdoor stage in the park. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public so that visitors will witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, and experience fully-produced performances every Saturday.

As part of the Young Choreographers program, Dance at Socrates will also be pairing aspiring teen choreographers (ages 13-18) with experienced Norte Maar choreographers in residence. These week-long residencies will culminate in the presentation of a new short dance, to be featured in the Dance at Socrates Saturday performances.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 16, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 16, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 16, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge Date: August 17, 2015

Summer on the Hudson and Lamprophonic team up to bring local writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction out into nature. Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A. An excerpt of the writer’s work will be provided for digital download prior to each event here.

May 18th — Issa Rae

June 15th — Bridgett Davis

July 20th — Fiona Maazel

August 17th —Said Sayrafiezadeh

September 21st —Eileen Myles

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7756, -73.9919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af6cde9ab4.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/outdoor-movie-night-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/outdoor-movie-night-frozen Date: August 17, 2015

Join us for a movie under the stars! Bring your family and friends to an evening of free entertainment.

Picnicking is encouraged. Bring your blankets, chairs, and food!

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), her younger sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Ghostbusters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-ghostbusters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-ghostbusters Date: August 17, 2015

Everyone is invited to come and watch the 80s comedy, sci-fi classic about three unemployed parapsychology professors that set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 8:15 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522ccc908857.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 18, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-18 2015-08-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/wetlands-tour Date: August 18, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

For more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wetlands Tour Location (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c4266347ca.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 18, 2015

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199bac73ff4.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates With The Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru Date: August 18, 2015

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Limited mats are available at select classes. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening. For more information, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 19, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-19 2015-08-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: August 19, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 20, 2015

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities.

Tots Soccer 9:30–10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball 10:30–11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeeda5b180.JPG Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/wildflower-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/wildflower-garden-tour Date: August 20, 2015

Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow!

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, our Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!

All are welcome and no fee is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a5aacaa415.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/sherman-creek-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/sherman-creek-gardening Date: August 20, 2015

Join our Sherman Creek Garden Crew for an evening of weeding and garden maintenance around the park. Learn about the various projects Garden Crew works on and how these efforts support New York Restoration Project's approach to sustainable horticulture.

For questions and to register, please email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[When Harry Met Sally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/hunters-point-park-south-movie-when-harry-met-sally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/hunters-point-park-south-movie-when-harry-met-sally Date: August 20, 2015

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and the real estate company Nestseekers present When Harry Met Sally on the waterfront in Long Island City.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7431, -73.9603 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5581c424d0b48.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with The Hoop Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: August 21, 2015

Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves. The Harlem Dances series takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month, May-August.

Want to learn how to hula hoop and wow your friends and family? Join The Hoop Movement in this beginner-friendly workshop where you can learn hoop dance basics such as tricks and transitions. Leave with sweat on your brow and a smile on your face

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-21 2015-08-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af01c093a8.png Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 21, 2015

This class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 22, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 22, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/green-team Date: August 22, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/upper-river-paddle Date: August 22, 2015

Expereince the natural beauty that New York City has to offer.

Come canoe through Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance and then returning to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th Street and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water and have one portage. Waterproof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration is required. Registration will begin about two weeks prior to the event. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hike and Paddle Gerrittsen Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerrittsen-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-gerrittsen-creek Date: August 22, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Join us for a vigorous hike through the sandy paths of Marine Park then launch a canoe from Gerrittsen Beach and paddle back to the Salt Marsh Nature Center with us.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 11th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60469818115234400, -73.92980194091797000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: August 22, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas.

Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities. Each exploration day will be a new adventure! Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details at www.randallsisland.org.

All ages are welcome at this free event!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551313111a990.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: August 22, 2015

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 22, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 22, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/guerilla-storytime Date: August 22, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/dance-at-socrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/dance-at-socrates Date: August 22, 2015

Now in its third season, Socrates and Norte Maar present a residency and performance program that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to a unique waterfront environment. Three weeklong residencies will each culminate in a free public dance performance on an outdoor stage in the park. Throughout their creative process, participating choreographers will be in full view of the public so that visitors will witness cutting-edge dance and movement in the making, and experience fully-produced performances every Saturday.

As part of the Young Choreographers program, Dance at Socrates will also be pairing aspiring teen choreographers (ages 13-18) with experienced Norte Maar choreographers in residence. These week-long residencies will culminate in the presentation of a new short dance, to be featured in the Dance at Socrates Saturday performances.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.76869964599609400, -73.93689727783203000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 23, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 23, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 23, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: The Incredibles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-the-incredibles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/central-astoria-movies-on-the-waterfront-the-incredibles Date: August 24, 2015

Bring the entire family to watch the Academy-Award winning film of a family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world..

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522b6ef4398e.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 25, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/wetlands-tour Date: August 25, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

For more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wetlands Tour Location (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c4266347ca.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: August 25, 2015

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199bac73ff4.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates With The Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/pilates-with-the-fitness-guru Date: August 25, 2015

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Limited mats are available at select classes. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening. For more information, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.70389938354492000, -73.99240112304688000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Across From Golden Pond: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/movies-across-from-golden-pond-guardians-of-the-galaxy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/movies-across-from-golden-pond-guardians-of-the-galaxy Date: August 25, 2015

Enjoy this special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy.

A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure.

Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.302

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 26, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-26 2015-08-26 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: August 26, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-26 2015-08-26 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 27, 2015

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities.

Tots Soccer 9:30–10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball 10:30–11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-27 2015-08-27 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeeda5b180.JPG Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/27/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/27/waterfront-garden-tour Date: August 27, 2015

Take a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils and narcissus, to winter blooming witchhazel and amamellis.

Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All are welcome and no fee is required. We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-27 2015-08-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a56aeb40ff.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up with Wordsmith]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up-with-wordsmith http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up-with-wordsmith Date: August 28, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, from May through August.

As a hip hop artist and songwriter,

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af07449f9b.png Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT