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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:22:59 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores & Summer Solstice Celebration at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/festival-de-las-flores-summer-solstice-celebration-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/festival-de-las-flores-summer-solstice-celebration-at-qbg Date: June 22, 2014

The beautiful Colombian tradition of creating “Silletos,” or large medallions constructed of flowers, comes to Queens Botanical Garden in a day-long celebration. See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, and enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon. Bi-lingual story reading, face painting, old fashioned games for the children.

(NOTE: Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days.)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-games Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/smorgasburg Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/saltwater-fishing Date: June 22, 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. 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: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 40.7829, -73.9439 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 22, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer! Previous canoe experience for intermediate programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53207ca5cbbb1.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 11:00 am 40.6926, -74.0019 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: June 22, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Jackson Gillman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/family-performance-festival-jackson-gillman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/family-performance-festival-jackson-gillman Date: June 22, 2014

Take a romp on the wild and crazy side of natural science with 'stand up chameleon' Jackson Gillman as he thrills you with funny and educational music and stories about the animals, bugs, and beautiful flowers that make up our natural world.

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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e2dd950c59.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/puppet-show Date: June 22, 2014

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Bring the whole family to a fun-filled nature themed puppet show.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/house-tours Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/archery Date: June 22, 2014

Archery is also a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength!

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 11th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.6032, -74.1613 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sensory Perception Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/sensory-perception-hike-light Date: June 22, 2014

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes, you can gain orienteering skills , explore our city’s rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Engage your sense oftouch, smell, sight, and hearing as we explore the natural world.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Snakes Of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york Date: June 22, 2014

Do you think snakes are cool or creepy? Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood reptiles with an Environmental Educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Find out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up close. Audience members have the opportunity to handle skins, skulls and other artifacts. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Also takes place at 2PM.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395cdb6ea66c.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Patriotic Sunday Annual Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/patriotic-sunday-annual-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/patriotic-sunday-annual-concert Date: June 22, 2014

The patriotic annual concert is sponsored by the Westerleigh Improvement Society. The South Shore Band will be performing.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 22, 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 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 22, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The 2014 Scandinavian Music Festival at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/the-2014-scandinavian-music-festival-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/the-2014-scandinavian-music-festival-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 22, 2014

Join us for a festival unlike any other you have seen. The Scandanavian Music Festival will have you wanting to see more, which is why they will be here for two more Sundays!

On June 15th, the Scandia Brass Quintet will perform songs such as Sonata for Brass, Majakkasaari (Lighthouse Island), and will perform the five National Anthems from the Scandinavian Countries.

On June 22nd, the Scandia String Quartet will be performing songs, such as String Quartet in G minor, Waltz Medley, a song specific to Fort Tryon, entitled Summer in Fort Tryon Park, and others.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539711361b60a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Presentation: Snakes of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/nature-presentation-snakes-of-new-york1 Date: June 22, 2014

Do you think snakes are cool or creepy? Gain a new appreciation for these misunderstood reptiles with an Environmental Educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum. Find out how snakes play an important role in our local ecosystem and see live snakes up close. Audience members have the opportunity to handle skins, skulls and other artifacts. Ages eight and older welcome with an adult. Also at 1:00 pm.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395d072366f3.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 22, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395e13a4029b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[History and Highlights of a World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/history-and-highlights-of-a-worlds-fair Date: June 22, 2014

Join World's Fair Historian Pierre Montiel for his second lecture at Queens Historical Society, which will cover the 1939-1940 World’s Fairs held in Flushing, NY.

Montiel's interest in the Fairs goes back to when he was a 12 year-old boy visiting the 1964-1965 Fair on a weekly basis. He fondly remembers the Belgium Waffles.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 x17

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327341858ddc.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: June 22, 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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2014-06-22 2014-06-22 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Brooklyn Family Day: Barolosolo Cirkus Company in association with Institute Francais and Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy Date: June 22, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Brooklyn Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops of circus arts, face painting and more!\

A kiosk in a village square. What could be more ordinary? Join France's Barolosolo Cirkus Company for an anything but ordinary New York premier of ile O, and watch as this intrepid team creates a delightful mash-up of modern physical theater around their kiosk-pool moving from comic to absurd in a universe filled with aquatic poetry and music. Presented in association with SummerStage Kids presented by Disney.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 3:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535054a8ba153.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park: Sessions The Music of Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/concert-in-the-park-sessions-the-music-of-motown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/concert-in-the-park-sessions-the-music-of-motown Date: June 22, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Council Member Donovan Richards

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 5:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Motown Concert in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/motown-concert-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/motown-concert-in-the-park Date: June 22, 2014

Group performers "Sessions" will perform Motowns greatest hits.

Sponsored by Borugh President Melinda Katz and Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Evening Walk at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-solstice-evening-walk-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-solstice-evening-walk-at-conference-house-park Date: June 22, 2014

Celebrate the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, at NYC's southern most Park: Conference House Park. Enjoy a first day of summer early evening guided walk along the mile and a half of natural shoreline on the Raritan Bay and Arthur Kill. Learn about the park's natural and human history. Light refreshments will be served in the visitor center afterwards.

Meet at Conference House Park Visitor Center 298 Saterlee Street

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f4e8dbb72e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 22, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Lawn Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/lawn-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/lawn-concert Date: June 22, 2014

Please join us for an outdoor concert sponsored by Bayside Historical Society. The band "Something In Between" will be performing on stage.

Please bring a low chair of blanket. Rain date will be June 29th if needed.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Brooklyn Family Day: Barolosolo Cirkus Company in association with Institute Francais and Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-presents-brooklyn-family-day-barolosolo-cirkus-company-in-association-with-brooklyn-bridge-park-conservancy1 Date: June 22, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Brooklyn Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops of circus arts, face painting and more!\

A kiosk in a village square. What could be more ordinary? Join France's Barolosolo Cirkus Company for an anything but ordinary New York premier of ile O, and watch as this intrepid team creates a delightful mash-up of modern physical theater around their kiosk-pool moving from comic to absurd in a universe filled with aquatic poetry and music. Presented in association with SummerStage Kids presented by Disney.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 7:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535054dbf0da8.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Whistle! A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles / Screening: Hands to the Sky in association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-presents-whistle-a-tribute-to-frankie-knuckles-screening-hands-to-the-sky-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-presents-whistle-a-tribute-to-frankie-knuckles-screening-hands-to-the-sky-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation Date: June 22, 2014

In homage to the late Frankie Knuckles, SummerStage, ImageNation and guest curator Injoy Enterprises present Whistle!: A Tribute to Frankie Knuckles featuring the Soul Summit DJs, DJ Kervyn Mark, DJ Stormin' Norman, with vocalists Kenny Bobien, Lynn Lockamy and others! The evening will end with screening of the new, never-before-seen director's cut of HANDS TO THE SKY, a documentary on the outdoor house music scene.

Hands to the Sky, explores the uplifting and spirited experience of the outdoor House Music scene. A testament to the movement spearheaded by Chicago pioneers like Frankie Knuckles, the film follows this music out of the clubs and house parties and into the parks and beaches where an estimated 100,000 House Music fans gather to dance, commune and rejoice in the summer heat. Executive Produced by Domingo Canate and Directed by Angelo Boyke.

With a scorching original music score composed by noted writer/arranger Erik Talbert, Hands to the Sky features such House Music progressives as pioneering House Music vocalist Carolyn Harding; the legendary Frankie Knuckles; British-born founder of Harlem's Sundae Sermon dance party DJ Stormin' Norman; record executive Wayne Williams, noted for bringing disco to Chicago's South Side and founder of Chicago's Chosen Few Picnic and Rican Vargas, a.k.a, "The Commander in Chief" of The Coney Island

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ff5ea25cdc.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Buika / Marques Toliver]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-buika-marques-toliver http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/22/summerstage-buika-marques-toliver Date: June 22, 2014

Since her introduction to the American marketplace in 2007 with her album Mi Niña Lola (My Little Girl Lola), Buika has experienced a meteoric rise, earning lavish praise from The New York Times, The Miami Herald, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as NPR which quickly included her in their “50 Great Voices” radio gallery. Her next release, Niña de Fuego (Fire Child) paved the way for relocation to Miami in 2011. After achieving success in Europe, her works were compiled on the 2-CD set En Mi Piel (In My Skin) to coincide with the Pedro Almodovar movie of the same name in which she appeared. Buika was nominated for a GRAMMY for best Latin Jazz album this year, for her latest album La Noche Mas Larga. Rare is the artist to garner comparisons to Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas, and Cesaria Evora, but Buika has been compared to all of them. The New York Post has said, “A singer like Buika comes only once in a generation.”

While Marques Toliver seemed to burst onto the scene via the UK with an arresting television performance in 2010, and a declaration from Adele as her “new favorite artist,” his story really began many years ago in Florida. It was there he began his training in classical violinist at the age of 10, and would later enroll in music school. Keen to throw him-self into the real world of music making, Toliver took a leap of faith and traveled to New York City, where his busking in subways and working as a freelance musician, quickly gained him attention from fellow artists. Soon enough he found himself playing live and on records for the likes of Holly Miranda, Grizzly Bear, and Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson. After another move to London, Toliver began winning over that city’s musical landscape in similar fashion, and soon he signed to Bella Union and released his well-received debut EP Butterflies Are Not Free. Following worldwide tours, he began work on the mixtape Studying For My Ph. D, a cornucopia of music, speech, loops, and news reports from the London Riots. Through the mixtape he would also delve in to some of the themes and ideas that would eventually influence his full-length debut Land of CanAan, a work brimming with his own unique R&B and Classical music influences.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-22 2014-06-22 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ea09ad03b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: June 23, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: June 23, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 23, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: June 23, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 23, 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 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 23, 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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2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: June 23, 2014

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

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/chair-yoga Date: June 23, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 23, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 23, 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 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 23, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-games Date: June 23, 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 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 23, 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 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 23, 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 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/monday-movement Date: June 23, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Spanish Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-spanish-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-spanish-language-class Date: June 23, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Spanish Class: June 2nd, June 23rd, August 4th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 23, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 23, 2014

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

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) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Film Festival Presents The Mark of Zorro]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: June 23, 2014

This big budgeted blockbuster stars Tyrone Power as the ultimate Zorro, the masked avenger who uses his ingenuity and sword to fight the injustices of the ruling Spaniards and their nasty captain, Basil Rathbone, to rescue the old California townspeople. (1940) 93 min. (Fox) Not Rated

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. The film will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 23, 2014

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 23, 2014

Enjoy free ballroom dance lessons!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: June 23, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: June 23, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: June 23, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/summerstage-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/23/summerstage-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series Date: June 23, 2014

An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars.

Amber Wagner (soprano) is a winner of the Met’s 2007 National Council Auditions and was featured in the documentary about that competition, The Audition, which opened in movie theaters nationwide in 2009. She made her Met debut in the 2011–12 season as Anna in Nabucco and returned the following season as Amelia in a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera. She is a recent winner the Liederkranz Foundation Competition, Richard Tucker Career Grant Award, and Kirsten Flagstad Award with the George London Foundation as well as being the recipient of a Sullivan Foundation Career Grant.

Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano) was the winner of both the Main and the Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition and a winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She made her Met debut in the 2009–10 season as the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte and this past fall triumphed as Adalgisa in Norma. An avid recitalist, Barton has appeared with the Marilyn Horne Foundation at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall with tenor Russell Thomas as well as in a solo recital with the “On Wings of Song” series. She made her debut at Clayton State Uiniversity’s Spivey Hall singing Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, which was also broadcast on NPR.

Russell Thomas (tenor) is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. He is establishing himself as one of the most exciting talents on the international opera and concert scene, most recently as winner of the Viñas Competition in Barcelona (First Prize, Audience Favorite, and Best Tenor) and at the Competizione dell’Opera in Dresden. He made his Met debut in the 2004–05 season as the Herald in Don Carlo and has since sung principal roles in Fidelio, a new production of Macbeth, Die Zauberflöte, the Met premiere of Attila, Der Fliegende Holländer, Wozzeck, and La Clemenza di Tito.

Dan Saunders is becoming increasingly well known to audiences around the world as an accomplished conductor and pianist. An assistant conductor to James Levine and Seiji Ozawa and a recitalist with many of the world's finest soloists, he served as the associate conductor of the Virginia Opera from 2000 until 2006 and is currently an assistant conductor with the Met. This past season, he served on the music staff for Met productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, and Arabella.

Doors open at 7:00pm

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-23 2014-06-23 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ea12229f4c.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: June 24, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 24, 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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2014-06-24 2014-06-24 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: June 24, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/fitness-walk Date: June 24, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/alley-pond-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/alley-pond-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: June 24, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Alley Pond Park to help care for a young newly planted forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest.

Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification, and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty.

Space is limited Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: West of Alley Pond Golf Center

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2014-06-24 2014-06-24 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7636, -73.7507 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 24, 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 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 24, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 9:45 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 9:45 am 40.5948, -73.7509 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 24, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 24, 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 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: June 24, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific date, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Manhattan Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

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2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7144, -73.9461 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 24, 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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2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: June 24, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 24, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy-to-follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/mad-sq-kids-joanie-leeds-and-the-nightlights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/mad-sq-kids-joanie-leeds-and-the-nightlights Date: June 24, 2014

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights is the top female led, nationally touring kindie-rock band. With each interactive, high energy performance, Joanie proves to young girl and boys across the country that girls can rock, too! Joanie is an award winning performer winning best CD of the year with People Magazine, Parents Magazine, and The Washington Post. Join Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights in Madison Square Park for the official launch of their sixth album, Good Egg.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361188231b50.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: June 24, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 24, 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 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-games Date: June 24, 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 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 24, 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 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 24, 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 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/adaptive-track-and-field Date: June 24, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395f15fbfc6a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: June 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/rock-your-seat Date: June 24, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/abs-work-out Date: June 24, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: June 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/adult-adaptive-sports Date: June 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 12:15 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Book Club Discussion of Great Expectations]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-reading-room-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-reading-room-bookclub Date: June 24, 2014

The book club will discuss Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The discussion will be facilitated by Maura Kelly, author of Much Ado About Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You About Date Expectations, Not-So-Great Gatsbys, and Love in the Time of Internet Personals.

Stop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP USA).

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 12:30 pm 1:45 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/meditation-class Date: June 24, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-knitting Date: June 24, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: June 24, 2014

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

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

Supplies:

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: June 24, 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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2014-06-24 2014-06-24 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: June 24, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: June 24, 2014

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: June 24, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/24/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: June 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-24 2014-06-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:23:02 EDT