NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:17:50 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[Bronx Forest Trail Work & Forest Clean Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bronx-forest-trail-work-forest-clean-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bronx-forest-trail-work-forest-clean-up Date: July 11, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Bronx Park!

Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will drag brush and install seed to close unnecessary trails, and help formalize a single loop trail through the woodland.

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

Registration is required, please sign up here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8715, -73.8706 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[High Bridge 5K Trail Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/high-bridge-5k-trail-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/high-bridge-5k-trail-race Date: July 11, 2015

Celebrate the reopening of the historic High Bridge at the inaugural 5K trail race that begins near the Highbridge Recreation Center. The overall course is made up of three distinct types of surfaces throughout Manhattan and Bronx’s Highbridge Parks. The trail sections are steep and technical with lots of rock out croppings and amazing views. The main trail is flat and wide and the paved surfaces are rut free. Race across New York City’s oldest standing bridge, the High Bridge, and enjoy the amazing views of the Harlem River!

Refreshments and a High Bridge 5K Trail Race shirt are provided for all pre-registered runners. Please register here or visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/high-bridge-5k-registration-17339535016. All major credit cards accepted.

High Bridge 5K Trail Race is brought to you by King of the Mountain Events and NYC Parks.

There are no refunds. If for any reason the event cannot be held on the original date it will be rescheduled for a future date. If you are unable to attend the alternative date you will receive a credit towards another King of the Mountain Trail Running Event/Race. Race day entries are not guaranteed a t-shirt. High Bridge 5K Trail Race follows NY USATF rules and is the only USATF sanctioned race of its kind that takes place in Manhattan. The race is professionally timed culminating in an awards ceremony.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558ad9efdbf09.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Turtle Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/its-my-park-at-turtle-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/its-my-park-at-turtle-playground Date: July 11, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Green Earth Urban Garden to scrape and paint the perimeter fence and play equipment at Turtle Playground. Please dress appropriately for painting activities. Please email maureen@greenearthurbangardens.org to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of caring for Turtle Playground!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: Turtle Playground

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Q357G Turtle Playground 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 9:30 am 2:00 pm 40.74209976196289000, -73.82740020751953000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Building Your Garden’s Presence]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-building-your-gardens-presence http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-building-your-gardens-presence Date: July 11, 2015

We’ll focus on how to collect your garden’s history in oral, written or visual ways. We’ll feature a garden’s new website, created this year with assistance from Green Guerrillas. Please come to the workshop with a piece of history from your garden, such as an elder or founding garden member, photo, or story. This workshop is in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-788-8070

Location: Neighborhood Advisory Committee Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8176, -73.9185 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga1 Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga3 Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga4 Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga5 Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/isadora-duncan-childrens-dance-class Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Company members of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company will lead these free public classes underwritten by the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Consistent participants will be invited to perform as part of the dance performance on August 22nd.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555217dec1664.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-advanced Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Community Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/community-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/community-paddle Date: July 11, 2015

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

No registrations required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: Concrete Plant Park

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X305 Concrete Plant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.82690048217773400, -73.88480377197266000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559184e0a99ad.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summer-exhibitions Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bicycling-basics Date: July 11, 2015

A three-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start & stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

For more information and to register, please visit the the event's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 11, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-moves Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Paddling 101 (Basic)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paddling-101-basic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paddling-101-basic Date: July 11, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York CIty. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

Learn to paddle with the Rangers and then use your new skills to explore the shores and learn about life at the lake. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 1st.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89160156250000000, -73.89289855957031000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5594058c8494b.JPG Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saltwater-fishing Date: July 11, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Most fishing programs are first-come, first served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: 135th Street Entrance

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.811, -73.9344 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: July 11, 2015

Join us at the Conference House Visitor Center to make nature-inspired arts and crafts to take home.

All materials are provided, just bring your imagination. Pre-registration is required. Please call (718) 227-1463, or email francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558ad6cf94f91.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/festival-de-las-flores Date: July 11, 2015

The beautiful Colombian tradition of creating “Silletos,” or large medallions constructed of flowers, comes to Queens Botanical Garden in an afternoon celebration.

See some of the completed floral creations, view the works in progress, and enjoy music and dance performances throughout the afternoon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f68387afe7.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Training and Mapping 7/11]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/training-and-mapping-711 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/training-and-mapping-711 Date: July 11, 2015

Arrive ready to count some trees! You will be signing in with your username, so have that readily available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New York Botanical Garden Bronx Green-Up

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86137528370000000, -73.88087868690000000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga for Gardeners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/yoga-for-gardeners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/yoga-for-gardeners Date: July 11, 2015

While we carefully tend to our plants’ health, self-care can get short shrift. Every gardener can avoid strain and injuries by practicing a few simple asanas. This class if for people of all ages and abilities. Bring a yoga mat or large towel if you have one, we will have some mats on hand to share.

Please let me know how many people from your garden plan to attend by emailing mobrien@bbg.org below or calling (718) 623-7385.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 623-7385

Location: Tranquility Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6946, -73.9432 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Tea for 2 Billion Organisms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/greenthumb-workshop-tea-for-2-billion-organisms Date: July 11, 2015

This is the second in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These three monthly workshops will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden: learn the basics of composting at Composting 101, how to supercharge your garden with compost tea at Tea for 2 Billion… Organisms, and how to use compost to improve your plants and soil at Feed the Soil, Not the Plants.

This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Moravian Churches Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6135, -74.119 Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: July 11, 2015

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour to learn about the lives of Seneca Village’s residents in the 1800s and the community’s place in pre-Park New York City. Highlights of this tour include: Summit Rock, Tanner's Spring, Winterdale Arch, and sites where important residences and churches existed before the development of the Park.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our Policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: July 11, 2015

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

On Saturday, July 11, Ben & Josslyn Wheeless will tell the story, "The Patchwork Quilt," by Joan Aiken. Rachel Rose Reid will tell the story "The Pea Blossom," by H.C. Andersen.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/back-to-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/back-to-beach Date: July 11, 2015

Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, vendors, games, food, rides for the kids, and more.

There will be a free fireworks show at the close of the event.

For more information, please call (718) 412-1851.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1851

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:00 am 9:30 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/esl-intermediate Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 11, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 11, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: July 11, 2015

Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends will be read by author David Stabler and a surprise sports hero.

Produced in partnership with Penguin Random House

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[4Knots Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/4knots-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/4knots-music-festival Date: July 11, 2015

The Village Voice presents the 5th Annual 4Knots Music Festival, featuring performances by Super Furry Animals, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Mikal Cronin, Screaming Females, Twin Peaks, Happyness, Meatbodies, Heaters, Surfbort and Heaven.

The 4Knots Food Court will feature Dos Toros, Papaya King, Luzzo’s Pizza, Harlem Public, and Crafty ‘Cue BBQ, plus drinks from Budweiser, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Murph’s Bloody Mary’s, Jarritos, Polar Seltzer and Harney & Sons Fine Teas.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 11, 2015

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off-limits to the general public. On our hikes you can gain orienteering skills, explore our City's rich history, or just take an hour to unplug from the world. Moderate hikes feature longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain. For all hiking programs we recomend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7007, -73.855 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Medicinal Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/workshop-medicinal-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/workshop-medicinal-herbs Date: July 11, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff Farmhouse for a medicinal herbs workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults and teens in what we’re calling “creative homesteading.” Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

In this hands-on medicine making class we will focus on creating a home first aid kit for summer maladies. We will address the following conditions: cuts and scrapes, burns (sun and fire), bug bites, muscle aches, bleeding and bruises, and poison ivy and poison oak rash. We will talk about safety and effectiveness of various ingredients as well as child friendly dosages. Extensive handouts will be provided.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit Wyckoff Museum Workshops website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f2a3454ba.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park: Music with Patrick]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/summer-on-the-hudson-playdates-in-west-harlem-piers-park Date: July 11, 2015

Come have a family and friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Today's performer is Music with Patrick: rock out and run around under a rainbow parachute.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550074da0926b.JPG Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 11, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 11, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Pearls of Wisdom: Brooklyn Then & Now]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/pearls-of-wisdom-brooklyn-then-now http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/pearls-of-wisdom-brooklyn-then-now Date: July 11, 2015

Three locals share their experience through dynamic storytelling. A discussion will follow.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.68759918212890600, -73.95819854736328000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: July 11, 2015

Create miniature works of art to swap and trade with other artists. This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 11, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to some of the southern park highlights, including Grand Army Plaza, the pond, Gapstow Bridge, Wollman Rink, Chess & Checkers House, and the Dairy.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 11, 2015

Gather around Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Storytime & Craft]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/storytime-craft-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/storytime-craft-qbg Date: July 11, 2015

Bring your little nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Magic of Omar Olusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-magic-of-omar-olusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-magic-of-omar-olusion Date: July 11, 2015

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fun on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/fun-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/fun-on-the-farm Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/guerilla-storytime Date: July 11, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 11, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: July 11, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Literary Geographies: A Celebration of Queens Writers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/literary-geographies-a-celebration-of-queens-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/literary-geographies-a-celebration-of-queens-writers Date: July 11, 2015

Come listen to this public reading of Queens-based writers at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Queens is one of the most diverse places in the world with over 150 languages spoken. This public reading is a celebration of the writers who reside in Queens, drawing upon their varied cultural backgrounds and ideas of place, be it within the county or countries far from here.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ten Neighbors Community Garden Cleanup Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ten-neighbors-community-garden-cleanup-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/ten-neighbors-community-garden-cleanup-day Date: July 11, 2015

Please join the Ten Neighbors Community Garden for a cleanup day at the garden. They will be weeding, leveling the ground, and picking up garbage.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ten Neighbors Community Garden

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2015-07-11 2015-07-11 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.66472625732422000, -73.91648864746094000 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-camping-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/family-camping-brooklyn Date: July 11, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/reigster on Wednesday, June 24th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6054, -73.9276 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Tempest by William Shakespeare]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/the-tempest-by-william-shakespeare Date: July 11, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Jurassic Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-jurassic-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-jurassic-park Date: July 11, 2015

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

Jurassic Park tells the story of an epic theme park that goes wrong. The theme parks visitors are amazed to discover real dinosaurs - until they escape. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Rated PG-13. Material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.60359954833984400, -74.15840148925781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558dbf1435239.jpg Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Amazing Spider Man 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-spider-man-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/11/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-spider-man-2 Date: July 11, 2015

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

The Amazing Spider Man 2 brings Spider Man back to the silver screen. In this sequel, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) faces off against the villainous Electro (Jamie Foxx) to save New York City. Rated PG-13. Parents should be cautious about bringing children under 13.

Know Before You Go:

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Coffey Park

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B077 Coffey Park 2015-07-11 2015-07-11 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.6768, -74.0087 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558b01a637628.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 12, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: July 12, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (Northwest)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest1 Date: July 12, 2015

Join a fast-paced hike from the Greenbelt Nature Center to Bloodroot Valley, while learning about the fascinating history of Seaview Hospital.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park: Volunteer at De Hostos Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/its-my-park-volunteer-at-de-hostos-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/its-my-park-volunteer-at-de-hostos-playground Date: July 12, 2015

Volunteer with Partnerships for Parks at an It's My Park service project on Sunday, July 12th.

Partnerships for Parks is leading the effort to engage volunteers and community members to beautify De Hostos Playground in Brooklyn. We need you! Help us launch new volunteer efforts in this playground by helping with clean-up, bench painting, weeding and more!

Please wear appropriate clothing for an outdoor service project and closed-toed shoes. Activities appropriate for ages 14 and above. All materials and equipment will be supplied by Partnerships for Parks, as part of our It's My Park hands-on service program.

Registration is required, please register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3464

Location: Eugenio Maria De Hostos Playground (in De Hostos Playground)

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B358 De Hostos Playground 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7027, -73.9493 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-exhibitions Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/food-truck-rally Date: July 12, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550063d24ef7e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 12, 2015

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Trail of the Month: Blue Trail (Northwest)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/trail-of-the-month-blue-trail-northwest Date: July 12, 2015

Traverse through the Bloodroot Valley area and learn about the history of Seaview Hospital.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: July 12, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/smorgasburg Date: July 12, 2015

Smorgasburg is Brooklyn Flea’s giant all-food market, featuring 100+ vendors every Sunday serving everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Canoeing at Willow Lake]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/canoeing-willow-lake-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/canoeing-willow-lake-intermediate Date: July 12, 2015

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

This is an intermediate canoe program so some experience is preferred. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Meadow Lake South (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7281, -73.8368 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/back-to-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/back-to-beach Date: July 12, 2015

Staten Island Borough President James S. Oddo and The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund present Back to Beach, a free community event featuring live music, vendors, games, food, rides for the kids, and more.

For more information, please call (718) 412-1851.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1851

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Fri, 15 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/basic-canoeing Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival de las Flores: Day 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/festival-de-las-flores-day-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/festival-de-las-flores-day-2 Date: July 12, 2015

Join Queens Botanical Garden and the Silleteros in Jackson Heights for the parade on 37th Avenue from 69th to 86th Street. After the parade, come back to Queens Botanical Garden for a day of music and culture with musicians and artists, various food and craft vendors, and a special ticketed comedy show in the evening.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-12 2015-07-12 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c483988ced.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 12, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse-tour Date: July 12, 2015

Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation. For adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required: call (718) 789-2822 ex. 304.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: July 12, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: July 12, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/freshwater-fishing Date: July 12, 2015

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Most fishing programs are first-come, first served. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 12, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/little-red-lighthouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/little-red-lighthouse Date: July 12, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. The Jeffrey's Hook lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse." Rediscover the history of this unique landmark during this open house, first come, first served.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/laughter-in-the-park-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/laughter-in-the-park-2015 Date: July 12, 2015

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday (except for Saturday, August 1), you can catch up to two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

Our shows have been covered by the NYTimes, listed in the NYPost as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org and www.laughterinthepark.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to celebrate the comic arts. We also want to make New York a better place by cultivating community, inspiring our audiences, and making the City a happier / healthier place through laughter.

This week's appearances include comedians Arthur Meyer, Seaton Smith, Lori Sommer, Nick Vatterott and Gary Vider.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55864407b757d.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weehauken: The Background & Aftermath]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/weehauken-the-background-aftermath http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/weehauken-the-background-aftermath Date: July 12, 2015

Hamilton expert Jimmy Napoli will sit down with Burr descendant and Morris-Jumel Mansion trustee Antonio Burr, Ph.D., to discuss the fateful (and fatal) events of July 12th, 1803, when Aaron Burr dueled Alexander Hamilton and changed the course of U.S. history. The event is free with museum admission. Advanced registration is required. Call (212) 923-8008.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble: Concerts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bronx-arts-ensemble-conerts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/bronx-arts-ensemble-conerts Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival: ¡Retumba!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/harlem-meer-performance-festival-retumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/harlem-meer-performance-festival-retumba Date: July 12, 2015

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

Click here for more information about this event.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: July 12, 2015

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Hike & Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hike-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hike-draw Date: July 12, 2015

Join artist Lovie Pignata.

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430.1890

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8837, -73.8815 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Park: The Tee-Tones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/music-in-the-park-the-teetones http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/music-in-the-park-the-teetones Date: July 12, 2015

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

Sponsored by Borough President Melina Katz and Council District 27.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7272

Location: East Elmhurst Playground

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Q373 East Elmhurst Playground 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.76549911499023400, -73.87090301513672000 Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays Presents Ilusha Tsinadze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 797-9938

Location: Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.80450057983398400, -73.94370269775390000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55916ef42ce87.jpg Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Amazing Nina Simone]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-nina-simone http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/12/movies-in-the-parks-the-amazing-nina-simone Date: July 12, 2015

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

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

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 234-9607

Location: Jackie Robinson Park

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B294 Jackie Robinson Park 2015-07-12 2015-07-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.6802, -73.9277 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: July 13, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-07-13 2015-07-13 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:14 EDT