NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 26 May 2015 16:39:44 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[National Running Day: St. Mary's Park First Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/st-marys-park-hosts-first-ever-annual-5k-fun-runwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/03/st-marys-park-hosts-first-ever-annual-5k-fun-runwalk Date: June 3, 2015

St. Mary's Park is hosting its first ever Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk to celebrate National Running Day!

Everyone is invited to celebrate National Running Day on Wednesday, June 3rd for a three-lap run/walk around St. Mary’s Park. Everyone is welcome: all ages and all fitness levels. Finishers will receive a commemorative five-borough bandanna, while supplies last.

Runners will be able to quench their thirst at a complementary water station.

The start will be located near the entrance at East 149th Street and Eagle Avenue.

With the launch of an annual 5K run, NY Road Runners in collaboration with the NYC Parks, Friends of St. Mary’s Park, and Partnerships for Parks aims to create a weekly running group at the park. If interested, please contact Barbara.Nikonorow@park.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Annual 5K Start

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2015-06-03 2015-06-03 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8138, -73.9118 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fledglings: Early Childhood Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/fledglings-early-childhood-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/fledglings-early-childhood-program Date: June 4, 2015

Join Prospect Park Alliance Naturalists in a new early childhood program for parents and caregivers with children ages 18-36 months.

Children will develop self-reliance, creativity, and problem-solving skills through outdoor play-based activities. Focusing on a different theme every week, children will begin to appreciate nature. The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 4, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/nature-exploration Date: June 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 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seeds Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/seeds-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/seeds-under-the-spotlight Date: June 4, 2015

Seeds are amazing little packages that move by rolling on the ground, flying through the air, floating in water or "hitching" a ride on passerby’s. We will take a hike to look for seeds in their many forms from acorns to pinecones to walnuts. Using our high-powered microscopes, we will then take a closer look to discover how these amazing seeds can move and grow into new flowers and trees.

This program is designed for ages 8 and up and their adult chaperones and is sponsored by Councilwoman Debi Rose. Meet at the Nevada Avenue entrance to High Rock Park. Registration required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 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 Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 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 Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: June 4, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Summer Series Kick Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/childrens-summer-series-kick-off Date: June 4, 2015

Join us as we kick off our children's summer events with fun activities for the whole family. TD Bank will be hosting workshops and bringing their eco-friendly "Mobile Forest: Rooted in NYC" exhibit. Take a tour inside the 'forest', snap a photo and learn how TD is helping our local woodlands. Balloon making will be at 5 p.m. folowed by a 6 p.m. performance of Puppets in the Park's of "Tales of Briar Rabbit".

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/nature-exploration Date: June 5, 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 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/seasonal-crafts Date: June 5, 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 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 5, 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 Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 5, 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 Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 5, 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/the-lego-movie Date: June 5, 2015

A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy.

Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs Date: June 6, 2015

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

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, but this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108ad1f0382.JPG Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 6, 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: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 6, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 6, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park),North Woods (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Fairytales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/forest-fairytales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/forest-fairytales Date: June 6, 2015

Sit back and listen to nature and hear an enchanted tale about the surrounding forest. Program is suitable for ages 3 and up with adult caregiver. Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Siempre Verde Garden: Garden Stories with Hamilton Fish Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/siempre-verde-garden-garden-stories-with-hamilton-fish-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/siempre-verde-garden-garden-stories-with-hamilton-fish-library Date: June 6, 2015

Monthly summer story time with Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library starting May 7th! Join us for stories for toddlers through five year olds. Please join us the first Thursday of the month all summer!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 400-2042

Location: Siempre Verde Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.72, -73.9839 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 6, 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 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 6, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: June 6, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 6, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 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, 3-4 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: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Long Island City Bike Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/lic-bike-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/lic-bike-parade Date: June 6, 2015

Join Socrates Sculpture Park's annual Long Island City Bike Parade along the waterfront. In preparation for the parade, children and their families are invited to repair their bikes with Recycle-A-Bicycle; get free helmets and fittings with the Department of Transportation; and decorate their bikes at artist-led workshops. Also bring your gently used, children’s bicycle to donate or swap!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Thu, 21 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 6, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Greenpoint! Greenpoint Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/go-greenpoint-greenpoint-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/go-greenpoint-greenpoint-festival Date: June 6, 2015

