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 01:55:14 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[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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 12:00 pm 40.7733, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Be a Citizen Scientist at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/be-a-citizen-scientist-at-freshkills-park Date: August 3, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Calling all nature lovers! Freshkills Park needs help to do a wildlife count at one of our wetland sites. Want to use your love of nature to help the park thrive? Join us Saturday, August 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Schmul Park and we will journey in to our wetlands for a day of discovery. Feel free to bring along water, binoculars, field guides, friends, and a sense of adventure!

Please email michael.callery@parks.nyc.gov to RSVP and let us know you'll be coming.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Schmul Park

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R045 Schmul Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5899, -74.1877 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f7c28669f28.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 3, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom. Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Learning Garden Workshop: Aerobic and Anaerobic Composting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-aerobic-and-anaerobic-composting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-aerobic-and-anaerobic-composting Date: August 3, 2013

Tired of taking out the smelly trash? Got food scraps? Let's compost! Two kinds of microorganisms consume and decompose organic matter: those that need air (aerobic) and those that do not (anaerobic). Come learn about the benefits of each at this hands-on workshop where each participant will build a worm bin to take home!

Please enjoy this practical workshop at any of three Learning Gardens across the city.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful),Liberty Learning Garden,Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 1:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192; 40.7017, -73.7832; 40.8197, -73.9093 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c318e194b02.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/recycletoart Date: August 3, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: August 3, 2013

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-4999

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad054110f20.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 3, 2013

Spend a summer afternoon under the shade of the trees learning Nine-Man Morris, a board game that dates back to colonial times. You can even make your very own playing board to take home with you. Or you can also challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Columbia Summer Winds Ensemble Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/columbia-summer-winds-ensemble-concert Date: August 3, 2013

Columbia Summer Winds performs the finest in wind band music throughout New York City every summer. The 90-person concert band provides free outdoor concerts in NYC parks, bringing the best band literature to our neighborhoods' backyards. From Sousa marches to orchestral transcriptions and Broadway showtunes to movie soundtracks, the music of Columbia Summer Winds will surely leaving the audience clapping for more.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/crosspark-promenade Date: August 3, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs and lasts 75 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: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[WLIB 6th Annual Gospel Explosion Featuring: Karen Clark Sheard / Donald Lawrence / Erica Campbell / Kierra “Kiki” Sheard / Deitrik Haddon / James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. / Ricky Dillard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wlib-6th-annual-gospel-explosion-featuring-shirley-caesar-ricky-dillard-james-fortune-fiya-donald-lawrence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/wlib-6th-annual-gospel-explosion-featuring-shirley-caesar-ricky-dillard-james-fortune-fiya-donald-lawrence Date: August 3, 2013

Due to medical notice during travel, Pastor Shirley Caesar will not be joining the Gospel program.

Producer, composer and recording artist, Donald Lawrence is one of the most influential figures in modern Gospel music. Having worked with several groups, including the Tri-City Singers, before tackling his solo career, he transformed the group into an internationally acclaimed choir, with hits such as “The Best is Yet to Come” and “The Blessing of Abraham” which topped the Gospel charts. Lawrence’s debut solo album, I Speak Life, earned him a GRAMMY nomination and seven Stellar Gospel Music Awards, including song of the year for “Healed.” After a highly celebrated first album, Lawrence’s success continued with his sophomore album, The Law of Confession Part 1 when it peaked at number two on the Billboard Gospel Album charts. The album highlights the unique gospel sound of Lawrence and his ten-plus member backing ensemble, The Co.

Stellar Award winner James Fortune & F.I.Y.A. set the world ablaze with their breakthrough debut album, You Survived and the lead single of the same name hit #2 on the R&B Gospel singles chart. Fortune amassed worldwide recognition in 2009 with the award winning emotionally charged song, “I Trust You” off of the sophomore release, The Transformation. A dynamic songwriter, producer and arranger, Fortune delivers a timeless message, that has earned him two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards and several Soul Train and Stellar nominations. His 2012 release, Identity debuted at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Gospel and Christian charts and is a powerful collection of soul-stirring songs of encouragement, hope and healing that speaks into the hearts of the religious and agnostic alike.

Ever since Erica Campbell, one half of the of Gospel duo Mary Mary, broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit “Shackles (Praise You),” the chart-topping sister act has never wavered from defying convention to fulfill its mission: sending uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone. An amazing thirteen years later, having earned 3 GRAMMY Awards, 2 American Music Awards, an NAACP Image Award and a BET Award, Erica Campbell has released a solo single, entitled “I Need Just a Little More Jesus.”

Ricky Dillard’s signature choir vocal arrangements and melodies are definitive and timeless. His newest CD, Keep Living, is no exception. Recorded live at Second Ebenezer Church in Detroit, MI, the lead single “God is Great” became an instantaneous classic which continues to rise on the charts, and immediately encourages listeners to clap along. The record, which includes hits such as “I Am Saved” and “He Turned It,” all bring Dillard and his choir on to another level of inspiration, and creates an immediate connection with audiences.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c526c30827.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 3, 2013

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through 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 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Gravesend Cemetery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/historic-new-york-gravesend-cemetery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/historic-new-york-gravesend-cemetery Date: August 3, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Gravesend Cemetery

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2013-08-03 2013-08-03 3:00 pm 40.5952, -73.9735 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/family-camping Date: August 3, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Our of Doors Presents El Gusto and ZviDance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-our-of-doors-presents-el-gusto-and-zvidance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/lincoln-center-our-of-doors-presents-el-gusto-and-zvidance Date: August 3, 2013

ZviDance perform an Israeli debka inspired by the Arab Spring to explore the issuses of identity. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. and learn how to debka. El Gusto is an Algerian group made up of Muslim and Jewish musicians. Once disbanded by the 1962 revolution, they are now back together for a U.S. debut of their chaabi sounds.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 7:00 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra / Banda Magda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/eddie-palmieri-salsa-orchestra-banda-magda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/eddie-palmieri-salsa-orchestra-banda-magda Date: August 3, 2013

Bud Light Latin Music Series

Nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri, the Spanish Harlem-born granddaddy of salsa and Latin jazz piano, “at once the Miles Davis and James Brown of the genre,” (Minneapolis City Pages) returns to Celebrate Brooklyn with an orchestra in tow to ignite the dance floor. “This is music so vital and joyous…a totally celebratory sound, bouncing, shuffling, weaving and grooving along on a beat so mesmeric and soul-wrenchingly right that you want it to go on forever.” (Time Out London) The multi-lingual tropical grooves of the enchanting Banda Magda start the evening off on a sunny note.

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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f8a602e9c.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 3, 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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6901, -73.9465 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/the-wiz Date: August 3, 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.

Sidney Lumet's The Wiz is the film version of the popular Broadway musical that retells the events of L. Frank Baum's classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz through the eyes of a young, African-American teacher.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: 135 Street Lawn (in St. Nicholas Park)

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M077 St. Nicholas Park 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:00 pm 40.8172, -73.9482 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 3, 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 2013-08-03 2013-08-03 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 4, 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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2013-08-04 2013-08-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 4, 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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2013-08-04 2013-08-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/flow13 Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/catch-release-fishing Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: August 4, 2013

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

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 4, 2013

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are needed which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit The Downtown Boathouse website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 4, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Seaview Avenue and East 108th Street (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6391, -73.8815 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 4, 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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2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: August 4, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga by The Yoga for Health Foundation in Bedfordshire, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f969279a474.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project at Wave Hill: Handmade River Rafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/family-art-project-at-wave-hillhandmade-river-rafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/family-art-project-at-wave-hillhandmade-river-rafts Date: August 4, 2013

Collage and sculpt together a mixture of buoyant materials like foam trays, modeling clay, and reeds into an all-natural raft or handmade boat. Keep it as a small sculpture—or see if it floats!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96f81dec1f.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chess Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/food-truck-rally1 Date: August 4, 2013

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-games Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-create Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Insect Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-insect-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/kids-insect-exploration Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 40.8516, -73.8266 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/meditation-at-wave-hill1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/meditation-at-wave-hill1 Date: August 4, 2013

This summer, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple relaxation techniques followed by 20 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and instructor and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Session fee: Member $15/Non-member $23. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96a1525265.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Clearing in the Forest: Islands of Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/clearing-in-the-forest-islands-of-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/clearing-in-the-forest-islands-of-green Date: August 4, 2013

Be transported to a Caribbean Island with the chorus of upbeat and relaxing sounds by Steel Impressions. Learn how the steel drum is not only a musical instrument, but a symbol of environmental innovation too. Free and open to everyone.

Clearing in the Forest: Islands of Green

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e6e5bb932c1.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining the River Wild]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/seining-the-river-wild http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/seining-the-river-wild Date: August 4, 2013

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 4, 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 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/north-woods Date: August 4, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: August 4, 2013

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: August 4, 2013

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

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 4, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom. Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Heritage Sunday: The S(e)oul of Korea]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-heritage-sunday-the-seoul-of-korea http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-heritage-sunday-the-seoul-of-korea Date: August 4, 2013

Celebrate traditional performing arts of Korea with a lineup of breathtaking performances from Ensemble Sinawi, Sounds of Korea, and the New York Korean Traditional Marching Band.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Hearst Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 40.7733, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Fort Totten]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/historic-new-york-fort-totten http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/historic-new-york-fort-totten Date: August 4, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 4, 2013

Spend a summer afternoon under the shade of the trees learning Nine-Man Morris, a board game that dates back to colonial times. You can even make your very own playing board to take home with you. Or you can also challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 4, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:

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

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

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

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

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

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

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

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/freshwater-fishing Date: August 4, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Ladies' Pavilion (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 40.7779, -73.973 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents: Irresistible Latin Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-irresistible-latin-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-irresistible-latin-rhythms Date: August 4, 2013

Willie Rodriguez and his band will perform.

Rain location: Vladeck Hall, Amalgamated Housing at Van Cortlandt Park South & Hillman Avenue

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 4, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Photos: Wave Hill

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f02131b90d1.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 4, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT
<![CDATA[West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/04/west-side-stories Date: August 4, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-04 2013-08-04 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:55:15 EDT