NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 05 Sep 2015 08:53:47 GMT <![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: September 12, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Talk: Tredwell Costume Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/exhibition-talk-tredwell-costume-collectiononepiece-summer-day-dress-ca-1858 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/exhibition-talk-tredwell-costume-collectiononepiece-summer-day-dress-ca-1858 Date: September 12, 2015

Join Pamela Long, the textile conservator at the Merchant's House Museum, for a talk on the Merchant's House collection of nineteenth-century women's clothing, focusing primarily on the current exhibition -- a summer day dress from 1858.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 12, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3d0413f6b6.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 12, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park Date: September 12, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 12, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157dce3dcb4.png Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Ghostbusters]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-under-the-stars-ghostbusters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-under-the-stars-ghostbusters Date: September 12, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle withe the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 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!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Washington Market Park

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M308 Washington Market Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.71709823608398400, -74.01159667968750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55dcac8c4fbc9.jpg Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Amazing Spider Man 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-under-the-stars-amazing-spider-man-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-under-the-stars-amazing-spider-man-2 Date: September 12, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker in the latest Spider-man movie in which our web-shooting hero must face-off against the malicious Electro (Jaime Foxx). Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 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!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1847

Location: Schley Avenue Entrance (in Ferry Point Park)

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X126 Ferry Point Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81629943847656000, -73.83699798583984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e9f84fd3258.jpg Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-night-sky Date: September 12, 2015

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.52040100097656000, -74.18949890136719000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-in-the-parks-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-in-the-parks-42 Date: September 12, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

42 is the story of Jackie Robinson and the strenuous path he took becoming the first African-American Major League Baseball star. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 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!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: Almeda Playground

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Q443 Almeda Playground 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59339904785156000, -73.79470062255860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e6f14bea2.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/photoville Date: September 13, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session2 Date: September 13, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 7016 Coral Reef Way

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2015-09-13 2015-09-13 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.58925200000000000, -73.79902000000000000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners 5th Avenue Mile Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/nyrr-5th-avenue-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/nyrr-5th-avenue-mile Date: September 13, 2015

On race day, a beautiful 20-block stretch of 5th Avenue opens to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in NYC. Special heats include a youth mile, the George Sheehan Memorial Mile for runners age 60 and over, the NYRR Road Mile Championships, and Olympic-caliber professional men's and women's races.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fifth Avenue near East 80th Street

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2015-09-13 2015-09-13 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.77750015258789000, -73.96330261230469000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/fall-birding Date: September 13, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds, but registration, online or at the Perkins Visitor Center, is recommended. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ede5bfbeb.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 13, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 13, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4eea152740.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/hatha-yoga Date: September 13, 2015

Reduce stress, increase your energy, and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ef51b75b3.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: September 13, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! 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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session2 Date: September 13, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rogers Avenue and President Street

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2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66824534524200000, -73.95340561866800000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride-for-kids Date: September 13, 2015

Learn to Ride—Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

Meet with Bike NY at Putnam Ave. & Van Cortlandt Park South. Pre-registration is required at bike.nyc/education/classes. Kids must bring a bike & a helmet; adults can borrow ours.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Registration policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted if space allows.

Parents must ensure that the bicycle fits their child and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function). The child must be able to rest his or her feet flat on the ground while sitting on the bicycle seat. Training wheels should be removed in advance and tires should be inflated until they are hard.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 13, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 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, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 13, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 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.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 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: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 13, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 13, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/smorgasburg Date: September 13, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/waterfront-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/waterfront-walks Date: September 13, 2015

Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, the park's sustainable design, and how it came to life during these park tours led by docents.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride Date: September 13, 2015

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

Pre-registration is required. Log onto www.bike.nyc to register.

Bring a bike and helmet.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-393-7370

Location: Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.72269821166992000, -73.82700347900390000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/seining Date: September 13, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Seining programs use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, and are great for kids of all ages. Most fishing programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.60269927978515600, -73.93350219726562000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Thomas Jefferson Park to Randall's Island Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/thomas-jefferson-park-to-randalls-island-hike-moderate Date: September 13, 2015

Enjoy the urban wildlife and landscaping of Thomas Jefferson Park. Then journey along the greenway to Randall's Island to explore the salt marshes and waterside views of the city.

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public.

