NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:16:52 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 23, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Rise of the Guardians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians Date: August 23, 2013

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

Rise of the Guardians is an epic tale of a group of heroes who join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: The Adventures of Tintin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/river-flicks-for-kids-the-adventures-of-tintin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/river-flicks-for-kids-the-adventures-of-tintin Date: August 23, 2013

The Adventures of Tintin

After purchasing a model ship at a market Tintin and his dog Snowy find themsleves on a treasure hunting adventure. (Rated PG)

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Presents Moonrise Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rockaway-civic-association-presents-moonrise-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rockaway-civic-association-presents-moonrise-kingdom Date: August 23, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Enjoy a screening of "Moonrise Kingdom"

Movies begin at Sundown. Bring your blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcome and encouraged but we ask you respect our beaches and take your trash with you at the end of the evening.

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 106th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5796, -73.8274 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bird-walks Date: August 24, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 24, 2013

Join Helen Kilgallen and her instuctors 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 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 24, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 24, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 24, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/flow13 Date: August 24, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: August 24, 2013

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

This program is free, and all are welcome. No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 24, 2013

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: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/catch-release-fishing Date: August 24, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/family-field-day Date: August 24, 2013

Join us for Family Field Day as we bring a range of fun games, sports and activities for children ages 4 to 10. Our experienced staff are dedicated to ensuring that the most fun is had, so whether it's volleyball or soccer-playing... tug of war, or obstacle races, join us on August 24 for a park party on the picturesque Pier 5.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 Date: August 24, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arty Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/arty-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/arty-hours Date: August 24, 2013

Go on a scavenger hunt for High Line Art, then create your own masterpiece inspired by New York City’s park in the sky.

With colorful plant life, interesting cityscape views, and site-specific art works, the High Line offers plenty of inspiration for young creative minds. During this weekly drop-in program during the months of July and August, kids and their caregivers are invited to experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and build one-of-a-kind vehicles, forts, structures, and machines with the Children’s Workyard Kit, a crate of kid-friendly planks, nuts, bolts, and other custom materials by industrial designer Cas Holman.

Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on Saturdays by 8:00 AM.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: The Lawn (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7479, -74.0048 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142091d83ccc.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: August 24, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon 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 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kayaking Date: August 24, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool).

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

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 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace Date: August 24, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. and Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. The Yoga Room Studio will be providing a yoga class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7791, -73.9212 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: August 24, 2013

New York Restoration Project’s free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit. On Saturdays in April through September, these hour-long sessions, led by certified yoga teachers, will educate participants about proper form, tempo and mindset needed for a fulfilling and exciting workout. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues), Manhattan
Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
Instructor: Cayce Pia

Target Bronx Community Garden
1024 Woodycrest (between 164th and 165th Streets), Bronx
Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Target Community Garden – Brooklyn
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Instructor: Boutique Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/aerobics-class Date: August 24, 2013

Come have fun, get fit and healthy with aerobics from Shape Up NY.

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 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill (Beginners)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill-beginners Date: August 24, 2013

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, an active member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, will introduce students to the internal martial arts and promote an awareness of their health benefits. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call by 8 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x245

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f01c5c9fe23.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 24, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 24, 2013

Come see the Columbian floral artisans, who are coming to New York for the Festival de Las Flores, as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG on August 16, August 17, and from August 20 to August 24. There will be two Festival de Las Flores parades. The first on August 18, which will be on 111th Street at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the second on August 25 at Central Park West and 106th Street.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Landscape Movie Scrolls at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/family-art-projectlandscape-movie-scrolls-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/family-art-projectlandscape-movie-scrolls-at-wave-hill Date: August 24, 2013

Experience and sketch some of the delights of Wave Hill’s natural landscape. Then extend the landscape of your choice onto a paper movie scroll.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

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 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5202b3c249f9c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 24, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/the-art-of-the-park Date: August 24, 2013

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

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

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d713f24b7d6.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/conservatory-garden-tour Date: August 24, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 24, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 24, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-chess Date: August 24, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 24, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-games Date: August 24, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 24, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 24, 2013

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: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/brooklyn-recreation-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/brooklyn-recreation-summer-festival Date: August 24, 2013

Join us for a day of fun and games. Activities will include carnival games like balloon tic-tac-toe and rings on bottles, soccer, basketball, giant versions of connect 4 and jenga, and arts & crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Seth Low Playground (in Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square)

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B100 Seth Low Playground/ Bealin Square 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6079, -73.9863 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 24, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-kids Date: August 24, 2013

Share a back to school adeventure with Peppa Pig.

Produced in partnership with The Scholastic Store

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 24, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/saltwater-fishing Date: August 24, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Bayswater Park

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:00 pm 40.5974, -73.768 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Afropunk Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/afropunk-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/afropunk-festival Date: August 24, 2013

The annual Afropunk Fest is back for another weekend of live music, vibrant art, and good vibes.This year’s musical line-up includes New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, NYC’s Mykki Blanco, and festival veteran Saul Williams as well as blues-infused up-and-comers Vintage Trouble from Los Angeles and The Heavy from the UK, and hardcore punk band Trash Talk from Sacramento and Brooklyn’s own metal prodigies Unlocking the Truth and Battle of the Bands winners Meatloaf Muzik.

Along with the music will be more than 26 of New York City’s best food trucks, a skate park, and a custom bike show hosted by Brooklyn Rhapsody. ??

For a full line-up and information on VIP tickets, visit the Afropunk Festival website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[A Game Without a Name]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/a-game-without-a-name http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/a-game-without-a-name Date: August 24, 2013

A Festival of Fools theatre company, in partnership with the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, is pleased to announce the premiere of an original, full-length verse play: “A Game Without a Name: Being the Tale Wherein Impostor Acts the Fool” written by artistic director Timothy Bungeroth.

The free play will be performed outdoors as part of Fringe Al Fresco in August 2013, taking full advantage of the city landscape to present an exciting hour-long plunge into a world of myth, daring and imbecilic clowns.

In this play, the Fool is trapped inside the Primordial Zenith, unable to escape or understand his plight until a quartet of bumbling clowns appears. They lead the Fool through five acts of a cosmic, comic ritual, and a mythical masked trickster figure, the Impostor, appears. The Fool can’t escape until he knows why he’s there – but once he does, he’ll have to make a choice – escape or sacrifice.

The play, which is the origin story of Impostor, is written in iambic pentameter and brings new life to an old style of verse. The heroic couplets are accompanied by original choral music, swordfighting bouts, and rubber chickens battles. It’s a swashbuckling, rhyming adventure into a fantastical world of mythology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (908) 319-3527

Location: First Park

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M124 First Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7235, -73.9898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52015ec5dbdcd.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to School Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/back-to-school http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/back-to-school Date: August 24, 2013

Come join us for a day of crafts, games, music, sports activities, giveaways, free dental screenings by Healthplex and more! Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Baisley Park South (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6692, -73.7882 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/forest-crew-training-session Date: August 24, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/west-side-stories Date: August 24, 2013

Visit an area of the Park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. 60 minutes.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 24, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom. Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 24, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

This is an intermediate program, some experience is preferred.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/recycletoart Date: August 24, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: August 24, 2013

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-4999

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad054110f20.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 24, 2013

Spend a summer afternoon under the shade of the trees learning Nine-Man Morris, a board game that dates back to colonial times. You can even make your very own playing board to take home with you. Or you can also challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[City Kids Go Native! Plant and Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/city-kids-go-native-plant-and-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/city-kids-go-native-plant-and-art-workshop Date: August 24, 2013

Look closely at the plantings in our lovely garden oasis. How many shades of green do you see? Create a close-up painting which may become part of a permanent installation. Materials provided. Teens are welcome, but children under the age of 7 must be accompanied.

Your designs my be used when we repaint our children's tree house, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 470-2537

Location: 6th St & Ave B Comm. Garden

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7243, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5201709ad67ac.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/beach-volleyball Date: August 24, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 24, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Northern Forts Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/northern-forts-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/northern-forts-tour Date: August 24, 2013

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-shakespear-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/summer-on-the-hudson-shakespear-workout Date: August 24, 2013

Covering the elements of voice production, movement, acting and stage combat. Open to all actors, ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.

Space is limited. Email to register.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515f1875aacc6.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Garrett / Cécile McLorin Salvant/ Kim Thompson / Jaleel Shaw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-kenny-garrett-ccile-mclorin-salvant-kim-thompson-jaleel-shaw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-kenny-garrett-ccile-mclorin-salvant-kim-thompson-jaleel-shaw Date: August 24, 2013

Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. Garrett’s latest album, Seeds From The Underground, is truly an homage to those who have inspired and influenced him, both personally and musically. This album is a powerful return for Garrett to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett’s extraordinary abilities. The Boston Globe raved of Garret’s work saying he has a “generous, enthusiastic playing style that makes him a concert favorite, he has become a quintessential jazz musician who will take on any challenge, and make the result sound good.” Among many other awards, Garret is currently nominated for 2 GRAMMY Awards as well as an NAACP Image Award.

Cecile McLorin Salvant’s unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions have helped her win the coveted Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010. She focuses on a theatrical portrayal of the Jazz standard and composes music and lyrics which she also sings in French, her native language as well as in Spanish. Stephen Holden of The New York Times describes Cecile’s voice and personality: “Ms. Salvant has it all: perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing, and a deep connection to lyrics.” For the 2nd consecutive year, Salvant is the voice for the Chanel’s “Chance” ad campaign. Salvant's official debut, WomanChild, will be released in the U.S. on May 31, 2013.

World-renowned drummer Kim Thompson has taught and performed in over 33 countries, in addition to playing locally in many New York City's most prestigious jazz clubs. With many music credits to her name, including being a part of Beyoncé’s all female band; Thompson has become the CEO of her own music production company, KT Music Productions. Thompson has also collaborated with Mike Stern in the album, Who Let The Cats Out?, which was nominated for a 2006 GRAMMY Award. In 2010, Thompson released her debut album, Like Clockwork, which features 33 songs written and produced by the drummer herself.

Alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw has quickly risen to become one of the premiere Jazz musicians today. The New York Times says Mr.Shaw’s music showcases his “stout, self-assured alto saxophone playing and his smartly conceived original compositions, without the taint of commercial pressure.” In 2005, Shaw joined world renowned drummer Roy Haynes' Quartet and recorded the GRAMMY Nominated CD, Whereas, with the group. In 2008, Jaleel was nominated as one of the Up and Coming Jazz Musicians of the year by the Jazz Journalist Association. Shaw has also received two ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, and in March, 2013, Shaw released his newest album, The Soundtrack of Things to Come.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d6a8507cba.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates: A New Program with Norte Maar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/dance-at-socrates-a-new-program-with-norte-maar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/dance-at-socrates-a-new-program-with-norte-maar Date: August 24, 2013

Throughout August, Socrates Sculpture Park partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, in a new summer series bringing New York based choreographers and their dancers to Socrates. Each week during the month of August, a new choreographer will be in residence at the park making new dances on site in full view of the public who will witness the working process of these dance makers and experience fully produced free public performance Saturdays throughout August at 3pm.

Visitors to the park will enjoy not only the unique contemporary sculpture the park is well known for, but also cutting edge dance and movement in the making. A related public project will be offered to young choreographers (details to follow). A special stage has been built for this 4-week series.

Residency Schedule:
Julia K. Gleich of Gleich Dances (Aug 5-10)
Edisa Weeks of Delirious Dances (Aug 12-17)
Takehiro Ueyama of Take Dance (Aug 19-24)
Rachel Cohen of Racoco Productions (Aug 26-31)

Performance Schedule:
Sat, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31

Presented in Partnership with Norte Maar.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Photography Exhibit Opening Ceremony at Hattie Carthan Community Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/beenworking-so-long-in-the-wind-and-stormopening-ceremony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/beenworking-so-long-in-the-wind-and-stormopening-ceremony Date: August 24, 2013

The garden will come alive with "Been Working So Long In The Wind and Storm," an exhibit of life-sized photographs documenting 30 years of urban agriculture at Hattie Carthan community garden. There will also be oral history interviews of Hattie Carthan community gardeners, a southern-themed food buffet, an antiracism roundtable discussion regarding the omission of faces of color in the local story of food and farming. After dark, the community will watch a movie chronicling the contributions of African Americans to farming in the working garden and contemplate our collective future. Plaques remembering our founding deceased gardeners will be raised alongside our ancestral prayers. A working agricultural timeline will hang in our contemplation space.

Exhibit will remain in garden for one year from installation date.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 399-1761

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52029ab6263b8.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/family-camping Date: August 24, 2013

We camp to create lasting memories, connect to the natural world, and to bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 14.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Over the Hedge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/movie-night-over-the-hedge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/movie-night-over-the-hedge Date: August 24, 2013

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Over the Hedge, in which a scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself. Rated PG.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Grover Cleveland Park (in Grover Cleveland Playground)

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Q002 Grover Cleveland Playground 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 7:30 pm 40.7108, -73.9112 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f9638d8349a.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser1 Date: August 24, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Furry Vengeance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/fury-vengeance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/fury-vengeance Date: August 24, 2013

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

In Furry Vengeance, an ambitious real estate developer supervising the construction of a massive new subdivision in rural Oregon faces off against a resourceful raccoon.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Grover Cleveland Park (in Grover Cleveland Playground)

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Q002 Grover Cleveland Playground 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 pm 40.7108, -73.9112 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 25, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-25 2013-08-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-25 2013-08-25 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk with Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/nature-walk-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/nature-walk-with-leslie-day Date: August 25, 2013

Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. Learn about the geology of the cliffs, trees, invertebrates, mammals, birds, and flowers on the Broadway side of Fort Tryon Park with this expert naturalist. Please bring binoculars, please do not bring your pets. Meet at the corner of Broadway and Bennett Avenue.

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8594, -73.9314 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/flow13 Date: August 25, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/catch-release-fishing Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: August 25, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 25, 2013

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are needed which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit The Downtown Boathouse website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Learn to Fly Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/learn-to-fly-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/learn-to-fly-day Date: August 25, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled and rescheduled for Oct 27, 2013. Our Next Learn To Fly Day is Sept 22, 2013

Do you have an interest in aviation? Have you ever wanted to fly a model airplane? Come join the Staten Island RC Modelers for our Learn to Fly Day. Receive expert instruction from one of our Instructor Pilots and experience flying a remote control airplane.

There is no cost for this event. Registration runs from 10am till 11:30am and is open to the first 10 people who arrive. Trainees must be 12 years or older to participate. If you are younger than 18, a parent must be present.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 25, 2013

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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: August 25, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga by The Yoga for Health Foundation in Bedfordshire, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f969279a474.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 25, 2013

Come see the Columbian floral artisans, who are coming to New York for the Festival de Las Flores, as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG on August 16, August 17, and from August 20 to August 24. There will be two Festival de Las Flores parades. The first on August 18, which will be on 111th Street at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the second on August 25 at Central Park West and 106th Street.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Landscape Movie Scrolls at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/family-art-projectlandscape-movie-scrolls-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/family-art-projectlandscape-movie-scrolls-at-wave-hill Date: August 25, 2013

Experience and sketch some of the delights of Wave Hill’s natural landscape. Then extend the landscape of your choice onto a paper movie scroll.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

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 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5202b3c249f9c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/alley-pond-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 25, 2013

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving and team-building right in your own backyard.

For the month of August, pre-registration is required for free Sunday programs. For September through November, admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals and families only. Ages 8 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 25, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-chess Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 25, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-games Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 25, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 25, 2013

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one's health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/fitness-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/fitness-hike-moderate Date: August 25, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park Parking Lot (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 40.7309, -73.774 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/basic-canoeing Date: August 25, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

This basic program is great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/meditation-at-wave-hill1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/meditation-at-wave-hill1 Date: August 25, 2013

This summer, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple relaxation techniques followed by 20 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and instructor and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Session fee: Member $15/Non-member $23. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96a1525265.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 25, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 25, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Afropunk Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/afropunk-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/afropunk-festival Date: August 25, 2013

The annual Afropunk Fest is back for another weekend of live music, vibrant art, and good vibes.This year’s musical line-up includes New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia, NYC’s Mykki Blanco, and festival veteran Saul Williams as well as blues-infused up-and-comers Vintage Trouble from Los Angeles and The Heavy from the UK, and hardcore punk band Trash Talk from Sacramento and Brooklyn’s own metal prodigies Unlocking the Truth and Battle of the Bands winners Meatloaf Muzik.

Along with the music will be more than 26 of New York City’s best food trucks, a skate park, and a custom bike show hosted by Brooklyn Rhapsody. ??

For a full line-up and information on VIP tickets, visit the Afropunk Festival website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Commodore Barry Park

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B021 Commodore Barry Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 12:00 pm 40.6973, -73.9789 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: August 25, 2013

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has been changed to mirror those tastes. The route for this walk involves a few stairs.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 25, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom. Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: LaTourette Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/revolutionary-new-york-la-tourette-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/revolutionary-new-york-la-tourette-park Date: August 25, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Field of Dreams (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 1:00 pm 40.5706, -74.1696 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 25, 2013

Spend a summer afternoon under the shade of the trees learning Nine-Man Morris, a board game that dates back to colonial times. You can even make your very own playing board to take home with you. Or you can also challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 25, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 25, 2013

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

Photos: Wave Hill

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f02131b90d1.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival of Fools: A Game Without a Name]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/a-game-without-a-name http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/a-game-without-a-name Date: August 25, 2013

A Festival of Fools theatre company, in partnership with the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, is pleased to announce the premiere of an original, full-length verse play: “A Game Without a Name: Being the Tale Wherein Impostor Acts the Fool,” written by artistic director Timothy Bungeroth.

The free play will be performed outdoors as part of Fringe Al Fresco in August 2013, taking full advantage of the city landscape to present an exciting hour-long plunge into a world of myth, daring and imbecilic clowns.

In this play, the Fool is trapped inside the Primordial Zenith, unable to escape or understand his plight until a quartet of bumbling Clowns appears. They lead the Fool through five acts of a cosmic, comic ritual, and a mythical masked trickster figure, the Impostor, appears. The Fool can’t escape until he knows why he’s there – but once he does, he’ll have to make a choice – escape or sacrifice.

The play, which is the origin story of Impostor, is written in iambic pentameter and brings new life to an old style of verse. The heroic couplets are accompanied by original choral music, swordfighting bouts, and rubber chickens battles. It’s a swashbuckling, rhyming adventure into a fantastical world of mythology.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (908) 319-3527

Location: First Park

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M124 First Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7235, -73.9898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52015ec5dbdcd.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 25, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/25/belvederes-kingdom Date: August 25, 2013

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

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-25 2013-08-25 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:16:53 EDT