NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:33:25 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Tunisian Crochet Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 24, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Attracting Native Pollinators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/greenthumb-workshop-attracting-native-pollinators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/greenthumb-workshop-attracting-native-pollinators Date: May 24, 2014

Want to attract native bees, butterflies and other pollinators? Come and learn how to do so with wonderful smelling plants with showy flowers and fragrances that will also welcome your neighbors.

We will talk about the different perennial plants that bring in the pollinators and how to care for them and keep them coming for many years.

Please RSVP at the link provided below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Union Street Garden

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2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67, -73.9595 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Wash-Away Patio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wave-hill-family-art-project-washaway-patio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wave-hill-family-art-project-washaway-patio Date: May 24, 2014

Visiting artist Em Rooney invites us to create an environment of our liking for outdoor, spring enjoyment.

Working primarily with air-dry natural clay, make an inventive “patio” to take home with fossil-like imprints and structural features. Leave your patio in the rain and observe as it returns to nature.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: May 24, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-games Date: May 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/basic-canoeing Date: May 24, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 24, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: May 24, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: May 24, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, 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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: May 24, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/house-tours Date: May 24, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Build a Bird Feeder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/build-a-bird-feeder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/build-a-bird-feeder Date: May 24, 2014

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. Enjoy learning about our avian neighbors and create a bird feeder to take home. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The World's Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/historic-new-york-the-worlds-fair Date: May 24, 2014

Flushing Meadows Corona Park was host to two twentieth century World's Fairs. Relive the stories of the past as you enjoy the views from Queen's largest park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/fitness-bootcamp Date: May 24, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Wilderness Survival Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wilderness-survival-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/wilderness-survival-workshop Date: May 24, 2014

This spring we are featuring some of our RangersS favorite Weekend Adventure experiences.

In this extended workshop, learn from expert Rangers and test your survival skills as you learn to make fire, build shelter, purify water, and much more.

Registration is required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 14th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 1:00 pm 40.8916, -73.8929 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 24, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: May 24, 2014

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

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 24, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar's Summer Blast-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/omars-summer-blastoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/omars-summer-blastoff Date: May 24, 2014

Get your summer started right!

Come celebrate the holiday weekend with live DJ music, dance contests, fun games, and magic shows, hosted by Omar Olusion. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, passion, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages on their feet and entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:27 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: John Yao & His 17-Piece Instrument]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/music-in-the-garden-john-yao-his-17piece-instrument http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/music-in-the-garden-john-yao-his-17piece-instrument Date: May 24, 2014

Join us for a lively performance of jazz favorites! Asian-American trombonist, composer, arranger John Yao has been an integral member of the jazz and Latin music scenes and will have you tapping your feet!

Co-sponsored by the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-24 2014-05-24 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5322111d0b596.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Hamlet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/bryant-park-shakespeare-hamlet Date: May 24, 2014

There's something rotten in the park and it's definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe that creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Presented by The Drilling Company. Directed by Hamilton Clancy.

Runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May 15 - May 31. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Sculptures]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-sculptures http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-sculptures Date: May 24, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Muna Tseng Dance Projects’ newly commissioned choreography engages with Chuck Ginnever’s monumental steel sculptures, Medusa and High Rise, overlooking the Hudson River, its metal ice breakers, and the George Washington Bridge.

Performances co-sponsored by NYC Parks and the Cynthia-Reeves Gallery in association with Chuck Ginnever and Gayle Maxon-Edgerton, GME LLC.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 145th and the Hudson River (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8275, -73.9535 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/24/nocturnal-wildlife Date: May 24, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. As the sun sets, your Ranger will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in Central Park. Enjoy learning about the nocturnal animals that bring the park to life at night.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 14.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-24 2014-05-24 8:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: May 25, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 25, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-25 2014-05-25 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/birding-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/birding-hawk-watch Date: May 25, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Registration required. To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 14.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Park

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 9:00 am 40.5828, -74.1241 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/worlds-fair-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/worlds-fair-train-show Date: May 25, 2014

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society. Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden (additional fee applies).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Wash-Away Patio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/wave-hill-family-art-project-washaway-patio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/wave-hill-family-art-project-washaway-patio Date: May 25, 2014

Visiting artist Em Rooney invites us to create an environment of our liking for outdoor, spring enjoyment.

Working primarily with air-dry natural clay, make an inventive “patio” to take home with fossil-like imprints and structural features. Leave your patio in the rain and observe as it returns to nature.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Birding Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/freshkills-park-birding-hike-moderate Date: May 25, 2014

Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks and meadows. Naturalists from the Staten Island Museum will be on hand to talk about habitats, and guide us in identifying the animals that appear on the site. This is a perfect trip to learn a little more about Freshkills Park, and a lot more about our natural ecology and animal residents! The tour will get you stretching your legs as we search the landscape for the wildlife which is returning to Staten Island. This event is free, but space is limited, please sign up for this tour on the Freshkills Park Events Page. Email freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov with questions.

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park)

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R017 Freshkills Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5594, -74.171 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/forest-crew Date: May 25, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-games Date: May 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/smorgasburg Date: May 25, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

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 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Battle of Pell's Point]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/revolutionary-new-york-battle-of-pells-point http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/revolutionary-new-york-battle-of-pells-point Date: May 25, 2014

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. Revolutionary New York programs are walking tours focusing on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial Period. The Battle of Pell’s Point occurred on October 18, 1776, today it is commemorated at Glover’s Rock.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Bartow Pell Mansion

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2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Park Ranger History Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/urban-park-ranger-history-hike Date: May 25, 2014

Learn about Revolutionary New York and the Battle of Pell’s Point on this fascinating hike of the area with an Urban Park Ranger.

Comfortable shoes or boots, water, and a light snack recommended.

Registration requested.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 11:00 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/popup-audubon-wonderful-warblers Date: May 25, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Wonderful Warblers provides information and background knowledge needed to fully appreciate why Prospect Park is an essential stopover for birds. Participants also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Join the Alliance to spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the park clean. Take a tour of the Park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m.
Take a stroll on the Lullwater Trail to look for colorful and unique spring migrants.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9659 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: May 25, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: May 25, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/house-tours Date: May 25, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/basic-canoing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/basic-canoing Date: May 25, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 1:00 pm 40.7602, -73.7581 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: May 25, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Memorial Weekend Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/memorial-weekend-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/memorial-weekend-concert Date: May 25, 2014

Hear the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s annual treat.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/summer-on-the-hudson-sweet-spot Date: May 25, 2014

Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages, featuring reggae, soulful house, disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f492619f71.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: May 25, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fede1b969d.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Fleece Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/history-in-your-hands-fleece-fun1 Date: May 25, 2014

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a colonial farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: May 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[goodyoga at 50 Kent Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/goodyoga-50-kent-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/25/goodyoga-50-kent-festival Date: May 25, 2014

Find your center with goodyoga instructors.

Please bring your own mats and water.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 482-7890

Location: 50 Kent (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2014-05-25 2014-05-25 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7228, -73.9592 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: May 26, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

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 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: May 26, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d69833d1e1.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6b267ba59.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d67f7c8244.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: May 26, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: May 26, 2014

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

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: May 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6a68e59b4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6c8aaf20a.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Fieldhouse (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9241 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6cde80d16.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8174, -73.8703 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6ba07e982.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[World's Fair Train Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/worlds-fair-train-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/worlds-fair-train-show Date: May 26, 2014

All aboard! Watch working G scale model trains make their merry way through an outdoor display that includes a miniature of the World’s Fair Unisphere, presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Society. Plus, the whole family can grab the “express” for a motorized train ride through select parts of the Garden (additional fee applies).

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/weird-wild-wonderful Date: May 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-aerobics Date: May 26, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Aerobics class is a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/chair-yoga Date: May 26, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: May 26, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: May 26, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: May 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-games Date: May 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-kubb Date: May 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-putting-green Date: May 26, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d3522e94.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: May 26, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6d95b3814.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/monday-movement Date: May 26, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: May 26, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride the Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: May 26, 2014

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots.

Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic Brooklyn amusement will be available for generations of fun.

In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists: Memorial Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/blooming-naturalists Date: May 26, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series.

Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Potato Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/history-in-your-hands-spring-sprouts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/history-in-your-hands-spring-sprouts Date: May 26, 2014

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Brooklyn 200 years ago?

Come to the Lefferts Historic House and join the Alliance to get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush Farm in spring.

Help us plant our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms to see where the Lefferts would have spent their evenings after a long day on the farm.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d601931ccc.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Memorial Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/central-park-tour-memorial-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/central-park-tour-memorial-walk Date: May 26, 2014

Walk through Central Park and see how generations of New Yorkers have used the park as a place to remember their veterans. The 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: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Maine Monument (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7681, -73.9814 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5306638ca12c2.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/skats-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/skats-the-clown Date: May 26, 2014

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 and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/skats-the-clown1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/skats-the-clown1 Date: May 26, 2014

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 and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Funky Voices Choir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/funky-voices-choir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/funky-voices-choir Date: May 26, 2014

One of the largest modern choirs in the United Kingdom, Funky Voices is a community choir comprised completely of amateurs. After gaining a global following, they will make their American debut in Washington Square Park on May 26th!

Since their founding in 2007, they have served as supporting vocalists for international recording artists Blake, were the featured choir last year for the world famous Regent Street Christmas Lights ceremony in London and have preformed at Euro-Disney's Christmas Choral Celebration. Most recently, you may have followed their success on Britain's Got Talent!

Come welcome our friends from across the pond for an evening of beautiful music.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: May 26, 2014

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-kettlebell-core-and-conditioning Date: May 26, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Kettlebell, Core and Conditioning is a strength and conditioning class that will elevate your heart rate, build muscle, increase flexibility and burn fat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: May 26, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: May 26, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Body Blast]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-body-blast http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/shape-up-nyc-body-blast Date: May 26, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Body Blast is a moderate impact aerobics workout, with strength training exercises for overall fitness.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/adaptive-swim http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/26/adaptive-swim Date: May 26, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 11:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-05-26 2014-05-26 11:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Beginners Tunisian Crochet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/tunisian-crochet-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/tunisian-crochet-beginners Date: May 27, 2014

Learn basic Tunisian or Afghan crochet in this class, where you'll learn to use the technique to make a pot holder.

Materials required:

  • One skein light colored worsted weight (#4) yarn
  • #H crochet hook

Start time: 1:30 am

End time: 2:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 1:30 am 2:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: May 27, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

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 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: May 27, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday and Thursday 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. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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.

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 2014-05-27 2014-05-27 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/05/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: May 27, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-05-27 2014-05-27 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:28 EDT