NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:34:06 GMT <![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 18, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/couch-to-5k Date: July 18, 2015

Use the gentle inclines and paths at Conference House Park to train and strengthen your body to run a 5k.

This program is led by a ShapeUp NYC certified instructor. Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-class Date: July 18, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 18, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 18, 2015

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

Bring a 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Life Rolls On Surfing Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/they-will-surf-again-finding-freedom-beyond-paralysis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/they-will-surf-again-finding-freedom-beyond-paralysis Date: July 18, 2015

Life Rolls On hosts free surfing events and improves quality of life for thousands. All can participate – all ages, all abilities. You don't have to know the difference between an ironing board and a surfboard. Just summon up the courage to come to an event. You'll leave transformed – and so will your family and friends.

They Will Surf Again allows people with disabilities who never surfed before or never thought they would ever be able to, now to get a chance to hit the waves. Through this they can find freedom and gain confidence beyond their disability.

Equipment will be provided.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Boardwalk and Beach 67th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.58705902099609400, -73.79563903808594000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a968143e64f.jpg Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-sports-experience Date: July 18, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 18, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bird-walks Date: July 18, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: July 18, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river Date: July 18, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center in collaboration with NYC Parks and Partnership for Parks is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary photographs celebrating New York City’s oldest bridge, the High Bridge, which opened to the public on June 9th for the first time in 40 years. The exhibition, “High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River,” will run from July 1 – July 25, 2015.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 18, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/grownyc-greenmarket Date: July 18, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: July 18, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 18, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, 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.

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: July 18, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: July 18, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). 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 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, 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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 18, 2015

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Community Farmers’ Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/hattie-carthan-community-farmers-market Date: July 18, 2015

Shop for fresh, locally-grown produce, stone fruits, vegetables, herbs, Hattie Carthan cage-free eggs, value-added products, and specialty farm products. Plus, enjoy youth cooking demos, communal dinners in the marketplace, fresh bread baking in a clay oven, free reading libraries, tiny tots gardening hours, improved lunch counter, portable apothecary, and ride your way to health on the Smoothie Bike Blender.

We accept: WIC/Senior Farmers’ Market Coupons, Food Stamp, EBT Cards, Health Bucks and cash for high quality food at affordable prices! Shop with your EBT card and get Health Bucks coupons for free, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables!

For general inquiries or information about our Weekly Mixed Basket program, please contact (212) 561-7327 or hattiecarthancommunitymarket@yahoo.com. Interested in scheduling a market/farm tour for your group? Call (718) 638-3566 to learn about events in the market.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 561-7327

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ten Neighbors Community Garden Workday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/ten-neighbors-community-garden-workday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/ten-neighbors-community-garden-workday Date: July 18, 2015

Please come to the garden for a community workday event. Participants will be watering plants, moving dirt, leveling the ground, and conducting a general cleanup.

Food will be provided. Please confirm your attendance by email at Carlosdjdiaz@gmail.com so the right amount of food is ordered.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ten Neighbors Community Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.66472625732400000, -73.91648864746100000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: July 18, 2015

What was and what might have been.

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.

Arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-1-am-malcom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-1-am-malcom Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy.

All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Malcom Boulevard and Hancock Street

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68490129060000000, -73.92942667010000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-2-macdonough-am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-2-macdonough-am Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Macdonough Street and Ralph Avenue

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68342056900000000, -73.92280697820000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-3-am-wilson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-3-am-wilson Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy.

All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wilson Avenue and Weirfield Street (in Irving Square Park)

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B049 Irving Square Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69191393150000000, -73.91017913820000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 18, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day at Wyckoff House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-family-day Date: July 18, 2015

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this summer for a free family day! While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

If you plan to visit with children under 10, we recommend visiting before 2 p.m. to take advantage of specially planned activities for younger children.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918d7ce84c8.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga1 Date: July 18, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga3 Date: July 18, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga4 Date: July 18, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga5 Date: July 18, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: July 18, 2015

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 6-11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 22nd. Please note: There is no class on Saturday, August 1st.

Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86339950561523400, -73.93009948730469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Bayswater Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-bayswater-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-bayswater-park Date: July 18, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Make My Mother Proud and CCNY for Parks! to clean up and repaint the mural wall. Group leaders will also facilitate parent vs. child kickball games, music, and barbequing. All are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 373-9683

Location: Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.59870147705078000, -73.76619720458984000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: July 18, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Drew Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-drew-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-drew-playground Date: July 18, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing The Peace and The Claremont Healthy Village to paint, pick up litter and help make Drew Playground beautiful. We look forward to seeing you at this great playground.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 901-6338

Location: Drew Playground

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X021 Drew Playground 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83309936523437500, -73.90329742431640000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park Date: July 18, 2015

This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide bug spray, sunscreen, gloves, and some refreshments. We look forward to a great day of cleaning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Pest Management]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/greenthumb-workshop-pest-management http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/greenthumb-workshop-pest-management Date: July 18, 2015

Learn the differences between good and bad insects in your garden; how to attract the good ones and deter the bad. We will be discussing how to create a plan for pest management for your garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Warren-St. Marks Community Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6808, -73.9795 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Ruppert Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-ruppert-park Date: July 18, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

It's My Park season continues at Rupper Park! Come paint with the Friends of Ruppert Park, members from Cross Church NYC, residents from Ruppert Towers, and the Muslim Volunteers of NYC. Volunteers will be painting the fence and railing in and around the park, as well as doing some raking. Additional volunteers are welcome, but please contact np@manhattancc.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 473-7875

Location: Ruppert Park

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M294 Ruppert Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78099822998047000, -73.95010375976562000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/green-team Date: July 18, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 18, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-moves Date: July 18, 2015

This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/kayaking Date: July 18, 2015

Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69935162327900000, -73.99811458587600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e9a699c05.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Salad at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/making-salad-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/making-salad-at-battery-urban-farm Date: July 18, 2015

Tour the vegetable farm and the new Forest Farm and harvest all the ingredients we’ll need for a delicious salad. Learn how to make an easy salad dressing and then, of course, eat it!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day: City of Water Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: July 18, 2015

Join the fun this Natural Areas Exploration Day as the Randall's Island Park Alliance teams up with the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance for City of Water Day. Look for us just over the 103rd street pedestrian bridge.

City of Water Day is an opportunity to come out to the waterfront and celebrate the incredible life and history of our harbor. We’ll have lots of fun info, games, and crafts for the whole family! All ages are welcome.

Check out the Randall's Island Events Calendar for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.78490066528320000, -73.93579864501953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551312750312e.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-717 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-717 Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username, so have that readily available.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 65 Broadway, 19th Floor New York, NY 10006

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70732000000000000, -74.01265100000000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-718 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-718 Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! Please have user name readily accessible for signing in.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Myrtle Ave & 71st Ave Queens, NY 11385

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70055262070000000, -73.89927864070000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-7181 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-7181 Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 108th street & Riverside Drive

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.80356913812900000, -73.96905899047900000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/upper-river-paddle Date: July 18, 2015

Come canoe by Shoelace Park, Bronx River Forest, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo and experience the natural beauty that NYC has to offer. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance and then returning to the riverwalk. This paddle starts at 219th St. and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water and have one portage. Water proof gear and footwear are recommended.

$30, registration required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a13e7c98f.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:23 EDT
<![CDATA[White Island Birding Excursion by Canoe (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/white-island-birding-excursion-by-canoe-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/white-island-birding-excursion-by-canoe-advanced Date: July 18, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York CIty. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

A birding-by-canoe expedition! Explore the water of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by this special island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside. Prior canoe experience is required. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 9th.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children ages 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5582fc34be2b5.jpg Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: July 18, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/artscraftsgame-day Date: July 18, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[City of Water Day at Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/city-of-water-day-in-your-neighborhood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/city-of-water-day-in-your-neighborhood Date: July 18, 2015

Please join Coney Island Beautification Project's City of Water Day activities at Kaiser Park on Saturday. Join us for free, family-friendly activities during the day.

This event is supported by Partnership for Parks' Catalyst Program. Be the Catalyst! For more information, contact Ted Enoch at tenoch@cityparksfoundation.org or (646) 483-8740.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 483-8740

Location: Bayview Avenue Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.58078765869140600, -74.00070190429688000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-advanced Date: July 18, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Floating Flowers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/family-art-project-floating-flowers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/family-art-project-floating-flowers Date: July 18, 2015

Collage and piece together a mixture of buoyant materials cut from recycled foam trays, colorful foam sheets and reeds to make a lotus flower look-alike or other fanciful floral creation of your own imagining. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats!

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a02df5902f0.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/summer-exhibitions Date: July 18, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/tai-chi-chuan Date: July 18, 2015

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.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ec1aae07fe.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: July 18, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On July 18th, Julia Morris will share the story "The Wild Swans," by H.C. Andersen, and Julie Pasqual will tell the Puerto Rican story, "Juan Bobo and the Pig".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/wave-hill-history-walk Date: July 18, 2015

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill garden guide. Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.

This event is free and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 18, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 18, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central 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) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 18, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 18, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 18, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Meet-the-Bees Beekeeping Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/meetthebees-beekeeping-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/meetthebees-beekeeping-workshop Date: July 18, 2015

Get up close and personal with the bees of Wave Hill! Observe bee behavior in the gardens, then suit up in a hat and veil to peek inside a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Search for worker bees, drones, and brood (baby bees), and maybe even catch a glimpse of the elusive queen.

Beekeeper Roger Repohl leads this fascinating foray. This workshop is appropriate for curious adults and kids ages 14 and older accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a55cb873e6c.jpg Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/learn-to-ride Date: July 18, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7148, -73.9892 Wed, 20 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society - Talking the Talk: Writing Effective Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: July 18, 2015

Effective dialogue is a key element of most writing, and that’s certainly the case in crime fiction. In this workshop, we’ll discuss how to create strong dialogue that reveals character, propels your plot, breathes life into a scene and adds conflict and other necessary elements to your story. In addition to looking at examples of what works and doesn’t work in some noir classics and other novels, we’ll do exercises to hone your dialogue writing, paying particular attention to characterization, proper formatting and revision. Bring an excerpt of your story that contains or could use dialogue, along with a pen and paper.

John Roche spent more than two decades as an award-winning journalist, mostly covering the Bronx, where he was born and raised. He holds an M.F.A. degree from Western Connecticut State University, where he teaches in the graduate writing program, and a bachelor’s degree from Marist College, where he teaches journalism. His first book, Bronx Bound, a crime novel, was published by Black Opal Books this spring.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/esl-intermediate Date: July 18, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Stroud Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-stroud-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-stroud-playground Date: July 18, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join the Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association and the Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force for Green Up Wash Ave. Volunteers will mulch and care for tree beds. We look forward to meeting you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Washington Avenue and Grand Avenue

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.67528210000000000, -73.96328690000000000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 18, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields Date: July 18, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields. Orientation starts at noon at Hunts Point Recreation Center to meet the staff, gather tools, and walk to the playground. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Please email cathy.mitchell@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Halsey Ralph & Howard Garden BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/halsey-ralph-howard-garden-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/halsey-ralph-howard-garden-bbq Date: July 18, 2015

Have some fun at the Halsey Ralph & Howard Community Garden BBQ fundraiser and raffle.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Halsey Ralph & Howard Community Garden

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.68460083007812500, -73.92283630371094000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: America the Beautiful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/handson-history-america-the-beautiful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/handson-history-america-the-beautiful Date: July 18, 2015

Continue your 4th of July celebration at King Manor! Create your own paper flag and a fireworks-inspired craft. Take a tour of the museum and learn about founding father Rufus King.

Free! Families with children of all ages are welcome!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tiny Prints: Toddler Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/tiny-prints-toddler-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/tiny-prints-toddler-day Date: July 18, 2015

Toddlers come try our toddler games, toddler sports, and toddler arts and craft activities! This day is focused on the youngest in the family. Of course, all are welcome! Children will get to interact with their peers while developing motor skills.

Activities include big block building, scooter racing, puzzles. and music!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558d9ab9674e9.png Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: July 18, 2015

Meet the Comic Juggler Ned Gelfars. His shows include juggling, unicycling, and good-natured audience participation.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bodypainting Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bodypainting-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bodypainting-day Date: July 18, 2015

In it’s second year, Bodypainting Day promises 100 fully nude models painted by 75 artists in the public streets of New York City. The theme of Bodypainting Day is “What the World Needs Now…” and at 4:00 p.m. all artists and models will march to the UN.

The purpose of the event is to promote free artistic expression, human connection through art and body acceptance. The models that will be painted are every day people of various ages, sizes and genders, including a trans-gender model, plus size models, and cancer survivors. Select volunteers from the public can sign up to get painted as well.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hammarskjold Plaza (in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza)

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M203C Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.75230026245117000, -73.96890258789062000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 18, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: July 18, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 18, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 18, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Flushing Freedom Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/rangers-choice-flushing-freedom-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/rangers-choice-flushing-freedom-mile Date: July 18, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing. Space is limited on all Ranger's Choice Programs and registration is required.

This walk highlights historic sites in Flushing, dating back as early as the late 1600's. Flushing was home to a famous inventor, a passageway of the Underground Railroad, and has one of the city's few landmarked trees. Our tour route takes you on a journey through past, present, and future.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 8th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Daniel Carter Beard Mall

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.76339721679687500, -73.82992553710938000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Spinning and Felting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/workshop-spinning-and-felting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/workshop-spinning-and-felting Date: July 18, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse for a spinning and felting workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

This workshop focuses on the process of cloth making from raw fleece and roving (cleaned, carded fleece) to yarn and felted fabrics. We will be spinning—both with a drop spindle as well as with a spinning wheel. We will be felting—both needle felting and water felting. We will be creating beads, patches, paintings, and creatures. If you can imagine it, you can felt it! During the workshop there will be discussions of the methods used throughout the history of cloth making. Be prepared to leave this class with something wonderful that you’ve made.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f435b8f6f.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River History and Folklore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-bronx-river-history-and-folklore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-bronx-river-history-and-folklore Date: July 18, 2015

Mr. Stephen DeVillo, longtime Bronx Co. Historical Society member, has been doing research on the Bronx River for many years. Join him as he shares that research from his new book titled Bronx River History and Folklore.

The author will have extra copies of his books for purchase and signing. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-1-pm-malcom-blvd http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-1-pm-malcom-blvd Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Malcom Boulevard and Hancock Street

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68490942630000000, -73.92942667010000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-2-macdonough-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-2-macdonough-pm Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Macdonough Street and Ralph Avenue

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.68343684090000000, -73.92281770710000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-3-pm-wilson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/afropunk-zone-3-pm-wilson Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wilson Avenue and Weirfield Street (in Irving Square Park)

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B049 Irving Square Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.69191393150000000, -73.91017913820000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bonkerz-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/bonkerz-the-clown Date: July 18, 2015

This wise-cracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and perform magic. Always looking for volunteers to help with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/youth-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/youth-basketball-clinic Date: July 18, 2015

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Summer Associates will coach your kids through basic basketball fundamentals like dribbling, shooting, passing and more! For kids ages 4-5.

RSVP required at brooklynbridgepark.org

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 18, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-718 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/training-718 Date: July 18, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username, so have that readily available.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 51 Chambers St. New York, NY 10009

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2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.71378000000000000, -74.00538600000000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/community-paddle1 Date: July 18, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: Come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary! Waterproof gear and footwear recommended.

No registrations required.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Eliza Day: A Mansion & Its Mistress]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/eliza-day-a-mansion-its-mistress http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/eliza-day-a-mansion-its-mistress Date: July 18, 2015

Famed New Yorker Eliza Jumel, who rose from rags to riches, and her equally illustrious house will mark their anniversaries with a triple-barreled program at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. The celebration will begin with a richly illustrated presentation, led by MJM Executive Director Carol Ward, on the history of the mansion, which is turning 250 years old this year. Next, historian Margaret Oppenheimer will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Eliza Jumel's death with a short reading from her forthcoming biography, The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic. The day's program will end with a 15-minute walk to Trinity Church's uptown cemetery, where attendees will discover just who is buried in the Jumel crypt (surprises to come!). The program is free with admission to the mansion, though reservations are required. Call (212) 923-8008 to RSVP.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 18, 2015

Gather around Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 18, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Paths to Pier 42 Summer Waterfront Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/paths-to-pier-42-summer-waterfront-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/paths-to-pier-42-summer-waterfront-celebration Date: July 18, 2015

Paths to Pier 42 brings art, design, and educational installations created in collaboration with neighborhood residents, and a series of public events, to the Lower East Side Waterfront.

Meet the 2015 artists and designers and experience their installations: Combo Colab, Meredith Drum & Rachel Stevens, Leroy Street Studio & Stephanie
Diamond. Submit your favorite seafood recipe, draw fish that swim through our city waters, join the Pier Ambassadors on a walking tour, enjoy performances as well as hands-on science, art and ecology activities for kids!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 265-8591

Location: Pier 42

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M369 Pier 42 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.71039962768555000, -73.98259735107422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a4286316d7a.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 18, 2015

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance staff take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/gallery-tour Date: July 18, 2015

Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, "Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath–Force of Nature" explores contemporary anxieties about the environment through painterly and sculptural depictions of natural disasters and their aftermath. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations that integrate the outdoors into the architecture of the Glyndor House. Tamara Johnson extends the balustrade of the pergola into the Sun Porch, while Eto Otitigbe’s installation in the Sunroom gives sculptural form to his experience of Wave Hill’s grounds.

This tour is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ec4803232e.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River - Meet & Greet Artists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/high-bridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river-meet-greet-artists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/high-bridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river-meet-greet-artists Date: July 18, 2015

Meet and greet Duane Bailey-Castro, Nathan Kensinger, and Wes Tarca, three NYC artists whose work: High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River is on view from July 1-25 at the Poe Park Visitor Center.

Start time: 2:00 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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/guerilla-storytime Date: July 18, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: July 18, 2015

Coined the 'wild garden' by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. This truly is a place for the urban explorer to escape the city and get lost in nature.

Join us for a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: the Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble Arch, Oak Bridge, the Gill, and Azalea Pond.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: July 18, 2015

Create miniature works of art to swap and trade with other artists. This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.

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 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/18/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: July 18, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-07-18 2015-07-18 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:07 EDT