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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:57 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[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: Shine & The Moonbeams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/pier-kids-shine-the-moonbeams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/pier-kids-shine-the-moonbeams Date: August 3, 2014

Soulful R&B children’s music will have kids singing and grooving from the school yard to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Tales from the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-performance-festival-tales-from-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/family-performance-festival-tales-from-the-garden Date: August 3, 2014

Go on a journey through the gardens and trees of Central Park with renowned storyteller Diane Edgecomb as she brings tales to life.

Use your imagination and be transported to lands near and far.

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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Plant Your Own Peas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/history-play-date-plant-your-own-peas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/history-play-date-plant-your-own-peas Date: August 3, 2014

Get your hands in the dirt at the Dyckman Farm! Young visitors are invited to drop in and help while we harvest vegetables from the Kitchen Garden and learn what the Dyckmans grew on their farm two hundred years ago. Which parts of the plant can be eaten, used, or planted? Don’t go home without starting your own pea plant to grow at home.

Recommended for children age 3 and up.
FREE, All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/sunset-family-festival Date: August 3, 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 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 4, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 4, 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/2014/08/04/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Antique Paper Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-antique-paper-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-antique-paper-making Date: August 4, 2014

Go through the process of making your own "antique paper" and bring it home with you! For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Maryann Diglio

**Pre-registration 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 4, 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: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 4, 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: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115fd85320.jpeg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Chris Clark Bicycle Stunt Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summerstage-kids-presents-chris-clark-bicycle-stunt-show Date: August 4, 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: Morningside Park Stage (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8095, -73.9556 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e52c17087e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-games Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 4, 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 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 5, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 5, 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/2014/08/05/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 5, 2014

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.

Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 5, 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: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 5, 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: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361163d3737f.jpeg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: The Okee Dokee Brothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/mad-sq-kids-the-okee-dokee-brothers Date: August 5, 2014

The Okee Dokee Brothers share music exploring the natural world through the Americana folk genre. Their adventure songs make room for kids to dance, for parents to share stories, and for everyone to gain respect for nature, each other, and the world we live in.

Their upcoming album, Through the Woods, will be released in May 2014.

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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f84216b1.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: National Dance Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-national-dance-institution http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-national-dance-institution Date: August 5, 2014

National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in 1976 by Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them toward excellence. Each year, NDI transforms the lives of over 40,000 New York City public school children and their communities through weekly classes, short-term residencies, and public performances. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional teaching artists, programs are offered to all children, transcending barriers of language, culture, and physical and cognitive challenges. Children learn to work together and develop personal standards of excellence, a pride of achievement, and a curiosity about the world that supports their success in school and in life. No child pays a penny for NDI’s core programs. Children who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment throughout their dance training are invited to join the organization’s most advanced troupe, the NDI Celebration Team, and perform year-round at venues that have included Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, Juilliard, City Center, the Kennedy Center, the White House and the Academy Awards. NDI dancers have toured internationally to Geneva, Switzerland; Venice, Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Shanghai, China.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361426e9f2b4.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Beatz Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science Date: August 5, 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: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e53b41cdae.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: August 5, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-games Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 5, 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 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: August 5, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/game-night Date: August 5, 2014

Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.

Games are for adults and for kids. Game Night is hosted by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and Street Corner Resources.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: August 5, 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: Conference House Park

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2525 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f61698b263.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Big - with Spanish subtitles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/summer-movie-night-big-pg-with-spanish-subtitles Date: August 5, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88bdce552b.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 6, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 6, 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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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 6, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 6, 2014

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.

Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: August 6, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Colonial Tin Punch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-colonial-tin-punch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-colonial-tin-punch Date: August 6, 2014

Learn how it was before electricity! Use recycled cans to make your own luminary. For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Nina Gulinello.

**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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Detective Keith Williams Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-detective-keith-williams-park Date: August 6, 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: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7019, -73.7836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: August 6, 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: Hamilton Metz Field

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B193 Hamilton Metz Field 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 6, 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: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6477, -74.0045 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361167cc50f6.jpeg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music and Me, Inc.: Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together Date: August 6, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children!

This event is suitable for babies and children up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, Inc. Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: August 6, 2014

Come and enjoy music and movement activities for children.

Suitable for babies and kids up to 7 years old. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Rozz and Val Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-the-rozz-and-val-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-the-rozz-and-val-show Date: August 6, 2014

The Rozz & Val Show incorporates tight harmony singing and high-energy pop, funk, rock, ska, hiphop, punk and folk to make for a sing-along-able, danceable, fun-filled show. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, The Rozz & Val Show is comprised of longtime collaborators Rozz Nash-Coulon and Andrew Vladeck and their band and dancers: the “Hotness Monsters.” They have worked in childhood education and music, traveling much of the world with various projects. "The Rozz & Val Show" released their self-titled debut CD in 2010 along with a series of music videos. They are currently performing for events and parties both public and private.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361436a8f107.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Okee Dokee Brothers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-okee-dokee-brothers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerstage-kids-presents-okee-dokee-brothers Date: August 6, 2014

As childhood friends growing up in Denver Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, The Okee Dokee Brothers, were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek, taking long bike rides into the country or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Their extended canoe trip down the Mississippi River inspired their GRAMMY Award winning album Can You Canoe? (2013 Best Children's Album) and their trek along the Appalachian Trail is the subject of their forthcoming release, Through the Woods (available May 20, 2014). With songs written by campfire and harmonies born on the water, the natural world is at the heart of their Americana folk music.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614eb9547e5.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-games Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Catskill Puppet Theater: Sister Rain & Brother Son]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/catskill-puppet-theater-presents-sister-rain-brother-son http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/catskill-puppet-theater-presents-sister-rain-brother-son Date: August 6, 2014

Children will love this musical nature tale that features lots of audience participation.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5827, -73.8176 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/sunset-family-festival Date: August 6, 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 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: August 6, 2014

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration online is required. Registration will open one month prior to tournament date. If space allows, then on-site registration will open at 6:00 p.m. Please check-in with attendant when you arrive for the tournament. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20 p.m. We will begin promptly at 6:30p.m.

Tournament dates: May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1
*Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance.

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Jack & The Beanstalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/jack-the-beanstalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/jack-the-beanstalk Date: August 6, 2014

Jack is looking for adventure, but what he gets is more than he bargained for.

Presented by Patty Cake Theatre and sponsored by Council Member Rafael Espinal.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: The Big Lebowski]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerscreen-back-to-the-future http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summerscreen-back-to-the-future Date: August 6, 2014

SummerScreen is a free outdoor movie series that takes place on Wednesdays in July and August in McCarren Park in Williamsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with food vendors and live music. Films begin at sundown.

In The Big Lebowski, "Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski and seeks restitution for his ruined rug with the help of his bowling buddies.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:00 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: August 6, 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: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f61be4d477.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 7, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 7, 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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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime With Karma Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19fd582485.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 7, 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: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 7, 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: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536116b1392fa.jpeg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Larger Than Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life Date: August 7, 2014

Hailing from New York, MC Vin, John, Esjae and Kevin (among others), set out to start the ultimate boy band tribute show, bringing back the hits of artists the likes of Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, Nsync and 98 Degrees! They also feature classic hits from The Temptations, Jackson 5 and more. Larger Than Life strives to light up that spark, bring back those colors and good times that - deep inside - never truly left our hearts. The combo is not simply a tribute band: their show engages the audience unlike anything else out there! Don’t miss the time to jump on this crazy pop machine and let the music tell you the rest of the story.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613eb52f37b.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Tim and the Space Cadets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/mad-sq-kids-tim-and-the-space-cadets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/mad-sq-kids-tim-and-the-space-cadets Date: August 7, 2014

Closing out our 2014 season are Tim and the Space Cadets, who Time Out New York Kids says “appeals to tots and teens alike!” Tim’s energy is infectious, engaging and interactive – an indie rock experience for families and fans, full of strong musicianship, and a tap dancing sidekick.

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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536140d9de495.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: The Rozz and Val Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-the-rozz-and-val-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-the-rozz-and-val-show Date: August 7, 2014

The Rozz & Val Show incorporates tight harmony singing and high-energy pop, funk, rock, ska, hiphop, punk and folk to make for a sing-along-able, danceable, fun-filled show. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, The Rozz & Val Show is comprised of longtime collaborators Rozz Nash-Coulon and Andrew Vladeck and their band and dancers: the “Hotness Monsters.” They have worked in childhood education and music, traveling much of the world with various projects. The Rozz & Val Show released their self-titled debut CD in 2010 along with a series of music videos.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-360-1399

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539624ef7424d.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-games Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/ecocrafts Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Suzi Shelton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-suzi-shelton-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-suzi-shelton-union-square-park Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a4d1e3bee.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Tournament: Qualifying Round]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round Date: August 7, 2014

Participate in one of three weekly lunchtime tournaments this August (August 7, 14, 21) for the chance to earn a spot in the final championship round on Thursday, August 28. (Rain Date: August 29)
There will be a grand prize for the winner of the Championship round.
Pre-registration is required online at www.bryantpark.org/calendar.
On-site registration will open at 12:00 p.m. if space allows. Please check-in with attendant by 12:20 p.m. when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 12:20 p.m.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Aquatic Garden Q&A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/aquatic-garden-q-and-a http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/aquatic-garden-q-and-a Date: August 7, 2014

Tour the Aquatic Garden at its peak with Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh.

Discover why the water is black and learn how we cultivate dramatic aquatic plants like the sacred lotus and colorful tropical water lilies. Pick up some professional hints for home water gardens, large and small.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bbfe256a9f5.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Flutterby Butterfly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stories-in-the-garden-flutterby-butterfly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stories-in-the-garden-flutterby-butterfly Date: August 7, 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. In the summer, the flower gardens come to life with flittering and fluttering butterflies and moths.

This week, join us as we read stories and do a movement piece about the life cycles of these colorful creatures. Our books this week are Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horáek, Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions.

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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc24ed4be8f.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/barefoot-dancing Date: August 7, 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, Retumba, will be teaching Salsa 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Disco Unlimted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted Date: August 7, 2014

Boogie down to the sounds of the hottest disco show and dance band on the East Coast!

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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:00:58 EDT