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 17:25:44 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Shakespeare In Morningside Park: Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet Date: June 27, 2014

Come out and enjoy this all-female production of Romeo and Juliet by the Manhattan Shakespeare Project that will take place rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 6:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537fa916d451e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Gay Pride Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/gay-pride-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/gay-pride-rally Date: June 27, 2014

For the second year in a row, this all-ages event will call Pier 26 in Tribeca home. Our raven-haired "always keepin' ir real" emcee, Michelle Visage (Rupaul's Drag Race), will be joined by a special performance from Sharon Needles. You won't want to miss a knock-out performance from the amazing Betty Who!

The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park and followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 26

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7207, -74.0128 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Salutes America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/new-york-salutes-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/new-york-salutes-america Date: June 27, 2014

Join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York State Senator Jeff Klein for the official kick off of the 2014 Independence Day fireworks celebrations. Enjoy live music, family fun activities and much more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3500

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8662, -73.7948 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Workshop at Jamaica Muslim Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/tree-care-workshop-at-jamaica-muslim-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/tree-care-workshop-at-jamaica-muslim-center Date: June 27, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle.

To register, please contact Asheque Rahman at asheque_rahman@hotmail.com

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 736 7716

Location: Jamaica Muslim Center

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7127, -73.7959 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Movie Night: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/movie-night-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/movie-night-despicable-me-2 Date: June 27, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Despicable Me 2.

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Smokey Oval Playground

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 7:00 pm 40.6938, -73.8221 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 27, 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.

Please note: on the 28th there will be a sign language interpreter at the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green Presents La Haine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/films-on-the-green Date: June 27, 2014

Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival, will be presenting the drama La Haine, starring Vincent Cassel, on June 27th in Tompkins Square Park!

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE and NYC Parks. Since its inception in 2008, the festival has expanded the reach of French film and brought classic and contemporary movies to local communities.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537cf41c5241c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie in Crocheron Park: "Tangled"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/movie-in-crocheron-park-tangled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/movie-in-crocheron-park-tangled Date: June 27, 2014

The long-haired Rapunzel has spent her whole life in a tower but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she sets out to discover the world and who she really is.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movies on the Beach: Jurassic Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/free-movies-on-the-beach-jurassic-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/free-movies-on-the-beach-jurassic-park Date: June 27, 2014

South Beach will host a free film screening every Friday this summer. Jurassic Park will be showing on June 27th.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Boardwalk (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5893, -74.0659 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 28, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bird-walk Date: June 28, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 28, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 28, 2014

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner hatha yoga class.

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/rockaway-walks Date: June 28, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 28, 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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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/esl-class Date: June 28, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 28, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/parent-me-yoga Date: June 28, 2014

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 28, 2014

The high school students of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation are proud to present their photography exhibit.

Students learned to use their DSLR cameras in an afterschool program sponsored by the Joy of Giving Something. Advanced students learned to create portraits with professional studio lighting. Other students took photographs throughout their neighborhoods and in Bryant Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Composting and Mulching with Casa Frela Gallery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/garden-composting-and-mulching-with-casa-frela-gallery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/garden-composting-and-mulching-with-casa-frela-gallery Date: June 28, 2014

Join Casa Frela Gallery to help mulch and spruce up their West Harlem Garden!

Volunteers are needed to help unload about 100+ bags of compost from the truck and help clean up a small section of the garden.

Learn about the benefits of composting, mulching, and get your hands dirty helping out a local community garden!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 722-8577

Location: West Harlem Garden

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.803, -73.9455 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/isham-park-its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/isham-park-its-my-park-day Date: June 28, 2014

Come garden with the NYC Parks Gardener & Volunteers for Isham Park! Help us work to weed and maintain the Isham Family Memorial Terrace gardens and pathways.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Family Memorial Terrace (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.8694, -73.9187 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-moves Date: June 28, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 28, 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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shaking-in-your-seat Date: June 28, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 28, 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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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: June 28, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 28, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[East New York Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/east-new-york-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/east-new-york-garden-tour Date: June 28, 2014

East New York gardeners welcome you to see their rich world. You’ll find a united nations of food production for every taste and style.

Come hear about diverse neighbors sowing the seeds of community in almost two dozen lively gardens. We’ll visit five gardens to celebrate traditions from the past and other gardens emerging now. Honey, fruit, chickens, vegetables and more await!

This historical walking tour is a collaboration between Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, East New York Farms (ENY Farms), NYC Parks/GreenThumb, and New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The tour will be led by Morgan Powell, who covered East New York as a journalist with Our Time Press newspaper.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 649-7979

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6657, -73.8868 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautify Our Bike Lane with BIG!Compost!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/beautify-our-bike-lane-with-bigcompost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/beautify-our-bike-lane-with-bigcompost Date: June 28, 2014

Learn how to keep trees happy and healthy with the NYC Compost Project hosted at Build It Green!NYC!

Help prepare local tree beds along the Vernon Boulevard bike lane in Long Island City for the hot summer months ahead. We'll be weeding, cultivating the soil, and amending tree beds with locally-made compost and mulch to help them thrive in our urban environment.

Please wear sun protection, closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle with you. We will provide water, snacks, gloves, and gardening tools.

RSVP is required; please email compost@bignyc.org to sign up for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 777-0132 x104

Location: Broadway and Vernon Boulevard (in Socrates Sculpture Park)

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7678, -73.9362 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f8e814cf0f.JPG Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Westside Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/westside-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/westside-pilates Date: June 28, 2014

Come join us for some fun in the sun!

Westside Pilates and Fabletics are excited to be hosting a free Pilates Mat class in Central Park with the amazing Juan Estrada. Strengthen your core and get some sun! Make it extra fun and bring a friend!

Please RSVP by email, and bring your own mat.

First 20 people who register will receive a special gift from Fabletics. Can't wait to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 86th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 40.7855, -73.9688 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a04eaba166f.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/kayaking Date: June 28, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/tai-chi-chjuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/tai-chi-chjuan Date: June 28, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Sessions are held outdoors, and indoors during inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a874a11edfc.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: June 28, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 28, 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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-games Date: June 28, 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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 28, 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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 28, 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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/freshwater-fishing Date: June 28, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Adults, families, and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 40.7498, -73.8076 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-day Date: June 28, 2014

Come enjoy Roger Morris Park along with your family. Play colonial games, make a historic craft project, and enjoy the beginning of summer in our colonial garden!
Special performance at 2:00 p.m.: The multiple genres flutist and composer, award winning and resident of Upper Manhattan- Yael Acher a.k.a. “Kat” MODIANO returns to Morris Jumel Mansion’s Octagonal Drawing room, joined by some of NYC’s finest international jazz musicians for an acoustic set, with original soulful jazzy-funky tunes. The day will also include docent led tours for adults and families. FREE with Museum admission, no advanced registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 28, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Fritz Youth Fitness Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/pelham-fritz-youth-fitness-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/pelham-fritz-youth-fitness-festival Date: June 28, 2014

New York City youth ages 9-17 are invited for an afternoon of free fitness at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center! Take part in a variety of exercise classes and games geared toward young New Yorkers.

Participants can stop by for Zumba, yoga, circuit training, aerobics, core strength training, and more. Kids and teens can stay for just one program, or try them all!

The event is free and open to the public. Visitors must bring a photo ID and a key lock for securing belongings in the provided lockers.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8052, -73.9434 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/community-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/community-open-house Date: June 28, 2014

Join us for a full day of festivities to celebrate the completion of a major restoration to one of New York City’s oldest homes!

Thanks largely to public voting, the Alice Austen House received a major grant from American Express Partners in Partners in Preservation program, a partnership of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the American Express Foundation, to make much-needed repairs to the woodwork and give the house a fresh coat of paint. Join us to see the results of what you helped accomplish! Featuring tours on the hour and performances on the lawn, curated by Deep Tanks Studio. This program is part of the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, the multi-year celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York City's Landmarks Law.

There will be food, performances, family activities, tours, music, games and more!

Schedule of activities (subject to change):

11:00: House and Museum Tour

12:00: Garden Tour , Performance | Where is Home? and Never Lose Hope

1:00: House and Museum Tour, Performance | Black Cloud. Gloomy Shadow

1:30: General Comments

2:00: Restoration Tour

3:00: Performance | Mother's Roots

3:15: Harbor Tour

4:00: House and Museum Tour, Performance | Rock the Cradle or Cradle the Rock

Updated schedule can be found at aliceausten.org/events

Rain or Shine.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 11:00 am 5:00 am 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a457bbe3a39.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 28, 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 28, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 28, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[White Island Birding by Canoe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/white-island-birding-by-canoe-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/white-island-birding-by-canoe-intermediate Date: June 28, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through Jamaica Bay on this bird watching adventure by water. All participants must be comfortable on the water and demonstrate basic canoe skills.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 18.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room Presents Starfish]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: June 28, 2014

Sing, dance and play air guitar with Starfish - The Greatest Rock Band in the World...For Kids!

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fishing and Water Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/fishing-and-water-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/fishing-and-water-celebration Date: June 28, 2014

Get ready for some fun filled aquatic adventures in this day devoted to family fun and the science, history, and the design of the water in the Park.

Explore Harlem Meer aquatic life on the microscopic level, earn how to test water health at water quality sampling stations, grab a pole and have fun with catch and release fishing, go on a scavenger hunt and see what you can find, and bring out your inner artist with water-coloring!

Enjoy special performances by "Billy B" The Science and Dance Man with his groovy aquatic tunes, then delight in the amazing life-sized Arm of the Sea puppetry theater show, "The City That Drinks the Mountain Sky", about the importance of the Earth's liquid layers and the tale of NYC's water supply.

Make sure to take a break from it all to check out our newest exhibit at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center Ponds, Pipes, and People: Water in Central Park which is all about the history of water and its design in Central Park.

For weather cancelation information please call (212) 860 1370.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e2828855c9.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockstock and Barrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/rockstock-and-barrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/rockstock-and-barrels Date: June 28, 2014

Rockaway rocks with this 8th annual surf, skate, and music festival.

For more information visit Rockstocknyc.com.

Sponsored by Boarders Surf Shop, St. James clothing & Red Bull

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8123 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Annual Raritan Bay Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/free-kayaking Date: June 28, 2014

Join Conference House Park Conservancy and NYC Parks as we celebrate the 5th Annual Raritan Bay Festival.

There will be live music, food, activities for kids and free kayaking. NY Aquarium will bring live sea creatures for children to pet. Pete the Magican will be performing magic tricks, and "Patrick" will amuse kids with his wacky antics and music. Fishing poles, bait and instruction will be available at the shorefront. Information on preserving our beaches will be given by the Harbor School.

Take S.I. Rapid Transit to Tottenville stop and board free shuttle to Conference House Park.

S.I. Bus: S59, S78 at Hylan Blvd. and Craig Ave.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539e1d777a96d.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Pride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/harlem-pride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/harlem-pride Date: June 28, 2014

Taking place in famed Jackie Robinson Park, the fifth annual Harlem Pride extravaganza includes artists, food, entertainment, vendors, health care organizations and activities for families, adults and youth of all cultures. The festival's theme this year, "There's No Place Like Home," marks the 40th anniversary of the premiere of The Wiz on Broadway, and in that spirit the celebration prides itself on making people of all ages feel right at home, so feel free to bring your entire circle of family and friends.

In the evening, the celebration moves to St. Nicholas Park, for a free outdoor screening of The Wiz. For more information, visit harlempride.org.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8252, -73.9415 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/astoria-park-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/astoria-park-festival1 Date: June 28, 2014

Visiting the Astoria Park Festival is a great time to kick-off your summer plans.

It is a summer favorite that’s packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment. Bring your family and friends and enjoy!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7766, -73.9237 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53987d2bc8db6.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 28, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/house-tours Date: June 28, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/fitness-bootcamp Date: June 28, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: June 28, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax Harvest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/flax-harvest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/flax-harvest Date: June 28, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for our mid-summer harvest.

You helped us plant, weed and water and can now help us harvest our flax crop and prepare it for processing. Learn how flax is processed into linen and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5374ed0ab648b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 28, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/the-amazing-captain-faust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/the-amazing-captain-faust Date: June 28, 2014

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that are sure to leave guests in awe.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn Date: June 28, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: 1839 Nostrand Avenue

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6408, -73.9482 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 28, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Passions Bleed Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/passions-bleed-live-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/passions-bleed-live-performance Date: June 28, 2014

The band Passions Bleed will perform an amplified set from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. as well as some acoustic songs after 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/eating-america Date: June 28, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: June 28, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Club Classics Live! featuring Sam Sparro / Ultra Naté / Kevin Aviance / Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin & Norma Jean Wright (Formerly of Chic) / Company Freak and special guests / DJ set by Andre Collins Curated by Jason King]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/summerstage-club-classics-live-featuring-sam-sparro-ultra-nat-kevin-aviance-alfa-anderson-luci-martin-norma-jean-wright-formerly-of-chic-company-freak-and-special-guests-dj-set-by-xxx-curated-by-jason-king http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/summerstage-club-classics-live-featuring-sam-sparro-ultra-nat-kevin-aviance-alfa-anderson-luci-martin-norma-jean-wright-formerly-of-chic-company-freak-and-special-guests-dj-set-by-xxx-curated-by-jason-king Date: June 28, 2014

A sensational summer dance party featuring new live interpretations of disco, funk, soul and house classics. On the day before New York's famous Pride Festival, CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! assembles powerhouse performers to recreate the magic of legendary NYC dance clubs like Studio 54 and the Paradise Garage. Expect to dance your behind off to live renditions of songs associated with iconic DJs like Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles, and iconic record labels like West End, Salsoul and Casablanca. Curated and directed by Jason King, producer/scholar and host of NPR's R&B/soul streaming radio channel, CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! gathers an impressive array of headliners, including pop sensation Sam Sparro, house legends Ultra Nate and Kevin Aviance, and the ladies from the original line-ups of Chic (Norma Jean Wright, Alfa Anderson, and Luci Martin). Acclaimed dance music 'supergroup' Company Freak supplies the music as house band, along with invited guests. DJ David Depino, long associated with Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage, spins the opening set. CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! is a once-in-a-lifetime party that should not be missed.

Part soul crooner, part pop star with an ever-morphing, chameleon-like quality, Sam Sparro coasts a fine line between disarmingly earnest and chic, credible cool. He has become known not only for his distinct, scale-defying vocals and epic live shows, but also as a visual artist and style icon. In 2008 he hit the mark with his career changing single Black & Gold which received critical acclaim and shot to No.2 in the UK, No.4 in Australia and top 20 in 14 countries. Sam’s sophomore release, Return to Paradise was a play on nostalgia and “paradise garage” – a genre derived from the discotheque scene in New York in the late 70s, famous for its unique and eclectic style of disco and dance music. In 2013 Sparro released Quantum Physical: Volume One, which finds Sam digging into both his 1990’s and current 12” Vinyl collection for sonic stimulus, while lyrically addressing issues we’re seeing in our day to day lives all over the world. He's toured with the likes of Adele and Robyn, and headlined his own tour playing festivals around the world including Glastonbury and Coachella.

Ultra Naté has remained a musical chameleon, embracing a variety of sounds, from R&B/hip-hop, soul and disco to house, rock and electro-pop 25 years after sashaying onto international dance floors. In 1998 Ultra released the anthem "Free" which became an international platinum selling single and has become a dance classic. Shortly after in 1999 her smash rework of "If You Could Read My Mind" with Jocelyn Enriquez & Amber saw Ultra in the Studio 54 soundtrack and followed the crossover success. In 2013 Ultra released her eighth studio album "Hero Worship" featuring collaborations with a list of who's who in dance music - showing she's always had her finger on the pulse. A humble, hardworking legend, today Ultra continues to record tirelessly and evolve as an artist who is also songwriter, producer, DJ, label owner, club promoter and live performer - a highly sought-after darling of the international dance scene.

Legendary drag icon Kevin Aviance, who's a member of the House of Aviance, became an underground sensation in the late-'90s gay dance scene, releasing # 1 Billboard dance hits and taking his drag show on the road. Inspired largely by Grace Jones, though also citing Boy George as an influence, Aviance made a name for himself primarily in New York's thriving gay scene, affiliating himself with other dance icons like Junior Vasquez, Tony Moran, Victor Calderone and the late Peter Rauhofer. It wasn't long before novelty tracks like "Cunty," an aggressive update of "Din Da Da," the S&M-tinged "Rhythm Is My Bitch" and "Alive" which become popular club anthems that allowed him to perform throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Style, sophistication, and soul. That’s what Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, and Norma Jean Wright brought to CHIC as the group’s original lead vocalists. Alongside producers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, and drummer Tony Thompson, these legendary ladies made CHIC synonymous with infectious hooks and timeless grooves. They collected a wall of gold and platinum albums, fueling the charts with hits that dominated clubs and airwaves across the globe. To the delight of their dedicated fans, Alfa, Luci, and Norma Jean have reunited as Anderson, Martin & Wright to celebrate a legacy that encompasses some of the most groundbreaking music ever recorded. With new music in the works, Alfa, Luci, and Norma Jean are ready to deliver their classy, high-energy, roof-raising show to audiences all around the world. For these Former Ladies of CHIC, the good times are just beginning.

DJ Andre Collins grew up in Bronx, New York. His career spans over three decades and bears witness to the phenomenon called “House Music.” He has played and learned from the industry elites, such as Nicky Siano and Tee Scott. Andre was the resident DJ at the legendary “WAREHOUSE” and had guest spots at Better Days, The Nickel Bar, Midtown 43, The Lenox Lounge and Karma. Andre’s brand of Universal Love of House Music has been heard internationally in Japan, Europe and the Caribbean. He is known for his creative mixing of music with pulsating vibes and lyrical content. DJ Andre is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jessie Jackson, Maya Angelou and President Barack Obama and often incorporates their messages in his music. He takes his Universal Love of House Music to the radio waves, every Friday on WHCR/90.3 FM-The Voice of Harlem.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534e9ebf92c80.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/eating-america1 Date: June 28, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/the-amazing-captain-faust1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/the-amazing-captain-faust1 Date: June 28, 2014

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that are sure to leave guests in awe.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-camping Date: June 28, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 18th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 6:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare In Morningside Park: Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet Date: June 28, 2014

Come out and enjoy this all-female production of Romeo and Juliet by the Manhattan Shakespeare Project that will take place rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 6:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537fa916d451e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 28, 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.

Please note: on the 28th there will be a sign language interpreter at the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 29, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 29, 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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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Achilles Hope & Possibility (5M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/achilles-hope-possibility-5m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/achilles-hope-possibility-5m Date: June 29, 2014

This event, which brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes, is a celebration of running with a very special flavor. Cash prizes, free T-shirts for kids, and more all promise a great day in the park.

Kids’ races traditionally include many participants with disabilities as well.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (855) 5MY-NYRR

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 9:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5363e4f557e1f.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 29, 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 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 29, 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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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 29, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Annual Soundview Park Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/5th-annual-soundview-park-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/5th-annual-soundview-park-summer-festival Date: June 29, 2014

Join the Friends of Soundview Park's annual celebration of the park and the Bronx waterfront.

There will be performances for all ages, family-friendly fun, educational activities, fitness and recreational programming.

PROGRAMS

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m: 5K Fitness-Nature Walk (New York Walkers Club)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m: Zumba (ShapeUp NYC)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m: Canoeing (Bronx River Alliance)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m: Bronx River Ramble (Bronx River Alliance)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m: Hula Hoop Contest (New York Walkers Club)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Face Painting (Frankies Carnival Time)

LIVE PERFORMANCES

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Music With A Message Changing our community one song at a time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Charles Mansfield & Gina Mobilio Theatrical, pop & folk hybrid

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Concetta Abbate Indie classical music

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: The Creations Doowoop, Acappella

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Lara Bello Flamenco fusion

ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES

Community Visioning Project: "Adopt-a-plant in the Butterfly-Meditation Garden"

Art exhibition by local artists

Live painting (Daniel Hauben, Marthalicia Matarrita, Alexander Reynoso)

Paper-making workshop (Nancy Benignus)

Arts and Crafts & Museum on the Go Bus featuring new exhibit "Rivers on the Go" (Bronx Children's Museum)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 707-8024

Location: Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8201, -73.8706 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cd6a314f4d.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/hatha-yoga Date: June 29, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a875a341e90.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/forest-crew Date: June 29, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 29, 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 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-games Date: June 29, 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 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 29, 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 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 29, 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 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/smorgasburg Date: June 29, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/birding Date: June 29, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration Date: June 29, 2014

Join SOH and NYC Urban Parks Rangers to connect to the life living within the Hudson River. Come for the fishing, stay for the band and the river-related arts & crafts.

Fishing equipment provided.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/meditation Date: June 29, 2014

This spring, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation.

Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors.

Please note: Registration is required. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a876e59d981.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 29, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/freshwater-fishing Date: June 29, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most fishing programs are first-come, first-serve. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 29, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: June 29, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how Central Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Gay Pride March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/gay-pride-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/gay-pride-march Date: June 29, 2014

The first Gay Pride March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those that have been lost to illness, violence and neglect.

The March is a celebration of LGBTQ lives and community. In 2013, over 300 unique marching contingents joined, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 50 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year's March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.

The march begins at 36th Street and 5th Avenue and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets. A map of the route can be found online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Greenwich Street at Christopher Street

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 40.7329, -74.0076 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Nature Songs and Dance with Billy B]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/family-performance-festival-nature-songs-and-dance-with-billy-b http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/family-performance-festival-nature-songs-and-dance-with-billy-b Date: June 29, 2014

Become a tree, a bird, or a bee as you dance and sing along with Billy B, the natural science and dance man!

You'll learn and sing about everything from nature in the city, biodiversity, and energy, to the importance of trees in our world and Central Park of course!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e2fccb4ec7.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/astoria-park-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/astoria-park-festival1 Date: June 29, 2014

Visiting the Astoria Park Festival is a great time to kick-off your summer plans.

It is a summer favorite that’s packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment. Bring your family and friends and enjoy!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7766, -73.9237 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53987d2bc8db6.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Workshop at Jamaica Muslim Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/tree-care-workshop-at-jamaica-muslim-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/tree-care-workshop-at-jamaica-muslim-center Date: June 29, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle.

To register, please contact Asheque Rahman at asheque_rahman@hotmail.com.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 736 7716

Location: Jamaica Muslim Center

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7127, -73.7959 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: June 29, 2014

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

This historic walking tour will transport you back in time to the nineteenth century. Learn the stories of Fort Totten and its role in defending New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/house-tours Date: June 29, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:25:46 EDT