NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:27:19 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: August 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Sunny Shadows]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/sunny-shadows http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/sunny-shadows Date: August 1, 2015

Kids ages 2-4 can explore the natural areas of the Greenbelt through arts and crafts, wading pool fishing, and sprinkler fun.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.58840179443359400, -74.13909912109375000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Soap Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/workshop-soap-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/01/workshop-soap-making Date: August 1, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-01 2015-08-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 2, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-02 2015-08-02 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 2, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/family-art-project-marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/family-art-project-marvelous-mushrooms Date: August 2, 2015

Go on a hunt for mushrooms and be inspired to create your own glowing garden with fluorescent paints. Test it out under a cool black light as we create a group, fungi-planetarium. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b25af5efe0e.jpg Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/checkmate-101 Date: August 2, 2015

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

Best for beginners; limited boards are available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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

Spectacular landscapes and panoramic views await you.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Event Entrance

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2015-08-02 2015-08-02 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.58599853515625000, -74.19180297851562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555506f837f75.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/02/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 2, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Hammarskjold Plaza (in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza)

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M203C Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 2015-08-02 2015-08-02 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7523, -73.9689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570ae6ed3067.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 3, 2015

Play fun activities that focus on the history of those who lived and worked here during the Colonial and Revolutionary War era.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-03 2015-08-03 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 3, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-03 2015-08-03 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 3, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-03 2015-08-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/03/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: August 3, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-03 2015-08-03 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 4, 2015

Play fun activities that focus on the history of those who lived and worked here during the Colonial and Revolutionary War era.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 4, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-04 2015-08-04 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/garden-crew Date: August 4, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 4, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: August 4, 2015

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts!

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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

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

Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Sponsored by Young People's Day Camps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/wetlands-tour Date: August 4, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

For more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wetlands Tour Location (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c4266347ca.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry - Cave Canem]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/04/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: August 4, 2015

This event features the poets of Cave Canem: Brian Gilmore, JP Howard, and Angel Nafis.

Produced in partnership with Cave Canem.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-04 2015-08-04 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 5, 2015

Play fun activities that focus on the history of those who lived and worked here during the Colonial and Revolutionary War era.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 5, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-05 2015-08-05 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 5, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: August 5, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b4a382f950.JPG Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 5, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Rad Reptiles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/stories-in-the-garden-rad-reptiles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/stories-in-the-garden-rad-reptiles Date: August 5, 2015

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature tales. These stories—classics and more—come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppetry. This week, get ready to hiss, rattle and make a splash as we read stories about our scaly friends, the reptiles. Our fun movement pieces and counting rhymes will bring everyone out of their shells.

Stories this week: Baby Rattlesnake by Viborita de Cascabel, Turtle Splash by Cathryn Falwell and Mossy by Jan Brett. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in Wave Hill House in inclement weather. Ideal for children ages three to six with an adult. 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 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b25be9e5948.jpg Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Children's Garden Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-childrens-garden-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/summer-childrens-garden-program Date: August 5, 2015

Children ages 7-12 are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to explore the garden and connect with nature.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-08-05 2015-08-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68289947509765600, -73.88790130615234000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature in a Nutshell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/nature-in-a-nutshell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/nature-in-a-nutshell Date: August 5, 2015

Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on a short, sunset stroll in the gardens and really get to know some of our resident flora and fauna. Encounter a different specimen each week, learn some fun facts and become familiar with its distinguishing features.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Drop-ins accommodated as space permits. Free with admission to the grounds, but registration recommended, online at wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 6:15 pm 7:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a0240017e3f.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/arts-culture-fun-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/arts-culture-fun-painting-workshop Date: August 5, 2015

Back by popular demand, join artist Amy Digi for an rooftop painting workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program!

Participants will learn how to paint from observation, make monotypes printmaking, as well as basics about materials, color mixing and composition. You'll get to take home your painting! Supplies are provided for you. No experience is necessary.

Amy Digi is a United States Coast Guard Artist and is included in their permanent collection. She is also an artist in the prestigious Art in Embassies Program. Amy studied at the League and received her MFA from Lehman College and BFA from Pratt Institute. She exhibits prolifically in the New York area. Space is limited-please RSVP. Rain or shine! (We move the class indoors in case of rain.)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2015-08-05 2015-08-05 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5571aa994d2d1.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Terry Alford & 'Fortune's Fool']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-terry-alford-fortunes-fool http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/05/bryant-park-reading-room-terry-alford-fortunes-fool Date: August 5, 2015

Terry Alford will discuss his nonfiction book Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth.

Produced in partnership with the New-York Historical Society.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-05 2015-08-05 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 6, 2015

Play fun activities that focus on the history of those who lived and worked here during the Colonial and Revolutionary War era.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 6, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-06 2015-08-06 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 6, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Kidville - Story Time Art Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-kidville-story-time-art-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-kidville-story-time-art-class Date: August 6, 2015

Dress for mess and artistic success! Young children are free to smear, splatter and otherwise explore artistic possibilities in our sensory play bins and writing tables for fun that is too big to try at home. Storybook sharing inspires new ideas and creativity as children work with a variety of materials that include markers, dough, crayons, chalk, and collage. Get ready for a messy good time!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570c2864de07.jpg Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 6, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/learn-to-draw Date: August 6, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Writers Workshop - Short Story 3.0]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/bryant-park-reading-room-writers-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/bryant-park-reading-room-writers-workshop Date: August 6, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/06/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 6, 2015

Gaze across the New York sky and all the wonders it holds with Amateur Astronomers Association of New York.

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 2015-08-06 2015-08-06 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 7, 2015

Play fun activities that focus on the history of those who lived and worked here during the Colonial and Revolutionary War era.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.89114379882812500, -73.89489746093750000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 7, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-07 2015-08-07 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 7, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/nyc-climate-justice-youth-summit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/nyc-climate-justice-youth-summit Date: August 7, 2015

The NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit is the largest gathering of young people of color on climate change in NYC. Last year more than 750 young adults came to the event and were later mobilized to be part of the frontline at the People's Climate March, the largest climate march in history.

Please RSVP online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Union Theological Seminary

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2015-08-07 2015-08-07 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.81145870000000000, -73.96184930000000000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 7, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Spelling Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room-spelling-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room-spelling-bee Date: August 7, 2015

Join us for a Spelling Bee co-hosted by Olivia Petzy & Kevin Doyle. Please register to compete at bryantpark.org

This event is produced in partnership with Oxford University Press.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-07 2015-08-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/esl-class Date: August 8, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 8, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 8, 2015

What was and what might have been.

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.

Arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/esl-advanced Date: August 8, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Co-op City Historic Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/coop-city-historic-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/coop-city-historic-walking-tour Date: August 8, 2015

From the ruins of the Freedomland Amusement Park rose the nation's largest cooperative housing development. Yet in spite of its massive scale, there are some surprising secret places in this part of the Bronx. Come explore Co-op City and surrounding neighborhoods.

Please contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your ticket. Tours generally runs about 2 hours. The walking tour will be led by Bronx Co. Historical Society tour guide Mr. Nestor Danyluk.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Barnes and Noble

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2015-08-08 2015-08-08 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8669, -73.8285 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f865516d6b.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wrath In The Garden Walk: Plants Strike Back]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/wrath-in-the-garden-walk-plants-strike-back http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/wrath-in-the-garden-walk-plants-strike-back Date: August 8, 2015

Carnivorous plants clearly evoke images of vengeful garden flora, yet many other common plants employ prickly spines, poisonous sap or fetid blossoms to lure or deter passing creatures. Join Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day on a walk to uncover the more sinister aspects of the garden. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b25e787a367.jpg Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 8, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/esl-intermediate Date: August 8, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 8, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop: Natural Dyeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/workshop-natural-dyeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/workshop-natural-dyeing Date: August 8, 2015

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

Did you know your garden is already growing a wealth of materials that you can use to beautify other things? Come learn how to take the otherwise inedible plants in your garden and dye various fibers. We will use plant materials grown specifically for dyeing as well as less commonly used dye plants. This workshop will be an exploration of the potential and uses of natural materials.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f6eaf07e0.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/08/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 8, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-08 2015-08-08 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 9, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/summer-birding Date: August 9, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands. Observe the plants, insects and habitats that make Wave Hill an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds. Birders of all levels welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.) Registration recommended, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center, starting May 13.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b26020f1426.jpg Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 9, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Lyons Square Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/the-uni-project-at-lyons-square-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/the-uni-project-at-lyons-square-playground Date: August 9, 2015

The Uni Project brings pop-up reading rooms to public spaces throughout New York City. These reading rooms feature a collection of high-quality browsable books and activities, and are staffed by dedicated volunteers who engage children, families, and passersby in reading and learning.

The Uni Project has partnered with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative to bring this innovative program to neighborhoods in need. The Community Parks Initiative is bringing more City resources—money, staff, programming, and partnerships—to smaller neighborhood parks in all five boroughs.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lyons Square Playground

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X029 Lyons Square Playground 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8228, -73.8881 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55798cbf2d46d.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: August 9, 2015

Enjoy the park's northernmost highlights with a Central Park Conservancy guide on this easy walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer, and past the North Woods.

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

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 degrees fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees fahrenheit).

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: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/checkmate-101 Date: August 9, 2015

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

Best for beginners; limited boards are available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Feed the Soil, Not the Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/greenthumb-workshop-feed-the-soil-not-the-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/greenthumb-workshop-feed-the-soil-not-the-plants Date: August 9, 2015

Learn how to use compost to improve your plants' soil. This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63449859619140600, -74.12169647216797000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 9, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Living with Urban Coyotes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/living-with-urban-coyotes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/living-with-urban-coyotes Date: August 9, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. This program will teach about the basics of coyote biology and the best tips for coexisting with coyotes in our urban environment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70069885253906000, -73.85500335693360000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wrath and Resilience: Film Shorts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/wrath-and-resilience-film-shorts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/wrath-and-resilience-film-shorts Date: August 9, 2015

Guest curator Andrew Ingall selects five recent films by independent filmmakers who represent a diverse group in terms of geography, genre and form. Jamie Stuart’s Eternal Storm (2012) recovers glimmers of hope from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Kombit (2014), by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman, documents a micro-garden movement that combats post-earthquake hunger in Haiti. In the award-winning One Child (2014), Zijian Mu trains his lens on the tragic effect of the Sichuan earthquake on families following the one-child policy. A Native American Cajun community’s land disappears from under their homes due to the exploitation of the surrounding marsh, in Jason Ferris and Rebecca Marshall Ferris’s Can’t Stop the Water (2013). And in Glory at Sea (2008), an acclaimed early work by Oscar-nominated director Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), a group of mourners build a boat from the debris of New Orleans in an allegorical journey from Hades.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-09 2015-08-09 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b261c0d87c5.jpg Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Rivers Run Community Garden: Journal Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/rivers-run-community-garden-journal-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/09/rivers-run-community-garden-journal-writing Date: August 9, 2015

Please join the Rivers Run Garden and Building 13 Association, Inc. as they present "Perfect Peace by the Waterfront, a journal writing experience".

This series of workshops are made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the Department of Cultural Affairs' Greater New York Arts Development Fund Program.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rivers Run Community Garden

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2015-08-09 2015-08-09 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.87678909301758000, -73.82343292236328000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 10, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-10 2015-08-10 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 10, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/bryant-park-language-classes Date: August 10, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 10, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks - Chinatown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/10/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 10, 2015

Film connoisseur Scott Adlerberg and author Wallace Stroby discuss Chinatown. This film will also be screened later in the day as part of the Bryant Park Film Festival.

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-10 2015-08-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 11, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-11 2015-08-11 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/garden-crew Date: August 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 11, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: August 11, 2015

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts!

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 11, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/bryant-park-knits Date: August 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/11/wetlands-tour Date: August 11, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.

Individuals and families are welcome; no fee is required. We will be meeting at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

For more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wetlands Tour Location (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-11 2015-08-11 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c4266347ca.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 12, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-12 2015-08-12 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 12, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 12, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Children's Garden Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-childrens-garden-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/summer-childrens-garden-program Date: August 12, 2015

Children ages 7-12 are invited to a fun-filled afternoon to explore the garden and connect with nature.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Highland Park Children's Garden

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2015-08-12 2015-08-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68289947509765600, -73.88790130615234000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/frogwatch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/12/frogwatch Date: August 12, 2015

Calling all citizen scientists! Assist us with the montly observing, monitoring, and data collection on local amphibian populations. With some cooperative skies, we will also do some stargazing for the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Summit Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-08-12 2015-08-12 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.58280181884765600, -74.12409973144531000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 13, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-13 2015-08-13 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 13, 2015

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park. Find out what used to be and what might have been.

This exhibition has been arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays, free admission.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Children's Cabaret]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-childrens-cabaret http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/13/union-square-park-summer-in-the-square-childrens-cabaret Date: August 13, 2015

Summer in the Square guests will meet a unique lineup of storytellers, puppeteers, magicians, musicians, and other entertainers who can't wait to share their talents with kids and their family. It's a show for kids that adults love too—the best of both worlds!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-13 2015-08-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5570cfb3548a1.jpg Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:00:05 EDT