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 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:59:46 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[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 7, 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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2015-07-07 2015-07-07 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/garden-crew Date: July 7, 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 2015-07-07 2015-07-07 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/2015/07/07/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 7, 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 2015-07-07 2015-07-07 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/2015/07/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 7, 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 2015-07-07 2015-07-07 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: Changing Our Ways For A Better Planet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/bryant-park-reading-room-changing-our-ways-for-a-better-planet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/bryant-park-reading-room-changing-our-ways-for-a-better-planet Date: July 7, 2015

Hosted by Adam Sobel, atmospheric scientist and author of Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future. Featuring Tom Szaky and Albe Zakes from Terracycle Global Recycling and authors of Make Garbage Great: The Terracycle Family Guide to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle, and Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith, authors of Slow Death by Rubber Duck Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World

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 2015-07-07 2015-07-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 29 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/bryant-park-knits Date: July 7, 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 2015-07-07 2015-07-07 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 Humor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/bryant-park-reading-room-comic-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/07/bryant-park-reading-room-comic-poetry Date: July 7, 2015

This event features the following poets:

  • Tony Hoagland, Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays
  • Jeffrey McDaniel, Chapel of Inadvertent Joy
  • Regie Cabico, Flicker and Spark: a Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry

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 2015-07-07 2015-07-07 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 8, 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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2015-07-08 2015-07-08 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: July 8, 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. 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 (FAQ).

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 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b4a382f950.JPG Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 8, 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 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 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[GreenThumb Workshop: Lawns and Meadows 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/greenthumb-workshop-lawns-and-meadows-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/greenthumb-workshop-lawns-and-meadows-101 Date: July 8, 2015

Maintaining a quality lawn area involves more than irrigation, fertilization and pesticide applications. Healthy grass demands proper mowing techniques, occasional dethatching, and aeration. Knowing when and how to apply these practices will lead to a dense, vigorous grassy area.

Please RSVP online.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Family Group Garden/Latinos Unidos

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2015-07-08 2015-07-08 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8217, -73.9141 Thu, 21 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Harold Holzer & "Lincoln and the Power of the Press"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/bryant-park-reading-room-harold-holzer-lincoln-and-the-power-of-the-press http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/bryant-park-reading-room-harold-holzer-lincoln-and-the-power-of-the-press Date: July 8, 2015

Harold Holzer discusses his nonfiction book Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. 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 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Night Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/inwood-night-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/08/inwood-night-walk-with-expert-naturalist-mike-feller Date: July 8, 2015

The forest is a busy place at night as southern flying squirrels, skunks, underwing moths, cave crickets, screech owls, and other nocturnal animals become active. Bring the whole family for an exciting exploration of nature on Manhattan island. The walk is accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may encounter difficulty due to steep and rough paths.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-08 2015-07-08 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.86999893188476600, -73.92109680175781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55940788a3f5e.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 9, 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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2015-07-09 2015-07-09 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: ArtFarm Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals Date: July 9, 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 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 9:30 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570c0f132ddd.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: July 9, 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 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 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 Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 9, 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 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 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/2015/07/09/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/learn-to-draw Date: July 9, 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 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Creative Writing 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-reading-room-creative-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/09/bryant-park-reading-room-creative-writing Date: July 9, 2015

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

Pre-registration is required. Please email bpc@urbanmgt.com or call (212) 768-4242.

This workshop is facilitated by B.C. Edwards and produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop.

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 2015-07-09 2015-07-09 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 10, 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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2015-07-10 2015-07-10 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 10, 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 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 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/2015/07/10/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: July 10, 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 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Washington Cabinet Dinner Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/washington-cabinet-dinner-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/10/washington-cabinet-dinner-party Date: July 10, 2015

On the 225th anniversary of George Washington’s famous cabinet dinner, when the president and cabinet members John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and Henry Knox sat down in the Morris Mansion dining room for an evening of fine food and weighty conversation, Morris-Jumel and the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society are hosting a commemorative cocktail party. Sip signature drinks and taste period-appropriate foods, while food historian Kelsey Brow dishes deep about early American cuisine and AHA Vice President Nicole Scholet profiles the founding fathers (and mothers!) in attendance.Tickets are $40; $35 for members. Advanced registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008 to RSVP.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-10 2015-07-10 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-class Date: July 11, 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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bird-walks Date: July 11, 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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 11, 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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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 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[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-advanced Date: July 11, 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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 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/2015/07/11/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 11, 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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 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[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bicycling-basics Date: July 11, 2015

A three-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start & stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

For more information and to register, please visit the the event's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: July 11, 2015

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Park New York City. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

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: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Tea for 2 Billion Organisms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms Date: July 11, 2015

This is the second in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These three monthly workshops will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden: learn the basics of composting at Composting 101, how to supercharge your garden with compost tea at Tea for 2 Billion… Organisms, and how to use compost to improve your plants and soil at Feed the Soil, Not the Plants.

This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Moravian Churches Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6135, -74.119 Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 11, 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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 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[Festival de las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/festival-de-las-flores Date: July 11, 2015

The beautiful Colombian tradition of creating “Silletos,” or large medallions constructed of flowers, comes to Queens Botanical Garden in an afternoon celebration.

See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, and enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f68387afe7.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-intermediate Date: July 11, 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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 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/2015/07/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 11, 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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop: Medicinal Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/workshop-medicinal-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/workshop-medicinal-herbs Date: July 11, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse for a medicinal herbs 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!

In this hands-on medicine making class we will focus on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies. We will address the following conditions: cuts and scrapes, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, muscle aches, bleeding and bruises, and poison ivy and poison oak rash. We will talk about safety and effectiveness of various ingredients as well as child friendly dosages. Extensive handouts will be provided.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit Wyckoff Museum Workshops website.

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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f2a3454ba.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 11, 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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 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[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 11, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 12, 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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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 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/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 12, 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 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 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[6th Annual Soundview Park Art & Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/6th-annual-soundview-park-art-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/6th-annual-soundview-park-art-music-festival Date: July 12, 2015

Join the Friends of Soundview Park's annual celebration of the park and the Bronx waterfront. There will be free performances for all ages, family-friendly fun, and educational activities, as well as fitness and recreational programming.

Schedule:

Health and Fitness
10:00 a.m. - Fitness walking (New York Walkers Club)
12:00 p.m. - Boxing Fitness and Workout (Boxingology)
1:30 p.m. - Hula Hoop Fitness
2:30 p.m. - Zumba (Boxingology)

Arts & Crafts
Butterfly Chromatography
Rainbow Bubbles and Hat Making

Live Music & Entertainment
La Bruja, Boom Bits, DJ Eddie B Swift, Eli Black, Division X, Dancers Choice Music, El David, and more!

All-Day Activities
Art exhibition by local artists, facepainting, and scavengerhunt.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.82009887695312500, -73.87059783935547000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5594abdb4ca12.png Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/checkmate-101 Date: July 12, 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 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 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/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 12, 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 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 12, 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 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 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[Weehauken: The Background & Aftermath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/weehauken-the-background-aftermath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/weehauken-the-background-aftermath Date: July 12, 2015

Hamilton expert Jimmy Napoli will sit down with Burr descendant and Morris-Jumel Mansion trustee Antonio Burr, Ph.D., to discuss the fateful (and fatal) events of July 12th, 1803, when Aaron Burr dueled Alexander Hamilton and changed the course of U.S. history. The event is free with museum admission. Advanced registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 13, 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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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 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[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-language-classes Date: July 13, 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 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 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/2015/07/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 13, 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 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 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 - Westerns in Film]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: July 13, 2015

Join us for lively and entertaining commentary on Westerns in film with resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Dennis Tafoya.

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 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Healthy Soils]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-soils http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-soils Date: July 13, 2015

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it is growing in. We will cover soil health basics, including different ways of checking to see how your soil is doing. We will also cover the ways you can amend or prepare your soil in order to improve its health.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Eagles Slope

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.8157, -73.9116 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 14, 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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2015-07-14 2015-07-14 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[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/garden-crew Date: July 14, 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 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 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/2015/07/14/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 14, 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 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 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/2015/07/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 14, 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 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 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/2015/07/14/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-knits Date: July 14, 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 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 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[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 15, 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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2015-07-15 2015-07-15 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 15, 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 2015-07-15 2015-07-15 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: Louis Masur & "Lincoln's Last Speech"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-louis-masur-lincolns-last-speech http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-louis-masur-lincolns-last-speech Date: July 15, 2015

Louis Masur discusses his nonfiction book Lincoln's Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of Reunion

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 2015-07-15 2015-07-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 16, 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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2015-07-16 2015-07-16 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[Summer in the Square: ArtFarm Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-artfarm-animals Date: July 16, 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 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 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[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: July 16, 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. 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 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b4a382f950.JPG Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 16, 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 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 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/2015/07/16/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/learn-to-draw Date: July 16, 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 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture: Change, Continuity, and Civic Ambition: Cultural Landscapes, Design, and Historic Preservation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/lecture-change-continuity-and-civic-ambition-culutral-landscapes-design-and-historic-preservation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/lecture-change-continuity-and-civic-ambition-culutral-landscapes-design-and-historic-preservation Date: July 16, 2015

The lecture, Change Continuity, and Civic Ambition: Cultural Landscapes, Design and Historic Preservation, will be given by Charles Birnbaum, President and CEO, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Washington D.C.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its website, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations.

Charles A. Birnbaum is the President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) in Washington, DC. Previously, Charles spent fifteen years as the coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Intiative and a decade in private practice in New York. At TCLF he created the What’s Out There database of North America’s designed landscapes; Pioneers of American Landscape Design video oral histories, books and online database; dozens of publications; and lectures, symposia and exhibitions, many of have received awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. In 1997–1998 Charles was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and in 2004 an American Academy in Rome fellow. Charles, a regular Huffington Post contributor, has also served as a visiting professor at Ohio State and Columbia University.

This event is in conjunction with the Arsenal Gallery's exhibition Living Landmarks.

Admission is free for all related programs but space is limited. To RSVP, please email 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 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579ad05b4d58.jpg Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Composting With Lovely Red Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/composting-with-lovely-red-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/composting-with-lovely-red-worms Date: July 16, 2015

Did you know that red worms have five pairs of hearts? Come to this workshop to learn more about this unique species and all about indoor vermicomposting (composting with worms), including how to make and maintain a home for red worms.

Participants can purchase a plastic worm bin and a pound of redworms for only $44 on site (cash or check). For information about buying worms at this workshop, email compost@bbg.org at least two weeks in advance. This workshop requires pre-registration through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website.

Classes fill up quickly. Please register here.

Instuctor: Luke Halligan

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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B010 Brooklyn Botanic Garden 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6676, -73.9618 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Infrastructure Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/green-infrastructure-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/green-infrastructure-tour Date: July 16, 2015

Come see the new green infrastructure and help us keep our river clean and streets clear from flooding.

No registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Morrison Avenue & Colgate Avenue (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.81982426670900000, -73.87264387971600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55919df2c250b.JPG Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: TV Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/bryant-park-reading-room-tv-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/bryant-park-reading-room-tv-writing Date: July 16, 2015

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Facilitated by Pete Jensen and produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop.

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 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Dance Away the Night!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/arts-culture-fun-presents-a-night-of-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/16/arts-culture-fun-presents-a-night-of-tango Date: July 16, 2015

Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango. Enjoy live music, tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes! Strictly Tango NYC Dance School will bring to you the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling" Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun. It will be a night full of surprises. Don't miss it!

Why Tango? It’s a great way to meet people! Tango is at its core is a highly social dance. Whether you’re making new friends in class, or dancing with a new partner for the first time, tango is guaranteed to widen your circle of friends. Tango dancers attend milongas (social dances) held weekly around the city—a great way to mingle and show off your moves in a friendly environment.

This event takes place in partnership with Strictly Tango, a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue, Manhattan. The school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango with renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; show producer, choreographer, dance researcher, and creator of the “Learn Argentine Tango System.” Visit the Strictly Tango NYC website to learn more.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-16 2015-07-16 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557705fe06e70.JPG Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 17, 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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2015-07-17 2015-07-17 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[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 17, 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 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 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/2015/07/17/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: July 17, 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 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 17, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

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 2015-07-17 2015-07-17 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with The Harlem Swing Dance Society]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/17/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 17, 2015

Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves. The Harlem Dances series takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month, May-August.

Welcoming swing dancers from near and far, and all forms of swing dancing to "swing back" to Harlem, where it all began, reacquainting the national and international swing diaspora with the dancers of color who continue to thrive here.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-07-17 2015-07-17 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-class Date: July 18, 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 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/2015/07/18/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bird-walks Date: July 18, 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 18, 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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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 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[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-advanced Date: July 18, 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 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/2015/07/18/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[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[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[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[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[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[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