NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:42:50 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[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 15, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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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<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/family-camping Date: August 15, 2014

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.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit, www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 5th. One entry per family.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Conference House Beach (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5012, -74.2332 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/esl-class Date: August 16, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 16, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 16, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 16, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/craftsmen-days Date: August 16, 2014

Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 16, 2014

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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/house-tours Date: August 16, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: August 16, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/family-camping Date: August 16, 2014

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.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 6th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 6:00 pm 40.6401, -74.0324 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Astronomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/astronomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/astronomy Date: August 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 116 (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:30 pm 40.5776, -73.836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 17, 2014

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 17, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 17, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/17/house-tours Date: August 17, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-17 2014-08-17 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 18, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 18, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-18 2014-08-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 18, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 18, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Japanese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/18/bryant-park-language-class Date: August 18, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Japanese Classes: May 5th, June 9th, June 30th, July 21, August 18th

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 2014-08-18 2014-08-18 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 19, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-19 2014-08-19 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 19, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 19, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 19, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/19/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 19, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-19 2014-08-19 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 20, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 20, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 20, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 20, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: August 20, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/family-capoeira Date: August 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk & Talk: Do You Hear an Echo?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/nature-walk-talk-do-you-hear-an-echo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/20/nature-walk-talk-do-you-hear-an-echo Date: August 20, 2014

How do animals find each other in the dark? Take an evening walk with naturalist Paul Keim to learn how bats, frogs, crickets and katydids use sound for location and communication. Use eyes and ears—and an echo-locator (electronic device)—to search for bats as they skim the evening sky in search of insects. Don’t forget your flashlight! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-20 2014-08-20 7:00 pm 8:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc234de00f5.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 21, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-21 2014-08-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 21, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 21, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/conversational-english Date: August 21, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/learn-to-draw Date: August 21, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/21/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 21, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-21 2014-08-21 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 22, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 22, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 22, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/tai-chi1 Date: August 22, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 22, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/house-tours Date: August 22, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 22, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 22, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/22/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 22, 2014

Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-22 2014-08-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/esl-class Date: August 23, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 23, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic Walk Tour - Historic Pathway II: Valentine-Varian House to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/historic-walk-tour-historic-pathway-ii-valentinevarian-house-to-the-edgar-allan-poe-cottage Date: August 23, 2014

Join Bronx County Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez on this 2-mile walk along a major historical corridor of The Bronx.

The tour begins at the Valentine-Varian House. For early arrivals, the Valentine-Varian House will be open for tours at 10 a.m. On the tour, sites along the Grand Concourse, Bedford Park, Jerome Avenue, and Kingsbridge Road will be noted.

Please make reservations as these programs are quite popular and sell out quickly. Call at the phone number below to reserve a spot. The tours generally run for 75 minutes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

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

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc9379c63b2.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 23, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Battle of Brooklyn Reenactment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/battle-of-brooklyn-reenactment Date: August 23, 2014

Join reenactors from Glover’s Marblehead Regiment to learn how sailors saved George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 23, 2014

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 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/house-tours Date: August 23, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/23/summer-on-the-hudson-hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: August 23, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents a workshop covering the elements of voice production, acting and stage combat.

Open to all actors, ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.

Online registration necessary.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-23 2014-08-23 3:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 24, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 24, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/house-tours Date: August 24, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log Date: August 24, 2014

Take a hands-on look at what exactly is under a log.

Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities. Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is supported by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795- 1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7eba9c4ae.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery for Kids: What's Under a Log?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/nature-adventure-for-kids-whats-under-a-log1 Date: August 24, 2014

Take a hands-on look at what exactly is under a log.

Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities. Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is supported by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795- 1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7f06351f3.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/24/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 24, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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 2014-08-24 2014-08-24 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 25, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 25, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 25, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Italian Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-italian-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/25/bryant-park-italian-language-class Date: August 25, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required at inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Italian: May 19th, July 7th, July 28th, August 25th

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 2014-08-25 2014-08-25 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 26, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 26, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 26, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 26, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/26/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 26, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-26 2014-08-26 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 27, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 27, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 27, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: August 27, 2014

New York Restoration Project's City Chicken Institute has come to the Bronx! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.

Schedule:

  • 5:30 – Garden gates open
  • 6:00 – Workshop begins
  • 6:45-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

Dates

  • July 30 – Care & Share: Share What Makes Your Flock Thrive
  • August 27 – Intro to Chicken Keeping
  • September 24 – Chicken Health and Wellness (Co-taught by Dan Carr, a livestock farmer at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture)
  • October 29 – Preparing for Winter (Workshop begins 30 minutes earlier due to earlier sunset.)

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in Brooklyn!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-08-27 2014-08-27 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: August 27, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/27/family-capoeira Date: August 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-27 2014-08-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 28, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/conversational-english Date: August 28, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/learn-to-draw Date: August 28, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/28/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 28, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-28 2014-08-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 29, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 29, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/tai-chi1 Date: August 29, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/house-tours Date: August 29, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 29, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/29/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 29, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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 2014-08-29 2014-08-29 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/esl-class Date: August 30, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Street Trees of New York City]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/the-street-trees-of-new-york-city http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/the-street-trees-of-new-york-city Date: August 30, 2014

Learn about the complex relationship between trees, animals, and humans with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Take this opportunity to learn about the rich culture and diversity of plants that is seen on the city streets we walk through every day!

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7c1ac6574.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 30, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 30, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 30, 2014

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 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/30/house-tours Date: August 30, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-30 2014-08-30 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 31, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 31, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/31/house-tours Date: August 31, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-31 2014-08-31 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 1, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-01 2014-09-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 2, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/02/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 2, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-02 2014-09-02 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 3, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-03 2014-09-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:52 EDT