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 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:38:48 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 18, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-family-day Date: July 18, 2015

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this summer for a free family day! While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918d7ce84c8.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 18, 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society - Talking the Talk: Writing Effective Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: July 18, 2015

Effective dialogue is a key element of most writing, and that’s certainly the case in crime fiction. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to create strong dialogue that reveals character, propels your plot, breathes life into a scene and adds conflict and other necessary elements to your story. In addition to looking at examples of what works and doesn’t work in some noir classics and other novels, we’ll do exercises to hone your dialogue writing, paying particular attention to characterization, proper formatting and revision. Bring an excerpt of your story that contains or could use dialogue, along with a pen and paper.

John Roche spent more than two decades as an award-winning journalist, mostly covering the Bronx, where he was born and raised. He holds an M.F.A. degree from Western Connecticut State University, where he teaches in the graduate writing program, and a bachelor’s degree from Marist College, where he teaches journalism. His first book, Bronx Bound, a crime novel, was published by Black Opal Books this spring.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-intermediate Date: July 18, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: America the Beautiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/handson-history-america-the-beautiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/handson-history-america-the-beautiful Date: July 18, 2015

Continue your 4th of July celebration at King Manor! Create your own paper flag and a fireworks-inspired craft. Take a tour of the museum and learn about founding father Rufus King.

Free! Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 18, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx River History and Folklore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-bronx-river-history-and-folklore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-bronx-river-history-and-folklore Date: July 18, 2015

Mr. Stephen DeVillo, longtime Bronx Co. Historical Society member, has been doing research on the Bronx River for many years. Join him as he shares that research from his new book titled Bronx River History and Folklore.

The author will have extra copies of his books for purchase and signing. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Spinning and Felting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/workshop-spinning-and-felting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/workshop-spinning-and-felting Date: July 18, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse for a spinning and felting workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

This workshop focuses on the process of cloth making from raw fleece and roving (cleaned, carded fleece) to yarn and felted fabrics. We will be spinning—both with a drop spindle as well as with a spinning wheel. We will be felting—both needle felting and water felting. We will be creating beads, patches, paintings, and creatures. If you can imagine it, you can felt it! During the workshop there will be discussions of the methods used throughout the history of cloth making. Be prepared to leave this class with something wonderful that you’ve made.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f435b8f6f.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 18, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Eliza Day: A Mansion & Its Mistress]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/eliza-day-a-mansion-its-mistress http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/eliza-day-a-mansion-its-mistress Date: July 18, 2015

Famed New Yorker Eliza Jumel, who rose from rags to riches, and her equally illustrious house will mark their anniversaries with a triple-barreled program at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. The celebration will begin with a richly illustrated presentation, led by MJM Executive Director Carol Ward, on the history of the mansion, which is turning 250 years old this year. Next, historian Margaret Oppenheimer will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Eliza Jumel's death with a short reading from her forthcoming biography, The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic. The day's program will end with a 15-minute walk to Trinity Church's uptown cemetery, where attendees will discover just who is buried in the Jumel crypt (surprises to come!). The program is free with admission to the mansion, though reservations are required. Call (212) 923-8008 to RSVP.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: July 18, 2015

Come for an active class session and learn elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat. Open to all, ages 13 and up. Register by emailing hudsonwarehouse89@gmail.com.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by the past and relevant to the present day. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of Hudson Warehouse's theater artists, they bring classic and moden works to life.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 19, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-19 2015-07-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 19, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, 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 www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/checkmate-101 Date: July 19, 2015

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level!

Best for beginners; limited boards are available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/19/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 19, 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 2015-07-19 2015-07-19 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: July 20, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the park's northernmost highlights: Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

Tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-20 2015-07-20 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/bryant-park-language-classes Date: July 20, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-20 2015-07-20 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 20, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-20 2015-07-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks - Picnic at Hanging Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/20/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: July 20, 2015

Lively and entertaining commentary on the film Picnic at Hanging Rock, with resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Megan Abbott.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-20 2015-07-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/garden-crew Date: July 21, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-21 2015-07-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 21, 2015

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts!

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. In case of rain, Word for Word StoryTime will be cancelled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-21 2015-07-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 21, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-21 2015-07-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Getting the Word Out]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/bryant-park-reading-room-getting-the-word-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/bryant-park-reading-room-getting-the-word-out Date: July 21, 2015

Aliza Licht, Fashion PR Exec, DKNY PR Girl, discusses her book Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job, Kill It in Your Career, Rock Social Media.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-21 2015-07-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/bryant-park-knits Date: July 21, 2015

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-21 2015-07-21 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Bookkeeping and Accounting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/greenthumb-workshop-bookkeeping-and-accounting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/21/greenthumb-workshop-bookkeeping-and-accounting Date: July 21, 2015

Learn how to effectively keep track of your community garden expenses. This workshop is an introduction to basic bookkeeping tools and systems to manage garden finances, including receipt organization and sticking to a budget.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Brooklyn Public Library

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2015-07-21 2015-07-21 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6723, -73.968 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes: Walk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/dune-walk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/dune-walk-and-talk Date: July 22, 2015

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology is a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

The most distinctive natural feature of Conference House Park is the mile-and-a-half beachfront along the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill waterways. These ever present bodies of water have shaped and influenced the Park environment for years. While the park's natural topography and features are constantly changing, none have experienced more change than the beachfront. Through the constant influence of the Raritan Bay, the shoreline has ebbed, flowed, and eroded while in some places expanded.

This family-friendly, educational walk and talk is designed to increase the appreciation and understanding of Conference House Park's waterfront environment: the signature bluffs, dunes, meadows, and wetlands. The walk will highlight some of the resiliency initiatives being undertaken to better protect and safeguard the shoreline from future severe weather events.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-22 2015-07-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557c400bf1ff7.jpg Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 22, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-22 2015-07-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: ArtFarm Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals Date: July 23, 2015

ArtFarm will bring some of their furry (and scaly) friends down to Summer in the Square this July. Hosted in the Activities Pavilion, kids will get the unique opportunity to meet and learn about animals in a fun and interactive way.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 9:30 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570c0f132ddd.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 23, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/learn-to-draw Date: July 23, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Writers Workshop - Short Story 1.0]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/bryant-park-reading-room-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/23/bryant-park-reading-room-writers-workshop Date: July 23, 2015

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at these writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect your writing.

Facilitated by: Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-23 2015-07-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 24, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/24/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: July 24, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-24 2015-07-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bird-walks Date: July 25, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-class Date: July 25, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-advanced Date: July 25, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 25, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/upper-river-paddle Date: July 25, 2015

Come canoe by Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo and experience the natural beauty that NYC has to offer. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance and then returning to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th St. and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water and have one portage. Water proof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Drawing: Chalk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: July 25, 2015

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology is a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Capture the beauty of Conference House Park and draw inspiration from its natural surroundings and environment. Embrace the park's dominant topographical features—the shoreline and forest— through the art of drawing.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction along with the materials to explore and capture the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes to be held outdoors—weather permitting.

All skill levels are welcome. For those interested, a brief overview of Conference House Park's dunes and forests will be given. Ages 10 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Assoication of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: July 25, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 25, 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 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/esl-intermediate Date: July 25, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Catalyst Community Festival in Faber Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/catalyst-community-festival-in-faber-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/catalyst-community-festival-in-faber-park Date: July 25, 2015

The Catalyst program is launching its next round of sites with a community celebration and kickoff in Staten Island.

Catalyst builds excitement around parks and waterfronts by connecting people to common goals and helping to build local leadership in strong park communities. We will bring resources and staff support over the next four years to Faber Park, Staten Island as well as Kaiser Park, Brooklyn, and East Harlem, Manhattan.

This festival will include recreational games, arts and crafts, educational programs, and Partnerships for Parks resources to help care for your park. Let’s bring the neighborhood together for a great cause and celebrate the exciting changes coming to these areas.

For more information, please contact Community Specialist, Jesse Such at JSuch@cityparksfoundation.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 483-3562

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6409, -74.1358 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 25, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Touch Tour for the Blind and Visually Impaired]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/touch-tour-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/touch-tour-for-the-blind-and-visually-impaired Date: July 25, 2015

Morris-Jumel Mansion's team of educators will lead a touch tour of the Mansion designed for children and adults who are blind or otherwise visually impaired.

We'll use materials and fabrics exactly like those adorning the house to give attendees a vivid sense of the furnishings and cultural objects that surround them. We're especially excited to utilize Dutch wax cottons—the very same material used by world-renowned artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, whose work Morris-Jumel is exhibiting until August 31.

The touch tour is free with museum admission, though reservations are recommended. To RSVP, please call (212) 923-8008 or email marketing@morrisjumel.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 25, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 25, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[National Moth Night: Into the Woods!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/national-moth-night-into-the-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/25/national-moth-night-into-the-woods Date: July 25, 2015

Stay up late and celebrate National Moth Week! For the second year, the Staten Island Museum is collaborating with NYC Parks and Deep Tank Butoh. Featured activities include: Museum moth specimans, microscopes, cool-pops, a nigh hike, contemporary dancers, and the dark beauty of the Greenbelt. All ages and interests are welcome to bring flashlights, cameras, a container and a science notebook. Registration required.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 727-1135

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-25 2015-07-25 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 26, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, 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 www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-07-26 2015-07-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/checkmate-101 Date: July 26, 2015

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level!

Best for beginners; limited boards are available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-26 2015-07-26 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/26/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 26, 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 2015-07-26 2015-07-26 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/27/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 27, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-27 2015-07-27 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/27/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/27/bryant-park-language-classes Date: July 27, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-27 2015-07-27 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 27, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-27 2015-07-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks - Badlands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/27/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/27/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: July 27, 2015

Resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and film critic, author Stephen Whitty discuss Badlands. This film will also be screened later in the day as part of the Bryant Park Film Festival

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-27 2015-07-27 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/garden-crew Date: July 28, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-28 2015-07-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 28, 2015

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts!

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. In case of rain, Word for Word StoryTime will be cancelled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-28 2015-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 28, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-28 2015-07-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/bryant-park-knits Date: July 28, 2015

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-28 2015-07-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry - Sibling Rivalry Press]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/28/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: July 28, 2015

This event features the Poets of Sibling Rivalry Press: Jane Summer, Ralph Hamilton, Daniel Nathan Terry, and Priscilla Atkins.

Produced in partnership with Sibling Rivalry Press.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-28 2015-07-28 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 29, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wayne "Superius" Garland: Magician, Ventriloquist, Comedian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/wayne-superius-garland-magician-ventriloquist-comedian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/wayne-superius-garland-magician-ventriloquist-comedian Date: July 29, 2015

Children will love this magical presentation starring Wayne "Superius" Garland, the original hip hop magician, ventriloquist, and comedian.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5829, -73.8173 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 29, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Lecture: Seneca Village and Central Park, Unearthing a Forgotten African-American Community]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/lecture-seneca-village-and-central-park-unearthing-a-forgotten-africanamerican-community http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/lecture-seneca-village-and-central-park-unearthing-a-forgotten-africanamerican-community Date: July 29, 2015

Learn more about Seneca Village, a historic Manhattan community, and its relation to one of New York's great landmarked parks. The lecture, Seneca Village and Central Park, Unearthing a Forgotten African-American Community will be given by Cynthia Copeland from New York University.

This event is in conjunction with the Arsenal Gallery's exhibition Living Landmarks. Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Admission is free for all related programs but space is limited. To RSVP, e-mail artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579add7b6fed.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Charles Kaiser & "The Cost of Courage"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-charles-kaiser-the-cost-of-courage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-charles-kaiser-the-cost-of-courage Date: July 29, 2015

Charles Kaiser discusses his nonfiction book The Cost of Courage.

Produced in partnership with the New-York Historical Society

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-29 2015-07-29 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: ArtFarm Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals Date: July 30, 2015

ArtFarm will bring some of their furry (and scaly) friends down to Summer in the Square this July. Hosted in the Activities Pavilion, kids will get the unique opportunity to meet and learn about animals in a fun and interactive way.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 9:30 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570c0f132ddd.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 30, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/learn-to-draw Date: July 30, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Intergenerational Gardener]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-intergenerational-gardener http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-intergenerational-gardener Date: July 30, 2015

Join gardeners young and old for an evening to come together and find solutions to issues that commonly arise between new and experienced gardeners. We will walk through scenarios, find solutions, and learn how to harness everyone’s unique talent to help gardens thrive for years to come.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: La Perla Garden

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2015-07-30 2015-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7982, -73.9632 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Writers Workshop - Short Story 2.0]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-writers-workshop Date: July 30, 2015

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at this writers workshop guaranteed to improve and perfect your writing.

Facilitated by: Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-30 2015-07-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 31, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: July 31, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/31/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: July 31, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the park's northernmost highlights: Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

The tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-31 2015-07-31 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/esl-class Date: August 1, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/bird-walks Date: August 1, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/esl-advanced Date: August 1, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Drip Irrigation 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/greenthumb-workshop-drip-irrigation-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/greenthumb-workshop-drip-irrigation-101 Date: August 1, 2015

An efficient irrigation system is the backbone to any garden or landscape. Proper water techniques improve plant health and fruit production. This workshop will teach you how to design a system that will effectively deliver water to the plants in your garden with the least amount of waste.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hands and Heart Community Garden

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2015-08-01 2015-08-01 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6606, -73.8959 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: August 1, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Visit a string of military fortifications built atop the steep bluffs of the Harlem Meer.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides to see sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer. Highlights of this tour include: McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b4a382f950.JPG Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 1, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/esl-intermediate Date: August 1, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 1, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop: Soap Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/workshop-soap-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/workshop-soap-making Date: August 1, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff farmhouse for a soap-making workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

Participants in this outdoor soap-making workshop will create their own soaps using a combination of ingredients, including essential oils and a variety of herbs, flowers, and miscellany from the Wyckoff House grounds. Traditional soap making recipes will be discussed and updated. No lye.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f59d9ba57.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 1, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 2, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, 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 www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/checkmate-101 Date: August 2, 2015

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level!

Best for beginners; limited boards are available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/discovery-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/discovery-day Date: August 2, 2015

Spectacular landscapes and panoramic views await you.

Come to Freshkills Park for an opportunity to discover the trails and hills of the landfill-to-park project! We’re opening up the future North Park and miles of additional interior trails for walking, bicycling, jogging, and exploring this summer.

Kayak Staten Island will lead a free kayaking program from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Fresh Kill and Main Creek waterways, bicycles will be available for riding around the trails, and NYC Audubon will lead a nature hike near the creek. A bus to the scenic overlook will run throughout the day. Visitors are also encouraged to bring their own cameras to photograph the park in progress, pack a picnic, or purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages from event food trucks.

Shuttles into the site will run continuously from the parking area at Wild Avenue to the creek of North Park, and on a scheduled basis from St. George Ferry Terminal. Visitors, including bicycle riders and dog owners, can enter the site directly at 350 Wild Avenue and do not need to take a shuttle.

All ages. Free. The site will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last entrance at 3:30 p.m. Visit freshkillspark.org/event/discovery-day to find out more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (12) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2015-08-02 2015-08-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.586, -74.1918 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555506f837f75.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 2, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Time After Time Capsule Public Art Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/time-after-time-capsule-public-art-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/time-after-time-capsule-public-art-event Date: August 2, 2015

The participatory art project by Sebastian Masuda "Time After Time Capsule" is on view in New York City at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.
Please bring your happy, colorful items and add your objects to the time capsule.

The Time After Time Capsule is part of an ongoing, multi-city participatory project with like capsules displayed last year in Miami, this year in New York and Amsterdam, and future cities are currently under consideration. In each location, the artist plans a series of children and family workshops collaborating with the project’s community to create colorful objects using their personal items and cute objects from 6%DOKIDOKI. The objects created by the participants will be inserted into the capsule sculpture coloring the work as more items are added throughout the duration of the installation. All will be united in 2020 in Tokyo to mark the Tokyo Olympics, bringing together the contained memories from all the participating cities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Hammarskjold Plaza (in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza)

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M203C Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7523, -73.9689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570ae6ed3067.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: August 3, 2015

Built as a folly and completed in 1872, Belvedere Castle offers grand views of the landscape it dominates just west of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved highlights, including Belvedere Castle, Shakespeare Garden, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk, commonly known as Cleopatra's Needle.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-03 2015-08-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/bryant-park-language-classes Date: August 3, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-03 2015-08-03 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 3, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-03 2015-08-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks - James Dean]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 3, 2015

Lively and entertaining commentary on James Dean, with resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Jim Baker.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-03 2015-08-03 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/garden-crew Date: August 4, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: August 4, 2015

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts!

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. In case of rain, Word for Word StoryTime will be cancelled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[My Reptile Guys]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/my-reptile-guys http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/my-reptile-guys Date: August 4, 2015

Enjoy this original and educational show featuring the display of some exotic animals.

Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Sponsored by Young People's Day Camps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 4, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: The Retirement Crisis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-the-retirement-crisis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-the-retirement-crisis Date: August 4, 2015

Charles D. Ellis, Founder Greenwich Associates, discusses his book Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-knits Date: August 4, 2015

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Using Water Wisely]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/greenthumb-workshop-using-water-wisely http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/greenthumb-workshop-using-water-wisely Date: August 4, 2015

Gardeners can collect and store the best water available for their plants—rainwater. We’ll show you a simple way to connect a rain barrel to a shade structure.

This workshop is in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Fordham Bedford Lotbusters Community Garden

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2015-08-04 2015-08-04 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8641, -73.8925 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT