NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:18:20 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit With Reebok]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park Date: June 12, 2014

Get familiar with our new neighbors every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at Reebok’s CrossFit class held on Union Square Park’s South Plaza. Reebok’s CrossFit Union Square program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. Begin your mornings with this 50-minute, heart-pumping class, which will guarantee a great start to your day!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19f30dc34b.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Vida at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida Date: June 12, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park presents Yoga Vida.

Yoga Vida brings their unique philosophy of making "yoga accessible and inclusive - without judgment, pressure or demands" to Washington Square Park.

Bring your own mat and join the fun!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 12, 2014

Walking is an excellent way to stay fit and enjoy the scenes of the city.

For ages 60+; pre-registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Indian Field Comfort Station (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 40.8959, -73.8782 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga3 Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7831dc747.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis2 Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d6e23b6354.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga1 Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78aba2a4c.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-walking Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8966, -73.8786 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d76499ca57.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.8485, -73.8199 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d787974f5b.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/fitness-walk Date: June 12, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretch, Tone and Balance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-stretch-tone-and-balance Date: June 12, 2014

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

Stretch, Tone and Balance is a moderate, heart-pumping workout that strengthens and lengthens muscles and improves imbalance.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: June 12, 2014

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-2031

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 12, 2014

The high school students of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation are proud to present their photography exhibit.

Students learned to use their DSLR cameras in an afterschool program sponsored by the Joy of Giving Something. Advanced students learned to create portraits with professional studio lighting. Other students took photographs throughout their neighborhoods and in Bryant Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/healthy-summer-mornings-dance-workshop Date: June 12, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-tennis Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Roy Wilkins Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6863, -73.7689 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d798f8788b.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga2 Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Cunningham Park at 193rd Street

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7302, -73.7774 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7b33aef25.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis1 Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: W. 207 St. & Seaman Ave. (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.869, -73.9224 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d79c993d9b.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: June 12, 2014

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest.

The program will take place indoors and outdoors for 3-4 year olds and their caregivers. Registration required. Space is limited.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Plein Air Landscape Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/plein-air-landscape-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/plein-air-landscape-drawing Date: June 12, 2014

Join artist Geri Smith to develop artistic direction while building technical and compositional skills in an outdoor setting. Learn how to simplify gardens and landscape into essential shape, tone, texture, and line, creating a personal visual vocabulary of b/w graphite drawings. All levels welcome. Please bring a folding chair. Materials list provided. Six classes. Registration required at info@bpmm.org or (718) 885-1461.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio, Toning, and Stretching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning-and-stretching Date: June 12, 2014

This medium intensity class will boost your energy levels, improve your health, and get your heart pumping.

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. No equipment needed other than supportive sneakers and suitable clothing. We recommend bringing a mat.

Event is subject to change.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5277fbf99dc4d.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime With Karma Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park Date: June 12, 2014

StoryTime comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. Karma Kids invites babies through 6 year olds (and their grownups) to help lift stories off the page as they read and play yoga together! Build literacy skills and healthy bodies in this action-packed class. Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids happens every Thursday morning at 10 AM during Summer in the Square!

Please bring a mat or towel.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19fd582485.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-senior-fitness-yoga Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: John Jay Park

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M045 John Jay Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7692, -73.9495 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d78f2979a4.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-locomotive-lawn-live Date: June 12, 2014

Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:30 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Josh & the Jamtones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/mad-sq-kids-josh-the-jamtones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/mad-sq-kids-josh-the-jamtones Date: June 12, 2014

Josh & the Jamtones are an all-ages interactive dance party band from Boston, Massachusetts. The Jamtones authentic roots/ska/reggae and feel-good pop have become standards in mini-vans and music players around the country. Their new record Bear Hunt was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim and features long-standing singles “Swing Low” and “Snow Day,” which have charted a combined 20 weeks on Sirius XM Radio.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536113e550ab7.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-games Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: June 12, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/conversational-english Date: June 12, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/adaptive-track-and-field Date: June 12, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: June 12, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 12, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/rock-your-seat Date: June 12, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: June 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: June 12, 2014

Featuring the Poets of CavanKerry Press: Teresa Carson, Dawn Potter and January O'Neill

Presented in partnership with CavanKerry Press

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: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: June 12, 2014

Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side seating area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the city’s great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School’s very talented musicians.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/blooming-naturalists Date: June 12, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/nature-on-the-go Date: June 12, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Gallery Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-gallery-art-in-the-park Date: June 12, 2014

Tour the Riverside Park open air gallery to see the 4th year presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project, featuring sculptures by seven accomplished artists.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f561e7ec7b.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/learn-to-draw Date: June 12, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

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 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/animal-encounter Date: June 12, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Spanish Harlem Hop Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams Date: June 12, 2014

Rane in association with Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop presents 2014 tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams.

Come jam along with different DJs each week.

This week: Come enjoy sounds from Bobbito and Wildstyle + Mell Starr.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[English Pronunciation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/english-pronunciation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/english-pronunciation-class Date: June 12, 2014

For English speakers who wish to improve their phonetic skills in English by practicing with a speech pathologist.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/garden-crew1 Date: June 12, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 12, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/little-reds-hood Date: June 12, 2014

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairytale with a modern twist.

Sponsored by City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-235-4100

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 12, 2014

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

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 12, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 12, 2014

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Dry Harbor Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 40.7025, -73.8677 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: June 12, 2014

Get moving this summer with Brick New York’s CrossFit Bootcamp every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Utilizing CrossFit methodology throughout their training, this 45-minute class focuses on wellness and fitness with results in mind, helping you reach new heights in personal fitness. The workouts are tailored for any age and fitness level.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Seven Wonders of Van Cortlandt Park: The Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seven-wonders-of-van-cortlandt-park-the-lake http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/seven-wonders-of-van-cortlandt-park-the-lake Date: June 12, 2014

This family-friendly event includes collecting and identifying aquatic invertebrates and a tour around the lake.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.889, -73.8923 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: June 12, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior.

For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/central-park-circuit Date: June 12, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Free. Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Off 5th Avenue at 97th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7889, -73.9557 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de095036f2.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: June 12, 2014

Run with the popular Paragon Sports Run Club every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. meeting in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. A Paragon run coach will lead the way, along with pacers to keep you on track! All levels are welcome!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents The Music of Ornette Coleman Featuring Denardo Coleman Vibe]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-music-of-ornette-coleman-featuring-denardo-coleman-vibe http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-the-music-of-ornette-coleman-featuring-denardo-coleman-vibe Date: June 12, 2014

The pioneering saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman “expanded the jazz idiom more than anyone except perhaps Louis Armstrong,” (All About Jazz) but his influence reaches far beyond jazz. His son Denardo Coleman, an outstanding drummer who debuted on record with his father at the age of 10, convenes a deep and surprising lineup of special guests for a long-overdue exploration and celebration of Ornette’s music and spirit, with his own band at the core.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: June 12, 2014

Wind down after a long day with a 50-minute Om Factory yoga class every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. on the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Vinyasa, which translates from Sanskrit to “flow” or “move in a special way,” merges movement with the breath. Flowing through sequences of synchronized breathing warms the body, allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and, over time, deeper into their personal practice. The class serves students at any level of experience from the yoga novice to the regular practitioner.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 12, 2014

Shakespeare's magnificent swan-song! Before he left us, he left us one of his most enchanting, mysterious, disarming, and delightful plays of power, passion, provocation and the conflict of magic. Join us for Moose Hall Theatre Company's production of the Tempest al fresco on the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. Bring a blanket and prepare to enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park.

**The photo is of Moose Hall Theatre Company's Production of Henry V, circa 2005 at the Peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/12/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 12, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-12 2014-06-12 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Paramore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/gma-summer-concert-paramore http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/gma-summer-concert-paramore Date: June 13, 2014

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-13 2014-06-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

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

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: June 13, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 13, 2014

The high school students of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation are proud to present their photography exhibit.

Students learned to use their DSLR cameras in an afterschool program sponsored by the Joy of Giving Something. Advanced students learned to create portraits with professional studio lighting. Other students took photographs throughout their neighborhoods and in Bryant Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/english-reading-for-adults Date: June 13, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/sit-aerobics Date: June 13, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-13 2014-06-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-games Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/tai-chi1 Date: June 13, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 13, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/blooming-naturalists Date: June 13, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/house-tours Date: June 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: June 13, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: June 13, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/nature-on-the-go Date: June 13, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/seasonal-crafts Date: June 13, 2014

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 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/animal-encounter Date: June 13, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: June 13, 2014

Participants will learn how to phrase their skills and prior employment history and how to alter it for very specific positions.

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 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 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics1 Date: June 13, 2014

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

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/adapted-aquatics Date: June 13, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: June 13, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: June 13, 2014

Some of the most exciting modern dance companies in the city perform their latest works on stage. Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition. Check the events calendar at www.bryantpark.org for information on each week's program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: June 13, 2014

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

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 13, 2014

Shakespeare's magnificent swan-song! Before he left us, he left us one of his most enchanting, mysterious, disarming, and delightful plays of power, passion, provocation and the conflict of magic. Join us for Moose Hall Theatre Company's production of the Tempest al fresco on the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. Bring a blanket and prepare to enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park.

**The photo is of Moose Hall Theatre Company's Production of Henry V, circa 2005 at the Peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movie in Crocheron Park: "Tangled"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park Date: June 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The long-haired Rapunzel has spent her whole life in a tower but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she sets out to discover the world and who she really is.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/13/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 13, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-13 2014-06-13 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:18:20 EDT