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 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:10:36 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[Teen Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/teen-rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/teen-rock-your-seat Date: September 12, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Doo Wop in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/arts-culture-fun-doo-wop-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/arts-culture-fun-doo-wop-in-the-park Date: September 12, 2014

Join us for a special night of Doo Wop at the Jackie Robinson Bandshell with performances by The Singers Lounge All-Stars featuring winner James Sturkey with Aida Dyer, Keith Fluitt, Nadine Michel, Stacia Hobdy, Wondress and AtLas. Sounds provided by Harlem’s Finest DJ Mike Doelo.

Step up to the mic to sing and maybe win a prize! (Please arrive @ 5:30 to register) Bring your chairs and blankets for a night of music under the stars.

Hosted by H2C2's Curtis Sherrod.

Event Co-Producer, Hip Hop Culture CEnter (H2C2, LL)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jackie Robinson Park entrance (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8252, -73.9415 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe4cba766ae.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:39 EST
<![CDATA[MOCA Cinema at Columbus Park: Eat Drink Man Woman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/moca-cinema-at-columbus-park-eat-drink-man-woman http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/moca-cinema-at-columbus-park-eat-drink-man-woman Date: September 12, 2014

Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) or film screenings at the Columbus Park Pavilion. Enjoy the open air of the Pavilion in the company of your friends and family while watching great films!

In Eat Drink Man Woman , directed by Ang Lee, a senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members..

To reserve a seat, RSVP: artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov or https//mocanyc.obsres.com/info.aspx?EventID+7

This event is free and open to the public.

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

The Columbus Park Pavilion will be open one hour before the film starts. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 6:45 pm 9:15 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ff672ae9e14.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: Chromeo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bowery-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bowery-presents Date: September 12, 2014

Doors 6PM / Show 7PM

World leaders, powerful CEOs, and assorted other fat cats could learn myriad lessons from Chromeo, but the number one tip that Dave 1 and P-Thugg have is this: Know thyself, know thy vibe, and stay thy course. The rest of the population will catch up. What this means is that Chromeo is really good at being Chromeo. The mission, the package, the vision—it’s been a straight shot of pure intentionality from the jump. These Chromeo dudes? They have the whole being-these-Chromeo-dudes thing totally wired.
And with the benefit of blessed hindsight, we can all see now that Chromeo stuck to it with the natural doggedness of the soulful heirs that they are. Funk a game plan—these guys had a ten-year battle strategy. When they released their first album in 2004, Rick James was still the Antichrist to all but the enlightened. Fast forward to today, and ‘80s funk—which makes up a major part of Chromeo’s DNA—is all over the charts.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d0026b93f94.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[Bat Bonanza Night Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bat-bonanza-night-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/bat-bonanza-night-hike Date: September 12, 2014

Back by popular demand!

Enjoy a leisurely end-of-summer stroll around Willowbrook Park pond in search of our nocturnal mosquito-eater – the bat! Observe the aerial acrobatics of bats and learn a roundup of fascinating facts.

Recommended for ages 8 and up. This program is sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds.

Registration required.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Heckscher Community Garden: Shadow Puppet Show with Midnight Radio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/heckscher-community-garden-shadow-puppet-show-with-midnight-radio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/12/heckscher-community-garden-shadow-puppet-show-with-midnight-radio Date: September 12, 2014

Enjoy a magical evening of shadow, light, and fairytale. Midnight Radio Show invites you to an all ages puppet show in the garden!

For more information and a preview of the show visit http://www.midnightradioshow.org/video.html

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Heckscher Children’s Garden

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2014-09-12 2014-09-12 7:45 pm 9:00 pm 40.7085, -73.9443 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: September 13, 2014

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:39 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Bocce Tournament 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2014 Date: September 13, 2014

Whether you're a bocce enthusiast or a beginner, we welcome you! Join individually or as a group. Bocce is fun and easy to learn. We supply everything, so just come as you are. Adults only, please.

Teams should arrive at 8:00 a.m. Play will start at 9:00 a.m. Winning teams will go on to represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 20, 2014 in Juniper Valley Park, Queens. Make sure you're available to play then as well, since substitutions will not be allowed.

To register, visit bkbocce.eventbrite.com. If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 965-8942 or email Alyson.Chiaramonte@parks.nyc.gov or Manny.Accimeus@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Marine Park Bocce Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6083, -73.9366 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/grownyc-greenmarket Date: September 13, 2014

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost.

Farmers
Artisan Oven Central Bakery Breads and baked goods from Bergen County, New Jersey
Ballard’s Honey Honey from Delaware County, New York
J. Glebocki Farm Vegetables from Orange County, New York
Gonzalez Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty products, and strawberries from Orange County, New York
Goodale Farms Vegetables and dairy from Suffolk County, New York
Haywood’s Fresh Beef, pork, chicken, and eggs from Columbia County, New York
El Poblano Farm Vegetables and specialized Mexican herbs and vegetables from one of the last remaining farms in the city of New York, in Richmond County
Red Jacket Orchard Orchard fruit and juice from Ontario County, New York
XXX Coffee

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e296656791f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 13, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:47 EST
<![CDATA[Bird Walk with NYC Audubon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bird-walk Date: September 13, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free. When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

For more information about the birding program, visit: http://www.vcpark.org/the-park/features/9-birding.html

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/545b9c23a4fbe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:47 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:42 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 13, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 13, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:04 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Park Invasive Removal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/conference-house-park-invasive-removal1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/conference-house-park-invasive-removal1 Date: September 13, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Conference House Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Lead at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street. This project is appropriate for adults, and youth groups, and high school and up. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1463

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.503, -74.2517 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e29824dde6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-body-sculptingadults Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:21 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project: Fall Lawn Care]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-fall-lawn-care http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-compost-project-hosted-by-queens-botanical-garden-fall-lawn-care Date: September 13, 2014

Fall is a critical time for lawn care. Join Queens Botanical Garden’s Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f2574a43c64.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 13, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: September 13, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Frankenthaler Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting Date: September 13, 2014

Put your abstract spin on the nature you see around you. Follow the easy techniques of New York native abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler: “Landscapes were in my arms as I did it.” Using your whole wrist and broad brush strokes, apply paint to create your favorite Wave Hill landscape scene. This event celebrates Target’s sponsorship of the Family Art Project and its commitment to families. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbbe10e11f0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Explore NYC's Natural Side: Forest Park's Trees and Trails]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/explore-nycs-natural-side-forest-parks-trees-and-trails http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/explore-nycs-natural-side-forest-parks-trees-and-trails Date: September 13, 2014

If you are interested in learning about the ecology and rich diversity of NYC parks, please join the Natural Areas Conservancy for this walk in our series, Explore NYC's Natural Side! This event will be held on September 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm at Forest Park, Queens. The Natural Areas Conservancy will take you through both the ecological necessity and social meanings of NYC’s natural areas, all while exploring one of Queens’ many forested trails, surrounding yourself in the towering oak forest. Please be prepared with walking shoes and water if needed.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7014, -73.8415 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe059d81a2b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/green-team Date: September 13, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week! The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

For more information and to rsvp, please click here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:46 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 13, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. 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. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Trail Restoration High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/trail-restoration-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/trail-restoration-high-rock-park Date: September 13, 2014

Volunteers are needed to assist with invasive plant removal. Please meet at the Visitor Studio.

To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up/under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you. If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP. Dress for the weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Trail Restoration: High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/trail-restoration-high-rock-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/trail-restoration-high-rock-park1 Date: September 13, 2014

The Greenbelt is located in the Heart of Staten Island with acres of natural areas and trails. We are looking for people, who want to help keep the Greenbelt beautiful. There's something for everyone!

To volunteer for any of our events you must be age 14 and up or under 14 with an adult. Gloves and tools are provided. Please bring water and a light snack with you.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP. Dress for the weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 x 311

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/volunteer-gardening-at-stuyvesant-square Date: September 13, 2014

Join SPNA's gardening party.

Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park. Learn horticulture, weed, plant, mulch and sweep.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Youth Girls Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/youth-girls-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/youth-girls-basketball-clinic Date: September 13, 2014

Join the newest addition to Central Park Conservancy's basketball programs: a clinic developed just for girls to improve their basketball skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Learn and enhance your game through small group instruction and competitive games in this high-energy, interactive clinic. Designed to help young players of all levels develop both on and out the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play, and sportsmanship. Ages 9 to 14. Free and open to players of all abilities.

Programs 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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541737fc1f4db.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:56 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-moves Date: September 13, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:16 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 13, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-games Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Grow to Learn NYC Workshop: Building Raised Beds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/grow-to-learn-nyc-workshop-building-raised-beds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/grow-to-learn-nyc-workshop-building-raised-beds Date: September 13, 2014

Learn the basics of using power drills and saws, and how to build raised garden beds with Matt and Emma of the Grow to Learn Team.

Grow to Learn registered schools will be able to request soil and lumber after attending this workshop.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: City Hall Garden (in City Hall Park)

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M013 City Hall Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7129, -74.0051 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Free Community Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/free-community-tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/free-community-tai-chi-chuan Date: September 13, 2014

This fall, come out and enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi, a gentle exercise that focuses on deep breath and movements based on images found in nature. Once a season, Wave Hill offers a free drop-in session for the community. This free session is led by Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits. This session will be held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon—but registration recommended, online only. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbcb7c96017.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:39 EST
<![CDATA[Kite Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/kite-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/kite-festival Date: September 13, 2014

Watch your kite soar above the Manhattan skyline!

Kites will be available for purchase or you can bring your own.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:21 EST
<![CDATA[Honey Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/honey-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/honey-festival Date: September 13, 2014

Learn about and taste honey from NYC and beyond with kids activities, beekeeping demos, a marketplace of bee-related products and much more. Fun filled day for the whole family.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Grange and Rockaway Beach Club LLC

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.5827, -73.8176 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:04 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Yoga on the Waterfront]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/saturday-yoga-on-the-waterfront1 Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

No RSVP required.

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 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e298d6d8cea.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA["Old Mott Haven" Historic Neighborhood Stroll]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/old-mott-haven-historic-neighborhood-stroll http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/old-mott-haven-historic-neighborhood-stroll Date: September 13, 2014

Jordan L. Mott bought this portion of the Bronx in 1841 and transformed it into an industrial community where innovations such as the coal-burning stove first came into existence. Although the area has changed, there remain portions of the old neighborhood such as brownstones and old factories buildings that reflect the Bronx as one of the country’s oldest industrial empires. In celebration of the Bronx County centennial, Bronx County Historical Society educator Angel Hernandez leads this exciting tour through Old Mott Haven with his extensive knowledge of the neighborhood as well as the 1840s Bronx industrial boom. This tour begins at the southeast corner of E. 138th Street and Third Avenue, outside the #6 train station.

Tour cost $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non-members. Please make reservations by contacting The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run for 75 minutes.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: E.138th Street and Third Avenue

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405eb372f21f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/esl-class Date: September 13, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

New students take placement test at 12 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Decorate a Birdhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/decorate-a-birdhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/decorate-a-birdhouse Date: September 13, 2014

Birds of a feather will flock to your brilliantly colored birdhouse.

Learn more about the birds that visit the Greenbelt (and your yard), then decorate a birdhouse that feathered friends would love to visit. It also makes a great gift for the bird lover in your life.

This program is suitable for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Back to School Tie Dye / Face Painting Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/back-to-school-tie-dye-face-painting-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/back-to-school-tie-dye-face-painting-festival Date: September 13, 2014

Join us for a tie dye and face painting festival!

Participants are required to bring their own new and clean items to tie dye.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Frederick Johnson Park (in Frederick Johnson Playground)

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M159 Frederick Johnson Playground 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8248, -73.9355 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[1776 Peace Conference Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/1776-peace-conference-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/1776-peace-conference-celebration Date: September 13, 2014

The Conference House Association invites you to our signature event of the 238th anniverary of the 1776 Peace Conference! Turn back time and see how John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, and Lord Howe attempted to end the Revolutionary War in Tottenville on Staten Island.

There will be children's activities, historic house tours, re-enactments, crafters, colonial dancing, colonial outdoor cooking, live music and so much more!

A fun-filled event for the whole family on the Great Lawn in Conference House Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.5028, -74.2519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53eb87956f24d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:11 EST
<![CDATA[Tree Guard Building Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/tree-guard-building-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/tree-guard-building-workshop Date: September 13, 2014

Tree Guards not only help protect street trees from vehicle damage, soil compaction, and pet waste, they also look fantastic! Learn how to do it yourself and make an inexpensive yet sturdy wood guard that will change the look of your block!

A brief overview of tree care and a hands-on tree guard building workshop will teach interested tree stewards how to build tree guards for their trees.

Hosted by the W. 150th Street Block Association and MillionTreesNYC.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: W. 150th Street and Amsterdam Avenue

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8284, -73.9453 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic Date: September 13, 2014

John Fudala provides skateboarding instruction for beginners and intermediates ages 5-13. Classes focus on creating a strong skateboarding skill foundation to build upon safety, creative fun, teamwork and taking them to the next level: contest preparation.

All enrolled are welcome to compete at the Riverside Skate Jam September 14.

Please note: This class meets in advance of this date on September 11 & 12.

Pre-Registration required and there is limited class space.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534c4d7243ea8.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Dance Fitness for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-dance-fitnessadults Date: September 13, 2014

We'll be combining Latin, international, and popular music with dance moves for an aerobic workout.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:25 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 13, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:09 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair Date: September 13, 2014

This annual harvest celebration honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvest. This year will feature a healthy food demonstration, a domino tournament, gardening workshops, raffle prizes, live music, the annual Harvest Contest, and activities for kids, including face painting, balloon art and double dutch. It’s a celebration for all ages!

  • Garden Workshops: Rustic Raised Bed Building with Bryan Swan from 12:30 – 1:30pm, The Power of Herbs with Sebert Harper from 1:30 – 2:30pm, Canning and Preserving the Harvest with Classie Parker from 2:30 – 3:30pm
  • Live Music and Dance: Music with BondFire Radio featuring Smax Music, LaCresha Berry, Storm Marrero and Stan’s Pepper Steppers Double Dutch Team
  • Kids Games: Balloon Man - Peter Waldman, face painting, hula hoop contest, double dutch, games & raffle prizes
  • Fresh Food: from Little Trini Spot, Whole Foods, Cabot Cheese and Green Gem’s 20th Annual Pig Roast
  • Harvest Competition: Show off your garden bounty to our panel of judges.

GreenThumb will provide bus service for Bronx gardeners/guests on a first-come first-served basis at two locations: Garden of Happiness at 2160 Prospect Ave. in the Bronx, and Little Green/Rock Garden at 422 East 160th St. in the Bronx. Bus pickup is at 9:30 a.m.

Event sponsors: NYC Parks, Just Food, Cypress Hills LDC, Community Board 5, Whole Foods, Cabot Cheese and Green Gems Community Garden.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Green Gems

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6764, -73.8752 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[What's the Buzz About Bees?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/whats-the-buzz-about-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/whats-the-buzz-about-bees Date: September 13, 2014

Celebrate our winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop! Take a tour of Queens Botanical Garden's Bee Garden, learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home.

Registration required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f2609d3e00f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Co-Ed Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/coed-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/coed-basketball-clinic Date: September 13, 2014

It's not just shooting hoops! This high-energy, interactive clinic provides youth with an opportunity to learn and enhance their skills in the game of basketball through small group instruction and competitive games. Designed to help young people develop both on and off the court, these clinics focus on skill development, team play and sportsmanship. Clinics are held every Saturday from April to October at the North Meadow Recreation Center. Ages 9 to 17. Free and open to players of all abilities.

Recreation programs are supported by the Metzger-Price Fund, Inc.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 348-4867

Location: North Meadow Recreation Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7911, -73.9597 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410983625288.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Columbia Waterfront Community Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/columbia-waterfront-community-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/columbia-waterfront-community-garden-walk Date: September 13, 2014

Please join the Columbia Waterfront community gardens for a guided tour that will begin at the Human Compass Garden and will make it's way to each of the other community gardens in the area.

This is a great way to see the neighborhood and to learn more about the folks who take over vacant lots and turn them into flower gardens, meadows, quiet spaces, and urban farms.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 270-1023

Location: Human Compass Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.6849, -74.0025 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/rock-your-seat Date: September 13, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/community-conversations-for-kids-911-national-day-of-service-and-remembrance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/community-conversations-for-kids-911-national-day-of-service-and-remembrance Date: September 13, 2014

Karyn Balan will be guiding the children and their family members through Jeanette Winter’s book, September Roses, followed by a discussion and activity. This event is free for children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f61b7983b19.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Volunteer to Compost in Sherman Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/composting-in-sherman-creek http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/composting-in-sherman-creek Date: September 13, 2014

Help process food scraps collected from the neighboring Inwood Greenmarket and learn about how the Sherman Creek Compost site keeps nutrient–rich compostable materials from ending up in landfills.

Sift finished compost so that it can be used to amend poor soils and help new plantings around New York Restoration Project’s parks and gardens.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:06 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Actions Art Workshop: Knitting From Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/creative-actions-art-workshop-knitting-from-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/creative-actions-art-workshop-knitting-from-wildlife Date: September 13, 2014

Learn how to knit with multiple yarns and colors with artist Ruth Marshall, whose work is included in the fall exhibition in Glyndor Gallery. Inspired by exotic animals endangered by the illegal skin trade, Marshall creates hand-knit pelts representing individual animals. Using animal photographs from Marshall’s own research as inspiration, learn how to design and knit a four-inch swatch. Participants should know how to knit and purl. Bring a friend! Drop-ins accommodated as space permits.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Ecology Building (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8979, -73.9111 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc722096e5.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:08 EST
<![CDATA[Circus Amok at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park Date: September 13, 2014

Since 1989, Circus Amok has brought its funny, queer, caustic, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight-rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, and clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, performance art and improvisational techniques.

Circus Amok invites audiences of all ages to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a celebratory spectacle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3b4b650089.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Far Rock Farm Presents Community Resource Fair and Barbeque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/far-rock-farm-presents-community-resource-fair-and-barbeque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/far-rock-farm-presents-community-resource-fair-and-barbeque Date: September 13, 2014

Hosted by parent organization Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, this inaugural family event will bring together at least a dozen community businesses and organizations. Admission is free and open to the public and will provide on-site employment screenings, food stamp enrollment, healthcare enrollment, affordable housing referrals, nutrition and health education workshops and more to distressed families residing in Far Rockaway, Queens. The community resource fair will kick off with opening remarks from State Senator James Sanders Jr. and Councilmember Donovan Richards. The fair will also feature performances from local artists, fun activities for children and locally grown produce straight from Far Rock Farm a high yielding, four season, youth-run urban farm and educational center located at 385 Beach 45th street at Beach Channel Drive. The farm's youth leaders will be present to demonstrate healthy meal preparation and talk about urban farming.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 773-3551 x115

Location: Thriftway Shopping Center

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6048, -73.7541 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Westerleigh Park 125th Birthday Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/westerleigh-park-125th-birthday-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/westerleigh-park-125th-birthday-party Date: September 13, 2014

Join us in celebrating Westerleigh Park's 125th Birthday Party. Patrick and Friends will be here to have a concert for the children.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:48 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/house-tours Date: September 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Imagination Photo Shoot For Kids With Artist Sandra Ayala]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/imagination-photo-shoot-sandra-ayala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/imagination-photo-shoot-sandra-ayala Date: September 13, 2014

Participants will create and develop a story from their imagination. Children will select costumes and serve as model for their own story and photo shoot with the artist. Children will keep the photos of their shoot.

For children ages 7-16 years of age. Preregistration required. Limited to 8-10 children.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:09 EST
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Fall Sessions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/hsbc-childrens-garden-fall-sessions Date: September 13, 2014

Autumn leaves mean it’s time for fall fun. Young gardeners in weekend sessions plant cool-season vegetables, explore Queens Botanical Garden's Herb Garden and Bee Garden, and cook with just-harvested produce. Ages 5 through 12 (children must be 5 years old by 10/1/2014).

Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden for more information and to register.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f25814efcec.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Grow To Learn NYC Workshop: Harvesting and Planting for the Fall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/grow-to-learn-nyc-workshop-harvesting-and-planting-for-the-fall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/grow-to-learn-nyc-workshop-harvesting-and-planting-for-the-fall Date: September 13, 2014

Want to plant in your school garden but think it's too late? It's not!

Come learn about crops that can be planted in the fall for a quick harvest and for early growth in the coming spring. Get a chance to work in our demonstration garden located adjacent to City Hall.

Registered school gardens will be able to receive seeds and garlic for fall planting.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: City Hall Garden (in City Hall Park)

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M013 City Hall Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7129, -74.0051 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/gallery-tour Date: September 13, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f1ea3790c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: September 13, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown Date: September 13, 2014

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america Date: September 13, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 13, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party Date: September 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join hundreds of revelers of all-ages at the 10th year celebration of the GlobeSonic on the Hudson, an open-air summer dance party with the GlobeSonic Sound System DJs and drummers.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f59d060a24.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:55 EST
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 13, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america1 Date: September 13, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Dance 'n' Film: Breakin']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dance-n-film-breakin-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dance-n-film-breakin-pg Date: September 13, 2014

Enjoy a fun dance workshop and a dance-themed movie night. All are welcome!

The dance workshop LAWN takes place from 4:00-6:30 p.m. No dance experience is necessary. Join professional dancers Shannon Hummel and the Cora Dance company to express through dance the pleasure we experience in NYC’s outdoor spaces.

Breakin' will begin at sunset (approximately 7:30 p.m.). Light refreshments will be available starting at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 4:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540736927361e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Circus Amok at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park1 Date: September 13, 2014

Since 1989, Circus Amok has brought its funny, queer, caustic, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight-rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, performance art and improvisational techniques.

Circus Amok invites audiences of all ages to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a celebratory spectacle.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3b5dc27a68.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown1 Date: September 13, 2014

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness Date: September 13, 2014

Hot Hula Fitness provides a total body workout in 60 minutes as it isolates larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hot Hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9912 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring Manhattan’s Forest: Inwood Hill Park's Past, Present and Future, A Site of Social and Ecological Meaning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/exploring-manhattans-forest-inwood-hill-parks-past-present-and-future-a-site-of-social-and-ecological-meaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/exploring-manhattans-forest-inwood-hill-parks-past-present-and-future-a-site-of-social-and-ecological-meaning Date: September 13, 2014

“Discover the natural side of the concrete jungle!” Learn about the ecology and rich diversity of NYC parks. Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a walk in the series, Exploring NYC's Natural Side!

Natural Areas Conservancy will walk you through the ecological importance and social meaning of NYC’s natural areas through the historic lens of Manhattan's remnant forest. Ecologists and social scientist-partners from United States Forest Service will highlight findings from the recent assessments conducted in Inwood Hill Park. The event will feature Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. Eric Sanderson, author and director of the Mannahatta and Welikia Projects. Dr. Sanderson will discuss the Inwood Hill Park of 400 years ago as reconstructed through his ground-breaking work. Learn how the past informs the current state of the park and relates to future planning for protection and restoration.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe087f31dde.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-camping Date: September 13, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 6:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bayside Historical Lawn Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bayside-historical-lawn-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bayside-historical-lawn-concert Date: September 13, 2014

Come dance or rock to the music played by Chicken Head Rocks band.

Bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Heckscher Community Garden: Shadow Puppet Show with Midnight Radio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/heckscher-community-garden-shadow-puppet-show-with-midnight-radio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/heckscher-community-garden-shadow-puppet-show-with-midnight-radio Date: September 13, 2014

Enjoy a magical evening of shadow, light, and fairytale. Midnight Radio Show invites you to an all ages puppet show in the garden!

For more information and a preview of the show: http://www.midnightradioshow.org/video.html

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Heckscher Children’s Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 7:45 pm 9:00 pm 40.7085, -73.9443 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-night-sky Date: September 13, 2014

The wonders of the universe are reay to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze ad explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs are highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-summer-movie-series-frozen-rescheduled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-summer-movie-series-frozen-rescheduled Date: September 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

NYC Parks is showing a free movie at B.108th Street Hockey Rink in Rockaway Beach! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3303

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[TCS New York City Marathon Tune-Up (18M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/tcs-new-york-city-marathon-tuneup-18m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/tcs-new-york-city-marathon-tuneup-18m Date: September 14, 2014

This popular race is held just seven weeks before 47,000+ runners are scheduled to line up at the TCS New York City Marathon start in Fort Wadsworth! The Tune-Up in Central Park provides 18 miles of motivation and camaraderie to carry you through the challenging preparation phase.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 855-5MY-NYRR

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 7:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5363f39867abe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 14, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 14, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/birding-for-families Date: September 14, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Ages 5+. Free, registration not required. Space is limited; arrive early for check in. Members: enjoy pre-registration to secure your spot!

Programs take place every Sunday, September through November (except November 2) rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410aee9b06bf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 14, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. 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. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Frankenthaler Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting Date: September 14, 2014

Put your abstract spin on the nature you see around you. Follow the easy techniques of New York native abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler: “Landscapes were in my arms as I did it.” Using your whole wrist and broad brush strokes, apply paint to create your favorite Wave Hill landscape scene. This event celebrates Target’s sponsorship of the Family Art Project and its commitment to families.

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbbf38df5e7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 14, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Pedal Stop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/pedal-stop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/pedal-stop Date: September 14, 2014

Stop by the free rider assistance and information station from Bike New York where you can get a drink of water and healthy snack, then pick up safety instruction, bike maps and route suggestions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/hatha-yoga Date: September 14, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome.

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd02bd430c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/forest-crew Date: September 14, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST