NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:02:52 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[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 2, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Bush Women / Laurie Taylor/Soul Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/urban-bush-women-laurie-taylor-soul-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/urban-bush-women-laurie-taylor-soul-movement Date: July 2, 2014

Join Urban Bush Women as they celebrate their 30th anniversary year with an evening of special performances that showcase the best of the company's repertoire as well as a SummerStage premiere.

Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women (UBW) seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. The company presents this from a woman-centered perspective and as members of the African Diaspora community in order to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond. UBW continues to use dance as both the message and the medium to bring together diverse audiences through innovative choreography, community collaboration and artistic leadership development.

The company will premiere Chalabati, a new work choreographed by Zollar, with choreographic assistance by Maria Bauman for dance students at Virginia Commonwealth University, Florida State University, and recently Southern Methodist University. Chalabati is a work that explores journey, memory and ritual retelling of a shared history. Inspired by the music of the Gnawa people (Morocco), the piece will explore a community coming together to remind itself of its strength, power and generosity.

Laurie M. Taylor is the Artistic Director of "Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement " (LMTSM). As movement storytellers, LMTSM delves deep into the emotional truth and wit of the human experience. Taylor's choreographic approach is based on “sound perception,” showing how rhythm, tone and the "feel" of music can be physically embodied and expressed through dance. Fusions of Jazz, African Diaspora and Hip-Hop sensibility mesh together through Taylor's rich Liberian and American (the American South) background, rendering a grounded, curvilinear contemporary dance style. LMTSM's repertory explores a full spectrum of experiences, whether it be the courageousness lunch counter sit-ins of the late 1950’s, or being caught up in whirlwind of love and passion. For Taylor, music is the primary impulse for movement, and she has formed close collaborations with many musical partners including EMMY-winning/composer Darin Atwater, GRAMMY-winning Blue Note recording Artist Derrick Hodge (Robert Glasper Experiment), arranger/violinist Stephanie Matthews (String Candy, Sphinx Organization). Her work continues to engage new audiences both in and beyond the dance world, setting the tone for a fresh wave of choreographers who wish to remove the veil between the performer and the audience. #SOULMOVEMENT.

Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement will perform the critically acclaimed "Overcomer's Suite," featuring the music of Jazz icons John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. Using late 1950's and early 60's sit-ins as an entry way, this piece explores the larger narrative of what it looks like to triumph, and even celebrate, in the aftermath of traumatic situations. Taylor will also render and excerpt of her latest work "Realized," laced over the grooves of Janelle Monet's "Ghetto Woman."

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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8428275fc.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: July 2, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-wake-up-yoga-with-atmananda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-wake-up-yoga-with-atmananda Date: July 3, 2014

Start your Thursday mornings getting centered with Atmananda Yoga Sequence’s Wake Up Yoga during Summer in the Square. Atmananda Yoga Sequence was inspired by a vision of community to create a haven where people can quiet their minds. The yoga studio specializes in Vinyasa yoga, which helps to promote proper alignment, and a deeper understanding of practice and well being. Every Thursday at 7 AM, one of Atmananda’s highly trained yoga instructors will lead a class on Union Square Park’s South Plaza.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539713d71a839.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 3, 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 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 3, 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 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit With Reebok]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park Date: July 3, 2014

Get familiar with our new neighbors every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at Reebok’s CrossFit class held on Union Square Park’s South Plaza. Reebok’s CrossFit Union Square program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. Begin your mornings with this 50-minute, heart-pumping class, which will guarantee a great start to your day!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19f30dc34b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 3, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Yoga Vida at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida Date: July 3, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park presents Yoga Vida.

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

Bring your own mat and join the fun!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/fitness-walk Date: July 3, 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 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: July 3, 2014

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

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

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 3, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop Date: July 3, 2014

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

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 3, 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 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 3, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: July 3, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Stretching/Toning/Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/stretchingtoningrelaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/stretchingtoningrelaxation Date: July 3, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Exercises for the whole body, incorporating slow movements

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime With Karma Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park Date: July 3, 2014

StoryTime comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. Karma Kids invites babies through 6 year olds (and their grownups) to help lift stories off the page as they read and play yoga together! Build literacy skills and healthy bodies in this action-packed class. Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids happens every Thursday morning at 10 AM during Summer in the Square!

Please bring a mat or towel.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19fd582485.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Walter Martin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/mad-sq-kids-walter-martin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/mad-sq-kids-walter-martin Date: July 3, 2014

Walter Martin, multi-instrumentalist from the Walkmen, released his latest effort geared for families - We’re All Young Together, featuring collaborations with members from the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, The National and former Walkmen band mate and cousin, Hamilton Leithauser.

With witty, heartfelt lyrics and inspiration from 50’s rock and roll, children and parents alike can enjoy his warm and sincere music.

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 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536122bd5205c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 3, 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 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 3, 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 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-games Date: July 3, 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 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 3, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/conversational-english Date: July 3, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/adaptive-track-and-field Date: July 3, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Shira & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-shira-friends-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-shira-friends-union-square-park Date: July 3, 2014

Summer in the Square brings a full line-up of exciting family-friendly acts to Union Square Park all summer long! Join us every Thursday on the South Plaza with Karma Kids Yoga starting at 10 a.m., followed by fun activities, face painting, shows and performances.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a2982982e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 3, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 3, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 3, 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 30 mph 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 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 3, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: July 3, 2014

Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side seating area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the city’s great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School’s very talented musicians.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: July 3, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/learn-to-draw Date: July 3, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/adaptive-activities Date: July 3, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-03 2014-07-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/garden-crew1 Date: July 3, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Salsa with Baila Socitey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park Date: July 3, 2014

For over 30 years, Peridance Capezio Center has been a core member of New York City’s dance community. Home to all styles and all levels of dance, the school provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children’s dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment.

Experience Peridance’s amazing performances or participate in an exhilarating dance class each Thursday during Summer in the Square, beginning at 5 p.m. on the South Plaza of Union Square Park.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a2c4476df.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/kayaking Date: July 3, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock!

Children under 18 must have an adult-guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 3, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Freedom Dance Party / Herbert Holler / DJ Cosi / Marc Smooth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summerstage-freedom-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summerstage-freedom-dance-party Date: July 3, 2014

The Freedom Party® is the longest running, weekly, Friday-night party in NYC history. Winner of Papermag's highly coveted award for "Best Party (People's Choice)" and runner up in URB Mag's "Best Party" (nationwide), Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth to provide a place for people from all walks of life to dance and be free. Today, it is a bona fide nightlife institution, with monthly events in both Chicago and Washington, D.C., as well. Playing a tight mix of danceable, soulful hits across all genres of music from the 60s through today, Freedom continues to fill its dance floor each week with fun, beautiful people from all over the globe looking to have an unforgettable, true NYC party experience. The Freedom Dance Party will be celebrating 11 years with a huge live outdoor dance party at SummerStage in Central Park!

Doors open at 5:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ea9d812f0d.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/wheelchair-basketball Date: July 3, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: July 3, 2014

Get moving this summer with Brick New York’s CrossFit Bootcamp every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Utilizing CrossFit methodology throughout their training, this 45-minute class focuses on wellness and fitness with results in mind, helping you reach new heights in personal fitness. The workouts are tailored for any age and fitness level.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: July 3, 2014

Run with the popular Paragon Sports Run Club every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. meeting in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. A Paragon run coach will lead the way, along with pacers to keep you on track! All levels are welcome!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 3, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Mary-Jane Lee (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and Yunpeng Wang (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-maryjane-lee-soprano-ginger-costajackson-mezzosoprano-and-yunpeng-wang-baritone-accompanied-by-pianist-dan-saunders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-maryjane-lee-soprano-ginger-costajackson-mezzosoprano-and-yunpeng-wang-baritone-accompanied-by-pianist-dan-saunders Date: July 3, 2014

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

Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Most recently, she was featured as Parasha in Mavra, as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. She has received awards from the Met’s National Council Auditions, the Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation Vocal Competition, the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and the Dallas Opera Guild Competition.

Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano) is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and a Samling Scholar. She made her Met debut in the Opening Night Gala of the 2008–09 season and has since appeared in the Met premiere of Nixon in China, new productions of Thaïs and Manon, and in Cavalleria Rusticana, Lulu, La Fanciulla del West, Carmen, and Francesca da Rimini. Next season, she will appear in Xavier Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas with Gotham Chamber Opera in New York and return to the Met as Lola in a new production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Yunpeng Wang (baritone) is in his first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This past season, he was featured as Fieramosca in Benvenuto Cellini as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. He was a first prize–winner in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition at the Manhattan School of Music in 2013 and recently won the Second Place Prize, the Zarzuela Prize, and the Audience Award at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia World Opera Competition.

Dan Saunders is 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.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535057b345103.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Screenwriting Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: July 3, 2014

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at this writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required.

Facilitated by Alexander Steele and produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: July 3, 2014

Wind down after a long day with a 50-minute Om Factory yoga class every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. on the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Vinyasa, which translates from Sanskrit to “flow” or “move in a special way,” merges movement with the breath. Flowing through sequences of synchronized breathing warms the body, allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and, over time, deeper into their personal practice. The class serves students at any level of experience from the yoga novice to the regular practitioner.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: July 3, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-03 2014-07-03 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Jason Derulo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/gma-summer-concert-jason-derulo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/gma-summer-concert-jason-derulo Date: July 4, 2014

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/farmers-market-fridays Date: July 4, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/english-reading-for-adults Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/sit-aerobics Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 4, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-games Date: July 4, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 4, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Independence Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/independence-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/independence-day-celebration Date: July 4, 2014

Enjoy a pie-baking demonstration and bring a pie you baked at home to enter the Pie Baking Contestan exciting competition that pits ordinary citizens of today against expert "colonial" cooks.

Help to churn old-time ice cream, participate in the Pinwheel Parade, and meet patriotic villagers from the 1800s and earlier.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/tai-chi1 Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 4, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 4, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 4, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/house-tours Date: July 4, 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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/adaptive-activities Date: July 4, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/seasonal-crafts Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Zabo's Circus Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/zabos-circus-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/zabos-circus-show Date: July 4, 2014

Other than clowning around, Zabo’s skills include juggling, unicycling, and prop balancing. His show brings non-stop excitement and entertainment. This one-clown show will make guests think they are watching a 3-ring circus!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 4, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights this special holiday Friday.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1adc6e9b71.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance: Booking Dance Festival Edinburgh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance-booking-dance-festival-edinburgh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance-booking-dance-festival-edinburgh Date: July 4, 2014

A showcase prior to the dance festival at The Fringe in Edinburgh, featuring eight dynamic dance companies from across the US, plus a special guest company from Martinique.

  • Synthesis Dance puts beautiful bodies in motion, making fierce and soulful statements about the world inside and out.
  • Reed Dance, Pittsburgh-based, pulsates to its own athletic and high-energy rhythms.
  • Rebecca Stenn - an extraordinary and charismatic presence and a must for all to relish.
  • Barkin/Selissen Project - intense and hypnotizing movement at the cutting edge of now.
  • Bugge Ballet draws in audiences to the romance of its lyrical dance.
  • Antara Bhardwaj, San Francisco-based, brings India’s Khatak beats to a whole new level of beauty.
  • Michael Mao Dance - a critically acclaimed company whose works are passionate and meticulously crafted, and infused with a visceral, elemental power.
  • Art of Motion enchants and mesmerizes audiences through captivating, magical and dramatically stunning work.
  • Compagnie Christiane Emmanuel, Martinique-based, is dance theater at its best with enticing and innovative choreography.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will learn how to phrase their skills and prior employment history and how to alter it for very specific positions.

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Zabo's Circus Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/zabos-circus-show1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/zabos-circus-show1 Date: July 4, 2014

Other than clowning around, Zabo’s skills include juggling, unicycling, and prop balancing. His show brings non-stop excitement and entertainment. This one-clown show will make guests think they are watching a 3-ring circus!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: July 4, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: July 4, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 4, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks Date: July 4, 2014

This year, the 38th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks makes its return to the East River and lights up the night from one of New York's most famous landmarks—the Brooklyn Bridge!

The fireworks may be viewed from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River. Please visit the website below for additonal information and more spots to view the fireworks.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park,Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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B431, B223DB Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 9:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973; 40.6955, -73.9981 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movies on the Beach: National Treasure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/free-movies-on-the-beach-national-treasure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/free-movies-on-the-beach-national-treasure Date: July 4, 2014

South Beach will host a free film screening every Friday this summer. National Treasure will be showing on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5893, -74.0659 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fourth of July Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/fourth-of-july-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/fourth-of-july-fireworks Date: July 4, 2014

On July 4th, the weekly fireworks show turns into a true spectacular for our Independence Day celebration. Head down to the beach and boardwalk to see this unique and wonderful event, the perfect cap to the national holiday.

The July 4th Firework show has been designed to enhance the July 4th event program in Coney Island.

The July 4th Show is brought to you by The Alliance for Coney Island in collaboration with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation with support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Mark Treyger and I Love NY, New York State's Division of Tourism and Good Humor Ice Cream.

Weather permitting.

Start time: 9:45 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Boardwalk

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 9:45 pm 40.5728, -73.9881 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 5, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bird-walk Date: July 5, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 5, 2014

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

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/rockaway-walks Date: July 5, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 5, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/esl-class Date: July 5, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 5, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/parent-me-yoga Date: July 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 5, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-moves Date: July 5, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/learn-to-ride-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/learn-to-ride-for-adults Date: July 5, 2014

Through a safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride their bikes while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they leave with an easy, crash-free, and low-stress way to teach themselves to ride.

This class is suitable for adults and teens.

Bring a bike & helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 5, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: July 5, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 5, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/kayaking Date: July 5, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/green-team Date: July 5, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: July 5, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EDT