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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:17:27 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 Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-games Date: August 16, 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 16, 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 16, 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 16, 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Entomology exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/entomology-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/entomology-exploration Date: August 16, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Come explore the shores of the Harlem Meer and enjoy the abundance and diversity of insects, including dragonflies, honey bees, damsel flies, and lady bugs.

Appropriate for explorers of all ages.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 Date: August 16, 2014

Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Kite-making for children and live music with Batala NYC & Shinbone Alley Stilt Band aids your celebration of simple fun throughout the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 16, 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room Presents "Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 16, 2014

Comic Con Kids, featuring Tania del Rio, Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty

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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/craftsmen-days Date: August 16, 2014

Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts.

Learn about broom making, tinsmithing, woodturning, and more! Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and banjo. Take a tour of King Manor and see rarely-displayed crafts from the collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 16, 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 16, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: August 16, 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 16, 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 16, 2014

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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: August 16, 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: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c6ad23e5e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/astronomy Date: August 16, 2014

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City Parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system.

Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 116 (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:30 pm 40.5776, -73.836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 17, 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Flutter with the Butterflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-art-project-flutter-with-the-butterflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-art-project-flutter-with-the-butterflies Date: August 17, 2014

See them and sketch them, flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowers. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly hat to wear as you sail across the landscape. 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc0f02be363.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-games Date: August 17, 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 17, 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 17, 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 17, 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/freshwater-fishing Date: August 17, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most programs are first-come, first serve. Families and children ages 8 and years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 11:00 am 40.889, -73.8923 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: SummerDance on Tour, Earth Beat!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-performance-festival-summerdance-on-tour-earth-beat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/family-performance-festival-summerdance-on-tour-earth-beat Date: August 17, 2014

Be enchanted by the magical movements of nature in Earth Beat, a spectacular dance performance by the Youth Company, part of the SummerDance on Tour!

Get inspired to sway like the wind, stand tall as a tree, and connect to all the living things in the Park and beyond in a magical way.

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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 17, 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Harlem Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams / Moona Luna / Kojo Odu Roney & Friends / B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove / DJ-KS 360]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-harlem-family-day-shine-and-the-moonbeams-moona-luna-kojo-odu-roney-friends-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove-djks-360 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summerstage-presents-harlem-family-day-shine-and-the-moonbeams-moona-luna-kojo-odu-roney-friends-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove-djks-360 Date: August 17, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more!

Shine and The Moonbeams is family music's first Soul band. They bring a fresh soulful perspective to the world that belongs to families all across the planet. Take two outstanding NYC musicians with eclectic musical tastes and influences, combine their unique perspectives, add a backing band, and witness the result: a soulful, groove-heavy R&B musical extravaganza in a Rock and Roll package, capturing the sweetness, uncertainty, and simplicity of youth.

MOONA LUNA is the kindie group that the New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.” After making a splash on the family music scene with their accordion-driven, Latin-inspired debut album, Piñata Party (2011), Moona Luna delivered something fresh in its sophomore album, Vamos, Let's Go! (2013). Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Velasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50’s and 60’s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song. Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake because the tunes are so finger - snapping good and cater to extremely wide audiences.

Ten year old Kojo Odu Roney loved the drums even as a baby. His father is jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney; his mother Nia Love, an established choreographer and dancer; and his uncle trumpeter Wallace Roney; Kojo sat down to his first drum set at the age of two and has never looked back. At such a young age Kojo understood how to play the drum set in jazz setting. By 4 years old, he was able to play with jazz ensembles confidently. Practicing daily helped Kojo match his understanding of rhythm and applying it to the drum set. By the age of 8 years old, he went on his first tour in Europe, which is the start of his professional music encounters. His travels included France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. He also visited other countries including Serbia, Germany, Austria and Poland. Kojo shares the stage and performs with many professional musicians including Buster Williams, Darrell Green, Billy Spaceman Paterson, Rashaan Carter, Brandee Younger, Saadi Zain, Emanuel Ruffler and of course his father, mother and uncle. Some great highlights of Kojo's many experiences is having the chance to sit in with The Incredible Lenny White, The Great Al Foster and legendary Jazz drummer, Roy Haynes, while great jazz drummers Louis Hayes and Grady Tate were in the audience and also having the chance to becoming friends with The Great Jimmy Cobb. Kojo currently performs with his dad and uncle.

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci "B-Love" Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka. In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Kwikstep, known as DJ-KS 360 on the turntables is an internationally known hip hop dancer/ choreographer/ poet/ actor and hand percussionist. In 1996 Kwikstep and his wife B-girl Rokafella established Full Circle as an internationally acclaimed non- profit hip-hop collective known as Full Circle Productions INC, it’s members are known as Full Circle Souljahs. Now DJ-KS 360 offers his smooth versatility with 360 degrees of the cultural urban and artistic New York experience that has influenced him since his youth. DJ-KS 360’s takes you on a journey through his musical selections of Rare 70’s Funk, 80’s Soul / RnB , Afro-Beat, Hip-hop, Disco, Garage, Salsa and House.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535153f796a20.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/sunset-family-festival Date: August 17, 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 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 18, 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 June 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. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden 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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2014-08-18 2014-08-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 18, 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 18, 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove Date: August 18, 2014

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka.

In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614a76aa6bb.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 18, 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: Morningside Park Stage (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8095, -73.9556 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611843d815e.jpeg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-games Date: August 18, 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 18, 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 18, 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 18, 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 18, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 18, 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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazzmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/jazzmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/jazzmobile Date: August 18, 2014

Join us for a free performance by Arturo O’Farrill, pianist, composer, educator, and founder and Artistic Director of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 19, 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 June 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. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden 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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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 19, 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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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Calvert Vaux Park/Dreier Offerman Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-calvert-vaux-parkdreier-offerman-park Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5846, -73.9951 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove Date: August 19, 2014

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka.

In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614a76aa6bb.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-games Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 19, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Game Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/game-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/game-night Date: August 19, 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 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8054, -73.9443 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bd3358de180.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: THROW2CATCH / Loki Circus Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater Date: August 19, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of Circus! Enjoy world class performers on stage as well as strolling performers are part of Circus to Go! by the Big Apple Circus, bringing family entertainment outside the tent.

Founded and under the direction or Samuel Roy and Nicolas Boivin Gravel, THROW2CATCH (T2C) produces contemporary circus performances and is based in Montreal, Canada. THROW2CATCH offers shows aimed at large public audiences, and provides creation and art direction for developing made to measure and original concepts for corporate and public events. T2C distinguishes itself through innovation and creativity of the performances, utilizing the circus arts with a unique and surprising originality. Samuel and Nicolas met in the 1990’s at the École de cirque de Verdun. Their artistic collaboration urged them to create a juggling act called THROW2CATCH. After attending the École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal, the duo presented their act around the world with major companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Cavalia and the Arsenal Theater Company. The company have now 2 shows on the road. RESET presented in the venues all around the world and T3C.

Loki Circus Theater was founded by Susan Voyticky and Michelle Arvin to create innovative movement theater productions using a mixture of circus, physical theater and dance. Performances created with circus push audiences beyond the confines and limits of reality, in celebration of the infinite potential of the human being. The daring inherent in the expression of a circus artist is a call to our own individual audacity, an affirmation of rewards given to those who rise to the challenge of being human. Loki Circus Theater productions achieve this synthesis--combining the effect of circus with the affect of theatre.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53515619dc41f.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/frozen Date: August 19, 2014

Come to a movie night for the family to enjoy.

Movie begins at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie at Crocheron Park: "Monsters University"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/movie-at-crocheron-park-monsters-university http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/movie-at-crocheron-park-monsters-university Date: August 19, 2014

In this Disney film, Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, although this was not always the case. When they first met, they disliked one another but in this movie, Mike and Sulley overcome their differences and they became best of friends.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Monsters, Inc.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-night-monsters-inc-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-night-monsters-inc-g Date: August 19, 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: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.6845, -73.7808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88d1a9cd7b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: August 19, 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 Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.58, -73.8288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c80723ada.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 20, 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 June 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. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden 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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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days1 Date: August 20, 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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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fun for the Wee Ones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones-for-ages-24-year-old http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones-for-ages-24-year-old Date: August 20, 2014

Come join us for stories, snacks and sprinkler fun in the Greenbelt.

Registration required. Space is limited. Suitable for ages 2-4 years old.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-kids-presents-bloves-hip-hop-jazzy-groove Date: August 20, 2014

As Founder and creative director of Starchild Enterprise, Oakland, California native Traci Bartlow is a woman of many talents. A phenomenal dancer, teacher, and choreographer Ms. Bartlow has worked with Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, California Shakespeare Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden, as well as teaching a host of youth programs in the Bay Area. Ms. Bartlow has been a guest faculty lecturing in Hip Hop dance for UC Davis as well as UC Berkeley, and was the assistant director for the Sisyphus Syndrome; a Jazz Opera by the late Amiri Baraka.

In 2011 Ms. Bartlow was named a “Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop”. In 2013 the Eastbay Community Foundation commissioned Ms. Bartlow in the development of a new work that celebrates the birth of urban dance. This piece explores the retention of authentic jazz dance styles from the Harlem Renaissance in today Hip Hop movement. “My mission as a choreographer is to document and preserve black dance and culture while forging new ground to create a unique expression”.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614a76aa6bb.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-games Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-sports-experience-highbridge Date: August 20, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/sunset-family-festival Date: August 20, 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 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: THROW2CATCH / Loki Circus Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summerstage-presents-throw2catch-loki-circus-theater Date: August 20, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of Circus! Enjoy world class performers on stage as well as strolling performers are part of Circus to Go! by the Big Apple Circus, bringing family entertainment outside the tent.

Founded and under the direction or Samuel Roy and Nicolas Boivin Gravel, THROW2CATCH (T2C) produces contemporary circus performances and is based in Montreal, Canada. THROW2CATCH offers shows aimed at large public audiences, and provides creation and art direction for developing made to measure and original concepts for corporate and public events. T2C distinguishes itself through innovation and creativity of the performances, utilizing the circus arts with a unique and surprising originality. Samuel and Nicolas met in the 1990’s at the École de cirque de Verdun. Their artistic collaboration urged them to create a juggling act called THROW2CATCH. After attending the École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal, the duo presented their act around the world with major companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, Cavalia and the Arsenal Theater Company. The company have now 2 shows on the road. RESET presented in the venues all around the world and T3C.

Loki Circus Theater was founded by Susan Voyticky and Michelle Arvin to create innovative movement theater productions using a mixture of circus, physical theater and dance. Performances created with circus push audiences beyond the confines and limits of reality, in celebration of the infinite potential of the human being. The daring inherent in the expression of a circus artist is a call to our own individual audacity, an affirmation of rewards given to those who rise to the challenge of being human. Loki Circus Theater productions achieve this synthesis--combining the effect of circus with the affect of theatre.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535156568e995.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Mary Poppins]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-movie-series-mary-poppins http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-movie-series-mary-poppins Date: August 20, 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 Disney classic Mary Poppins, a magical nanny brings supercalifragilisticexpialidocious moments to her new household. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7422, -73.8505 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c932f1fff.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 21, 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 June 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. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden 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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2014-08-21 2014-08-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-games Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/ecocrafts Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Tournament: Qualifying Round]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 21, 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Animal Antics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/stories-in-the-garden-animal-antics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/stories-in-the-garden-animal-antics Date: August 21, 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. Sometimes we all feel like a grumpy goat or a sneaky fox. This week, laugh along as we read humorous tales of some very grumpy, hungry, or silly animals, then join in as we sing some of our favorite nonsense songs.

Our books this week are The Little Mouse, The Big Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood; Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist; and Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley. 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 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc214247885.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Acrobatic Conundrum / ChelseaO Productions presents Cirqu'elle / Perfect Catch: a throw-mantic comedy in association with CircusNow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summerstage-presents-acrobatic-conundrum-chelseao-productions-presents-cirquelle-perfect-catch-a-throwmantic-comedy-in-association-with-circusnow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summerstage-presents-acrobatic-conundrum-chelseao-productions-presents-cirquelle-perfect-catch-a-throwmantic-comedy-in-association-with-circusnow Date: August 21, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of Circus! Enjoy world class performers on stage as well as strolling performers are part of Circus to Go! by the Big Apple Circus, bringing family entertainment outside the tent.

The Acrobatic Conundrum was founded in 2012 by Terry Crane and Joselynn Engstrom, with the mission to create performance experiences that delight and engage audiences. Conundrum shows feature moments of absurd and intimate humanity. The artists of the Acrobatic Conundrum tell their stories as individuals as well as take physical risks live onstage. As a company, they are dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection, and collaboration. The troupe has produced three shows to date: Volumes I & II, and The Way Out. The company has performed in various venues around the Pacific Northwest and headlined the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, the first festival of its kind.

Chelsea O'Brian is a performer, teacher and artistic director of ChelseaO Productions. She has worked in the mediums of circus, dance, aerial dance, film and theatre. Her works have been supported by the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, Conseil des Arts et lettres de Quebec, Adesam, and the City of Vancouver public art program. She has performed with companies such as Cirque Plume in France, Cavalia, Sens Productions, Rea’son d’etre productions, and Zaccho Dance Theatre. She is known in the circus industry for having invented the Aerial Kite, a unique circus apparatus. Her Aerial Kites can now be found internationally. Chelsea is currently based in San Francisco. Cirqu’elle premiered in the summer of 2013 at Zaccho studio in San Francisco. Since then it has toured to Santa Barbara and Richmond CA, and Chelsea is thrilled to bring the show to SummerStage!

"Perfect Catch" is the dynamic juggling team of Michael Karas and Jen Slaw. In 2011, Michael and Jen decided to create a theatrical juggling show that would appeal to the theater goers of New York City. An adorable 50-seat theater, The Canal Park Playhouse, agreed to produce their whimsical idea and the result was a huge success that ran for two seasons. "Perfect Catch: A Throw-mantic Comedy" was named a Critic's Pick by Backstage Magazine and received a rave review from the NYTimes as well, citing Jen and Michael as "expert jugglers". Jen and Michael continue to tour their show, promoting theatrical juggling as well as "huggling", the combination of hugging while juggling. In fact, they set a world record in 2013 on live television for the longest huggling session without a drop - 33 minutes and 43 seconds. They’re excited to present their show at SummerStage – enjoy and come say hi after the show!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535156d030edf.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-movie-series-annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/summer-movie-series-annie Date: August 21, 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: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5ca19ce854.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 22, 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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2014-08-22 2014-08-22 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-games Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/seasonal-crafts Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 22, 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:17:28 EDT