NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:18:47 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 28, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/the-amazing-captain-faust http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/the-amazing-captain-faust Date: June 28, 2014

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 28, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn Date: June 28, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: 1839 Nostrand Avenue

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6408, -73.9482 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 28, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert: Passions Bleed Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/passions-bleed-live-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/passions-bleed-live-performance Date: June 28, 2014

The band Passions Bleed will perform an amplified set from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. as well as some acoustic songs after 4:00 p.m.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/eating-america Date: June 28, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: June 28, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Club Classics Live! featuring Sam Sparro / Ultra Naté / Kevin Aviance / Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin & Norma Jean Wright (Formerly of Chic) / Company Freak and special guests / DJ set by Andre Collins Curated by Jason King]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/summerstage-club-classics-live-featuring-sam-sparro-ultra-nat-kevin-aviance-alfa-anderson-luci-martin-norma-jean-wright-formerly-of-chic-company-freak-and-special-guests-dj-set-by-xxx-curated-by-jason-king http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/summerstage-club-classics-live-featuring-sam-sparro-ultra-nat-kevin-aviance-alfa-anderson-luci-martin-norma-jean-wright-formerly-of-chic-company-freak-and-special-guests-dj-set-by-xxx-curated-by-jason-king Date: June 28, 2014

A sensational summer dance party featuring new live interpretations of disco, funk, soul and house classics. On the day before New York's famous Pride Festival, CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! assembles powerhouse performers to recreate the magic of legendary NYC dance clubs like Studio 54 and the Paradise Garage. Expect to dance your behind off to live renditions of songs associated with iconic DJs like Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles, and iconic record labels like West End, Salsoul and Casablanca. Curated and directed by Jason King, producer/scholar and host of NPR's R&B/soul streaming radio channel, CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! gathers an impressive array of headliners, including pop sensation Sam Sparro, house legends Ultra Nate and Kevin Aviance, and the ladies from the original line-ups of Chic (Norma Jean Wright, Alfa Anderson, and Luci Martin). Acclaimed dance music 'supergroup' Company Freak supplies the music as house band, along with invited guests. DJ David Depino, long associated with Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage, spins the opening set. CLUB CLASSICS LIVE! is a once-in-a-lifetime party that should not be missed.

Part soul crooner, part pop star with an ever-morphing, chameleon-like quality, Sam Sparro coasts a fine line between disarmingly earnest and chic, credible cool. He has become known not only for his distinct, scale-defying vocals and epic live shows, but also as a visual artist and style icon. In 2008 he hit the mark with his career changing single Black & Gold which received critical acclaim and shot to No.2 in the UK, No.4 in Australia and top 20 in 14 countries. Sam’s sophomore release, Return to Paradise was a play on nostalgia and “paradise garage” – a genre derived from the discotheque scene in New York in the late 70s, famous for its unique and eclectic style of disco and dance music. In 2013 Sparro released Quantum Physical: Volume One, which finds Sam digging into both his 1990’s and current 12” Vinyl collection for sonic stimulus, while lyrically addressing issues we’re seeing in our day to day lives all over the world. He's toured with the likes of Adele and Robyn, and headlined his own tour playing festivals around the world including Glastonbury and Coachella.

Ultra Naté has remained a musical chameleon, embracing a variety of sounds, from R&B/hip-hop, soul and disco to house, rock and electro-pop 25 years after sashaying onto international dance floors. In 1998 Ultra released the anthem "Free" which became an international platinum selling single and has become a dance classic. Shortly after in 1999 her smash rework of "If You Could Read My Mind" with Jocelyn Enriquez & Amber saw Ultra in the Studio 54 soundtrack and followed the crossover success. In 2013 Ultra released her eighth studio album "Hero Worship" featuring collaborations with a list of who's who in dance music - showing she's always had her finger on the pulse. A humble, hardworking legend, today Ultra continues to record tirelessly and evolve as an artist who is also songwriter, producer, DJ, label owner, club promoter and live performer - a highly sought-after darling of the international dance scene.

Legendary drag icon Kevin Aviance, who's a member of the House of Aviance, became an underground sensation in the late-'90s gay dance scene, releasing # 1 Billboard dance hits and taking his drag show on the road. Inspired largely by Grace Jones, though also citing Boy George as an influence, Aviance made a name for himself primarily in New York's thriving gay scene, affiliating himself with other dance icons like Junior Vasquez, Tony Moran, Victor Calderone and the late Peter Rauhofer. It wasn't long before novelty tracks like "Cunty," an aggressive update of "Din Da Da," the S&M-tinged "Rhythm Is My Bitch" and "Alive" which become popular club anthems that allowed him to perform throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Style, sophistication, and soul. That’s what Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin, and Norma Jean Wright brought to CHIC as the group’s original lead vocalists. Alongside producers Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, and drummer Tony Thompson, these legendary ladies made CHIC synonymous with infectious hooks and timeless grooves. They collected a wall of gold and platinum albums, fueling the charts with hits that dominated clubs and airwaves across the globe. To the delight of their dedicated fans, Alfa, Luci, and Norma Jean have reunited as Anderson, Martin & Wright to celebrate a legacy that encompasses some of the most groundbreaking music ever recorded. With new music in the works, Alfa, Luci, and Norma Jean are ready to deliver their classy, high-energy, roof-raising show to audiences all around the world. For these Former Ladies of CHIC, the good times are just beginning.

DJ Andre Collins grew up in Bronx, New York. His career spans over three decades and bears witness to the phenomenon called “House Music.” He has played and learned from the industry elites, such as Nicky Siano and Tee Scott. Andre was the resident DJ at the legendary “WAREHOUSE” and had guest spots at Better Days, The Nickel Bar, Midtown 43, The Lenox Lounge and Karma. Andre’s brand of Universal Love of House Music has been heard internationally in Japan, Europe and the Caribbean. He is known for his creative mixing of music with pulsating vibes and lyrical content. DJ Andre is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jessie Jackson, Maya Angelou and President Barack Obama and often incorporates their messages in his music. He takes his Universal Love of House Music to the radio waves, every Friday on WHCR/90.3 FM-The Voice of Harlem.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534e9ebf92c80.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/eating-america1 Date: June 28, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Captain Faust]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/the-amazing-captain-faust1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/the-amazing-captain-faust1 Date: June 28, 2014

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Blue Heron Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/family-camping Date: June 28, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 18th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 6:00 pm 40.5309, -74.1778 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare In Morningside Park: Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet Date: June 28, 2014

Come out and enjoy this all-female production of Romeo and Juliet by the Manhattan Shakespeare Project that will take place rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 6:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537fa916d451e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 28, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: on the 28th there will be a sign language interpreter at the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 29, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 29, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Achilles Hope & Possibility (5M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/achilles-hope-possibility-5m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/achilles-hope-possibility-5m Date: June 29, 2014

This event, which brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes, is a celebration of running with a very special flavor. Cash prizes, free T-shirts for kids, and more all promise a great day in the park.

Kids’ races traditionally include many participants with disabilities as well.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (855) 5MY-NYRR

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 9:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5363e4f557e1f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 29, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 29, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[5th Annual Soundview Park Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/5th-annual-soundview-park-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/5th-annual-soundview-park-summer-festival Date: June 29, 2014

Join the Friends of Soundview Park's annual celebration of the park and the Bronx waterfront.

There will be performances for all ages, family-friendly fun, educational activities, fitness and recreational programming.

PROGRAMS

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m: 5K Fitness-Nature Walk (New York Walkers Club)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m: Zumba (ShapeUp NYC)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m: Canoeing (Bronx River Alliance)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m: Bronx River Ramble (Bronx River Alliance)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m: Hula Hoop Contest (New York Walkers Club)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Face Painting (Frankies Carnival Time)

LIVE PERFORMANCES

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Music With A Message Changing our community one song at a time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Charles Mansfield & Gina Mobilio Theatrical, pop & folk hybrid

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Concetta Abbate Indie classical music

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: The Creations Doowoop, Acappella

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Lara Bello Flamenco fusion

ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES

Community Visioning Project: "Adopt-a-plant in the Butterfly-Meditation Garden"

Art exhibition by local artists

Live painting (Daniel Hauben, Marthalicia Matarrita, Alexander Reynoso)

Paper-making workshop (Nancy Benignus)

Arts and Crafts & Museum on the Go Bus featuring new exhibit "Rivers on the Go" (Bronx Children's Museum)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 707-8024

Location: Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8201, -73.8706 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cd6a314f4d.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/hatha-yoga Date: June 29, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to your mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC.

All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a875a341e90.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/forest-crew Date: June 29, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-games Date: June 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 29, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/smorgasburg Date: June 29, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/birding Date: June 29, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs throughout the year. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: High Rock Ranger Station (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 40.5794, -74.1263 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration Date: June 29, 2014

Join SOH and NYC Urban Parks Rangers to connect to the life living within the Hudson River. Come for the fishing, stay for the band and the river-related arts & crafts.

Fishing equipment provided.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/meditation Date: June 29, 2014

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

Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation.

Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors.

Please note: Registration is required. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a876e59d981.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 29, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/freshwater-fishing Date: June 29, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. You can try to hook a largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most fishing programs are first-come, first-serve. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 29, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: June 29, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how Central Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Gay Pride March]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/gay-pride-march http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/gay-pride-march Date: June 29, 2014

The first Gay Pride March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those that have been lost to illness, violence and neglect.

The March is a celebration of LGBTQ lives and community. In 2013, over 300 unique marching contingents joined, representing a vast array of non-profits, community organizations, corporate sponsors, small businesses, political candidates and activists! With over 50 floats making the trek down Fifth Avenue, last year's March was one of the largest and most exciting in history.

The march begins at 36th Street and 5th Avenue and ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets. A map of the route can be found online.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Greenwich Street at Christopher Street

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 40.7329, -74.0076 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Nature Songs and Dance with Billy B]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/family-performance-festival-nature-songs-and-dance-with-billy-b http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/family-performance-festival-nature-songs-and-dance-with-billy-b Date: June 29, 2014

Become a tree, a bird, or a bee as you dance and sing along with Billy B, the natural science and dance man!

You'll learn and sing about everything from nature in the city, biodiversity, and energy, to the importance of trees in our world and Central Park of course!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e2fccb4ec7.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/astoria-park-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/astoria-park-festival1 Date: June 29, 2014

Visiting the Astoria Park Festival is a great time to kick-off your summer plans.

It is a summer favorite that’s packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment. Bring your family and friends and enjoy!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7766, -73.9237 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53987d2bc8db6.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Workshop at Jamaica Muslim Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/tree-care-workshop-at-jamaica-muslim-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/tree-care-workshop-at-jamaica-muslim-center Date: June 29, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle.

To register, please contact Asheque Rahman at asheque_rahman@hotmail.com.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 736 7716

Location: Jamaica Muslim Center

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7127, -73.7959 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: The Fort Totten Tunnel Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/historic-new-york-the-fort-totten-tunnel-tour Date: June 29, 2014

Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

This historic walking tour will transport you back in time to the nineteenth century. Learn the stories of Fort Totten and its role in defending New York City.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/house-tours Date: June 29, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bennett Park

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M009 Bennett Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:00 pm 40.8528, -73.9381 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[The Louis Armstrong International Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/the-louis-armstrong-international-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/the-louis-armstrong-international-music-festival Date: June 29, 2014

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong's concert at the 1964 World's Fair. The first annual Louis Armstrong International Music Festival features live music, dancing, and a food truck rally just south of the Unisphere. You are also invited to a jazz soiree with Catherine Russell that kicks off the exhibit: Ambassador Satchmo at the World's Fair - Celebrating 50 Years from 4-6 p.m. in the Queens Musuem. Join us for a wonderful afternoon in Louis' local park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 793-8080

Location: Festival Site (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.744, -73.843 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA['Tycoon Dog' Live Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/tycoon-dog-live-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/tycoon-dog-live-performance Date: June 29, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery For Kids: Ladybugs! Ladybugs!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/nature-adventures-for-kids-ladybugs1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/nature-adventures-for-kids-ladybugs1 Date: June 29, 2014

A hands-on look at live ladybugs, using a magnifying glass, your eyes, and a lot of giggling.

Educator Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Adventures for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters, and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7cb51420e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 29, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 29, 2014

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 29, 2014

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

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 29, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395e27a7d6aa.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: June 29, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-06-29 2014-06-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage in Association with Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Jon Batiste and Stay Human / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summerstage-blue-note-jazz-festival-presents-jon-batiste-and-stay-human http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summerstage-blue-note-jazz-festival-presents-jon-batiste-and-stay-human Date: June 29, 2014

Jon Batiste was born in New Orleans into a family whose deep musical heritage is part of the inspiration for the HBO series Treme, in which he has appeared. Over the last decade he has forged his own artistic path by indelibly fusing himself within the fabric of New York City culture. After attending the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Batiste moved to New York and graduated from the Juilliard School earning a master’s degree in jazz and classical piano. He has collaborated with the likes of Prince, Cassandra Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffet, Eve, Lenny Kravitz, ?uestlove, and Asher Roth.

He has also recorded extensively, most recently putting out the EP MY NY with Stay Human in 2011, a set that was recorded live in the Manhattan subway system. Social Music (Razor & Tie), is the new album by Batiste and his irrepressible musical collective, Stay Human. Both the title of the album and the name of the band are telling. “For me, what we’re doing is a calling, bringing people to an understanding that loving one another is how we are called to be,” he says. Now a quartet (with Batiste on piano, vocals and melodica, which he has renamed the harmonaboard; Eddie Barbash on alto saxophone; Ibanda Ruhumbika on tuba; and Joe Saylor on drums), Stay Human has evolved over the past eight years, running the spectrum from a jazz trio to a quintet to a big band with horns.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is a family of 8 blood brothers, sons of jazz trumpeter/composer Phil Cohran (Sun Ra, co-founder of AACM, mentor to EARTH WIND & FIRE), who were raised on the south-side of Chicago under the rigorous training methods their musically talented parents. From an early age it was clear the brothers of Hypnotic were born for the stage, they grew at the feet of music giants such as Louis Satterfield, Sun Ra, & Pete Cosey while at the same time performing as children along with father at local showcases. By 1999, a few of the older members returned from music scholarships at college to find their younger brothers playing on the streets of Chicago to rave success. They subsequently formed the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and after finding a drummer, began to collectively write original tunes in order to create a record with their very own sound "The Flipside". Initially their only aim was to bring horns and live instrumentation back to mainstream music, but after taking to the streets of United States' major cities HBE enjoyed the independent success of over 65,000 units sold direct to fans and also attracted the attention of Kanye West mentor NO ID. In 2003, Hypnotic cut the horns for his current production "Metal Lungees" that featured on Wu-Tang MC Ghostface Killah's "Pretty Toney" album for Def Jam Island. At the same time HBE had begun to record & self-produce their sophomore effort "Jupiter", and when a Def Jam Records production deal went sour the band moved to NYC to promote and sale their latest project solo.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ea51c7b469.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[A Pint of the Past: Beer & Home Brewing in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/a-pint-of-the-past-beer-home-brewing-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/a-pint-of-the-past-beer-home-brewing-in-19th-century-new-york Date: June 29, 2014

Join an interactive talk and tasting with Mark and Tess Szamatulski of Maltose Express.

In this 90 minute, interactive program, Mark and Tess Szamatulski will explain how to brew and appreciate beer. They will also discuss beer styles and local beer history. Learn everything from beer ingredients, such as hops, grain, water and yeast, to the brewing process, including fermentation and sanitization.

Let your taste buds transport you to the past! Sample a home brew similar to beer from late 19th century New York, made by Mark and Tess especially for this program. Then see how it compares to samples of modern home brews.

Reservations are required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery For Kids: Ladybugs! Ladybugs!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/nature-adventures-for-kids-ladybugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/nature-adventures-for-kids-ladybugs Date: June 29, 2014

Educator Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids.

During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of Fort Tryon Park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere, and get a hands-on look at live ladybugs, using a magnifying glass, their eyes, and a lot of giggling.

All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 3:00 pm 3:45 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f43b36be2e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 29, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare In Morningside Park: Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet Date: June 29, 2014

Come out and enjoy this all-female production of Romeo and Juliet by the Manhattan Shakespeare Project that will take place rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 6:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537fa916d451e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 29, 2014

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

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

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

Please note: on the 28th there will be a sign language interpreter at the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-29 2014-06-29 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Open House: Kick into Summer Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/open-house-kick-into-summer-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/open-house-kick-into-summer-fitness Date: June 30, 2014

Check out Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, right in the heart of the West Village!

The center's holding an open house and inviting you to take part in their programs. Try out fitness classes, use the fitness equipment and more! All programs during the open house are totally free. You can even just come for a wander or a guided tour!

Visit Tony Dapolito's webpage below to check the schedule. Make sure to bring a photo ID and a lock, if you're bringing belongings to secure.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5228

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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M103 Tony Dapolito Recreation Center 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 9:00 am 9:00 pm 40.7296, -74.0054 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: June 30, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 30, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-30 2014-06-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/chair-yoga Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: June 30, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-games Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/monday-movement Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Japanese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-japanese-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-japanese-language-class Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/adaptive-activities Date: June 30, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-06-30 2014-06-30 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: June 30, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities. Participation in the program is free.

For more information on the program, please visit the Walk NYC webpage.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-06-30 2014-06-30 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents A Soldier's Story]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

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

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5K]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: June 30, 2014

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

Rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Counting Crows / Toad the Wet Sprocket / Daniel & The Lion [SOLD OUT]]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/summerstage-presents-counting-crows-toad-the-wet-sprocket-daniel-the-lion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/summerstage-presents-counting-crows-toad-the-wet-sprocket-daniel-the-lion Date: June 30, 2014

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

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

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532719077e816.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/dancing-under-the-stars Date: June 30, 2014

Enjoy free ballroom dance lessons!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Wallenberg Square (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7075, -73.8372 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

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

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[It Takes Two To Tango And Then Some...]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/it-takes-two-to-tango-and-then-some http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/it-takes-two-to-tango-and-then-some Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 397-3159

Location: Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

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M063 Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7715, -73.9885 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Its My Park Day at Mathews Palmer Park: Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/its-my-park-day-at-mathews-palmer-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/its-my-park-day-at-mathews-palmer-park Date: June 30, 2014

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

Please RSVP and share any questions via email.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M154 Matthews - Palmer Playground 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7614, -73.9927 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Astoria LDC 2014 Independence Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-astoria-ldc-2014-independence-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/central-astoria-ldc-2014-independence-celebration Date: June 30, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Gravity]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/30/flicks-on-the-beach-gravity Date: June 30, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-06-30 2014-06-30 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 1, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 1, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-01 2014-07-01 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/healthy-summer-mornings-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 1, 2014

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

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

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/fitness-walk Date: July 1, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 1, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 1, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 1, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT
<![CDATA[Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/01/human-impacts-institute-tree-care-tuesdays Date: July 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: Driggs Ave and Monitor Street

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2014-07-01 2014-07-01 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7233, -73.9422 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d8195c8ec3.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:18:49 EDT