NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:59:17 GMT <![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 12, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 12, 2015

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance staff take care of the potato plot, herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble: Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bronx-arts-ensemble-conerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bronx-arts-ensemble-conerts Date: July 12, 2015

The Bronx Arts Ensemble is a professional performance ensemble with a year-round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and a full arts-in-education program for schools.

Drawing on its Local 802 (A.F.M.) contract, the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s players are among the finest freelance musicians in New York. With the flexibility of performing as a small group or full symphony, the Bronx Arts Ensemble presents 100 concerts annually that reach an audience of over 50,000.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: ¡Retumba!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/harlem-meer-performance-festival-retumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/harlem-meer-performance-festival-retumba Date: July 12, 2015

Retumba! delights with music and dance focused on the folklore of the Caribbean.

Click here for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 12, 2015

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

This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ed7161f086.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage: Cesária Évora Orchestra / Mayra Andrade / Dino D’Santiago / DJ Lefty]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summerstage-cesria-vora-orchestra-mayra-andrade-dino-dsantiago-dj-lefty http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summerstage-cesria-vora-orchestra-mayra-andrade-dino-dsantiago-dj-lefty Date: July 12, 2015

SummerStage is the largest free performing arts festival in New York City. To celebrate our 30th season, we have extended the season from May to October, and added more than 20 free shows in Central Park and 16 neighborhood parks across the city, showcasing nearly 200 unique artists.

Cesária Évora Orchestra

After the passing of Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora in 2011, thousands flocked to pay their respects to the great artist at a series of memorable concerts, including some of the greatest singers in world music joined the musicians who had regularly accompanied Cesaria, lending their voices to this ultimate tribute to the woman known as The Barefoot Diva. Once the musical events were over, Cesaria’s musicians were more determined than ever to keep alive her repertoire, which had enchanted audiences all over the world. So Khaly (piano), Totinho (saxophone), Miroca (percussion), Zé Paris (bass) and a few others formed the Cesaria Evora Orchestra, playing a first concert at the 2014 Gamboa Festival in Praia as a tribute to the iconic singer and her tremendous achievements – especially as the international Ambassador of Cape Verdean music. The artists in the orchestra’s glittering line-up surpassed even their own usual high standards of musicianship and synergy. With them, two stars from the new generation of Cape Verdean music performed the songs that Cesaria made famous: the cool, crystal-voiced Nancy Vieira, whose fusion of new influences with the classic morna genre has won acclaim, and – in sensual, soulful contrast – the wonderful Jenifer Solidade. A virtuoso homage to a unique performer, so greatly loved, admired and missed.

Mayra Andrade

Mayra Andrade is lovely – adorable, generous and radiant. Her firmly-rooted, distinctive, poetic, topical voice was immediately described a few years ago as “the other Cape Verde” – the sound of a Cesaria Evora freed of the twists of fate and patina of tradition. Lovely Difficult is the fourth album by this singer, who makes it plain that her life and aims are not as straightforward as you might think. She is not just a neo-traditional artist. She may be adorable, but she is strong-minded, bold and determined, too; adorable, but a free spirit in both her music and life. Mayra’s singing is a blend of radiant, dancing colors, velvet beats and spicy melodies. Her voice is subtly seasoned with pepper, as if the Europe of pop had always been a tropical archipelago. The songs conjure up an eternal summer that disperses the mists and chills, but never resort to the tinsel of exoticism. Sung in Cape Verdean creole, English and Portuguese, they carry us away in their warm, adventurous unpredictability. Mayra’s pop spans the world’s entire vast sweep from Western romanticism to Southern sensuality, and domestic reggae to African 3/4 time. It is topical, tropical, traveling pop. Her aim was simply to make “music that reflected my life”. And her life has been very colorful.

Dino D’Santiago

Claudino de Jesus Borges Pereira was born in Portugal 30 years ago, where lived his parents of Cape Verdean origins. Dino joined the group Jaguar in 2004 and released (under the name of Dino SoulMotion) his first solo album untitled Me and my Beloved in 2008 on which features Tito Paris among others. Along with Virgul (DaWeasel), he founded Nu Soul Family the following year. Together they won the MTV award for Best Portuguese Act with the track This Is For My People. With the encouragement of his father, Dino began to discover his roots on the island Santiago. The artist wanted to try to fuse Africa beats with Fado, he changed his stage name to Dino d’Santiago and returned to Cape Verde with feelings, experience and maturity that he put towards his new album – Eva. Eva is the mother of us all and the symbol of Dino’s travel toward its origins in Santiago island. Eva expresses what is common to us all, binding us to the Eden Garden. Including collaborations with Sara Tavares, Hernani and Jay among others, the mix of Cape Verdean creole with Portuguese makes this album a representative blend of the unique sounds from Portuguese speaking countries.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: July 12, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Global LocaL: La Isla Bonita Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/global-local-la-isla-bonita-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/global-local-la-isla-bonita-summer-festival Date: July 12, 2015

California based non-profit Sol Collective’s “Global Local” festival takes flight to Staten Island this summer for the La Isla Bonita Summer Festival at Faber Park. The festival will feature live music, DJ sets, and live art.

Art Project with Ele Eme Project: Come meet local artist Lina Montoya as she celebrates her latest community art project, “Yellow Butterflies, Sirens and Guitars”. Join her and other local artists for an interactive project.

Art collective Projectivity will be live broadcasting the festivities with local apparel and lifestyle brand Richmond Hood as part of community radio project Free Safety Radio.

Staten Island’s premiere literary magazine, NYSAI Press, will be coordinating a community open mic.

Local brand Stereotype Co. will contribute a community "Release Your Dreams" activity.

Deep Tanks Studio will host a photo booth by photographer Kristopher Johnson.

Photographer Mike Shane will provide concert photography.NYC Arts Cypher will be providing host, Jodi Da Real.

Other community partners include: Island Voice, Shaolin Yacht Co, Peace Action SI, and more!

Live Music Schedule:
3:00 - 3:25 p.m.: Dizzle

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.: Local band

4:05 - 4:30 p.m.: NYSAI Open Mic

4:30 - 5:10 p.m.: Run P.

5:15 - 6:00 p.m.: The International Dub Ambassadors

6:00 - 6:45 p.m.: Run P.

6:50 - 7:20 p.m.: Mariachi Flor De Toloache

7:20 - 8:00 p.m.: Dizzle

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (210) 215-0621

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64089965820312500, -74.13580322265625000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5594b21e77a4d.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike & Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hike-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hike-draw Date: July 12, 2015

Join artist Lovie Pignata.

We'll provide supplies. Bring a light chair you can carry on the trails.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430.1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8837, -73.8815 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Total Body Conditioning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/total-body-conditioning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/total-body-conditioning Date: July 12, 2015

Join this waterfront workout; limited mats are available at select classes.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/training-712 Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brookville Blvd and 143rd Ave Queens, NY 11422

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66340319319300000, -73.74068498611500000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Family Day: Mister G / Soul Street Dance / DJ ASHO]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summerstage-family-day-mister-g-soul-street-dance-dj-asho http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summerstage-family-day-mister-g-soul-street-dance-dj-asho Date: July 12, 2015

SummerStage is the largest free performing arts festival in New York City. To celebrate its 30th season, SummerStage is showcasing nearly 200 unique artists.

Mister G
A 2014 Latin GRAMMY nominee, Mister G is a former indie rocker who was awarded the first songwriting scholarship in the history of Berklee College of Music. Called a “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, Mister G is the winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and was named one of the “Best Live Acts for Kids and Families.” His CDs have been selected as best albums of the year by People Magazine, Parents magazine, Education.com, and The Washington Post.

Soul Street Dance
Houston based Soul Street Dance is one of the most dynamic premier street dance companies in existence. Their technical and artistic skills, stage presence, and wit allow them to push the performance envelope to an amazing standard of excellence. Although they are called a “Dance Company,” their talents far outstrip any one category. In addition to dance, Soul Street performers are actors, athletes (with uncanny strength), and lately, songwriters and musicians too.

DJ ASHO
Ariel Fernandez-Diaz aka DJ ASHO is a Cuban cultural ambassador who has held notable performing and curatorial residencies at institutions such as the Bronx Museum of the Arts and at numerous hip clubs up and down the Eastern seaboard and New York City. A dream came true when he was invited to offer his DJ distinctive repertoire at a very special Central Park SummerStage event a few years back. Known from Miami to Oakland, in the DC area, he was the catalyst behind AfroCuba! which brought a rich mix of fans together on a weekly basis. In Cuba, he was among a generation of Black youth who identified with Hip Hop as a form of musical resistance. Previously, he’s worked as an engineer, producer, DJ, and author/columnist having established a leading magazine for youth and young adults focused on Black culture and identity. While he still considers himself a “Hip Hop head,” he’s deeply knowledgeable about the diverse music from his island nation. No musical set from DJ Asho is ever quite the same. Though, he does consistently combines amazing selections ranging from obscure and historical Yoruba tracks to the greatest hits from Timba and Son with nods to Fela and Boricua heavy weights such as Hector LaVoe and the Fania era. A musical ride with DJ Asho is pure alchemy; just the right dose of heady musicology and straight up fun to feed the mind and heal the soul.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559fec544b02d.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/zumba Date: July 12, 2015

Join this waterfront workout; limited mats are available at select classes.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 4:30 pm 5:30 pm 40.69944923094600000, -73.99875831604000000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: The Tee-Tones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/music-in-the-park-the-teetones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/music-in-the-park-the-teetones Date: July 12, 2015

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy Motown and doo-wop music from the 50's, 60's, and the 70's.

Sponsored by Borough President Melina Katz.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7272

Location: East Elmhurst Playground

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Q373 East Elmhurst Playground 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.87090301513672000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Reel Harlem: The Amazing Nina Simone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-nina-simone http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-nina-simone Date: July 12, 2015

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

The Amazing Nina Simone is a documentary about the legacy of the legendary singer. The film tracks Nina Simone as she is impacted by classical music, the segregated south and the civil rights movement. Her music has always had the ability to empower people to push for greater civil rights and justice.

DJ Reborn will play music by Nina Simone before the performance.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring a lawn chair, as the ground is asphalt. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome! The rain location will be at Maysles Cinema at 343 Lenox Avenue.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0249

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 6:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.82630157470703000, -73.94120025634766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559a94165fdc0.jpeg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 12, 2015

In this 18th century play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around working-class women. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be 'common', or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate 'stoops to conquer', by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros / screening: “Celia: The Queen”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/gerardo-contino-y-los-habaneros-screening-celia-the-queen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/gerardo-contino-y-los-habaneros-screening-celia-the-queen Date: July 12, 2015

SummerStage is the largest free performing arts festival in New York City. To celebrate its 30th season, SummerStage is showcasing nearly 200 unique artists.

Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros

Selected by NPR/WNYC as Manhattan’s best band of 2015, gritty, witty and streetwise, the Havana-born Gerardo Contino, “El Abogado de la Salsa,” is a Cuban singer and songwriter. This former lead singer of the Cuban mega-group NG La Banda, Contino is a party onstage: he loves to improvise, to pull the audience into call & response, and to provoke fans into hip-shaking abandon. Since moving to New York City, Gerardo started his own band, “Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros,” with Axel Tosca Laugart, Luisito Quintero, and John Benitez. They released their debut album, Somos Latinos, in 2013 to very high critical acclaim. He has toured all over the world and in his new hometown, NYC, he has performed in Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sounds of Brazil (SOBs), BB King Blues Club, Le Poisson Rouge, the Bronx Museum, Live at the Gantries, Roulette, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Taj, and many others.

Celia the Queen

Celia the Queen, is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. With the powerful weapon of her voice and the warm tolerance of her heart, Celia soon became all things to all people. The film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars like Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, and Wyclef Jean to ordinary people all over the world who loved not only her music but her incredible spirit.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Ilusha Tsinadze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 12, 2015

Enjoy vibrantly-danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

Ilusha Tsinadze, already a household name in his native Republic of Georgia, is charting new territory by weaving together his two worlds—the traditional music of Georgia and Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554916e4e98ea.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by William Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare Date: July 12, 2015

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents The Tempest, by William Shakespeare at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park.

Performances start at 8pm except for Fridays, when they will start at 8:15.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sunrise-abhaya-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sunrise-abhaya-yoga Date: July 13, 2015

Come join this peaceful waterfront workout. Limited mats are available at select classes.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.69260025024414000, -74.00189971923828000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: July 13, 2015

Are you having trouble waking up to work out? Do you need motivation to get those feet moving in the morning? If so, join our team of runners looking to gain ground on your goals one stride or step at a time! It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced, recreational or novice runner, Morning Miles welcomes participants of all ages, levels and abilities. Our supportive group running atmosphere will incorporate a combination of speed, strength, and endurance principles that will have you jumping right out of bed, ignoring that snooze button, and lacing up those running shoes.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 13, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 13, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: July 13, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

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 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: July 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Tennis: Intermediates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/learn-to-play-tennis-intermediates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/learn-to-play-tennis-intermediates Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Tennis, presented by BNP Paribas, provides free tennis lessons to thousands of kids ages 6 to 16 each year in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs. LACOSTE is the Official Apparel Sponsor of CityParks Tennis.

CityParks Tennis promotes physical fitness while building self confidence, and is designed to make the sport of tennis freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment. Lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events.

Beginners: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Intermediates: Mondays & Wednesdays

For more info visit their website or call (718) 760-6999.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: West 242nd Street & Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8893, -73.8982 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: July 13, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteers from Gateway Counseling Center will be cleaning and raking at St Mary's Park.

Please note that volunteer registration for this site is full.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.81169891357422000, -73.91259765625000000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids2 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Linden Park

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B214 Linden Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.65919876098633000, -73.88749694824219000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c3c79a638b.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids1 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Betsy Head Memorial Playground (in Betsy Head Park)

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B008 Betsy Head Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.66270065307617000, -73.91329956054688000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c28fda1c0f.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids3 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Middletown Rd & Stadium Ave (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.84852218627930000, -73.81987762451172000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d33cf5825e.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids6 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids6 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: East River Park Track House (in John V. Lindsay East River Park )

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M144 John V. Lindsay East River Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.72129821777344000, -73.97440338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d3f6d30a88.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/tack-and-field-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/tack-and-field-for-kids Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.77669906616211000, -73.92579650878906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d41c3931e0.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids7 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Victory Field (in Forest Park),Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.70140075683594000, -73.85299682617188000; 40.70249938964844000, -73.85510253906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d45c376a51.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids10 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/track-and-field-for-kids10 Date: July 13, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.63790130615234400, -74.11910247802734000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d71ef43225.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 Date: July 13, 2015

It's not too late to register for camp this season! Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/6 to 8/13.

The Greenbelt Environmental Education Department is dedicated to forstering an appreciation of the outdoors in children of all ages.

The camp's headquarters is located at High Rock Park, a 72-acre forest preserve. Campers will explore our hiking trails, natural areas, creeks, ponds, the nature center, and carousel. Campers will also take off-site trips to other parks each session. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licenses our camp; this means we follow their low child-to-counselor ratio, making camp safe and fun for all.

For more information, please visit the High Rock Summer Day Camp website.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-7475 ext. 1

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5526aa65c4022.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: July 13, 2015

Walking is peaceful; it’s therapeutic; it’s soothing. Picture the sun shining, the wind in your hair and the birds flying above. Breezy Seniors, a walking program available to all seniors, offers an escape from your normal daily routine one step at a time! Enjoy nature along the beautiful Staten Island coastline, while chatting with your friends, family and neighbors. This relaxing walking program will have you continuously moving and thinking with movements that emphasize flexibility, endurance, range of motion.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-sports-experience Date: July 13, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/broadway-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/broadway-dance Date: July 13, 2015

Brooklyn resident James Martinelli’s Cardio Dance and Range of Movement workout offers improved strength and increased flexibility.

Set to swinging show tunes, this class is appropriate for anyone who wants a safe, effective and fun workout. Sneakers are a must.

Registration begins at 9:30 am each morning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Play Turf (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.69990473149900000, -73.99961662292500000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summer-exhibitions Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/arts-culture-fun-city-classics-chitty-chitty-bang-bang-1968 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/arts-culture-fun-city-classics-chitty-chitty-bang-bang-1968 Date: July 13, 2015

Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture and Fun series.

One of the stars of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, Dick Van Dyke, is re-united with that film's composer and lyricist, Richard M.Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, in this big budget and bloodless children's fantasy musical, based on the children's book by James Bond author Ian Fleming. Van Dyke plays Caractacus Potts, a failed inventor who lives in a big house with his two children, Jemima Heather Ripley and Jeremy Adrian Hall, and eccentric father Lionel Jeffries. Potts has to raise 30 shillings so his children can buy a broken-down racing car from the junkyard. After a disastrous attempt to sell his invention of whistling sweets to Lord Scrumptious (James Robertson-Justice), the local candy maker, he finally gets enough money for the car by doing a Dick Van Dyke dance routine at the county fair. Potts takes the car and miraculously transforms the vehicle into a shiny new car named Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. While on a picnic with the children and Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), Lord Scrumptious' beautiful daughter, Potts concocts a fantasy tale about the magical powers of the car, which can now float on water and fly. In the tale, Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) wants the car for himself and kidnaps the automobile and the inventor. But Bomburst captures Grandpa by mistake along with the wrong car, so Potts, Truly, and the children have to enlist Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on a rescue mission to Bomburst's lair to save Grandpa. Paraphrase from Swank website.

Space is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.83439636230469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559572d04b68b.jpg Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: July 13, 2015

Come take in the ocean scenery along the Franklin D. Roosevelt boardwalk as we walk and stride for fitness. Starting from the Splaza, Breezy Walk will include handheld weights and fitness bands. By incorporating various movements along the route, Breeze Walk will provide a relaxing, healthy atmosphere that will brighten your day. Mingle and meet your Ocean Breeze neighbors and have some fun down by the beach.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 13, 2015

Take our signature tour, and let Central Park Conservancy guides give you an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park. Learn how rocky, swampy land was built into the living work of art that is Central Park today. Highlights of this tour include: the Dairy, Sheep Meadow, Cherry Hill, the Lake, Bow Bridge, Bethesda Terrace, The Mall, and Literary Walk.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's Policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43ff0b067.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ecocrafts Date: July 13, 2015

Recycle used and natural materials into new creations at Classic Playground. Projects include wearable crafts, repurposed items, and creative ways to look at nature.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-language-classes Date: July 13, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks - Westerns in Film]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: July 13, 2015

Join us for lively and entertaining commentary on Westerns in film with resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Dennis Tafoya.

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/training-713-ditmas-ave-e-17th-st-bk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/training-713-ditmas-ave-e-17th-st-bk Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ditmas Ave & E 17th St, Brooklyn

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.63789267737000000, -73.96188139915500000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: July 13, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what it means to go the distance!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival: I'm No Angel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-im-no-angel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival-im-no-angel Date: July 13, 2015

Come on out to the park to find the schedule and get into the movie-going mood with free popcorn and activities, courtesy of Bank of America.

Mae West plays a platinum blonde lion tamer in a tacky carnival and becomes the toast of NYC. One of cinema's greatest comedy/musicals, written by Mae West, co-starring a young Cary Grant, and featuring some of the most enduring lines in film. When she’s good, she's VERY good

The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m. for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55148198cfaa7.JPG Thu, 28 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/training-713-beverly-rd-marlborough-ave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/training-713-beverly-rd-marlborough-ave Date: July 13, 2015

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beverly Rd & Marlborough Ave

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.64429157238100000, -73.96501421928400000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Healthy Soils]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-soils http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/greenthumb-workshop-healthy-soils Date: July 13, 2015

Want to learn how to keep your plants growing strong this season? Plant health is usually directly linked to the health of the soil it is growing in. We will cover soil health basics, including different ways of checking to see how your soil is doing. We will also cover the ways you can amend or prepare your soil in order to improve its health.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Eagles Slope

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.8157, -73.9116 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/shape-up-nyc-total-body-burn Date: July 13, 2015

Total Body Burn is an intermediate level class which consists of aerobics, a full body workout that helps with balance, muscle strength, and endurance. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: July 13, 2015

Join us for this dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. You can also bring your own drum and follow the guidance of our professional drumming teachers playing for the class. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.87279891967773400, -73.91950225830078000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555cade5a330e.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage: Lip Sync Battle Live]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summerstage-lip-sync-battle-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/summerstage-lip-sync-battle-live Date: July 13, 2015

SummerStage is the largest free performing arts festival in New York City. To celebrate its 30th season, SummerStage is showcasing nearly 200 unique artists.

Spike’s wildly popular breakout hit series, “Lip Sync Battle” is going LIVE in New York City on Monday, July 13, as part of the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage festival. LL COOL J, a proud native New Yorker will host the LIVE event and New York City resident Chrissy Teigen will provide the color commentary. The competitors for Spike’s first-ever outdoor “Lip Sync Battle” will be announced shortly.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77279663085937500, -73.97016906738281000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559feda263f3f.png Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Books Beneath The Bridge: Greenlight Bookstore]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/books-beneath-the-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/books-beneath-the-bridge Date: July 13, 2015

The annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.

Greenlight hosts a special summer outdoor edition of their quarterly Greenlight Poetry Salon, hosted by poet and MC extraordinaire Angel Nafis! Featured poets include Natalie Eilbert, author of the debut collection Swan Feast and founding editor of The Atlas Review; Camoghne Felix, author of the chapbook Yolk and a Pushcart Prize nominee; Ross Gay, acclaimed editor and teacher and author of several collections including most recently Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude; and Patrick Rosal, author most recently of Boneshepherds and recipient of many awards including a Fulbright Fellowship.

Join us for what is always a joyful and energetic event.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.70193862915039000, -73.99747467041016000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fresh Air Fitness: Fit Walk on Hudson Pier]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/fresh-air-fitness-fit-walk-on-hudson-pier http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/fresh-air-fitness-fit-walk-on-hudson-pier Date: July 13, 2015

Enjoy our guided fitness classes, led by staff from NYC Parks' Tony Dapolito Recreation Center.

In Fit Walk, take a journey up Hudson Pier. The route will take you past beautiful parts of Hudson River and downtown Manhattan. Make new friends, burn calories and enjoy the scenery!

Want more Fresh Air Fitness? Click here to view all the classes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Hudson River Park's Pier 40

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2015-07-13 2015-07-13 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72919845581055000, -74.01080322265625000 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Outdoor Movie: Musical Chairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/free-outdoor-movie-musical-chairs-a-susan-seidelman-film http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/free-outdoor-movie-musical-chairs-a-susan-seidelman-film Date: July 13, 2015

Join us for a fabulous evening under the Hell's Kitchen stars as we turn Mathews Palmer Park into our very own outdoor theater. We'll be celebrating 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in collaboration with the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival.

Come watch Susan Seidelman's award-winning Musical Chairs and see if you recognize the New Yorkers and Hell's Kitchenites in the film! The film depicts a romantic tale about two New Yorkers, Armando from the Bronx and Mia from the East Side, and their love of ballroom dancing. Mia is a vivacious professional dancer but a tragic accident forever changes her life. True to his heart, Armando dedicates himself, along with a group of colorful misfits, to help Mia deal with her challenges and dance once more.

Bring your blankets, chairs, yummy treats - and friends! Want to volunteer? We'd love that! Please drop us a line at hellskitchencommons@gmail.com.

Co-sponsored by Council Member Corey Johsnon, 3rd District, Manhattan.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 460-1818

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

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M154 Matthews - Palmer Playground 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 7:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.76139831542969000, -73.99269866943360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558396765ab31.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Movie Night: Back to the Future II]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/outdoor-movie-night-back-to-the-future-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/outdoor-movie-night-back-to-the-future-ii Date: July 13, 2015

Join us for a movie under the stars! Bring your family and friends to an evening of free entertainment.

Picnicking is encouraged. Bring your blankets, chairs, and food!

After the excitement of the original Back to the Future movie, our favorite hero, Marty McFly has finally settled into the year 1985 before Dr. Brown whisks him into the future to 2015. Marty must battle Griff and Biff and use all of his skills and quick thinking to pull together the pieces as he jumps between three generations of intertwined time travel to save the town of Hill Valley!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Field 80 (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.78322982788086000, -73.93226623535156000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: The Grand Budapest Hotel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-the-grand-budapest-hotel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/coney-island-flicks-on-the-beach-the-grand-budapest-hotel Date: July 13, 2015

On Mondays during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the beach at West 10th Street into an outdoor movie theater! Come on down and see great flicks, representing a mix of modern, classic, and indie movies.

The Grand Budapest Hotel depicts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795898400, -73.97799682617188000 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 14, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: July 14, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 14, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.75410079956055000, -73.98449707031250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: July 14, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.86059951782226600, -73.93379974365234000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: July 14, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Highbridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/highbridge-rebirth-of-the-harlem-river Date: July 14, 2015

The Poe Park Visitor Center in collaboration with NYC Parks and Partnership for Parks is pleased to present a group exhibition of contemporary photographs celebrating New York City’s oldest bridge, the High Bridge, which opened to the public on June 9th for the first time in 40 years. The exhibition, “High Bridge: Rebirth of the Harlem River,” will run from July 1 – July 25, 2015.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 14, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-14 2015-07-14 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/fitness-walk Date: July 14, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Play Tennis: Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/learn-to-play-tennis-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/learn-to-play-tennis-beginners Date: July 14, 2015

CityParks Tennis, presented by BNP Paribas, provides free tennis lessons to thousands of kids ages 6 to 16 each year in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs. LACOSTE is the Official Apparel Sponsor of CityParks Tennis.

CityParks Tennis promotes physical fitness while building self confidence, and is designed to make the sport of tennis freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment. Lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events.

Beginners: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Intermediates: Mondays & Wednesdays

For more info visit their website or call (718) 760-6999.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Woodlawn Tennis Courts (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8966, -73.8786 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/tai-chi-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/tai-chi-class Date: July 14, 2015

This tai chi class with teacher Steven Asherman is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Children's Garden Summer Session sponsored by HSBC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/childrens-garden-summer-session-sponsored-by-hsbc Date: July 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f6510654c5.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 14, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids ages 6-16 to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.64770126342773400, -74.00450134277344000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Living Landmarks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/exhibition-living-landmarks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/exhibition-living-landmarks Date: July 14, 2015

Living Landmarks celebrates the nine individually landmarked New York City public parks in honor of the 50th anniversary of the City's landmarks law. The exhibit showcases their contributions to landscape design and to the dynamism of the city through historical and contemporary photography, renderings, maps, artifcats, and memorabilia.

Landmarks include Central Park, Prospect Park, Fort Tryon, Morningside Park, Riverside Park, Verdi Square, Bryant Park and Eastern and Ocean Parkway.

CLOSED: SEPT 3, 4, and 7th.

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 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.76720046997070000, -73.97129821777344000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5579a9b9eb700.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: July 14, 2015

Have you ever been sore after a night of dancing? If so, you’re not alone! Dancing is one of the best ways to work out and Breezy Bodies offers just that! By providing an atmosphere of upbeat dancing, Breezy Bodies with focus on cardiovascular fitness, coordination and strengthening of your core muscles. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and feel yourself getting into shape by doing something that you love!

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: July 14, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Summer Day Camp 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/greenbelt-summer-day-camp-2015 Date: July 14, 2015

It's not too late to register for camp this season! Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/6 to 8/13.

The Greenbelt Environmental Education Department is dedicated to forstering an appreciation of the outdoors in children of all ages.

The camp's headquarters is located at High Rock Park, a 72-acre forest preserve. Campers will explore our hiking trails, natural areas, creeks, ponds, the nature center, and carousel. Campers will also take off-site trips to other parks each session. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licenses our camp; this means we follow their low child-to-counselor ratio, making camp safe and fun for all.

For more information, please visit the High Rock Summer Day Camp website.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-7475 ext. 1

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5526aa65c4022.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids1 Date: July 14, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Macombs Dam Park

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X030 Macombs Dam Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.82820129394531000, -73.92919921875000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d35e34d9e0.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids2 Date: July 14, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.79349899291992000, -73.93669891357422000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d3ac58636c.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids3 Date: July 14, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Detective Keith L. Williams Field House (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.70186233520508000, -73.78356170654297000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d6e721ac2f.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids4 Date: July 14, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Juniper Valley Park Track (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.71939849853515600, -73.88430023193360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d702c1b3a5.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Track and Field for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/track-and-field-for-kids Date: July 14, 2015

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

For more information on how to get your child involved in Track and Field this summer, please register online. Children of all abilities are welcome!

Children 5-7 years old practice from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and children 8-16 years old will practice from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

All practices start on Monday, July 6th, 2015 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3319

Location: Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.57770156860400000, -73.99759674072300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559c34049f15b.jpg Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-sports-experience Date: July 14, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 14, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.78359985351562000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-exhibitions Date: July 14, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 14, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m on the lawn.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: July 14, 2015

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

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

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

Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.86339950561523400, -73.93009948730469000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/tree-care-tuesday-with-human-impacts-institute Date: July 14, 2015

Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and green space. Help with their local oyster monitoring project, too!

Registration is ecommended (required for groups). Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-9761

Location: 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street

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2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7209, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55524766b3d33.JPG Wed, 20 May 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/garden-crew Date: July 14, 2015

Help care for our vegetable beds (where all of our produce will be donated to local food pantries and sold at our Youth Run Farm Stand), and compost bins. Bring water and sunscreen.

Meet at the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Compost Garden Site. All volunteers must register at (718) 601-1553 for further instructions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9045, -73.8964 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 14, 2015

Tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts!

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. In case of rain, Word for Word StoryTime will be cancelled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Reading Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-reading-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/summer-reading-storytime Date: July 14, 2015

Enjoy a fun storytime with librarians from the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library who will share stories from their summer reading list and more.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Jump into Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer1 Date: July 14, 2015

Can’t wait for beach season? Well you’re not alone! Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to get your body moving than to just jump on in! Jump into Summer is a jump rope interval training program designed to enhance endurance, stamina, and coordination. Jumping rope offers a great way to tone various parts of your body while concentrating on cardiovascular fitness and health.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 14, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City.

Join us for this tour around tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights include: Harlem Meer, Huddlestone Arch, the Loch, Glenspan Arch, several cascades, and the Pool.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b43cca7060.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Jump into Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-jump-into-summer Date: July 14, 2015

Can’t wait for beach season? Well you’re not alone! Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to get your body moving than to just jump on in! Jump into Summer is a jump rope interval training program designed to enhance endurance, stamina, and coordination. Jumping rope offers a great way to tone various parts of your body while concentrating on cardiovascular fitness and health.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 11:00 am 11:30 am 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: AbDominator]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-abdominator Date: July 14, 2015

Do you remember the days of toned, tight abdominal muscles? Well, those days aren’t gone forever and we can help you get them back! AbDominator offers an intense abdominal and core focused fitness program equipped with variable and adaptable workouts. This program is designed to strengthen the core and burn fat while increasing flexibility by incorporating time for stretching. AbDominator is able to focus on movements that activate your upper and lower abdominals as well as your obliques.

All classes are weather dependent. In cases of rain, please call (718) 667-3543 to confirm classes are still on.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 11:30 am 12:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Museum of the City of New York + NYC Parks Present: Free Family Programs!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-nyc-parks-present-free-family-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/museum-of-the-city-of-new-york-nyc-parks-present-free-family-programs Date: July 14, 2015

Join the Museum of the City of New York and NYC Parks for NYC history and art activities!

The Museum will be running family-friendly workshops at Cherry Tree Park, designed for kids ages 6-12. Children will learn about our city's rich history and have fun!

For more information on ac, please visit the Museum of the City of New York webpage. You can also email familyprograms@mcny.org.

This program is part of the mayor's Community Parks Initiative (CPI). Find out more by visiting the CPI webpage.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cherry Tree Park

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M215 Cherry Tree Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.78720092773437500, -73.94719696044922000 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/abs-work-out Date: July 14, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 14, 2015

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Book Club Discussion on The Divine Comedy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-reading-room-book-club-discussion-on-the-divine-comedy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-reading-room-book-club-discussion-on-the-divine-comedy Date: July 14, 2015

Join us for a book club discussion on The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, facilitated by Joseph Luzzi, author of In a Darkwood.

Stop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP USA).

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 29 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/meditationtasha-valentin Date: July 14, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-knits http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/14/bryant-park-knits Date: July 14, 2015

Free beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call Knitty City at (212) 787-5896 to register, or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-14 2015-07-14 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514648a600c5.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT