NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:58:53 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["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134ffb4e50c6.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Farmers Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff048ed81d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

There are two sessions:

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tree-care-tuesdays-hosted-by-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tree-care-tuesdays-hosted-by-human-impacts-institute Date: August 20, 2013

Join the Human Impacts Institute Crew (HII) and volunteers from Brooklyn Day Habilitation Center in caring for our local green gems, street trees.

We'll meet at a different NYC location each week to clean up, aerate and mulch tree beds, thereby beautifying our neighborhoods while cleaning air and promoting green space. No experience is necessary and kids are welcome with adult supervision. Be sure to bring water and sunscreen and clothes for gardening. HII will provide gloves and all of the necessary tools.

Please see the Human Impacts Institute website for location details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

Location: South 3rd Street and Rodney Street (in Rodney Park South)

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<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 20, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Public Library's Kidsmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile Date: August 20, 2013

Brooklyn Public Library brings its colorful Kidsmobile to Pier 6! Families can enjoy reading in this children's library on wheels and special programs presented by the Brooklyn Public Library.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 20, 2013

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon. Games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be ready for your arrival.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/catch-release-fishing Date: August 20, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ohmies Date: August 20, 2013

The Ohmies: Super Silly Sassy Frassy So Much Fun Together Concert is a highly interACTIVE story in which the audience sings, stretches, laughs and dances along to original music with their new BFFs: Bella Butterfly, Carlin Caterpillar, Daisy Dog, Gisbert Grasshopper and Sylvio Snake. Get your kids moving and let their imaginations run wild as they sing along to original music, hop like a grasshopper, slither like a snake and fly like a butterfly!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8866, -73.8979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 20, 2013

One of the last black string bands in the U.S., The Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style of All American Music - Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock + Roll and Country. Inspiring heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music using Violin, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo, Washboard, percussion, bones and vocals.

Norris Bennett, Banjo-Mountain Dulcimer-Guitar-Vocals
Henrique "Rique" Prince, Fiddler Violinist
William Salter, Acoustic Bass & Vocals
Newman Taylor Baker, Washboard Player & All Around Percussionist
Gloria Thomas Gassaway, Vocalist & Bones

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912b9fe8fd8.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/stories-in-the-garden-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/stories-in-the-garden-at-wave-hill Date: August 20, 2013

Join us for a delightful reading adventure as we explore a different, nature-related theme each week with beautifully illustrated storybooks, beloved classics and exciting new selections. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Ideal for ages 3 and up and their adult companion.

Photo Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f03ff314a8d.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 20, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-games Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-chess Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: August 20, 2013

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center.

*No "Meet the Birds" on June 25 and July 2*

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: August 20, 2013

Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park’s smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours. The route involves hills and wood chipped trails and lasts 60 minutes.

Tour limit: Due to limited space in the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, only the first 20 people to sign in at the beginning of the tour will be able to participate.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d709670f369.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-piano Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 20, 2013

Beginner classes presented by Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided. Call to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: August 20, 2013

All participants will learn how to purchase yarn, needles & hooks, read directions and make a 4"x4" square to measure tension to be able to finish a pot holder or scarf. Knitters will learn how to cast on and how to knit or purl. Crocheters will learn to chain, single crochet, and double crochet.

Supplies:

Participants should bring a 7oz skein of light colored worsted weight yarn. No multi-colored, nor dark colored yarns. Knitters should purchase #8 needles, crocheters should purchase an "H" hook.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/knittingintermediate Date: August 20, 2013

Learn to double knit. Must be proficient in reading directions. Bring two balls of contrasting colored, worsted weight, cotton yarn and a pair of #6 knitting needles.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Gateway National Recreation Area General Management Plan Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

Subsequent open houses will be:

  • Wednesday, August 21, 3:30 to 7:30 pm: Sandy Hook Chapel, Sandy Hook, NJ
  • Thursday, August 22, 4 to 8 pm: Fort Wadsworth, Building 120, Staten Island
  • Tuesday, September 10, 4 to 8 pm: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
  • Thursday, September 12, 3:30 to 7:30 pm: Sandy Hook Chapel, Sandy Hook, NJ

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4568

Location: Ryan Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5855, -73.8936 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/green-team Date: August 20, 2013

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week. The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants. The Green Team is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. No experience necessary.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: August 20, 2013

This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: August 20, 2013

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Tuesday Tours are free hour-long walking tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.

Tuesday Tours take place weekly between Tuesday, May 7 and Tuesday, September 24.

Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a spot.

Tuesday Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather. Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates every Tuesday by noon.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Talks with Parkies and Friends: How Parks Procures and Plants Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tree-talks-with-parkies-and-friends-how-parks-procures-and-plants-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tree-talks-with-parkies-and-friends-how-parks-procures-and-plants-street-trees Date: August 20, 2013

Join us for a lecture series celebrating all the intricacies, challenges and decisions involved in urban forestry in New York City. NYC Parks Forester Nave Strauss presents: "How Parks Procures and Plants Street Trees," a lecture on MillionTreesNYC works with nurseries and contractors to procure and plant new street trees.

Please register in advance for each lecture you plan to attend.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/evening-yoga Date: August 20, 2013

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

June 25th- Shawna
July 2nd- Joanna
July 9th- Hannah
July 16th- Jennie E.
July 23rd- Rian
July 30th- Nicoli
August 6th- Shawna
August 13th- Jenn L.
August 20th- Rian
August 27th- Nancy

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: August 20, 2013

You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars.

Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at dusk, between Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, October 29.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: 14th Street Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 20, 2013

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 20, 2013

The Fitness Guru (aka Michael Feigin) is back in the park for Pilates Mat classes overlooking the New York Harbor. Learn to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso. Pilates is designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine while rebalancing the muscles around the joints.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Remember to bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available first come first served - with valid ID).
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[International Contemporary Circus Festival: Race Horse Company: "Petit Mal"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal Date: August 20, 2013

Race Horse Company was born in 2008 out of an artistic need to create an uncompromising, personal and completely new kind of contemporary circus. Race Horse Company's rough-and-ready performances are based on aesthetics of chaos, humor and surprise. The company approaches circus without questioning, leaving philosophy and thinking to the spectators. Their newest production, “Petit Mal”, is built around the idea of black humor and collisions. The traditional form, poetry and soft movement of contemporary circus are challenged through randomness and dream-like logic. The Daily Echo has defined it as “contemporary circus,[where] the performers fuse break-dancing, Hip-Hop, Chinese pole, acrobatics and martial arts creating a visual feast for the eyes that [leave] you open-mouthed in amazement.”

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Concert: Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bobby-mcferrin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bobby-mcferrin Date: August 20, 2013

For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time Grammy winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world's finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers and the beatbox movement. His latest album, spirityouall, is a bluesy, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehandedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit “Don't Worry, Be Happy,” his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea and

the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances. The spirityouall project embraces Bobby McFerrin's folk, rock, and blues influences without abandoning his fearless improvisational approach or his never-ending exploration of the human voice. He moves seamlessly between lyrics and wordless lines, trading phrases with his band, inviting the audience to sing along. Bobby loves to sing this music, and it shows: spirityouall raises the roof with joyful grooves.

Bobby McFerrin, Vocals

Gil Goldstein: Piano, Electric Piano, Accordion, Arranger

David Mansfield, Violin, Mandolin, National Resonator Guitar, and Lap Steel

Armand Hirsch, Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Jeff Carney, Acoustic Bass

Louis Cato, Drums, Guitar, Bass Ukelele, Vocals

with special guest: Madison McFerrin, Vocals

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d67888bc26.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Oz the Great and Powerful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/ozthe-great-and-powerful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/ozthe-great-and-powerful Date: August 20, 2013

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

Disney's fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Lincoln Terrace Park (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park)

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B054 Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 40.6668, -73.9272 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA["The Big Miracle"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-big-miracle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-big-miracle Date: August 20, 2013

An animal-loving volunteer and a small-town news reporter are joined by a native Alaskan boy to rally an entire community - and eventually rival world superpowers - to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:50 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 9:50 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Across from Golden Pond: The Big Miracle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/movies-across-from-golden-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/movies-across-from-golden-pond Date: August 20, 2013

Come enjoy The Big Miracle. Bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Madagascar 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-movie-night-madagascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-movie-night-madagascar-3 Date: August 20, 2013

Spend a night under the stars enjoying a film on the big screen. Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket, and New York Restoration Project will provide complimentary hot popcorn served in compostable bags! Movies will begin between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m., at sunset.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: August 21, 2013

Sunrise Tai Chi Classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. All programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/flow13 Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134ffb4e50c6.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Farmers Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff048ed81d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

There are two sessions:

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 21, 2013

All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball: 10:30 – 11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b0e59967ed.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-yoga Date: August 21, 2013

Join us for kids yoga amidst the sun and trees in the park. We'll sing, dance and learn some fun yoga poses too. Bring a yoga mat. Limited mats will be provided.

Brought to the park by Sacred Sounds Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 21, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Calling all children 12 and under who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon. Games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be ready for your arrival.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/catch-release-fishing Date: August 21, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music and Me, Inc Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together Date: August 21, 2013

Enjoy music and movement activities for children from birth to age 7.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, inc Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: August 21, 2013

Enjoy music and movement activities for children age birth - 7 years and the adults that want to play with them. Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x.301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies Date: August 21, 2013

The Ohmies: Super Silly Sassy Frassy So Much Fun Together Concert is a highly interACTIVE story in which the audience sings, stretches, laughs and dances along to original music with their new BFFs: Bella Butterfly, Carlin Caterpillar, Daisy Dog, Gisbert Grasshopper and Sylvio Snake. Get your kids moving and let their imaginations run wild as they sing along to original music, hop like a grasshopper, slither like a snake and fly like a butterfly!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: August 21, 2013

The boot camp exercise class is perfect for those wanting high energy activity.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/family-day Date: August 21, 2013

Come join us for an afternoon of crafts, games, inflatables, music, giveaways, sports activities and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Walter Ward Playground

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Q421 Walter Ward Playground 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6577, -73.8439 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 21, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-games Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-chess Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate Spanish Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class Date: August 21, 2013

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao! Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time – lessons are not cumulative.

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

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 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/north-woods Date: August 21, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-piano Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Slimefest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/slimefest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/slimefest Date: August 21, 2013

Come get messy with us! Join us in our Slimefest for an afternoon of fun. Some of the races are the baked bean relay, the applesauce hat race, the water balloon toss, and the jelly slide.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-after-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-after-work Date: August 21, 2013

Perfectly timed evening performances featuring talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

Performance Schedule:

June 5: Warren Chiasson Trio Jazz
June 12: Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart Singer-songwriter
June 19: Joonsam Lee Quartet Jazz
June 26: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks Singer-songwriter

July 3 Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet Jazz
July 10: Eytan and The Embassy Singer-songwriter
July 17: Chuck Braman Trio Jazz
July 24: Tall Tall Trees Singer-songwriter
July 31: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra Jazz

August 7: Zach Berkman Singer-songwriter
August 14: Dan Levinson’s Swing Wing Jazz
August 21: Woody Pines Singer-songwriter
August 28: John Farnsworth Quintet Jazz

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[History Tour: Into the Mist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/history-tour-into-the-mist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/history-tour-into-the-mist Date: August 21, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers lead this tour tracing the steps of George Washington and the Continental Army as they were defeated by the British in the Battle of Brooklyn.
This tour requires you RSVP here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 6:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga Date: August 21, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c4c791305dd.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Yoga - Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-yoga-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: August 21, 2013

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be6fdd06e.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/family-capoeira Date: August 21, 2013

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Co Sponsors:
Northern Manhattan Parks and Bread and Yoga
More info at www.breadandyoga.com

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 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/shape-up-nyc-yoga1 Date: August 21, 2013

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Please bring your own mat. Weather permitting.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park: The Edge of Heaven]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/outdoor-cinema-at-socrates-sculpture-park-our-nixon Date: August 21, 2013

The Edge of Heaven, a drama from a German-born, Turkish-descended filmmaker, explores the lives of six characters, including two young women: a Kurdish political activist wanted by the German authorities and Lotte, a naïve German student who becoming sexually entangled with her. Fassbinder muse Hanna Schygulla plays Lotte’s suspicious mother in this tale from a new Europe – one in which national boundaries are disappearing as quickly as traditional sexual norms.

Outdoor Cinema is an annual international festival of open-air cinema, music, dance, and food that includes eight weeks of films at Socrates Sculpture Park, taking place on Wednesday evenings through August 21. Outdoor Cinema 2013 features eight international titles from Chad, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States – selected by Karen Cooper, Director, and Mike Maggiore, Programmer and Publicist, Film Forum, and Dan Nuxoll, Program Director, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Artistic Director, Rooftop Films.

In addition to the films, which are presented in their original language (with English subtitles), each evening will feature regional cuisine from neighborhood restaurants and performances by local musicians and dancers that celebrate the culture of the film. Pre-screening performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and films begin at sunset (weather permitting). From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., we will also offer free sunset paddling sessions from the Socrates Sculpture Park beach at Hallets Cove, just north of the park.
Admission is free, and the evening’s food and performance line-up is announced the week prior.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d474dbebef4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/sunset-pilates Date: August 21, 2013

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill's Body in Balance Studio, for Sunset Pilates, an intermediate pilates mat class. Lou's teaching remains true to the basic tenets established by Joseph Pilates. Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

A few notes:

  • Students should bring a good thick mat and a Dynaband. These items are not available for rental.
  • Classes are open to ages 16 and older.
  • Pilates experience is suggested.

About Lou:

Lou Cornacchia is owner of the Pilates studio, Body in Balance, in Cobble Hill. Her creative, energetic and caring approach to teaching Pilates has made her one of the best in her field and earned her a huge following throughout Brooklyn.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8107 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Night Walk in Inwood Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/night-walk-in-inwood-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/night-walk-in-inwood-park Date: August 21, 2013

Take an evening nature walk with naturalist Mike Feller in our sister park, Inwood Hill Park. Bring the whole family for an exciting exploration of nature on Manhattan Island. What creatures will you see and hear on this summer night's stroll?

The walk is accessible; however, persons with mobility issues may encounter difficulty due to steep and rough paths.

Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.87, -73.9211 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f7f6acdf0f5.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[¡Arriba! Community Dance Parties at the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/httpwwwthehighlineorgeventsartsprogramsfree20138c2a1arribacommunitydancepartiesatthehighline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/httpwwwthehighlineorgeventsartsprogramsfree20138c2a1arribacommunitydancepartiesatthehighline Date: August 21, 2013

Grab your friends and bring your dancing shoes – evenings of live Latin music and dancing are returning to the High Line this summer! Friends of the High Line is pleased to partner with HAI and Hudson Guild to host some of New York City’s best Latin bands at the High Line, transforming the park into an open-air dance floor at sunset.

Inspired by the guajiro musical rhythms of Cuba, Nu D’Lux of New York City offers a funky mix of son montuno, rumba, danzon, and timba styles to close out the ¡Arriba! series.

Part of High Line Live! – a performance series at the High Line – ¡Arriba! nights in June, July, and August feature different live acts bringing their own energy, musical style, and flavor to our community dance parties. Visit our website for more information regarding all performances in this series.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142054c141ba.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[International Contemporary Circus Festival: Circus Now! AcroArts Productions / Frequently Asked Questions / Hybrid Movement Company / Hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/international-contemporary-circus-festival-circus-now-acroarts-productions-bindlestiff-family-cirkus-faq-hybrid-movement-company-hosted-by-bindlestiff-family-cirkus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/international-contemporary-circus-festival-circus-now-acroarts-productions-bindlestiff-family-cirkus-faq-hybrid-movement-company-hosted-by-bindlestiff-family-cirkus Date: August 21, 2013

Acrobats, aerialists, and break dancers; oh my! An exciting evening of artistry, expression, courage, and athleticism await you as some of America's most exciting contemporary circus companies showcase highlights of their best work. It's the circus as you've never seen it, so come ready to pick your jaw off the floor.

Frequently Asked Questions is a company made up of circus friends, classmates and coworkers who share the dream of creating a new American circus company. They are all first generation circus artists, each of whom has their own unique story of how they came to the ring. They share an undying passion for their art and a respect for traditional and contemporary circus, both of which are proudly demonstrated in their creations. This summer marks their inaugural summer tour and debut production: "Now You Know" which draws its inspiration from the company moving from friends to family, learning about one another as each performer tells their individual story.

The human body in motion is a spectacular beauty. Twisted into unique shapes around flowing fabrics, balancing in seemingly impossible positions, dancing through space and responding to changing environments, it finds perplexing and awe inspiring forms. Hybrid Movement Company is a collaborative team committed to the creation of works which touch the heart and awaken the human mind.



Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the globe, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus, Wild West Shows, Burlesque, and Sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. The company has produced innumerable cabaret shows, custom performances for special audiences, all-ages and family productions, and sophisticated adult shows. Bindlestiff has brought its grand spectacle to hundreds of thousands directly and to over a million people more through television. You can find Bindlestiff Family Cirkus alumni working in theaters, festivals, arts centers, streets, circuses, cruise ships, and carnivals around the world.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-chamber-music-society-of-lincoln-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/naumburg-orchestral-concerts-the-chamber-music-society-of-lincoln-center Date: August 21, 2013

Donated by Elkan Naumburg, the Naumburg Bandshell has been home to the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts since 1905. The concert series is now the oldest in the United States to bring free outdoor classical music to the public. Naumburg Orchestral Concerts features the work of new composers and conductors.

Program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
Quartet in D major for Flute, Violin, Viola & Cello, K. 285, (1778)

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Rondo: Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Serenade in D major for Flute, Violin, & Viola, Opus 25, (1801)

  • Entrata. Allegro
  • Tempo ordinario d'un minuetto
  • Molto allegro
  • Andante con variazioni
  • Allegro, scherzando e vivace
  • Adagio
  • Allegro, vivace e disinvolto – Presto

Intermission

Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)
Quintet in A major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola & Cello, B. 155, Opus 81, (1887)

  • Allegro ma non tanto
  • Dumka. Andante con moto
  • Scherzo (Furiant). Molto vivace
  • Finale. Allegro

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Seaside Summer Concert Series Presents An Evening with Chicago]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-chicago http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/seaside-summer-concert-series-presents-an-evening-with-chicago Date: August 21, 2013

Coney Island's Seaside Summer Concert Series, now in its 35th year, brings some of the best performers to you in a series of free concerts. Spend an evening with one of the most successful rock bands, Chicago. Bring your own chairs as there are a limited number of rental chairs.

*Performances are held Thursday nights with two exceptions; Friday, July 12th and Wednesday, August 21st.

*No cameras, audio or video recording, alcohol, pets, or bottles are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited on the premises.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 222-0600

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:30 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: August 21, 2013

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps.

This event is sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Hairspray]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/hairspray http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/hairspray Date: August 21, 2013

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

Based on the stage musical of the same name, Hairspray features Tracy Turnblad, an overweight high-school student whose only dream is to be on a local Baltimore teen dance program.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: 145th Street and Bradhurst Avenue (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 pm 40.8235, -73.943 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[FrogWatch USA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/frogwatch-usa http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/frogwatch-usa Date: August 21, 2013

Join us for monthly monitoring sessions where we listen for the calls of local frogs. Frog Watch USA is a nationwide program that monitors and tracks amphibian populations by collecting data with help from volunteers like you! Bring a headlamp or flashlight for the night walk and monitoring. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up. Meet at Nevada Ave. parking lot.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks: The Hunger Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/river-flicks-the-hunger-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/river-flicks-the-hunger-games Date: August 21, 2013

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

16 year old Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take the place of her younger sister Prim (Willow Shields) in the Hunger Games, a competion where randomly selected representatives from the 12 districts fight to the death.

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 22, 2013

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for 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 2013-08-22 2013-08-22 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 22, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/22/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 22, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-22 2013-08-22 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:58:54 EDT