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 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:02:00 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[Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Toni Braxton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-toni-braxton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-toni-braxton Date: August 12, 2013

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series features gospel, classic soul, and R&B stars for a summer of hot performances. Enjoy a whole evening of the 6 Grammy Award, 7 American Music Award, and 9 Billboard Music Award-winner, Toni Braxton.

Please bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Presents Fame]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-fame http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-presents-fame Date: August 12, 2013

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach is a free film series hosted Monday nights throughout the summer. End your beach day with a movie on the boardwalk. Prior to the movie there will be entertainment. The film begins at dusk.

Fame: Fame follows the lives of four students of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts as they try to make their way to fame.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 12, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Movie Night in Astoria Park Presents Saturday Night Fever]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/12/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park Date: August 12, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Movie Night in Astoria Park. Central Astoria's 2013 Movies on the Waterfront will be featuring the film Saturday Night Fever.

Central Astoria's 2013 Movies on the Waterfront continues Monday evenings in August.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-12 2013-08-12 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 13, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for 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 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 13, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-13 2013-08-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 13, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-13 2013-08-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/fitness-walk Date: August 13, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/flow13 Date: August 13, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Randall's Island Park Alliance Horticulture Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew Date: August 13, 2013

Help maintain and beautify Randall’s Island Park. Activities vary depending on needs and resources. Instruction, gloves, & tools provided. Dress appropriate for the weather and working in the soil.

RSVP so that we may effectively prepare for an accurate number of volunteers.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Randall's Island Park Alliance Horticulture Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/volunteer-with-the-randalls-island-park-alliance-horticulture-crew1 Date: August 13, 2013

Help maintain and beautify Randall’s Island Park. Activities vary depending on needs and resources. RSVP required by the day before the event.

Instruction, gloves, & tools provided. Dress appropriate for the weather and working in the soil.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 13, 2013

Van Cortlandt House Museum invites children to come along on a weeklong discovery of history in their backyard at the “Adventures in Time” Summer History Camp.

While on their “Adventure in Time” at Van Cortlandt House, campers will discover the everyday life of an 18th century child as they play the Van Cortlandt children’s favorite games, try on period clothing, and make 18th century toys. Campers will also lend a hand with plantation chores such as churning butter, gathering wood and hauling water.

“Adventures in Time” will also explore the early years of the Revolutionary War as campers become soldiers in General George Washington’s army. All aspects of military life will be covered from “enlisting” in the army, for which they will receive a bonus, to pitching a wedge tent and setting up camp. Campers will also learn military drills, and hike up to the top of Vault Hill on reconnaissance just like their 18th century counterparts who were stationed at the Van Cortlandt’s plantation during the Revolutionary War.

Campers must bring their own brown bag lunch each day but snacks and water are provided.

"Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the Spring of 2013. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. To enroll, call Van Cortlandt House Museum or e-mail for a camp application.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134fe871a665.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 13, 2013

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers children in our diverse metropolitan area a rare opportunity to learn about science and nature through practical, hands-on experiences in an outdoor environment.

When summer arrives, the fun and learning heat up, as children make salads from their spring vegetable plantings, bake cookies in a solar oven, learn about climate and environment, raise and release butterflies, plant delicious summer vegetables, conduct scavenger hunts, build planters and terrariums and lots more. Ages 5 through 12.

There are two sessions:

  • Summer I: July 8-August 21, Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Summer II: July 9-August 22, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Or you can create your own schedule. Contact us about other flexible options. You may call or email education@queensbotanical.org

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-13 2013-08-13 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 13, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

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 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe Park Visitor Center Community Visioning Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project Date: August 13, 2013

Help the Poe Park Visitor Center gather people’s knowledge, skills, ideas, and dreams for what they’d like to learn, do, and explore at The Poe Park Visitor Center and how that connects to the larger community. The project features a fun, interactive wall mural where people can share what’s important to them in the community, what’s missing, and even what they can bring to the table to make the community a healthy place to live, work, and play. Learn how you can contribute to new programs, classes, or activities by sharing your ideas and skills.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 13, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tree Care Tuesdays hosted by Human Impacts Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/tree-care-tuesdays-hosted-by-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/tree-care-tuesdays-hosted-by-human-impacts-institute Date: August 13, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Human Impacts Institute Crew (HII) and volunteers from Brooklyn Day Habilitation Center in caring for our local green gems: street trees!

We'll meet at a different NYC location each week to clean up, aerate and mulch tree beds, beautifying our neighborhoods while cleaning air and promoting green space. No experience is necessary and kids are welcome with adult supervision. Be sure to bring water and sunscreen and clothes for gardening. HII will provide gloves and all of the necessary tools.

Please see the Human Impacts Institute website for location details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: South 3rd Street and Rodney Street (in Rodney Park South)

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B223OC Rodney Park South 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7099, -73.9556 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 13, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Public Library's Kidsmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile Date: August 13, 2013

Brooklyn Public Library brings its colorful Kidsmobile to Pier 6! Families can enjoy reading in this children's library on wheels and special programs presented by the Brooklyn Public Library.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 13, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to weather.

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon. Games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be ready for your arrival.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/catch-release-fishing Date: August 13, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Janice Buckner]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/janice-buckner http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/janice-buckner Date: August 13, 2013

A one hour song and puppetry celebration for families!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4b94b7142.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-storytime Date: August 13, 2013

Hosted by: Cali Co Cat

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!


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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic and Comedy of Jim McClenahan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/the-magic-and-comedy-of-jim-mcclenahan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/the-magic-and-comedy-of-jim-mcclenahan Date: August 13, 2013

Colorful and zany comedy with a magical twist will bring giggles from children and adults. Please bring blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x.301

Location: Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.771, -73.7712 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Robbi K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/robbi-k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/robbi-k Date: August 13, 2013

Robbi K & Friends bring a level of excitement to music, through Jazz improvisation, to delight audiences with an unexpected presentation of favorite and original songs. Supported by an amazing band of versatile, smart and gifted musicians, her personable demeanor is the essence of the show. Her "joie-de-vivre" and voice give her many opportunities to perform in many locations and languages to a variety of people, all who love to sing, dance and participate in the joyfulness of jazz.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Dr Martin Luther King Jr Park (in Martin Luther King Jr. Playground)

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B056 Martin Luther King Jr. Playground 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6677, -73.8904 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Dirty Sock Funtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/dirty-sock-funtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/dirty-sock-funtime-band Date: August 13, 2013

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is a wild, technicolor musical adventure where anything can happen! “Beloved by millions of families for their high-energy music videos on the NICK JR. CHANNEL'S JACK'S BIG MUSIC SHOW" (Thrifty Nifty Mommy), they can also be seen in CHUCK E. CHEESE venues across the country (and even in an episode of WORKAHOLICS in 2012). The Dirty Socks have become a favorite that are sure to "inspire dancing in the aisles — by children and parents alike" (New York Family). Their 2010 album SOCK-A-DELIC was highly praised as "high-energy music for your kids that you will love too" (A Nation of Moms) and the DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND SHOW DVD was called "a well-paced, charming and visually appealing program for all eyes – young and old, cynical and innocent" (OutWithTheKids). 2013's release THE DIRTY SOCK COME CLEAN is eagerly awaited by fans around the world who have seen the band play on TV and live from New York City to Chicago to L.A. to US Navy bases in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Dirty Socks will be touring their new album this Spring and Summer. You can also check them out at Kids Creative, their rock n roll peace education nonprofit for NYC kids.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8866, -73.8979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912a364d9cf.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic and Comedy of Jim McClenahan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/the-magic-and-comedy-of-jim-mcclenahan1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/the-magic-and-comedy-of-jim-mcclenahan1 Date: August 13, 2013

Colorful and zany comedy with magical overtures will bring entertainment and giggles to both children and adults.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.771, -73.7712 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 13, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 11:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/stories-in-the-garden-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/stories-in-the-garden-at-wave-hill Date: August 13, 2013

Join us for a delightful reading adventure as we explore a different, nature-related theme each week with beautifully illustrated storybooks, beloved classics and exciting new selections. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Ideal for ages 3 and up and their adult companion.

Photo Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f03ff314a8d.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 13, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-games Date: August 13, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 13, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-chess Date: August 13, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 13, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: August 13, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 13, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park BookClub]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-bookclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-bookclub Date: August 13, 2013

Join Wayne Koestenbaum with The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 12:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/belvederes-kingdom Date: August 13, 2013

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

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-piano Date: August 13, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 13, 2013

Beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided. Call to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: August 13, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

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 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/knittingintermediate Date: August 13, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Spoken Word 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/spoken-word-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/spoken-word-101 Date: August 13, 2013

This series is facilitated by Taino poet/story teller, Bobby Gonzalez. The series ends September 10th, with a public reading of works by participants of the class. Each session will include poems of Edgar Allan Poe and other known poets.

This event was funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 13, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/green-team Date: August 13, 2013

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. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: August 13, 2013

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: August 13, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/evening-yoga Date: August 13, 2013

This class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: August 13, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Series: Indoor Urban Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/green-series-indoor-urban-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/green-series-indoor-urban-gardening Date: August 13, 2013

Learn about the different types of hydroponic and aquaponics system you can setup to grow food in your home year round. This workshop will include a hands-on building of a home hydroponic system.

This workshop requires that you RSVP here.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 13, 2013

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/shape-up-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: August 13, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with Latin-inspired dance steps. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun.

Queens Connect Care will be on site to hand out FREE health and nutritional pamplets.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 13, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Toby Love in association with La Mega]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/toby-love-in-association-with-la-mega http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/toby-love-in-association-with-la-mega Date: August 13, 2013

Toby Love is well known as one of the pioneers of modern Bachata music and a member of the legendary urban Bachata group, Aventura. Six years after the formation of Aventura, Toby Love embarked upon a solo career and hasn’t looked back since. With solo hits such as “Tengo un Amor,” “Amores Como el Tuyo” and “Llorar Lloviendo,” Love’s take on urban Bachata incorporates harmonizing techniques with inspirations from R&B’s Boyz II Men and traditional styles from artists like Anthony Santos but he has synthesized his own unique spin on Bachata and Merengue pop. His newest album, La Voz de La Juventud contains the hit single, “Casi Casi” featuring Timmy Star, his son and the newest inspiration to his musical repertoire.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: High Bridge Park (in Highbridge Park)

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X120 Highbridge Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.843, -73.9342 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d5b534913b.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Hotel Transylvania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/hotel-transylvania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/hotel-transylvania Date: August 13, 2013

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

The film for August 13 is Hotel Transylvania. At the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters--Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more--to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem--but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718)430-1825

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 8:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 13, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Across from Golden Pond: Madagascar 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/movies-across-from-golden-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/movies-across-from-golden-pond Date: August 13, 2013

Enjoy this performance of "Madagascar 3."

Bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 13, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-storytime1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/13/bryant-park-storytime1 Date: August 13, 2013

StoryTime with Cali Co Cat. Tales, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot.

Start time: 10:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-13 2013-08-13 10:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: August 14, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 14, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-14 2013-08-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 14, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-14 2013-08-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/flow13 Date: August 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 14, 2013

Van Cortlandt House Museum invites children to come along on a weeklong discovery of history in their backyard at the “Adventures in Time” Summer History Camp.

While on their “Adventure in Time” at Van Cortlandt House, campers will discover the everyday life of an 18th century child as they play the Van Cortlandt children’s favorite games, try on period clothing, and make 18th century toys. Campers will also lend a hand with plantation chores such as churning butter, gathering wood and hauling water.

“Adventures in Time” will also explore the early years of the Revolutionary War as campers become soldiers in General George Washington’s army. All aspects of military life will be covered from “enlisting” in the army, for which they will receive a bonus, to pitching a wedge tent and setting up camp. Campers will also learn military drills, and hike up to the top of Vault Hill on reconnaissance just like their 18th century counterparts who were stationed at the Van Cortlandt’s plantation during the Revolutionary War.

Campers must bring their own brown bag lunch each day but snacks and water are provided.

"Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the Spring of 2013. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. To enroll, call Van Cortlandt House Museum or e-mail for a camp application.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134fe871a665.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 14, 2013

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers children in our diverse metropolitan area a rare opportunity to learn about science and nature through practical, hands-on experiences in an outdoor environment.

When summer arrives, the fun and learning heat up, as children make salads from their spring vegetable plantings, bake cookies in a solar oven, learn about climate and environment, raise and release butterflies, plant delicious summer vegetables, conduct scavenger hunts, build planters and terrariums and lots more. Ages 5 through 12.

There are two sessions:

  • Summer I: July 8-August 21, Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Summer II: July 9-August 22, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Or you can create your own schedule. Contact us about other flexible options. You may call or email education@queensbotanical.org

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-14 2013-08-14 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 14, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

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 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe Park Visitor Center Community Visioning Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project Date: August 14, 2013

Help the Poe Park Visitor Center gather people’s knowledge, skills, ideas, and dreams for what they’d like to learn, do, and explore at The Poe Park Visitor Center and how that connects to the larger community. The project features a fun, interactive wall mural where people can share what’s important to them in the community, what’s missing, and even what they can bring to the table to make the community a healthy place to live, work, and play. Learn how you can contribute to new programs, classes, or activities by sharing your ideas and skills.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 14, 2013

All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball: 10:30 – 11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b0e59967ed.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 14, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-yoga Date: August 14, 2013

Join us for kids yoga amidst the sun and trees in the park. We'll sing, dance and learn some fun yoga poses too. Bring a yoga mat. Limited mats will be provided.

Brought to the park by Sacred Sounds Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 14, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 14, 2013

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon. Games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be ready for your arrival.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/catch-release-fishing Date: August 14, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 14, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Little Club Heads]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/little-club-heads http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/little-club-heads Date: August 14, 2013

Imagine having the greatest time on the dance floor, you feel like a superstar, the DJ is spinning your favorite songs, the room is full, and you’re with your best friends—your family. Little Club Heads revolutionized the idea of “family time” by providing a dance party experience for children aged 12 months to 10 years old and their parents. At our events, parents can socialize with each other while children have an opportunity to mingle, dance, and stay fit. After over 100 events and entertaining thousands of guests over the past 4 years, Little Club Heads is excited to bring it's high energy party to Summer Stage Kids. Little Club Heads DJ Nubby and Bubby will be spinning all the latest dance records and performing some original dance songs from the Little Club Heads Kids Album "Dance Beats For Kids."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d54c63ea35.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Uptown Dance Academy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/uptown-dance-academy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/uptown-dance-academy Date: August 14, 2013

The Uptown Dance Company is comprised of students from Uptown Dance Academy that have been accepted into professional jobs and schools such as LaGuardia High School, the Lion King, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet Academy to name a few. UDC won the McDonald's Gospelfest in 2009 and has been featured on the front page of the NY Times, and the Daily News.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ciccarone Park

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X102 Ciccarone Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8559, -73.8867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519133af12d49.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Dirty Sock Funtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/dirty-sock-funtime-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/dirty-sock-funtime-band Date: August 14, 2013

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band is a wild, technicolor musical adventure where anything can happen! “Beloved by millions of families for their high-energy music videos on the NICK JR. CHANNEL'S JACK'S BIG MUSIC SHOW" (Thrifty Nifty Mommy), they can also be seen in CHUCK E. CHEESE venues across the country (and even in an episode of WORKAHOLICS in 2012). The Dirty Socks have become a favorite that are sure to "inspire dancing in the aisles — by children and parents alike" (New York Family). Their 2010 album SOCK-A-DELIC was highly praised as "high-energy music for your kids that you will love too" (A Nation of Moms) and the DIRTY SOCK FUNTIME BAND SHOW DVD was called "a well-paced, charming and visually appealing program for all eyes – young and old, cynical and innocent" (OutWithTheKids). 2013's release THE DIRTY SOCK COME CLEAN is eagerly awaited by fans around the world who have seen the band play on TV and live from New York City to Chicago to L.A. to US Navy bases in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Dirty Socks will be touring their new album this Spring and Summer. You can also check them out at Kids Creative, their rock n roll peace education nonprofit for NYC kids.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6486, -74.003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912a364d9cf.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: August 14, 2013

The boot camp exercise class is perfect for those wanting high energy activity.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion Carnival Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-in-motion-carnival-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kids-in-motion-carnival-day Date: August 14, 2013

Get up and get moving. Manhattan Recreation is hosting Kids in Motion Carnival Day. This event is free and open to the public and will focus on active games and fitness, including Minute-to-Win-It games, an inflatable, an obstacle course, races, and much more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51fa80649c605.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 14, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-games Date: August 14, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 14, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-chess Date: August 14, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 14, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate Spanish Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class Date: August 14, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 14, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kite in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kite-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/kite-in-flight Date: August 14, 2013

Join us and make your own kite and watch it soar through the sky for all to see.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Midland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5731, -74.0877 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/the-art-of-the-park Date: August 14, 2013

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how the Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d713f24b7d6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-piano Date: August 14, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 14, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 732-8186

Location: New Amsterdam Library

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2013-08-14 2013-08-14 2:00 pm 40.7135, -74.0079 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce47fd80d5.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekday Weed Warriors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/weekday-weed-warriors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/weekday-weed-warriors Date: August 14, 2013

There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: weeding, watering, mulching, and more. Bring water and a snack. Community service credit is available. Recommended for teens and adults who can do strenuous outdoor activities. Registration is required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/bryant-park-after-work Date: August 14, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: August 14, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. This sunset session is led by Yoga for Bliss instructor Joanne Salomone. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3e08f1840.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Wednesdays at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-wednesdays-at-wave-hill Date: August 14, 2013

Experience summer at its best—an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes, plein-air performances by local musicians, yoga, guided walks and cutting-edge art in Glyndor Gallery. Order dinner from exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening. Gardens open until 8:30PM. The Café at Wave Hill open until 8:00 p.m. Glyndor Gallery, Perkins Visitor Center, The Shop at Wave Hill are open until 7:30 p.m. Check www.wavehill.org/visit for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb3a19ef542.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: Saloons and Shopkeepers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/history-tour-saloons-and-shopkeepers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/history-tour-saloons-and-shopkeepers Date: August 14, 2013

Wander through the stories of tobacco merchants, saloon keepers and the small business owners that made up the bustling everyday economy of 19th century Brooklyn. The guide will be Jocelyn A. Wills, a historian at Brooklyn College

This tour requires you RSVP.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/sunset-garden-walks-at-wave-hill Date: August 14, 2013

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week, come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb41b5a5eac.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/14/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: August 14, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-08-14 2013-08-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c4c791305dd.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:02:02 EDT