NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:35:28 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[Delving Into Fort Tryon Park's Past With Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: July 30, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Fort Tryon Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/family-capoeira Date: July 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 31, 2014

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

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

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 31, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Finger Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-finger-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-finger-knitting Date: July 31, 2014

Learn how to knit a scarf using only your fingers, no needles!

Suitable for ages 6 - 12. Taught by Claudia Albanese.

Please note: Pre-registration is required with payment

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: July 31, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: West 183 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.9401 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/conversational-english Date: July 31, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/learn-to-draw Date: July 31, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Creepy Crawlies And Wiggly Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stories-in-the-garden-creepy-crawlies-and-wiggly-worms Date: July 31, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. What can you find under a rock? Who wriggles and crawls through Wave Hill’s gardens? This week, listen to stories that give you a bug’s-eye-view of the world, and then join us as we wiggle, flutter and dance like some of the garden’s tiniest inhabitants. Our books this week are The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle, The Snail’s Spell by Joanne Ryder and Under One Rock by Anthony D. Fredericks. Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baac5139e58.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Fiction Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: July 31, 2014

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required. This workshop will be facilitated by Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Growing Food on Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/growing-food-on-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/growing-food-on-staten-island Date: July 31, 2014

Join us for a showing of Jay Weichun’s documentary exploring the borough’s vegetable gardens, as well as the people who grow them .

This documentary, filmed over several years, features a diverse and colorful array of plants and people who are part of this current chapter of the borough’s agricultural history. After the documentary, Jay will field questions from the audience.

This free program is part of the Arts in the Greenbelt series, sponsored by New York Community Trust.

Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 31, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/tai-chi1 Date: August 1, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/house-tours Date: August 1, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 1, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/01/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 1, 2014

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

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-01 2014-08-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/esl-class Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Third Annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/third-annual-great-hudson-river-estuary-fish-count2 Date: August 2, 2014

Join naturalists from the Hudson River Estuary Program as they pull a seine net through the waters of the tidal basin at Inwood Hill Park, identifying and counting their catch for the annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count.

During this free family program, participants may volunteer to put on waterproof boots and help collect a variety of wriggly and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the surface of the water.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (845) 256-3016

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8744, -73.9205 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Fall Planting and Season Extension]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension1 Date: August 2, 2014

Do you want to get more fresh and healthy vegetables? If you’ve ever seen your collard green plants last through the winter, surrounded by snow, you know it’s possible! Come to this workshop to learn about ways to lengthen your gardening season. We’ll discuss what to plant and when to plant it in order to get an early start on your fall harvests, as well as how to have a garden that lasts into the cold wintry months. You will learn about techniques like row covering and mulching, low tunneling and the use of greenhouses.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Phoenix Community Garden

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6784, -73.9131 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 2, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/house-tours Date: August 2, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Friendship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-conversations-for-kids-friendship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-conversations-for-kids-friendship Date: August 2, 2014

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society!
Our very own Karyn Mooney will be guiding the children and their family members through Alexis O’Neill’s book, The Kite the Bridged two Nations, followed by a discussion and friendship bracelet activity.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537f9e29546d8.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/community-paddle1 Date: August 2, 2014

Short canoe trips for beginners and families.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Starlight Park

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X147A Starlight Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 1:30 pm 40.8315, -73.8822 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9f5983770.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Hindu Lamp Ceremony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hindu-lamp-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/hindu-lamp-ceremony Date: August 2, 2014

Help Aeilushi Mistry bring peace and harmony to our shoreline as she performs the traditional Hindu Aarti Ceremony at the park!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery for Kids: Firefly Pajama Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/02/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party Date: August 2, 2014

Join Julia Attaway, educator and local mom, to see if you can catch the last fireflies of the season!

During this hands-on program kids will have a chance to learn about fireflies in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere. Feel free to get ready for bed before you come out and chase fireflies in your pajamas.

Bring a jar or container and you can use your fireflies as night lights. But don't forget to let them out before you go to sleep! They have important work to do finding a mate and lighting the summer evenings.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8. Children must be accompanied by adults.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-08-02 2014-08-02 7:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f6eed2c3ce.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 3, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: August 3, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/house-tours Date: August 3, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: Plant Your Own Peas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/history-play-date-plant-your-own-peas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/03/history-play-date-plant-your-own-peas Date: August 3, 2014

Get your hands in the dirt at the Dyckman Farm! Young visitors are invited to drop in and help while we harvest vegetables from the Kitchen Garden and learn what the Dyckmans grew on their farm two hundred years ago. Which parts of the plant can be eaten, used, or planted? Don’t go home without starting your own pea plant to grow at home.

Recommended for children age 3 and up.
FREE, All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-08-03 2014-08-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 4, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 4, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 4, 2014

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

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

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-04 2014-08-04 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 4, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Antique Paper Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-antique-paper-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-antique-paper-making Date: August 4, 2014

Go through the process of making your own "antique paper" and bring it home with you! For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Maryann Diglio

**Pre-registration required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spanish Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-spanish-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-spanish-language-class Date: August 4, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered.

Registration required.

Spanish Classes: June 2nd, June 23rd, August 4th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: August 4, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks: Loves of Marilyn Monroe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 4, 2014

Lively and entertaining commentary on the loves of Marilyn Monroe. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and Jim Baker, author of The Empty Glass.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-04 2014-08-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 5, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 5, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 5, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 5, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Maintaining the Garden Perimeter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/05/greenthumb-workshop-fall-planting-and-season-extension Date: August 5, 2014

We will learn how to make our own simple and inexpensive dog waste bag dispensers to hang on your garden gates. We will also discuss all the different
aspects of maintaining your garden perimeter year round, with particular emphasis on neighborhood relations and relationships with the Department of Sanitation and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful)

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2014-08-05 2014-08-05 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 6, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 6, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Colonial Tin Punch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-colonial-tin-punch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-colonial-tin-punch Date: August 6, 2014

Learn how it was before electricity! Use recycled cans to make your own luminary. For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Nina Gulinello.

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Highbridge Park's Past with Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/delving-into-highbridge-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: August 6, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Highbridge Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 155th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8314, -73.943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7023c06de.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/family-capoeira Date: August 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-06 2014-08-06 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Film: Bronx Princess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/film-bronx-princess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/06/film-bronx-princess Date: August 6, 2014

Follow headstrong 17-year-old Rocky as she leaves her mother in New York City to reunite with her father in Ghana.

Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of the film. The film screening will be followed by a multimedia performance of “Bronx through the Eyes of a Garden.”

This event is part of the “Bronx Screened” film series. Curated by the Bronx Documentary Center, the series tells the story of the Bronx through documentaries about history, culture, politics, and social impact.

Presented by New York Restoration Project in partnership with Bronx Museum of the Arts

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Bathgate Community Garden

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2014-08-06 2014-08-06 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8447, -73.898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c5594ee45c1.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 7, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 7, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/conversational-english Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: August 7, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Aquatic Garden Q&A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/aquatic-garden-q-and-a http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/aquatic-garden-q-and-a Date: August 7, 2014

Tour the Aquatic Garden at its peak with Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh.

Discover why the water is black and learn how we cultivate dramatic aquatic plants like the sacred lotus and colorful tropical water lilies. Pick up some professional hints for home water gardens, large and small.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bbfe256a9f5.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/learn-to-draw Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Creative Non-Fiction Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: August 7, 2014

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required.

This workshop is facilitated by: Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 8, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 8, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/tai-chi1 Date: August 8, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/house-tours Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 8, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 8, 2014

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

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/esl-class Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/urban-farm-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/urban-farm-open-house Date: August 9, 2014

This open house event for the Urban Farm will include a free informal tour and a chance to chat with our Urban Farm experts. The Urban Farm grows a variety of fruits and vegetables and consists of two greenhouses, four rice paddies and more. Come on by to see what's growing at the Urban Farm and have a "meet and greet" with our flock of chickens!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7841, -73.9256 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 9, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: DIY Home Economics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/workshop-diy-home-economics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/workshop-diy-home-economics Date: August 9, 2014

Welcome to the world of DIY medicine cabinets and household cleaners where it is never too late remove toxins from your home environment. We will cover basic methods for creating different tonics that have a variety of uses around the house for both cleaning and promoting good health through the winter. Bring a 12 oz. jar to get started with your own right away!

This workshop is intended for adults, and suitable for supervised young adults ages 13 and up.

Sign up for free online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/house-tours Date: August 9, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-09 2014-08-09 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike and Hike the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bike-and-hike-the-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bike-and-hike-the-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge Date: August 10, 2014

Ride with the NYC DOT to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge!

We will ride on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. At the Refuge, the American Littoral Society will provide a -FREE- guided tour, lasting about an hour. After the ride, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal to the Broad Channel A train. Children welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring: Bike, lock, MetroCard (if taking the train back), sun block, snacks, and water.

Where to go: Take the L to E 105th St and exit on the Farragut Rd side (or ride your bike!).

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 105th Street Stop on the L Train

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.6503, -73.8981 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ced94e0ae0d.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:35:29 EDT