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 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:30:25 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[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 3, 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!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome. This is an intermediate program, some experience is preferred.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Meadow Lake SE (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.732, -73.8361 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 3, 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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moey's Music Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moeys-music-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moeys-music-party Date: August 3, 2013

Kids come see Moey's Music Party.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 3, 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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents La Casita]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-la-casita http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-la-casita Date: August 3, 2013

La Casita is an annual festival featuring spoken word, music and dance. This year's festival honors the late Sekou Sundiata and his influential art.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 40.7733, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/plover-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/plover-appreciation-day Date: August 3, 2013

Discover one of New York City's endangered species -- the Piping Plover! There will be games, crafts, and giveaways!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5908, -73.768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d48314c3d3c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-day Date: August 3, 2013

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, and giveaways, as well as visits from the FDNY, Marines, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Grover Cleveland Park (in Grover Cleveland Playground)

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Q002 Grover Cleveland Playground 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7108, -73.9112 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/forest-crew-training-session Date: August 3, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: August 3, 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 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: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: August 3, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Be a Citizen Scientist at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park Date: August 3, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Calling all nature lovers! Freshkills Park needs help to do a wildlife count at one of our wetland sites. Want to use your love of nature to help the park thrive? Join us Saturday, August 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Schmul Park and we will journey in to our wetlands for a day of discovery. Feel free to bring along water, binoculars, field guides, friends, and a sense of adventure!

Please email michael.callery@parks.nyc.gov to RSVP and let us know you'll be coming.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f7c28669f28.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 3, 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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Learning Garden Workshop: Aerobic and Anaerobic Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-aerobic-and-anaerobic-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-aerobic-and-anaerobic-composting Date: August 3, 2013

Tired of taking out the smelly trash? Got food scraps? Let's compost! Two kinds of microorganisms consume and decompose organic matter: those that need air (aerobic) and those that do not (anaerobic). Come learn about the benefits of each at this hands-on workshop where each participant will build a worm bin to take home!

Please enjoy this practical workshop at any of three Learning Gardens across the city.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful),Liberty Learning Garden,Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192; 40.7017, -73.7832; 40.8197, -73.9093 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c318e194b02.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/recycletoart Date: August 3, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: August 3, 2013

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-4999

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad054110f20.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 3, 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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert Date: August 3, 2013

Columbia Summer Winds performs the finest in wind band music throughout New York City every summer. The 90-person concert band provides free outdoor concerts in NYC parks, bringing the best band literature to our neighborhoods' backyards. From Sousa marches to orchestral transcriptions and Broadway showtunes to movie soundtracks, the music of Columbia Summer Winds will surely leaving the audience clapping for more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 3, 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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/crosspark-promenade Date: August 3, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs and lasts 75 minutes.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[WLIB 6th Annual Gospel Explosion Featuring: Karen Clark Sheard / Donald Lawrence / Erica Campbell / Kierra “Kiki” Sheard / Deitrik Haddon / James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. / Ricky Dillard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wlib-6th-annual-gospel-explosion-featuring-shirley-caesar-ricky-dillard-james-fortune-fiya-donald-lawrence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wlib-6th-annual-gospel-explosion-featuring-shirley-caesar-ricky-dillard-james-fortune-fiya-donald-lawrence Date: August 3, 2013

Due to medical notice during travel, Pastor Shirley Caesar will not be joining the Gospel program.

Producer, composer and recording artist, Donald Lawrence is one of the most influential figures in modern Gospel music. Having worked with several groups, including the Tri-City Singers, before tackling his solo career, he transformed the group into an internationally acclaimed choir, with hits such as “The Best is Yet to Come” and “The Blessing of Abraham” which topped the Gospel charts. Lawrence’s debut solo album, I Speak Life, earned him a GRAMMY nomination and seven Stellar Gospel Music Awards, including song of the year for “Healed.” After a highly celebrated first album, Lawrence’s success continued with his sophomore album, The Law of Confession Part 1 when it peaked at number two on the Billboard Gospel Album charts. The album highlights the unique gospel sound of Lawrence and his ten-plus member backing ensemble, The Co.

Stellar Award winner James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. set the world ablaze with their breakthrough debut album, You Survived and the lead single of the same name hit #2 on the R&B Gospel singles chart. Fortune amassed worldwide recognition in 2009 with the award winning emotionally charged song, “I Trust You” off of the sophomore release, The Transformation. A dynamic songwriter, producer and arranger, Fortune delivers a timeless message, that has earned him two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards and several Soul Train and Stellar nominations. His 2012 release, Identity debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Gospel and Christian charts and is a powerful collection of soul-stirring songs of encouragement, hope and healing that speaks into the hearts of the religious and agnostic alike.

Ever since Erica Campbell, one half of the of Gospel duo Mary Mary, broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit “Shackles (Praise You),” the chart-topping sister act has never wavered from defying convention to fulfill its mission: sending uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone. An amazing thirteen years later, having earned 3 GRAMMY Awards, 2 American Music Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Award, Erica Campbell has released a solo single, entitled “I Need Just a Little More Jesus.”

Ricky Dillard’s signature choir vocal arrangements and melodies are definitive and timeless. His newest CD, Keep Living, is no exception. Recorded live at Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit, MI, the lead single “God is Great” became an instantaneous classic which continues to rise on the charts, and immediately encourages listeners to clap along. The record, which includes hits such as “I Am Saved” and “He Turned It,” all bring Dillard and his choir on to another level of inspiration, and creates an immediate connection with audiences.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c526c30827.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 3, 2013

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6.
Recommended ages 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Gravesend Cemetery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/historic-new-york-gravesend-cemetery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/historic-new-york-gravesend-cemetery Date: August 3, 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: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 3:00 pm 40.5952, -73.9735 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping Date: August 3, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban park rangers celebrate the tradition of Camping throughout the Spring and Summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Our of Doors Presents El Gusto and ZviDance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-our-of-doors-presents-el-gusto-and-zvidance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-our-of-doors-presents-el-gusto-and-zvidance Date: August 3, 2013

ZviDance perform an Israeli debka inspired by the Arab Spring to explore the issuses of identity. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. and learn how to debka. El Gusto is an Algerian group made up of Muslim and Jewish musicians. Once disbanded by the 1962 revolution, they are now back together for a U.S. debut of their chaabi sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 7:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra / Banda Magda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/eddie-palmieri-salsa-orchestra-banda-magda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/eddie-palmieri-salsa-orchestra-banda-magda Date: August 3, 2013

Bud Light Latin Music Series

Nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri, the Spanish Harlem-born granddaddy of salsa and Latin jazz piano, “at once the Miles Davis and James Brown of the genre,” (Minneapolis City Pages) returns to Celebrate Brooklyn with an orchestra in tow to ignite the dance floor. “This is music so vital and joyous…a totally celebratory sound, bouncing, shuffling, weaving and grooving along on a beat so mesmeric and soul-wrenchingly right that you want it to go on forever.” (Time Out London) The multi-lingual tropical grooves of the enchanting Banda Magda start the evening off on a sunny note.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f8a602e9c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 3, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/the-wiz Date: August 3, 2013

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

Sidney Lumet's The Wiz is the film version of the popular Broadway musical that retells the events of L. Frank Baum's classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz through the eyes of a young, African-American teacher.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: 135 Street Lawn (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 pm 40.8172, -73.9482 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 4, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 4, 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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2013-08-04 2013-08-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 4, 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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2013-08-04 2013-08-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/flow13 Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/catch-release-fishing Date: August 4, 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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: August 4, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 4, 2013

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are needed which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit The Downtown Boathouse website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 4, 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!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome. This is an intermediate program. Some experience is preferred.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6391, -73.8815 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 4, 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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2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: August 4, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga by The Yoga for Health Foundation in Bedfordshire, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f969279a474.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project at Wave Hill: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/family-art-project-at-wave-hillhandmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/family-art-project-at-wave-hillhandmade-river-rafts Date: August 4, 2013

Collage and sculpt together a mixture of buoyant materials like foam trays, modeling clay, and reeds into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96f81dec1f.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 4, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chess Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/food-truck-rally1 Date: August 4, 2013

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-games Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: August 4, 2013

Practice Chinese Chess outdoors in the park, where it is traditionally played in cities throughout China. Unlock the secrets of Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) at our weekly free clinic in the Bryant Park Games Area, or challenge an international Xiang Qi champion visiting from the United East Athletics Association.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-create Date: August 4, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brookly Bridge Park playgrounds!

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-insect-exploration Date: August 4, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 40.8516, -73.8266 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/meditation-at-wave-hill1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/meditation-at-wave-hill1 Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96a1525265.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Clearing in the Forest: Islands of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/clearing-in-the-forest-islands-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/clearing-in-the-forest-islands-of-green Date: August 4, 2013

Be transported to a Caribbean Island with the chorus of upbeat and relaxing sounds by Steel Impressions. Learn how the steel drum is not only a musical instrument, but a symbol of environmental innovation too. Free and open to everyone.

Clearing in the Forest: Islands of Green

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e6e5bb932c1.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining the River Wild]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/seining-the-river-wild http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/seining-the-river-wild Date: August 4, 2013

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a 20-foot seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.

RSVP is required for this event, as space is limited. RSVP here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/north-woods Date: August 4, 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 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) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: August 4, 2013

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: August 4, 2013

The masters are back with tricks up their sleeves and more amazing feats of magic to boot.

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Heritage Sunday: The S(e)oul of Korea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-heritage-sunday-the-seoul-of-korea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-heritage-sunday-the-seoul-of-korea Date: August 4, 2013

Celebrate traditional performing arts of Korea with a lineup of breathtaking performances from Ensemble Sinawi, Sounds of Korea, and the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 40.7733, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/historic-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/historic-new-york-fort-totten Date: August 4, 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) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/freshwater-fishing Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Ladies' Pavilion (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 40.7779, -73.973 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents: Irresistible Latin Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-irresistible-latin-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-irresistible-latin-rhythms Date: August 4, 2013

Willie Rodriguez and his band will perform.

Rain location: Vladeck Hall, Amalgamated Housing at Van Cortlandt Park South & Hillman Avenue

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f02131b90d1.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/west-side-stories Date: August 4, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweet Herbal Desserts Cooking Demo at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wave-hill-sweet-herbal-desserts-cooking-demo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wave-hill-sweet-herbal-desserts-cooking-demo Date: August 4, 2013

Join us for a summer-long garden party—free with admission to the grounds—as chefs from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances prepare delicious recipes for casual al fresco meals. Herbs needn’t be limited to savory dishes. Try some sweets with an herbal twist. After the program, explore the Herb Garden with a garden interpreter then purchase herb plants in The Shop at Wave Hill.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f92f996be75.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:27 EDT
<![CDATA[WBLS 5th Annual R&B Fest Featuring: Raheem DeVaughn / Erica Campbell / Avant / Donell Jones / Lyfe Jennings / DJ Dee Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wbls-5th-annual-rb-fest-raheem-devaughn-lyfe-jennings-more-to-be-announced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wbls-5th-annual-rb-fest-raheem-devaughn-lyfe-jennings-more-to-be-announced Date: August 4, 2013

Singer and songwriter, Raheem DeVaughn, has quickly burst onto the music scene. His debut album, The Love Experience, was released in 2005 to much critical acclaim. While reviewing The Love Experience, Allmusic said DeVaughn “is remarkably creative and talented and should be watched.” The album reached #46 on the Billboard Album chart. DeVaughn’s single “Woman” has been featured as iTunes' single of the week and received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. This summer, DeVaughn plans to release his newest album: A Place Called Loveland.

Ever since Erica Campbell, one half of the of Gospel duo Mary Mary, broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit “Shackles (Praise You),” the chart-topping sister act has never wavered from defying convention to fulfill its mission: sending uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone. An amazing thirteen years later, having earned 3 GRAMMY Awards, 2 American Music Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Award, Erica Campbell has released a solo single, entitled "I Need Just a Little More Jesus."

Chicago native Donell Jones is a known R&B force and has also delved into writing and producing. He got his big break with his debut album My Heart. He was recognized as a force in R&B after his sophomore album, Where I Wanna Be, went platinum with the singles “Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)” and “U Know What’s Up” featuring Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC. The success continued with his chart-topping albums, Life Goes On and Journey of a Gemini. Jones’ latest album Lyrics harkens back to the traditional jazzy sound of R&B, while his legato voice connects each note over smooth rhythm.

With his authentic, soulful voice and innovative lyrical style Lyfe Jennings has been deemed a “socially minded R&B singer” by The New York Times. Jennings transformed the music world in 2004 after the release of his critically acclaimed debut Lyfe 268-192. Hailed as gritty and raw, the album created devoted fans everywhere and sold over a million copies. Jennings captured an even broader audience in 2006 with his sophomore effort, The Phoenix, which expanded on his life story, taking listeners through different phases of a man. While reviewing The Phoenix, USA Today said: “The R&B crooner's knack for talk about everyday issues gives him a unique voice and makes for value-added listening.” The platinum selling soul singer/songwriter/producer is poised for success with his anticipated album Lyfe Change, which is set to be released this summer.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c530edd092.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Symphony Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/queens-symphony-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/queens-symphony-orchestra Date: August 4, 2013

Join the Queens Symphony Orchestra as they perform Patriotic Tunes and Popular Classics.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 326-4455

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 5:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre's Shakespeare in Socrates Sculpture Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hip-to-hip-theatres-shakespeare-in-socrates-sculpture-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hip-to-hip-theatres-shakespeare-in-socrates-sculpture-park-the-tempest Date: August 4, 2013

Hip to Hip returns to Socrates for its seventh year of free Shakespeare. Enjoy a tragedy one week and a comedy the next, performed in repertory by a professional troupe of actors. All performances are free and open to the public - fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy a Shakespeare play in the open air.

The Tempest
Sunday, August 4 , 5 - 6:30 p.m.
The Hip to Hip Theatre Company will perform this classic, which combines romance and political thriller to tell the story of a duke who was deposed and exiled to a deserted island, where he became a mighty sorcerer.

Love's Labor Lost
Sunday, August 11, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
The Hip to HipTheatre Company will present this romantic comedy about the King of Navarre and three other men who take oaths to devote their lives to scholarship without the company of woman.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 6:30 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d48045cf282.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Sacred Drums]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-sacred-drums http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-sacred-drums Date: August 4, 2013

A variety of performers celebrate drums and their cross-cultural sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 7:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/early-morning-yoga Date: August 5, 2013

This hour-long yoga class integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. All levels are welcome. Limited mats available.

Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

A few notes:

  • 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 before participating.

The Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/tai-chi-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/tai-chi-mornings Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 5, 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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2013-08-05 2013-08-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 5, 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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2013-08-05 2013-08-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Farmers Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/breukelen-farmer-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/breukelen-farmer-summer-camp Date: August 5, 2013

Young farmers and gardeners have a unique opportunity to explore past and present farming practices on the historic Wyckoff Farm. Campers will learn about the plant life cycle from seed to harvest as well as the importance of composting and other green initiatives. Hands-on art projects and botanic investigations will allow campers to explore various aspects of plant life, from cultivated crops to free growing weeds. Each one-week session will culminate in a presentation of the campers' artistic and planted achievements, as well as food prepared by campers from the Wyckoff garden.

Ages: 6-12 years old

Session I: August 5-9th

Session II: August 19-23
For more information or to register please call or email.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 5, 2013

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

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

There are two sessions:

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-05 2013-08-05 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[RIPA/Nike Softball & Baseball Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/ripanike-softball-baseball-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/ripanike-softball-baseball-camp Date: August 5, 2013

The Randall's Island Park Alliance and Nike will team up for an outstanding free two-day program in which participants will be led through softball and baseball-focused exercises and drills to help them hone their skills. Nike coaches will provide guidance to participants, from beginner to advanced, to build them into better, faster, stronger athletes. Participants will enjoy a premium Nike experience complete with product trials, giveaways, t-shirts and awards. Regardless of ability level, the camp will stimulate the athlete’s love for the game, encourage sportsmanship and build self-confidence.

This camp is free and open to boys and girls ages 12-18. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit our website below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7965, -73.921 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/flow13 Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Zany Umbrella Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/zany-umbrella-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/zany-umbrella-circus Date: August 5, 2013

My Grandfathers Circus

"My grandfather grew up in South Dakota during the great depression. This fifty-five minute show is based on his stories and how he had fun during a very adverse time creating a circus out of the dust bowl. Every day farm objects come to life and find excitement in unexpected places. This show was written for children in the Gulf Region post hurricane Katrina and has been performed at the White House, the National Storytelling Convention, and for the Mass MoCA museum. Circus arts performed in this show include and are not limited to juggling, slack rope walking, prop manipulation, unicycle, and many more."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5191372bd04ce.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Parallel Exit Physical Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/parallel-exit-physical-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/parallel-exit-physical-theater Date: August 5, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Slattery Playground

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X085 Slattery Playground 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8573, -73.8985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51911f2e651ed.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 5, 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: North Lawn (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 10:30 am 40.8087, -73.9565 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-chess Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-games Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner French Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-beginner-french-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-beginner-french-class Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 5, 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 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/bryant-park-piano Date: August 5, 2013

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/the-ramble Date: August 5, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which 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 tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-05 2013-08-05 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/05/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 5, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 222-8030

Location: Bloomingdale Library

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2013-08-05 2013-08-05 3:30 pm 40.7959, -73.9679 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce2dab4241.JPG Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:28 EDT