NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:19:32 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/family-capoeira Date: August 14, 2013

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Co Sponsors:
Northern Manhattan Parks and Bread and Yoga
More info at www.breadandyoga.com

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 Date: August 14, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/checkmate-101 Date: August 14, 2013

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, is back at the Pier 1 Promenade to teach skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early.

Watch this great clip from NYC Media about Checkmate 101.

*There will be no Checkmate 101 on July 3rd.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: The Gleaners and I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: August 14, 2013

Considered “the grandmother of the New Wave” in France, Agnès Varda melds literary and documentary conventions with the politics of feminism and compassion, and a whimsical touch that is all her own. The Gleaners and I, inspired in part by the Jean-François Millet painting, uses the subject of gleaning (the act of gathering leftovers) to create a warm and witty discourse on, among other things, the nature of consumerist society and the role of creativity in survival.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food that includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States – selected by Karen Cooper, Director, and Mike Maggiore, Programmer and Publicist, Film Forum, and Dan Nuxoll, Program Director, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Artistic Director, Rooftop Films.

In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., we will also offer free sunset paddling sessions from the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at Hallets Cove, just north of the park.
Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d474930d770.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music at Wave Hill: Milteri Tucker/Bombazo Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-milteri-tuckerbombazo-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-milteri-tuckerbombazo-dance Date: August 14, 2013

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes live music performed by Bronx musicians on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades. Milteri Tucker and her dance company Bombazo Dance, mix classical, contemporary and social styles of dance to create a new movement vocabulary that draws on the American and Latino experience.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f958cdea830.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-pilates Date: August 14, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: August 14, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome, No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Andy Andy in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/andy-andy-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/andy-andy-in-association-with-la-mega Date: August 14, 2013

Dominican singer Andy Andy has emerged as one of a handful of musicians on the cutting edge of the Bachata craze, beginning with his debut album, Aqui Conmigo. Infused with traditional Dominican folk music and contemporary Bachata, Andy juxtaposes new and old sounds to reach a wide audience. With his sophomore album, Necesito un Amor, he was nominated for the Latin GRAMMY award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album. Andy Andy has topped the Billboard’s Top Tropical Albums charts with Ironia, which featured his staple sounds – guitar and percussion driven, mid-tempo rhythms and his mellifluous vocals that bring it all together. Its hit single, “Que Ironia” was multi-formatted as a ballad and in Bachata and Reggaeton styles. His success continued with the album Tu Me Haces Falta with his latest, Placer y Castiga peaking in the top 20 on the Billboard’s Tropical Album chart.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Bridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.843, -73.9342 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d5cea50c94.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 14, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

This event is sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/madaqascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/madaqascar-3 Date: August 14, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Coffey Park

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B077 Coffey Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 8:00 pm 40.6768, -74.0087 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 14, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks: Pitch Perfect]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/river-flicks-pitch-perfect http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/river-flicks-pitch-perfect Date: August 14, 2013

Pitch Perfect (Rated PG-13)

After The Barden Bellas, a college a cappella singing group, lose last year's finals Beca (Anna Kendrick) takes it upon herself to restore the group to a new glory.

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2013-08-14 2013-08-14 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 14, 2013

A new musical adaption of Shakespeare's screwball comedy. The King and his three friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to scholarship and swear off women. But the oath becomes difficult to keep once they come across four clever girls from their past.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars Date: August 14, 2013

This year’s theme: Song & Dance!

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies. Open Captioned.

Moive Schedule:

  • July 24: 5,000 fingers of Dr. T (’53)
  • July 31: Fiddler on the Roof (’71)
  • August 7: Little Shop of Horrors (’86)
  • August 14: Pitch Perfect (’12)

Pre movie viral video showing. Tweet your suggestions to @SummeronHudson!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155c29e3b44f.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 15, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 15, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-15 2013-08-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 15, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-15 2013-08-15 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/fitness-walk Date: August 15, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/flow13 Date: August 15, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 15, 2013

Van Cortlandt House Museum invites children to come along on a weeklong discovery of history in their backyard at the “Adventures in Time” Summer History Camp.

While on their “Adventure in Time” at Van Cortlandt House, campers will discover the everyday life of an 18th century child as they play the Van Cortlandt children’s favorite games, try on period clothing, and make 18th century toys. Campers will also lend a hand with plantation chores such as churning butter, gathering wood and hauling water.

“Adventures in Time” will also explore the early years of the Revolutionary War as campers become soldiers in General George Washington’s army. All aspects of military life will be covered from “enlisting” in the army, for which they will receive a bonus, to pitching a wedge tent and setting up camp. Campers will also learn military drills, and hike up to the top of Vault Hill on reconnaissance just like their 18th century counterparts who were stationed at the Van Cortlandt’s plantation during the Revolutionary War.

Campers must bring their own brown bag lunch each day but snacks and water are provided.

"Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the Spring of 2013. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. To enroll, call Van Cortlandt House Museum or e-mail for a camp application.

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 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134fe871a665.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 15, 2013

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers children in our diverse metropolitan area a rare opportunity to learn about science and nature through practical, hands-on experiences in an outdoor environment.

When summer arrives, the fun and learning heat up, as children make salads from their spring vegetable plantings, bake cookies in a solar oven, learn about climate and environment, raise and release butterflies, plant delicious summer vegetables, conduct scavenger hunts, build planters and terrariums and lots more. Ages 5 through 12.

There are two sessions:

  • Summer I: July 8-August 21, Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Summer II: July 9-August 22, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Or you can create your own schedule. Contact us about other flexible options. You may call or email education@queensbotanical.org

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-15 2013-08-15 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 15, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe Park Visitor Center Community Visioning Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project Date: August 15, 2013

Help the Poe Park Visitor Center gather people’s knowledge, skills, ideas, and dreams for what they’d like to learn, do, and explore at The Poe Park Visitor Center and how that connects to the larger community. The project features a fun, interactive wall mural where people can share what’s important to them in the community, what’s missing, and even what they can bring to the table to make the community a healthy place to live, work, and play. Learn how you can contribute to new programs, classes, or activities by sharing your ideas and skills.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 15, 2013

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything from medicine to cosmetics. Embark on a journey of the senses through a stunning re-creation of an Italian Renaissance garden and interactive stations highlighting the rejuvenating and healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical juices. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals and enjoy a poetry walk, weekend Renaissance music & dance performances, hands-on science adventures for kids, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/craniosacral-relaxation Date: August 15, 2013

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

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 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 15, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Met Pool Health Screening Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/met-pool-health-screening-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/met-pool-health-screening-day Date: August 15, 2013

Join us for a day of great healthy living information and services like blood pressure and glucose readings.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 599-5707

Location: Metropolitan Recreation Center

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7151, -73.9605 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/catch-release-fishing Date: August 15, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: August 15, 2013

Music, storytelling & theater for young audiences. Suitable for kids up to age 7. Wear sunscreen!

Performance Schedule:

  • July 11 Rolie Polie Guacamole
  • July 18 Apple Seeds Songs for Seeds
  • July 25 Moey’s Music Party
  • Aug 1 Meg’s Melodies
  • Aug 8 Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights
  • Aug 15 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b095d44ab8.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Dance Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/uptown-dance-academy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/uptown-dance-academy Date: August 15, 2013

The Uptown Dance Company is comprised of students from Uptown Dance Academy that have been accepted into professional jobs and schools such as LaGuardia High School, the Lion King, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet Academy to name a few. UDC won the McDonald's Gospelfest in 2009 and has been featured on the front page of the NY Times, and the Daily News.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519133af12d49.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 15, 2013

One of the last black string bands in the U.S., The Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style of All American Music - Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock + Roll and Country. Inspiring heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music using Violin, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo, Washboard, percussion, bones and vocals.

Norris Bennett, Banjo-Mountain Dulcimer-Guitar-Vocals
Henrique "Rique" Prince, Fiddler Violinist
William Salter, Acoustic Bass & Vocals
Newman Taylor Baker, Washboard Player & All Around Percussionist
Gloria Thomas Gassaway, Vocalist & Bones

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912b9fe8fd8.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Dirty Sock Funtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/dirty-sock-funtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/dirty-sock-funtime-band Date: August 15, 2013

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is a wild, technicolor musical adventure where anything can happen! “Beloved by millions of families for their high-energy music videos on the NICK JR. CHANNEL'S JACK'S BIG MUSIC SHOW" (Thrifty Nifty Mommy), they can also be seen in CHUCK E. CHEESE venues across the country (and even in an episode of WORKAHOLICS in 2012). The Dirty Socks have become a favorite that are sure to "inspire dancing in the aisles — by children and parents alike" (New York Family). Their 2010 album SOCK-A-DELIC was highly praised as "high-energy music for your kids that you will love too" (A Nation of Moms) and the DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND SHOW DVD was called "a well-paced, charming and visually appealing program for all eyes – young and old, cynical and innocent" (OutWithTheKids). 2013's release THE DIRTY SOCK COME CLEAN is eagerly awaited by fans around the world who have seen the band play on TV and live from New York City to Chicago to L.A. to US Navy bases in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Dirty Socks will be touring their new album this Spring and Summer. You can also check them out at Kids Creative, their rock n roll peace education nonprofit for NYC kids.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912a364d9cf.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 15, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-games Date: August 15, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 15, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-chess Date: August 15, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 15, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 15, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 15, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Carousel Rides in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/free-carousel-rides-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/free-carousel-rides-in-prospect-park Date: August 15, 2013

Carousel rides will be free all day, every Thursday to children 12 and younger August! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Willink Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6628, -73.9632 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b0c5942087d.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 15, 2013

Casts from the most popular musicals on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits.

Presented by 106.7 Lite FM

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/views-from-the-past Date: August 15, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: August 15, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: August 15, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/blooming-naturalist Date: August 15, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-piano Date: August 15, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Castles in the Sand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/castles-in-the-sand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/castles-in-the-sand Date: August 15, 2013

Ever dreamed of having your own castle? Then come out and join us for an afternoon of fun while building you very own sand castle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5731, -74.0877 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/nature-on-the-go Date: August 15, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/garden-crew-training-session Date: August 15, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-08-15 2013-08-15 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: August 15, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/kayaking Date: August 15, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool)!

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 Date: August 15, 2013

Join us for the 14th season of our free, outdoor film series! This year's theme, "With Love From..." tours cities from around the globe with a lineup of fantastic films.

DJs hit the stage at 6:00pm and movies begin at sundown.

LINEUP:

July 11 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
High School truant extraordinaire, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) plots to take one last grand day off before graduation, touring the streets on Chicago in a Ferrari “borrowed” from a friend’s father while staying one step ahead of principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). A master of capturing the trials and triumphs of teenage freedom, Director John Hughes blends satire, social commentary, and pure fun. [PG-13] Short film: Creep by Sharif Anthony. DJ: Still Life

July 18 - Enter the Dragon
Under the guise of an international martial arts competition, Bruce Lee and partners John Saxon and Jim Kelly infiltrate the hidden island fortress of a powerful drug syndicate off the coast of Hong Kong. Perhaps the seminal Kung Fu film of the 1970’s, Lee’s final film features the martial arts master at the height of his career with superbly staged fight scenes in a variety of styles. [R] Short film: Catnip: Egress to Oblivion by Jason Willis DJ: Hahn Solo

July 25 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
When young Charlie Bucket finds the final golden ticket wrapped inside a Wonka Bar, he is granted access to the secret mysteries of Mr. Wonka’s (Gene Wilder) chocolate factory. The 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book whisks five kids into a world of pure imagination complete with chocolate rivers, fizzy lifting drink, and singing Umpa Lumpas. [G] Short film: Irish Folk Furniture by Tony Donoghue DJ: Ayres

August 1 - 8 Mile
Rapper Eminem made his acting debut in this semi-autobiographical journey of a white kid trying to make it as a hip-hop artist in the bombed out heart of inner city Detroit. After freezing up during an important rap battle, the young rapper, Rabbit, thinks he is at a dead end, but his girlfriend (Britney Murphy) helps him build up the courage to take one last shot. [R] Short film: Until the Quiet Comes by Kahlil Joseph DJ: Who Am I

August 8 - Roman Holiday
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is an unsatisfied princess who, in an attempt to find her freedom, winds up stumbling into the apartment of reporter – and bachelor – Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). The two dodge her secret service guards all throughout the city while giving the Princess a taste of the real world. [NR] Short film: How She Slept At Night by Lilli Carré DJ: $mall ¢hange

August 15 - Rocky
After the top boxing contender drops out, small time debt collector Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Set on the eve of the Philadelphian Bicentennial, Rocky took Hollywood by surprise, as the rags-to-riches classic creamed box offices and won the Academy Award for best picture, in addition to featuring one of film history’s most iconic training montages. [PG] Short film: Marcel, King of Tervuren by Tom Schroeder DJ: Emch

August 22 - Vertigo
Retired private eye, Scottie Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) battles acrophobia in one final case, trailing the enchanting Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). Hailed as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest works, winding through the streets of San Francisco in dazzlingly rich Technicolor, Vertigo weaves a dizzying story of love and obsession. [PG] Short film: My Favorite Picture of You by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin DJ: Geko Jones

August 29 - PUBLIC VOTE!
As is tradition, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy invite the public to vote on the last film of the summer starting on August 22. Check out the contenders below (rained-out films will also be entered into the running):

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) take on the spiraling psychedelic safari of 1970s Las Vegas on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. Terry Gilliam’s highly stylized trip of a film captures all the whit, humor and horror of Hunter S. Thompson’s classic work of Gonzo journalism. [R]
  • Good Will Hunting
    At one of Boston’s top universities, MIT janitor Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is discovered after solving one of the schools most vexing math equations, but the future of this brilliant mind depends on the guidance of therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). [R]
  • Lost in Translation
    Two lonely strangers, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) and Bob Harris (Bill Murray), forge a touching and unexpected friendship while adventuring through high-speed Tokyo in Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning film. [R]

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: August 15, 2013

Shaping Up has never been this easy. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun.

Please bring your own mat for this class.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-08-15 2013-08-15 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Delving into Isham Park's Past with Sidney Hornstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-hornstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/delving-into-isham-parks-past-with-sidney-hornstein Date: August 15, 2013

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

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

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

Meet at Seaman Avenue & Isham Street entrance to the park

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5203ba4607ede.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-writers1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-writers1 Date: August 15, 2013

Practice Screenwriting with Pete Jensen, Gotham Writers' Workshop

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Summer Concert Series: Huey Lewis and the News]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-huey-lewis-and-the-news http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-huey-lewis-and-the-news Date: August 15, 2013

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series, now in its 35th year, brings some of the best performers to you in a series of free concerts. Huey Lewis and the News, on their 30th anniversary tour, make a stop in Brooklyn to perform songs from their album, Sports. Bring your own chairs as there are a limited number of rental chairs.

*Performances are held Thursday nights with two exceptions; Friday, July 12th and Wednesday, August 21st.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Christel Rice and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-sounds-christel-rice-and-friends-irish-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-sounds-christel-rice-and-friends-irish-music Date: August 15, 2013

Come join us for a free night of live Irish music. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5916

Location: MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7928, -73.8512 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bryant-park-writers Date: August 15, 2013

Begin your memoir or compose that poem- at special workshops made to bring out the writer in you. Pre-registration required (age 18+) at bryantpark.org.

Led by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU

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 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Bachata Heightz in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bachata-heightz-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/bachata-heightz-in-association-with-la-mega Date: August 15, 2013

Born and raised in Washington Heights, Jerry Garcia, Jonathan Garcia, Jeffrey Cruz, Aneudy Hernandez and Diego Capellan formed Bachata Heightz to explore their musical interests while staying off the streets. The group was inspired by the tropical music of their Dominican roots as well as Hip-Hop and R&B. Combining these varying sounds, Bachata Heightz highlights their Latin heritage yet incorporates modern beats. As one of the first pioneers of this unique sound, they showcased it on their recording debut with Hector Acosta on “Me Puedo Matar,” which reached the top five on the Billboard Latin Tropical chart. Soon after, they released their inaugural full-length album, The First featuring the singles “Te Busco” and “No Sabes Del Amor,” becoming one of most influential groups in the Latin music scene.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Bridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.843, -73.9342 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/summer-sounds Date: August 15, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Waterfront Concert Series: The Lightyears]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/2013-waterfront-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/2013-waterfront-concert-series Date: August 15, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with The Lightyears.


Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Karate Kid]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/the-karate-kid2010 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/the-karate-kid2010 Date: August 15, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

The film shown on August 15 is the 2010 version of The Karate Kid. When a 12-year-old from Detroit moves to China with his mother and incurs the wrath of the class bully at his new school, he makes an unlikely ally in the form of his aging maintenance man, a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets to self-defense.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 8:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9975 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 15, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars, North by Northwest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 15, 2013

North by Northwest (1959) NR, 136 minutes.

A classic from Alfred Hitchcock. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the evening.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies with a View: Rocky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/movies-with-a-view-rocky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/movies-with-a-view-rocky Date: August 15, 2013

Rocky (1967)

A struggling small time boxer is given the opportunity of a lifetime to fight against heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed. Rocky strives to win the title.

DJ performs at 6:00pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 8:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 15, 2013

A new musical adaption of Shakespeare's screwball comedy. The King and his three friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to scholarship and swear off women. But the oath becomes difficult to keep once they come across four clever girls from their past.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/15/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 15, 2013

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomers Association will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-15 2013-08-15 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: August 16, 2013

Good Morning America's free Summer Concert Series is back for it's 5th year. Come and see some of the biggest names in music perform live during Good Morning America every Friday throughout the summer.

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

*Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

It is suggested to arrive at 6:00am, when the park opens.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 16, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-16 2013-08-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 16, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-16 2013-08-16 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/farmers-market-friday Date: August 16, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/flow13 Date: August 16, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:32 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 16, 2013

Van Cortlandt House Museum invites children to come along on a weeklong discovery of history in their backyard at the “Adventures in Time” Summer History Camp.

While on their “Adventure in Time” at Van Cortlandt House, campers will discover the everyday life of an 18th century child as they play the Van Cortlandt children’s favorite games, try on period clothing, and make 18th century toys. Campers will also lend a hand with plantation chores such as churning butter, gathering wood and hauling water.

“Adventures in Time” will also explore the early years of the Revolutionary War as campers become soldiers in General George Washington’s army. All aspects of military life will be covered from “enlisting” in the army, for which they will receive a bonus, to pitching a wedge tent and setting up camp. Campers will also learn military drills, and hike up to the top of Vault Hill on reconnaissance just like their 18th century counterparts who were stationed at the Van Cortlandt’s plantation during the Revolutionary War.

Campers must bring their own brown bag lunch each day but snacks and water are provided.

"Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the Spring of 2013. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. To enroll, call Van Cortlandt House Museum or e-mail for a camp application.

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 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134fe871a665.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 16, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe Park Visitor Center Community Visioning Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project Date: August 16, 2013

Help the Poe Park Visitor Center gather people’s knowledge, skills, ideas, and dreams for what they’d like to learn, do, and explore at The Poe Park Visitor Center and how that connects to the larger community. The project features a fun, interactive wall mural where people can share what’s important to them in the community, what’s missing, and even what they can bring to the table to make the community a healthy place to live, work, and play. Learn how you can contribute to new programs, classes, or activities by sharing your ideas and skills.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Together at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/yoga-together-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/yoga-together-at-wave-hill Date: August 16, 2013

Child and parent or caregiver practice fun yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility and relax body and mind in this one-hour class taught by Catherine McGibney, an instructor at Yoga for Bliss. Recommended for ages 3–5. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call by 8 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens on-site at 9:30 a.m.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x245

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f015e8d05ac.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 16, 2013

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything from medicine to cosmetics. Embark on a journey of the senses through a stunning re-creation of an Italian Renaissance garden and interactive stations highlighting the rejuvenating and healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical juices. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals and enjoy a poetry walk, weekend Renaissance music & dance performances, hands-on science adventures for kids, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 16, 2013

Kids can build their skills with knowledgeable instructors from Metro Beach Sports who will cover the fundamentals of beach volleyball in this series of free, public clinics. Kids can enjoy the sand and sun while developing techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 7-12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/catch-release-fishing Date: August 16, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 16, 2013

Come see the Columbian floral artisans, who are coming to New York for the Festival de Las Flores, as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG on August 16, August 17, and from August 20 to August 24. There will be two Festival de Las Flores parades. The first on August 18, which will be on 111th Street at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the second on August 25 at Central Park West and 106th Street.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 16, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Ciccarone Park

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X102 Ciccarone Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:30 am 40.8559, -73.8867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Griots in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/griots-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/griots-in-concert Date: August 16, 2013

A “Griot”, or traditional drummer & story teller, is the person who guards the history & culture of a people & is accountable for passing down the oral tradition throughout the generations. “Griots In Concert” continues this tradition by employing an inspirational & motivating performance of stories, music & song from Africa, the Caribbean & America. Because of the traditional history of the Griot, a wide range of topics are addressed, such as self-esteem, ecology, & cultural appreciation. The result is a an educational and entertaining presentation suitable for all ages.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and East 192nd Street. (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8642, -73.8951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d49096f922.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Dance Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/uptown-dance-academy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/uptown-dance-academy Date: August 16, 2013

The Uptown Dance Company is comprised of students from Uptown Dance Academy that have been accepted into professional jobs and schools such as LaGuardia High School, the Lion King, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet Academy to name a few. UDC won the McDonald's Gospelfest in 2009 and has been featured on the front page of the NY Times, and the Daily News.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519133af12d49.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 16, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 16, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-games Date: August 16, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 16, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-chess Date: August 16, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 16, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/tai-chi Date: August 16, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

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 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 16, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/craftsmen-days Date: August 16, 2013

Watch demonstrations of crafts from the 1800s, like spinning, tinsmithing and broommaking. Enjoy traditional music performed on hammered dulcimer and fiddle. Take advantage of discounted guided tours of King Manor. Craft demonstrations are FREE!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cf375dad70a.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 16, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/west-side-stories Date: August 16, 2013

Visit an area of the Park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. 60 minutes.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/bryant-park-piano Date: August 16, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 16, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/16/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: August 16, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-16 2013-08-16 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:19:33 EDT