Beginning in 2008, Go Green! Greenpoint! was the first Earth Day Festival to take place in North Brooklyn. Since then, this event has become an annual staple of community life. Each year, Go Green! Greenpoint! has grown in participating organizations and businesses, and attendance. The event includes education with schools, community groups, and companies displaying research or art projects that will enhance our appreciation and understanding of our environment. It also provides recycling for bicycles, electronic equipment, clothing, books, and toys. The event hosts green contests for children and adults, wellness with judo, yoga, and other classes, vendors with enviro-friendly merchandise, and live music and dance performances.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7215, -73.9527 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554a6d856e9ec.gif Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Annual Bronx River Festival: Hello Herring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/annual-bronx-river-festival-hello-herring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/annual-bronx-river-festival-hello-herring Date: June 6, 2015

Come celebrate the Bronx River's First Fish Passage during our annual Bronx River Festival "Hello Herring".

This day will include an animal show by Eric Zeiger, music by a live DJ, free canoe paddling, a historical walk, live performance from Davalois Fearon, The NY Public Library free Library Card Program, and much more.

No registration required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 180th Street & Boston Road (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8426, -73.8782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550fdc2bd297.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-day Date: June 6, 2015

Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Smokey Oval Playground

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6938, -73.8221 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/little-red-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/little-red-lighthouse-open-house Date: June 6, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse."

A Ranger will be on hand to provide information about the history of this unique landmark.

First come, first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550751bc69eaa.JPG Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Plants We Eat: Tour & Activity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/plants-we-eat-tour-activity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/plants-we-eat-tour-activity Date: June 6, 2015

Do you eat your fruits and vegetables? Join Queens Botanical Garden's education staff for a tour of the Garden as we explore plant parts, identify their functions, and discover which of these parts we eat.

This event includes a seed planting to take home!

Advance registration is required at Eventbrite.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience Date: June 6, 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 Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Magic Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/magic-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/magic-show Date: June 6, 2015

Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/flax-to-linen Date: June 6, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

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 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience5 Date: June 6, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Scandia Symphony Children's Educational Music Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/scandia-symphony-childrens-educational-music-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/scandia-symphony-childrens-educational-music-concert Date: June 6, 2015

For the past 10 years, the Scandia Symphony Music Festival has brought acclaimed string, horn, and classical musicians to perform in Washington Heights, Symphony Space and other venues. "The Emperor's New Clothes" is a script adapted from the H.C. Andersen's classic story. The performance teaches children about dealing with peer-pressure and staying true to oneself regardless of what others may think.

Enjoy a pre-show medley of Scandinavian folk tunes by Alyssa Reit on harp, Yael Acher-Modiano on flute and Ric Becker on trombone and percussion. Don’t miss your opportunity to play the harp at the end of the show!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5559eeb1c8c05.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Gather Around the Campfire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/rangers-choice-gather-around-the-campfire Date: June 6, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Join us around our roaring campfire for an evening of s'mores, games, and storytelling. Space is limited. Reigstration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 27th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-camping-brooklyn Date: June 6, 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.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 27th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108bd6e6d27.JPG Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway's International Children's Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/rockaways-international-childrens-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/rockaways-international-childrens-day Date: June 7, 2015

Come out and enjoy a fun-filled children's day event. There will be live music, entertainment, folk dance, song performances, face painting, crafts for kids, beach games, junior rides, carnival attractions, a petting zoo, international foods, vendors, and special guest appearances.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 734-7607

Location: Beach Block

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2015-06-07 2015-06-07 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.58, -73.8374 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Buds: For 2s and 3s]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/garden-buds-for-2s-and-3s Date: June 7, 2015

Discover and explore the wonders of nature with your young gardener. Each class will focus on a different theme and allow your toddler to get a hands-on and fun experience with plants and gardening!

Each Bud must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (due to space limitations, no more than two adults can attend per family). Advance registration is required at gardenbuds.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-07 2015-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 7, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 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, 3-4 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: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 7, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Anniversary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/worlds-fair-anniversary-festival Date: June 7, 2015

We're celebrating the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the NYC World's Fair with a full day of free activities for all.

Interested in revisiting the 1939-40 and 1964-65 Fairs? We'll be leading tours of historic sites that are still in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and displaying exhibits of memorabilia.

Kid-friendly events include 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, and face painting.

Enjoy cultural music and dance performances throughout the day. Different foods from around the world will be available, including Belgian waffles, which were introduced to the US at the 1964 World's Fair.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54edf30009d31.jpg Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: June 7, 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 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/07/flax-to-linen Date: June 7, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

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 2015-06-07 2015-06-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 9, 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 Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-09 2015-06-09 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/summer-sports-experience4 Date: June 9, 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 Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-09 2015-06-09 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 9, 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-09 2015-06-09 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/09/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: June 9, 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 2015-06-09 2015-06-09 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[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/kids-yoga Date: June 10, 2015

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

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

Suitable for drop-ins.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-10 2015-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7308, -73.9963 Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/recycletoart Date: June 10, 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 2015-06-10 2015-06-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 10, 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 Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-10 2015-06-10 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/summer-sports-experience4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/summer-sports-experience4 Date: June 10, 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 Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-10 2015-06-10 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 10, 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-10 2015-06-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks and El Museo del Barrio Present: POP-UP ARTE + STORYTELLING]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/nyc-parks-and-el-museo-del-barrio-present-popup-arte-storytelling Date: June 10, 2015

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

Visit us at this site or elsewhere:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Playground (Central Harlem, Lenox Ave. & 114th St.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mae Grant Playground (104th St. between Madison & Park Aves.)

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Poor Richard's Playground

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M230 Poor Richard's Playground 2015-06-10 2015-06-10 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7925, -73.9426 Fri, 15 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Christopher Agostino's Storyfaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/christopher-agostinos-storyfaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/10/christopher-agostinos-storyfaces Date: June 10, 2015

Original stories and folktales are presented in an inspiring fusion of visual and performing arts, illustrated on the faces of audience volunteers as they are told, with designs informed by traditional mask arts. This unique series of performances are enjoyed by children as well as adults.

Sponsored by Council Member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-06-10 2015-06-10 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.6829, -73.8879 Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fledglings: Early Childhood Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/fledglings-early-childhood-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/fledglings-early-childhood-program Date: June 11, 2015

Join Prospect Park Alliance Naturalists in a new early childhood program for parents and caregivers with children ages 18-36 months.

Children will develop self-reliance, creativity, and problem-solving skills through outdoor play-based activities. Focusing on a different theme every week, children will begin to appreciate nature. The program will include opportunities for mini nature-walks, animal encounters, nature play, and story time.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 11, 2015

Bilingual Birdies celebrates language and culture with fun-filled live music, dance, and puppetry! Concerts may be held in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Hebrew, or English.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550091b0bb35f.JPG Thu, 02 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wildflower Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/wildflower-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/wildflower-garden-tour Date: June 11, 2015

Come take a tour of our Wildflower Meadow!

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

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

All are welcome and no fee is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a5aacaa415.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/nature-exploration Date: June 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 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 11, 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 Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 11, 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 Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 11, 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: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: June 11, 2015

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Magic with Wayne "Superius" Garland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/wayne-superius-garland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/wayne-superius-garland Date: June 11, 2015

Come and experience close up magic with Wayne and Charlie. Superius is the world's first rapping ventriloquist and Barbados' Entertainment Ambassador!

Start time: 5:15 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Mary Whalen Playgound (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 5:15 pm 6:00 pm 40.6955, -73.865 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Catskill Puppet Theater: The Villain's Mustache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/the-villains-mustache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/11/the-villains-mustache Date: June 11, 2015

This traditional melodrama features Tin Pan Alley show tunes and a trouble-making villain. Presented by Catskill Puppet Theater.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Mary Whalen Playgound (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-11 2015-06-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6955, -73.865 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/nature-exploration Date: June 12, 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 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/seasonal-crafts Date: June 12, 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 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 12, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 12, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Muppets Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movie-night-muppets-most-wanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/movie-night-muppets-most-wanted Date: June 12, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Muppets Most Wanted. Popcorn and ices will be served.

Board games begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Sponsored by Council District 28 and NYC Parks.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6948, -73.8216 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:36 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA CINEMA: 101 Dalmatians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/moca-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/moca-cinema Date: June 12, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for films screening at the Columbus Park Pavilion in the month of June.

Disney classic 101 Dalmatians tells the story of two canine pets Pongo and Perdita. Perdita gives birth to fifteen spotted pups, drawing the attention of Cruella De Vil, the villianess who demand the owners of two canines, a struggling composer and his wife, sell the pups to her. However, the owners decline her demands to sell the pups and Cruella De Vil devises a plan to steal them.

Through the beloved Disney classic 101 Dalmatians, MOCA pays tribute to Tyrus Wong, the artist who conceptualized the design style of Disney's animated classic, Bambi (1941). Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong, is the retrospective exhibit on Tyrus Wong currently on view at the MOCA until September 13, 2015.

About MOCA: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit www.mocanyc.org to find out more and check out its calendar of upcoming events!

The Columbus Park Pavilion will be open one hour before the film starts. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5553bb657662b.jpg Fri, 15 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/the-movie-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/12/the-movie-frozen Date: June 12, 2015

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful snow queen Elsa, her sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.

This Walt Disney Animation Studios production is based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

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

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2015-06-12 2015-06-12 8:30 pm 10:15 pm 40.7928, -73.8512 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 13, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 13, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park),North Woods (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: June 13, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 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, 3-4 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: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/kids-nature-hike-light Date: June 13, 2015

Urban Park Rangers connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world.

The forest is waking up and blooming as spring progresses. Don't be afraid of getting your hands dirty on this hike, as we explore and get up close with nature found on the forest floor.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 13, 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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 13, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 13, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: June 13, 2015

Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Today's playdate is Funkytown Playground: jump & jam with shakers, tambourines, bubbles, and more

Come on down to the Funky Playground! We will jump and jam with shakers & tambourines, get on board a magical safari or silly farm (props include animal masks) dance with bubbles, and fall from the stars with our colorful parachute.

Coming Up:

  • July 11 - Music With Patrick / rock out and run around under a rainbow parachute
  • August 8 - Sammie & Tudie / a slapstick thrill ride of fun at the Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae823cda39.png Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-day Date: June 13, 2015

Come join us for a fun-filled day of crafts, games, inflatables, face painting, light refreshments, and more!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7039, -73.8034 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gardening Workshop for Families: Tour & Vegetable Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/gardening-workshop-for-families-tour-vegetable-planting Date: June 13, 2015

Tour vegetable gardens and learn techniques about urban gardening and farming.

Participants will take home a seasonal planting. Advance registration is required here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-13 2015-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience5 Date: June 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/summer-sports-experience Date: June 13, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magical Georgie Porgie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/the-magical-georgie-porgie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/the-magical-georgie-porgie Date: June 13, 2015

A master illusionist, an amazing magician, and all-around great entertainer, Georgie Porgie is sure to amaze! Guests of all ages will leave in wonder, asking, “How’d he do that?”

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/flax-to-linen Date: June 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

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 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/13/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 13, 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.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-13 2015-06-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108cf909b96.JPG Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Watching at the Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bird-watching-at-the-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 14, 2015

Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club.

Binoculars recommended.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2015-06-14 2015-06-14 8:00 am 10:30 am 40.6864, -73.8892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552304137baba.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess Touranment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bryant-park-chess-touranment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/bryant-park-chess-touranment Date: June 14, 2015

Join aspiring grandmasters on the Fountain Terrace for a chess tournament sponsored by Tri-State Chess. The tournament is limited to school-age players only.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c688b59fb7.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/family-bird-watching Date: June 14, 2015

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family bird watching tours.

After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Please note: this tour leaves promptly at 10 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Walks for Families: Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/discovery-walks-for-families-ramble Date: June 14, 2015

Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk through the Ramble and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.

This event is for families only; maximum of three children per parent or guardian. No groups, please. Ages 5+. Free. Space is limited; pre-registration required. Please call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55536b2a6d810.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Drums Along the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/drums-along-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/drums-along-the-hudson Date: June 14, 2015

Join NYC Parks and Lotus Music and Dance for this annual Native American festival and multicultural celebration, featuring drumming and dancing from around the world. Drums Along the Hudson is hosted by ABC's Sandra Bookman, and this year will be honoring NAACP Image Award Winning Actress, Tichina Arnold and his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Activities include a Tree of Peace planting, international cuisine, Native American storytelling, a Pow Wow, crafts and visits from Captain Planet.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8729, -73.9186 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553e7898a7110.png Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 14, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 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, 3-4 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: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/14/seining Date: June 14, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-14 2015-06-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:59 EDT