NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:13:45 GMT <![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 26, 2015

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

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

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park's Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.76910018920898400, -73.97409820556640000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b40985853e.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/nature-exploration Date: June 26, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 26, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Swedish Puppet Theater Tales of Brier Rabbit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/swedish-puppet-theater-tales-of-brier-rabbit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/swedish-puppet-theater-tales-of-brier-rabbit Date: June 26, 2015

The City Parks Foundation Puppet Mobile's production follows the adventures of Brier Rabbit, who is up to no good. Deceiving and stealing from his fellow animal friends, Brier Rabbit thinks he's much too clever to get caught.

This is a modern adaptation of the well known American folk tale.

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 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/seasonal-crafts Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Singing in the Park: Robert Volpone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/singing-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/singing-in-the-park Date: June 26, 2015

Musician Robert Volpone will be singing in Washington Square Park at Garibaldi Plaza.

Please note that an amplified sound permit of 1.5 hours has been issued for this event.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/astoria-park-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/astoria-park-festival Date: June 26, 2015

Visiting the Astoria Park Carnival is a great time to kick-off your summer plans. It is a four-day summer favorite that's packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment.

There is no admission fee. Just bring your family and friends aand enjoy!

Days and Hours

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 - Noon to 12:00 a.m.

Sunday June 28th, 2015 - Noon to 11:30 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 718-7820

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7766, -73.9237 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55560956a8004.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/training-626-lenox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/training-626-lenox Date: June 26, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: W117th St and Lenox Ave

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2015-06-26 2015-06-26 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.80260270363600000, -73.94901752471900000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/wheelchair-softball Date: June 26, 2015

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: June 26, 2015

Some of the city's most exciting modern dance companies perform their latest works.

Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156e6097ed4.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: Leo Liebeskind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up Date: June 26, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, May-August.

Today's performer, Leo Liebeskind, relies on his rich, textured vocals, poised, precise guitar playing, and imaginative, poetic lyrics to create a blend of soulful blues, folk, country, and rock music, drawing on the likes of Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, the Band, and many other artists for inspiration.

Coming Up:

  • July 31 The War and Treaty / haunting Folk/Americana Duo
  • August 28 Wordsmith / Hip-Hop with a message of purpose

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-26 2015-06-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae9f35b3f5.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 26, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: June 26, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 26, 2015

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 17th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108f3cbff26.JPG Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Presents Dance Away the Night!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/arts-culture-fun-presents-a-night-of-tango http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/arts-culture-fun-presents-a-night-of-tango Date: June 26, 2015

Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango outdoors. Enjoy live music, tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes! Strictly Tango NYC Dance School will bring to you the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling". Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun. It will be a night full of surprises. Don't miss it!

Why Tango? It’s a great way to meet people! Tango is at its core a highly social dance. Whether you’re making new friends in class, or dancing with a new partner for the first time, tango is guaranteed to widen your circle of friends. Tango dancers attend milongas (social dances), held weekly around the city and are a great way to mingle and show off your moves in a friendly environment.

In partnership with Strictly Tango a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue, Manhattan. The school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango with renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; show producer, choreographer, dance researcher, and creator of the “Learn Argentine Tango System.” Visit the Strictly Tango NYC website to learn more.

Please note: This event will be held outdoors and will move indoors in case of rain.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7201, -73.95 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557705fe06e70.JPG Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Bust a Move]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-bust-a-move http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-bust-a-move Date: June 26, 2015

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

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

Lola's taking the party back to 90s pop and vintage hip-hop at tonight's themed roller disco party in the park. Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn: Paris is Burning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/celebrate-brooklyn-paris-is-burning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/celebrate-brooklyn-paris-is-burning Date: June 26, 2015

Paris Is Burning is an intimate and moving portrait of the Harlem drag balls of the 1980s, which were, and are still held between rival “houses” that served at once as intentional families, social groups and performance teams. The film illuminates a world of sustenance and joy that one group of New Yorkers created in the face of racism, poverty, transphobia and homophobia, and won wide acclaim beyond Sundance. It also spurred both controversy and progress, and 24 years later remains a unique and powerful film for all audiences that is still an organizing tool for gay and trans youth; a focus of scholarship on issues of race, class and gender; and a way for young ball participants and queer people to meet their ancestors.

The event will feature an introduction by director Jennie Livingston and by Junior LaBeija and Dr. Sol Williams Pendavis, both of whom are featured in the film. Before the screening, fellow Paris Is Burning cast members Grandfather Hector Xtravaganza and Jose Disla Xtravaganza present The Houses United Ball: Celebrating Brooklyn, which will feature members of the Houses of LaBeija, Ninja, Mizrahi, Khan, Infinity, Milan, Princess and Xtravaganza. Vjuan Allurewill DJ before and during the ball.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.66299819946289000, -73.97660064697266000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Paddington]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/movie-night-paddington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/movie-night-paddington Date: June 26, 2015

Beloved bear Paddington gets the big-screen treatment in this family film adapted from Michael Bond's enduring children's book series. As the story opens, Peruvian bear Paddington (voice of Ben Whishaw) makes his way to the big city, where he quickly gets lost until being taken in by the benevolent Brown family. Meanwhile, as the curious cub settles into his new life of domestic bliss, a scheming museum taxidermist embarks on a personal mission to get him stuffed and mounted. Paraphrase description from Swank website.

Bring a chair or blanket and join us!

Recreational activities begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.73, -73.8851 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886516b5985.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 26, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA Cinema: Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/nyc-parks-arts-culture-fun-moca-cinema-berry-gordys-the-last-dragon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/nyc-parks-arts-culture-fun-moca-cinema-berry-gordys-the-last-dragon Date: June 26, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese is America (MOCA) for a special retro screening of Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon on the Columbus Park Ball Field. Set in New York City, this 80's kung-fu musical comedy tells the story of a martial artist named Leroy Green (A.K.A "Bruce Leroy) who dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee. This film is rated PG-13.

About MOCA: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit www.mocanyc.org to find out more and check out its calendar of upcoming events!

The Columbus Park Ball Field will be open one hour before the film starts. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. Chairs are prohibited on the ball field, patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or towel for seating.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5571ee5f5b371.jpg Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Animated Film - Zarafa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/films-on-the-green-zarafa-by-rmi-bezanon-jeanchristophe-lie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/films-on-the-green-zarafa-by-rmi-bezanon-jeanchristophe-lie Date: June 26, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents the new English-language version of animated movie Zarafa.

Beneath a baobab tree, an old man tells the story of Maki, a young boy who crosses the desert with his giraffe and a Bedouin nomad named Hassan. During the epic journey from Africa to Paris, which takes them through Alexandria and the bustling port of Marseilles, Maki and his companions meet countless exotic characters.

Presented in partnership with the Poitou-Charentes Region and the New York International Children’s Film Festival

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d70f34faa.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Fordham Road Film Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/2015-fordham-road-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/2015-fordham-road-film-festival Date: June 26, 2015

The Fordham Road BID will be screening Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for their first free movie night of the summer!

This event will take place in the newly renovated Bryan Park. Be sure to come early for games, activities, and other promotions from our sponsors. Bring a chair or blanket and all of your friends to relax and celebrate the start of the summer!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 562-2104

Location: Bryan Park

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X005 Bryan Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.8622, -73.8942 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5589bf7763b65.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/coney-island-fireworks Date: June 26, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bird-walks Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f5face9c59.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 27, 2015

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen 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 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-class Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/grownyc-greenmarket Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/summer-sports-experience Date: June 27, 2015

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

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/front-runners-new-york-lgbt-pride-run-5m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/front-runners-new-york-lgbt-pride-run-5m Date: June 27, 2015

This year marks the 34th running of this festive collaboration between NYRR and Front Runners New York, a competitive and social club for LGBT runners, multisport athletes, and their allies. Join more than 5,000 runners and show your pride at this five-mile run in Central Park. Whether you’re a top racer or a novice looking for a healthy run and some good camaraderie, the Pride Run delivers the goods.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: East Drive at 102nd Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7928, -73.955 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f09ab3d6ac3.jpg Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Forest Trail Work & Forest Clean Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bronx-forest-trail-work-forest-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bronx-forest-trail-work-forest-clean-up Date: June 27, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Bronx Park!

Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will drag brush and install seed to close unnecessary trails, and help formalize a single loop trail through the woodland.

Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Great Kills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at-great-kills-park Date: June 27, 2015

This It’s My Park season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan Park as they work to beautify and maintain the Superstorm Sandy Memorial Garden.

Volunteers will help weed and spread woodchips within the garden areas and help clean up garbage and debris throughout the park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sandy Memorial Garden (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5627, -74.099 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 27, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park, just north of the David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. 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.

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

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 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 27, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Planting & Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/tree-planting-community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/tree-planting-community-paddle Date: June 27, 2015

Help re-forest the river banks. There will be a free canoe paddle after this volunteer project.

Gloves and shovels will be provided.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555649233556c.jpg Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge Insect Walk with Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/highbridge-insect-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/highbridge-insect-walk Date: June 27, 2015

The beginning of summer is an exciting time to see wildlife in the park. Mike Feller knows just how to find the most interesting species traveling north for the summer months.

Join this expert naturalist, with over 25 years of experience in NYC Parks, to learn about insects in Highbridge Park and the migrating birds that they attract.

Sponsored by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8423, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555fa388e90c7.jpg Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga1 Date: June 27, 2015

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

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga3 Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga4 Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga5 Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Lavender Blooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-art-project-lavender-blooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-art-project-lavender-blooms Date: June 27, 2015

Engage in a rich array of simple projects as we go to town using the wonderful, softly-scented and calming lavender flower. With cloth and lavender buds we’ll make pillows and sachets, and even small, sweet-smelling Hacky Sacks for extended play.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd4493787.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/tai-chi-chuan Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f8e247f37.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[5K by the Bay Retro Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/5k-by-the-bay-retro-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/5k-by-the-bay-retro-run Date: June 27, 2015

The 5K by the Bay is a fun 3.1 mile course along the beautiful paths, trails, and beachfront at Conference House Park. Come retro; dig out your favorite 70's or 80's jogging outfit out of the back of your closest!

Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557eeb01151ae.png Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/street-skills-ride Date: June 27, 2015

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of 5-8 miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and League-certified cycling instructors.

Re-registration is required at www.bike.nyc.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/mapping-627-w51st http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/mapping-627-w51st Date: June 27, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy. NYC Parks has arranged for an American Sign Language Interpreter to join us at this training event to provide services for volunteers wishing to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Avenue of the Americas and W 51st St, Manhattan NY

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.76047198200000000, -73.97993803020000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program: Summer Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-summer-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-summer-session Date: June 27, 2015

Learn to sail on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s scenic Meadow Lake with the help of The American Small Craft Association (TASCA). This comprehensive program includes two lecture classes on the theoretical aspects of sailing and six on-the-water classes. Participants will learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and understand using the wind (as your engine) to sail the boat.

You may attend either the first lecture on Saturday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or the makeup lecture on Wednesday, June 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The second lecture is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the makeup lecture on Wednesday, July 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will also be asked to take a series of on-the-water classes starting Saturday, June 27. You may choose between evening (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, or a morning class (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) on Saturdays.

Participants will also be asked to complete a successful swim test on a Sunday in July (TBA) or August 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 699-1951

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7358, -73.8385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5566fd7d0a823.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/summer-exhibitions Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

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

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-advanced Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-moves Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 27, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacNeil Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at Date: June 27, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Coastal Preservation Network to help clean up the beach shoreline at MacNeil Park in College Point. Coastal Preservation Network will also offer free kayaking, a clown, live music and a DJ as part of their Family Fun Day at MacNeil Park! The NYPD will bring their 30 feet high climbing wall, a huge hit with children. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up MacNeil Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 612-0235

Location: MacNeil Park Entrance (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7929, -73.8487 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/freshwater-fishing Date: June 27, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

All equipment is provided; first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7498, -73.8076 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5510903c244a5.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 27, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 27, 2015

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. Join a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Drawing Workshop: Chalk and Talk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: June 27, 2015

Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology is a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

Capture the beauty of Conference House Park and draw inspiration from its natural surroundings and environment. Embrace the park's dominant topographical features—the shoreline and forest— through the art of drawing.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction along with the materials to explore and capture the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes to be held outdoors—weather permitting.

All skill levels are welcome. For those interested, a brief overview of Conference House Park's dunes and forests will be given. Ages 10 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments Date: June 27, 2015

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

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6467, -74.0024 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554127d7d57d1.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 27, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On Saturday, June 27, Elizabeth Shepherd will tell the story "The Glass Coffin," by the Brothers Grimm. Mark Horn will tell the Nepali story, "Princess of the Vermillion Path".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: June 27, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 27, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Birdhouse Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/greenthumb-workshop-birdhouse-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/greenthumb-workshop-birdhouse-building Date: June 27, 2015

Interested in building a birdhouse? Come to the Clayton Williams Community Garden and learn how to build a beautiful home for our feathered friends. This workshop is in collaboration with Just Food.

The first 30 attendees will receive materials for building a birdhouse.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.81100082397461000, -73.95099639892578000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fitness Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-fitness-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-fitness-festival Date: June 27, 2015

Come learn about how to keep your family healthy and happy! June is obesity awareness month and we are encouraging everyone to eat well and exercise. We will have cooking demonstrations, fruit salads, Zumba, bootcamp demos, and workshops. There will be workshops on disaster preperation, anit bullying, CPR, and growing plants in your home. For the children there will arts and crafts, games, and races! Giveaways will be offered as suppilies last.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557d999215b50.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summerfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/summerfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/summerfest Date: June 27, 2015

Join NYC Parks for this popular annual event. The Bronx's 4th Annual Summerfest will include music with a DJ, water balloon play, games like hula hoops and double dutch, obstacle courses, face painting, live entertainment, arts and crafts, sports and prizes! Do not miss this incredible family event!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunt's Point Recreation Center

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8155, -73.8891 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557f02de63ff8.jpg Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/summer-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/summer-family-day Date: June 27, 2015

Spend a lovely summer's afternoon playing colonial games, making arts and crafts, and taking a guided tour of Morris-Jumel Mansion— Manhattan's oldest house.

This year, in honor of the currently running exhibition "Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements", we'll workshop batik dyeing processes—the very same techniques Yinka uses to color his florid period costuming.

Summer Family Day is free with museum admission ($10 per adult; children under 12 are free). No registration is 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 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55805c8b241b0.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dog Run Clean-Up at Little Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/dog-run-clean-up-little-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/dog-run-clean-up-little-bay-park Date: June 27, 2015

Please join us for a clean-up and gravel redistribution. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 838-2737

Location: Little Bay Park Dog Run (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7877, -73.7894 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-intermediate Date: June 27, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 27, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockstock and Barrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rockstock-and-barrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rockstock-and-barrels Date: June 27, 2015

Rockaway rocks with this 9th annual surfing and skate contest. There will be vendors and a music festival.

Come on out and enjoy the fun in the sun!

Sponsored by Boarders Surf Shop and St. James Clothing

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8123 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: June 27, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 27, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Catalyst Community Festival in Kaiser Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/cataylst-community-festival-in-kaiser-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/cataylst-community-festival-in-kaiser-park Date: June 27, 2015

The Catalyst program builds excitement around parks and waterfronts, connects parks to community priorities, and sustains local leadership for strong park communities. The program will bring intensive support over the next four years to Coney Island, as well as East Harlem parks in Manhattan, and Faber Park in Staten Island.

Join us as the Catalyst Festival brings music, arts and crafts, face-painting, and many activities offered by Partnerships for Parks and the City Parks Foundation. There will also be the City Parks Foundation Puppet Show "Tales of Brier Rabbit."

Let’s bring the community together for a great cause and celebrate these exciting changes coming to these areas.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 483-8740

Location: Kaiser Park Parkhouse

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5785, -73.9954 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b2a50872c5.JPG Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: June 27, 2015

Enjoy an exotic animal meet and greet with Animal Alley Productions.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Family Picnic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-family-picnic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-family-picnic1 Date: June 27, 2015

You and your family are invited to kick off summer in Central Park!

Bring a picnic for a relaxing summer afternoon filled with family-friendly Central Park activities: play, discover, enjoy, and give back! You can enjoy live music, lawn games, fishing, and park exploration activities for the whole family.

This fun-filled day kicks off at 12:00 p.m. with the Mils Trills Band playing entertaining summertime songs, and a musical storytelling performance by Play Me a Story.

Ongoing activities

Play

  • Borrow a Field Day kit, which includes a variety of balls, bats, Frisbees, and jump ropes to play with on designated play fields.
  • Borrow a fishing pole and go catch-and-release fishing, or join a free Youth Fishing Clinic (limited availability; first-come, first-serve).

Discover

  • Learn how to conduct water quality tests, and explore life on the microscopic level through water samples of the Harlem Meer.
  • Check out a Discovery Kit and go on a scavenger hunt around the Harlem Meer to take a closer look at the aquatic environment.
  • Take a break indoors and check out the exhibit in the Dana Discovery Center. "Ponds, Pipes, and People: Water in Central Park" explains the history of water in Central Park and its role in the landscape.
  • Discover some of the equipment Central Park Conservancy uses to maintain the park in summer, including a tractor and an algae harvester.

Enjoy

  • Picnic on one of the many beautiful lawns cared for by Central Park Conservancy staff and volunteers.
  • Visit the arts and crafts table to paint your own fish using watercolors.

Give Back

Stop inside the Dana Discovery Center and sign out a volunteer badge. Then choose a trash-grabber or a sweeper, and pitch in by helping us pick up litter.

This family-friendly program is free. All ages are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know your coming. This program takes place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or heat index above 95 degrees).

For more information about family-friendly programs in Central Park, please visit the Central Park Conservancy's family programs website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 208-4111

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556fa2492043f.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Carnival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/astoria-park-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/astoria-park-festival Date: June 27, 2015

Visiting the Astoria Park Carnival is a great time to kick-off your summer plans. It is a four-day summer favorite that's packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment.

There is no admission fee. Just bring your family and friends aand enjoy!

Days and Hours

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 - Noon to 12:00 a.m.

Sunday June 28th, 2015 - Noon to 11:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 11:59 pm

Contact phone: (718) 718-7820

Location: Parking Lot (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 11:59 pm 40.7766, -73.9237 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55560956a8004.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 27, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Bug & Butterfly Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bug-butterfly-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bug-butterfly-tour1 Date: June 27, 2015

Explore Queens Botanical Garden on this special tour in search of our favorite critters and beautiful butterflies! Then, create a butterfly feeder to take home.

Advance registration is. required. Please register here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f63ba77fa0.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Public Lecture on the Book "The Block"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-block http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-block Date: June 27, 2015

Take a walk down memory lane with Mr. Phil Coltoff as he talks about his new book, The Block, which covers his early years growing up in the Crotona Park section of the South Bronx.

The author will have extra copies of their books for purchase and signing.

For directions to the event, please call (718) 881- 8900

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881- 8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8773, -73.8795 Tue, 26 May 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/adaptive-sports-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/adaptive-sports-festival Date: June 27, 2015

Visit the Adaptive Sports Festival to see all of the adaptive sports NYC Parks has to offer!

Participants will get to experience an assortment of activities from: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Softball, Wheelchair Tennis, Goalball, Handcycling, Push Rim Racing, Wheelchair Football, Power Soccer, Indoor Wheelchair Soccer, Track and Field, Adaptive Basketball, Adaptive Tennis, Adaptive Volleyball, Sit Volleyball, Wheelchair Racquetball, as well as many other recreational opportunities and events.

Everyone is welcome to come and try the sports, including both able-bodied people and people with disabilities. We will have sports wheelchairs for people who want to use them. Get out and try something new, and have fun!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a171ba966.jpg Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: White Island Birding by Canoe (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rangers-choice-white-island-birding-by-canoe-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rangers-choice-white-island-birding-by-canoe-advanced Date: June 27, 2015

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

This birding by canoe trip will explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by a delicate island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside.

Previous canoeing experience required. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 17th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551090e74be58.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 27, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/training-627 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/training-627 Date: June 27, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username so please have that handy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Court Street and Montague Street, Brooklyn, 11201

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.69371985180000000, -73.99038791660000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 27, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 27, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT