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 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:49:35 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[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-30 2014-06-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/chair-yoga Date: June 30, 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 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 30, 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 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-games Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/monday-movement Date: June 30, 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 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Japanese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-japanese-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-japanese-language-class Date: June 30, 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.

Japanese Classes: May 5th, June 9th, June 30th, July 21, August 18th

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 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 30, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: June 30, 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 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents A Soldier's Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: June 30, 2014

Oscar nominee for Best Picture and Best Screenplay, Norman Jewison’s tense murder mystery is set on a Louisiana military base in the 1940s. Starring Howard Rollins Jr. and Denzel Washington, it’s based on a Pulitzer Prize winning play. (1984) 101 min. (Sony/Columbia) PG Rated

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. The film will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: June 30, 2014

Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Linda for more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 30, 2014

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Counting Crows / Toad the Wet Sprocket / Daniel & The Lion [SOLD OUT]]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/summerstage-presents-counting-crows-toad-the-wet-sprocket-daniel-the-lion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/summerstage-presents-counting-crows-toad-the-wet-sprocket-daniel-the-lion Date: June 30, 2014

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

COUNTING CROWS is one of those bands you follow for the long haul. For those that first heard them opening for Bob Dylan long ago, or subbing for Van Morrison one memorable night at the rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much of the soundtrack of our times comes from the Crows – from their vivid musical landscapes as well as the feverish brilliance of singer/songwriter Adam Duritz. COUNTING CROWS hails from the San Francisco Bay area and consist of Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), and Millard Powers (bass). COUNTING CROWS success dates back to their 1993 debut release August and Everything After and the hit single “Mr. Jones.” The band recently hit #1 with the song “Accidentally In Love,” which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the track. COUNTING CROWS has sold over 20 million records worldwide.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532719077e816.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 30, 2014

Enjoy free ballroom dance lessons!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: June 30, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: June 30, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: June 30, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It Takes Two To Tango And Then Some...]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/it-takes-two-to-tango-and-then-some http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/it-takes-two-to-tango-and-then-some Date: June 30, 2014

Join us for a night of tango, including lively discussions and demonstrations!

Meet Manhattan Borough Commissioner William Castro, who will be introducing the event! Blogger Nancy Green will read essays from her blog "Nancy Learns The Tango.” See images by photographers Caroline Kessler and Ana Luiza Cortez.

There’ll be a mini-milonga to follow with DJ Ana Luiza Cortez!

RSVP by calling (212) 397-3159 or emailing Nathalia.Peralta@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Its My Park Day at Mathews Palmer Park: Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/its-my-park-day-at-mathews-palmer-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/its-my-park-day-at-mathews-palmer-park Date: June 30, 2014

Join local park advocates and community leaders at Mathews Palmer Park. The West 45th Street Block Association helps advance healthy initiatives at NYC Parks. A free yoga program will help participants liberate and calm their mind while they strengthen their body. This event will start a new season of mixed style yoga.

Please RSVP and share any questions via email.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mathews-Palmer Playground (in Matthews - Palmer Playground)

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M154 Matthews - Palmer Playground 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7614, -73.9927 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria LDC 2014 Independence Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-astoria-ldc-2014-independence-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-astoria-ldc-2014-independence-celebration Date: June 30, 2014

CALDC presents its annual Independence Celebration featuring a special musical performance by the Queens Symphony Orchestra followed by a spectacular fireworks display by Grucci.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity Date: June 30, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

In Gravity, a medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

  • June 30th, Gravity
  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 1, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 1, 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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2014-07-01 2014-07-01 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 1, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/fitness-walk Date: July 1, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 1, 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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 1, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 1, 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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: July 1, 2014

Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program will be entering its second season, launching during earth week this April. The goal of Tree Care Tuesdays is to beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.

Tree care sessions involve community volunteers, alongside HII crew cleaning-up, aerating and mulching tree beds and planting bulbs in the tree bed soil all while spending quality time with your community and mother nature.

Human Impacts Institute will provide supplies for tree care. Participants should bring water bottles, sunblock, a hat, and any other personal items. Participants under 18 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

Please note: Tree Care Tuesdays meet on Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., from April 22nd through September 2nd. On April 22, May 20, June 17 and July 15, Tree Care Tuesdays will meet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended for individuals and required for groups. Please register by email with your full name and contact information and specify “Tree Care Tuesday”, the specific date, as well as how many people will be attending in your registration.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Driggs Ave and Monitor Street

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2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7233, -73.9422 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 1, 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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2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: July 1, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Alastair Moock and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/mad-sq-kids-alastair-moock-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/mad-sq-kids-alastair-moock-and-friends Date: July 1, 2014

A longtime member of the Boston folk scene, Alastair Moock turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters in 2006. His latest album, Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids, won Golden Medal Awards from both the Parent’s Choice Foundation and NAPPA, was named a Best Kids’ Album Pick by People Magazine, was voted the #3 Album of the Year by the Fids and Kamily music industry poll, and just received a Grammy nomination in 2014. Moock’s zany sense of humor, his gravely voice, his original style and irresistible warmth and energy make this a must see way for families to celebrate summer this year.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611d6b76d24.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 1, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 1, 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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 1, 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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-games Date: July 1, 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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 1, 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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 1, 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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/adaptive-track-and-field Date: July 1, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 1, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 1, 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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppet Mobile "Little Red's Hood"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/puppet-mobile-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/puppet-mobile-little-reds-hood Date: July 1, 2014

Bring the kids for a free puppet show at Westerleigh Park. It is about a 30 minute show. Come out and enjoy the show.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53556cc07e615.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/abs-work-out Date: July 1, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/rock-your-seat Date: July 1, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 1, 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 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Adaptive Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/adult-adaptive-sports http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/adult-adaptive-sports Date: July 1, 2014

A selection of adaptive sports clinics. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 12:15 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 12:15 pm 2:00 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/meditation-class Date: July 1, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-knitting Date: July 1, 2014

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City.

Yarn and needles are provided. Register by phone, or take a chance and drop by. Capacity is limited by materials available.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: July 1, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 1, 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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2014-07-01 2014-07-01 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: July 1, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 1, 2014

Take a cross-cultural musical journey -- from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from cumbia to jazz, and more -- with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists will play throughout the park at 5:00 p.m., and then at 6:00 p.m. a band with a different infectious, global beat each week performs on the Fountain Terrace. Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 5:00 pm 7:15 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: July 1, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: July 1, 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 Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: July 1, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-01 2014-07-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[TreeLC Workshop in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn Date: July 1, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship and help keep New York City green. Learn how to water, weed, mulch, and cultivate the soil in street tree beds and how you can help make sure young trees thrive!

To register for this Care Captain-led event, please contact Kathy Levine at kathylevine1@gmail.com or (347) 365-9574.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (347) 365-9574

Location: 1408 Ditmas Avenue

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2014-07-01 2014-07-01 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.6366, -73.9641 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/evening-yoga1 Date: July 1, 2014

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series Mary-Jane Lee (soprano), Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano), and Yunpeng Wang (baritone), accompanied by pianist Dan Saunders]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-maryjane-lee-soprano-ginger-costajackson-mezzosoprano-and-yunpeng-wang-baritone-accompanied-by-pianist-dan-saunders http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summerstage-presents-the-metropolitan-opera-summer-recital-series-maryjane-lee-soprano-ginger-costajackson-mezzosoprano-and-yunpeng-wang-baritone-accompanied-by-pianist-dan-saunders Date: July 1, 2014

An enchanting evening of favorite opera arias and duets featuring rising Metropolitan Opera stars.

Mary-Jane Lee (soprano) is in her first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Most recently, she was featured as Parasha in Mavra, as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. She has received awards from the Met’s National Council Auditions, the Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation Vocal Competition, the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and the Dallas Opera Guild Competition.

Ginger Costa-Jackson (mezzo-soprano) is a graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and a Samling Scholar. She made her Met debut in the Opening Night Gala of the 2008–09 season and has since appeared in the Met premiere of Nixon in China, new productions of Thaïs and Manon, and in Cavalleria Rusticana, Lulu, La Fanciulla del West, Carmen, and Francesca da Rimini. Next season, she will appear in Xavier Montsalvatge’s El Gato con Botas with Gotham Chamber Opera in New York and return to the Met as Lola in a new production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

Yunpeng Wang (baritone) is in his first year of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. This past season, he was featured as Fieramosca in Benvenuto Cellini as part of a co-production of the Met and the Juilliard School, conducted by James Levine. He was a first prize–winner in the Alan M. and Joan Taub Ades Vocal Competition at the Manhattan School of Music in 2013 and recently won the Second Place Prize, the Zarzuela Prize, and the Audience Award at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia World Opera Competition.

Dan Saunders is increasingly well known to audiences around the world as an accomplished conductor and pianist. An assistant conductor to James Levine and Seiji Ozawa and a recitalist with many of the world's finest soloists, he served as the associate conductor of the Virginia Opera from 2000 until 2006 and is currently an assistant conductor with the Met. This past season, he served on the music staff for Met productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Der Rosenkavalier, Die Fledermaus, and Arabella.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5350576d2cff7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Beck]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summerstage-presents-beck http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summerstage-presents-beck Date: July 1, 2014

Beck has traveled light years from being pegged as a reluctant generational spokesperson when “Loser” metamorphosed from a rejected demo to a ubiquitous smash. Instead he wound up crystallizing much of the post-modern ruckus of the ‘90s alternative explosion, but in his own unpredictable manner: Beck’s singular career has been one that’s seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past.

Surfacing just as alternative rock went mainstream, no small thanks to his 1994 debut Mellow Gold, Beck quickly confounded expectations with subsequent releases including the lo-fi folk of One Foot in the Grave, delivered on the K imprint. But the album that truly cemented Beck’s place in the pantheon was 1996’s multi-platinum Odelay, that touched upon all of his obsessions, providing a cultural keystone for the decade from the indelible hook of “Devil’s Haircut” to the irresistible call and response of the anthemic “Where It’s At.”

From the world-tripping ballads and atmospherics of 1998′s Mutations and the florescent funk of 1999′s Midnite Vultures through the somber reflections of 2002′s Sea Change, 2005′s platinum tour de force Guero and 2006′s sprawling The Information, no Beck record has ever sounded like its predecessor. In the interim since his last album, 2008′s universally acclaimed Danger Mouse-produced Modern Guilt, Beck has eschewed the typical album/tour/repeat cycle of the music business. Instead, he has expanded his creative palette into such multi-media endeavors as a one-time-only live re-imagination of David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” utilizing 160+ musicians in a 360-degree audiovisual production and Beck Hansen’s Song Reader, released December 2012 by McSweeney’s as 20 songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music, never before released or recorded, complete with full-color original art for each song and a lavishly produced hardcover carrying case.

Beck’s relentless creative tide continued unabated throughout 2013 with three standalone singles released digitally and on 12-inch vinyl (“Defriended,” “I Won’t Be Long,” Gimme”), custom-created performances for Doug Aitken’s recent Station to Station series of transient happenings, a run of live shows–touted by reviewers the world over as among the very best of his career–and special Song Reader events in which Beck and eclectic line-ups brought the book to life in unforgettable evenings staged in only a handful of cities including in San Francisco, London, and most recently Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

And now Beck rolls into 2014 with the promise of not one but two new records. First up, and possibly the single most anticipated release of the new year, is Beck’s 12th album, Morning Phase. Likened by some to a companion piece of sorts to Beck’s 2002 masterpiece Sea Change, Morning Phase features many of the same musicians who played on that record–and who also currently accompany Beck live: Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Jason Falkner. Preceded by the sublime first single “Blue Moon” the stunning “Waking Light” and the recent live debuts of “Morning,” “Unforgiven” and “Wave,” Morning Phase harkens back to the stunning harmonies, classic Californian song craft and staggering emotional impact of that record, while surging forward with infectious optimism.

Ticket Information
General On-Sale: March 14, 2014 at 12 PM EST

Show
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f7a86879f7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 1, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/pilates-fitness-guru Date: July 1, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: July 1, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: The Sandlot]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summer-movie-night-the-sandlot-pg-with-spanish-subtitles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/summer-movie-night-the-sandlot-pg-with-spanish-subtitles Date: July 1, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars. Complimentary hot popcorn will be served.

Movie begins between 8 and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Join us every Tuesday for movie night throughout the summer:

July 1 – The Sandlot (PG, 101 min) – Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park, Harlem River Drive at 10th Ave and Dyckman Street, Northern Manhattan **Movie will be subtitled in Spanish

July 8 – The Princess Bride­ (PG, 98 min) – Target East Harlem Community Garden, 415-417 E. 117th St., East Harlem

July 15 – Despicable Me 2 (PG, 98 min) – Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden, 117-15 / 117-09 165th St. South (Foch Blvd), Jamaica

July 22 – Pete’s Dragon (G, 128 min) – Pembroke Avenue Community Garden, 253-13 Pembroke Ave. (between Pembroke Avenue and Little Neck Parkway), Little Neck

July 29 – Free Willy (PG, 112 min) – Beach 17 at O’Donohue Park, B 17th Street, adjacent to the Rockaway Beach promenade, Far Rockaway

August 5 – Big (PG, 104 min) – Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park, Harlem River Drive at 10th Ave and Dyckman Street, Northern Manhattan **Movie will be subtitled in Spanish

August 12 – Singin’ in the Rain (G, 103 min) – Target East Harlem Community Garden, 415-417 E. 117th St., East Harlem

August 19 – Monsters, Inc. (G, 92 min) – Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden, 117-15 / 117-09 165th St. South (Foch Blvd), Jamaica

August 26 – Little Giants (PG, 107 min) – Pembroke Avenue Community Garden, 253-13 Pembroke Ave. (between Pembroke Avenue and Little Neck Parkway), Little Neck

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2014-07-01 2014-07-01 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a882de86bd3.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/sunrise-tai-chi Date: July 2, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: July 2, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 2, 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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2014-07-02 2014-07-02 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: July 2, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park!

Join us for summer health and fitness with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Classes meet at Garibaldi Plaza, Bring your own mat.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 2, 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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2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/sit-aerobics Date: July 2, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: July 2, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautify Our Bike Lane with BIG!Compost!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/beautify-our-bike-lane-with-bigcompost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/beautify-our-bike-lane-with-bigcompost Date: July 2, 2014

Learn how to keep trees happy and healthy with the NYC Compost Project hosted at Build It Green!NYC!

Help prepare local tree beds along the Vernon Boulevard bike lane in Long Island City for the hot summer months ahead. We'll be weeding, cultivating the soil, and amending tree beds with locally-made compost and mulch to help them thrive in our urban environment.

Please wear sun protection, closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle with you. We will provide water, snacks, gloves, and gardening tools.

RSVP is required; please email compost@bignyc.org to sign up for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 777-0132 x104

Location: 36th Ave at Vernon Boulevard

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2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7619, -73.9426 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f8e814cf0f.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy and Baby Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/mommy-and-baby-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/mommy-and-baby-yoga Date: July 2, 2014

Designed for mothers, fathers or caregivers and babies eight weeks old to crawling, this yoga class brings families together for a gentle exercise session in a beautiful garden setting. Stretch, breathe and bond with your child while meeting other parents Led by certified instructors from Yoga for Bliss. Mats provided.

ON THE GROUNDS

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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1ac427aee7.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/body-sculpting Date: July 2, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppets in the Park: Little Red Riding Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/pupperts-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/pupperts-in-the-park Date: July 2, 2014

Please bring a blanket or low chair and join us for this adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Buz O' Rourke Playground (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.771, -73.7712 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-games Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: July 2, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to improve your cardiovascular health.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Author Talk by Emma Straub]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: July 2, 2014

Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, is back with an irresistible novel titled The Vacationers about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Weave & Collage: A Story by Nancy Benignus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/weave-collage-a-story-by-nancy-benignus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/weave-collage-a-story-by-nancy-benignus Date: July 2, 2014

Use your imagination. Take a real life story or event as inspiration for this five-week series, which will include learning to collage using magazines and photos.

The workshop will also teach a series of weaving techniques using fabric scraps. (All ages).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/recycletoart Date: July 2, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Have fun turning discardee materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Chess Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/chess-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/chess-club Date: July 2, 2014

Chess is a game that requires strategy and improves your critical thinking skills. The club will consider real life events and use chess to help players come up with solutions and viable alternatives.

For ages 5 years-adults. All levels welcome.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/sunset-family-festival Date: July 2, 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 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/zumba Date: July 2, 2014

Join us for aerobic excercise classes that combine Latin and African dance movements.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/02/bryant-park-ping-pong-tournament Date: July 2, 2014

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration online is required. Registration will open one month prior to tournament date. If space allows, then on-site registration will open at 6:00 p.m. Please check-in with attendant when you arrive for the tournament. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20 p.m. We will begin promptly at 6:30p.m.

Tournament dates: May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1
*Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance.

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-02 2014-07-02 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:49:36 EDT