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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 17:32:36 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[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 26, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre: As You Like It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre Date: July 26, 2014

Director Ritty Mahoney will bring Shakespeare to the Greenbelt under our canopy of trees! Bench seating for these performance and please share a ride as parking is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Pollinators Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/garden-pollinators-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/garden-pollinators-walk Date: July 26, 2014

Flowers attract the attention of both human and animal visitors. Honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies are easily spotted in the garden but solitary bees, beetles and other native pollinators are often overlooked. Museum Educator Jay Holmes of the American Museum of Natural History leads this walk to observe our local pollinators at work. On the way we'll stop by our new "bee condo" in the Flower Garden to see who's taken up residence.

Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b191937c574.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/eating-america Date: July 26, 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

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 26, 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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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew in association with LargeUp and Federation Sound - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer & Federation Sound]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summerstage-chronixx-the-zincfence-redemption-junior-reid-the-rice-and-peas-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summerstage-chronixx-the-zincfence-redemption-junior-reid-the-rice-and-peas-crew1 Date: July 26, 2014

Chronixx was the ‘stage’ name his friends bestowed on him, replacing the name ‘Little Chronicle’ he was given as the ‘junior’ to his father, the artist Chronicle. He was born October 10, 1992 and was named Jamar Rolando McNaughton. His father, a musician, recognized his talents and nurtured him in an environment in which he could grow into whatever area of music he chose. Always accompanying him to the studio, Jamar grew up around the likes of Burro Banton, Norris Man and the legendary Gregory Isaacs. With a big smile and an engaging personality, he confidently set out to make his mark in music, by writing his first song ‘Rice Grain’ by the age of five and going on to be choir director and worship leader at 11. At 14 years, he started producing and ‘building riddims’ for artistes such as Konshens and Munga Honorable and composing riddims such as the ‘Freezer Riddim’ for Icebox Records and voicing artistes such as, Popcaan for Maverick Records. Today, Chronixx credits his versatility and his professional stage presence to the early lessons he received from his father Chronicle, who always shared his own experiences and encouraged his son to go one step beyond with each performance. Chronixx is not disappointing his father, his family or his friends who know that the ‘sky is the limit’ for this young man who sees ‘music as his mission.’

A Kingston, Jamaican native, Delroy "Junior" Reid spent his youth in the city's Waterhouse district, notorious for being one of the most dangerous places in Jamaica. It was there in the politically turbulent late '70s, that he recorded his first-ever single "Speak the Truth" at the age 13, taking his first step towards becoming an internationally known reggae and dancehall artist. Reid joined the first ever Grammy Awards Winning Reggae group, Black Uhuru, as lead singer in 1986 where his work on the album Brutal earned him a Grammy-nomination. However, Junior's interest in producing material for himself, and desire to regain his domestic popularity, drove him into the solo arena and into his own studio where in 1989, "One Blood" saw him re-established at the forefront of the reggae scene. Today, Reid is a frequent collaborator and often sampled artist in today's hip-hop scene, including contributing his voice to Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, as well as working with the Wu-Tang Clan, Guru, The Game, M.I.M.S. and many more.

New York City’s Rice and Peas is a movement whose high energy party environment is home to a loyal following of creative influencers, artists, musicians, dancers and all around beautiful people. Since its inception in 2007, Rice and Peas has been bringing diverse groups of people together in a uniquely curated environment where dancehall and Caribbean culture meet downtown. A who’s who of reggae’s biggest stars like Wayne Wonder, Gyptian and Shaggy have called on Rice and Peas to do their exclusive release parties. Jamaica’s heavyweights Beenie Man, Mr. Vegas, Chronixx (and too many more to mention) have given impromptu performances— even multi-platinum artists like Sean Paul and Damian Marley party at Rice and Peas. Federation Sound’s own Max Glazer, LargeUp founder DJ Gravy, and the silent killer Orijahnal Vibez handle DJ duties while the ladies’ favorite East Flatbush badman, Micro Don, narrates the experience with raw energy, humorous ad-libs and infinite star power.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ec851ad021.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 26, 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: July 26, 2014

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They'll start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/eating-america1 Date: July 26, 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

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/the-amazing-captain-faust1 Date: July 26, 2014

A Coney Island performer in the heart of Queens! Come see his slight-of-hand tricks and amazing illusions that are sure to leave guests in awe.

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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem's Free Indie Rock Showcase: Zerobridge, The Rotaries, and KDH]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/playdiems-indie-rock-showcase http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/playdiems-indie-rock-showcase Date: July 26, 2014

Join Play-diem as we spotlight indie artists in NYC.

Play-diem is a summer long music and art series highlighting different themes and park locations. Each show raises money and/or awareness for featured local charities and community programs.

Performers: Zerobridge, The Rotaries, and KDH. Surprise gues to be announced

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 206-6083

Location: McCarren Park Field House (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7219, -73.9518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c94b007f326.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors Date: July 26, 2014

West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin', can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues!

Come dance from 6-9 p.m. and get a lesson at 7 p.m.!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9609 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/family-camping Date: July 26, 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, July 16.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 652-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-raised-hiphop-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-raised-hiphop-series Date: July 26, 2014

Experience the best of Bronx Hip-Hop in this live performance series curated by Circa 95.

Local artists use dance, spoken word, and music to deliver rhythm and rhymes that reflect a Bronx state of mind. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of each event

Thurs, July 10, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Polarity, The Bronx Boys (dance), Bonafide (poetry), Circa '95 (Hip-Hop)

Sat, July 26, 6:00-8:30PM
Featuring: DJ Enygma, Division X (Hip-Hop), Flaco Navaja (poetry), Circa ’95 (Hip-Hop)

Date and times subject to change. Visit the NYRP Calendar before attending.

Presented in partnership with BAM

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c40341ddd.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 26, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 26, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 26, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: July 26, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X044 St. James Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5b0404017.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx through the Eyes of a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bronx-through-the-eyes-of-a-garden Date: July 26, 2014

Art Jones, a multimedia visual and sound artist, will create an exciting performance using film, video, audio devices.

Recordings of the garden will be mixed with beats and melodies associated with the borough, and played along with a video montage of historical Bronx images, digital animation, and footage of the surrounding neighborhood.

Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series http://on.fb.me/T3lH2g

Additional performances:
SAT, AUG 2, 8:30-10:00PM
Willis Avenue Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1qQN3pP
401 East 143rd Street, Melrose
* Performance follows the Bronx Raised Hip-Hop Series

WED, AUG 6, 9:00PM-10:30PM
Bathgate Community Garden http://on.fb.me/1ztSyz1
1818-1836 Bathgate Avenue, Tremont
* Performance follows the film Bronx Princess

Presented in partnership with The Bronx Museum of the Arts. For more "Arts in the Gardens" events, please visit www.nyrp.org/calendar.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c018d08d387.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 27, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[They Will Surf Again: Adaptive Surfing Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/they-will-surf-again-adaptive-surfing-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/they-will-surf-again-adaptive-surfing-clinic1 Date: July 27, 2014

Wheeling Forward and Life Rolls On have joined with NYC Parks to present an adaptive surfing clinic at Rockaway Beach for adults and children with all forms of disabilities. This will be a thrilling, one-of-a-kind experience for the disability community!

The event also requires the help of volunteers. Swimmers or qualified lifeguards are welcome!

Participants and volunteers, please register at: www.LifeRollsOn.org/nytwsa.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Boardwalk and Beach 67th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 8:00 am 3:00 pm 40.5871, -73.7956 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 27, 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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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer PowWow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow Date: July 27, 2014

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food are available.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday; and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday performances will take place from noon through 5:00 p.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 27, 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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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/beautification-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/beautification-event Date: July 27, 2014

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in our monthly beautification days. Activities include painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395eda3c243d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[City Hall to Brooklyn Bridge Park Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/city-hall-to-brooklyn-bridge-park-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/city-hall-to-brooklyn-bridge-park-hike-moderate Date: July 27, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. You can explore our city's rich history on our hikes. Hiking programs feature intensity levels raning from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous.

This is a moderate level hike. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Registration required. To register, pleser visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 16th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: City Hall Park

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M013 City Hall Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 40.7122, -74.0069 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/hatha-yoga Date: July 27, 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. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather. Meet at Perkins Visitors Center.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8769ba7c91.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fancy Fireflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-art-project-fancy-fireflies Date: July 27, 2014

Explore the exhibition of photographs by Gregory Crewdson in the Glyndor Gallery. Make a tiny, sparkly firefly to hang on a found stick to light your way throughout the day and, using a special dyeing technique, create a dreamy, firefly-filled nightscape. Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b254d11b2.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/forest-crew Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Outdoor Fitness Workout Tips with L-Shaw Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/staten-island-beach-fest-outdoor-fitness-workout-tips-with-lshaw-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/staten-island-beach-fest-outdoor-fitness-workout-tips-with-lshaw-fitness Date: July 27, 2014

Come out to the Midland Beach concert lawn and meet local personal trainer, Logan Shaw, as he provides free tips and workout routines in support of the Staten Island Beach Fest series.

Logan and his workout crew will also join this summer's Beach Fest on Saturday, August 9th on the Promenade Lawn.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Promenade Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.5773, -74.079 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-games Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/smorgasburg Date: July 27, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Birding Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/pelham-bay-birding-canoe-adventure-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/pelham-bay-birding-canoe-adventure-intermediate Date: July 27, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. Explore the Eastchester Bay, Hutchison River Estuary and the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary on the eight-mile paddles.

This is an intermediate level canoe trip. For ages 8 and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, July 17th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 40.8586, -73.8027 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: Paul Zelinsky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/pier-kids-paul-zelinsky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/pier-kids-paul-zelinsky Date: July 27, 2014

The Caldecott winning author and illustrator of Rapunzel, The Wheels on the Bus, and Z is For Moose shares his stories.

Art activities start at noon.

Part of the series Pier Kids.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Fishing and Crabbing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/fishing-and-crabbing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/fishing-and-crabbing Date: July 27, 2014

Catch-and release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most fishing programs are first-come, first-serve. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6385, -74.036 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/meditation Date: July 27, 2014

This spring, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation.

Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors.

All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b194fb1cbc0.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Culinary Kids Farmers Market]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/staten-island-beach-fest-culinary-kids-farmers-market http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/staten-island-beach-fest-culinary-kids-farmers-market Date: July 27, 2014

The Culinary Kids Farmers Market is a proud partner of the Staten Island Beach Fest event series throughout the summer. Come out to the Promenade Lawn and support this local farmers market as they bring fresh and local fruits and vegetables to Midland Beach.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Promenade Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 11:30 am 2:30 pm 40.5773, -74.079 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c986bb323c6.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: July 27, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 27, 2014

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

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) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: EarthCapades]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-performance-festival-earthcapades http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/family-performance-festival-earthcapades Date: July 27, 2014

Watch the amazing tricks and flips of this circus troupe as they teach you about ecological diversity, the inherent right for all species to live in a safe and healthy environment, and how you can be a hero for our planet today. Free!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e374c3524d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: Sandcastle Contest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sandcastle-contest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sandcastle-contest Date: July 27, 2014

Sandcastle Contest has been CANCELLED at the request of the sponsor due to illness.

Build sandcastles at this 20th annual contest with Urban Park Ranger activities and prizes for several age categories. Bring buckets and tools. No experience necessary.

Sponsored by West End Reality

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 117th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5774, -73.837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/docent-tour Date: July 27, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/free-kayaking Date: July 27, 2014

Join us for a 15-minute trial paddle off the shoreline.

Equipment and tips provided. Experienced kayakers will be on the water to help. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b6f6489e04b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/house-tours Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dragonflies Demystified at High Rock Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dragonflies-demystified-at-high-rock-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/dragonflies-demystified-at-high-rock-park Date: July 27, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, dragonflies are not dangerous or scary.

Join dragonfly expert Paul Lederer for a presentation, followed by a hike, to see dragonflies up close and personal and learn their special secrets.

Suitable for ages 6 and up with an adult chaperone. Bring your binoculars!

Registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA["Tycoon Dog" Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tycoon-dog-live-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tycoon-dog-live-performance Date: July 27, 2014

"The band's unforgettable songs, spellbinding improvisations, and breathtaking lights and sound create what we believe will become the classic rock of the future."

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: July 27, 2014

Alakazam! Our ace Magicians return with tricks up their sleeves and feats that razzle-dazzle

Produced in partnership with

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 27, 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 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 27, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 27, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ed98de2ed.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre: As You Like It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre Date: July 27, 2014

Director Ritty Mahoney will bring Shakespeare to the Greenbelt under our canopy of trees! Bench seating for these performance and please share a ride as parking is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/laughter-in-the-park-show-4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/laughter-in-the-park-show-4 Date: July 27, 2014

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday (except for Saturday, August 2), you can catch two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

Our shows have been covered by the NYTimes, listed in the NYPost as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to make New York a better place through laughter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Mineral Springs (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c1d45c9da22.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[A Taste of Italy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/a-taste-of-italy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/a-taste-of-italy Date: July 27, 2014

Come and enjoy the music, food, and culture of Italy to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-italy-tickets-11906399361 to get tickets.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f3ce7bd0b4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 27, 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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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Crossfit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/crossfit Date: July 27, 2014

Ditch the gym equipment and move your body the way it is supposed to be moved with Crossfit!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 2:30 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Rock Steady Crew 37th Anniversary Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summerstage-presents-rock-steady-crew-37th-anniversary-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summerstage-presents-rock-steady-crew-37th-anniversary-concert Date: July 27, 2014

Featuring: M.O.P, Slick Rick, Das EFX, Cormega, Large Professor

Smoothe Da Hustler featuring Trigger Tha Gambler & General DV

Thirstin Howl the 3rd, Chris Rivers, MyVerse and other special surprise guest appearances.

DJs: Red Alert, Jazzy Jay, Tony Touch, JS-1, KaoticBlaze

Hosted by: EOW

The Rock Steady Crew was established in 1977 by Bronx b-boys Jimmy D and Jimmy Lee. When they started this crew in the streets of the Bronx, they had no idea that someday it would take them all around the world. Only the best b-boys were down with Rock Steady. They had rivals in all five boroughs of New York and for every rival there were ten kids who wanted to be down with them. However, getting into the original crew was not easy. To get into Rock Steady you had to battle one of the other b-boys in the crew. It was a competition few people won.

In 1979 when the b-boying hype was beginning to die down, Jimmy D put Crazy Legs and Lenny Len down with Rock Steady just in time to add new life to the art form and take it to the next level. This was at a time when Crazy Legs moved to Manhattan. Going back to the Bronx every weekend became too difficult for Crazy Legs pockets. He then started to explore the Hip Hop scene in Manhattan more often. This meant losing touch with other members of Rock Steady. Crazy Legs would spend most of his time developing his craft in tenement building hallways and battling b-boys that he would come across and eventually hanging out with the ones that he felt had an original style. Read More

Born to Jamaican parents in South Wimbledon, London, on January 14, 1965, Slick Rick, born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, who has always been considered ahead of his time, is the most successful British-American rapper in music history. Brilliant word play, the effort-less ability to bring life to the stories he rhymed about, dead on pop-culture references and hilarious one-liners make him the wittiest rapper of all time.

He immigrated with his family to the Bronx in the mid 1970s and attended the La Guardia High School of Music & Art, where he became friends with future rapper Dana Dane. Rick began to gravitate towards the makeshift music of the streets. The two formed the Kangol Crew, and began performing in hip-hop battles around the city. At one 1984 battle in the Bronx, Rick met Doug E. Fresh, and began playing with his Get Fresh Crew. In the summer of 1985, the duo released their historic singles, “The Show and La Di Da Di.” Fresh’s beatbox and Rick’s smooth lyrical delivery turned rap music on its head and MC Ricky D. — as Rick was known then — leaped to a solo contract two years later, after being hounded by Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen. Rick became the 3rd artist signed to Def Jam Records, the biggest label in hip-hop at the time. Before long, Rick would establish himself as one of the architects of hip-hop.

M.O.P., short for Mash Out Posse, is an American hip hop duo. The duo, composed of rappers Billy Danze and Lil' Fame, is known for their aggressive lyrical delivery style.[1][2] Although they maintain a strong underground following, they are mainly known for the song "Ante Up," released on 2000's Warriorz, and with which they have had mainstream success.[1][2] The group has frequently collaborated with DJ Premier. Fame sometimes produces under the moniker Fizzy Womack, and has produced a significant number of tracks on all M.O.P. releases since 1996's Firing Squad, as well as work for other artists including Big Noyd, Kool G Rap, Teflon and Wu-Tang Clan.

