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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:23:54 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[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 3, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 3, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 3, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/adaptive-track-and-field Date: June 3, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Hands-Only CPR Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/free-handsonly-cpr-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/free-handsonly-cpr-training Date: June 3, 2014

The American Heart Association presents the Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour! 80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen in private or residential settings, so take 30 minutes of your time to learn the life-saving skills of CPR. A special American Heart Association and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Hands-Only CPR mobile unit will be on site, and there will be live disco music, dancing, an emcee, and AHA brand ambassadors decked out in disco gear.

Why the disco theme? Hands-Only CPR is performed at 100 beats per minute, or to the beat of the Bee Gee’s classic song, “Stayin’ Alive.” You’ll receive your own disco-themed CPR Anytime kit to use during the training and take home with you.

Trainings are at 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. RSVP at www.surveymonkey.com/s/TonyDapolitoCPRTraining.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: June 3, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 3, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/abs-work-out Date: June 3, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 3, 2014

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 suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. 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).

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For the latest information or to see more dates for this tour, check the Central Park Conservancy calendar. Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/rock-your-seat Date: June 3, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/adult-adaptive-sports Date: June 3, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 12:15 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/meditation-class Date: June 3, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: June 3, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 3, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 3, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: June 3, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly game socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: June 3, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-06-03 2014-06-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-in-the-park Date: June 3, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy! Bring your own mats!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f36df8f212.JPG Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/central-park-circuit Date: June 3, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Free. Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Off 5th Avenue at 97th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7889, -73.9557 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de095036f2.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Ty Dolla $ign]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/summerstage-ty-dolla-ign http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/summerstage-ty-dolla-ign Date: June 3, 2014

Welcome to the omnivorous world of the South Central-raised star born, Tyrone Griffin. Ty has been creating music since he was a three-year old writing lyrics and playing a keyboard. Since then, he’s taught himself how to play the drums, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, the violin, the piano, and the Wurlitzer organ. His inspirations go way deeper than just R&B. Ella Fitzgerald, 2Pac, Prince, Michael Jackson and Nirvana are as important to his conception of sound as Mint Condition and Brian McKnight. So is contemporary electronic music. If anything, Ty Dolla $ign might be heir to DJ Quik’s title of America’s most complete artist. This is why he’s collaborated with everyone from top 40 perennials like Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown, to West Coast hood stars like Y.G. and Joe Moses. And in the immediate future, Beach House 2 is adding a sundeck, Jacuzzi, and more bad chicks to the cabana.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6717, -74.0063 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53557c9864747.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt1 Date: June 3, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: June 3, 2014

The Bryant Park Reading Room presents Michael Klein, Kathryn Levy, Filip Marinovich and Danniel Schoonebeek.

A Bryant Park Reading Room Production.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 3, 2014

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 7:45 pm 9:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 3, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-03 2014-06-03 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/sunrise-tai-chi Date: June 4, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: June 4, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[National Running Day: Prospect Park Water Stop & Giveaways]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-prospect-park-water-stop-giveaways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-prospect-park-water-stop-giveaways Date: June 4, 2014

Plan your morning run along the East Drive near Grand Army Plaza, where New York Road Runners will have a complimentary water station. Quench your thirst, make your own National Running Day bib, and get a five-borough bandana while supplies last.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (855) 569-6977

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:00 am 10:00 am 40.6735, -73.9701 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[National Running Day: Astoria Park Giveaways]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-astoria-park-giveaways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-astoria-park-giveaways Date: June 4, 2014

Start your day with an energizing run in Astoria Park. Be sure to take a turn by the track entrance where New York Road Runners staff will be giving away limited edition five-borough bandannas.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (855) 569-6977

Location: Astoria Park

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2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:30 am 9:30 am 40.7722, -73.9274 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 4, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: June 4, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park!

Join us for summer health and fitness with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Classes meet at Garibaldi Plaza, Bring your own mat.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 4, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 4, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: June 4, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 4, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Peepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/greenbelt-peepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/greenbelt-peepers Date: June 4, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest.

Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 2 year olds and their caregiver.

Space is limited, pre-registration highly recommended.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 4, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/sit-aerobics Date: June 4, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[National Running Day: Senior Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-senior-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-senior-walk Date: June 4, 2014

New York Road Runners staff will lead a free senior walk in Marcus Garvey Park for people of all fitness levels. Meet us at the corner of Mt. Morris Park West and 124th Street.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (855) 569-6977

Location: Mt. Morris Park West and 124th Street (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8063, -73.9443 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: June 4, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 4, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 4, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 4, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-games Date: June 4, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, 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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 4, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 4, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 4, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 4, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills 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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Author Herman Koch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: June 4, 2014

Herman Koch, New York Times best-selling author of The Dinner, puts new meaning into summer reading with another psychological thriller you can’t put down, Summer House with Swimming Pool. Hosted by Ron Hogan, author and creator of Beatrice.com

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[National Running Day: Clove Lakes Park Water Stop and Giveaways]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-clove-lakes-park-water-stop-and-giveaways http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-clove-lakes-park-water-stop-and-giveaways Date: June 4, 2014

Plan a workout in beautiful Clove Lakes Park, where New York Road Runners will have a complimentary water station just inside the park off Clove Road and Cheshire. Quench your thirst, make your own National Running Day bib, and get a five-borough bandana while supplies last. If you swing by after work, you might be able to join up with Staten Island Athletic Club members for a post work run that ends at Pepper Jack Grill for an 8:00 p.m. happy hour where you can mix and mingle with local runners.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (855) 569-6977

Location: Clove Road and Cheshire Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 1:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6182, -74.1054 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/recycletoart Date: June 4, 2014

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/chess-club Date: June 4, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 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 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[State Farm Neighborhood Sessions Presents Jennifer Lopez Live in Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/state-farm-neighborhood-sessions-presents-jennifer-lopez-live-in-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/state-farm-neighborhood-sessions-presents-jennifer-lopez-live-in-concert Date: June 4, 2014

Please note: Free tickets are no longer available.

This summer, State Farm launches State Farm Neighborhood Sessions with the Bronx’s own Jennifer Lopez, a.k.a. Jenny from the Block, who will perform for the first time ever in her hometown borough!

The new music program, which celebrates the power of good neighbors, kicks off with a live concert on Orchard Beach, including games, concessions, and more throughout the park.

State Farm Neighborhood Sessions will work to support vital local causes, with the inaugural June 4th Session highlighting Jennifer Lopez’s own Lopez Family Foundation, the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Teach for America, LISC and other Bronx-based community organizations.

Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Jennifer Lopez will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. for a 90-minute performance.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orchard Beach (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.863, -73.7943 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[National Running Day: Van Cortlandt Park Giveaways and Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-van-cortlandt-park-giveaways-and-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/national-running-day-van-cortlandt-park-giveaways-and-group-run Date: June 4, 2014

Plan your evening run in one of the state's most renowned parks where runners from all over the country come to test themselves on the Van Cortlandt Park hills. Whether you run the flats or back country, be sure to stop by the Tortoise and Hare statue where New York Road Runners staff and Van Cortlandt Track Club members will be giving away limited edition five-borough bandanas. At 6:00 p.m., VCTC leaders will be heading out for a group run from the same location and invite all runners to join them.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (855) 569-6977

Location: Tortoise and Hare Statue (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8941, -73.896 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/teen-beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/teen-beach-volleyball Date: June 4, 2014

Teens, find out the basics of beach volleyball! Spike, set and volley in beautiful Riverside Park. You'll meet other teens in a fun, chill environment.

No pre-registration is necessary, but you get to become a free Recreation Center member! For more information, email Anthony at Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson Beach (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8024, -73.9727 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/zumba Date: June 4, 2014

Join us for aerobic excercise classes that combine Latin and African dance movements.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: June 4, 2014

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration online is required. Registration will open one month prior to tournament date. If space allows, then on-site registration will open at 6:00 p.m. Please check-in with attendant when you arrive for the tournament. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20 p.m. We will begin promptly at 6:30p.m.

Tournament dates: May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1
*Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance.

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 4, 2014

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.

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 4, 2014

Practice with the New York Rollin' Knicks! Improve your skills against some of the best. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Open Auditions for The Public Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions-for-the-public-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/arts-culture-fun-open-auditions-for-the-public-theater Date: June 4, 2014

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series and The Public Theater's Public Works program are holding open auditions. Selected participants will be performing at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in a musical production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale!

Anyone interested in the arts can try out, no experience is required. To audition, please prepare a one minute performance. It can be a monologue, song, dance poem, story, or even a joke!

Rehearsals begin July 29 and continue each Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Performances are September 5, 6, & 7 at 8:00 p.m.

All July and August rehearsals are at The Public Theater in downtown Manhattan. All September rehearsals and performances are at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Good luck!

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:15 pm 8:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53763941cced4.JPG Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: June 4, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mark McGuire / Marissa Nadler / Delicate Steve in association with MeanRed productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summerstage-marc-mcguire-marissa-nadler-delicate-steve-in-association-with-meanred-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/summerstage-marc-mcguire-marissa-nadler-delicate-steve-in-association-with-meanred-productions Date: June 4, 2014

Playing with a wide variety of instruments and styles on Along the Way, Mark McGuire presents his unique vision of modern psychedelia. Using electric and acoustic guitars, a Talkbox, drum machines, a mandolin and lots in between, McGuire conducts a sonic exploration of the inner self. “This story is an odyssey through the vast, unknown regions of the mind,” he explains in the liner notes,” The endless unfolding of psychological landscapes, leading to perpetual discoveries and expansions, in a genuinely emergent and infinite world of worlds.” The last few years have found McGuire touring with friends like Ducktails as well as performing as a fifth member of the legendary Afghan Whigs, collaborating with artists like Ponytail’s Dustin Wong and releasing his own R&B influenced Road Chief project. 2014 will bring more touring, more collaborations, more videos and media; expanding horizons that all start with a sound.

With six albums under her belt and “a voice you would follow straight into Hades,” according to Pitchfork, Marissa Nadler is one of the most popular artists currently on the indie-rock scene. Singing in a mezzo-soprano, Nadler is often accompanied by a variety of instruments and ambient, reverb-laden production. “She has a voice that, in mythological times, could have lured men to their deaths at sea, an intoxicating soprano drenched in gauzy reverb that hits bell-clear heights, lingers, and tapers off like rings of smoke.” The Boston Globe.

Delicate Steve is the brainchild of New Jersey-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion. As NPR has said, “Delicate Steve’s music maintains the capacity to surprise…guitar showcases that don’t shred, dance records that don’t adhere to familiar beats and classic-rock throwbacks that fan out into world music, prog, reggae, surf-rock and more, with the propulsive jitteriness and sideways oddness of Ratatat or Dirty Projectors.”SPIN has called the music “a kaleidoscope of bouncy pan-African polyrhythms and swooping six-string melodies, like the Dirty Projectors with guitars instead of singers.”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6717, -74.0063 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7f62a61a2.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 4, 2014

Join us for an evening of free dance lessons.

Finale on July 30th will include live band.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga - Relax and Stretch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shape-up-nyc-yoga-relax-and-stretch Date: June 4, 2014

Yoga - Relax and Stretch is an open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Walker Park

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R015 Walker Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6433, -74.1094 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 4, 2014

Shakespeare's magnificent swan-song! Before he left us, he left us one of his most enchanting, mysterious, disarming, and delightful plays of power, passion, provocation and the conflict of magic. Join us for Moose Hall Theatre Company's production of the Tempest al fresco on the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. Bring a blanket and prepare to enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park.

**The photo is of Moose Hall Theatre Company's Production of Henry V, circa 2005 at the Peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents Opening Night with Janelle Monae]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-janelle-monae http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-janelle-monae Date: June 4, 2014

Celebrate Brooklyn! kicks off its 36th season in intergalactic style with a free concert for the ages by soul/R&B/funk sensation Janelle Monae.

Monáe has declared herself over the course of two EPs and two critically acclaimed concept albums as the most original pop voice of her generation, at once futuristic, retro, and totally of the moment. Protégé of Big Boi, signed to Bad Boy, and the founder of her own Wondaland Art Society, she is an unstoppable creative force.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 8:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 4, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-04 2014-06-04 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 5, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 5, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Vida at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida Date: June 5, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park presents Yoga Vida.

Yoga Vida brings their unique philosophy of making "yoga accessible and inclusive - without judgment, pressure or demands" to Washington Square Park.

Bring your own mat and join the fun!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 5, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 5, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/fitness-walk Date: June 5, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: June 5, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: June 5, 2014

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop Date: June 5, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 5, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 5, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/plein-air-landscape-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/plein-air-landscape-drawing Date: June 5, 2014

Join artist Geri Smith to develop artistic direction while building technical and compositional skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify gardens and landscape into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a folding chair. Materials list provided. Six classes. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 5, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: June 5, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: June 5, 2014

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers and suitable clothing. We recommend bringing a mat.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:57 EDT