NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:45:55 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[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bird-walks Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 27, 2013

Join Helen Kilgallen and her instuctors from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a mat, large towel or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/12x12-project Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park - Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/highland-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/highland-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: July 27, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Highland Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothes that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event at the link below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/flow13 Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/catch-release-fishing Date: July 27, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Arty Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/arty-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/arty-hours Date: July 27, 2013

Go on a scavenger hunt for High Line Art, then create your own masterpiece inspired by New York City’s park in the sky.

With colorful plant life, interesting cityscape views, and site-specific art works, the High Line offers plenty of inspiration for young creative minds. During this weekly drop-in program during the months of July and August, kids and their caregivers are invited to experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and build one-of-a-kind vehicles, forts, structures, and machines with the Children’s Workyard Kit, a crate of kid-friendly planks, nuts, bolts, and other custom materials by industrial designer Cas Holman.

Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on Saturdays by 8:00 AM.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: The Lawn (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7479, -74.0048 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142091d83ccc.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/kayaking Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-intensati http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-intensati Date: July 27, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 Date: July 27, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/aerobics-class Date: July 27, 2013

Come have fun, get fit and healthy with aerobics from Shape Up NY.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project--Put Wave Hill In The Palm of Your Hand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-art-projectput-wave-hill-in-the-palm-of-your-hand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-art-projectput-wave-hill-in-the-palm-of-your-hand Date: July 27, 2013

Learn how different cultures and religions use hands to express peace and friendship. Sketch outdoors, then put your images in a hand collage to create an inspired hanging.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e44d93c6b30.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/north-woods Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/conservatory-garden-tour Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding1 Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Ten Mile Classic in Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park Date: July 27, 2013

Come by to cheer on our basketball teams (ages 11-13 and 14-16) and join us for the championship games on the last day of the tournament.

Call to register a team.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Ten Mile River Playground (in Recreational Area)

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M140 Recreational Area 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8298, -73.9523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b0dc24908f.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-chess Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-games Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Audubon Shorebird and Butterfly Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyc-audubon-shorebird-and-butterfly-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyc-audubon-shorebird-and-butterfly-hike Date: July 27, 2013

Meet at the Refuge visitor center for a hike to the East Pond to view migrating shorebirds. Along the way we'll look for butterflies as well. (1.5 miles)

Leader: Don Riepe. Call to reserve your spot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4340

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4d804c9d76.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Mini-Epic Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/miniepic-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/miniepic-ride Date: July 27, 2013

Families can try out a “mini-epic” bicycle ride with a Park Ranger on a loop across Floyd Bennett Field and back along the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Reservations are required; call for more information and to make a reservation. (2 miles).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 338-3799

Location: Floyd Bennett Field

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5913, -73.8919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e5f70cf60.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Epic Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/epic-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/epic-ride Date: July 27, 2013

The Epic Ride celebrates the Brooklyn waterfront and greenway on a 14-mile bike ride from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach. Alternate Start location begins at

Aviator Sports on Floyd Bennett Field. Register at Brooklyn Greenway's website below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Floyd Bennett Field

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5913, -73.8919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e3bd4c002.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/kids-create Date: July 27, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn 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: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Found Sound Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation1 Date: July 27, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Watch as Bang on a Can, a mobile production team, turn random sounds into complex tracks right in front of you. Feel free to join in and try your hand at making music.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:30 am 40.7725, -73.9838 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow Date: July 27, 2013

New York City 's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available.

Performance Times Gates Open Friday 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Bike Bonanza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/queens-bike-bonanza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/queens-bike-bonanza Date: July 27, 2013

This event is free to the public and includes a bike swap, learn to ride lessons for kids, free helmet give aways and activity tables for kids to make bike-related crafts. Join Bike New York, Recycle A Bicycle, NYC Department of Transportation-Bike Safety, NYPD and NY Coalition for Transportation Safety to promote and educate kids about biking. Pick up a free helmet, upgrade your child's bike, have your child learn how to ride for the first time or learn important cycling skills and traffic principals.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Beach 59th Street and Rockaway Boulevard

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5921, -73.7889 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day Date: July 27, 2013

On Family Day kids can enjoy special performances just for them. Elena Moon Park performs a variety of Asian folk songs for kids. Also enjoy the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and the Pannonia Quartet, two groups made up of young artists. Children will also learn to make their own musical instruments and get a chance to play them with Kronos.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:00 pm 40.7733, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/basic-canoeing Date: July 27, 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 activity is great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Pats Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8729, -73.919 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Portfolio Review]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/art-portfolio-review http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/art-portfolio-review Date: July 27, 2013

Bring your art poertfolios for Women In Comics artists to review. Students, children, and up-and-coming artists are welcome.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-day1 Date: July 27, 2013

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, a petting zoo and more.

Sponsored by Council Member Leroy Comrie.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Wayanda Park

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Q082 Wayanda Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7108, -73.739 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/forest-crew-training-session Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/belvederes-kingdom Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Pogopalooza 10: The 10th Annual World Championships of Xpogo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/pogopalooza-10-the-10th-annual-world-championships-of-xpogo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/pogopalooza-10-the-10th-annual-world-championships-of-xpogo Date: July 27, 2013

The 10th Annual World Championships of Xpogo (extreme pogo) is coming to NYC July 26th - 28th. The largest interactive pogo stick event in the world, Pogopalooza features the top Xpogo athletes internationally competing in a high-flying action sports competition, open qualifiers, and a world record day in association with Guinness World Records. All major pogo companies will be on-site with classic and next-generation pogo sticks for anyone to try in a public free jump.

On the 27th. Xpogo athletes from across the world will attempt to qualify for spots in the next-day’s finals in three disciplines: Big Air, Best Trick, and High Jump. The qualifiers are open, so on-site sign-ups are permitted. Throughout the day, athletes will be attempting to break all of the 13 recognized Xpogo World Records, in association with Guinness World Records. Pogo companies will be on-site demoing and selling all types of sticks from classic to extreme – the public is able to ride any stick (or learn how to pogo) in the Free Jump area.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 10th St. & Avenue A (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7276, -73.9821 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/5th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-concert1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/5th-annual-stan-michels-memorial-concert1 Date: July 27, 2013

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, New York City Parks & Recreation and the Michels family in celebrating the late Council Member Stan Michels at the fifth annual memorial jazz concert performed by local impresario Marjorie Eliot and her ensemble. The jazz is hot and the setting is cool, underneath the majestic elms on the promenade alongside the beautiful Heather Garden and overlooking the Hudson River.

Stan Michels represented northern Manhattan in the City Council for 24 years from 1978 through 2001. He was chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, and his legislative record was notable for his work fighting on behalf of tenants, for the expansion of the city’s recycling program, for the protection of our water supply and cleaner air, and against childhood lead poisoning, smoking in public places and unreasonable noise. He also was a steadfast advocate for parks, allocating over $50 million for park improvements in Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem, including virtually every playground in his district. The promenade where this concert is being held was named in his honor shortly before he passed away on August 1, 2008.

We hope you can be with us to remember Stan on the fifth anniversary of his passing.

This program will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388 x305

Location: Stan Michels Promenade (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8601, -73.9337 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: July 27, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Learning Garden Workshop: Companion Planting and Gardening with Native Species]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/cpf-liberty-learning-garden-companion-planting-and-gardening-with-native-species-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/cpf-liberty-learning-garden-companion-planting-and-gardening-with-native-species-workshop Date: July 27, 2013

Companion planting is one of the oldest gardening traditions. Learn how different varieties of plants can prevent pest problems, attract beneficial insects, increase crop productivity, and improve crop taste. This workshop will also cover the importance of gardening with native species. Native plants are adapted to New York City's climate and soil conditions. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds and other animals.

Please enjoy this practical workshop at any of three Learning Gardens across the city. Materials fee includes seeds, organic soil, and window box. RSVP below.

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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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 1:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192; 40.7017, -73.7832; 40.8197, -73.9093 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c1e50083e62.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert Date: July 27, 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: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/recycletoart Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad054110f20.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Pulling Weeds on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/history-in-your-hands-pulling-weeds-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/history-in-your-hands-pulling-weeds-on-the-farm Date: July 27, 2013

Visitors of all ages can come and help Lefferts staff take care of the potato farm plot, medicinal and herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/seneca-village Date: July 27, 2013

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Found Sound Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation Date: July 27, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Watch as Bang on a Can, a mobile production team, turn random sounds into complex tracks right in front of you. Feel free to join in and try your hand at making music.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 4:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day1 Date: July 27, 2013

Enjoy family friendly performances throughout the day on Family Day. Dan Zanes & Friends pay tribute to Lead Belly and OzoKidz brings a blend of samba, Jamaican dancehall, salsa and hip-hop sounds made with kids in mind.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 5:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Old Timers Week at Brownsville Recreation Center: Classic R&B Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert Date: July 27, 2013

Brownsville Recreation Center will be hosting two days of events as part of Old Timers Week in Brownsville. On Saturday night, there will be a free concert featuring R&B from the 60's and 70's, including some local talent!

All are welcome!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-camping Date: July 27, 2013

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 Wednesday, July 17.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace Date: July 27, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. & Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. Astoria Fine Arts Dance & Fitness Studio will be providing a Pilates class.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7791, -73.9212 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Lianne La Havas / LP / Quadron / DJ sets by DJ Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lianne-la-havas-lp-quadron-dj-sets-by-dj-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lianne-la-havas-lp-quadron-dj-sets-by-dj-center Date: July 27, 2013

Associated Press called London-based singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas Is Your Love Big Enough? “not just one of the year’s best debuts, but one of the year’s best albums.” Her live show has been equally lauded, with the Los Angeles Times calling her “a natural talent with boundless potential whose charisma is matched only by her musical prowess.” The daughter of a Greek father and a Jamaican mother, La Havas fell in love with her parents’ favorite music as a child and cites artists like Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, and Mary J. Blige as influences. This year, La Havas has performed around the world on sold-out tours and on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She has also been embraced by many musical heroes, including Prince, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant, Alicia Keys, Bon Iver, and Erykah Badu.

Often rocking out with her ukulele in front of her dynamic, versatile band, LP has a voice that is instantly ear-catching, a natural instrument of power and grace. Fueled by a contagious, pure love of performing, LP’s stage presence is inherently powerful with a free-flowing, infectious confidence honed through her years of touring. LP was drawn heavily to transformational artists, those who blended mystique with the rare ability to make an instant connection with listeners, both as performers and writers. Her live performances gracefully evolved during bouts of intense touring, and her songwriting skills developed profoundly. Her debut album will be released in 2013 and she hopes it will be worthy of her teachers and will also satisfy her own creative expectations.

First introduced by a mutual friend, vocalist Coco O., and multi-instrumentalist/producer Robin Hannibal had immediate chemistry. Dubbing themselves Quadron, the two began making waves with the Motown-inspired single, “Slippin’” making them a darling among music critics. Recognizing the tremendous talent of the duo, New York Magazine, named their self-titled 2009 album as one of the “Top Ten Best” of the year. While Coco’s credits Lauryn Hill and Sade as being at the center of her formative music years, Robin’s flair for layering the intricacies of chord progressions, composition, and instrumentation come from his love for musical greats such as Ennio Morricone and Charles Stepney. Their newest single, “Hey Love” was released in March 2013 and features a pop-friendly tapestry of busy beats and pounding piano.

Whether at the turntables, or in studio behind the boards, DJ Center soul-travels, navigating audiences with a crate of musical goods from around the globe, while echoing a New York state of mind. Having rocked cities as far and wide as Los Angeles to Barcelona, DJ Center’s signature style remains soulful, feel-good music. Always aiming to break new tunes and celebrate forgotten gems, a DJ Center set is synonymous with the finest of selections: whether he is doing music supervision for Gucci, recording radio sessions for Giant Step, or keeping party goers on their feet until the wee hours.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c465feca40.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-erin-lee-and-the-up-past-bedtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-erin-lee-and-the-up-past-bedtime-band Date: July 27, 2013

Come meet Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[The Hip to Hip Shakespeare Company: "The Tempest"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/the-hip-to-hip-shakespeare-company-presents-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/the-hip-to-hip-shakespeare-company-presents-the-tempest Date: July 27, 2013

These family-friendly productions are for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time.

All performances are free and open to the public.

Bring blankets or low chairs. Seating is first come, first served.

FREE children's programming 30 minutes before each show!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Benefit Concert: Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/benefit-concert-robert-plant-presents-the-sensational-space-shifters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/benefit-concert-robert-plant-presents-the-sensational-space-shifters Date: July 27, 2013

Led Zeppelin's frontman Robert Plant continues to rock with his latest band, Robert Plant presents The Sensational Space Shifters. The band will play some new tunes as well as songs from Zeppelin's catalog re-imagined with African rhythms, twinges of folk and even funk.

Benefit Concerts help support free shows at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a8b7f1b7dca.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-family-day2 Date: July 27, 2013

End Family Day with a performance by Ozomatli, the multi-Grammy winning band that fuses the best of a variety of cultural sounds such as hip-hop, salsa, rock and more.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-movie-series-brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-movie-series-brave Date: July 27, 2013

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

In Brave, Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 27, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 28, 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 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/12x12-project Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-28 2013-07-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-28 2013-07-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-28 2013-07-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/flow13 Date: July 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/catch-release-fishing Date: July 28, 2013

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

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 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: July 28, 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 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 28, 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 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-07-28 2013-07-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/family-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/family-nature-hike-light Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 11:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Walk (Moderate): East River Islands]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/nature-exploration-walk-moderate-east-river-islands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/nature-exploration-walk-moderate-east-river-islands Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 11:00 am 40.7965, -73.921 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/freshwater-fishing Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/intermediate-canoeing Date: July 28, 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.

Skill Levels:

  • Basic: Great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.
  • Intermediate: Some experience preferred.
  • Advanced: Experience required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-07-28 2013-07-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:45:57 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 28, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-chess Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 28, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-games Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 28, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: July 28, 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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<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/kids-create Date: July 28, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn 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 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 28, 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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<![CDATA[35th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow Date: July 28, 2013

New York City 's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available.

Performance Times Gates Open Friday 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 28, 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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<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/28/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 28, 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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