NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:30:48 GMT <![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/arts-culture-fun-dance-away-the-night Date: August 14, 2015

DJ Cocotaso spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more outdoors at Windmuller stage. This event features dance lessons and performances by Piel Canela Dance School, followed by an open dance for all. Don't miss it!

Please note: The event is cancelled in case of rain

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Windmuller Playground (in Lawrence Virgilio Playground)

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Q031 Lawrence Virgilio Playground 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.74750137329101600, -73.91069793701172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b12788233b.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness Date: August 14, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of proper exercise and nutrition. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-14 2015-08-14 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Spelling Bee]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/bryant-park-reading-room-spelling-bee http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/bryant-park-reading-room-spelling-bee Date: August 14, 2015

Register here to compete in the Spelling Bee.

The Spelling Bee will be co-hosted by Olivia Petzy and Kevin Doyle.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press

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: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/hudson-warehouse-presents-titus-andronicus Date: August 14, 2015

The play is set during the latter days of the Roman Empire and tells the fictional story of Titus, a general in the Roman army, who is engaged in a cycle of revenge with Tamora, Queen of the Goths. It is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays. Although it was extremely popular in its day, by the later seventeenth century it had fallen out of favour. In the Victorian era, it was disapproved of primarily because of what was considered to be a distasteful use of graphic violence, but from around the middle of the twentieth century its reputation began to improve.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: August 14, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare at Sunset: Measure for Measure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/shakespeare-at-sunset http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/shakespeare-at-sunset Date: August 14, 2015

Come see this free performance of Measure for Measure by the New York Classical Theatre.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bridge View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70258683453300000, -73.99624776840200000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Town Square's SummerStarz Movies: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-frozen Date: August 14, 2015

Town Square's SummerStarz free family movie nights are back on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront! Bring a picnic blanket, friends, and family. Come early and have an awesome time!

The feature movie on Friday, August 14 is Frozen. Come dressed as your favorite character! Movies start at sunset.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ebc8faf34b.jpg Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 14, 2015

This class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Conference House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/family-camping-at-conference-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/family-camping-at-conference-house-park Date: August 14, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 4.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Conference House Park

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.50279998779297000, -74.25250244140625000 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Ziggy Stardust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-ziggy-stardust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-ziggy-stardust Date: August 14, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

Tonight's theme: David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Film Festival: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/outdoor-film-festival-guardians-of-the-galaxy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/outdoor-film-festival-guardians-of-the-galaxy Date: August 14, 2015

A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure.

From Marvel Studios and director James Gunn. (2014) PG-13

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557af900d0199.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-cymbeline Date: August 14, 2015

In the Shakespearean fairytale Cymbeline, Princess Imogen’s fidelity is put to the royal test when her disapproving father banishes her soul mate. Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Man of Steel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/movies-in-the-parks-man-of-steel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/movies-in-the-parks-man-of-steel Date: August 14, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

Man of Steel is story of how an alien new born from Krypton became the Earth's greatest superhero. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 987-0709

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57784271240234400, -74.07818603515625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d8ac8b2e3d.jpg Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies in the Parks: Jaws]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/movies-in-the-parks-jaws1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/movies-in-the-parks-jaws1 Date: August 14, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join NYC Parks for free movies this summer!

There has never been a movie or a phenomenon like JAWS, the terrifying motion picture from the horrific best seller and one of the most popular films of all time. Directed by Steven Spielberg and acclaimed by critics worldwide, JAWS continues to shock moviegoers with its riveting tale of three men who become allied in a life-and-death hunt to destroy a killer embodying nearly three tons of instant white death.

Rated PG

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557205dfb73e0.jpg Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Beach Movie Nights: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/rockaway-beach-movie-nights-guardians-of-the-galaxy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/rockaway-beach-movie-nights-guardians-of-the-galaxy Date: August 14, 2015

Rockaway Civic Association is proud to announce the return of their summer film series Beach Flix.

Enjoy this Marvel story about a team of misfit space heroes who must learn to get along so that they can save the world.

Movies begin at sundown. Bring your blankets or beach chairs

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 73rd Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.58626481523700000, -73.80054044723500000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: La Bamba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/movies-in-the-parks-la-bamba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/movies-in-the-parks-la-bamba Date: August 14, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free movies in our city's parks!

Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called "Donna" that he wrote for his girlfriend (Danielle von Zerneck) whose parents didn't want her to date a Latino boy. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob (Esai Morales), and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw).

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:45 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-965-8935

Location: Sunset Park

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 8:45 pm 10:30 pm 40.64791488647461000, -74.00363922119140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b92cbbd93ac.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/14/coney-island-fireworks Date: August 14, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-08-14 2015-08-14 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 15, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC DOT Summer Streets 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-streets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-streets Date: August 15, 2015

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s streets, presented by the New York City Department of Transportation. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.

Events will be held at and near parks throughout the city. At Foley Square, you can Slide The City on a 270-foot water slide. Please visit the Slide The City page to pre-register. For a complete list of activities, please visit DOT's Summer Streets page.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Foley Square & Paine Park (in Thomas Paine Park),East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M030, M010 Thomas Paine Park, Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 7:00 am 1:00 pm 40.71480178833008000, -74.00279998779297000; 40.77249908447265600, -73.96700286865234000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/women-in-comics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/women-in-comics Date: August 15, 2015

The Women in Comics NYC Collective International is proud to present their second exhibition, 'Women in Comics II' at the Poe Park Visitors Center. The event will showcase artwork from members who reside in the New York City Metro Area. Artwork will be feature by such artists as Alitha E. Martinez, Michele St. Martin, Sara Woolley, Sha-Nee Williams, Rica Takashima, Selena Briggs, and many more! WinC will also host accompanying workshops on Saturdays in August! Join us for what will be a wonderful event that highlights women artists in the comic book industry!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 15, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-sports-experience Date: August 15, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: August 15, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bird-walks Date: August 15, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 15, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 15, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 15, 2015

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-class Date: August 15, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: August 15, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 15, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: August 15, 2015

The Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages
5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2015). Children’s imaginations and knowledge
blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and
cook with the food they’ve grown!

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 6–August 19, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 6–August 19: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 6–July 29: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 3–19: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

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

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Registration for this program is required.

NOTE: Summer Monday/Wednesday lessons and activities are repeated in the Tuesday/Thursday sessions. Please sign up for only one, not both.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 15, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

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

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-1-gunther-am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-1-gunther-am Date: August 15, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gunther Place and Herkimer Street

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67751362710000000, -73.91174554820000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-2-callahan-kelly-playground-am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-2-callahan-kelly-playground-am Date: August 15, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fulton Street and Callahan Kelly Playground

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67821337480000000, -73.90745401380000000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-3-williams-am http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-3-williams-am Date: August 15, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Atlantic and Williams Avenues

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67533297080000000, -73.90058755870000000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 15, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Park entrance (in Roy Wilkins Recreation Center)

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68375414102200000, -73.76973330974600000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/treescount-2015-training-session Date: August 15, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: In front of the "Welcome to Queens Village" sign at Veteran's Plaza

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.71853409445200000, -73.73529911041300000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mount Loretto State Forest: Caring for Young Forests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/mount-loretto-state-forest-caring-for-young-forests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/mount-loretto-state-forest-caring-for-young-forests Date: August 15, 2015

Help NYC Parks care for the young forest at Mount Loretto State Forest! Volunteers will help remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation, which threaten the otherwise healthy forest. Volunteers will also be trained in tree guard installation, weeding, and mulching techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Registration is required for this event. Please register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

Location: Hylan Boulevard and Kenny Road

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.50969870000000000, -74.21808570000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55cb6ec27226c.JPG Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: August 15, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 15, 2015

What was and what might have been.

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.

Arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: It's My Park at The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-the-olde-towne-of-flushing-burial-ground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-the-olde-towne-of-flushing-burial-ground Date: August 15, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Green Earth Urban Garden to clean and care for Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground. Please dress appropriately for painting activities. Please email maureen@greenearthurbangardens.org to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of caring for Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: 165th Street and 46th Avenue (in The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground)

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Q017 The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.75373723816900000, -73.80196298328500000 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 15, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge River Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/highbridge-river-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/highbridge-river-walk Date: August 15, 2015

As summer temperatures soar, the forest slope along the Harlem River is one of the coolest places in Manhattan. We'll search for wildflowers, insects, birds, and some of Manhattan's last remaining freshwater seeps and springs.

Sponsored by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

This event is part of the Season of the High Bridge!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dyckman Sitting Area (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.86119842529297000, -73.92469787597656000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b9170357df2.jpg Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga1 Date: August 15, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga3 Date: August 15, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga4 Date: August 15, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-time-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-time-on-the-terrace Date: August 15, 2015

Enjoy storytime under the trees, complete with fresh air and a gentle breeze. This event is suitable for ages 3 - 6, accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: August 15, 2015

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

Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 6-11. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 22nd. Please note: There is no class on Saturday, August 1st.

Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86339950561523400, -73.93009948730469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-exhibitions Date: August 15, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga5 Date: August 15, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/community-paddle1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/community-paddle1 Date: August 15, 2015

Calling all novice paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River and experience the beauty of estuary! Waterproof gear and footwear recommended.

Registration is not required for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430 4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/kayaking Date: August 15, 2015

Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69935162327900000, -73.99811458587600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e9a699c05.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[B'rook'lyn Chess Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/brooklyn-chess-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/brooklyn-chess-festival Date: August 15, 2015

Learn to play chess, compete, sharpen your skills, meet and play a chess master, and have fun! No need to bring your board. All chess boards will be provided.

Activities include:

  • Scholastic tournaments for grades 1-8
  • USCF Action Tournament for grades 9-Adult
  • Learn to play clinics for all levels
  • Free play area
  • Simul - Play International Grandmaster Giorgi Kacheishvili
  • Play a Master - Play FM Andrey Krasnov and Azeez Alade
  • Blitz Tournament

This event is FREE and open to the public. Pre-register at bkchessfestival.eventbrite.com.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Park Circle (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park)

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B044 Dr. Ronald McNair Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.67081832885742000, -73.96199035644531000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c370e439698.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/treescount-2015-training-session2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/treescount-2015-training-session2 Date: August 15, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Columbia Street and Luquer Street

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67910025380000000, -74.00549411770000000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Devanney Triangle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-devanney-triangle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-devanney-triangle Date: August 15, 2015

Join the Juvenile Justice League and local volunteers to help spruce up Devanney Triangle! We will be raking, sweeping, removing litter, and mulching.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 322-3533

Location: Devanney Triangle

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X129 Devanney Triangle 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.85245870949500000, -73.90442029540000000 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Green Bugs Gathering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/family-art-project-green-bugs-gathering Date: August 15, 2015

Study the similarities and differences between cicadas, katydids, and crickets. Then, use cardboard tubes, fasteners, wooden clothes pins, and green tempera paint to construct bodies and movable parts, like wings and legs. Learn how to make cicada castanets and other buggy sounds and click, chirp or sing in an insect parade.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbc889b17a5.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/green-team Date: August 15, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 15, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ec1aae07fe.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: August 15, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park Date: August 15, 2015

This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide bug spray, sunscreen, gloves, and some refreshments. We look forward to a great day of cleaning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Dyes and Herb Sachets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/diy-mini-hanging-planters http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/diy-mini-hanging-planters Date: August 15, 2015

Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into dyes using natural ingredients such as onion skins and turmeric. Dye your own herb sachet and, once it dries, fill it with a custom blend of herbs. All materials will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

RSVPs appreciated at info@thebattery.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70365524291992000, -74.01675415039062000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-advanced Date: August 15, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/artscraftsgame-day Date: August 15, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: August 15, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-moves Date: August 15, 2015

This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 15, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: August 15, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-kite-flying-festival Date: August 15, 2015

Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children and live music groups will play all day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550087dbdf9a6.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/wave-hill-history-walk Date: August 15, 2015

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean, and Arturo Toscanini.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 529-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbc968637e2.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: August 15, 2015

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/basic-canoeing Date: August 15, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89340209960938000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 15, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Intermediate canoe programs are great for those with some prior experience. Intermediate programs may include canoeing in mild currents and require strong navigational skills. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.59740066528320000, -73.76799774169922000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Entomology Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/entomology-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/entomology-exploration Date: August 15, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Be prepared to get your hands dirty and you explore the park high and low in search of creepy, crawly, insects. This program is great for all ages. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79707717895508000, -73.95149230957031000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Grass Roots Organizing 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/grass-roots-organizing-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/grass-roots-organizing-101 Date: August 15, 2015

This workshop will focus on building community support and engagement to help participants do advocacy and grassroots campaigning on food justice issues that impact their community.

In partnership with Just Food.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: La Finca del Sur

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.81290054321289000, -73.93029785156250000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Container Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/greenthumb-workshop-container-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/greenthumb-workshop-container-gardening Date: August 15, 2015

Making the most out of every inch of available ground is essential for urban gardeners. Window boxes and containers are the perfect solution when you’re short on growing space. Learn the design elements for a good container or window box, soil mixtures that work well, and tips for planting and maintaining containers all year.

Please RSVP online.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Hornaday Community Garden

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.84379959106445000, -73.88500213623047000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: August 15, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On August 15, Megan Hicks will share "The Goblin and the Grocer" by H.C. Andersen and Regina Ress will share the Haitian story "Tippingee".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 15, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 15, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 15, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 15, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/esl-intermediate Date: August 15, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 15, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/craftsmen-days Date: August 15, 2015

Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts. Learn about broom-making, spinning, tinsmithing, woodturning, candle dipping, and more! Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like the hammered dulcimer and fiddle.

Schedule of Craft Demonstrations
Friday, August 14: Spinning, Broom Making, and Candle Dipping
Saturday, August 15: Tinsmithing, Woodturning, and Basket Weaving

While here, tour King Manor and see rarely-displayed crafts from the collection (discounted museum admission: $2 adults, $1 students/seniors, children 16 & under are always free).

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ad17031c8ff.JPG Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields Date: August 15, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields. Orientation starts at noon at Hunts Point Recreation Center to meet the staff, gather tools, and walk to the playground. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Please email cathy.mitchell@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[A Splash from the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/a-splash-from-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/a-splash-from-the-beach Date: August 15, 2015

We are bringing the beach to the park. The entire family will enjoy the day playing beach games like volleyball and spikeball. The kids can 'go fishing' for prizes.

There will be boardwalk carnival games, a photo booth, and sand table.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87689971923828000, -73.87650299072266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4b5c074761.png Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 15, 2015

Bring the kids to Bryant Park for a free performance by the Funkytown Playground Band with Aly Sunshine.

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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.75419998168945000, -73.98329925537110000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/stories-crafts Date: August 15, 2015

Enjoy fun read-alouds with Claudette Richards, followed by related crafts with Artist Corinne Innis.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.88370132446289000, -73.88150024414062000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 15, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 15, 2015

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Lecture: 'The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-bronx-the-ultimate-guide-to-new-york-citys-beautiful-borough http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-public-lecture-on-the-book-the-bronx-the-ultimate-guide-to-new-york-citys-beautiful-borough Date: August 15, 2015

Join the official Bronx borough historian Lloyd Ultan and Ms. Shelly Olson on a fact-filled discussion about their latest publication The Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York’s City’s Beautiful Borough.

This free lecture will be held at the Museum of Bronx History, located at 3266 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York 10467. Authors will
have extra copies of their books for purchase and signing. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900?

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)

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X215 Valentine Varian House 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.87730026245117000, -73.87950134277344000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Camping Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/camping-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/camping-basics Date: August 15, 2015

Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. This program is great for those with or without camping experience. Let the Urban Park Rangers teach you the basics for a successful campout. Learn about setting up a tent and proper campfire safety in this hands-on workshop style program.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-628-2345

Location: West 174th Street Entrance (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.84609985351562500, -73.94039916992188000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey Date: August 15, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer Date: August 15, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of soccer, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000; 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Teen Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football Date: August 15, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

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

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-2-callahan-kelly-playground-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-2-callahan-kelly-playground-pm Date: August 15, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fulton St and Callahan Kelly Playground

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67821337480000000, -73.90751838680000000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-1-gunther-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-1-gunther-pm Date: August 15, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Gunther Place and Herkimer Street

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67751362710000000, -73.91174554820000000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-3-williams-pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/afropunk-zone-3-williams-pm Date: August 15, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. You will be signing in with your user name so please have that handy. All event attendees will receive a free ticket to the AFROPUNK festival!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Liberty and Williams Avenues

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2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.67378693990000000, -73.90022277830000000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytelling Workshop: Women in Comics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-telling-workshopwomen-in-comics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/story-telling-workshopwomen-in-comics Date: August 15, 2015

Telling stories through comics is harder than it looks!

Join artists and writers from the Women in Comics NYC Collective International as they discuss and teach how to tell stories through the comic book medium.

Start time: 1:00 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 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Walk: Cricket, Katydids and Cicadas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/nature-walk-cricket-katydids-and-cicadas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/nature-walk-cricket-katydids-and-cicadas Date: August 15, 2015

Insects may be tiny, but their activity enlivens the garden with color, sound and movement. This summer, tag along with our visiting naturalists as they hunt for creatures that soar and sing above Wave Hill. Each special weekend begins with an insect-themed Family Art Project in the morning and continues with a nature walk in the afternoon.

During the dog days of summer, crickets, katydids and cicadas fill the air with their multitude of unusual songs. Watch naturalist Paul Keim use a sweep net to collect these creatures, and learn to distinguish their many different songs from one another. Children ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Wings over Wave Hill event.

This event is free with admission to the grounds, but since space is limited, registration is recommended, online or onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbc9fcd8b54.jpg Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cido The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-entertainment-cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/15/free-entertainment-cido-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 15, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m.

Having entertained children for over 10 years, Cido is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns of America International. From his red nose to his big feet, Cido is a professional clown to the fullest. This clown magic show is sure to be fun for all!

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-08-15 2015-08-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7e98fcc3e9.png Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT