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, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:05 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[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: July 17, 2014

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

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 17, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Senior Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/senior-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/senior-dance Date: July 17, 2014

Seniors around the community can participate in an evening of dancing, performances, socialization, refreshments and more!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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2014-07-17 2014-07-17 6:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7322, -73.8652 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mobb Deep in assocation with Lyricist Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summerstage-mobb-deep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summerstage-mobb-deep Date: July 17, 2014

One of the most prolific and original groups in hip hop, the infamous Mobb Deep are still a very active force in today’s music industry with twenty years of experience. The group has appeared on records that have sold over 40 million copies. Hailing from the Queensbridge neighborhood of NYC, the duo has been responsible for delivering some of the most popular and forever current anthems in rap music. Tracks like “Survival Of The Fittest" “Shook Ones Part II” and “Quiet Storm RMX” have remained significant and still move crowds from NY to Tokyo. Mobb Deep’s ability to perfectly describe their gritty surroundings and lifestyle always made them a first choice for music writers and critics across the board. Mobb Deep have graduated to the role of cult group; today, they are followed by a new wave of cutting edge music listeners, as well as their original core foundation of hip hop aficionados.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb82470a94.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Creative Writing 101 Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: July 17, 2014

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

Facilitated by Hasanthika Sirisena and produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: July 17, 2014

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

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening "Growing Food on Staten Island" by Jay Weichun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/film-screening-growing-food-on-staten-island-by-jay-weichun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/film-screening-growing-food-on-staten-island-by-jay-weichun Date: July 17, 2014

The Conference House Association and New York City Parks-Conference House Park will be hosting a free screening of filmmaker Jay Weichun's documentary Growing Food on Staten Island. A thoughtful look into the wisdom and knowledge of food production on Staten Island by a diverse group of gardeners, sharing and growing through the decades.

A question and answer session with the filmmaker will follow immediately after the screening.

Light refreshments will also be provided.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bee0b4ce13a.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: July 17, 2014

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

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 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-sounds1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-sounds1 Date: July 17, 2014

Join Solomon Hicks guitarist for a smooth evening of Blues music.

Summer Sounds is presented by NYC Parks and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Blondes Have More Fun: A Rod Stewart Tribute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/blondes-have-more-fun-featuring-rick-larrimore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/blondes-have-more-fun-featuring-rick-larrimore Date: July 17, 2014

Enjoy a musical tribute capturing four decades of Rod Stewart hits, featuring Rick Larrimore.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents Forever Ray]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 17, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Forever Ray", a tribute to Ray Charles.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a54f58b979.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 17, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seeger Fest Opening Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/seeger-fests-opening-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/seeger-fests-opening-night Date: July 17, 2014

In the past year the world lost both folk legend Pete Seeger and his wife of seventy years, Toshi. The Hudson River Park is proud to present the opening night of Seeger Fest, a FREE five-day event honoring the lives and legacies of Pete and Toshi Seeger through music, film and community events.

The opening night will be a screening of the Emmy Award-winning documentary, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song that follows Mr. Seeger’s life as a musician and activist. The film includes interviews with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie and many others. Before the screening there will be a short concert featuring The Chapin Sisters with special guests Adira & Alana Amram, Aurora Barnes and Kristen Graves, skilled singer-songwriters who bring their own style and voice to the stage. They frequently collaborate with their father Tom Chapin and are inspired by their late uncle Harry Chapin who, like Pete, used music as a tool for social change.

After the music and before the screening, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, Pete Seeger’s grandson and associate producer of Pete Seeger: The Power of Song will briefly talk about the film and answer a few questions from the audience.

Please go to www.SeegerFest.org to learn about the additional Seeger Fest events which include a July 20th concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors and a July 21st concert at SummerStage in Central Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2014-07-17 2014-07-17 7:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b2ca4464547.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Heavyweights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-movie-series-heavyweights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/summer-movie-series-heavyweights Date: July 17, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Heavyweights, overweight kids are lured into joining a posh camp that promises quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland nightmare run by a loony ex-fitness instructor. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7107, -73.9967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f56141aec6.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 17, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night Along the River: "Over the Hedge"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/movie-nights-along-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/17/movie-nights-along-the-river Date: July 17, 2014

Come enjoy a family movie under the star's "Over the Hedge."

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-4636

Location: Starlight Park Ballfield (in Starlight Park)

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X147A Starlight Park 2014-07-17 2014-07-17 8:30 pm 40.8349, -73.8817 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9e360cc9f.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Zedd]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-zedd http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-zedd Date: July 18, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

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

See Zedd perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/farmers-market-fridays Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 18, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 18, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 18, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/english-reading-for-adults Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sit-aerobics Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Janice Marie Robinson's Melodic Magic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-kids-janice-marie-robinsons-melodic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-kids-janice-marie-robinsons-melodic Date: July 18, 2014

SummerStage Kids offers unique, interactive events for the entire family, throughout the summer in park locations citywide.
With dance performances, storytelling, acrobats, spoken word and music, SummerStage Kids exposes New York City youth to the world of arts and culture through a vast and diverse collection of engaging entertainment unparalleled by any other festival of its kind in NYC. Artists from around the corner and around the globe offer exciting FREE performances June through August every summer.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e40b0a3dca.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 18, 2014

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536112714b4ed.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-games Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/tai-chi1 Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 18, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/house-tours Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing Along with Patrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sing-along-with-patrick http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/sing-along-with-patrick Date: July 18, 2014

Join Patrick Raftery for a fun-filled, family-friendly summer sing along.

Enjoy plenty of fun in the forest as we sing about animals and great ways to experience the outdoors. Afterwards, join us for an optional [and weather-permitting] cool down through the lawn sprinklers.

Registration recommended.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: July 18, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/seasonal-crafts Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-sports-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-sports-clinic Date: July 18, 2014

Children ages 5-14 are invited to enjoy an afternoon of basketball, volleyball and soccer!

Sponsored by Assembly Member Francisco Mayo.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-334-5208

Location: Frank D O'connor Park (in Frank D. O'Connor Playground)

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Q098 Frank D. O'Connor Playground 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7442, -73.8866 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: July 18, 2014

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

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: July 18, 2014

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/fitness-bootcamp Date: July 18, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/bryant-park-new-music Date: July 18, 2014

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: July 18, 2014

Dances for a Variable Population, multigenerational dance, our season’s spotlight company, presents workshops open to all on May 16, July 18, and August 15th.

On June 20th DVP presents Solstice Steps, a performance featuring special guests, for two performances at 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Seniors especially welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-07-18 2014-07-18 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/family-camping Date: July 18, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 9th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 6:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 18, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Harambee Dance Company / Master Class: Harambee Dance Company]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-harambee-dance-company-masterclass-harambee-dance-company http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summerstage-harambee-dance-company-masterclass-harambee-dance-company Date: July 18, 2014

In Swahili Harambee means "let us pull together." Harambee Dance Company pulls together the essence of African and African-American dance and music presenting it from an innovative and exciting new contemporary perspective. Artistic Director and resident choreographer Sandella Malloy has developed a high-energy repertoire that pulls together African-based movement, modern dance forms, live percussion and original music, and vibrant costumes into captivating performances reflecting the majesty of the African Diaspora. In 1992 husband and wife team Sandella and Frank Malloy founded Harambee Dance Company in Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston was one of the largest ports of entry for African slaves and remains the heart of the Gullah traditional, which is a blend of African and western cultures. The couple relocated to New York City in 1996, where the 25-member company continues to ignite audiences around the world locally and around the world.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Harambee Dance Company
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8635d2299.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: July 18, 2014

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare at Sunset: Taming Of The Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/shakespear-at-sunset-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/shakespear-at-sunset-taming-of-the-shrew Date: July 18, 2014

See a free performance of Taming of the Shrew by the Dumbo based Random Access Theatre.

Part of the Shakespeare at Sunset series.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kickstarter Film Fest 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/kickstarter-film-fest-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/kickstarter-film-fest-2014 Date: July 18, 2014

Featuring selections from Kickstarter's favorite films, shorts, webseries, animations, documentaries and more — all funded on Kickstarter. Join us in Brooklyn for a night of great films, amazing food, and special musical performances.

Movies that will be featured include Obvious Child, Night of the Living Deb, Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt, and Little Feet. Musical performances by Asphalt Orchestra and Kaki King. Food will also be sold by vendors who have raised funds on Kickstarter, including Butter & Scratch, La Sonrisa, and SCRATCHbread.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Avenue Lawn (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.6925, -73.9755 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 18, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green - "Grand Illusion" by Jean Renoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green-the-moustache-by-emmanuel-carrre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-on-the-hudson-films-on-the-green-the-moustache-by-emmanuel-carrre Date: July 18, 2014

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks & Recreation present the 7th annual outdoor Films on the Green Festival featuring classic and contemporary French films. This year theme: “Masculin / Masculin”.

Please note: Rain date is July 19.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: July 18, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7036, -73.9234 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f56eaad225.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Xanadu Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-at-lakeside-xanadu-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/18/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-at-lakeside-xanadu-skate-party Date: July 18, 2014

For her next Skate Party theme, Lola Star has chosen her Dreamland Roller Disco at Lakeside in Prospect Park to embody the incredible power of Xanadu! There is no other movie that embodies the magic and dreamlike fabulosity of a mythical roller disco quite like cinematic masterpiece.

Now, Lola Star is inviting you to "a place where no one dared to go"... well, except Olivia-Newton John, Gene Kelly and a slew of amazing dancers from the 1980's. Now it's your chance to venture off into the spectacular fantasy world! It's time to feather your hair out, wear as many sequins as possible, listen to every Electric Light Orchestra song available, and come out where a million lights will be dancing eternally.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-18 2014-07-18 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bird-walk Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 19, 2014

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

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/rockaway-walks Date: July 19, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Can You Dig It Sand Castle Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/can-you-dig-it-sand-castle-featuring-staten-island-resident-matt-long http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/can-you-dig-it-sand-castle-featuring-staten-island-resident-matt-long Date: July 19, 2014

Come join Matt Long as he builds one of his award-winning sandcastles at this summer's Staten Island Beach Fest at Midland Beach. This will be a weekend long event taking place on the beach, directly across from the Concert Lawn, which is adjacent to the amusement park, Fantasy Shore.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 3:30 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c97b8cde04c.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/esl-class Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/parent-me-yoga Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Nature and Birding Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/fort-tryon-nature-and-birding-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/fort-tryon-nature-and-birding-walk Date: July 19, 2014

Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of the eastern slope of Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. The Broadway side of Fort Tryon Park has benefitted from the planting of over 45,000 plants, trees and shrubs by NYC Parks and the Fort Tryon Park Trust over the past 6 years. Come learn more about them and how they create a wonderful environment for an abundance of fauna in the park!

Please bring binoculars. Please do not bring your pets.

Leslie Day's Nature Walks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Broadway and Bennett Avenue (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8594, -73.9314 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f6150791a9.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: July 19, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at East 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 19, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-moves Date: July 19, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Ten Mile Classic in Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park Date: July 19, 2014

Come cheer basketball teams (ages 11-13 and 14-16) and join us for the championship games on the last day of the tournament.

Please call the number below to register a team.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Ten Mile River Playground (in Recreational Area)

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M140 Recreational Area 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8298, -73.9523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5322063550fb4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bicycling-basics Date: July 19, 2014

Improve your cycling skills and become a confident rider.

Bring a bike and a helmet. Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: July 19, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/kayaking Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/green-team Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/tai-chi-chuan Date: July 19, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a87520f401b.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/upper-river-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/upper-river-run Date: July 19, 2014

Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Please note, advanced registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th St and Bronx Blvd by the Playground (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9605a81e9.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Appleton Animal Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-art-project-appleton-animal-books http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-art-project-appleton-animal-books Date: July 19, 2014

Listen to the “Just So” stories by Rudyard Kipling, published by William Appleton, one of Wave Hill’s illustrious residents. Then, make your own inventive, animal book with bookmaker and visiting artist Donna Maria DeCreeft.

An Illustrious Residents event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b18338b55.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sand Art and Scrapbooking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/sand-art-and-scrapbooking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/sand-art-and-scrapbooking Date: July 19, 2014

Given by Princess For A Life Time, participants will make sand art bottles as well as get to create their own scrapbook to fill with pictures and memories. (All ages)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Saturdays at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/volunteer-saturdays-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/volunteer-saturdays-at-battery-urban-farm Date: July 19, 2014

Join us monthly on third Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm from May to September.

Projects are seasonal and vary from week to week, and could include weeding, mulching, trellising, path or fence maintenance, moving soil, or working with compost. Visit the Battery Urban Farm Community Programs page for exact dates and more information.

Saturday Open Volunteer Hours are for all ages, however volunteers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Any volunteers under 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (boots if it has rained recently, layers in cool weather, a hat and sunscreen in the summer are strongly recommended). Please also bring a water bottle.

We will work in most weather, including light rain. The following conditions will constitute cause for automatic cancellation of volunteer hours: heavy-driving rain, flooding, thunder and lightning storms, and temperatures upwards of 93 degrees. For weather-related cancellations, stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter (@thebatterynyc) accounts.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7033, -74.0148 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-games Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[White Island Birding by Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/white-island-birding-by-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/white-island-birding-by-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: July 19, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. For ages 8 years old and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 9th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/wave-hill-history-walk Date: July 19, 2014

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.

Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

An Illustrious Residents event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1af4a7d4b2.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: In Full Bloom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels Date: July 19, 2014

Georgia O’Keefe will always be known for her careful observational studies of flowers and objects found in nature.

Experiment with techniques using intense color, linear precision, and intricate detail as we create vibrant, dynamic compositions in chalk pastels based on her unique works.

Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed.

Class size is limited, and pre-paid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/freshwater-fishing Date: July 19, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release and are first-come, first-serve. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:38:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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<![CDATA[Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/taste-the-world-botanical-brew-fest-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/taste-the-world-botanical-brew-fest-at-qbg Date: July 19, 2014

Raise a glass and celebrate the 50th & 75th anniversaries of the New York World's Fair at our inaugural Brew Fest! Enjoy a selection of international and local craft beers plus food, tours, and live music. Learn more here: http://queensbotanical.org/BrewFest and register. Tickets required, ages 21+ only!

(Note: Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days. Safe transportation will be available, including public transport and car services)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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