NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:40:07 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 19, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-chess Date: August 19, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 19, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Beginner Italian Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-beginner-italian-class Date: August 19, 2013

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

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Walk NYC: Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/walk-nyc-willowbrook-park Date: August 19, 2013

Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors. With funding provided by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Parks will staff locations throughout the city with trained walking instructors to lead one-hour walks.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 19, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/views-from-the-past Date: August 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-piano Date: August 19, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 19, 2013

The nation’s premier outdoor film festival brings classic films to the big screen for the 21st consecutive year.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Director: Steven Spielberg

Young Elliot befriends E.T., a stranded alien desperately seeking a way to get back home, and defies all authority and countless obstacles to help him.

Lawn opens at 5:00pm. Movie begins at sunset.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 5:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazzmobile with Winard Harper]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/jazzmobile-with-winard-harper http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/jazzmobile-with-winard-harper Date: August 19, 2013

Join us for a performance by renowned jazz drummer, Winard Harper, and the Winard Harper Sextet.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/outdoor-strength Date: August 19, 2013

Brooklyn Strength leads challenging and fun outdoor fitness classes that focus on strength training and aerobic intervals in and around Brooklyn Bridge Park. Meet at Pier 6, but make sure to arrive on time because the class is mobile!

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-reel-talks Date: August 19, 2013

Ready…Set…Action...Reel insight into the movie of the week with resident film-buff Scott Adlerberg and guest experts in the crafts of screen-writing and movie-making.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[International Contemporary Circus Festival: Race Horse Company: “Petit Mal”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal Date: August 19, 2013

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series Presents Gladys Knight and the O'Jays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-gladys-knight-and-the-ojays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-presents-gladys-knight-and-the-ojays Date: August 19, 2013

The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series features gospel, classic soul, and R&B stars for a summer of hot performances. The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight and the O'Jays keep the groove going strong for an evening of R&B and soul.

Please bring your own chairs as seating is limited.

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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B254 Wingate Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 7:30 pm 40.6586, -73.9443 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 19, 2013

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

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

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Movie Night in Astoria Park Presents Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/2013-movie-night-in-astoria-park Date: August 19, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Movie Night in Astoria Park featuring the film, Annie.

Central Astoria's 2013 Movies on the Waterfront continues Monday evenings in August.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/fitness-walk Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 9:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/flow13 Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134ffb4e50c6.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Farmers Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff048ed81d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

There are two sessions:

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-20 2013-08-20 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Tuesdays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tree-care-tuesdays-hosted-by-human-impacts-institute http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tree-care-tuesdays-hosted-by-human-impacts-institute Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Please see the Human Impacts Institute website for location details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727 9761

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

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B223OC Rodney Park South 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7099, -73.9556 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Public Library's Kidsmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/brooklyn-public-librarys-kidsmobile Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/catch-release-fishing Date: August 20, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ohmies Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8866, -73.8979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Underwood Park

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B259 Underwood Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6886, -73.9664 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912b9fe8fd8.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/stories-in-the-garden-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/stories-in-the-garden-at-wave-hill Date: August 20, 2013

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

Photo Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f03ff314a8d.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 20, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-games Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-chess Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Meet the Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-meet-the-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-meet-the-birds Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 11:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d709670f369.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-piano Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-knitting Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 787-5896

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Knit & Crochet Beginner's Group]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/knit-crochet-beginners-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/knit-crochet-beginners-group Date: August 20, 2013

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

Supplies:

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Knitting-Intermediate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/knittingintermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/knittingintermediate Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Gateway National Recreation Area General Management Plan Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/gateway-national-recreation-area-general-management-plan-open-house Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

Subsequent open houses will be:

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 354-4568

Location: Ryan Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5855, -73.8936 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/green-team Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pilates - Mat Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-on-the-hudson-pilates-mat-class Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5155be3aaa1f8.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesday Tours: Weekly Guided Walking Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tuesday-tours-weekly-free-guided-walking-tours Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51420073ab7ef.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Talks with Parkies and Friends: How Parks Procures and Plants Street Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tree-talks-with-parkies-and-friends-how-parks-procures-and-plants-street-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/tree-talks-with-parkies-and-friends-how-parks-procures-and-plants-street-trees Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/evening-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/evening-yoga Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Stargazing on the High Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/every-tuesday-stargazing-on-the-high-line Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

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

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 6:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7417, -74.0078 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5141fffebc529.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/pilates-fitness-guru Date: August 20, 2013

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

A few notes:

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[International Contemporary Circus Festival: Race Horse Company: "Petit Mal"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/international-contemporary-circus-festival-race-horse-company-petit-mal Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Concert: Bobby McFerrin: spirityouall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bobby-mcferrin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/bobby-mcferrin Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Bobby McFerrin, Vocals

Gil Goldstein: Piano, Electric Piano, Accordion, Arranger

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

Armand Hirsch, Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Jeff Carney, Acoustic Bass

Louis Cato, Drums, Guitar, Bass Ukelele, Vocals

with special guest: Madison McFerrin, Vocals

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516d67888bc26.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Oz the Great and Powerful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/ozthe-great-and-powerful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/ozthe-great-and-powerful Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

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

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B054 Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 40.6668, -73.9272 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 20, 2013

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

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

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

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA["The Big Miracle"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-big-miracle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/the-big-miracle Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:50 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 9:50 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Across from Golden Pond: The Big Miracle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/movies-across-from-golden-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/movies-across-from-golden-pond Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Madagascar 3]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-movie-night-madagascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/20/summer-movie-night-madagascar-3 Date: August 20, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willis Avenue Community Garden

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2013-08-20 2013-08-20 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8122, -73.9202 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/sunrise-tai-chi-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/sunrise-tai-chi-classes Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff120af3f6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/flow13 Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134ffb4e50c6.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Farmers Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff048ed81d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

There are two sessions:

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

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

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: August 21, 2013

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

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball: 10:30 – 11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: 311

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

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b0e59967ed.JPG Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-yoga Date: August 21, 2013

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

Brought to the park by Sacred Sounds Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Free Soccer Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/kids-in-motion-free-soccer-clinic Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: Game Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/summer-on-the-hudson-game-days Date: August 21, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/catch-release-fishing Date: August 21, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music and Me, Inc Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/mommy-music-and-me-inc-music-together Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:15 am

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

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:15 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Mommy, Music & Me, inc Music Together]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/mommy-music-me-inc-music-together Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/the-ohmies Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park)

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R008 Faber Pool and Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6409, -74.1358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Boot Camp Exercise Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/boot-camp-exercise-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/boot-camp-exercise-class Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/family-day Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: Walter Ward Playground

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Q421 Walter Ward Playground 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6577, -73.8439 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 21, 2013

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

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-games Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-chess Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Intermediate Spanish Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-intermediate-spanish-class Date: August 21, 2013

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

Registration required:
inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/north-woods Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/bryant-park-piano Date: August 21, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Slimefest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/slimefest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/21/slimefest Date: August 21, 2013

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dugan Playground

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R026 Dugan Playground 2013-08-21 2013-08-21 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.5614, -74.1108 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:40:07 EDT