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 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:15:16 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[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 30, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with Latin-inspired dance steps. 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.

Queens Connect Care will be on site to hand out FREE health and nutritional pamplets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/pilates-fitness-guru Date: July 30, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Green Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/green-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/green-series Date: July 30, 2013

Hear directly from one of the innovative minds behind BBP’s award-winning design during a tour with one of our park experts.

Led by Matt Urbanski, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

This tour requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - The Knights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-knights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-knights Date: July 30, 2013

Donated by Elkan Naumburg, the Naumburg Bandshell has been home to the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts since 1905. The concert series is now the oldest in the United States to bring free outdoor classical music to the public. Naumburg Orchestral Concerts features the work of new composers and conductors.

The Knights

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Nicholas Phan, tenor
Michael P. Atkinson, French horn
Adam Hollander, oboe
Johnny Gandelsman, violin

Program:

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88)
Sinfonia in C Major, Wq. 182, No.3, (1773)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concerto in D, (1946)

  • Vivace Arioso
  • AndantinoRondo
  • Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor, Bwv. 1060, (1733)

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Intermission

Benjamin Britten (1913-76)
Serenade for Tenor, Horn, & Strings, Op. 31, (1943)
(Nicholas Phan-tenor, Michael P. Atkinson-French horn
Adam Hollander-oboe, Johnny Gandelsman-violin)

  • "Prologue" (horn solo)
  • "Pastoral", a setting of The Evening Quatrains by Charles Cotton (1630–1687)
  • "Nocturne", Blow, bugle, blow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
  • "Elegy", The Sick Rose by William Blake (1757–1827)
  • "Dirge", the anonymous Lyke-Wake Dirge (fifteenth century)
  • "Hymn", Hymn to Diana by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
  • "Sonnet", To Sleep by John Keats (1795–1821)
  • "Epilogue" (horn solo; reprise of Prologue, played offstage)
The Knights - Chaconne (World Premiere)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[Sunset Rides: Free Rockaway Beach Spin Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/sunset-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/sunset-rides Date: July 30, 2013

Spinning classes on the beach under the sunset with popular music. Suncycle Studios wll be hosting this fitness program along with instructor guided fitness workouts on the high end stationary bikes. Try an effective workout, with varied routines that is great for all ability levels.

Bring water bottle and a towel.

Bikes are limited on a first come, first serve basis.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/motown-revue-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue Date: July 30, 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: Herbert Von King Park

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<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: ParaNorman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/paranorman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/paranorman Date: July 30, 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.

In ParaNorman, a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival Date: July 30, 2013

July 9: Baroque in the Park: The Judgment of Paris, a Baroque opera by John Eccles, conducted from the harpsichord by Kenneth Cooper with five vocal soloists and chamber orchestra, and an instrumental work by Johann Sebastian Bach.

July 16: A Musical Adventure: Featuring Margaret Leng Tan a foremost performer of new piano music and the world's first toy piano virtuoso (“The queen of the toy piano” - The New York Times) performing the US premiere of the chamber version of a toy piano concerto written for her by British composer Michael Wookey. Also works by John Cage, Richard Strauss and Adolphe Blanc.

July 23: Mostly VW--- Verdi and Wagner: instrumental and vocal transcriptions for chamber ensemble: orchestral interludes and arias by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi in celebration of their 200th birthdays.

July 30: Music of East Africa featuring Nepo Soteri, guitarist, singer and composer who survived the Rwandan civil war. His music is directly influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds unique to such African countries as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, from which spring the roots of American jazz. Preceding the concert in the afternoon, will be a children’s interactive rhythm workshop with African musicians.

*In case of rain: Will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 371 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY

Produced by the Washington Square Association

Info: 212-252-3621

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 8:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Music Festival: Music of East Africa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival-music-of-east-africa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/washington-square-park-music-festival-music-of-east-africa Date: July 30, 2013

Music of East Africa featuring Nepo Soteri, guitarist, singer and composer who survived the Rwandan civil war. His music is directly influenced by the raw rhythms and stylized sounds unique to such African countries as Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, from which spring the roots of American jazz. Preceding the concert in the afternoon, will be a children’s interactive rhythm workshop with African musicians.

*In case of rain: Will be held at St. Joseph’s Church.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 252-3621

Location: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church,Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 30, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-storytime1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/30/bryant-park-storytime1 Date: July 30, 2013

StoryTime with Cali Co Cat. Tales, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot.

Start time: 10:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-30 2013-07-30 10:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: July 31, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Summer Sun Salutations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/yoga-in-the-orangerie-summer-sun-salutations http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/yoga-in-the-orangerie-summer-sun-salutations Date: July 31, 2013

Summer is the perfect time for yoga: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! This intermediate-level class is also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach. If the weather allows, we’ll practice outside.Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini.

Five-class series. Class size limited to 12. All students are required to bring their own yoga mat. Registration and pre-payment required. Cost $90 for series; members $75.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/12x12-project Date: July 31, 2013

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 31, 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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<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: July 31, 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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<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/yoga-in-the-park Date: July 31, 2013

All levels welcome to this open level flow class. Please bring your own mat.

Brought to the Park by Yoga Vida.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: July 31, 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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<![CDATA[RIPA/Nike Lacrosse Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/ripanike-lacrosse-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/ripanike-lacrosse-camp Date: July 31, 2013

The Randall's Island Park Alliance joins Nike once again for the second-annual RIPA/Nike Lacrosse Camp. This free two-day camp will include Nike’s signature SPARQ training, lacrosse skills, scrimmages and an awards ceremony. The goal of the camp is to expose those that have never played lacrosse to an emerging and popular sport, and to sharpen the skills of those more experienced in the sport. Each child will receive a t-shirt as part of the camp.

This camp is free and open to boys and girls of all experience levels ages 12-18. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit the RIPA website.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Randall's Island Park

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<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/flow13 Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 31, 2013

“Women in Comics” celebrates the contributions from female creators in the sequential arts medium known as comics. Since the inception of this American Pop culture, women have always played a role as pencilers, inkers and even writers in the comic industry, but were never known because of their pseudonyms which rendered them sexless and misled the public to believe that they were males. The reasoning behind the pseudonyms was related to gaining employment as a writer or artist. Decades later, women today still are challenged to make their mark in a cartoon world overshadowed by muscles, testosterone and capes. “Women in Comics” unveils the mask of these heroine comic artists, writers, film makers, animators, characters and self publishers. “Women in Comics” is a Bronx Heroes® event and is curated by Ray Felix and Regine Sawyer.

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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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: July 31, 2013

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

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball: 10:30 – 11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b0e59967ed.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/catch-release-fishing Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/childrens-dance-class Date: July 31, 2013

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes which are appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 4-10. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Morgana Rose is a certified teacher and company member of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company with Artistic Director Lori Belilove.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Broadway & Dongan Place (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae0e78bd4ae.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/kids-yoga Date: July 31, 2013

Join us for kids yoga amidst the sun and trees in the park. We'll sing, dance and learn some fun yoga poses too. Bring a yoga mat. Limited mats will be provided.

Brought to the park by Sacred Sounds Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: July 31, 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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2013-07-31 2013-07-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Radio Jarocho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/radio-jarocho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/radio-jarocho Date: July 31, 2013

Radio Jarocho plays son jarocho music fashioned after the towns, musicians, and swampy countryside that created it in Veracruz, Mexico. They also write their own songs inspired by this popular genre and tailor them with assorted influences, creating a contemporary repertoire that captures the spirit of the traditional style. The band championed son jarocho by performing over the past decade in dozens of concerts and fandangos in several cities, including New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6486, -74.003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519121697882a.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Parallel Exit Physical Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/parallel-exit-physical-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/parallel-exit-physical-theater Date: July 31, 2013

Juggling, music, hat tricks, and a rubber chicken await you in Parallel Exit’s family fun summertime show. Join this Drama Desk-nominated troupe as they delight children and adults alike with their hilarious hijinks and prolific pratfalls. Parallel Exit packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus. “They can get laughs simply by breathing.” – The New York Times

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51911f2e651ed.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: July 31, 2013

The boot camp exercise class is perfect for those wanting high energy activity.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-chess Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: LuckyBob: Magic Juggling Comedy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/luckybob-magic-juggling-comedy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/luckybob-magic-juggling-comedy Date: July 31, 2013

Watch as LuckyBob juggles boxes, spins balls, reads minds and turns a volunteer into a magician. This show is action packed and full of crazy magic and cool juggling stunts. A show not to be missed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d574dbb908.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-games Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate French Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-intermediate-french-class Date: July 31, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-piano Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/north-woods Date: July 31, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and 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 to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/weekday-weed-warriors Date: July 31, 2013

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Music: Erin McKeown and Lake Street Dive]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/mad-sq-music-erin-mckeown-lake-street-dive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/mad-sq-music-erin-mckeown-lake-street-dive Date: July 31, 2013

Erin McKeown has been touring the globe for the last 12 years as a writer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist with eight full-length records and three EPs under her belt. McKeown’s compelling and energy-packed stage show teamed with her seemingly effortless ability to bridge genres has garnered her international acclaim. She regularly collaborates and performs with her peers Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell, Ben Sollee, Carrie Rodriguez, Mike Doughty, Amos Lee, and Josh Ritter. She has also performed at many of the world’s esteemed music festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, Glastonbury, and Oxegen. “Her playing is so muscular, her arrangements so well conceived that she succeeds brilliantly. As with all truly great guitarists, the wonder is less in her chops than her choices,” (Boston Globe).

Lake Street Dive, composed of drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, vocalist Rachael Price, and trumpet-wielding guitarist Mike “McDuck” Olson, encompasses a myriad of possibilities within its members’ collective experiences, and the resultant music is a vivid, largely acoustic, groove-driven strain of indie-pop. Lake Street Dive makes the most of pop music virtues: solid, evocative song craft; propulsive grooves; and Price’s disarming, forthright vocals. However, it’s a personal strain of pop that is refracted through the band members’ rich backgrounds: a sinewy Motown bass line is reborn with woody heft on Kearney’s upright, Calabrese’s drumming mixes timekeeping with more adventurous jazz-inflected outbursts, McDuck’s nimble trumpet is an unexpectedly warm counterpoint to Price’s singing. It all makes for a sound with familiar roots, but with a slant that is entirely their own.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518a9243edefb.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/bryant-park-after-work Date: July 31, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: July 31, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. This sunset session is led by Yoga for Bliss instructor Joanne Salomone. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3e08f1840.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill Date: July 31, 2013

Experience summer at its best—an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes, plein-air performances by local musicians, yoga, guided walks and cutting-edge art in Glyndor Gallery. Order dinner from exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening. Gardens open until 8:30PM. The Café at Wave Hill open until 8:00 p.m. Glyndor Gallery, Perkins Visitor Center, The Shop at Wave Hill are open until 7:30 p.m. Check www.wavehill.org/visit for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3a19ef542.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: July 31, 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.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c4c791305dd.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: July 31, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/family-capoeira Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/checkmate-101 Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: Across the River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/history-tour-across-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/history-tour-across-the-river Date: July 31, 2013

Enjoy the panoramic views offered by Brooklyn Bridge Park and learn about architectural highlights in Downtown Manhattan, both on the skyline and along the waterfront.

Guide: Kyle Johnson, AIA, Architect.

This tour requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill Date: July 31, 2013

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week, come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb41b5a5eac.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Neighborhood Music Concerts and Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-in-seward-park-neighborhood-music-concerts-and-jams Date: July 31, 2013

Dance to music from the hood and join in playing during Jam Time.

July 10 - Dave Fields and Friends – NYC Blues & Soul

July 17 – Grupo Loisaida – Latin Sounds

July 24 - Paul Shapiro & Friends - Jazz It Up

July 31 - Min Xiao-Fen’s Blue Pipa Trio with Steve Salerno & Stomu Takeishi – From Harlem to Shanghai and Back!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sonido Libre]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sonido-libre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sonido-libre Date: July 31, 2013

Experience the excitement of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and Mambo.

Sponsored by Council Member Erik M. Dilan

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[The Persuasions / Felix Hernandez's Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/the-persuasions-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/the-persuasions-felix-hernandezs-rhythm-revue Date: July 31, 2013

The Persuasions, an A Capella group which humbly started out on the street corners of Brooklyn, proudly boast their forty plus years together with only its founding members. Often referred to the undisputed “Kings of A Capella,” this global phenomenon has a heavy influence of Gospel, Soul, with a healthy dose of Pop and has released 26 albums since their beginning in 1962. The group has infused classic songs with their own powerful style, often referred to as “Persuasion-izing it,” to create a new musical experience. Dedicated and new fans alike are inspiration for the members to keep performing for over half a century.

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6268, -74.0769 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c4a9bd741e.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-pilates Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music at Wave Hill: Classical Ray Martinez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-classical-ray-martinez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-classical-ray-martinez Date: July 31, 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. Tonight’s performer, jazz musician and composer Ray Martinez, performs original, modern jazz and jazz fusion, mixing styles, rhythms and instrumentals. Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: Domestic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: July 31, 2013

Wonderfully surreal, painfully real – Domestic is the story of children, adults, and animals who live together trying to have a better life, but sometimes death comes unexpectedly. In the bittersweet comedy “Domestic” it is all about us – people who eat the animals that they love and the animals that love people unconditionally. Curated by Rooftop Films.
Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food. It includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. The festival kicks off on July 3rd with a new American film to welcome Independence Day weekend: Our Nixon, a feature-length documentary directed by Penny Lane, first debuted in March at SXSW and to be released in theaters in July 2013. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States.
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 7:00pm and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6pm-8pm, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d4716b3edd3.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Music at Wave Hill: Ray Martinez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-ray-martinez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/sunset-music-at-wave-hill-ray-martinez Date: July 31, 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. Tonight’s performer, jazz musician and composer Ray Martinez, performs original, modern jazz and jazz fusion, mixing styles, rhythms, and instrumentals.

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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park Date: July 31, 2013

Hip to Hip Theatre presents Love's Labor's Lost, a free Shakespeare-themed performance for all ages! Bring a blanket or low chair and enjoy the show!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 7:30 pm 40.6931, -73.7788 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: July 31, 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: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Steady Crew Dance Celebration / World Premiere of “RSC Ghetto Made”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/rock-steady-crew-dance-celebration-world-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/rock-steady-crew-dance-celebration-world-premiere-of-rsc-ghetto-made Date: July 31, 2013

Originally founded in 1977 in the Bronx, by Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee, Rock Steady Crew has become one of the most well-known and recognizable B-Boy groups in the world. These pioneers and creators of break-dancing used dance battles as a means of recruitment to grow its talented team and gain national acclaim while touring throughout the world. Since its formation, Rock Steady Crew has adapted all aspects of Hip-Hop, from DJ's to Emcee's, and from Writers to B-Boys & B-Girls. More recently, Rock Steady Crew received a VH1 Hip-Hop Honors award, performed on ABC's, Dancing With The Stars, and also had CNN coverage of their 35th anniversary.

In their world premiere work “RSC Ghetto Made”, Rock Steady Crew will be showing New York and the world what a real Hip-Hop show looks like as they bring it back to basics and display why they are the kings of the original movement.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c47c1e1d42.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Lorax]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/the-lorax http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/the-lorax Date: July 31, 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 Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: 67th Street and Colonial Road (in Owl's Head Park)

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:00 pm 40.6395, -74.0303 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summer-on-the-hudson-movies-under-the-stars Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155c29e3b44f.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks: Moonrise Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/river-flicks-moonrise-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/river-flicks-moonrise-kingdom Date: July 31, 2013

Set in the 1960's, Moonrise Kingdom is a film about two twelve year olds who fall in love and decide to run away together, prompting the town to search for the young couple.

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: The Goonies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summerscreen-the-goonies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/summerscreen-the-goonies Date: July 31, 2013

The Goonies (1985)

Mikey and his friends set out in search of hidden treasure to save their neighborhood from developers who want to buld a golf course in its place.

Snacks and drinks available. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:30 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/31/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 31, 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 2013-07-31 2013-07-31 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 1, 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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2013-08-01 2013-08-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 1, 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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2013-08-01 2013-08-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/fitness-walk Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 1, 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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2013-08-01 2013-08-01 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/flow13 Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park, Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/pelham-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/pelham-bay-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: August 1, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Pelham Bay Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of these young trees. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Tech Lead off of Burr Avenue between 196th Street and Westchester Avenue. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Burr Avenue and East 196th Street

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2013-08-01 2013-08-01 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8547, -73.828 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/craniosacral-relaxation Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/catch-release-fishing Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - PopFit Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-in-seward-park-popfit-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-in-seward-park-popfit-kids Date: August 1, 2013

Get Your Move On! Jump, Tuck, Jack and Jog. Join the new family exercise craze. For children up to age 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 1, 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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2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: August 1, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Meg’s Melodies:

Award-winning, Meg Russell joined by her talented musicians, Alex on bass and Todd on drums, will keep the audience moving throughout her upeat, interactive concert. A special education teacher by trade, Meg won a Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winning CDs forher albums 'Hat Parade' and 'Puzzle'. Vibrant and exuding warmth, Meg Russell approaches each song she sings with gusto. Whether you are two or 92, this Parent’s Choice Award Winning musician and performer will have your toes tapping and your students clapping. Meg recently played at NYC Buddy Walk in Central Park, NY and will be back at this year's Buddy Walk."

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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b095d44ab8.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/kids-junk-orchestra Date: August 1, 2013

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5357b39ef.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Radio Jarocho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/radio-jarocho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/radio-jarocho Date: August 1, 2013

Radio Jarocho plays son jarocho music fashioned after the towns, musicians, and swampy countryside that created it in Veracruz, Mexico. They also write their own songs inspired by this popular genre and tailor them with assorted influences, creating a contemporary repertoire that captures the spirit of the traditional style. The band championed son jarocho by performing over the past decade in dozens of concerts and fandangos in several cities, including New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: West 246th Street and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8922, -73.8972 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519121697882a.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/mad-sq-kids-summer-concert-series Date: August 1, 2013

Mad. Sq. Kids Concerts is a series of outdoor concerts especially for children and their families with energetic beats and engaging lyrics. Come ready to get down and boogie!

Performace Schedule:

June 11 – Steve Songs

June 13 – Audra Rox

June 18 – The Deedle Deedle Dees

June 20 – Matt Wilson’s Family Jazz Band

June 25? – Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

June 27 – KBC Kids

July 2 – Big Bang Boom

July 9 – Alastair Moock and Friends

July 11 – David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band

July 16 – Recess Monkey

July 18 – Robbi K & Friends

July 23 – The Rockdoves

July 25 – Songs for Seeds

July 30 – The Dirty Sock Funtime Band

August 1 – Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band

August 6 – The Suzi Shelton Band

August 8 – Shine and the Moonbeams

For more information about the artists visit the Madison Square Park website.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 325-2101

Location: Madison Square Park

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M052 Madison Square Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:30 am 40.7413, -73.9884 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 1, 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: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 10:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-chess Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-games Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Carousel Rides in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/free-carousel-rides-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/free-carousel-rides-in-prospect-park Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6628, -73.9632 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b0c5942087d.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Northern Forts Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/northern-forts-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/northern-forts-tour Date: August 1, 2013

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

For directions, please call (212) 860-1370.

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.

Central Park Conservancy Tours

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/01/bryant-park-piano Date: August 1, 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 2013-08-01 2013-08-01 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:16 EDT