NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 21:19:59 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-sports-experience Date: August 12, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fun for the Wee Ones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-fun-for-the-wee-ones Date: August 12, 2015

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/recycletoart Date: August 12, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio: Pop-Up Arte + Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling Date: August 12, 2015

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

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

Visit us at this site or elsewhere:

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Mae Grant Playground

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M213 Mae Grant Playground 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.79249954223633000, -73.94940185546875000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/family-capoeira Date: August 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: August 12, 2015

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier. In this kids' movie, a 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome on leash and off chairs. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers, if they choose to bring them. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550090da76c34.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Tennis: Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/learn-to-play-tennis-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/learn-to-play-tennis-beginners Date: August 13, 2015

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

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

Beginners: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Intermediates: Mondays & Wednesdays

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8966, -73.8786 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 13, 2015

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities.

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 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeeda5b180.JPG Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 Date: August 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

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

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5526aa65c4022.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-sports-experience Date: August 13, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime Date: August 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570beca6f3ef.jpg Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Hybrid Movement Company (Cool Circus)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-stage-kids-hybrid-movement-company-cool-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/summer-stage-kids-hybrid-movement-company-cool-circus Date: August 13, 2015

The Hybrid Movement Company, a dance, acrobatic, and visual arts troupe, will present two works, Momentum and Are You the Dreamer?

Momentum, a new piece, focuses on risk-taking perpetual movement driven by rhythms and flowing through melodies. It is performed in a powerful cohesion of Hybrid Movement, circus arts, classical and contemporary ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, bobbing, waving, and popping. Are You the Dreamer? is a transubstantiated tale exploring beauty, ugliness, rejection, love, dreams, and fear through dancing and dynamic movement.

The Hybrid Movement Company has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the most innovative Contemporary Circus Companies in the USA today!

For more info visit their website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.8867, -73.8983 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Children's Cabaret]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-childrens-cabaret http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-childrens-cabaret Date: August 13, 2015

Summer in the Square guests will meet a unique lineup of storytellers, puppeteers, magicians, musicians, and other entertainers who can't wait to share their talents with kids and their family. It's a show for kids that adults love too—the best of both worlds!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570cfb3548a1.jpg Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids In Motion Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/kids-in-motion-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/kids-in-motion-festival Date: August 13, 2015

Join us for a day of free and fun activities! There will be arts & crafts, fun games, Zumba, and much more! This event is open to boys and girls of all ages.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55034c01e1e41.JPG Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/nature-exploration Date: August 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: Storytime for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-storytime Date: August 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570a9913e968.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: August 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: 14th Street Y and Pop Fit Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-14th-street-y-and-pop-fit-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-14th-street-y-and-pop-fit-kids Date: August 13, 2015

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

(Free: please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557081810ddc0.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square Park: Summer in the Square: 14th Street Y and PopFit Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-14th-street-y-and-popfit-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-14th-street-y-and-popfit-kids Date: August 13, 2015

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

(Free: please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570aa79e0beb.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-merry-wives-of-windsor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-merry-wives-of-windsor Date: August 13, 2015

The Merry Wives of Windsor, presented by the Hip to Hip Theater Company with funding from City Council District 23. There will be a children's workshop at 7:30 p.m.

Rain Date August 16th.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/childrens-story-time-art Date: August 14, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/summer-sports-experience Date: August 14, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/water-festival Date: August 14, 2015

Join us for a fun-filled kids' day!

There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/nature-exploration Date: August 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/seasonal-crafts Date: August 14, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-sports-experience Date: August 15, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 15, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/artscraftsgame-day Date: August 15, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: August 15, 2015

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 6-11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 22nd.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-time-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-time-on-the-terrace Date: August 15, 2015

Enjoy storytime under the trees, complete with fresh air and a gentle breeze. This event is suitable for ages 3 - 6, accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/community-paddle1 Date: August 15, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary! Waterproof gear and footwear recommended.

Registration is not required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: August 15, 2015

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

On August 15, Megan Hicks will share "The Goblin and the Grocer" by H.C. Andersen and Regina Ress will share the Haitian story "Tippingee".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: August 15, 2015

Join us at the Conference House Visitor Center to make nature-inspired arts and crafts to take home.

All materials are provided, just bring your imagination. Pre-registration is required. Please call (718) 227-1463, or email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558ad6cf94f91.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 15, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival Date: August 15, 2015

Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children and live music groups will play all 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550087dbdf9a6.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 15, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/guerilla-storytime Date: August 15, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson and GRO Girls Skate Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-and-gro-girls-skate-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-and-gro-girls-skate-days Date: August 15, 2015

Summer on the Hudson partners with GRO (Girls Riders Organization) for a monthly informal jam session in Riverside Skate Park at 108th Street. We invite all girl riders to come hold space in the park on these days and enjoy a quiet and senic outdoor venue to practice.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Lyons Square Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/the-uni-project-at-lyons-square-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/the-uni-project-at-lyons-square-playground Date: August 16, 2015

The Uni Project brings pop-up reading rooms to public spaces throughout New York City. These reading rooms feature a collection of high-quality browsable books and activities, and are staffed by dedicated volunteers who engage children, families, and passersby in reading and learning.

The Uni Project has partnered with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative to bring this innovative program to neighborhoods in need. The Community Parks Initiative is bringing more City resources—money, staff, programming, and partnerships—to smaller neighborhood parks in all five boroughs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lyons Square Playground

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X029 Lyons Square Playground 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8228, -73.8881 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55798cbf2d46d.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/16/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 16, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-16 2015-08-16 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/summer-sports-experience Date: August 17, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/17/ecocrafts Date: August 17, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-17 2015-08-17 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: August 18, 2015

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 6-11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 22nd.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/garden-crew Date: August 18, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 18, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-18 2015-08-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-sports-experience Date: August 18, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 18, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: August 18, 2015

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!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-18 2015-08-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: An American Tail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-movie-night-an-american-tail-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/18/summer-movie-night-an-american-tail-g Date: August 18, 2015

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.

In this G-rated movie, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Westervelt Community Garden

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2015-08-18 2015-08-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6442, -74.0847 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5528345b2e4dd.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/kids-yoga Date: August 19, 2015

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

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

Suitable for drop-ins.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7308, -73.9963 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 19, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-19 2015-08-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/summer-sports-experience Date: August 19, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppets in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/puppets-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/puppets-in-the-park Date: August 19, 2015

Enjoy a fun-filled adaptation of Brier Rabbit. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x302

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/recycletoart Date: August 19, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio: Pop-Up Arte + Storytelling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling Date: August 19, 2015

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

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

Visit us at this site or elsewhere:

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Willis Playground

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X217 Willis Playground 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.81089057860000000, -73.92298223460000000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/19/family-capoeira Date: August 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 20, 2015

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities.

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 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeeda5b180.JPG Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-sports-experience Date: August 20, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/wildflower-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/wildflower-garden-tour Date: August 20, 2015

Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow!

Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate Bridge, our Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Join an experienced member of the Alliance's Horticulture Department for a walk and talk about our favorite subject… flowers!

All are welcome and no fee is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a5aacaa415.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sports Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/sports-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/sports-festival Date: August 20, 2015

Join us for an exciting variety of sports including learn-to-play sports clinics, fitness activities, and large group games. This event is open to boys and girls of all ages.

To pre-register for this event, please email Manhattan Borough Sports Coordinator, Anthony Traverso at Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: De Witt Clinton Park

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M022 De Witt Clinton Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7682, -73.9943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550349de66dcd.JPG Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/nature-exploration Date: August 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/20/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: August 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-20 2015-08-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/childrens-story-time-art Date: August 21, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/summer-sports-experience Date: August 21, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/nature-exploration Date: August 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/21/seasonal-crafts Date: August 21, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-21 2015-08-21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/summer-sports-experience Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 22, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: August 22, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas.

Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities. Each exploration day will be a new adventure! Check the Randall's Island event calendar for details at www.randallsisland.org.

All ages are welcome at this free event!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551313111a990.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: August 22, 2015

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

On August 22, Ron Sopyla will share "The Snow Queen" by H.C. Andersen and Rita Auerbach will share the Norwegian story "The Three Ants".

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: August 22, 2015

Join us at the Conference House Visitor Center to make nature-inspired arts and crafts to take home.

All materials are provided, just bring your imagination. Pre-registration is required. Please call (718) 227-1463, or email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558ad6cf94f91.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 22, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 22, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/guerilla-storytime Date: August 22, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Dance Performance and Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/isadora-duncan-dance-performance-and-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/22/isadora-duncan-dance-performance-and-workshop Date: August 22, 2015

Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will be performing at Billings Lawn, in honor of their namesake. This free outdoor performance will unfold the life and art of Isadora Duncan with sensational dancing, delighting audiences of all ages.

This will be a rare opportunity for audiences to see original Duncan choreography coached by dancers from Duncan's original troupes. Children who have consistently participated in the Fort Tryon Park Trust's sponsored weekly dance classes will be included in the performance. Bring your friends and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of nature and dance with us!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-22 2015-08-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55522abea2282.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Lyons Square Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/the-uni-project-at-lyons-square-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/the-uni-project-at-lyons-square-playground Date: August 23, 2015

The Uni Project brings pop-up reading rooms to public spaces throughout New York City. These reading rooms feature a collection of high-quality browsable books and activities, and are staffed by dedicated volunteers who engage children, families, and passersby in reading and learning.

The Uni Project has partnered with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative to bring this innovative program to neighborhoods in need. The Community Parks Initiative is bringing more City resources—money, staff, programming, and partnerships—to smaller neighborhood parks in all five boroughs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lyons Square Playground

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X029 Lyons Square Playground 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8228, -73.8881 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55798cbf2d46d.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/23/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 23, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-23 2015-08-23 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/summer-sports-experience Date: August 24, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/ecocrafts Date: August 24, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/24/movies-under-the-starsdead-poets-society Date: August 24, 2015

In this film, the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Rain date is Tuesday evening. These events are sponsored by City Council District 23 funds. Movies will begin at 8:00 pm except on August 31st which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2015-08-24 2015-08-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Thu, 28 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/garden-crew Date: August 25, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 25, 2015

Calling all children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon?

Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!

There is a limited amount of supplies available at one time. If you are planning on bringing a large group please contact the organizer so we will be prepared.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aee71e8050.JPG Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience Date: August 25, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 25, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/25/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: August 25, 2015

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!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-25 2015-08-25 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT