NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:05:20 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[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park Date: June 4, 2015

Are you in the midst of training for a race? Or maybe you’re just getting started and need the motivation to continue? No matter what the reason or level, Miles in the Park can help you get your runs in each week. Let go of whatever is holding you back and break the barrier of your mind, this group running program will help you log miles like you never have before. We have a pace for everyone, so come join us and start logging those miles!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit Opening: Carbon Contrast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/exhibit-opening-carbon-contrast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/exhibit-opening-carbon-contrast Date: June 4, 2015

Juxtaposing early Dutch farm life and today’s landscape of culture and technology, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance and Inwood artist Ben- Cristo have partnered to bring forward a site-specific art installation giving a modern perspective to the 231-year-old site. Come join us for the reopening of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum by RSVP'ing here. There will be music by the Upper Manhattan Jazz Collective.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f7d1ba661d.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Evenings in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-evenings-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/summer-evenings-in-the-garden Date: June 4, 2015

Every Thursday in June and July, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden are open until 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This opening celebration includes a guided house tour and free admission from 5 to 8, rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Silberman School of Social Work Garden: Neighborhood Visioning Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/silberman-school-of-social-work-garden-neighborhood-visioning-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/silberman-school-of-social-work-garden-neighborhood-visioning-workshop Date: June 4, 2015

Come, join and participate in a public community visioning workshop on open space, recreation and culture.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-6001

Location: Silberman School of Social Work Garden

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2015-06-04 2015-06-04 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7998, -73.9389 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 4, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hangouts: Medley of Presentations, Conversations, and Performances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/hangouts-medley-of-presentations-conversations-and-performances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/hangouts-medley-of-presentations-conversations-and-performances Date: June 4, 2015

Join the Van Alen Institute as they reflect on hangouts, exploring both personal experiences and physical spaces in a medley of music, provocations, and presentations. How do communities appropriate urban space? How is the experience of hanging out different for different people? Enjoy a series of questions in a night of fast-paced performance and conversation.

Participants: Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Young Men’s Ensemble; Dan D’Oca, INTERBORO Partners; Paula Z. Segal, Executive Director and Legal Director of the NYC Community Land Access Program, 596 Acres; Ophira Eisenberg, host of Ask Me Another, stand-up comedian, and author; Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP, Department of Parks and Recreation; and more.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: BRIC Arts Media House

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2015-06-04 2015-06-04 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6887, -73.9791 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy: Stewardship 101: How To Get Involved With Your Community Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/partnerships-academy-stewardship-101-how-to-get-involved-with-your-community-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/partnerships-academy-stewardship-101-how-to-get-involved-with-your-community-park Date: June 4, 2015

Do you care about the NYC parks, trees, and green spaces where you work or live? Want to do more to help out?

The Partnerships Academy is a free training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success. Whether you are new to volunteering in parks, or already involved, this training will help you get clear on your next step.

At this training, you will:

  • Get connected to free tools, paint, and supplies to run your own park project
  • Learn what a "Friends of" park group is and how you can join or start one
  • Get tips on the best NYC resources for green space enthusiasts
  • Find out how your company or group can volunteer in parks
  • Learn from other New Yorkers who have made a difference in their parks and communities

Please register here for this event.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-1965

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 11 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/inwood-shakespeare-festivalwilliam-shakespeares-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/inwood-shakespeare-festivalwilliam-shakespeares-hamlet Date: June 4, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557a0437f3692.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: A.K.A. Doc Pomus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/movies-in-the-parks-aka-doc-pomus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/movies-in-the-parks-aka-doc-pomus Date: June 4, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free movies this summer!

A.K.A. Doc Pomus tells the story of Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder, who reinvented himself as Doc Pomus, a rock n' roll legend. After being paralyzed by polio as a child, Pomus became an iconic blues singer and songwriter, creating such hits as "Save the Last Dance for Me", "This Magic Moment", "A Teenager in Love" and more! Be inspired by his story, featuring an all-star cast of rockers like B.B. King, Joan Osborn, Shawn Colvin, Ben E. King and Dion. This movie is NR (Not Rated), so parents' discretion is advised.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

This movie is part of the Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary celebration, and is brought to you in conjunction with the NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities. Visit the ADA25NYC site to learn more.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7202, -73.9497 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/04/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 4, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-04 2015-06-04 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America Summer Concert: Florence + the Machine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/good-morning-america-summer-concert-florence-the-machine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/good-morning-america-summer-concert-florence-the-machine Date: June 5, 2015

The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Enjoy performances by the rock band Florence + the Machine at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, June 5.

All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 May 2015 11:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Intermediate Level]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/yoga-in-the-orangerieintermediate-level Date: June 5, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach at the intermediate level. This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment required (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 7:00 am 8:15 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 5, 2015

The Sing for Hope Pianos is a public art installation that brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 5, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 5, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f5face9c59.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: June 5, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what is means to go the Distance!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie: Gentle Level One]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/yoga-in-the-orangeriegentle-level-one Date: June 5, 2015

The benefits of yoga are well known: de-stress, get strong and flexible, and have fun!

Deepen your practice in a steady, mindful approach and learn the basics of yoga in this beginner class.

This class is taught by certified yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space. The ten-class series meets on Fridays; class size limited to 12. Please bring your own mat. Registration and pre-payment is required at (718) 885.1461 or info@bpmm.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:45 am 10:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Sing For Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/sing-for-hope-piano1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/sing-for-hope-piano1 Date: June 5, 2015

The Sing for Hope Pianos is a public art installation that brings brightly-colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Golden Age Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8406, -73.8428 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579e93c1082b.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/exhibition-mariella-bisson-sunlight-water-and-gravity Date: June 5, 2015

Mariella Bisson’s large-scale, mixed media paintings of picturesque waterfalls in upstate New York are coupled with her preparatory drawings and watercolors in Sunlight, Water and Gravity. Her paintings, created with hundreds of pieces of layered paper, teeter on the edge of abstraction and representation. The overlapping paper replicates the texture of rushing water and rock strata. Motion, gravity, and the endlessness of geological time are as much the subject of Bisson’s paintings as the actual waterfalls.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/553526dd9d9c9.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: June 5, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Resiliency and Elements Art Exhibit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/resiliency-and-elements http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/resiliency-and-elements Date: June 5, 2015

The Lenape Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition featuring an amalgam of works by Staten Island artists and natural infrastructure projects implemented to make New York City more storm resilient and sustainable.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551835104e9c8.jpeg Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-exhibitions Date: June 5, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: June 5, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 5, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/tai-chiadults Date: June 5, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/nature-exploration Date: June 5, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/drifting-in-daylight Date: June 5, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 5, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: June 5, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities4 Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/bryant-park-fencing Date: June 5, 2015

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call (212) 382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by. Must be 16 or older to participate.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5d9ace645.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 5, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 5, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 5, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities1 Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility, mobilty, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Hansborough Pool & Recreation Center (in Hansborough Recreation Center)

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M131 Hansborough Recreation Center 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8128, -73.9393 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:19 EST
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities2 Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Metropolitan Pool & Fitness Center (in Metropolitan Recreation Center)

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B085 Metropolitan Recreation Center 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.715, -73.9603 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:20 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/seasonal-crafts Date: June 5, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 5, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 5, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Asser Levy Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 5, 2015

Aquatic therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, felxibility. mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also includes swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Asser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:17 EST
<![CDATA[Kids in Culture: Chess Class in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/kids-in-culture-chess-class-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/kids-in-culture-chess-class-in-the-park Date: June 5, 2015

The Washington Square Association, NYC Parks, the Salmagundi Club and the Marshall Chess Club have partnered to provide free, fun kids activities in Washington Square Park the last week of May and the first week of June.

The Marshall Chess Club instructors are very experienced, including tournament level players, all anxious to introduce kids to "The Royal Game." These free classes will take place Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30 to 5:30 beginning Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, June 5. We will meet in the north west corner plaza. (Rain dates tbd).

Find out more and RSVP here: http://www.washingtonsquarenyc.org/washington-square-family-events

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Tue, 26 May 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities3 Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength. It also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 3:45 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 3:45 pm 5:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:21 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: June 5, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/wheelchair-softball Date: June 5, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday Music + Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/first-friday-music-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/first-friday-music-trolley Date: June 5, 2015

Join us for The Night Owls, an instrumental piano trio in the tradition of Vince Guaraldi (“Peanuts”), Ramsey Lewis (“The In Crowd”), and Horace Silver. From TV theme songs to New Orleans grooves, West Coast jazz to ‘70s pop tunes, The Night Owls will satisfy both the most discerning listeners as well as people who just want to have fun. Enjoy the music, explore the museum, stroll the garden; light refreshments available. The trolley makes an hourly loop starting at 5:25 p.m. from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to City Island.

Registration requesteed at (718) 885-1461 or info@bpmm.org

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/free-adapted-swim-program-for-people-with-disabilities Date: June 5, 2015

The Adapted Aquatics program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise whichimproves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focis and strength, it also focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center

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2015-06-05 2015-06-05 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7516, -73.8372 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Turn Up on the Runway: Pre-Teen / Teen Fashion Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/turn-up-on-the-runway-preteen-teen-fashion-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/turn-up-on-the-runway-preteen-teen-fashion-show Date: June 5, 2015

Join us for an evening filled with creative expression and eye-catching fashions! "Turn Up" categories such as Summer Fun, All White, and Hip-Hop will be featured in this event as we watch teens and pre-teens strut their designs on the runway.

Get ready to see urban fashion like never before!

This event is free and open to the public. Register today! To register, please call (212) 860-1380.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1380

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center

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2015-06-05 2015-06-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.805, -73.945 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 5, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/inwood-shakespeare-festivalwilliam-shakespeares-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/inwood-shakespeare-festivalwilliam-shakespeares-hamlet Date: June 5, 2015

The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring free professional theatre and music to the Northern Manhattan community. NYC Parks is delighted to partner with Moose Hall Theatre Company in their high caliber productions of Shakespeare for the wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem, and beyond!

Due to the nature of outdoor theatre, in the event of rain, or other conditions, performances may be delayed or canceled, but we will perform if and when it seems possible. Cancellation notice will not be posted until after 7:30 p.m. on the scheduled night of the performance.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557a0437f3692.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-girls-just-wanna-have-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-girls-just-wanna-have-fun Date: June 5, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

Girls just wanna have fun! Come to this 80s girl pop-themed party! Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 5, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Caramel by Nadine Labaki]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/films-on-the-green-caramel-by-nadine-labaki http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/films-on-the-green-caramel-by-nadine-labaki Date: June 5, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents Franco-lebanese movie Caramel in Washington Square Park on June 5. This movie is set in a colorful and sensual Beirut beauty salon, where five women meet regularly to talk and confide in each other. Between haircuts and caramel sugar waxes, the friends share intimate stories about men, sex, motherhood, and their personal liberation.

Presented in partnership with the Fondation Liban Cinéma

Film in French and Arabic with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543c83d4afd4.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/05/the-lego-movie Date: June 5, 2015

A lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy.

Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-06-05 2015-06-05 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coffee Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/coffee-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/coffee-bark Date: June 6, 2015

Bring your pups to the Park for treats and great company. FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners as well as information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Long Meadow by the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.6651, -73.9713 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-class Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp Date: June 6, 2015

Shred by Crom is an outdoor beach boot camp program that builds total body strength, endurance, balance and core stability for people of all ages and fitness levels!

This training is friendly, dynamic, motivating and fun!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 945-1700

Location: Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.5832, -73.8154 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 6, 2015

The Sing for Hope Pianos is a public art installation that brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 6, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/grownyc-greenmarket Date: June 6, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: June 6, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Westerleigh Park to help clean, rake, and weed the entrance gardens at Westerleigh Park. Volunteers are also needed to assist in enriching the soil and planting in each of the garden beds surrounding the park.

We look forward to a great day of cleaning up and beautifying Westerleigh Park!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: June 6, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 6, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bird-walks Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 6, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f5face9c59.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: June 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-day Date: June 6, 2015

Make Washington Square Park your park. Join volunteers to weed plant and flower beds throughout the park and remove leaves and debris from borders as part of the annual It's My Park celebration.

We’ll provide gloves and tools and a brief orientation on what you’ll be doing. Wear comfortable, breathable clothing that can get dirty, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, whatever you need to keep comfortable in the sun and while working. Participants should be aged 10 and up, please.

An RSVP is required to attend the event. To register, please email Sheryl Woodruff at sheryl@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org.

It’s My Park! Day is presented by Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park House (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 8:45 am 11:00 am 40.7308, -73.9983 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at Kissena Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-kissena-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-kissena-park Date: June 6, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: Volunteer registration for this site is full.

This It's My Park season, volunteers from the Star Track Youth Cycling will be cleaning, raking, and weeding at Kissena Velodrome.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5948

Location: The Velodrome (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7447, -73.8094 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crabs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/horseschoe-crabs Date: June 6, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Horseshoe crabs are more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs, but this amazing species is older than the dinosaurs. May through June is mating and egg-laying season; this will be your best opportunity to view them up close.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108ad1f0382.JPG Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 6, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/zumba Date: June 6, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 6, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount!2015 Training 6/6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/training-66 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/training-66 Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 70-16 Coral Reef Way Arverne, NY 11692

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5893, -73.799 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 6, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 6, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/free-yoga3 Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/free-yoga4 Date: June 6, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/free-yoga5 Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike the Heights]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hike-the-heights http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/hike-the-heights Date: June 6, 2015

Hike the Heights is an annual community hike and celebration in northern Manhattan parks that promotes the use of the Giraffe Path, an urban trail that connects the Cloisters to Central Park. This family-friendly event invites New Yorkers to explore and celebrate the area’s natural treasures by combining physical activity, art, and fun!

Following the hikes is a celebration in Highbridge Park with arts, games, food, and fun!

Come back for updates, hike starting points, planning meeting dates and more information on how to be part of its biggest community celebration ever!

This event is part of the Season of the High Bridge!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunken Playground (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8377, -73.9361 Mon, 04 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 6, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fulton Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-fulton-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-fulton-park Date: June 6, 2015

This It's My Park season, join the volunteers from M. D. Bedford Heights Lion Club in Fulton Park to help spread woodchips, paint benches and fencing, and conduct general cleanup in the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 331-9063

Location: Fulton Street and Stuyvesant Avenue (in Fulton Park)

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B038 Fulton Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6794, -73.9314 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Parkside Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-parkside-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-parkside-playground Date: June 6, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with neighbors to care for Parkside Playground. There will be free programs and craft projects. Volunteers will also weed, rake, and clean the park.

Please bring your own gloves. We look forward to a great day of fun at Parkside Playground!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Parkside Playground

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B267 Parkside Playground 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9543 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Reverend Lena Irons Unity Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-reverend-lena-irons-unity-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/its-my-park-at-reverend-lena-irons-unity-park Date: June 6, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Renaissance Youth Center to help paint Reverend Lena Irons Unity Park.

Renaissance Youth Center will provide refreshments and entertainment from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. We look forward to a great day of painting and celebrating Reverend Lena Irons Unity Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2816

Location: Unity Park (in Rev Lena Irons Unity Park)

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X286 Rev Lena Irons Unity Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.831, -73.9067 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Summer Supply Giveaway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/greenthumb-summer-supply-giveaway Date: June 6, 2015

Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your garden. One pickup per garden group.

Please carpool with other garden groups that may not have access to transportation. If another garden group is picking up for your group, you must call the GreenThumb office beforehand to confirm details.

* Ashford St. Abundant Garden in East NY (330 Ashford St. btw Pitkin and Glenmore Ave.) will be providing a ride share for up to 10 passengers for $10 a person. They will have a 15 passenger van and are leaving the garden at 6:30am. Please contact Ms. Lyeta at herb.lyeta@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: GreenThumb Compound

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9475 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Woodworking: Build a Garden Tuteur]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/garden-woodworking-build-a-garden-tuteur http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/garden-woodworking-build-a-garden-tuteur Date: June 6, 2015

Trellises perform double-duty by supporting rambling vines and serving as ornamental garden features. With master carpenter and Wave Hill Director of Facilities Frank Perrone as your guide, construct your own decorative “tuteur” (pyramidal trellis) to tame your rambunctious vines.

No previous carpentry skills required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565ffce6f4b2.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount!2015 Training 6/6]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/training-66 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/training-66 Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1882 Woodbine St., New York 11385

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9052 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/summer-exhibitions Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/tai-chi-chuan Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f847f1a76.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Weather and Washes Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-art-project-weather-and-washes-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/family-art-project-weather-and-washes-outdoors Date: June 6, 2015

Take your artistic spirit outdoors and notice the subtle and forceful changes occurring in nature. With visiting artist Angela Dufresne, currently exhibiting in Wrath–Force of Nature (this summer’s exhibition in Glyndor Gallery), capture what you see by combining mists of watercolor with stains, splashe, and drips to make an atmospheric vision.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. This is a Wrath–Force of Nature event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fcacc15f0.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/esl-advanced Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 6, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 6, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 6, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/bryant-park-moves Date: June 6, 2015

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

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Fairytales]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/forest-fairytales http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/forest-fairytales Date: June 6, 2015

Sit back and listen to nature and hear an enchanted tale about the surrounding forest. Program is suitable for ages 3 and up with adult caregiver. Registration recommended.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Siempre Verde Garden: Garden Stories with Hamilton Fish Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/siempre-verde-garden-garden-stories-with-hamilton-fish-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/siempre-verde-garden-garden-stories-with-hamilton-fish-library Date: June 6, 2015

Monthly summer story time with Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library starting May 7th! Join us for stories for toddlers through five year olds. Please join us the first Thursday of the month all summer!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 400-2042

Location: Siempre Verde Garden

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2015-06-06 2015-06-06 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.72, -73.9839 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 6, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: June 6, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[OutdoorFest 2015: Beach Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/outdoorfest-2015-beach-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/06/outdoorfest-2015-beach-yoga Date: June 6, 2015

When was the last time you did yoga on a beach? What about on a beach in NYC?

Join us for some sun salutations in the sand at Rockaway Beach. Afterwards go for a swim or surf.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2015-06-06 2015-06-06 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5871, -73.7956 Tue, 26 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT