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 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:28:49 GMT <![CDATA[Learn to Play Tennis: Intermediates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/learn-to-play-tennis-intermediates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/learn-to-play-tennis-intermediates Date: July 29, 2015

CityParks Tennis, presented by BNP Paribas, provides free tennis lessons to thousands of kids ages 6 to 16 each year in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs. LACOSTE is the Official Apparel Sponsor of CityParks Tennis.

CityParks Tennis promotes physical fitness while building self confidence, and is designed to make the sport of tennis freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment. Lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events.

Beginners: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Intermediates: Mondays & Wednesdays

For more info visit their website or call (718) 760-6999.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: West 242nd Street & Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8893, -73.8982 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: July 29, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-29 2015-07-29 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/track-and-field-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/track-and-field-for-kids Date: July 29, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.66270065307617000, -73.91329956054688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c28fda1c0f.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/track-and-field-for-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/track-and-field-for-kids1 Date: July 29, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.84852218627930000, -73.81987762451172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d33cf5825e.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/tack-and-field-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/tack-and-field-for-kids Date: July 29, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d41c3931e0.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/track-and-field-for-kids2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/track-and-field-for-kids2 Date: July 29, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park),Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000; 40.70249938964844000, -73.85510253906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d45c376a51.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/track-and-field-for-kids3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/track-and-field-for-kids3 Date: July 29, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d71ef43225.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 Date: July 29, 2015

It's not too late to register for camp this season! Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/6 to 8/13.

The Greenbelt Environmental Education Department is dedicated to forstering an appreciation of the outdoors in children of all ages.

The camp's headquarters is located at High Rock Park, a 72-acre forest preserve. Campers will explore our hiking trails, natural areas, creeks, ponds, the nature center, and carousel. Campers will also take off-site trips to other parks each session. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licenses our camp; this means we follow their low child-to-counselor ratio, making camp safe and fun for all.

For more information, please visit the High Rock Summer Day Camp website.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-7475 ext. 1

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5526aa65c4022.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/kids-yoga Date: July 29, 2015

Bring your little one to yoga class for kids, ages 2 to 7, with Sacred Sounds Yoga.

All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Mats will be provided for kids.

Suitable for drop-ins.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: NE Playground Area Seating Nook (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7308, -73.9963 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-sports-experience Date: July 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-sports-experience4 Date: July 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0296

Location: Basketball courts at 175th and Amsterdam (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84455631671100000, -73.93316042423200000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Reading Circle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/the-reading-circle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/the-reading-circle Date: July 29, 2015

Volunteers and authors read to children and encourage the children to read throughout the summer. Bring a blanket and your children. We will bring the books and fun literacy-related art projects.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.80541610717773400, -73.94432830810547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a92c9931050.jpg Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fun for the Wee Ones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones Date: July 29, 2015

Join us for stories, nature explorations, wading pool fishing, and sprinkler fun in the Greenbelt. For ages 2 - 4.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Pickles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/hip-pickles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/hip-pickles Date: July 29, 2015

Hip Pickles bring an exciting blend of high energy drumming, vocals, electronics, hip choreography, humor and interactive audience participation that your kids are sure to love.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6560

Location: 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7433, -73.8514 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Wayne "Superius" Garland: Magician, Ventriloquist, Comedian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/wayne-superius-garland-magician-ventriloquist-comedian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/wayne-superius-garland-magician-ventriloquist-comedian Date: July 29, 2015

Children will love this magical presentation starring Wayne "Superius" Garland, the original hip hop magician, ventriloquist, and comedian.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5829, -73.8173 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey Date: July 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness Date: July 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and fitness, including game play and exercise basics. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Flutterby Butterfly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/stories-in-the-garden-flutterby-butterfly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/stories-in-the-garden-flutterby-butterfly Date: July 29, 2015

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry. In the summer, the flower gardens come to life with flittering, fluttering butterflies and moths.

Join us as we read stories and have fun with a movement piece about the lifecycle of these colorful creatures. This week’s books: Butterfly, Butterfly by Peter Horácek, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and How to Hide a Butterfly by Ruth Heller.

Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult.

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a568e5ecf4b.jpg Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/recycletoart Date: July 29, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball Date: July 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Julio Carballo Field (in Julio Carballo Fields),Hunts Point Recreation Center

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X260 Julio Carballo Fields 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.81560134887695000, -73.88919830322266000; 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Wiffle Ball and Ultimate Frisbee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-wiffle-ball-and-ultimate-frisbee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-wiffle-ball-and-ultimate-frisbee Date: July 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of wiffle ball and ultimate frisbee, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-07-29 2015-07-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Children's Garden Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-childrens-garden-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/summer-childrens-garden-program Date: July 29, 2015

Children ages 7-12 are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to explore the garden and connect with nature.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-07-29 2015-07-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68289947509765600, -73.88790130615234000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio: Pop-Up Arte + Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling Date: July 29, 2015

Families! Kids! Join us for fun filled sessions of art and story telling this summer. El Museo del Barrio will offer art-making workshops and present storytelling, at select locations. All ages are welcome!

These workshops are part of the mayor's Community Parks Initiative. For more information on our parks equity program, visit the Community Parks Initiative page.

Visit us at this site or elsewhere:

Wednesday August 5, 3-4:30 pm: Cherry Tree Park, 99th St. to 100 St., 3 Ave.

Wednesday August 12, 3-4:30 pm: Mae Grant Playground, 104th between Madison and Park Aves.

Wednesday August 19, 3-4:30 pm: Willis Playground, E 141st St. to E 140th St, between Willis Av and Alexander Av, Bronx

Wednesday August 26, 3-4:30 pm: Flynn Playground, Brook Av to 3 Av bet. E 157th St. and E 158th St., Bronx

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Martin Luther King Playground (in Martin Luther King, Jr. Playground )

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M198 Martin Luther King, Jr. Playground 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.80020141601562500, -73.95040130615234000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 Date: July 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness1 Date: July 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and fitness, including game play and exercise basics. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 Date: July 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Julio Carballo Field (in Julio Carballo Fields),Hunts Point Recreation Center

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X260 Julio Carballo Fields 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.81560134887695000, -73.88919830322266000; 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Wiffle Ball and Ultimate Frisbee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-wiffle-ball-and-ultimate-frisbee1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-wiffle-ball-and-ultimate-frisbee1 Date: July 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of wiffle ball and ultimate frisbee, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-07-29 2015-07-29 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Instructional Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-instructional-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-instructional-basketball-clinic Date: July 29, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside and outside the center.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Julio Carballo Field (in Julio Carballo Fields),Hunts Point Recreation Center

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X260 Julio Carballo Fields 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81560134887695000, -73.88919830322266000; 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness Date: July 29, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of proper exercise and nutrition. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-07-29 2015-07-29 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Billiards/Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis Date: July 29, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of billiards and table tennis, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Teen Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-fitness Date: July 29, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of proper exercise and nutrition. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Park,St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000; 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Alice in Wonderland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/alice-in-wonderland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/alice-in-wonderland Date: July 29, 2015

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairy tale with a modern twist, presented by Patty Cake Theatre.

Please bring a blanket or a low chair.

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.684, -73.8856 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/family-capoeira Date: July 29, 2015

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: A League of Their Own]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/movies-in-the-parks-a-league-of-their-own http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/movies-in-the-parks-a-league-of-their-own Date: July 29, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

Penny Marshall directs this must-see, classic movie. A League of Their Own gives you a glimpse into the world of the All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League, which started while men were away fighting during World War II. Starring Madonna, Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell and Lori Petty. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Dyker Beach Park

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B028 Dyker Beach Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.61193084716797000, -74.01429748535156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b0be964dfe.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Tennis: Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/learn-to-play-tennis-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/learn-to-play-tennis-beginners Date: July 30, 2015

CityParks Tennis, presented by BNP Paribas, provides free tennis lessons to thousands of kids ages 6 to 16 each year in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs. LACOSTE is the Official Apparel Sponsor of CityParks Tennis.

CityParks Tennis promotes physical fitness while building self confidence, and is designed to make the sport of tennis freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment. Lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events.

Beginners: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Intermediates: Mondays & Wednesdays

For more info visit their website or call (718) 760-6999.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8966, -73.8786 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: July 30, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-30 2015-07-30 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 30, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: ArtFarm Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals Date: July 30, 2015

ArtFarm will bring some of their furry (and scaly) friends down to Summer in the Square this July. Hosted in the Activities Pavilion, kids will get the unique opportunity to meet and learn about animals in a fun and interactive way.

Please visit Summer in the Square to confirm that the event is taking place.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 9:30 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570c0f132ddd.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/track-and-field-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/track-and-field-for-kids Date: July 30, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.57770156860400000, -73.99759674072300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c34049f15b.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/track-and-field-for-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/track-and-field-for-kids1 Date: July 30, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Macombs Dam Park

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X030 Macombs Dam Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.82820129394531000, -73.92919921875000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d35e34d9e0.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/track-and-field-for-kids3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/track-and-field-for-kids3 Date: July 30, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Juniper Valley Park Track (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.71939849853515600, -73.88430023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d702c1b3a5.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 Date: July 30, 2015

It's not too late to register for camp this season! Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/6 to 8/13.

The Greenbelt Environmental Education Department is dedicated to forstering an appreciation of the outdoors in children of all ages.

The camp's headquarters is located at High Rock Park, a 72-acre forest preserve. Campers will explore our hiking trails, natural areas, creeks, ponds, the nature center, and carousel. Campers will also take off-site trips to other parks each session. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licenses our camp; this means we follow their low child-to-counselor ratio, making camp safe and fun for all.

For more information, please visit the High Rock Summer Day Camp website.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-7475 ext. 1

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5526aa65c4022.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 30, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-sports-experience4 Date: July 30, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0296

Location: Basketball courts at 175th and Amsterdam (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84455631671100000, -73.93316042423200000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime Date: July 30, 2015

KarmaKids invites children to come "play" yoga and experience how their breath and body move together in a fun-filled way!

Please visit Summer in the Square to confirm that the event is taking place.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570beca6f3ef.jpg Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-sports-experience Date: July 30, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 30, 2015

Enjoy music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

For decades, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre has been bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55491eced06f0.png Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Erik Zeidler & New York Wild! (Live Animals)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-stage-kids-erik-zeidler-wild-ny-live-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/summer-stage-kids-erik-zeidler-wild-ny-live-animals Date: July 30, 2015

New York Wild! raises public interest in wildlife and the environment to an entirely new level. Their talent for exhibiting exotic animals in the most creative and innovative ways in the business makes nature fascinating and appealing even to the most mainstream audiences.

For more info visit their website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.8837, -73.8815 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Shade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/stories-in-the-shade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/stories-in-the-shade Date: July 30, 2015

Join us at Pelham Bay Park for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library Summer Reading Program.

In the event of inclement weather please call (718) 885-1703 or (718) 792-6744.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1703

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.84849929809570000, -73.82559967041016000 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Shira and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-shira-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-shira-and-friends Date: July 30, 2015

Shira & Friends concerts are always rockin’ interactive extravaganzas! Combining its own original tunes with classics, Shira & Friends plays a mix of hand-clap-able, sing-along-able, danceable, always smile-inducing music that has audience members of all ages becoming part of the show.

Please visit Summer in the Square to confirm that the event is taking place.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570caf518829.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Iron Kids Competition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/iron-kids-competition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/iron-kids-competition Date: July 30, 2015

The Iron Kids Competition consists of a short swim and half mile run. Throughout the run participatns will be tested with various physical challenges.

To pre-register for this event, please contact Anthony Traverso at (212) 408-0243 or Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Marcus Garvey Park

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5503477729722.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Museum of the City of New York + NYC Parks Present: Free Family Programs!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-nyc-parks-present-free-family-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-nyc-parks-present-free-family-programs Date: July 30, 2015

Join the Museum of the City of New York and NYC Parks for NYC history and art activities!

The Museum will be running family-friendly workshops at Cherry Tree Park, designed for kids ages 6-12. Children will learn about our city's rich history and have fun!

For more information on ac, please visit the Museum of the City of New York webpage. You can also email familyprograms@mcny.org.

This program is part of the mayor's Community Parks Initiative (CPI). Find out more by visiting the CPI webpage.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cherry Tree Park

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M215 Cherry Tree Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78720092773437500, -73.94719696044922000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/nature-exploration Date: July 30, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness Date: July 30, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and fitness, including game play and exercise basics. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Storytime for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-storytime Date: July 30, 2015

Each week an educator from Union Square mainstay Strand Bookstore will host a children’s reading event in our Activities Pavilion. They’ll feature stories centering around a new theme each week!

(Free: please check summerinthesquare.com to confirm event)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570a9913e968.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Wiffle Ball and Ultimate Frisbee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-wiffle-ball-and-ultimate-frisbee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-wiffle-ball-and-ultimate-frisbee Date: July 30, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of wiffle ball and ultimate frisbee, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-07-30 2015-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: July 30, 2015

Get ready for a fun obstacle course! Obstacle Course Playground will incorporate running, jumping, hopping and other activities for children and toddlers. Each session will culminate in a modified obstacle course that will keep the children coming back for more!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: 14th Street Y and Pop Fit Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-14th-street-y-and-pop-fit-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-14th-street-y-and-pop-fit-kids Date: July 30, 2015

Every week at 3:00 p.m. PopFit Kids will bring their FUNctional Fitness program to the South Plaza. This program provides tools in the short term to help kids develop life-long healthy habits they will utilize in the long term.

(Free: please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557081810ddc0.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: 14th Street Y and PopFit Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-14th-street-y-and-popfit-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-14th-street-y-and-popfit-kids Date: July 30, 2015

Every week at 3:00 pm PopFit Kids will bring their FUNctional Fitness program to the South Plaza. This program provides tools in the short term to help kids develop life-long healthy habits they will utilize in the long term.

(Free: please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570aa79e0beb.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-youth-fitness1 Date: July 30, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and fitness, including game play and exercise basics. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Wiffle Ball and Ultimate Frisbee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-wiffle-ball-and-ultimate-frisbee1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-wiffle-ball-and-ultimate-frisbee1 Date: July 30, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of wiffle ball and ultimate frisbee, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-07-30 2015-07-30 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Instructional Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-instructional-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-instructional-basketball-clinic Date: July 30, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside and outside the center.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Julio Carballo Field (in Julio Carballo Fields),Hunts Point Recreation Center

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X260 Julio Carballo Fields 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81560134887695000, -73.88919830322266000; 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Teen Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-fitness Date: July 30, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of proper exercise and nutrition. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Park,St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000; 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Wanderers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/the-bronx-wanderers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/the-bronx-wanderers Date: July 30, 2015

Enjoy this popular high-octane 50's, 60's,and 70's Rock 'N' Roll experience!

Sponsored by the Forest Park Trust.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Princess and the Frog]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/movies-in-the-parks-the-princess-and-the-frog http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/movies-in-the-parks-the-princess-and-the-frog Date: July 30, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In The Princess and the Frog, a poor girl called Tiana dreams of opening her own restaurant. When a wealthy friend's father hosts a party for Prince Naveen of Maldonia, an expert in black magic turns the prince into a frog. Prince Naveen persuades Tiana that a kiss will reverse the spell; in return, he'll give her the money to open her restaurant. However, the kiss ends up turning Tiana into a frog! They both set out to visit a voodoo priestess whom they hope can turn everything back to normal. Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b0eb3786f0.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: July 31, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-31 2015-07-31 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 31, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[South Brooklyn Children's Garden: Friday Playdate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/south-brooklyn-childrens-garden-friday-playdate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/south-brooklyn-childrens-garden-friday-playdate Date: July 31, 2015

This is a free activity, where the garden is open for small kids (ages 18 months to 5 years old) to play in the sprinklers, water the plants, dig in the dirt, and have messy fun.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Brooklyn Childrens Garden

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2015-07-31 2015-07-31 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.68519973754883000, -74.00240325927734000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/track-and-field-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/track-and-field-for-kids Date: July 31, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: East River Park Track House (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.72129821777344000, -73.97440338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d3f6d30a88.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/childrens-story-time-art Date: July 31, 2015

Enjoy interactive story time with songs, nursery rhymes, stories, and poems for toddlers and preschoolers. Children will create a work of art inspired by the stories to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-sports-experience Date: July 31, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 31, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-sports-experience4 Date: July 31, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0296

Location: Basketball courts at 175th and Amsterdam (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.84455631671100000, -73.93316042423200000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/nature-exploration Date: July 31, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey Date: July 31, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball Date: July 31, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Julio Carballo Field (in Julio Carballo Fields),Hunts Point Recreation Center

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X260 Julio Carballo Fields 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.81560134887695000, -73.88919830322266000; 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/seasonal-crafts Date: July 31, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 Date: July 31, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 Date: July 31, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Julio Carballo Field (in Julio Carballo Fields),Hunts Point Recreation Center

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X260 Julio Carballo Fields 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.81560134887695000, -73.88919830322266000; 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness Date: July 31, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of proper exercise and nutrition. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-07-31 2015-07-31 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Billiards/Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis Date: July 31, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of billiards and table tennis, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke Date: July 31, 2015

Hopefully you’ll amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at Totally Public Karaoke nights. Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.

A song selection sheet will be available for you to peruse. Performance slots will be by sign up and the registraion process will begin at 5:30; first come, first to perform.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeb6464765.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/family-camping-manhattan Date: July 31, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 21st.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/movies-in-the-parks-big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/movies-in-the-parks-big-hero-6 Date: July 31, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

Big Hero 6 is about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b1c77d62dd.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/summer-streets Date: August 1, 2015

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s streets, presented by the New York City Department of Transportation. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.

Events will be held at and near parks throughout the city. At Foley Square, you can Slide The City on a 270-foot water slide. Please visit the Slide The City page to pre-register. For a complete list of activities, please visit DOT's Summer Streets page.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park),East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M030, M010 Thomas Paine Park, Central Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -74.00279998779297000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/summer-sports-experience Date: August 1, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 1, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 1, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-01 2015-08-01 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/family-art-project-marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/family-art-project-marvelous-mushrooms Date: August 1, 2015

Go on a hunt for mushrooms and be inspired to create your own glowing garden with fluorescent paints. Test it out under a cool black light as we create a group, fungi-planetarium. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b25a8a51e67.jpg Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up & Go Family Adventure Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/get-up-go-family-adventure-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/get-up-go-family-adventure-race Date: August 1, 2015

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce a NEW AND EXPANDED COURSE FOR the 2015 edition of our annual favorite Family Adventure Race.

This exciting parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills, and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of FUN for all! Open to children ages 8-13 and their parents.

The race take place on a course featuring a variety of activity stations. Team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and final run to the finish line.

Awards are provided to top three finishers in each age group wave (8-10 & 11-13 year olds). All finishers receive certificates of completion.

VIEW COURSE MAP
REGISTER HERE

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-2999

Location: Conference House Park Pittsville St., Staten Island, NY 10307, United States (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.49919119530900000, -74.25177192688000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55affe1d3bee7.jpg Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: August 1, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On August 1st, Marc Young will share the Jewish story "Clever Fools" and Joy Kelly will share the Indian story "A Wonderful Story".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 1, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 1, 2015

Join this fun, kid-friendly event featuring Cowboy Sing-a-Long with Hopalong Andrew.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 1, 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 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunny Shadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/sunny-shadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/sunny-shadows Date: August 1, 2015

Kids ages 2-4 can explore the natural areas of the Greenbelt through arts and crafts, wading pool fishing, and sprinkler fun.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey Date: August 1, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-01 2015-08-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer Date: August 1, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of soccer, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Park,St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000; 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Teen Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football Date: August 1, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Park,St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000; 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:09 EDT