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 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:48:08 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[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: May 30, 2013

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors (weather permitting) for 3 and 4 year olds and their caregiver.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 30, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/big-apple-circus Date: May 30, 2013

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first–hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At our All-New 35th Anniversary season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe’s Most Spectacular Circus Performers! The Big Apple Circus presents Dream Big in its annual engagement at Cunningham Park in Queens from Sunday, May 19th through Sunday, June 16th.

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

Show Information:

Performers from around the world create joyful memories at the Big Apple Circus under the artistic direction of Guillaume Dufresnoy for the 2012–13 season show:

  • From the US, the Acrobuffos, the husband-and-wife clown team, bring gales of laughter to the Big Apple Circus with their slapstick comedy!
  • From Bulgaria, Andrey Mantchev takes to the skies in a solo trapeze act of mid-air flips and jaw-dropping catches!
  • From China, the all-female Dalian Acrobatic Troupe performs perilous poses of superior synchronization on bicycles!
  • From Canada, Daniel Cyr spirals and spins around the ring in a steel hoop of his own invention!
  • From Russia, breathtaking duo Desire of Flight (Valeriy Sychev and Malvina Abakarova) defies gravity in soaring stunts on aerial straps!
  • From Russia, Katerina is a lithe vision of grace wrapped and whirling in aerial silks!
  • From Argentina, Elayne Kramer astounds with a backbone as flexible as an archer’s bow!
  • From France and the Netherlands, Emily and Menno van Dyke combine the dramatic passion of tango with rhythmic juggling for a dance of flawless coordination!
  • From the US, Jenny Vidbel exudes pure pride with her handsome horses, prancing ponies, and perky pups!
  • From the US, John Kennedy Kane is a debonair ringmaster guiding you through the world of the circus!
  • From Hungary, the Quinterion Troupe demonstrates unparalleled power as sculpted men flip, throw, and catch a fearless maiden!
  • From China, Zhang Fan faces the ultimate test of balance, performing stunts of sheer strength on a swaying slack wire!

In his Big Apple Circus directing début is West Hyler who, along with Matt Williams as assistant director, presents an unforgettable show for all ages. John Lee Beatty, member of the Theater Hall of Fame, brings nearly four decades of New York experience as set designer. With a career spanning theatre, film, resorts, and dance, Mirena Rada returns with her stunning costume designs. Tony Award-winner Howell Binkley brings extensive experience and expertise as lighting designer. Five-time winner of the MAC Award for Technical Direction, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. As always, the Big Apple Circus Band enthralls under the musical direction of maestro Rob Slowik.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-chess Date: May 30, 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 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 30, 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 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 30, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-games Date: May 30, 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 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 30, 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 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 30, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 30, 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 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 30, 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 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-piano Date: May 30, 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.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

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

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 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Author Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/bryant-park-author Date: May 30, 2013

Reading Room Author Series: Dan Savage, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics

Sex advice columnist and bestselling author of the book that inspired the Emmy-award winning campaign It Gets Better weighs in on other issues.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: May 30, 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 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/natures-helpers Date: May 30, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c79d60235d.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: May 30, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/nature-on-the-go Date: May 30, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/garden-crew-training-session Date: May 30, 2013

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-05-30 2013-05-30 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: May 30, 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.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Eastern Lawns (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 5:00 pm 40.7303, -73.9969 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b091466e89.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/big-apple-circus1 Date: May 30, 2013

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first–hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At our All-New 35th Anniversary season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe’s Most Spectacular Circus Performers! The Big Apple Circus presents Dream Big in its annual engagement at Cunningham Park in Queens from Sunday, May 19th through Sunday, June 16th.

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

Show Information:

Performers from around the world create joyful memories at the Big Apple Circus under the artistic direction of Guillaume Dufresnoy for the 2012–13 season show:

  • From the US, the Acrobuffos, the husband-and-wife clown team, bring gales of laughter to the Big Apple Circus with their slapstick comedy!
  • From Bulgaria, Andrey Mantchev takes to the skies in a solo trapeze act of mid-air flips and jaw-dropping catches!
  • From China, the all-female Dalian Acrobatic Troupe performs perilous poses of superior synchronization on bicycles!
  • From Canada, Daniel Cyr spirals and spins around the ring in a steel hoop of his own invention!
  • From Russia, breathtaking duo Desire of Flight (Valeriy Sychev and Malvina Abakarova) defies gravity in soaring stunts on aerial straps!
  • From Russia, Katerina is a lithe vision of grace wrapped and whirling in aerial silks!
  • From Argentina, Elayne Kramer astounds with a backbone as flexible as an archer’s bow!
  • From France and the Netherlands, Emily and Menno van Dyke combine the dramatic passion of tango with rhythmic juggling for a dance of flawless coordination!
  • From the US, Jenny Vidbel exudes pure pride with her handsome horses, prancing ponies, and perky pups!
  • From the US, John Kennedy Kane is a debonair ringmaster guiding you through the world of the circus!
  • From Hungary, the Quinterion Troupe demonstrates unparalleled power as sculpted men flip, throw, and catch a fearless maiden!
  • From China, Zhang Fan faces the ultimate test of balance, performing stunts of sheer strength on a swaying slack wire!

In his Big Apple Circus directing début is West Hyler who, along with Matt Williams as assistant director, presents an unforgettable show for all ages. John Lee Beatty, member of the Theater Hall of Fame, brings nearly four decades of New York experience as set designer. With a career spanning theatre, film, resorts, and dance, Mirena Rada returns with her stunning costume designs. Tony Award-winner Howell Binkley brings extensive experience and expertise as lighting designer. Five-time winner of the MAC Award for Technical Direction, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. As always, the Big Apple Circus Band enthralls under the musical direction of maestro Rob Slowik.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: May 30, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-30 2013-05-30 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: May 31, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-31 2013-05-31 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate National Bike Month at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/celebrate-national-bike-month-at-qbg Date: May 31, 2013

Ride your bike to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. Lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers (bicycles not allowed inside)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-05-31 2013-05-31 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/yoga-in-the-orangerie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/yoga-in-the-orangerie Date: May 31, 2013

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun! This beginner level class is also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach. Taught by certified Anusara yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. Ten-class series. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2013-05-31 2013-05-31 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Erik Benson: The Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/erik-benson-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/erik-benson-the-park Date: May 31, 2013

Erik Benson’s paintings depict the landscape of everyday metropolitan life, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint. Benson uses this painstaking compositional technique to capture the complexity of urban development, with its interplay of construction and creative destruction, density and emptiness. Familiar cityscapes emerge as more complex than they initially appear.

Originally I was interested in creating a painting vocabulary that depicted the plasticity and temporality of unexamined things such as playgrounds and construction sites,” says Benson. “These interests have been growing into ideas and concerns that deal with the urban landscape, such as how cities grow and shrink, and what these issues mean to the inhabitants.”

In these vivid new paintings, Benson considers the role and impact of playgrounds, trees and parks within evolving communities, often setting the saturated colors and bold shapes of play equipment and dynamic tree branch patterns against the muted backdrops of the surrounding buildings. Inspired by his neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn, he creates works that are not precise representations, but rather archetypes, at once foreboding and optimistic.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187e57d9d9bb.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: May 31, 2013

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation present a photography exhibition entitled Changing Lenses at Poe Park Visitors Center. The exhibition marks the beginning of a new program that expands arts education for young scientists, and brings their work beyond the walls of the school into the community at large.

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, nine students in grades 9 – 11 gathered for weekly after-school sessions with UASWC art instructor Jessica Sinclair and teaching artist Mustafa Önder. Using SLR cameras, nine students were introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Emphasis was placed on the communicative properties of image-making: composition, storytelling, and conceptualization. Photographic outings were undertaken throughout the local community, to the Bronx Zoo, and to Bryant Park in Manhattan. The group also took a field trip to the International Center of Photography, where they received a guided tour by a museum educator.

The project is sponsored by Joy of Givings Something, Inc. (JGS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the art of photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/catch-release-fishing Date: May 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 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/woodland-discovery-kit-in-central-park Date: May 31, 2013

Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand lens, and flora/fauna guides. Accompanying adult with valid ID required. Purchase an optional Discovery Journal for $2 for a one-of-a-kind woodland adventure. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/the-wild-garden-discovering-central-park-woodlands-exhibit Date: May 31, 2013

Use this hands-on exhibit to illuminate the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands and learn why these landscapes are so essential to the purpose of Central Park. The exhibit includes a digital interactive app highlighting historic photos and revealing hidden features. Exhibit introductions are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Types: Turn of the Century Portraiture By Alice Austen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/street-types-turn-of-the-century-portraiture-by-alice-austen Date: May 31, 2013

This show explores the portraits Alice Austen made on the streets of Manhattan at the turn of the last century. Her curious work captured the faces of New York City’s working class, as the population exploded with an influx of new immigrants, hoping to find the American Dream.
The Alice Austen House Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the museum.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: May 31, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/big-apple-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/big-apple-circus Date: May 31, 2013

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first–hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At our All-New 35th Anniversary season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe’s Most Spectacular Circus Performers! The Big Apple Circus presents Dream Big in its annual engagement at Cunningham Park in Queens from Sunday, May 19th through Sunday, June 16th.

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

Show Information:

Performers from around the world create joyful memories at the Big Apple Circus under the artistic direction of Guillaume Dufresnoy for the 2012–13 season show:

  • From the US, the Acrobuffos, the husband-and-wife clown team, bring gales of laughter to the Big Apple Circus with their slapstick comedy!
  • From Bulgaria, Andrey Mantchev takes to the skies in a solo trapeze act of mid-air flips and jaw-dropping catches!
  • From China, the all-female Dalian Acrobatic Troupe performs perilous poses of superior synchronization on bicycles!
  • From Canada, Daniel Cyr spirals and spins around the ring in a steel hoop of his own invention!
  • From Russia, breathtaking duo Desire of Flight (Valeriy Sychev and Malvina Abakarova) defies gravity in soaring stunts on aerial straps!
  • From Russia, Katerina is a lithe vision of grace wrapped and whirling in aerial silks!
  • From Argentina, Elayne Kramer astounds with a backbone as flexible as an archer’s bow!
  • From France and the Netherlands, Emily and Menno van Dyke combine the dramatic passion of tango with rhythmic juggling for a dance of flawless coordination!
  • From the US, Jenny Vidbel exudes pure pride with her handsome horses, prancing ponies, and perky pups!
  • From the US, John Kennedy Kane is a debonair ringmaster guiding you through the world of the circus!
  • From Hungary, the Quinterion Troupe demonstrates unparalleled power as sculpted men flip, throw, and catch a fearless maiden!
  • From China, Zhang Fan faces the ultimate test of balance, performing stunts of sheer strength on a swaying slack wire!

In his Big Apple Circus directing début is West Hyler who, along with Matt Williams as assistant director, presents an unforgettable show for all ages. John Lee Beatty, member of the Theater Hall of Fame, brings nearly four decades of New York experience as set designer. With a career spanning theatre, film, resorts, and dance, Mirena Rada returns with her stunning costume designs. Tony Award-winner Howell Binkley brings extensive experience and expertise as lighting designer. Five-time winner of the MAC Award for Technical Direction, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. As always, the Big Apple Circus Band enthralls under the musical direction of maestro Rob Slowik.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-chess Date: May 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 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-petanque Date: May 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 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: May 31, 2013

La Carrousel was specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music. $2 per ride, or buy a discount card to enjoy 10 rides for $15.

Also available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-games Date: May 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 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 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 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-reading-room Date: May 31, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen Date: May 31, 2013

Lunchtime sounds even better now when you enjoy the ambient acoustics. Bring a bag of yummies and drink in the reverberations. Enter at 130th St.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-05-31 2013-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515481609ddf8.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: May 31, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength. Please bring your own mat. The class is open to adults and seniors and no registration is required.

Shaping Up has never been this easy. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun. Class offerings are varied and include aerobics, yoga, pilates and zumba.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516342ad0457c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 31, 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 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/walk-nyc-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/walk-nyc-schmul-park Date: May 31, 2013

Walk NYC is a free program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks (unless otherwise noted).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: P.S. 26 (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.592, -74.1901 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 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 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-piano Date: May 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. Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm*

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

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 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature's Helpers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/natures-helpers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/natures-helpers Date: May 31, 2013

Spend time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean.

Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515c79d60235d.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/bryant-park-fencing Date: May 31, 2013

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided.

Please call (212) 382-2255 to register. Drop-ins also welcome.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: May 31, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature On The Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/nature-on-the-go Date: May 31, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Club: The Tale of Despereaux]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/book-clubthe-tale-of-despereaux http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/book-clubthe-tale-of-despereaux Date: May 31, 2013

The story of a mouse, a princess, some soup and a spool of thread. Reading, discussion and arts activity relating to the story.

Parents and kids welcome together.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bdbeaedb4a.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Apple Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/big-apple-circus1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/big-apple-circus1 Date: May 31, 2013

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first–hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At our All-New 35th Anniversary season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe’s Most Spectacular Circus Performers! The Big Apple Circus presents Dream Big in its annual engagement at Cunningham Park in Queens from Sunday, May 19th through Sunday, June 16th.

Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It’s all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

Show Information:

Performers from around the world create joyful memories at the Big Apple Circus under the artistic direction of Guillaume Dufresnoy for the 2012–13 season show:

  • From the US, the Acrobuffos, the husband-and-wife clown team, bring gales of laughter to the Big Apple Circus with their slapstick comedy!
  • From Bulgaria, Andrey Mantchev takes to the skies in a solo trapeze act of mid-air flips and jaw-dropping catches!
  • From China, the all-female Dalian Acrobatic Troupe performs perilous poses of superior synchronization on bicycles!
  • From Canada, Daniel Cyr spirals and spins around the ring in a steel hoop of his own invention!
  • From Russia, breathtaking duo Desire of Flight (Valeriy Sychev and Malvina Abakarova) defies gravity in soaring stunts on aerial straps!
  • From Russia, Katerina is a lithe vision of grace wrapped and whirling in aerial silks!
  • From Argentina, Elayne Kramer astounds with a backbone as flexible as an archer’s bow!
  • From France and the Netherlands, Emily and Menno van Dyke combine the dramatic passion of tango with rhythmic juggling for a dance of flawless coordination!
  • From the US, Jenny Vidbel exudes pure pride with her handsome horses, prancing ponies, and perky pups!
  • From the US, John Kennedy Kane is a debonair ringmaster guiding you through the world of the circus!
  • From Hungary, the Quinterion Troupe demonstrates unparalleled power as sculpted men flip, throw, and catch a fearless maiden!
  • From China, Zhang Fan faces the ultimate test of balance, performing stunts of sheer strength on a swaying slack wire!

In his Big Apple Circus directing début is West Hyler who, along with Matt Williams as assistant director, presents an unforgettable show for all ages. John Lee Beatty, member of the Theater Hall of Fame, brings nearly four decades of New York experience as set designer. With a career spanning theatre, film, resorts, and dance, Mirena Rada returns with her stunning costume designs. Tony Award-winner Howell Binkley brings extensive experience and expertise as lighting designer. Five-time winner of the MAC Award for Technical Direction, JP Perreaux returns to the circus as sound designer. As always, the Big Apple Circus Band enthralls under the musical direction of maestro Rob Slowik.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (888) 541-3750

Location: The Big Top (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7308, -73.7728 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Westerleigh Park Outdoor Concert: IS 51 Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/is-51-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/is-51-jazz-band Date: May 31, 2013

IS 51 Jazz Band will be playing in the park with a surpise guest.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Wreck It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/movie-night-wreck-it-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/movie-night-wreck-it-ralph Date: May 31, 2013

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Wreck It Ralph. Popcorn and ices will be served.

Movie description: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Captain Tilly Park

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 7:30 pm 40.7121, -73.7989 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5187d205d7d84.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/05/31/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: May 31, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-05-31 2013-05-31 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: June 1, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups.

Be sure to meet back up after the run for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour: Wild High Line Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/tour-wild-high-line-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/tour-wild-high-line-tour Date: June 1, 2013

Enjoy the quiet early morning hours and discover the birds, butterflies, and other wildlife that call the High Line home. During this walking tour with High Line Gardener and resident naturalist Maryanne Stubbs, you will discover a side of the park you’ve never seen before. Binoculars are recommended, but not required.

This High Line Program is open to visitors of all ages. Purchase tickets below.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: High Line (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7467, -74.0057 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bird-walks Date: June 1, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 1, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-01 2013-06-01 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/tree-walk-with-leslie-day-author-of-field-guide-to-the-street-trees-of-new-york-city-illustrator-trudy-smoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/tree-walk-with-leslie-day-author-of-field-guide-to-the-street-trees-of-new-york-city-illustrator-trudy-smoke Date: June 1, 2013

Learn to identify and value the diverse flora and fauna of Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Please bring binoculars.

Leslie Day's Nature Talks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:00 am 10:30 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/50f5b74447205.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/battle-of-the-boroughs-tennis-challenge1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/battle-of-the-boroughs-tennis-challenge1 Date: June 1, 2013

USTA Eastern and City Parks Foundation are teaming up to present The Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, a new adult recreational tournament to be held in May and June in New York City parks. The tournament will feature the best of team competition and neighborhood pride, and support CityParks Tennis, which provides free tennis lessons and activities for children at 40 parks citywide.

Adult teams of up to ten players 19 years old and up, will compete against other teams in their borough before earning a slot in the citywide championships held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens on June 15th. Registration is $20/per person, and proceeds will support City Parks Foundation’s free youth tennis programs in all five boroughs.

Format:
World Team Tennis Format
Minimum 2 men and 2 women;
Maximum 4 men and 4 women.
M, W Singles, M, W Doubles,
and a Mixed Doubles set.

Eligibility:
One team (6-8 players) from each Park site
Players must be 19 years and older

Prizes:
Individual trophies for the winning team;
All participants receive a
t-shirt, snacks and minimum
2 rounds of tennis.

To learn more and to register for the Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, visit http://eastern.usta.com/boroughs.

Borough Challenges
Crotona Park, Bronx – May 11
Riverside Park, Manhattan – May 11
Flushing Meadows, Queens – May 11
College of Staten Island, Staten Island – May 11
Prospect Park, Brooklyn – June 1

Citywide Championships
Flushing Meadows, Queens - June 15

CityParks Tennis presented by Chase, one of the largest municipal tennis programs in the country, provides free tennis lessons and activities at 40 parks citywide to children ages 5-16.CityParks Tennis also features an advanced training academy, which offers talented youth with financial need the opportunity to bring their game to a higher level of competition. Hundreds of academy graduates have earned college athletic scholarships and sectional and national rankings. Two graduates of the academy have played in the junior division at the US Open.

USTA Eastern, based in White Plains, New York, is a not-for-profit community service organization that encompasses all of New York State, Northern New Jersey and Greenwich, Connecticut. It is one of 17 geographic sections of the United States Tennis Association, the governing body of tennis in the US, and administers a number of USTA tennis programs, including Jr. Team Tennis, Adult Leagues, and sanctioned tournaments. For more information about USTA Eastern and how to get started, visit eastern.usta.com.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-760-6999

Location: Prospect Park Tennis Center (in Parade Ground)

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B068 Parade Ground 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:00 am 40.6512, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515f0e7100ed8.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Spend your summer in the Greenbelt: High Rock Camp and Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp Date: June 1, 2013

High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp are taking reservations for their 2013 summer season. For more information on both High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp follow the links listed below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ab90c11a1c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 1, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: June 1, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 1, 2013

Join us for free yoga for the whole family with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses Photo Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/changing-lenses-photo-exhibition Date: June 1, 2013

Students from the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation present a photography exhibition entitled Changing Lenses at Poe Park Visitors Center. The exhibition marks the beginning of a new program that expands arts education for young scientists, and brings their work beyond the walls of the school into the community at large.

Throughout the Spring 2013 semester, nine students in grades 9 – 11 gathered for weekly after-school sessions with UASWC art instructor Jessica Sinclair and teaching artist Mustafa Önder. Using SLR cameras, nine students were introduced to the fundamentals of photography. Emphasis was placed on the communicative properties of image-making: composition, storytelling, and conceptualization. Photographic outings were undertaken throughout the local community, to the Bronx Zoo, and to Bryant Park in Manhattan. The group also took a field trip to the International Center of Photography, where they received a guided tour by a museum educator.

The project is sponsored by Joy of Givings Something, Inc. (JGS), a not-for-profit organization that promotes the art of photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518bc85e16e3c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing For Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 1, 2013

Would you like to play our Sing For Hope Piano? Come in/call/schedule a time to play or perform.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Spring Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session Date: June 1, 2013

The HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers a hands-on discovery program for children ages 5-12. Children's imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee Garden, and more! No class on May 25 for Memorial Day weekend. Special price: $166 members /$185 for non-members. To register email rwolf@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800 ext. 230.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:11 EDT
<![CDATA[3rd Annual Wounded Warriors Project Charity Fly-In and Air Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/3rd-annual-wounded-warriors-project-charity-flyin-and-air-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/3rd-annual-wounded-warriors-project-charity-flyin-and-air-show Date: June 1, 2013

The Staten Island RC Modelers would like to invite you to our 3rd Annual Wounded Warriors Project Charity Fly-In. The event will take place at our Field of Dreams Flying Field. The field is located off Forest Hill Road across from the COSTCO parking lot (near the corner of Richmond Avenue)

Come watch area pilots as they demonstrate their flying skills at our Air Show from 9:30am till 5pm and at the same time help support our returning veterans. Donations are $15.00 for pilots and $8.00 for the public. Lunch will be served as well as 50/50 and other raffles will be held throughout the day.

For more information please e-mail us sircm_1@verizon.net

http://www.statenislandrcmodelers.org

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:30 am 5:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/513b84c28e679.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[National Trails Day at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/national-trails-day-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/national-trails-day-at-willowbrook-park Date: June 1, 2013

Join the Greenbelt staff and help build and restore the White Trail around Willowbrook Park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:30 am 40.6039, -74.1586 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Augustus St. Gaudens Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-augustus-st-gaudens-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-augustus-st-gaudens-playground Date: June 1, 2013

On It's My Park Day, the Gramercy Neighborhood Associates and the families and friends of P.S. 40 will be busy in the park having a big clean-up, painting areas and helping their local playground.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Augustus Saint Gaudens Playground (in Augustus St. Gaudens Playground)

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M226 Augustus St. Gaudens Playground 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:30 am 3:00 pm 40.7356, -73.9822 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 1, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/catch-release-fishing Date: June 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 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Grow East Coast Lecture Series XIII]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/grow-east-coast-lecture-series-xiii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/grow-east-coast-lecture-series-xiii Date: June 1, 2013

QBG, Heritage Rose Foundation, Manhattan Rose Society and American Rose Society are collaborating and this full day event will include panel discussions on sustainable rose gardening and a presentation honoring Dr. Malcolm Manners and Dr. Walter Lewis.

Seating is limited. Please call to register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 230

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: June 1, 2013

New York Restoration Project’s free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit. On Saturdays in April through September, these hour-long sessions, led by certified yoga teachers, will educate participants about proper form, tempo and mindset needed for a fulfilling and exciting workout. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues), Manhattan
Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
Instructor: Cayce Pia

Target Bronx Community Garden
1024 Woodycrest (between 164th and 165th Streets), Bronx
Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Target Community Garden – Brooklyn
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Instructor: Boutique Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Target Brooklyn Community Garden,Target Bronx Community Garden,Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Spoke the Hub Presents: The Local Produce Festival at The Old Stone House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/spoke-the-hub-presents-the-local-produce-festival-at-the-old-stone-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/spoke-the-hub-presents-the-local-produce-festival-at-the-old-stone-house Date: June 1, 2013

Spoke the Hub’s 20th annual Local Produce Festival of the Performing Arts – a grass roots, homegrown “green market” of dance, music, theater, poetry and everything in between – will be held this year at the Old Stone House!

Stay tuned for a schedule of fabulous events.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51548e359ee59.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop and Care Day in the Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-the-bronx Date: June 1, 2013

Help water and care for the 80,000 new street trees that have been planted across New York City. Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1342

Location: Intersection of Faile St. and Garrison Ave.

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2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8205, -73.8881 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop and Care Day in Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/milliontreesnyc-tree-care-workshop-and-care-day-in-queens Date: June 1, 2013

Help water and care for the 80,000 new street trees that have been planted across New York City. Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration required below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1342

Location: Putnam Ave. & Forest Ave.

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2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7051, -73.9021 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 1, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance. Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Tilden Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-tilden-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-tilden-playground Date: June 1, 2013

On It's My Park Day, support the Rugby Neighborhood Alliance and help give this small playground a "community led make over." Activities will include bench painting, weeding garden beds and a chess tournament. Volunteers should wear appropriate work clothes and wear gloves.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 694-7754

Location: Tilden Playground

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B234 Tilden Playground 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6476, -73.9314 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Summer Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway Date: June 1, 2013

Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb garden. One pickup per garden group. Please carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation.

If another garden group is picking up for your group, please call the GreenThumb office beforehand to confirm details. No one will be allowed to pick up for two groups unless it is arranged with GreenThumb.

Supplies: garbage bags, gloves, adapters, garbage cans, graffiti removal, hoses, brass nozzles

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Delury Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-delury-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-delury-square Date: June 1, 2013

On It's My Park Day, The Friends of Delury Square will be doing a spring clean of their park. As part of their ongoing care of this neigborhood square, they will be putting in new plants for the summer.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0216

Location: Delury Square

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2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7091, -74.0052 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[National Trails Day at LaTourette Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/national-trails-day-at-latourette-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/national-trails-day-at-latourette-park Date: June 1, 2013

Join staff repairing and restoring sections of the white trail.

All events are listed on our website below. To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. Gloves and Tools are provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518be97a4644d.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Be A Weed Warrior At Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/be-a-weed-warrior-at-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/be-a-weed-warrior-at-schmul-park Date: June 1, 2013

Dandelions, Knotweed, and Mugwort, Oh my! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help the Freshkills Park Alliance remove invasive plants from among our new native plantings. Join us and volunteer to learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape. Meet at the flagpole to start helping our plants.

Please email to RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519bbfa160e61.JPG Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Schmul Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/its-my-park-day-at-schmul-park Date: June 1, 2013

Dandelions, Knotweed, and Mugwort, Oh my! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help the Freshkills Park Alliance remove invasive plants from among our new native plantings. Come out on It's MY Park Day to learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Heights 9]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/hike-the-heights-9 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/hike-the-heights-9 Date: June 1, 2013

Hike the Heights is an annual community hike and celebration in northern Manhattan parks. This family-friendly event invites New Yorkers to explore and celebrate the area’s natural treasures by combining physical activity, art, and fun.

Hike Starting Times and Locations:
10:00 am
RING Garden (Dyckman & Broadway)
Central Park (110th St & Central Park West)
10:30 am
Jackie Robinson Park (148th St & Bradhurst)
Swindler Cove (Dyckman & 10th Ave)
St. Nicholas Park (135th St & St. Nicholas Ave)
Morningside Park (118th St & Morningside Ave)
The hike will end with a community celebration at Sunken Playground in Highbridge Park that will include art dancing, music, food and more fun.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunken Playground, Highbridge Park (167th St & Edgecombe Ave)
For more information or to volunteer, please email us.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 337-4759

Location: Sunken Playground (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8377, -73.9361 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[HERSHEY'S Local Track and Field Meet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/hersheys-local-track-and-field-meet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/hersheys-local-track-and-field-meet Date: June 1, 2013

Open to all children ages 9 to 13. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

Events include: 50 meter dash, 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter, 1600 meter, 4x100 meter relay, softball throw and the standing long jump.

Winners will advance to the HERSHEY'S State Finals.

This event is sponsored by The Hershey Company.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: Red Hook Stadium (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 10:00 am 40.672, -74.007 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: June 1, 2013

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-817-8700

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 40.8624, -73.8805 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 1, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: June 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: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/freshwater-fishing Date: June 1, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 40.6036, -74.1584 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/birding-hawk-watch Date: June 1, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 846-2731

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 40.7765, -73.9238 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild About Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/wild-about-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/wild-about-animals Date: June 1, 2013

Lions, tigers, and bears…no way! Discover the animals that really live in the Greenbelt and in your backyard. Program includes fun activities, a clever craft, a short trail walk, and story time. If it rains, we will bring the fun inside. This program is suitable for ages 3-7 with adult chaperone.

Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-chess Date: June 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 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 1, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends and Family Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/friends-and-family-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/friends-and-family-fitness Date: June 1, 2013

3rd Annual Friends & Family Fitness Fun Day 2013. Fun for All Ages. Activities include: dance contests, largest electric slide line dance, parent/child dance, chess, checkers, spades tournament, martial arts, basketball, salsa and fitness classes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9603

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 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 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 Date: June 1, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Yoga class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. This is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Meet at the entrance to the running track.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-games Date: June 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 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 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 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Community Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/nyc-parks-new-york-junior-league-the-fort-tryon-park-trust-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-community-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/nyc-parks-new-york-junior-league-the-fort-tryon-park-trust-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-community-celebration Date: June 1, 2013

Celebrate the culmination of the NYJL’s 2013 Playground Improvement Project as the NYJL returns storm-damaged sections of Fort Tryon Park to its community, and celebrate all the hard work that volunteers, NYC Parks, and the Fort Tryon Park Trust have done over the spring.

For five weekends in April and May, in collaboration with NYC Parks staff, volunteers devoted hours to various projects including gardening, painting, a wide-scale lawn restoration, and the transformation of Inwood's Payson Park House into a functional gathering space for community members. Thanks to the hard work of the NYC Parks staff as well as volunteers from NYJL, community members, and corporate groups who came out to help, the park has been revitalized as a safe, beautiful, and educational play space for the children and families of Washington Heights and Inwood.

Held at Anne Loftus Playground inside Fort Tryon Park at Broadway/Riverside, this will be a medieval-themed party with lots of crafts and games for children. All community members, along with friends and family, are invited to attend.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388 x302

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a67ba367336.jpg Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-reading-room http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/01/bryant-park-reading-room Date: June 1, 2013

Reading, writing, and literary happenings related to the written word – under the London Plane trees – in the open-air Reading Room.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-01 2013-06-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:48:13 EDT