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, 27 Aug 2014 11:22:32 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[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/fitness-walk Date: August 29, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/flow13 Date: August 29, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/craniosacral-relaxation Date: August 29, 2013

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/catch-release-fishing Date: August 29, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 29, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-29 2013-08-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 29, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-chess Date: August 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 29, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 29, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-games Date: August 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 29, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 29, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 29, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Carousel Rides in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/free-carousel-rides-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/free-carousel-rides-in-prospect-park Date: August 29, 2013

Carousel rides will be free all day, every Thursday to children 12 and younger August! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Willink Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6628, -73.9632 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b0c5942087d.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-piano Date: August 29, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/west-side-stories Date: August 29, 2013

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

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: August 29, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/blooming-naturalist Date: August 29, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: August 29, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/nature-on-the-go Date: August 29, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 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 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/garden-crew-training-session Date: August 29, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-08-29 2013-08-29 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: August 29, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/kayaking Date: August 29, 2013

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

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

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 Date: August 29, 2013

Join us for the 14th season of our free, outdoor film series! This year's theme, "With Love From..." tours cities from around the globe with a lineup of fantastic films.

DJs hit the stage at 6:00pm and movies begin at sundown.

LINEUP:

July 11 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
High School truant extraordinaire, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) plots to take one last grand day off before graduation, touring the streets on Chicago in a Ferrari “borrowed” from a friend’s father while staying one step ahead of principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). A master of capturing the trials and triumphs of teenage freedom, Director John Hughes blends satire, social commentary, and pure fun. [PG-13] Short film: Creep by Sharif Anthony. DJ: Still Life

July 18 - Enter the Dragon
Under the guise of an international martial arts competition, Bruce Lee and partners John Saxon and Jim Kelly infiltrate the hidden island fortress of a powerful drug syndicate off the coast of Hong Kong. Perhaps the seminal Kung Fu film of the 1970’s, Lee’s final film features the martial arts master at the height of his career with superbly staged fight scenes in a variety of styles. [R] Short film: Catnip: Egress to Oblivion by Jason Willis DJ: Hahn Solo

July 25 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
When young Charlie Bucket finds the final golden ticket wrapped inside a Wonka Bar, he is granted access to the secret mysteries of Mr. Wonka’s (Gene Wilder) chocolate factory. The 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book whisks five kids into a world of pure imagination complete with chocolate rivers, fizzy lifting drink, and singing Umpa Lumpas. [G] Short film: Irish Folk Furniture by Tony Donoghue DJ: Ayres

August 1 - 8 Mile
Rapper Eminem made his acting debut in this semi-autobiographical journey of a white kid trying to make it as a hip-hop artist in the bombed out heart of inner city Detroit. After freezing up during an important rap battle, the young rapper, Rabbit, thinks he is at a dead end, but his girlfriend (Britney Murphy) helps him build up the courage to take one last shot. [R] Short film: Until the Quiet Comes by Kahlil Joseph DJ: Who Am I

August 8 - Roman Holiday
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is an unsatisfied princess who, in an attempt to find her freedom, winds up stumbling into the apartment of reporter – and bachelor – Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). The two dodge her secret service guards all throughout the city while giving the Princess a taste of the real world. [NR] Short film: How She Slept At Night by Lilli Carré DJ: $mall ¢hange

August 15 - Rocky
After the top boxing contender drops out, small time debt collector Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Set on the eve of the Philadelphian Bicentennial, Rocky took Hollywood by surprise, as the rags-to-riches classic creamed box offices and won the Academy Award for best picture, in addition to featuring one of film history’s most iconic training montages. [PG] Short film: Marcel, King of Tervuren by Tom Schroeder DJ: Emch

August 22 - Vertigo
Retired private eye, Scottie Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) battles acrophobia in one final case, trailing the enchanting Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). Hailed as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest works, winding through the streets of San Francisco in dazzlingly rich Technicolor, Vertigo weaves a dizzying story of love and obsession. [PG] Short film: My Favorite Picture of You by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin DJ: Geko Jones

August 29 - PUBLIC VOTE!
As is tradition, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy invite the public to vote on the last film of the summer starting on August 22. Check out the contenders below (rained-out films will also be entered into the running):

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) take on the spiraling psychedelic safari of 1970s Las Vegas on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. Terry Gilliam’s highly stylized trip of a film captures all the whit, humor and horror of Hunter S. Thompson’s classic work of Gonzo journalism. [R]
  • Good Will Hunting
    At one of Boston’s top universities, MIT janitor Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is discovered after solving one of the schools most vexing math equations, but the future of this brilliant mind depends on the guidance of therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). [R]
  • Lost in Translation
    Two lonely strangers, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) and Bob Harris (Bill Murray), forge a touching and unexpected friendship while adventuring through high-speed Tokyo in Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning film. [R]

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Talks with Parkies and Friends: Planning for the Protection and Planting of Street Trees in New Private Development Projects]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/tree-talks-with-parkies-and-friends-planning-for-the-protection-and-planting-of-street-trees-in-new-private-development-projects http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/tree-talks-with-parkies-and-friends-planning-for-the-protection-and-planting-of-street-trees-in-new-private-development-projects Date: August 29, 2013

Join us for a lecture series celebrating all the intricacies, challenges and decisions involved in urban forestry in New York City. Matthew Wells, Director of Tree Preservation and Wister Dorta, Forestry Permit Manager present: "Planning for the Protection and Planting of Street Trees in New Private Development Projects" a lecture concerning how best to plan and prepare for construction around street trees.

Please register in advance for each lecture you plan to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Larry Harlow and The Latin Legends Band / DJ set by DJ Lucho]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/larry-harlow-and-the-latin-legends-band-dj-set-by-dj-lucho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/larry-harlow-and-the-latin-legends-band-dj-set-by-dj-lucho Date: August 29, 2013

With over 40 years in the music industry, Larry Harlow has made significant contributions to Afro-Cuban music, taking instruments and rhythms and infusing them with his personal musical style. At the famed Latin music label, Fania Records, he became one of the leading Latin music producers in the world, producing over 300 CDs and garnering several GRAMMY nominations.

With his group, Larry Harlow and The Latin Legends Band, they have spread the infectious rhythm of Latin music to audiences around the world. The group has a famed, “thick sound” composed of high pitches from the horn section mingled with the fast, steady beats of a variety of percussions, the harmonic voice of a piano and the vocals of four or five musicians. Larry Harlow and The Latin Legends moves audiences with their music, especially “when the energy builds, the riffs, the singing, the solos, the percussion all lock in…moving at different times but for the same purpose,” according to The New York Times.

DJ Lucho’s early exposure to the harmonious rhythms of Latin music in his Harlem neighborhood nurtured an innate talent that propelled him to become one of the most gifted DJs and producers in the music industry. His interaction with different genres of music has allowed him to develop a unique and versatile style, which was guided by his deep appreciation for various cultures and their musical influences.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d6e146725d.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-writers Date: August 29, 2013

Begin your memoir or compose that poem- at special workshops made to bring out the writer in you. Pre-registration required (age 18+) at bryantpark.org.

Led by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU

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 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-writers1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/bryant-park-writers1 Date: August 29, 2013

Essay & Opinion with Melissa Petro, Gotham Writers' Workshop

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/summer-sounds Date: August 29, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Jacob Teichroew Group Performs Combo Jazz & Klezmer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/summer-sounds-jacob-teichroew-group-combo-jazz-klezmer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/summer-sounds-jacob-teichroew-group-combo-jazz-klezmer Date: August 29, 2013

Enjoy the summer sounds of Klezmer music! All ages are welcome.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5916

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.73, -73.8851 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Kinky Boots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 29, 2013

KIinky Boots (2006) Rated PG, 107 Minutes.

An inspiring story. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the evening

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Men in Black 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/men-in-black-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/men-in-black-3 Date: August 29, 2013

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

In Men in Black 3, M.I.B's Agent J travels back in time to 1969 to try to stop an alien from assassinating Agent K and changing the course of history.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: Hunt's Point Recreation Center

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2013-08-29 2013-08-29 8:00 pm 40.8155, -73.8891 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/29/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 29, 2013

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomers Association will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-29 2013-08-29 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: August 30, 2013

Good Morning America's free Summer Concert Series is back for it's 5th year. Come and see some of the biggest names in music perform live during Good Morning America every Friday throughout the summer.

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

*Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

It is suggested to arrive at 6:00am, when the park opens.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 30, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-30 2013-08-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 30, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-30 2013-08-30 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/farmers-market-friday Date: August 30, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 30, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

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 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/flow13 Date: August 30, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/house-work-exhibition Date: August 30, 2013

Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, Cara Lynch’s exhibition of prints and installations is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries. House Work explores Lynch’s concern and interest in feminine identity and the home, much like the domestic craft work created by 18th and 19th century housewives. Going beyond simple ornamentation, her intensely hand-worked woodcuts clearly illustrate her belief in the purification of self through meditative labor—quietly expressing frustration, instability and obsession through intricate or repeating patterns influence by historic textiles, window dressings, and wallpaper.NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition House Work, a series of prints and installations by Cara Lynch on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center through October 5, 2013. Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, this hsow is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries and goes beyond simple ornamentatin.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/catch-release-fishing Date: August 30, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Together at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/yoga-together-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/yoga-together-at-wave-hill Date: August 30, 2013

Child and parent or caregiver practice fun yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility and relax body and mind in this one-hour class taught by Catherine McGibney, an instructor at Yoga for Bliss. Recommended for ages 3–5. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call by 8 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens on-site at 9:30 a.m.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x245

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 10:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f015e8d05ac.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 30, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-30 2013-08-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/alley-pond-adventure-course-staycation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/alley-pond-adventure-course-staycation Date: August 30, 2013

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! It’s fun and free. The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals and families only. Ages 8 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 30, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-chess Date: August 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 30, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 30, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-games Date: August 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 30, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/tai-chi Date: August 30, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen Date: August 30, 2013

Lunchtime sounds even better now when you enjoy the ambient acoustics. Bring a bag of yummies and drink in the reverberations. Enter at 130th St.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-30 2013-08-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515481609ddf8.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 30, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 30, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/bryant-park-piano Date: August 30, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/the-ramble Date: August 30, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 30, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/blooming-naturalist Date: August 30, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: August 30, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 30, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 379-6700

Location: Baychester Library

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2013-08-30 2013-08-30 3:00 pm 40.871, -73.8286 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce8a438a36.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/nature-on-the-go Date: August 30, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 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 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: August 30, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/family-camping Date: August 30, 2013

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuessday, August 20.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/madaqascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/madaqascar-3 Date: August 30, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance

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2013-08-30 2013-08-30 8:00 pm 40.5777, -73.9976 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Presents Despicable Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/rockaway-civic-association-presents-despicable-me http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/30/rockaway-civic-association-presents-despicable-me Date: August 30, 2013

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

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

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 121 Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-30 2013-08-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5755, -73.8403 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/basic-canoeing Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

Start time: 0:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem Meer 110th Street and Lenox Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 0:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7982, -73.9524 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bird-walks Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 31, 2013

Join Helen Kilgallen and her instuctors from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a mat, large towel or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-31 2013-08-31 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-31 2013-08-31 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/flow13 Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[House Work Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/house-work-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/house-work-exhibition Date: August 31, 2013

Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, Cara Lynch’s exhibition of prints and installations is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries. House Work explores Lynch’s concern and interest in feminine identity and the home, much like the domestic craft work created by 18th and 19th century housewives. Going beyond simple ornamentation, her intensely hand-worked woodcuts clearly illustrate her belief in the purification of self through meditative labor—quietly expressing frustration, instability and obsession through intricate or repeating patterns influence by historic textiles, window dressings, and wallpaper.NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition House Work, a series of prints and installations by Cara Lynch on view at the Poe Park Visitor Center through October 5, 2013. Inspired by historical homes, including those in the Bronx, this hsow is a window into the world of intricate patterns from past centuries and goes beyond simple ornamentatin.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/catch-release-fishing Date: August 31, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Arty Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/arty-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/arty-hours Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: The Lawn (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7479, -74.0048 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142091d83ccc.png Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: August 31, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance. Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/kayaking Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/aerobics-class Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill (Beginners)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill-beginners Date: August 31, 2013

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, an active member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, will introduce students to the internal martial arts and promote an awareness of their health benefits. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call by 8 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x245

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f01c5c9fe23.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fun Dog Wash sponsored by Wolfe's Pond Pooches]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/summer-fun-dog-wash-sponsored-by-wolfes-pond-pooches http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/summer-fun-dog-wash-sponsored-by-wolfes-pond-pooches Date: August 31, 2013

This "Neck to Tail" dog wash will be administered by one of our caring staff. All dogs washed with hypoallergenic shampoo and each dog dried with a fresh towel! There will also be a raffle, themed basket drawing, a t-shirt and car magnet sale, snow cones, cake pops, other refreshments, homemade dog biscuits, and more

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5206, -74.184 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Green: 8th Annual Tour of Harlem Community Gardens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/harlem-green-8th-annual-tour-of-harlem-community-gardens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/harlem-green-8th-annual-tour-of-harlem-community-gardens Date: August 31, 2013

Come see outstanding vegetables, unique herbs, fruit, gazebos, hoop houses, grape arbors, ponds, and more in this sampling of Harlem’s Community Gardens. The tour will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a sumptuous breakfast on West 122nd Street at the JD Wilson Memorial garden. Thanks to the NYC Parks Department, a bus will transport folks (who aren’t walking or bicycling) on the tour. The grand finale will again take place at the William A. Harris Garden with a delicious, traditional Harlem barbeque.

* Rain Date. Sunday Sept. 1st

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 662-2878

Location: Joseph Daniel Wilson Garden

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2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8077, -73.9506 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5202b23d7766b.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/family-art-projectfishy-fun-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/family-art-projectfishy-fun-at-wave-hill Date: August 31, 2013

In this activity, we'll focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in the Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

Photo Credit: Bill Foley

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5202b7ce7a300.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Adventure Course Staycation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/alley-pond-adventure-course-staycation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/alley-pond-adventure-course-staycation Date: August 31, 2013

Bring your sneakers and have a staycation with us! It’s fun and free. The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard. Space is limited and programs fill up fast.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals and families only. Ages 8 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6034

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:00 am 1:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/views-from-the-past Date: August 31, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/conservatory-garden-tour Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-31 2013-08-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-chess Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 31, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-games Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/31/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 31, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-31 2013-08-31 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:22:33 EDT