NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:55:16 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 22, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 22, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 22, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 22, 2013

Van Cortlandt House Museum invites children to come along on a weeklong discovery of history in their backyard at the “Adventures in Time” Summer History Camp.

While on their “Adventure in Time” at Van Cortlandt House, campers will discover the everyday life of an 18th century child as they play the Van Cortlandt children’s favorite games, try on period clothing, and make 18th century toys. Campers will also lend a hand with plantation chores such as churning butter, gathering wood and hauling water.

“Adventures in Time” will also explore the early years of the Revolutionary War as campers become soldiers in General George Washington’s army. All aspects of military life will be covered from “enlisting” in the army, for which they will receive a bonus, to pitching a wedge tent and setting up camp. Campers will also learn military drills, and hike up to the top of Vault Hill on reconnaissance just like their 18th century counterparts who were stationed at the Van Cortlandt’s plantation during the Revolutionary War.

Campers must bring their own brown bag lunch each day but snacks and water are provided.

"Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the Spring of 2013. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. To enroll, call Van Cortlandt House Museum or e-mail for a camp application.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134ffb4e50c6.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/fitness-walk Date: August 22, 2013

Adults can join us on a free fitness walking program every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This program is terrific for adults of all ages. We have just extended this walk until October 31st.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Farmers Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp Date: August 22, 2013

Young farmers and gardeners have a unique opportunity to explore past and present farming practices on the historic Wyckoff Farm. Campers will learn about the plant life cycle from seed to harvest as well as the importance of composting and other green initiatives. Hands-on art projects and botanic investigations will allow campers to explore various aspects of plant life, from cultivated crops to free growing weeds. Each one-week session will culminate in a presentation of the campers' artistic and planted achievements, as well as food prepared by campers from the Wyckoff garden.

Ages 6-12 years old
  • Session I: Mon to Fri, August 5-9th
  • Session II: Mon to Fri, August 19-23
For more information or to register call or email.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff048ed81d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 22, 2013

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers children in our diverse metropolitan area a rare opportunity to learn about science and nature through practical, hands-on experiences in an outdoor environment.

When summer arrives, the fun and learning heat up, as children make salads from their spring vegetable plantings, bake cookies in a solar oven, learn about climate and environment, raise and release butterflies, plant delicious summer vegetables, conduct scavenger hunts, build planters and terrariums and lots more. Ages 5 through 12.

There are two sessions:

  • Summer I: July 8-August 21, Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Summer II: July 9-August 22, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Or you can create your own schedule. Contact us about other flexible options. You may call or email education@queensbotanical.org

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 237

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/flow13 Date: August 22, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Stretching, Toning, and Relaxation at the Poe Visitor Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/craniosacral-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/craniosacral-relaxation Date: August 22, 2013

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/catch-release-fishing Date: August 22, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 22, 2013

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 10:00 am 40.7315, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 22, 2013

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything from medicine to cosmetics. Embark on a journey of the senses through a stunning re-creation of an Italian Renaissance garden and interactive stations highlighting the rejuvenating and healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical juices. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals and enjoy a poetry walk, weekend Renaissance music & dance performances, hands-on science adventures for kids, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 22, 2013

Come see the Columbian floral artisans, who are coming to New York for the Festival de Las Flores, as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG on August 16, August 17, and from August 20 to August 24. There will be two Festival de Las Flores parades. The first on August 18, which will be on 111th Street at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the second on August 25 at Central Park West and 106th Street.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 22, 2013

This free soccer clinic for kids meets every Wednesday and Thursday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-chess Date: August 22, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 22, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 22, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-games Date: August 22, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 22, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 22, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 22, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Carousel Rides in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/free-carousel-rides-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/free-carousel-rides-in-prospect-park Date: August 22, 2013

Carousel rides will be free all day, every Thursday to children 12 and younger August! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Willink Entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6628, -73.9632 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b0c5942087d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-piano Date: August 22, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/belvederes-kingdom Date: August 22, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/every-thursday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/every-thursday-high-line-field-station Date: August 22, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/blooming-naturalist Date: August 22, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: August 22, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 22, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 927-3533

Location: Fort Washington Library

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 3:00 pm 40.8479, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce509cfaba.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/nature-on-the-go Date: August 22, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/garden-crew-training-session Date: August 22, 2013

The ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove need constant care; from watering to weeding, planting to dead-heading there is always work to be done in these gardens. Help maintain the Sherman Creek Gardens and join our Garden Crew on Thursday evenings this spring through fall.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Swindler Cove Park

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8588, -73.923 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360fad2696e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Guerrilas Eco Fest and Film Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/green-guerrilas-eco-fest-and-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/green-guerrilas-eco-fest-and-film-festival Date: August 22, 2013

Join us as we enjoy award-winning documentary films that celebrate the soil we cultivate, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the people who fight for Mother Earth. Films include TRUST Colorado, Brower Youth Awards, The Corner Garden, Up on the Farm, and Symphony of the Soil. There will be a Q&A via Skype with Symphony of the Soil producer/director Deborah Koons Garcia.

Doors will open at 4:00 p.m., so feel free to come early to cool off and enjoy free snacks and refreshments.

From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. there will be the Western Queens Eco-Fest, in which participants can enjoy presentations from leaders and innovators in the NYC urban agriculture and nonprofit worlds and celebrate a new generation of green ambassadors, the Youth Tillers of Western Queens.

There will be free snacks and refreshments from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., no food or drink is permitted in the screening room.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 594-2155

Location: Museum Of Moving Image

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7563, -73.924 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5202c0b2e6f76.gif Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Gateway National Recreation Area General Management Plan Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house Date: August 22, 2013

The National Park Service will hold a series of open houses to allow the public to comment on the DRAFT General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Gateway National Recreation Area.

Gateway is at a crossroads and a new vision is necessary to shape the park’s future. The General Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) will help park managers focus on what is most important in carrying out a new 20-year vision for Gateway.

The National Park Service invite you to attend one of our public open houses to learn more about the general management plan and provide your comments in person.

The next open house is Thursday, August 22, 4 to 8 pm: Fort Wadsworth, Building 120, Staten Island. Subsequent open houses will be:

  • Tuesday, September 10, 4 to 8 pm: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
  • Thursday, September 12, 3:30 to 7:30 pm: Sandy Hook Chapel, Sandy Hook, NJ

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4568

Location: Fort Wadsworth, Building 120

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6036, -74.0588 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: August 22, 2013

Thirteen evenings featuring over a hundred different accordionists throughout the summer playing music from all over the world. Six accordionists perform under the trees in the park every Thursday evening.

Special Performaces:

June 20, July 18, and August 15: Twenty accordionists perform all over the park from 5pm - 7pm. Accordion Jam and Dance Party featuring a different band each evening from 7pm – 9pm.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/kayaking Date: August 22, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool)!

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[A Reading with Anne Rosenthal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/a-reading-with-anne-rosenthal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/a-reading-with-anne-rosenthal Date: August 22, 2013

Formerly a symbol of immense urban waste, the Fresh Kills Landfill is being transformed into an enormous parkland destined to exemplify the values of ecological restoration and environmental sustainability. In partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Land Art Generator Initiative held an ideas competition for a site-specific public artwork designed to operate as a source of clean energy for the city utility grid, using Freshkills Park as the design site.

Regenerative Infrastructures features many of the top submissions to that open call, each with the capacity to power hundreds of homes. The Land Art Generator Initiative creates sustainable design solutions that integrate art and technology into renewable energy infrastructure around the world. Regenerative Infrastructures draws a much needed connection between the two critical issues of sustainable development—energy generation and waste management—highlighting solutions that address both problems at once, thereby creating economically beneficial hybrid utility installations.

This event is free, but seating is limited. Please email to RSVP.

In conjunction with the exhibition Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park in the Arsenal Gallery, June 27 – August 30, 2013

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/syfy-movies-with-a-view-2013 Date: August 22, 2013

Join us for the 14th season of our free, outdoor film series! This year's theme, "With Love From..." tours cities from around the globe with a lineup of fantastic films.

DJs hit the stage at 6:00pm and movies begin at sundown.

LINEUP:

July 11 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
High School truant extraordinaire, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) plots to take one last grand day off before graduation, touring the streets on Chicago in a Ferrari “borrowed” from a friend’s father while staying one step ahead of principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). A master of capturing the trials and triumphs of teenage freedom, Director John Hughes blends satire, social commentary, and pure fun. [PG-13] Short film: Creep by Sharif Anthony. DJ: Still Life

July 18 - Enter the Dragon
Under the guise of an international martial arts competition, Bruce Lee and partners John Saxon and Jim Kelly infiltrate the hidden island fortress of a powerful drug syndicate off the coast of Hong Kong. Perhaps the seminal Kung Fu film of the 1970’s, Lee’s final film features the martial arts master at the height of his career with superbly staged fight scenes in a variety of styles. [R] Short film: Catnip: Egress to Oblivion by Jason Willis DJ: Hahn Solo

July 25 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
When young Charlie Bucket finds the final golden ticket wrapped inside a Wonka Bar, he is granted access to the secret mysteries of Mr. Wonka’s (Gene Wilder) chocolate factory. The 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book whisks five kids into a world of pure imagination complete with chocolate rivers, fizzy lifting drink, and singing Umpa Lumpas. [G] Short film: Irish Folk Furniture by Tony Donoghue DJ: Ayres

August 1 - 8 Mile
Rapper Eminem made his acting debut in this semi-autobiographical journey of a white kid trying to make it as a hip-hop artist in the bombed out heart of inner city Detroit. After freezing up during an important rap battle, the young rapper, Rabbit, thinks he is at a dead end, but his girlfriend (Britney Murphy) helps him build up the courage to take one last shot. [R] Short film: Until the Quiet Comes by Kahlil Joseph DJ: Who Am I

August 8 - Roman Holiday
Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) is an unsatisfied princess who, in an attempt to find her freedom, winds up stumbling into the apartment of reporter – and bachelor – Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). The two dodge her secret service guards all throughout the city while giving the Princess a taste of the real world. [NR] Short film: How She Slept At Night by Lilli Carré DJ: $mall ¢hange

August 15 - Rocky
After the top boxing contender drops out, small time debt collector Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Set on the eve of the Philadelphian Bicentennial, Rocky took Hollywood by surprise, as the rags-to-riches classic creamed box offices and won the Academy Award for best picture, in addition to featuring one of film history’s most iconic training montages. [PG] Short film: Marcel, King of Tervuren by Tom Schroeder DJ: Emch

August 22 - Vertigo
Retired private eye, Scottie Ferguson (Jimmy Stewart) battles acrophobia in one final case, trailing the enchanting Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak). Hailed as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest works, winding through the streets of San Francisco in dazzlingly rich Technicolor, Vertigo weaves a dizzying story of love and obsession. [PG] Short film: My Favorite Picture of You by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin DJ: Geko Jones

August 29 - PUBLIC VOTE!
As is tradition, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Syfy invite the public to vote on the last film of the summer starting on August 22. Check out the contenders below (rained-out films will also be entered into the running):

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio del Toro) take on the spiraling psychedelic safari of 1970s Las Vegas on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. Terry Gilliam’s highly stylized trip of a film captures all the whit, humor and horror of Hunter S. Thompson’s classic work of Gonzo journalism. [R]
  • Good Will Hunting
    At one of Boston’s top universities, MIT janitor Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is discovered after solving one of the schools most vexing math equations, but the future of this brilliant mind depends on the guidance of therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). [R]
  • Lost in Translation
    Two lonely strangers, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) and Bob Harris (Bill Murray), forge a touching and unexpected friendship while adventuring through high-speed Tokyo in Sofia Coppola’s Oscar-winning film. [R]

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: August 22, 2013

Shaping Up has never been this easy. Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes every week at dozens of locations across the five boroughs. Shape Up NYC classes are taught by expert fitness instructors who know how to make fitness fun.

