NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:16:31 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[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: June 22, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups.

Be sure to meet back up after the run for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Week at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-week-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 22, 2013

Use the new Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center for FREE the first week! No membership is required until Saturday, June 22.

See the Center for yourself. The old West 59th Street Recreation Center has been completely reconstructed and expanded with a new wing. Experience the indoor pool, gymnasium, computer room, locker rooms, and activity rooms. Fitness facilities have expanded to include a new cardio room and aerobic studio.

All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b8c1c5c356d.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bird-walks Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 22, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-22 2013-06-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Spend your summer in the Greenbelt: High Rock Camp and Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp Date: June 22, 2013

High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp are taking reservations for their 2013 summer season. For more information on both High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp follow the links listed below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 9:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ab90c11a1c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 22, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Couch to 5K class each week. No registration is required, just show up ready to work out. Couch to 5K is a beginner program for the aspiring runner that will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running. Meet outside the Bowne Park Field House, rain or shine.

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: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7705, -73.8073 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 22, 2013

Join us for free yoga for the whole family with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Powell's Cove - Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/powells-cove-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/powells-cove-caring-for-young-trees Date: June 22, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Powell's Cove to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event at the link below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Powell's Cove Park at 133 Place (in Powell's Cove Park)

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Q461 Powell's Cove Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7877, -73.8344 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 22, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/flow13 Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Plant Rescue with the Conservation Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/plant-rescue-with-the-conservation-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/plant-rescue-with-the-conservation-crew Date: June 22, 2013

Join our conservation crew as we plant and clean within Shoelace Park. All tools and supplies provided.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Olinville Playground (in Bronx River Parkway)

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X004 Bronx River Parkway 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.884, -73.867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb2c287562c.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/catch-release-fishing Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: June 22, 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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2013-06-22 2013-06-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Girls Youth Basketball at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/girls-youth-basketball-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/girls-youth-basketball-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 22, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is free for the first week it's open. No membership is required through Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for Girls Youth Basketball, an opportunity for young girls to familiarize themselves with the sport and practice the fundamentals involved with the game. The program will be held in the Gymnasium.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 10:00 am 11:45 am 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0ced3aa530.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Take the Lead: Is Dead Horse Bay Dead or Alive?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/kids-take-the-lead-is-dead-horse-bay-dead-or-alive http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/kids-take-the-lead-is-dead-horse-bay-dead-or-alive Date: June 22, 2013

Experience what it’s like to camp at New York City’s first municipal airport, compost, and strap on waders to see what lives under the waters of Dead Horse Bay.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ecology Village (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5864, -73.8869 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e15099a051.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Explore the Back Woods of Fort Tilden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/explore-the-back-woods-of-fort-tilden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/explore-the-back-woods-of-fort-tilden Date: June 22, 2013

Explore the woods with American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen to search for woodland birds, shade-loving wildflowers and little-known historic fortifications of World War II. (2 miles)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fort Tilden

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2013-06-22 2013-06-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5632, -73.8833 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e258fb308f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/green-team Date: June 22, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/kayaking Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/family-field-day Date: June 22, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bird-walks-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: June 22, 2013

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 718-817-8700

Location: Watson Building (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 40.8624, -73.8805 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/conservatory-garden-tour Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/family-day Date: June 22, 2013

Come enjoy Roger Morris Park along with your family. Play colonial games, make a historic craft project, and enjoy the beginning of summer in our colonial garden! The day will also include docent led tours for adults and families. No advanced registration required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51361dec1e623.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Hike (vigorous)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/fitness-hike-vigorous http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/fitness-hike-vigorous Date: June 22, 2013

Fitness Hikes feature less talking and more walking, for those who don’t mind a vigorous two hour hike.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of Drawing from Still Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/the-art-of-drawing-from-still-life-charcoal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/the-art-of-drawing-from-still-life-charcoal Date: June 22, 2013

Master charcoal, the ancient medium known as “Black Magic” while learning how to create expressive still life drawings. Design principles will be discussed including symmetry, negative space awareness, light and shade, and tonal assessment, along with other elements sure to enhance your compositional and drawing skills.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-chess Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 22, 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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2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-games Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art - Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: June 22, 2013

The Art of Drawing from Still Life: Master charcoal, the ancient medium known as "Black Magic" while learning how to create expressive still life drawings. Design principles will be discussed including symmerty, negative space awareness, light and shade, and tonal assessment, along with other elements sure to enhance your compositional and drawing skills.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/adventures-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/adventures-nyc Date: June 22, 2013

Join NYC Parks and Backpacker Magazine for the 9th annual Adventures NYC, and discover adventure right here in your own backyard! Get ready to hike, bike, climb and paddle as we celebrate NYC Parks and the great outdoors.

For more information and a list of activities, please visit our Adventures NYC page.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: June 22, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Daddy's Children's Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/daddys-childrens-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/daddys-childrens-day Date: June 22, 2013

Join us for a fun day of family activities celebrating Dad! Enjoy crafts, games, storytelling, demonstrations and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 622-2082

Location: Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6899, -73.9467 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/basic-canoeing Date: June 22, 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!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Skill Levels:

  • Basic: Great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.
  • Intermediate: Some experience preferred.
  • Advanced: Experience required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: The Harlem Meer, outside of Lasker Pool (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7972, -73.954 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 22, 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 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Water, Water Everywhere!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere Date: June 22, 2013

Follow Prospect Park Audubon Center staff as they explore the wilds of Prospect Park. Look for the orange tent in the Nethermead.

Schedule:

  • 12 p.m. Introduction to Bird Watching. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. (Saturdays Only).
  • 1 p.m. Animal Encounter
  • 2 p.m. Nature’s Helpers
  • 3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Pond Prowl
  • 4 p.m. Discovery Tour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockstock and Barrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/rockstock-and-barrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/rockstock-and-barrels Date: June 22, 2013

Rockaway rocks with this 7th annual festival including a surf contest and music.

Sponsored by Boarders Surf Shop

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8123 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerFest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/summerfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/summerfest Date: June 22, 2013

Celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer at historic King Manor Museum. Make a colorful windcatcher and other summer crafts, enjoy stories, play historic games, and even make your own ice cream at this fun family event.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519541343d310.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/forest-crew-training-session Date: June 22, 2013

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

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Boot Camp at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/teen-boot-camp-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/teen-boot-camp-at-gertrude-ederle-recreation-center Date: June 22, 2013

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is free for the first week it's open. No membership is required through Saturday, June 22.

Please join us for Teen Boot Camp, a high-energy workout that combines cardio and strength exercises to improve overall fitness. The program will take place in the new Aerobic Studio. All teens are welcome to join.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d0f622ab1.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: June 22, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: June 22, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island USA presents The Mermaid Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/coney-island-usa-presents-the-mermaid-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/coney-island-usa-presents-the-mermaid-parade Date: June 22, 2013

Coney Island’s annual Mermaid Parade is back. Dress up and come out to see the nation’s largest art parade and celebrate ancient mythology and seaside traditions.

For parade route details and other information please visit the link below.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining the River Wild]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/seining-the-river-wild http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/seining-the-river-wild Date: June 22, 2013

Learn about the remarkable creatures of the East River as our scientists use a 20-foot seining net to humanely catch and release these unique critters.

RSVP is required for this event, as space is limited. Click here to RSVP.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan Herban Farm - 2013 Summer Solstice Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-2013-summer-solstice-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/hattie-carthan-herban-farm-2013-summer-solstice-celebration Date: June 22, 2013

June 22nd 2013 the community will gather at Hattie Carthan Herb Farm to usher in the summer and raise funds for our small community farm project. This event will include lots of farming fun for the whole family. We will create and raise a new mural on the farm for Solstice with community artist Kelly Horrighan!

Celebrants are invited to a local food asting featuring foods and herbs grown and prepared by Farmer Yon.

Join Farmer Yon and crew for a day of farm fun as they tend to the chickens, harvest fresh garlic from the fields, offer herbal foot soaks, energy massages, drum circle and more.

The admission cost includes unlimited peak frequency food tastings, herbal smoothies from our bike blender, mural making , a live dj, nature poetry , face painting, harvesting garlic, herbal foot soaks on the farm, no cook summer demos, bbq ,a solstice purification ceremony, and a sacred drum circle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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2013-06-22 2013-06-22 1:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6902, -73.9436 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Activity Table at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg Date: June 22, 2013

While you enjoy a day at QBG, be sure to bring the kids over to the Children's Activity Table sponsored by TD Bank.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-22 2013-06-22 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51840c4a81fe8.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 Date: June 22, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/recycletoart Date: June 22, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 Date: June 22, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Tropfest New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/tropfest-new-york1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/tropfest-new-york1 Date: June 22, 2013

Tropfest, which began in Sydney, Australia, is now the world's largest short film festival with events held in multiple cities throughout the globe. The festival screens finalist films to be judged live by a panel of judges. Last year Tropfest finally came to NYC and it has returned for another summer. The day begins with live music performances. Screenings begins at 8:00pm.

Please register for this event below. Registration is suggested but not required for entry. Space is on a first come, first served basis.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 3:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/family-camping Date: June 22, 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 together. 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 our website below on Wednesday, June 12th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[“Make a Joyful Noise” A Tribute to Mahalia Jackson Featuring: Joshua Nelson, the Prince of Kosher Gospel and special guest Della Reese / Screening: “Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory” In association with ImageNation Cinema Foundation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/make-a-joyful-noise-a-tribute-to-mahalia-jackson-featuring-joshua-nelson-the-prince-of-kosher-gospel-and-special-guest-della-reese-screening-mahalia-jackson-the-power-and-the-glory-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/make-a-joyful-noise-a-tribute-to-mahalia-jackson-featuring-joshua-nelson-the-prince-of-kosher-gospel-and-special-guest-della-reese-screening-mahalia-jackson-the-power-and-the-glory-in-association-with-imagenation-cinema-foundation Date: June 22, 2013

To mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which called for civil and economic rights for African Americans, SummerStage honors the storied legacy of famed Gospel singer and activist Mahalia Jackson with an evening of music and film. Listen to Joshua Nelson, known as “The Prince of Kosher Gospel”, as he pays tribute to Ms. Jackson with his creative reinterpretations of her original catalogue, followed by the screening of “Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory” which gives an intimate look into the life and rise of the famed singer that changed our history one note at a time.

Joshua Nelson, the self-proclaimed “Prince of Kosher Gospel”, has created a music genre that blends together his religion and his heritage. In a New York Times Article, Nelson said “Kosher gospel isn’t an imitation of traditional gospel music, but the marriage of ethnic African music and Christian music.” In his music, Nelson combines the lyrics and meanings of Judaism with the soulful sounds of American Gospel music. For his audiences, whatever their faith or heritage, kosher Gospel has been a revelation. Now in his early thirties, Nelson has performed around the world, for presidents, congregations, major music festivals—and for Oprah, who named him a “Next Big Thing.” In 2008, Nelson released his latest album, Mi Chamocha.

While developing her music skills as a teenager, Della Reese had the opportunity to tour with Mahalia Jackson. From 1969 to 1970, Reese hosted a television talk show while guest starring on many shows into the 1980s, including Sanford and Son, Crazy Like a Fox and Picket Fences. In 1987, she was nominated for a Best Female Soloist in Gospel Music GRAMMY Award. In the late 1990s, Reese landed a starring role on television's Touched By An Angel, alongside Roma Downey and John Dye, while continuing her music career.

Mahalia Jackson's music cut through whatever lay in its wake and shackled itself to your soul. Those who witnessed her singing spoke of being taken to a sacred place, of the sheer power of her voice, of the rapturous, transcendent nature of the experience. Jackson was considered by many to be the world’s greatest Gospel singer and the creator of a musical standard by which all would be judged. “Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory” follows the course of her extraordinary life, from her humble beginnings as a sickly child singing in the churches of New Orleans, through her years in relative obscurity, to her breakthrough and her role as a civil rights activist and her ascendancy to Carnegie Hall and the great stages of Europe. Director Jeff Scheftel gives intimate insight into Jackson’s life with archival footage and interviews with those who knew her best.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516329a9d0c38.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace Date: June 22, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. & Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. Astoria Fine Arts Dance & Fitness Studio will be providing a Belly Dancing class.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7791, -73.9212 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Uptown Festival of New Plays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/uptown-festival-of-new-plays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/uptown-festival-of-new-plays Date: June 22, 2013

Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to once again partner with the People’s Theatre Project on an exciting four-day festival of new plays. Admission to the festival is pay-what-you-can and each performance will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, director and actors.

Play Schedule

June 19th @ 7pm – OUT THERE by Lina Sarrello

Two rafters, two soldiers of the revolution, a flight dispatcher and a pilot try to find answers beyond the horizon

June 20th @ 7pm - MALVADO by Jason Ramirez

A Nuyorican family drama chronicling the generational conflicts present in Latino families in the Bronx of the 1970s.

June 21st @ 7pm – DIRTY BLOOD by Stacy Osei-Kuffour

A racially tense triangle is created, when two Louisiana detectives, one white one black, interrogate a black teacher on the disappearance of one of her students. We find out that nobody is clean.

June 22nd @ 7pm – THE MOSQUITO NET by Kimberly del Busto

A multimedia testimony play examining human rights controversies in contemporary Cuba

June 23rd @ 3pm – SOUTH BRONX v. HOLLYWOOD by Carlos J. Serrano

A South Bronx community discovers there is a thin line between truth and stereotype as a Hollywood company arrives to film Fort Apache: The Bronx.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "The Comedy of Errors"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/22/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-the-comedy-of-errors Date: June 22, 2013

The Comedy of Errors, one of William Shakespeare's earliest plays, is a comical tale about two sets of twins who were separated at birth and now live in neighboring cities . When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, visit Ephesus they are mistaken for Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus, and thus begins the never ending mayhem of mistaken identity.

The event is free but you will need tickets for admittance. Learn how to get them at the link below.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-22 2013-06-22 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 23, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: June 23, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-23 2013-06-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Spend your summer in the Greenbelt: High Rock Camp and Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/spend-your-summer-in-the-greenbelt-high-rock-camp-and-mini-camp Date: June 23, 2013

High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp are taking reservations for their 2013 summer season. For more information on both High Rock Summer Day Camp and Mini Camp follow the links listed below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 9:00 am 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516ab90c11a1c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Days at Owen Dolen Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-admittance-at-owen-dolen-recreation-center Date: June 23, 2013

Every day is FREE at the newly reopened Owen Dolen Recreation Center!

In the month of June, Owen Dolen Recreation Center is completely free for everyone Monday - Saturday. No recreation center membership is required. Check out the facilities!

Featuring: Cardio and strength training, fitness classes, children and teen programs, computer access, arts and culture programs, family fun activities, senior programming.

Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 829-0156

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 9:00 am 40.8394, -73.8436 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/flow13 Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/catch-release-fishing Date: June 23, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: June 23, 2013

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

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai-Chi in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/taichi-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/taichi-in-the-greenbelt Date: June 23, 2013

Join Tai-Chi instructor Raymond Yuen for Tai-Chi sessions overlooking our beautiful and inspiring woodlands. All fitness levels are welcome. Classes are ongoing year-round, but are occasionally cancelled due to holidays, inclement weather, and other events. No class on 5/12, 5/26 and 6/12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: June 23, 2013

Weekend Volunteer Corps are a wonderful opportunity for groups to get their hands dirty with projects throughout the park. Individuals welcome too. All groups must pre-register. Contact Volunteer Corps below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6655, -73.9716 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d445b61a3d.png Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 23, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Gowanus Canal Conservancy Clean & Green Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/gowanus-canal-conservancy-clean-green-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/gowanus-canal-conservancy-clean-green-event Date: June 23, 2013

Join the Gowanus Canal Conservancy for a day of environmental clean-up!

Gowanus Canal Conservancy will host a tree stewardship event and work on tree pruning, removing pavers from tree pits, amending soil with compost and spreading mulch. Please wear closed toed shoes and dress for gardening activities.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -- Please RSVP to volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 541-4378

Location: Salt Lot

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2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.675, -73.9915 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 23, 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.

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Skill Levels:

  • Basic: Great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.
  • Intermediate: Some experience preferred.
  • Advanced: Experience required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B057 Marine Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/saltwater-fishing Date: June 23, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 96th Street and FDR Drive (in East River Esplanade)

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M289 East River Esplanade 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 40.7829, -73.9439 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Clove Lakes Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/historic-new-york-clove-lakes-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/historic-new-york-clove-lakes-park Date: June 23, 2013

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 40.6189, -74.1064 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-chess Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-games Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: June 23, 2013

Practice Chinese Chess outdoors in the park, where it is traditionally played in cities throughout China. Unlock the secrets of Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) at our weekly free clinic in the Bryant Park Games Area, or challenge an international Xiang Qi champion visiting from the United East Athletics Association.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Celebration at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-solstice-celebration-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/summer-solstice-celebration-at-qbg Date: June 23, 2013

Here comes the sun! Queens Botanical Garden invites all to attend our Summer Solstice Celebration, which will be held on Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be a day of workshops and activities and will feature a bird/nature walk, compost demonstrations, a community art project with artist Iandry, and many activities for children, including the TD Bank Activity table, seed plantings, face art and balloon twisting.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: June 23, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: June 23, 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 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Water, Water Everywhere!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/popup-audubon-water-water-everywhere Date: June 23, 2013

Follow Prospect Park Audubon Center staff as they explore the wilds of Prospect Park. Look for the orange tent in the Nethermead.

Schedule:

  • 12 p.m. Introduction to Bird Watching. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. (Saturdays Only).
  • 1 p.m. Animal Encounter
  • 2 p.m. Nature’s Helpers
  • 3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Pond Prowl
  • 4 p.m. Discovery Tour

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Nethermead (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6611, -73.9686 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/puppet-show Date: June 23, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

While most of our programs are family friendly, the programs highlighted here are specifically for young children and families. Whether enjoying a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 378-2061

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/archery Date: June 23, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus and develop patience. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow. Archery is a great way to build upper body strength!

Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: June 23, 2013

The masters are back with tricks up their sleeves and more amazing feats of magic to boot.

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: June 23, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Take the Lead: Migration and Climate Change]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/kids-take-the-lead-migration-and-climate-change http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/kids-take-the-lead-migration-and-climate-change Date: June 23, 2013

Grab a pair of binoculars and scope out all the different birds that stop along the ponds of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and maybe even see Coley, Gateway’s globetrekking osprey.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e29bda93eb.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Scandinavian Music Festival 2013: Musicians of the New York Scandia Symphony]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/scandinavian-music-festival-2013-musicians-of-the-new-york-scandia-symphony http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/scandinavian-music-festival-2013-musicians-of-the-new-york-scandia-symphony Date: June 23, 2013

Musicians of the New York Scandia Symphony

Music by Scandinavian composers Johan Helmich Roman, Rued Langgaard, Lars-Erik Larsson, Jean Sibelius and Poul Ruders. Music Director and Conductor: Dorrit Matson

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Activity Table at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/childrens-activity-table-sponsored-by-td-bank-at-qbg Date: June 23, 2013

While you enjoy a day at QBG, be sure to bring the kids over to the Children's Activity Table sponsored by TD Bank.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51840c4a81fe8.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: June 23, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:

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

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

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

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

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

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

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

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen1 Date: June 23, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Patriotic Sunday Annual Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/patriotic-sunday-annual-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/patriotic-sunday-annual-concert Date: June 23, 2013

The patriotic annual concer is sponsored by the Westerleigh Improvement Society.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs' Laughter in the Park 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 Date: June 23, 2013

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of nine weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday, you can catch two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

Our season opener on June 23rd will feature comics Michael Che, Kevin Avery and Vanessa Hollingshead, among others.

Our shows have been covered by the NYTimes, listed in the NYPost as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to make New York a better place through laughter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 419 5515

Location: Mineral Springs (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b861db27ad2.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen2 Date: June 23, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Femi Kuti & The Positive Force / Sinkane / DJ sets by King Britt in association with Okayafrica]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/femi-kuti-the-positive-force-sinkane-dj-sets-by-king-britt-in-association-with-okayafrica http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/femi-kuti-the-positive-force-sinkane-dj-sets-by-king-britt-in-association-with-okayafrica Date: June 23, 2013

Femi Kuti & The Positive Force have blended Funk, Jazz, and African Folk throughout their 27 year career to create a colorful and distinctive sound in the music world. The records tell their story: After a short spell at Motown, Femi Kuti took on the Afrobeat sound with his first international album in 1998 Shoki Shoki, before rubbing shoulders with the modern urban style of his American peers such as Mos Def and Common on the album, Fight To Win. In 2004 he opened The Shrine, the club where he recorded the live album Africa Shrine. He re-emerged in 2008 with Day by Day and Africa for Africa in 2010, for which he received two GRAMMY nominations. In 2012 he was both inducted into the Headies Hall of Fame (the most prestigious music awards in Nigeria) and was the opening act on the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ European Tour.

Ahmed Gallab, the Sudanese-born multi-instrumentalist and founder of Sinkane, came to the US with his family at age five and then continued to move around until he was 18, when he settled in Columbus, OH. There, he became part of the city’s hardcore Punk scene. Before making a record of his own, Gallab was best known for lending his musical talents to the likes of Yeasayer, Caribou, and Of Montreal. His music reflects the geographic span of his travels. Mars, his debut was released in 2012. NPR said of the record and its use of collaborations: “Each appearance, like each instrument, is deftly placed by Gallab and used by the artist to help realize his vision rather than merely round out his credits sheet. The result is a body of work that sings on many levels, yet remains tethered to one confident voice.”

King Britt is a producer, composer, performer and curator of electronic music. As a producer/composer, Britt fuses his knowledge of music history from many cultures and genres with electronic compositions, which redefine and re-contextualizes the past into the present. Britt has remixed and produced many diverse artists including Miles Davis, Femi Kuti, Angelique Kidjo, King Sunny Ade as well as scoring commercials for Rolex and L’oreal Paris. From cutting his craft as the wax poetic for the GRAMMY Award winning Digable Planets to traveling solo in different cities and countries, Britt is bringing cultures together through his eclectic taste and live improvised dance/experimental sets.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51632a81846a7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/jamaica-bay-sunset-ecology-cruise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/06/23/jamaica-bay-sunset-ecology-cruise Date: June 23, 2013

Enjoy a three-hour narrated cruise aboard the 100-foot boat “Golden Sunshine.” Visit backwater marshes near JFK Airport, and learn about the 13,000-acre Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Includes wine & cheese, fruit, snacks. To register, contact Don Riepe. Limited to 140 people.
Presented by NYC Audubon & Gateway NRA.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 371-8577

Location: Pier 4 (in Sheepshead Bay Piers)

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B393 Sheepshead Bay Piers 2013-06-23 2013-06-23 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5837, -73.9436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519e2e7421263.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:16:31 EDT