Consisting of Skoob and Krazy Drayzy, Das EFX has been around the music game for a long time. The duo gained critical and commercial fame with the release of their landmark debut album, Dead Serious, which highlighted their unusual rapping style which they nicknamed "sewage". Dead Serious went platinum and its lead single, "They Want EFX," reached the top ten on Billboard Magazine’s R&B chart, the top 40 on its Hot 100 Singles chart and #1 on its Hot Rap Tracks chart. Das EFX returned in 1998 with the album Generation EFX and followed up in 2003 with the album How We Do. The duo is currently working on a new album.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351516c357c6.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Ladies Garden Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/ladies-garden-party-hosted-by-the-clayton-williams-community-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/ladies-garden-party-hosted-by-the-clayton-williams-community-garden Date: July 27, 2014

Come enjoy a fun-filled summer garden party at the Clayton Williams Community Garden! It’s time to whip out your favorite sundress and sun hat because we are ready to beat the summer heat in style. Celebrate women as we enjoy complimentary refreshments (iced teas, lemonades, spritzers), and music, all in a beautiful outdoor garden setting.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.811, -73.951 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/zumba Date: July 27, 2014

Zumba with the Dodge YMCA fuses Latin and world music with aerobic interval training to sculpt the body and invigorate the soul!

Fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 4:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/sunset-family-festival Date: July 27, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango with Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park Date: July 27, 2014

SPNA will host Argentine tango lessons and dance with Esmeralda among the flowers and around the fountain.

Join the beginner lessons from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

There will be live music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Alicia Svigals and Friends Klezmer Band!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/music-in-the-garden-alicia-svigals-and-friends-klezmer-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/music-in-the-garden-alicia-svigals-and-friends-klezmer-band Date: July 27, 2014

Join an evening with renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, a co-founder and co-leader of the world-famous, Grammy winning band “The Klezmatics”, and widely considered to be the world’s foremost living Klezmer fiddler.

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy on the Oak Allée and feel free to dance to the Eastern European strains of her exuberant music.

Co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings Bank.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 7:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:15 pm 7:45 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 27, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Xross Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness Date: July 27, 2014

This exciting new class is a combination of dance, kickboxing, strength training, and soul line dances.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson River Park Trust

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2014-07-27 2014-07-27 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7421, -74.0082 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - The Defibulators]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-the-defibulators http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-the-defibulators Date: July 27, 2014

Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Enjoy some foot-stomping country with a Rock & Roll attitude.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 27, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-27 2014-07-27 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: July 28, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/early-morning-yoga Date: July 28, 2014

Join Dodge YMCA for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: July 28, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run Date: July 28, 2014

Brooklyn Recreation wants to get you running! Whether you're a beginner or training for long distance races, this free, weekly program taught by a qualified instructor will boost your endurance and get you in shape.

Runners will meet in front of the Sunset Park Recreation Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in leafy Sunset Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

Please RSVP at sunsetgrouprun.eventbrite.com to get started.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 28, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 28, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: July 28, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 28, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: July 28, 2014

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

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 28, 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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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/chair-yoga Date: July 28, 2014

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Arm Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-arm-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-arm-knitting Date: July 28, 2014

Learn to knit a scarf using only your arms, no needles at all! For ages 6 -12. Taught by Caludia Albanese.

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: July 28, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 28, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Haffen Park

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X196 Haffen Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8732, -73.8377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536114a37b60f.jpeg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: July 28, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: NY Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 28, 2014

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.846, -73.941 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f9ba11f3.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Beatz Science]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/summerstage-kids-presents-beatz-science Date: July 28, 2014

Camille Gainer, aka Beatz Science, is a native New Yorker with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She began playing drums and other instruments such as guitar, violin and piano at the age of 11. She then went on to study with master drummer Michael Carvin, who she credits with opening her up to all styles of playing and most notably being aware of the feeling and language of different styles and her sight-reading prowess. Her diligence and perseverance earned her a full scholarship at Brooklyn’s Long Island University, where she got to study with other greats such as Keith Copeland. Camille has gone on to work with such luminous artist as Roy Ayers, Roberta Flack, M.C. Shan Les Nubians, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys, Wayne Brady and countless others.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rochdale

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2014-07-28 2014-07-28 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.672, -73.7744 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e534ac01aa.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-games Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 28, 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 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/monday-movement Date: July 28, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Italian Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-italian-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-italian-language-class Date: July 28, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Italian: May 19th, July 7th, July 28th, August 25th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 28, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 28, 2014

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

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 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: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 28, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/28/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: July 28, 2014

Lively and entertaining commentary on paranoia in film. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Dennis Tafoya.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-28 2014-07-28 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:32:36 EDT