Please bring your own mat for this class.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-writers Date: August 22, 2013

Begin your memoir or compose that poem- at special workshops made to bring out the writer in you. Pre-registration required (age 18+) at bryantpark.org.

Led by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-writers1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-writers1 Date: August 22, 2013

Creative Writing 101 with Alex Steele, Gotham Writers' Workshop

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 7:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/summer-sounds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/summer-sounds Date: August 22, 2013

Join NYC Parks for free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August, featuring nostalgic R&B and Motown music.

Sponsored by NYC Parks and Queens College

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 22, 2013

Acclaimed impresario of non-traditional theater Randy Weiner and director Alfred Preisser team up for a hip-hop themed theater remake of the classic story, “King Kong,” a totally original music/dance/comedy spectacle that radically subverts everything you thought you knew about one of the most famous love stories of all time. Set in the “Bronx is Burning” era of the late 1970s, SummerStage's “King Kong” celebrates the nascent forms of hip-hop music and graffiti art that grew out of the economically stressed South Bronx and went on to become one of the defining, most powerful and profitable artistic movements in the world.

The Gold brothers, the owners of a failing R&B label (Gold Records) are in search of a musical savior. Having heard of a mystic place, a lost world cut off from the rest of civilization by the East River to the south and the Cross Bronx Expressway to the north and enshrouded in the fog of a thousand apartment building fires set by absentee landlords, the legendary South Bronx of 1978 is also the home of the most talented artist alive. Kong is an M.C. and natural genius of rhyme and rhythm whose awesome powers transcend artificial categories and defy the crass and hackneyed formulas of the commercial music industry. In hot pursuit of Kong, the Gold brothers hire a beautiful secretary, Faye Wellington, and go off to capture this force of nature in order to profit from Kong's gifts and share his music with a world desperately in need of inspiration. They load up the Gold family Volvo and journey to deepest, darkest South Bronx to capture Kong and bring him to civilization.

SummerStage Theatre, in collaboration with Preisser and Weiner, have created a fun, outrageous, and thoroughly entertaining work that will be not only be a unique and exciting experience but also a twisted and insightful treatment of the racial stereotypes inherent in the “King Kong” story.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: Les Miserables]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/movies-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/movies-under-the-stars Date: August 22, 2013

Watch this spectacular interpretation of an epic tale. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the evening.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Rise of the Guardians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/rise-of-the-guardians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/rise-of-the-guardians Date: August 22, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Rise of the Guardians is an epic tale of a group of heroes who join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs, and imagination of children all over the world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1825

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 8:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie with a View: Vertigo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/movie-with-a-view-vertigo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/movie-with-a-view-vertigo Date: August 22, 2013

Vertigo (1958)

James Stewart plays John 'Scottie' Ferguson, a retired detective who battles acrophobia while investigating his friend's wife (Kim Novak). An Alfred Hitchcock film.

DJ performs at 6:00pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 8:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey to the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 22, 2013

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomers Association will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/good-morning-americas-summer-concert-series Date: August 23, 2013

Good Morning America's free Summer Concert Series is back for it's 5th year. Come and see some of the biggest names in music perform live during Good Morning America every Friday throughout the summer.

Concert Schedule:

June 7 - Little Mix and Emblem

June 14 - Carly Rae Jepsen

June 21 - John Legend

June 28 - Demi Lovato

July 5 - Imagine Dragons

July 12 - OneRepublic

July 19 - Jennifer Lopez*

July 26 - Selena Gomez

August 2 - Ne-Yo

August 9 - Kenny Chesney

August 16 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

August 23 - The Wanted

August 30 - Alicia Keys

*Tickets in advance required. Visit ABC for more information.

It is suggested to arrive at 6:00am, when the park opens.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 23, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 23, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/farmers-market-friday Date: August 23, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 23, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 23, 2013

Van Cortlandt House Museum invites children to come along on a weeklong discovery of history in their backyard at the “Adventures in Time” Summer History Camp.

While on their “Adventure in Time” at Van Cortlandt House, campers will discover the everyday life of an 18th century child as they play the Van Cortlandt children’s favorite games, try on period clothing, and make 18th century toys. Campers will also lend a hand with plantation chores such as churning butter, gathering wood and hauling water.

“Adventures in Time” will also explore the early years of the Revolutionary War as campers become soldiers in General George Washington’s army. All aspects of military life will be covered from “enlisting” in the army, for which they will receive a bonus, to pitching a wedge tent and setting up camp. Campers will also learn military drills, and hike up to the top of Vault Hill on reconnaissance just like their 18th century counterparts who were stationed at the Van Cortlandt’s plantation during the Revolutionary War.

Campers must bring their own brown bag lunch each day but snacks and water are provided.

"Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the Spring of 2013. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. To enroll, call Van Cortlandt House Museum or e-mail for a camp application.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134ffb4e50c6.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Farmers Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp Date: August 23, 2013

Young farmers and gardeners have a unique opportunity to explore past and present farming practices on the historic Wyckoff Farm. Campers will learn about the plant life cycle from seed to harvest as well as the importance of composting and other green initiatives. Hands-on art projects and botanic investigations will allow campers to explore various aspects of plant life, from cultivated crops to free growing weeds. Each one-week session will culminate in a presentation of the campers' artistic and planted achievements, as well as food prepared by campers from the Wyckoff garden.

Ages 6-12 years old
  • Session I: Mon to Fri, August 5-9th
  • Session II: Mon to Fri, August 19-23
For more information or to register call or email.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff048ed81d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/flow13 Date: August 23, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/catch-release-fishing Date: August 23, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: Dancing Under The Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/dancing-under-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/dancing-under-the-sun Date: August 23, 2013

Seniors can enjoy an afternoon of dance instruction, performances and refreshments.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5919

Location: Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7464, -73.845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Together at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/yoga-together-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/yoga-together-at-wave-hill Date: August 23, 2013

Child and parent or caregiver practice fun yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility and relax body and mind in this one-hour class taught by Catherine McGibney, an instructor at Yoga for Bliss. Recommended for ages 3–5. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call by 8 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens on-site at 9:30 a.m.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x245

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 10:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f015e8d05ac.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 23, 2013

Discover how cultures around the world rely on plants for everything from medicine to cosmetics. Embark on a journey of the senses through a stunning re-creation of an Italian Renaissance garden and interactive stations highlighting the rejuvenating and healing powers of tea, cacao, and tropical juices. Explore a fascinating presentation of rare books and manuscripts known as herbals and enjoy a poetry walk, weekend Renaissance music & dance performances, hands-on science adventures for kids, and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-23 2013-08-23 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 23, 2013

Come see the Columbian floral artisans, who are coming to New York for the Festival de Las Flores, as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG on August 16, August 17, and from August 20 to August 24. There will be two Festival de Las Flores parades. The first on August 18, which will be on 111th Street at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the second on August 25 at Central Park West and 106th Street.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-23 2013-08-23 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 23, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-chess Date: August 23, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 23, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 23, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-games Date: August 23, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 23, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/tai-chi Date: August 23, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

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 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 23, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 23, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/bryant-park-piano Date: August 23, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performance Schedule:
August
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September
2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman

Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/views-from-the-past Date: August 23, 2013

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

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

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 23, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/blooming-naturalist Date: August 23, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: August 23, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 23, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 792-6744

Location: Pelham Bay Library

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2013-08-23 2013-08-23 3:00 pm 40.8443, -73.8279 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce776eaf20.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/nature-on-the-go Date: August 23, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: August 23, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/family-camping Date: August 23, 2013

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 14.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.8916, -73.8929 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/hip-hop-dance-aerobics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/hip-hop-dance-aerobics1 Date: August 23, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.
Hip Hop Dance Aerobics is a cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. The class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping on the Pier 1 Promenade.
All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.
A few notes:
  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.
Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 23, 2013

Hip Hop Dance Aerobics is a cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. The class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping on the Pier 1 Promenade.
All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.
A few notes:
  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.
Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: World Premiere of “Bird is the Word” by Jimmy Heath, performed by Jimmy Heath Big Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-world-premier-of-bird-is-the-word-by-jimmy-heath-performed-by-jimmy-heath-big-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/charlie-parker-jazz-festival-world-premier-of-bird-is-the-word-by-jimmy-heath-performed-by-jimmy-heath-big-band Date: August 23, 2013

This exceptional night celebrates Charlie Parker's historic compositions and will feature a newly updated version of the 2004 commissioned work, “Bird is The Word” performed by jazz legend, Jimmy Heath and the Jimmy Heath Big Band in addition to Heath's special arrangements of Parker's classic works.

Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant saxophonist, magnificent composer and arranger. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the past fifty years, including Charlie Parker himself, Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Wynton Marsalis. Heath has written more than 125 compositions, many of which have become jazz standards. During his career, he has performed on more than 100 recordings, including the most recent live big band CD “Togetherness” Live at the Blue Note on Jazz Legacy Productions. In 2003, Heath was the recipient of the NEA Jazz Master Award.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 18 Mount Morris Park West (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d69b14e1a1.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Max Gallico & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/sunset-on-the-hudson-max-gallico-friends Date: August 23, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. Max Gallico & Friends performs on August 2nd and August 23rd.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-08-23 2013-08-23 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 23, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Rise of the Guardians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rise-of-the-guardians Date: August 23, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

Rise of the Guardians is an epic tale of a group of heroes who join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 816-6302

Location: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: The Adventures of Tintin]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/river-flicks-for-kids-the-adventures-of-tintin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/river-flicks-for-kids-the-adventures-of-tintin Date: August 23, 2013

The Adventures of Tintin

After purchasing a model ship at a market Tintin and his dog Snowy find themsleves on a treasure hunting adventure. (Rated PG)

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Presents Moonrise Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rockaway-civic-association-presents-moonrise-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/23/rockaway-civic-association-presents-moonrise-kingdom Date: August 23, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Enjoy a screening of "Moonrise Kingdom"

Movies begin at Sundown. Bring your blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcome and encouraged but we ask you respect our beaches and take your trash with you at the end of the evening.

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 106th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-23 2013-08-23 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5796, -73.8274 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bird-walks Date: August 24, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 24, 2013

Join Helen Kilgallen and her instuctors 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 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 24, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 24, 2013

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement. Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-24 2013-08-24 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 24, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/flow13 Date: August 24, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

Location: Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: August 24, 2013

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

This program is free, and all are welcome. No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 24, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/catch-release-fishing Date: August 24, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/family-field-day Date: August 24, 2013

Join us for Family Field Day as we bring a range of fun games, sports and activities for children ages 4 to 10. Our experienced staff are dedicated to ensuring that the most fun is had, so whether it's volleyball or soccer-playing... tug of war, or obstacle races, join us on August 24 for a park party on the picturesque Pier 5.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 Date: August 24, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Arty Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/arty-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/arty-hours Date: August 24, 2013

Go on a scavenger hunt for High Line Art, then create your own masterpiece inspired by New York City’s park in the sky.

With colorful plant life, interesting cityscape views, and site-specific art works, the High Line offers plenty of inspiration for young creative minds. During this weekly drop-in program during the months of July and August, kids and their caregivers are invited to experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and build one-of-a-kind vehicles, forts, structures, and machines with the Children’s Workyard Kit, a crate of kid-friendly planks, nuts, bolts, and other custom materials by industrial designer Cas Holman.

Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on Saturdays by 8:00 AM.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: The Lawn (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7479, -74.0048 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142091d83ccc.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: August 24, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance. Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/24/kayaking Date: August 24, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool).

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-24 2013-08-24 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:55:16 EDT