NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:11:45 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 24, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 24, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime With Karma Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park Date: July 24, 2014

StoryTime comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. Karma Kids invites babies through 6 year olds (and their grownups) to help lift stories off the page as they read and play yoga together! Build literacy skills and healthy bodies in this action-packed class. Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids happens every Thursday morning at 10 AM during Summer in the Square!

Please bring a mat or towel.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19fd582485.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Calligraphy II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-calligraphy-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-calligraphy-ii Date: July 24, 2014

Practice writing words using calligraphy. Write a poem, letter or story to a friend or family member! For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Roe Leto

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 24, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-sports-experience-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-sports-experience-pelham-bay-park Date: July 24, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8662, -73.7948 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 24, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Courtney Callender Playground

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M155 Courtney Callender Playground 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.81, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536113f14753e.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: July 24, 2014

Enjoy music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7.

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

July 10 Zinghoppers
July 17 Shine & The Moonbeams
July 24 Monkey Monkey Music
July 31 Karen K & The Jitterbugs
August 7 The Pop Ups
August 14 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: The Dirty Sock Funtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/mad-sq-kids-the-dirty-sock-funtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/mad-sq-kids-the-dirty-sock-funtime-band Date: July 24, 2014

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is “New York’s best rock band for kids” (Time Out New York Kids reader’s poll), and the makers of “the most innovative and exciting children’s music EVER! (MTV). Their live show of rock music, comedy and interactive jams tour across the globe currently on for their critically acclaimed album The Dirty Socks Come Clean.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536132d8dd9ad.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: NY Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 24, 2014

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8867, -73.8983 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f9ba11f3.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show Date: July 24, 2014

Over the past decade professional stunt cyclist Chris Clark has competed around the world and entertained thousands at events like the Gravity Games, the Vans Warped Tour, New York's Times Square Parade and even the Olympic Games! Chris’ Athletes Who Say NO program was developed to inspire children to find an active, healthy passion and use their desire to constantly improve as a means for keeping their lives on track, making healthy decisions and surrounding themselves with like-minded friends. During his high energy presentation, professional cyclist Chris Clark shares his story of growing up with a passion for cycling and how he used that passion to make friends, stay healthy, and even as an excuse to avoid the peer pressures all children face.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Tremont Park

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X010A Tremont Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8452, -73.8952 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e52a37107d.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 24, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-games Date: July 24, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 24, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 24, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/ecocrafts Date: July 24, 2014

Recycle used stuff into new creations at Classic Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Karen K and The Jitterbugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-karen-k-and-the-jitterbugs-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-karen-k-and-the-jitterbugs-union-square-park Date: July 24, 2014

Summer in the Square brings a full line-up of exciting family-friendly acts to Union Square Park all summer long! Join us every Thursday on the South Plaza with Karma Kids Yoga starting at 10 AM, followed by fun activities, face painting, shows and performances.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a41e8f6cd.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 24, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 24, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: July 24, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Create a Bottle Fish: Reduce, Reuse, and Reimagine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/create-a-bottle-fish-reduce-reuse-and-reimagine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/create-a-bottle-fish-reduce-reuse-and-reimagine Date: July 24, 2014

Learn how to transform a 2-liter plastic soda bottle into a colorful fantastic "flying" fish.

Suitable for ages 12 through adult.

Registration required.

This program is sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Weave & Collage A Story by Nancy Benignus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/weave-collage-a-story-by-nancy-benignus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/weave-collage-a-story-by-nancy-benignus Date: July 24, 2014

Use your imagination. Take a real life story or events as inspiaration for this five week series which will include learning to collage using magazines and photos. The workshop will also teach a series of weaving techniques using fabric scraps.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Six Legs Too Many]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/stories-in-the-garden-six-legs-too-many http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/stories-in-the-garden-six-legs-too-many Date: July 24, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. Hairy, scary, crawly and wiggly–– bugs are on the agenda this week. Enjoy tales that explore the world of insects, and then dance with all six of your legs. Our books this week are Bugs for Lunch by Margery Facklam, Spider Spin Webs by Yvonne Winer and The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. 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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baab73d3f0e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Fantastic Mr. Fox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/syfy-movies-with-a-view-fantastic-mr-fox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/syfy-movies-with-a-view-fantastic-mr-fox Date: July 24, 2014

One of Roald Dahl's classics hits the big screen in Wes Anderson's quirky, stop-motion animated film. Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) and his thieving ways are threatened by three mean farmers, but his friends, family and neighbors come to his aid.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Lei Pasifika Teaches Tahitian Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/barefoot-dancing Date: July 24, 2014

Enjoy learn-as-you-go traditional dances with live music from around the world and cool, clean grass for your toes at this wonderful series.

Tonight's instructors, Lei Pasifika, will be teaching Tahitian dance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Pasofino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino Date: July 24, 2014

Journey across all the borders of the Latin music genres.

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: July 24, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In The LEGO Movie, an ordinary LEGO minifigure is mistakenly placed on a team whose quest is to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5911d3b63.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/farmers-market-fridays Date: July 25, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 25, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). 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 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

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Me and My Bean Yoga By Yogi Beans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/me-and-my-bean-yoga-by-yogi-beans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/me-and-my-bean-yoga-by-yogi-beans Date: July 25, 2014

Support the Friends of St. Catherine Park as they present an engaging Yogi Beans class that introduces the most basic yoga postures to your bean in a fun, playful way. This program is designed for youth ages 12 months to 4 years old. Join the Friends of St. Catherine Park and help facilitate free park programming for families and children!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 642-6384

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7652, -73.9587 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 25, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-sports-experience-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-sports-experience-pelham-bay-park Date: July 25, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8662, -73.7948 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 25, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361145645aee.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: MindFlip Duo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-presents-renaissance-league-juggling-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-presents-renaissance-league-juggling-music Date: July 25, 2014

Mix Kid Ace's extraordinary magic with Paris the Hip-Hop Juggler's amazing stunts, and what do you have? MindFlip Duo: the hottest tandem to hit the scene! Mixing hip juggling with mind-blowing magical feats and comedy, MindFlip Duo, formerly known as The Renaissance League, create one fresh, exciting full-length show with signature material that they've performed throughout the nation and abroad. Be careful not to blink. You might miss something!

Paris, given the nickname "The Hip-Hop Juggler" by Al Roker himself, has been dazzling audiences with his brand of juggling for over a decade. He has appeared at the Big Apple Circus, The Today Show, Sesame Street, The White House, and the We Free convention in Italy to name a few. He has also been featured in Juggle magazine and Time Out New York. Paris has gained critical acclaim for his juggling instruction, teaching hundreds at conventions, universities, and corporations. He has taught over 1,000 people how to juggle. We bet he can teach you too!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614cd0a3cc8.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 25, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-games Date: July 25, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 25, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 25, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Fantastic Friday: Art Rocks!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fantastic-friday-art-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fantastic-friday-art-rocks Date: July 25, 2014

Let your imagination run wild and discover how the shape of an ordinary rock can inspire you to paint an extraordinary design.

The surrounding woodlands will also inspire your creation. This fun-filled workshop is suitable for children ages 8 and up.

Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 25, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/seasonal-crafts Date: July 25, 2014

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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: July 25, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: July 25, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: July 25, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

Annie is the story of a young orphan girl and her adventures as she searches for a family to adopt her. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7036, -73.9234 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c620ae96b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/parent-me-yoga Date: July 26, 2014

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Robin Rosiello, 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.

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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 26, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fancy Fireflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies Date: July 26, 2014

Explore the exhibition of photographs by Gregory Crewdson in the Glyndor Gallery. Make a tiny, sparkly firefly to hang on a found stick to light your way throughout the day and, using a special dyeing technique, create a dreamy, firefly-filled nightscape. 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b1f78ec84.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 26, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-games Date: July 26, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 26, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 26, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Design Your Own Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-play-date-design-your-own-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/history-play-date-design-your-own-farmhouse Date: July 26, 2014

What would your dream farmhouse look like? Visit the Dyckman Farmhouse for some inspiration! Learn about the architectural elements of Manhattan’s oldest farmhouse and then cut, collage, design and craft your own dream farmhouse inspired by the Dyckman farm.

Recommended for children age 5 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This workshop is free, but reservations are required. Email info@dyckmanfarmhouse.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 26, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 26, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room Presents Justin The Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: July 26, 2014

Voilà! Justin The Magician reappears with more tricks up his sleeve and magic from his hat.

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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: July 26, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Comic Drawing Class by Ivan Velez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/comic-drawing-class-by-ivan-velez Date: July 26, 2014

Learn the basics to create your own comic book. This workshop is appropriate for all ages.

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 26, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust Date: July 26, 2014

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that are sure to leave guests in awe.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 26, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust1 Date: July 26, 2014

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that are sure to leave guests in awe.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: July 26, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5b0404017.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 27, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: July 27, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fancy Fireflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies Date: July 27, 2014

Explore the exhibition of photographs by Gregory Crewdson in the Glyndor Gallery. Make a tiny, sparkly firefly to hang on a found stick to light your way throughout the day and, using a special dyeing technique, create a dreamy, firefly-filled nightscape. Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b254d11b2.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 27, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-games Date: July 27, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 27, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 27, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: Paul Zelinsky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/pier-kids-paul-zelinsky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/pier-kids-paul-zelinsky Date: July 27, 2014

The Caldecott winning author and illustrator of Rapunzel, The Wheels on the Bus, and Z is For Moose shares his stories.

Art activities start at noon.

Part of the series Pier Kids.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: EarthCapades]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-performance-festival-earthcapades http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-performance-festival-earthcapades Date: July 27, 2014

Watch the amazing tricks and flips of this circus troupe as they teach you about ecological diversity, the inherent right for all species to live in a safe and healthy environment, and how you can be a hero for our planet today. Free!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e374c3524d.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: Sandcastle Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sandcastle-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sandcastle-contest Date: July 27, 2014

Sandcastle Contest has been CANCELLED at the request of the sponsor due to illness.

Build sandcastles at this 20th annual contest with Urban Park Ranger activities and prizes for several age categories. Bring buckets and tools. No experience necessary.

Sponsored by West End Reality

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 117th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5774, -73.837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/free-kayaking Date: July 27, 2014

Join us for a 15-minute trial paddle off the shoreline.

Equipment and tips provided. Experienced kayakers will be on the water to help. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b6f6489e04b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dragonflies Demystified at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dragonflies-demystified-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dragonflies-demystified-at-high-rock-park Date: July 27, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, dragonflies are not dangerous or scary.

Join dragonfly expert Paul Lederer for a presentation, followed by a hike, to see dragonflies up close and personal and learn their special secrets.

Suitable for ages 6 and up with an adult chaperone. Bring your binoculars!

Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: July 27, 2014

Alakazam! Our ace Magicians return with tricks up their sleeves and feats that razzle-dazzle

Produced in partnership with

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 27, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sunset-family-festival Date: July 27, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Alicia Svigals and Friends Klezmer Band!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/music-in-the-garden-alicia-svigals-and-friends-klezmer-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/music-in-the-garden-alicia-svigals-and-friends-klezmer-band Date: July 27, 2014

Join an evening with renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, a co-founder and co-leader of the world-famous, Grammy winning band “The Klezmatics”, and widely considered to be the world’s foremost living Klezmer fiddler.

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allée and feel free to dance to the Eastern European strains of her exuberant music.

Co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings Bank.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:15 pm 7:45 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 28, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). 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 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

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 28, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 28, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Arm Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-arm-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-arm-knitting Date: July 28, 2014

Learn to knit a scarf using only your arms, no needles at all! For ages 6 -12. Taught by Caludia Albanese.

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: July 28, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 28, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Haffen Park

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X196 Haffen Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8732, -73.8377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536114a37b60f.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: NY Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 28, 2014

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.846, -73.941 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f9ba11f3.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Beatz Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science Date: July 28, 2014

Camille Gainer, aka Beatz Science, is a native New Yorker with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She began playing drums and other instruments such as guitar, violin and piano at the age of 11. She then went on to study with master drummer Michael Carvin, who she credits with opening her up to all styles of playing and most notably being aware of the feeling and language of different styles and her sight-reading prowess. Her diligence and perseverance earned her a full scholarship at Brooklyn’s Long Island University, where she got to study with other greats such as Keith Copeland. Camille has gone on to work with such luminous artist as Roy Ayers, Roberta Flack, M.C. Shan Les Nubians, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys, Wayne Brady and countless others.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rochdale

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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.672, -73.7744 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e534ac01aa.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 28, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-games Date: July 28, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 28, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 28, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 28, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/flicks-on-the-beach-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/flicks-on-the-beach-the-lego-movie Date: July 28, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

In The Lego Movie, an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • June 30th, Gravity
  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 29, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). 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 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

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 29, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 29, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: July 29, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature. Tree Care Tuesdays will take place every Tuesday from April 22nd 2014- September 2nd 2014. Sessions will occur from 10am-12pm with one session a month at 5pm-7pm.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information, and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific DATE, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Driggs Ave and Monitor Street

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<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 29, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: July 29, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children. Suitable for babies and children up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

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 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7433, -73.8514 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: July 29, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Calvert Vaux Park

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 29, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361153585c7f.jpeg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:11:46 EDT