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 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:44:40 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[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: August 2, 2013

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

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-02 2013-08-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/farmers-market-friday Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

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

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 2, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/flow13 Date: August 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe Park Visitor Center Community Visioning Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project Date: August 2, 2013

Help the Poe Park Visitor Center gather people’s knowledge, skills, ideas, and dreams for what they’d like to learn, do, and explore at The Poe Park Visitor Center and how that connects to the larger community. The project features a fun, interactive wall mural where people can share what’s important to them in the community, what’s missing, and even what they can bring to the table to make the community a healthy place to live, work, and play. Learn how you can contribute to new programs, classes, or activities by sharing your ideas and skills.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/catch-release-fishing Date: August 2, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Puppets, Music & Clowns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns Date: August 2, 2013

Dance, sing, laugh and have fun! Great for kids up to age 10.

July 12 - Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, Czech and Slovak Tales with Strings

July 19 - Sing-along with Gina from Compass Arts

July 26 - Oran Etkin and Timbalooloo

August 2 - Sammie & Tudie: The Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 2, 2013

Kids can build their skills with knowledgeable instructors from Metro Beach Sports who will cover the fundamentals of beach volleyball in this series of free, public clinics. Kids can enjoy the sand and sun while developing techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 7-12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/childrens-dance-class Date: August 2, 2013

Inspired by the natural movements of the human body, Isadora Duncan created a style of dance filled with joyful, rhythmical movements. These skipping, running, and leaping, free, lyrical, and expressive upper body movements make it a great activity for children.

Wear comfortable clothes which are appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 4-10. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Morgana Rose is a certified teacher and company member of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company with Artistic Director Lori Belilove.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Broadway & Dongan Place (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae0e78bd4ae.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Together at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/yoga-together-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/yoga-together-at-wave-hill Date: August 2, 2013

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

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x245

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f015e8d05ac.JPG Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mr. Chris' Musical Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/mr-chris-musical-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/mr-chris-musical-experience Date: August 2, 2013

Mr. Chris' Musical Experience is a high energy and highly interactive one man show of music & educational theatre featuring song, dance, hip hop, stories & team building games. Mr. Chris wishes to create in young people a love, passion and an ongoing excitement for learning. Chris Daniels, also known by many children and families as 'Mr. Chris' is the energetic and entertaining host of 'Mr. Chris Musical Experience'. His Musical Experience is a high energy and engaging blend of hip hop music, storytelling, team building games and dance...All with a focus on learning through entertainment. We call it 'Edutainment'.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and East 192nd Street. (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8642, -73.8951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5911a82fc.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham Date: August 2, 2013

Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance. A mix of energetic folk and remixes of familiar children’s songs will have everyone singing along and dancing. Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/kids-junk-orchestra Date: August 2, 2013

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7217, -73.9916 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d5357b39ef.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/a-morning-of-music-with-darlene-graham1 Date: August 2, 2013

Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance. Her energetic folk and remixes of children's songs will have everyone singing along.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 2, 2013

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.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 10:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 2, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-chess Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 2, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 2, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-games Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/kids-create Date: August 2, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brookly Bridge Park playgrounds!

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/tai-chi Date: August 2, 2013

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/bryant-park-piano Date: August 2, 2013

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

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/belvederes-kingdom Date: August 2, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayak Skills Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/kayak-skills-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/kayak-skills-session Date: August 2, 2013

Receive instruction and practice kayak strokes and skills each week. Children over 11 and adults are welcomed to participate in this program. No reservation required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bathhouse Entry Pavilion (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5661, -73.8701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f7e822691.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/blooming-naturalist Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/nature-on-the-go Date: August 2, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 2, 2013

Brush up on your volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 18+

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: August 2, 2013

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

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

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

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

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/family-camping Date: August 2, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 23.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.873, -73.9254 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Seahorse Boogie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/seahorse-boogie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/seahorse-boogie Date: August 2, 2013

Bring the whole family and join us at the Gazebo for a night of dancing and fun.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: South Beach Gazebo (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5896, -74.0655 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 2, 2013

Hip Hop Dance Aerobics is a cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. The class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping on the Pier 1 Promenade.

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Max Gallico & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends Date: August 2, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. Max Gallico & Friends performs on August 2nd and August 23rd.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-08-02 2013-08-02 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Bright Star Maracatu Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-bright-star-maracatu-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-bright-star-maracatu-nation Date: August 2, 2013

A Tale of Two Nations brings maracatu, a traditional Afro-Brazilian dance, to the U.S. with a collaboration between Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilhante (Bright Star Maracatu Nation) and Nation Beat. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles, a Mardi Gras Indian tribe, continue the cultural festivities with their traditional sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 7:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Jamie Lidell / Dan Deacon / The Stepkids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/jamie-lidell-dan-deacon-the-stepkids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/jamie-lidell-dan-deacon-the-stepkids Date: August 2, 2013

The soul-singing, dance music eclecticist Jamie Lidell is “the progenitor of his own completely original genre that no one else has been able to recreate” (KCRW) and “a master-craftsman of genre hybrids packing potent lyrical punches of love." (Stereogum) Can’t argue with that! Co-headlining is the Baltimore absurdist composer and party instigator Dan Deacon, wielding a participatory Smartphone app that turns the crowd into a sound and light show of its own. "If Dan Deacon comes your way, go… It will change your life forever.” (NPR) With the psychedelic soul of The Stepkids.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f56263ffa.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 2, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Park

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Hotel Transylvania]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/hotel-transylvania http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/hotel-transylvania Date: August 2, 2013

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

The film for August 2 is Hotel Transylvania. At the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula's (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world's most famous monsters--Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more--to celebrate his daughter Mavis's 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem--but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 8:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: "A Summer's Tale"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-a-summers-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-a-summers-tale Date: August 2, 2013

A Summer's Tale (Conte D'ete)

By Eric Rohmer, 1996, Romance, G, 1h53, Les Films du Losange
Starring Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurélia Nolin, Aimé Lefèvre

Official Selection of Cannes Film Festival (1996)
Presented in partnership with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn

While Gaspard waits for his girlfriend Léna to join him for the summer holidays in Brittany, he meets Margot, a young waitress. Although he and Margot spend a great deal of time together, Gaspard is introduced to another young woman, the seductive Solène. Gaspard finds himself juggling the two women until Léna suddenly appears.

In French with English subtitles

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks. Initiated in 2008, Films on the Green has become a not-to-be-missed free event amid the vibrant New York City summer cultural offerings. Over the years, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season’s films spanning different themes from environment or musicals to literary adaptations. This year’s festival celebrates love “à la française”.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest #filmsonthegreen

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7298, -73.9607 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: Madagascar 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/river-flicks-for-kids-madagascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/river-flicks-for-kids-madagascar-3 Date: August 2, 2013

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

This time zoo animals Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melmen find themsleves in Europe where they join a traveling circus in another attempt to find a way back home to New York.

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-08-02 2013-08-02 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 2, 2013

A new musical adaption of Shakespeare's screwball comedy. The King and his three friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to scholarship and swear off women. But the oath becomes difficult to keep once they come across four clever girls from their past.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Beach Flix Presents Young Frankenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/02/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix Date: August 2, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Now Showing Young Frankenstein.

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

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 118th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-02 2013-08-02 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5766, -73.8379 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bird-walks Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 3, 2013

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

Bring a mat, large towel or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates at Summer Streets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shape-up-nyc-pilates-at-summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shape-up-nyc-pilates-at-summer-streets Date: August 3, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC at Summer Streets for FREE Pilates demonstrations in Foley Square. Mats will be provided.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-360-3300

Location: Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park)

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M030 Thomas Paine Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7148, -74.0028 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51fbf1ecaf678.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/flow13 Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration with Mike Feller]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nature-exploration-with-mike-felller http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nature-exploration-with-mike-felller Date: August 3, 2013

Come on a morning nature walk through Highbridge Park, an ideal spot to see many species of animals, insects, and birds. Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for an exploration of the flora and fauna along the Highbridge Park sections of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: West 155th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8301, -73.94 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe Park Visitor Center Community Visioning Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project Date: August 3, 2013

Help the Poe Park Visitor Center gather people’s knowledge, skills, ideas, and dreams for what they’d like to learn, do, and explore at The Poe Park Visitor Center and how that connects to the larger community. The project features a fun, interactive wall mural where people can share what’s important to them in the community, what’s missing, and even what they can bring to the table to make the community a healthy place to live, work, and play. Learn how you can contribute to new programs, classes, or activities by sharing your ideas and skills.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Birds, Bugs, Bees Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/birds-bugs-bees-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/birds-bugs-bees-tour Date: August 3, 2013

Learn the secrets of insect-hunting in Brooklyn Bridge Park with Julie Feinstein, author of the Field Guide to Urban Wildlife, and Collection Manager at the American Museum of Natural History. After a short talk, we will take a walk in the park and see what kinds of insects we can find. First we will check to make sure that what we find is an insect and not some other life form. Then we’ll try to tell if it’s a beetle or a bug, fly or bee, moth or butterfly. (We'll stop for any birds and mammals that show up, too.)

The blog UrbanWildlifeGuide.net will post photos of any insects we see during our walks that we can’t identify on the spot or want to know more about. Parents bring cameras, with macro lenses if you have them; there will be photo ops.

This tour requires that you RSVP below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 3, 2013

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.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/catch-release-fishing Date: August 3, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Jerome Slope Volunteer Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/jerome-slope-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/jerome-slope-volunteer Date: August 3, 2013

Join NYRP as we clean up Jerome Slope, just steps away from NYRP's Target Bronx Community Garden in the Highbridge neighborhood.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshkills Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/freshkills-park-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/freshkills-park-tour Date: August 3, 2013

All slots available for this tour have been filled and registration is now closed.

Join us for a tour of Freshkills Park coinciding with the Arsenal Gallery's exhibit Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park. The Freshkills Park team will be joined by the LAGI team for a one-of-a-kind tour offering perspectives of the future of Freshkills Park in the realms of art, energy, and design. This tour is free, but advanced registration is required. The tour is two hours long and will leave from the St. George Ferry Terminal (Shuttle meets at the staircase leading to the ballfield). Reserve your spot now by emailing artsandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: St. George Ferry Terminal

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6436, -74.0734 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Arty Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/arty-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/arty-hours Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: The Lawn (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7479, -74.0048 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142091d83ccc.png Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/kayaking Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Ocean Ave (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6558, -73.9629 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad07b7565e6.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Medicinal Plant Workshop at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/community-medicinal-plant-workshop-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/community-medicinal-plant-workshop-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 3, 2013

What plants do you grow and use for medicine and healing? Participants should come to this workshop with cuttings of plants they use for healing purposes. We will share plant-based remedies as community gardeners do in the Bronx.

This workshop will include a tour of the Wild Medicine Show at NYBG’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. R.S.V.P. required. To register or for more information, call or email.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8626, -73.8783 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/aerobics-class Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill (Beginners)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill-beginners Date: August 3, 2013

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

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x245

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f01c5c9fe23.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Olive Street Community Garden Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/olive-street-community-garden-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/olive-street-community-garden-compost-project Date: August 3, 2013

Come help us build a compost area in our garden while learning and enjoying yourself at our workshop and picnic. The workshop is conducted by Master Commposter Tanya Bley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 388-2233 x128

Location: St. Nicholas-Olive St. Garden

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7133, -73.9391 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: August 3, 2013

Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park’s smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours. The route involves hills and wood chipped trails and lasts 60 minutes.

Tour limit: Due to limited space in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, only the first 20 people to sign in at the beginning of the tour will be able to participate!

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d709670f369.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/conservatory-garden-tour Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-chess Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-games Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art: Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: August 3, 2013

Find Your Zen with a Pen! Does everyday life have you all tied up in knots? Come untangle with "Zentangles". Discover the addictive new meditative art known as "Zentangles". Learn how creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns with pen and ink can help you redirect focus and induce relaxation. A wonderful way to chill while truly express your personal creativity.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/kids-create Date: August 3, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brookly Bridge Park playgrounds!

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 3, 2013

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

Children 8 years old and up are welcome. This is an intermediate program, some experience is preferred.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Meadow Lake SE (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.732, -73.8361 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moey's Music Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moeys-music-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-moeys-music-party Date: August 3, 2013

Kids come see Moey's Music Party.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 3, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents La Casita]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-la-casita http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-la-casita Date: August 3, 2013

La Casita is an annual festival featuring spoken word, music and dance. This year's festival honors the late Sekou Sundiata and his influential art.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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<![CDATA[Plover Appreciation Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/plover-appreciation-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/plover-appreciation-day Date: August 3, 2013

Discover one of New York City's endangered species -- the Piping Plover! There will be games, crafts, and giveaways!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5908, -73.768 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d48314c3d3c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-day Date: August 3, 2013

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, and giveaways, as well as visits from the FDNY, Marines, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Grover Cleveland Park (in Grover Cleveland Playground)

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Q002 Grover Cleveland Playground 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7108, -73.9112 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/forest-crew-training-session Date: August 3, 2013

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

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT
<![CDATA[History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: August 3, 2013

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has been changed to mirror those tastes. The route for this walk involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:44:45 EDT