Moderate hikes are longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: First Avenue at 112th Street (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79309844970703000, -73.93730163574219000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: September 13, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/meditation Date: September 13, 2015

Let nature inspire you to find your center and reconnect with your true self using guided mindfulness and other meditation practices. Each session, led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors, includes instruction in simple techniques, followed by guided meditations. Sessions are held indoors. All levels welcome.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4f0e5731d2.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/kayak-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/kayak-freshkills-park Date: September 13, 2015

Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the site from a different perspective. This three hour excursion will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the varied wildlife that calls Freshkills Park home.

Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 16 and over, in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Space is very limited.

Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov if you own a kayak, and wish to participate in this program with your personal kayak.

*You must reserve a spot in order to participate*

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (21) 602-5381

Location: Freshkills Park

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2015-09-13 2015-09-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.57709884643555000, -74.18640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d784119bec5.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch House Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/bones-of-an-old-dutch-house-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/bones-of-an-old-dutch-house-tour Date: September 13, 2015

Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.

This event is for adults and teenagers, and is limited to 10 people. Reservations are required. Please call (718) 789-2822 ext. 304 to make a reservation.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Goalball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/goal-ball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/goal-ball Date: September 13, 2015

Goalball is a Paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome! Interested players can attend anytime. Registration is not required. For more information, email Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.77149963378906000, -73.98850250244140000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-skate-jam Date: September 13, 2015

Come to the annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th St. Skate Park.

There will be skating competitions, open skate, a raffle, food vendors, and all day fun. Bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow and knee pads for those over 18, and wrist guards for those under 18) to join in, or check your board at the gate and hang out.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af397d8896.JPG Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 13, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: September 13, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-nature-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-nature-walk Date: September 13, 2015

Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands. Family walks begin at the Perkins Visitor Center. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4f19301f24.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Washington Square Park Folk Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/washington-square-park-folk-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/washington-square-park-folk-festival Date: September 13, 2015

Join us for the 5th Annual Washington Square Park Folk Festival. The festival will feature John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers, a legend of the 1960's Greenwich Village folk scene, together with a number of excellent young groups from today's New York City folk world.

Schedule of performances :

1pm - Feral Foster Songwriter based solidly in Blues, Folk, Gospel and Balkan music

1:45pm - The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers) - Old time string band

2:30pm - Hoodoo Honey Drippers Country blues guitar and fiddle duet

3:15pm - The Whiskey Spitters Jug band, blues and hokum

4pm - Square Dance! with caller Alex Kramer caller

The Washington Square Park Folk Festival, produced annually by folk music promoter and historian Eli Smith and NYC Parks, features a mix of older musicians together with performers from the resurgent contemporary folk scene. This diverse festival celebrates the folk history of Greenwich Village. The festival is free and open to all.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.73049926757812500, -73.99700164794922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d4d818e744c.00_jpg_srb Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride-for-kids-and-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride-for-kids-and-adults Date: September 13, 2015

Meet with Bike NY at Putnam Ave. & Van Cortlandt Park South. Pre-registration is required at bike.nyc/education/classes. Kids must bring a bike & a helmet; adults can borrow ours.referred; walk-up students are accepted if space allows.

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Bicycles and helmets will be provided to those who register online for the class. Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted as space allows.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 13, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! 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.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Surrey Place and Midland Parkway

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2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72157525662900000, -73.78442645072900000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York Presents Learn to Ride: Adults Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults-class Date: September 13, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.88669967651367000, -73.89830017089844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3b9733bcaf.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/freshwater-fishing Date: September 13, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 164th Street and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.74940109252930000, -73.80319976806640000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/rangers-choice-archery Date: September 13, 2015

NYC Parks bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

Join us for a beginners introduction to the sport of archery for ages 8 and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60319900512695000, -74.16130065917969000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 13, 2015

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

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4f22d2b558.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/transforming-food Date: September 13, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York's Bicycling Basics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/bike-new-yorks-bicycling-basics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/bike-new-yorks-bicycling-basics-class Date: September 13, 2015

You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately-sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Linden Playground (in Linden Park)

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B214 Linden Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.65900039672851600, -73.88690185546875000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c279e5267f8.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park Date: September 13, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3e2ba55f1d.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 13, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157eb6478f7.png Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: September 13, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Film Screening: The Real Helen Keller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/film-screening-the-real-helen-keller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/film-screening-the-real-helen-keller Date: September 13, 2015

More than forty years after her death, Helen Keller is still known internationally as the little deaf-blind girl, the "miracle child" who triumphed over adversity. It is an image that endures through the Hollywood film "The Miracle Worker", but Keller never chose that image, and she battled against it all her life. Hidden from the public gaze was the real Helen Keller, a flesh-and-blood woman, writer and radical activist, suffragette, and socialist.

Directed by Liz Crow & Ann Pugh; 2000; approx. 60 minutes long.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db7064911b5.jpg Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown at Fantasy Forest Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/skats-the-clown-at-fantasy-forest-amusement-park1 Date: September 13, 2015

Every Sunday, Fantasy Forest Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and another one at 4:00 p.m.

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Fantasy Forest Amusement Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.74310436552700000, -73.84925603866600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3e3d70a05b.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Enchanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/movies-under-the-stars-enchanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/movies-under-the-stars-enchanted Date: September 13, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

An all-star cast brings this Disney film to life! Amy Adams plays Princess Giselle, a beautiful princess who lives in a blissful cartoon world called Andalasia, where magic and music accompany every interaction. Her blissful life and engagement to a handsome prince (James Marsden) are thrown into jeopardy when Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) cruelly banishes her to another world: New York City. The princess struggles to survive in this new metropolis, but finds a helping hand from a kindly but flawed divorce lawyer, played by Patrick Dempsey. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 7:00 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!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.84230041503906000, -73.93499755859375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ca695fe471d.jpg Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Standing in the Shadows of Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/movies-in-the-parks-standing-in-the-shadows-of-motown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/movies-in-the-parks-standing-in-the-shadows-of-motown Date: September 13, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free movies in our city's parks!

Standing in the Shadows of Motown tells the story of the genre's heroes, focusing on Berry Gordy's Hitsville studio band. Rated PG.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 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!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.69010162353515600, -73.94650268554688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b08bbdf9d9.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-14 2015-09-14 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 14, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

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 2015-09-14 2015-09-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 14, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Penelope Avenue and 72nd Street

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2015-09-14 2015-09-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71617587841100000, -73.88322830200200000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 14, 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 the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 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 2015-09-14 2015-09-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 14, 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 2015-09-14 2015-09-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Despicable Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/movies-in-the-parks-despicable-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/14/movies-in-the-parks-despicable-me Date: September 14, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

In Despicable Me, a criminal mastermind named Gru, with an army of minions, plans to steal the moon.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 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!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-09-14 2015-09-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c514e0aff9a.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 15, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 15, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: September 15, 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. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/fitness-walk Date: September 15, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tai-chi-class Date: September 15, 2015

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tai Chi for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/beginners-tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/beginners-tai-chiadults Date: September 15, 2015

Learn basic movements and the correct tai chi walk, which helps improve your balance.

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 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 15, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

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 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 15, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 15, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m on the lawn.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 15, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Ave and Glenwood Road

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2015-09-15 2015-09-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63418820210000000, -73.94486546520000000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute Date: September 15, 2015

Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and green spaces. Help with their local oyster monitoring project, too!

Registration is recommended (required for groups). Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7209, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55524766b3d33.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 15, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 112th Street and 91st Avenue

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2015-09-15 2015-09-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69467973547200000, -73.83503973484000000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 15, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c5058f766ab.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: September 15, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.76549911499023400, -73.97219848632812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/abs-work-out Date: September 15, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 15, 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 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/meditationtasha-valentin Date: September 15, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/gallery-tour Date: September 15, 2015

The act of exploring, recording, and recounting is central to the artistic practice of many artists. The fall exhibition, Field Notes, brings together three artists—Matthew Friday, David McQueen, and Michelle Stuart—whose projects in Glyndor Gallery and on the grounds will encourage visitors to discover connections of their own. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations, both by this year’s Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows: Julian Chams has created tactile, photo-based assemblages of memories, feelings and experiences, seeking to soften our information-laden world; Beatrice Glow’s installation converts the Sun Porch into a retelling of trans-Pacific histories, using sights and scents that reference the spice trade. Free with admission to the grounds.

Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c506d335e1e.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/le-petit-art Date: September 15, 2015

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Scrap Drop-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/food-scrap-dropoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/food-scrap-dropoff Date: September 15, 2015

We want to use your food scraps to make compost and grow veggies at the Van Cortlandt Park Garden and Compost Site. This site will be operated by the NYC Compost Project hosted by The New York Botanical Garden and will be accepting food scraps every Tuesday afternoon through November.

For more information about NYC food scrap drop-off site guidelines, email compost@nybg.org. Held at the Friends Compost Site: enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.90449905395508000, -73.89640045166016000 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Klezmer Concert: Pete Rushefsky from the Center for Traditional Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/klezmer-concert-with-ctm-pete-rushefsky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/klezmer-concert-with-ctm-pete-rushefsky Date: September 15, 2015

Join internationally renowned tsimbl (hammered dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky, from the Center for Traditional Music, for an afternoon exploring Jewish Klezmer music-the celebratory music of the Jews of Eastern Europe that was transplanted to New York in the early 20th century, and then revitalized by a new generation of musicians beginning in the 1970's. From soulful spirituals to infectious dance tunes, Klezmer has much to offer listeners of all ages.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: September 15, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: September 15, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 15, 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: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/wetlands-tour Date: September 15, 2015

Join us for a guided exploration of the restored wetlands on Randall’s Island! Participants can enjoy viewing beautiful wildflowers, birds and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island. Participants will also have the opportunity for an up close and personal look at a few of the creatures that call Randall’s Island home.

All ages are welcome and the tour is completely free! We will meet at the northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh, near the south end of Icahn Stadium. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Location: Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh

To RSVP for large groups (more than 10 people) or request more information, please email melanie.delrosario@randallsisland.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 830-7722

Location: Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.79159522763100000, -73.92558956146200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55de24ef590fb.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/15/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 15, 2015

This event features poets Paul Pine, Sandy McIntosh, Phillip Lopate, and Thomas Fink.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-15 2015-09-15 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 16, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/yoga-class Date: September 16, 2015

This yoga class is led by Sacred Sounds Yoga and is suitable for all levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: September 16, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

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 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 16, 2015

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and architectural elements the Park has to offer.

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, the lake, and Strawberry Fields.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b41dcb574a.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/dancercise Date: September 16, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 16, 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 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 16, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Growing in Small Spaces]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/greenthumb-workshop-growing-in-small-spaces http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/greenthumb-workshop-growing-in-small-spaces Date: September 16, 2015

Learn how urban gardeners can make the most out of every inch of available space by using window boxes and containers like straw bales to grow edibles or ornamentals that will look great in your garden.

Straw bales are an ideal vehicle for growing in small spaces and are an exciting alternative for traditional raised beds.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Vogue Garden

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2015-09-16 2015-09-16 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.82059860229492000, -73.91400146484375000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/recycletoart Date: September 16, 2015

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

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 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 16, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 218th Street and 135th Avenue

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2015-09-16 2015-09-16 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.67823371620200000, -73.75233650207500000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Double Raised Bed Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/greenthumb-workshop-double-raised-bed-building Date: September 16, 2015

Learn how to build double raised beds for your community garden. The double bed will provide an easier gardening experience for senior members.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-602-5300

Location: Festival Garden

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2015-09-16 2015-09-16 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.66846024437600000, -73.88941990859800000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Heart Smart: A 6-Session Heart Health Education Series!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/16/heart-smart-a-6session-heart-health-education-series Date: September 16, 2015

The 6-session course includes cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. The curriculum will be presented by cardiologists, dietitians, exercise professionals, and yoga instructors. Participants will receive tote bags, recipes, exercise bands, and other wellness tools. Both women and men are welcome to enroll!

Asser Levy members, please register at the front desk of the Asser Levy Recreation Center.

September 9*: Screenings and General Heart Health

September 16: Nutrition Part I

September 30: Exercise Part I

October 7: Stress Recognition and Management

October 14: Nutrition Part II

October 21: Exercise Part II & Wrap-up

*On Wednesday, September 9, the Mount Sinai Karpas Health Information Center will be on site providing FREE cholesterol and glucose screenings from 3pm- 5:30pm.

For more information:

Asser Levy members, call (212) 447-2020. Members of the public and WHNY patients, please call 212-523-9663.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020 (Asser Levy members) or (212) 523-9663 (public and WHNY patients)

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2015-09-16 2015-09-16 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.73609924316406000, -73.97570037841797000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT