NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:44:43 GMT <![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/summer-sports-experience Date: September 4, 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 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/summer-sports-experience3 Date: September 4, 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 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/nature-exploration Date: September 4, 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 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey Date: September 4, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/seasonal-crafts Date: September 4, 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 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball Date: September 4, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-04 2015-09-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 Date: September 4, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 Date: September 4, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-04 2015-09-04 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 4, 2015

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-04 2015-09-04 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af1ec63e58.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness Date: September 4, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-04 2015-09-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Billiards/Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis Date: September 4, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/family-camping-at-inwood-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/family-camping-at-inwood-hill-park Date: September 4, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 26th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.87300109863281000, -73.92539978027344000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/movie-night-big-hero-6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/movie-night-big-hero-6 Date: September 4, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series.

Know Before You Go:

Movie begins at dusk, but you should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park)

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Q094 Tudor Park 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.67319869995117000, -73.85469818115234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e0cdc8299c5.jpg Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Nights in Rockaway: Finding Nemo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/movie-nights-in-rockaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/04/movie-nights-in-rockaway Date: September 4, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a outdoor movie night for the whole family. The movie begin at dusk. Popcorn will be served.

In Finding Nemo, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home after his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-318-4000

Location: Beach 59th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-09-04 2015-09-04 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.58860015869140600, -73.78829956054688000 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Mattiasdottir's Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/family-art-project-mattiasdottirs-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/family-art-project-mattiasdottirs-outdoor-painting Date: September 5, 2015

Relish the last days of summer in our annual outdoor painting project. This year, we use watercolors to find inspiration in the pared-down landscapes of Icelandic-American painter Louisa Mattiasdottir, who painted the scenes of her beloved homeland with simple, broad brushstrokes and forthright color.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4e8d096dfc.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 5, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 5, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 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.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Health & Fitness Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/family-health-fitness-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/family-health-fitness-day Date: September 5, 2015

Join us for a day of fitness demonstrations, races, contests, crafts, a puppet show, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 276-8686

Location: Flagpole Near Recreation Center (in Roy Wilkins Recreation Center)

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.68724239318300000, -73.77045440673800000 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: September 5, 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 September 5, Heather Forest will share the Congolese story "Red and Blue Coat" and Peninnah Schram will share the Jewish story "Wisdom for Sale".

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 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 5, 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 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 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[Back to School Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/back-to-school-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/back-to-school-festival Date: September 5, 2015

Summer's not over. Beat the stress of returning to school with an afternoon of fun activities including games, rides, craft projects, and free giveaways.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7402, -73.7496 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: September 5, 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 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer Date: September 5, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000; 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Teen Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football Date: September 5, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Wildlife Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/seaside-wildlife-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/seaside-wildlife-exploration Date: September 5, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and fields, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park)

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B018 Canarsie Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.62988662719726600, -73.89472961425781000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey Date: September 5, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-05 2015-09-05 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/free-entertainment-skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/free-entertainment-skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: September 5, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m.

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, the newly debuted Ocean Breeze Baja Buggies, other attractions and fun games.

About Skats The Clown: Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7c65d808e3.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/transforming-food Date: September 5, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar’s Summer Send-Off at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/omars-summer-sendoff-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/omars-summer-sendoff-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 5, 2015

Give summer 2015 a proper send-off by coming with your family to celebrate the end of this season at Forest Park Carousel "Omar's Summer Send-Off Party", a kid-friendly celebration hosted by Omar The Olusionist.

Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows.

Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About Omar Olusion: Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Schedule

2:00 p.m.: Omar Olusion Magic Show
3:00 p.m.: Dance Contest with Prizes
4:00 p.m.: Omar Olusion Magic Show
5:00 p.m.: Dance Contest with Prizes

All afternoon: Party with live DJ Music (kid friendly)

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3cbb36df54.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: September 5, 2015

This event begins promptly at 4 p.m.

Every Saturday during the Summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m.

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, the newly debuted Ocean Breeze Baja Buggies, other attractions and fun games.

About Skats The Clown: Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7c65d808e3.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 5, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: When Harry Met Sally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/movies-under-the-stars-when-harry-met-sally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/05/movies-under-the-stars-when-harry-met-sally Date: September 5, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

Don't miss this iconic Rob Reiner romantic comedy. In When Harry Met Sally, Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) run into each other at different points of their lives, but never quite become friends. That's because Harry claims it's impossible for men and women to just be friends. Fast forward to years later, when they meet again at a NYC bookstore. They finally strike up a friendship, but will feelings complicate things? Rated R. Not suitable for children.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2015-09-05 2015-09-05 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -74.00610351562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e0d0370d976.jpg Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Mattiasdottir's Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-art-project-mattiasdottirs-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-art-project-mattiasdottirs-outdoor-painting Date: September 6, 2015

Relish the last days of summer in our annual outdoor painting project. This year, we use watercolors to find inspiration in the pared-down landscapes of Icelandic-American painter Louisa Mattiasdottir, who painted the scenes of her beloved homeland with simple, broad brushstrokes and forthright color.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4e9e963f3a.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 6, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 6, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 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.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Park Discovery! (Central Park Conservancy Environmental Educators)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-performance-festival-park-discovery-central-park-conservancy-environmental-educators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/family-performance-festival-park-discovery-central-park-conservancy-environmental-educators Date: September 6, 2015

Explore Central Park's diverse plant and animal life through hands-on nature activities led by Central Park Conservancy environmental educators.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know you're coming.

This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph, or heat index above 95 degrees).

View the full schedule for the Family Performance Festival

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.79769897460937500, -73.95870208740234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a59410627c7.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 6, 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 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 6, 2015

Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, four awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, local food and merchandise vendors, cotton candy, and more! Summer on the Hudson will be using wristbands for access to rides and games this year - visit one of four wristband stations to get yours!

Featured entertainment:

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.77970123291015600, -73.98889923095703000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550088ed14036.JPG Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/transforming-food Date: September 6, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Send-Off Party at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/omars-summer-sendoff-party-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 6, 2015

Give Summer 2015 a proper send-off by coming with your family to celebrate the end of this season at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park "Omar's Summer Send-Off Party", a kid-friendly celebration hosted by Omar The Olusionist.

Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Fantasy Forest Amusement Park is located in the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, next to The Queens Zoo. Fantasy Forest is home to The Flushing Meadows Carousel, The Corona Cobra Coaster, and other fun attractions and games.

Schedule

2:00 p.m.: Omar Olusion Magic Show
3:00 p.m.: Dance Contest with prizes
4:00 p.m.: Omar Olusion Magic Show
5:00 p.m.: Dance Contest with prizes

All Afternoon: Party with live DJ Music (kid-friendly)

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions, and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3dc901ee5f.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Cinderella (1950)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/movies-in-the-parks-cinderella-1950 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/06/movies-in-the-parks-cinderella-1950 Date: September 6, 2015

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

Relive the magic of Walt Disney's classic animated version of Cinderella. This wonderful movie features the songs "Cinderelly," "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," and "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo." First released in 1950, it's just as captivating today.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2015-09-06 2015-09-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70360183715820000, -73.92340087890625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5593fda87d18b.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 7, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

The Amazing Captain Faust is a Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3cd58d6fd2.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 7, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3de355e708.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Labor Day at Lefferts Historic House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/labor-day-at-lefferts-historic-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/labor-day-at-lefferts-historic-house Date: September 7, 2015

Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard! The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old-fashioned games.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar’s Summer Send-Off at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/free-entertainment-omars-summer-sendoff-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/free-entertainment-omars-summer-sendoff-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: September 7, 2015

Give Summer 2015 a proper Send-Off by coming with your family to celebrate the end of this season at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park. "Omar's Summer Send-Off Party" [kid-friendly] is hosted by Omar The Olusionist.

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, the newly debuted Ocean Breeze Baja Buggies, other attractions and fun games.

About Omar Olusion: End your summer right! A party hosted by Omar Olusion, come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

Schedule

2:00pm: Omar Olusion Magic Show
3:00pm: Dance Contest with Prizes
4:00pm Omar Olusion Magic Show
5:00pm Dance Contest with Prizes

All Afternoon: Party with live DJ Music (kid friendly)

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7c92c4c9dd.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/the-amazing-captain-faust-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 7, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

The Amazing Captain Faust is a Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that is sure to leave guests in awe.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3ce72a55a1.JPG Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/07/the-great-miguelino-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 7, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-07 2015-09-07 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3df4d6b20b.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: September 8, 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 2015-09-08 2015-09-08 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[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/08/wetlands-tour Date: September 8, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-08 2015-09-08 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/09/recycletoart Date: September 9, 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 2015-09-09 2015-09-09 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/waterfront-garden-tour Date: September 10, 2015

Come join us for a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils to winter blooming witchhazel. Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All are welcome and no fee is required! We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or to request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de28abd9afe.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/nature-exploration Date: September 10, 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 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 10, 2015

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.

All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af12017152.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 10, 2015

Take skateboarding instructions with John Fudala. This clinic is for beginners and intermediates, ages 5-13. This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at (212) 408-0219.

This is a 3-day clinic. Clinics take place on September 10 & 11 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 12 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan for your child to attend all three days.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af28d66f47.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Into the Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/movies-in-the-parks-into-the-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/10/movies-in-the-parks-into-the-woods Date: September 10, 2015

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

The classic tales of The Brothers Grimm come to life as a baker and his wife are cursed by a vengeful witch. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: St. Nicholas Park

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2015-09-10 2015-09-10 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.81689834594726600, -73.94899749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a51076114a1.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/childrens-story-time-art Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/nature-exploration Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 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/2015/09/11/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/seasonal-crafts Date: September 11, 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 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-clinic Date: September 11, 2015

Take skateboarding instructions with John Fudala. This clinic is for beginners and intermediates, ages 5-13. This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at (212) 408-0219.

This is a 3-day clinic. Clinics take place on September 10 & 11 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 12 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan for your child to attend all three days.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af28d66f47.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/summer-on-the-hudson-bingo Date: September 11, 2015

BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.

A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-11 2015-09-11 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af1ec63e58.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park Date: September 11, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 1st

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 Date: September 11, 2015

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

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-11 2015-09-11 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55721629bbd98.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 12, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ec197d5c5.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 12, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 12, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 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.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Annual Honey Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/honey-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/honey-festival Date: September 12, 2015

Join us for the 5th annual honey festival.

Enjoy a fun-filled day with the whole family! Learn about and taste honey from NYC and beyond with kids' activities, bee-keeping demos, a marketplace of bee-related products, and much more.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Grtange and Rockaway Beach Club LLC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.5829, -73.8173 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: September 12, 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 September 12, Rachel Zucker and friends will lead a Celebration of Diane Wolkstein.

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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: Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic Date: September 12, 2015

Take skateboarding instructions with John Fudala. This clinic is for beginners and intermediates, ages 5-13. This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at (212) 408-0219.

This is a 3-day clinic. Clinics take place on September 10 & 11 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 12 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan for your child to attend all three days.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af31962f95.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Founding Fathers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/handson-history-founding-fathers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/handson-history-founding-fathers Date: September 12, 2015

Have you ever wondered why the men who wrote the Constitution had the same hair style? Celebrate the 228th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by making your own wig so you can look like a Founding Father, listening to stories about the writing of the Constitution, and signing the manor's replica of that document below Rufus King's signature!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d213193e631.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair Date: September 12, 2015

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season, and gives gardeners the opportunity to show off their harvests! This year, the Harvest Fair will feature a healthy food demonstration, workshops: Window Gardening and Gardening for Small Spaces, activities for kids, including face painting and Family Yoga, live music with Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist Hernan Romero and traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance group Bomba Yo, and our annual Harvest Contest!

It’s a celebration for all ages! Registration for the Harvest Contest begins on the day of the event at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

And for the first time ever—GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest!

GreenThumb’s Fresh Chef Contest will challenge 10 youth and 10 adult community members to create their most delicious and nutritious dish with local and healthy ingredients. We will crown a winner, chosen by a VIP panel of foodies and chefs. Pre-registration is required to participate in the GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest. Youths, ages 10 - 17, please register here. Adults, 18 and up, please register here. Registration will close when the contest has reached capacity.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ba746396fdd.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Circus Amok]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/circus-amok http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/circus-amok Date: September 12, 2015

Since 1989, Circus Amok has brought its funny, queer, caustic, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight-rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, gender-bending performance art and improvisational techniques. Circus Amok invites audiences of all ages to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a celebratory spectacle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 12, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3cfa6def73.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/transforming-food Date: September 12, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 12, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3d0413f6b6.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 12, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park Date: September 12, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-in-the-parks-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-in-the-parks-42 Date: September 12, 2015

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

42 is the story of Jackie Robinson and the strenuous path he took becoming the first African-American Major League Baseball star. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: Almeda Playground

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Q443 Almeda Playground 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59339904785156000, -73.79470062255860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e6f14bea2.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 13, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4eea152740.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 13, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 13, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 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.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride Date: September 13, 2015

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Pre-registration is required. Log onto www.bike.nyc to register.

Bring a bike and helmet.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam Date: September 13, 2015

Come to the annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th St. Skate Park.

There will be skating competitions, open skate, a raffle, food vendors, and all day fun. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads for those over 18, and wrist guards for those under 18) to join in, or check your board at the gate and hang out.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af397d8896.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-nature-walk Date: September 13, 2015

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Family walks begin at the Perkins Visitor Center. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4f19301f24.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 13, 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 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 13, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3e2ba55f1d.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/transforming-food Date: September 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 13, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3e3d70a05b.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Despicable Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/movies-in-the-parks-despicable-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/movies-in-the-parks-despicable-me Date: September 14, 2015

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

In Despicable Me, a criminal mastermind named Gru, with an army of minions, plans to steal the moon.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-09-14 2015-09-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c514e0aff9a.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute Date: September 15, 2015

Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and green spaces. Help with their local oyster monitoring project, too!

Registration is recommended (required for groups). Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7209, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55524766b3d33.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: September 15, 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 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 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[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/wetlands-tour Date: September 15, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/recycletoart Date: September 16, 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 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Wildflower Meadow Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/wildflower-meadow-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/wildflower-meadow-tour Date: September 17, 2015

Come take a tour of Randall’s Island’s Wildflower Meadow! Stretching along the East River near the iconic Hell Gate bridge—just across the river from Astoria Park— the Wildflower Meadow is home to an array of native and ornamental plants that provide food and shelter for bees, butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. We’ll walk and talk about plants that are blooming, including fragrant and pollinator-friendly species. We’ll also observe up-close the diversity of pollinators and other insects that dine in the meadow.

All ages are welcome and no fee is required! We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

To RSVP for large groups (>10 people) or request more information: melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de278176cbf.JPG Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/nature-exploration Date: September 17, 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 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 17, 2015

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.

All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af12017152.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/movie-night-annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/movie-night-annie Date: September 17, 2015

Bring a chair or bring a blanket, Come with the family or come alone and enjoy a movie night in the park!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.88370132446289000, -73.88150024414062000 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Maleficent]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/maleficent http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/17/maleficent Date: September 17, 2015

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

In a kind of prequel of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent tells the story of the title character, played by Angelina Jolie, who engages in a life-changing battle. As ruler of her land, she fights the king who rules the neighboring land, and meets and falls in love with his son, Stefan. When Stefan grows up, he turns on Maleficent, causing her to vengefully kidnap his first child, Sleeping Beauty. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1800

Location: Claremont Park

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-09-17 2015-09-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.84030151367187500, -73.90732574462890000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e579df3b5.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Story Time & Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/childrens-story-time-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/18/childrens-story-time-art Date: September 18, 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 2015-09-18 2015-09-18 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT