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 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:32:44 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[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 25, 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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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-chess Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 25, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-games Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 25, 2013

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/fitness-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/fitness-hike-moderate Date: August 25, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 40.7309, -73.774 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/basic-canoeing Date: August 25, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

This basic program is great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/meditation-at-wave-hill1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/meditation-at-wave-hill1 Date: August 25, 2013

This summer, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple relaxation techniques followed by 20 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and instructor and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Session fee: Member $15/Non-member $23. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96a1525265.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 25, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Afropunk Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/afropunk-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/afropunk-festival Date: August 25, 2013

The annual Afropunk Fest is back for another weekend of live music, vibrant art, and good vibes.This year’s musical line-up includes New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, NYC’s Mykki Blanco, and festival veteran Saul Williams as well as blues-infused up-and-comers Vintage Trouble from Los Angeles and The Heavy from the UK, and hardcore punk band Trash Talk from Sacramento and Brooklyn’s own metal prodigies Unlocking the Truth and Battle of the Bands winners Meatloaf Muzik.

Along with the music will be more than 26 of New York City’s best food trucks, a skate park, and a custom bike show hosted by Brooklyn Rhapsody. ??

For a full line-up and information on VIP tickets, visit the Afropunk Festival website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 12:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: August 25, 2013

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has been changed to mirror those tastes. The route for this walk involves a few stairs.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 25, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom. Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: LaTourette Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/revolutionary-new-york-la-tourette-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/revolutionary-new-york-la-tourette-park Date: August 25, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 1:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 25, 2013

Spend a summer afternoon under the shade of the trees learning Nine-Man Morris, a board game that dates back to colonial times. You can even make your very own playing board to take home with you. Or you can also challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 25, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 25, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Photos: Wave Hill

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f02131b90d1.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival of Fools: A Game Without a Name]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/a-game-without-a-name http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/a-game-without-a-name Date: August 25, 2013

A Festival of Fools theatre company, in partnership with the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, is pleased to announce the premiere of an original, full-length verse play: “A Game Without a Name: Being the Tale Wherein Impostor Acts the Fool,” written by artistic director Timothy Bungeroth.

The free play will be performed outdoors as part of Fringe Al Fresco in August 2013, taking full advantage of the city landscape to present an exciting hour-long plunge into a world of myth, daring and imbecilic clowns.

In this play, the Fool is trapped inside the Primordial Zenith, unable to escape or understand his plight until a quartet of bumbling Clowns appears. They lead the Fool through five acts of a cosmic, comic ritual, and a mythical masked trickster figure, the Impostor, appears. The Fool can’t escape until he knows why he’s there – but once he does, he’ll have to make a choice – escape or sacrifice.

The play, which is the origin story of Impostor, is written in iambic pentameter and brings new life to an old style of verse. The heroic couplets are accompanied by original choral music, swordfighting bouts, and rubber chickens battles. It’s a swashbuckling, rhyming adventure into a fantastical world of mythology.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (908) 319-3527

Location: First Park

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M124 First Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7235, -73.9898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52015ec5dbdcd.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 25, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/belvederes-kingdom Date: August 25, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Lee Konitz Quartet/ Sheila Jordan / Christian Scott / Aaron Diehl Quartet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-lee-konitz-quartet-sheila-jordan-christian-scott-warren-wolf http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-lee-konitz-quartet-sheila-jordan-christian-scott-warren-wolf Date: August 25, 2013

Alto Saxophonist Lee Konitz has enjoyed one of the most creative and prolific careers in modern jazz. While remaining on the cutting edge of improvisation, Konitz has had the opportunity to lead several groups that has included the “who’s who” of the jazz world. As a band leader, he has recorded dozens of albums over his storied career while also collaborating with famed jazz musicians on countless albums. The New York Times declares Konitz “is able to erase context and preconceptions, and more or less blow your mind.” Konitz was awarded the NEA Jazz Master Award in 2009, voted “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” by Downbeat Magazine's “Critics Poll” in 2010, and will also be recognized with the Germany Jazz Price Award in 2013. At a young 85 years old, Konitz is still selling out concerts all around the world as he continues showcase his unique, rhythmic style.

Sheila Jordan, an American singer and songwriter, has been a student of Jazz her whole life and has become one of the most respected musicians around. Jordan’s first great influence and mentor was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Jazz Times describes Jordan as “a one-of-a-kind artist who possesses the power to captivate audiences, inviting all to join her on a magical mystery tour of jazz history.” In 2012, Jordan accepted the NEA Jazz Masters Award, which was given to her because of her lifelong commitment to Jazz and its teachings. Jordan has received several other honors, including the 2008 Mary Lou Williams Award for a Lifetime of Service to Jazz. In 2012, she released her latest album, Yesterdays, which blends imaginative music making and deeply felt, richly emotional story telling.

At a young age, trumpeter Christian Scott launched a music career that has positioned him as one of the great innovators of his generation. In 2006, Scott released Rewind That, which was a mixture of modern Jazz, Rock and R&B and garnered both criticism and praise – but ultimately a GRAMMY nomination. Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, Scott’s 2010 release, reflects the legacy of some of his musical heroes of the 1960s, and at the same time wields the music as a tool to address some of the very important issues of contemporary culture. Scott’s most recent album, Christian aTunde Adjuah, was released in 2012 and allmusic says it “creates a seamless, holistic 21st century jazz that confidently points toward new harmonic horizons.”


Aaron Diehl is the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz of the American Pianists Association. Hailed by The New York Times as a “Revelation,” and the Chicago Tribune as “The most promising discovery that [Wynton] Marsalis has made since Eric Reed,” Aaron Diehl’s distinctive interpretations of the music of Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, and other masters pays homage to the tradition while establishing his own original voice. Diehl has performed with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Benny Golson, Hank Jones, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Wessell Anderson, Loren Schoenberg, and has been featured on Marian McPartland’s NPR radio show Piano Jazz. His latest trio CD is entitled Live at the Players.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176ba68419cc.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/tai-chi-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/tai-chi-mornings Date: August 26, 2013

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

Instructor Joh Morton has been studying Chinese Martial Arts for over seven years and has competed nationally and internationally in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He learned Yang family Taijiquan from Master Dug Corpolongo, and has continued to study with him for over six years, receiving certification to teach the long form in 2011. In addition to Taijiquan, he has studied Yiquan, Shuai Jiao, Northern Longfist Kung Fu, Southern White Crane, and Xingyiquan. His focus is on understanding and incorporating traditional theories of Qigong and Chinese martial theory with modern principles of body mechanics and physics.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 26, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-26 2013-08-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 26, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-26 2013-08-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 26, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/flow13 Date: August 26, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 26, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 10:30 am 40.6881, -73.7701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-chess Date: August 26, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 26, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 26, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-games Date: August 26, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 26, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner Spanish Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-beginner-spanish-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-beginner-spanish-class Date: August 26, 2013

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

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 26, 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.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 26, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/bryant-park-piano Date: August 26, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/north-woods Date: August 26, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA["Wild Style 30th Anniversary Celebration" in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation: Live Performances and Appearances By: Lee / Lady Pink / Busy Bee / Patti Astor / Fab 5 Freddy / Grand Wizard Theodore / Cold Crush Bros / Fantastic 5 / Lisa Lee /]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/wild-style-30th-anniversary-celebration-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/wild-style-30th-anniversary-celebration-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation Date: August 26, 2013

Join SummerStage for a special 30th anniversary screening of the classic Hip-Hop film, “Wild Style” at the East River.

For those craving the true roots of Rap, “Wild Style” captured the hard core South Bronx scene at its births. This 1983 film stars a pantheon of Hip-Hop pioneers, including: DJ Grand Master Flash, Grand Master Caz and The Cold Crush Brothers, and The Rock Steady Crew. “Wild Style” also showcases the works of legendary subway artists, Lee Quinones and Sandra Pink Fabara and follows the outlaw artists through the train yards to the clubs where Hip-Hop music and B-Boy culture were born. Phelim O'Neill of The Guardian says, “Nothing else comes close to capturing the atmosphere of the early days of Hip-Hop and spray can art.”

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/outdoor-strength Date: August 26, 2013

Brooklyn Strength leads challenging and fun outdoor fitness classes that focus on strength training and aerobic intervals in and around Brooklyn Bridge Park. Meet at Pier 6, but make sure to arrive on time because the class is mobile!

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Movie Night in Astoria Park Presents Juno]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/26/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park Date: August 26, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Movie Night in Astoria Park featuring the film, Juno.

Central Astoria's 2013 Movies on the Waterfront continues Monday evenings in August.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-26 2013-08-26 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-27 2013-08-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-27 2013-08-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 27, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/fitness-walk Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:49 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/flow13 Date: August 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/catch-release-fishing Date: August 27, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 27, 2013

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon. Games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be ready for your arrival.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-27 2013-08-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/tree-care-tuesdays-hosted-by-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/tree-care-tuesdays-hosted-by-human-impacts-institute Date: August 27, 2013

Join the Human Impacts Institute Crew (HII) and volunteers from Brooklyn Day Habilitation Center in caring for our local green gems, street trees.

We'll meet at a different NYC location each week to clean up, aerate and mulch tree beds, thereby beautifying our neighborhoods while cleaning air and promoting green space. No experience is necessary and kids are welcome with adult supervision. Be sure to bring water and sunscreen and clothes for gardening. HII will provide gloves and all of the necessary tools.

Please see the Human Impacts Institute website for location details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: South 3rd Street and Rodney Street (in Rodney Park South)

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B223OC Rodney Park South 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7099, -73.9556 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Public Library's Kidsmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile Date: August 27, 2013

Brooklyn Public Library brings its colorful Kidsmobile to Pier 6! Families can enjoy reading in this children's library on wheels and special programs presented by the Brooklyn Public Library.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-27 2013-08-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 27, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-chess Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 27, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 27, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-games Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/stories-in-the-garden-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/stories-in-the-garden-at-wave-hill Date: August 27, 2013

Join us for a delightful reading adventure as we explore a different, nature-related theme each week with beautifully illustrated storybooks, beloved classics and exciting new selections. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Ideal for ages 3 and up and their adult companion.

Photo Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f03ff314a8d.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: August 27, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate Spanish Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class Date: August 27, 2013

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

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-piano Date: August 27, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:
August
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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/views-from-the-past Date: August 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 27, 2013

Beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided. Call to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: August 27, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/knittingintermediate Date: August 27, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

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 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 27, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/green-team Date: August 27, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: August 27, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: August 27, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:50 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/evening-yoga Date: August 27, 2013

This class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Talks with Parkies and Friends: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the First 5 Years of a Tree's Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/tree-talks-with-parkies-and-friends-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-first-5-years-of-a-trees-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/tree-talks-with-parkies-and-friends-everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-the-first-5-years-of-a-trees-life Date: August 27, 2013

Join us for a lecture series celebrating all the intricacies, challenges and decisions involved in urban forestry in New York City. NYC Parks Director of Street Tree Planting Matthew Stephens presents: "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the First 5 Years of a Tree's Life: A Journey Detailing Where Our Street Trees Come From and the Work that Goes Into Them" a lecture on the early life and develoment of street trees and their maintenance requirements.

The seminar will provide an overview of how street trees are propagated and where they are grown. Specifically information will be presented on the materials and methods used to grow NYC street trees and their development over the first five years of a trees life before they are planted along City streets.

Please register in advance for each lecture you plan to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 27, 2013

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Dahdoo Ensemble - Middle Eastern Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/summer-sounds-dahdoo-ensemble-middle-eastern http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/summer-sounds-dahdoo-ensemble-middle-eastern Date: August 27, 2013

Come join us for a free night of Middle Eastern music! All ages are welcome!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5916

Location: Noonan Playground (in L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground)

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Q044 L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7411, -73.9225 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier hosted by Lyricist Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/pete-rock-vs-dj-premier-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/pete-rock-vs-dj-premier-hosted-by-lyricist-lounge Date: August 27, 2013

SummerStage celebrates the acclaimed Hip-Hop brand, Lyricist Lounge. A respected part of Hip-Hop music and culture, Lyricist Lounge has hosted hundreds of live showcases featuring the best up and coming talent while acting as a career platform for many of today’s superstars. Lyricist Lounge hosts a night featuring two legendary DJs battling it out for turntable supremacy.

Christopher Edward Martin, better known by his stage name DJ Premier (also known as Preem, Premo, or Primo for short) is a producer and DJ and is the instrumental half of Hip-Hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru. DJ Premier recognized as one of Hip-Hop’s most important track masters his style is aggressive and raw. About.com ranked him #1 on their “Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers” list and Rolling Stone identified DJ Premier as arguably “Hip-Hop’s greatest producer of all time.” DJ Premier’s production has appeared on many of Hip-Hop’s most important records: Nas’ Illmatic, the Notorious B.I.G’s Ready to Die, Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt and numerous others.

Pete Rock, also known as Soul Brother #1 and The Chocolate Boy Wunda, is a producer, DJ and rapper and is one half of the critically acclaimed group, Pete Rock & CL Smooth. He has arguably pioneered the fusing of Jazz, Funk and Soul into Hip-Hop as well as laid down the blueprint for beautiful soulful productions in Hip-Hop. About.com ranked him #3 on their “Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers” list. Pete Rock’s production has appeared on many of Hip-Hop’s most important records: Heavy D’s Peaceful Journey, Nas’ Illmatic, and Kanye West/Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne to name a few.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 27, 2013

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

A few notes:

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA["Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/journey-2-the-mysterious-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/journey-2-the-mysterious-island Date: August 27, 2013

The 17-year-old Sean Anderson receives a coded signal and his stepfather Hank helps him to decipher the message. They find that Sean's grandfather Alexander Anderson has found the mysterious island in the Pacific described by Jules Verne and two other writers in their novels. They rent an old helicopter owned by the locals Gabato and his teenage daughter Kailani and the group heads to the unknown spot. Along their journey, they cross a hurricane and crash in the island. They find a beautiful and dangerous place, surrounded by forests, volcanoes with lava of gold and menacing life forms. They soon discover that the island is sinking. Now their only chance to survive is to find the legendary Nautilus.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:40 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 8:00 pm 9:40 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/27/annie Date: August 27, 2013

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

Annie, a movie based on the popular Broadway musical, is the charming story of an orphaned girl seeking a home.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Chester & Cornelia Avenues (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-08-27 2013-08-27 8:00 pm 40.5195, -74.1877 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: August 28, 2013

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 28, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-28 2013-08-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 28, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-28 2013-08-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 28, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/flow13 Date: August 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 28, 2013

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

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball: 10:30 – 11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b0e59967ed.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/catch-release-fishing Date: August 28, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 28, 2013

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon. Games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be ready for your arrival.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-28 2013-08-28 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/kids-yoga Date: August 28, 2013

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

Brought to the park by Sacred Sounds Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-28 2013-08-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: August 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-chess Date: August 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 28, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 28, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-games Date: August 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-28 2013-08-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:32:51 EDT