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 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 02:56:20 GMT <![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: September 12, 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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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair Date: September 12, 2015

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season, and gives gardeners the opportunity to show off their harvests! This year, the Harvest Fair will feature a healthy food demonstration, workshops: Window Gardening and Gardening for Small Spaces, activities for kids, including face painting and Family Yoga, live music with Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist Hernan Romero and traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance group Bomba Yo, and our annual Harvest Contest!

It’s a celebration for all ages! Registration for the Harvest Contest begins on the day of the event at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

And for the first time ever—GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest!

GreenThumb’s Fresh Chef Contest will challenge 10 youth and 10 adult community members to create their most delicious and nutritious dish with local and healthy ingredients. We will crown a winner, chosen by a VIP panel of foodies and chefs. Pre-registration is required to participate in the GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest. Youths, ages 10 - 17, please register here. Adults, 18 and up, please register here. Registration will close when the contest has reached capacity.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ba746396fdd.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam Date: September 13, 2015

Come to the annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th St. Skate Park.

There will be skating competitions, open skate, a raffle, food vendors, and all day fun. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads for those over 18, and wrist guards for those under 18) to join in, or check your board at the gate and hang out.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af397d8896.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 18, 2015

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-18 2015-09-18 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af1ec63e58.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: September 19, 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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2015-09-19 2015-09-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/19/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 19, 2015

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.

Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers will be listed here in early August. The safari covers one mile of walking.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-19 2015-09-19 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55008f717263d.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-safari Date: September 20, 2015

Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.

Wear comfortable shoes. Featured choreographers will be listed here in early August. The safari covers one mile of walking.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-20 2015-09-20 5:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55008f717263d.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/21/summer-on-the-hudson-literary-lounge Date: September 21, 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 2015-09-21 2015-09-21 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[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/25/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 25, 2015

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-25 2015-09-25 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af1ec63e58.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: September 26, 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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2015-09-26 2015-09-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/26/summer-on-the-hudson-little-red-lighthouse-festival Date: September 26, 2015

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with NYC Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

This fun and free event includes tours of the lighthouse with the NYC Urban Park Rangers, readings of the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, fishing clinics with I Fish NY & DEC, live musical entertainment from Big Apple Corps, a special presentation of a section of a new Little Red Lighthouse Opera, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!

Please note: Tickets for the lighthouse tours will be given out beginnning at 12:00 p.m. Tickets may run out before the end of the event.

Entrance to the Little Red Lighthouse Festival and Fort Washington Park on foot is from 181st (walk West to the Hudson River then South to the lighthouse) or 158th (walk West on 158th to the Park and take the stairs or ramp down to the walkway, then walk North to the lighthouse)

Check out Summer on the Hudson's Twitter feed here for more specific information about the event and weather updates.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-09-26 2015-09-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.85010147094726600, -73.94680023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af460cb655.JPG Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Loops and Hoops Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/summer-on-the-hudson-loops-and-hoops-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/03/summer-on-the-hudson-loops-and-hoops-festival Date: October 3, 2015

Celebrate World Hoop Day by dancing to live looped music by multiple talented artists. Bring your hoop and your sense of exploration and get down.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-10-03 2015-10-03 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af4eaa1b22.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/17/fall-festival Date: October 17, 2015

Celebrate fall at the annual fall festival.

Have fun at the pumpkin patch and enjoy games, crafts, entertainment, shows, music, and more!

Sponsored By Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-10-17 2015-10-17 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7014, -73.853 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Fall Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/18/rockaway-fall-festival Date: October 18, 2015

The 9th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, and entertainment.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-10-18 2015-10-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Halloween Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-harvest-festival Date: October 24, 2015

Bring your friends and family to Socrates’ annual Halloween Harvest Festival.

Make your own costume with Socrates artists, listen to live music, enjoy a special art-making workshop with Free Style Arts Association, get your face painted by Agostino Arts, try harvest foods from local restaurants, and enter your dog in our ever popular Annual Juried Canine Costume Contest!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/24/halloween-festival Date: October 24, 2015

Join us for a free day of spooky family fun. Highlights include games, rides, craft projects, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch, and goodie bags.

Rain Date: October 25.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-10-24 2015-10-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7916, -73.776 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Canine Costume Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/canine-costume-carnival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/canine-costume-carnival Date: October 31, 2015

Enjoy a costume contest for dogs with carnival games, face painting, and a photo booth.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 903-6518

Location: Rockaway Freeway and Beach Channel Drive, at Beach 84th Street (in Rockaway Freeway)

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Q219 Rockaway Freeway 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5907, -73.8096 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Halloween Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/fall-halloween-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/10/31/fall-halloween-festival Date: October 31, 2015

Please join friends and neighbors to celebrate Halloween!

The Friends of South Oxford will be hosting the Fall Halloween Festival. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2015-10-31 2015-10-31 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/12/12/summer-on-the-hudson-holiday-on-the-hudson Date: December 12, 2015

Celebrate the season with the local community.

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-12-12 2015-12-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af5a25607c.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT