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, 25 Jul 2014 01:38:56 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[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 5, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Courts (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6082, -73.935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7a740b326.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-total-body-workout Date: June 5, 2014

Class will provide a total body workout, with strengthening exercises and light weight lifting. Most of the class is done seated, with modifications available for the standing portion. The center is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/conversational-english Date: June 5, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/adaptive-track-and-field Date: June 5, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: June 5, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 5, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 5, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/rock-your-seat Date: June 5, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Spring Luncheon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/spring-luncheon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/spring-luncheon Date: June 5, 2014

Support the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and join us for an elegant lunch outdoors on the pebble court and a fascinating presentation by “The Garden Guru,” perennial specialist and garden club raconteur Kent Russell.

RSVP required. Call for tickets and details.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: June 5, 2014

Enjoy the works of the Poets of WordTech Communications: Charlotte Mandel, Rachel Hadas and Colette Inez.

Presented in partnership with WordTech Communications

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Race Around the Farm Yard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/race-around-the-farm-yard1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/race-around-the-farm-yard1 Date: June 5, 2014

Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard!

The Prospect Park Alliance invites the whole family to participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old-fashioned games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Race Around the Farm Yard]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/race-around-the-farm-yard http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/race-around-the-farm-yard Date: June 5, 2014

Get out and get moving in the Lefferts yard!

The Prospect Park Alliance invites the whole family to participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts and other old-fashioned games.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51635132de039.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/blooming-naturalists Date: June 5, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/nature-on-the-go Date: June 5, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/learn-to-draw Date: June 5, 2014

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/animal-encounter Date: June 5, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[English Pronunciation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/english-pronunciation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/english-pronunciation-class Date: June 5, 2014

For English speakers who wish to improve their phonetic skills in English by practicing with a speech pathologist.

Start time: 3:30 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 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/garden-crew1 Date: June 5, 2014

The garden crew will be meeting regularly to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of garden crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification, and other horticultural techniques join the garden crew in their weekly workdays.

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 5, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[A Year With Frog & Toad]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/a-year-with-frog-toad Date: June 5, 2014

A live performance about four seasons of friendship and life lessons.

Performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Jackson Pond Playground (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.701, -73.8426 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 5, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 5, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Brooklyn]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-brooklyn Date: June 5, 2014

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

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

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

Registration is required

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7254

Location: 1408 Ditmas Ave

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: June 5, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior.

For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/central-park-circuit Date: June 5, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Free. Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: Off 5th Avenue at 97th Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7889, -73.9557 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de095036f2.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Pro Era in association with Lyricist Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summerstage-presents-pro-era-in-association-with-lyricist-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/summerstage-presents-pro-era-in-association-with-lyricist-lounge Date: June 5, 2014

Pro Era is the Brooklyn collective of Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, A La Sole, Dessy Hinds, and Dirty $anchez. The young MCs have a developed a cult-like following with fans embracing their music & lifestyle..."That OG $wank." Fans can look forward to a new Pro Era EP this Spring, and Joey Bada$$'s debut album, 'B4.DA.$$' this Fall. WORLD DOMINATION!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6717, -74.0063 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534feabf4b593.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 5, 2014

Shakespeare's magnificent swan-song! Before he left us, he left us one of his most enchanting, mysterious, disarming, and delightful plays of power, passion, provocation and the conflict of magic. Join us for Moose Hall Theatre Company's production of the Tempest al fresco on the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. Bring a blanket and prepare to enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park.

**The photo is of Moose Hall Theatre Company's Production of Henry V, circa 2005 at the Peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-05 2014-06-05 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Demi Lovato]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/gma-summer-concert-demi-lovato http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/gma-summer-concert-demi-lovato Date: June 6, 2014

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 6, 2014

Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall brings attention to illegal wildlife trade and species loss in a way that unites a widened audience of scientists, art enthusiasts and the general public. Her life-size, knitted textile pelts of tigers, leopards, coral snakes and Australian marsupials exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than poached skins on the black market. Her textiles reinforce the ideology that support for conservation and culture is a more sustainable, viable and lucrative endeavor than the illegal wildlife trade.

She has conducted research at the American Museum of Natural History, Melbourne Museum and the Berlin Zoo. For Closely Knit, Marshall studied Askai, Central Park Zoo’s six-year-old male snow leopard and created a new knitted work based on his distinctive coat. The exhibition is staged in the historic Arsenal building, which housed a menagerie of gifted animals on the basement level from 1859 to 1871, and was the first home of the American Museum of Natural History from 1869 to 1877 before it moved to its current home on Manhattan’s West Side.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-yoga Date: June 6, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Brielle Ave. between Rockland Ave. and Wolcott Ave. (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5911, -74.1395 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7770760a4.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga in the Orangerie Spring Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/yoga-in-the-orangerie-spring-series Date: June 6, 2014

A beginner-level class also suitable for those who want to deepen their practice in a steady, mindful approach.

Taught by certified Anusara® yoga teacher Ann Casapini in a serene, sunlit space.

Ten classes. Class size limited to 12. Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 9:00 am 10:15 am 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-bronx Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

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

Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: Lou Gehrig Plaza

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8275, -73.9249 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/english-reading-for-adults Date: June 6, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/sit-aerobics Date: June 6, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:56 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-games Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/tai-chi1 Date: June 6, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: LITTLE RED’S HOOD]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bowne Park

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Q006 Bowne Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 12:00 pm 40.7705, -73.8073 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: June 6, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fencing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-fencing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-fencing Date: June 6, 2014

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed, and equipment is provided. Registration required at (212) 382-2255. Drop-ins considered if space allows.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/blooming-naturalists Date: June 6, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Seniors Fitness: Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/cityparks-seniors-fitness-tennis Date: June 6, 2014

The CityParks Seniors Fitness program offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. The program aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help us feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis. No matter how old we are, our bodies always benefit from physical activity. All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718)760-6999

Location: Tennis Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79, -73.9619 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d7ba922a4e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/house-tours Date: June 6, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: June 6, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

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 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: June 6, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

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 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/nature-on-the-go Date: June 6, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/seasonal-crafts Date: June 6, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/waterfront-walk Date: June 6, 2014

From a competitive rowing hub to an illegal dumping ground, the Harlem River waterfront at Sherman Creek has seen a diversity of uses.

Come see the latest developments! We will explore an under-appreciated stretch of NYC’s coastline that includes wetlands, gardens, and ongoing restoration efforts.

The tour will address how efforts toward coastal resilience and sustainable management affect New York Restoration Project’s work along the waterfront.

Registration required.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/animal-encounter Date: June 6, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: June 6, 2014

Participants will learn how to phrase their skills and prior employment history and how to alter it for very specific positions.

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics1 Date: June 6, 2014

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise. It helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7361, -73.9757 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Adaptive Swim]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/adapted-aquatics Date: June 6, 2014

Practice your swimming skills in this adaptive swim program for people with disabilities! To register, which is mandatory, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-760-6969 ext. 0

Location: Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

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Q448 Roy Wilkins Recreation Center 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 4:00 pm 5:45 pm 40.6881, -73.7701 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: June 6, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Play-diem Tour: Tompkins Square Soiree]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/2014-playdiem-tour-tompkins-square-soiree2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/2014-playdiem-tour-tompkins-square-soiree2 Date: June 6, 2014

Join Play-diem on Friday, June 6, for the third free show of the 2014 Play-diem Tour! We'll be celebrating the end of spring with a very special soiree from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Performances at this high-class affair will include Carte Blanche transforming the park into a pre-war Parisian sidewalk with their international jazz stylings; Play-diem's de facto house band, Ukulelien, at their absolute fanciest; and the cabaret sounds of emerging artists Jacob Mondry and Camille Trzcinski.
Reserve tickets in advance for access to front-row seating & free entry into our classic jazz record raffle. Any questions - please contact the Play-diem team at info@play-diem.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538618f3f0f67.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/movie-night-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/movie-night-frozen Date: June 6, 2014

Start off the evening with crafts and games, then join us for a showing of "Frozen" at sundown.

Movie starts at appoximately 7:30pm.

Bring a chair of blanket. Rated PG.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Rochdale Park

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 5:00 pm 40.6747, -73.7745 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[First Friday! Music & Trolley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/first-friday-music-trolley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/first-friday-music-trolley Date: June 6, 2014

Mixing elements of traditional country with old-time western, Kelly and the Hermanos have a wonderful and unique sound. Enjoy the music, explore the museum, stroll the garden, and savor light refreshments. The trolley makes a continuous loop from the #6 Pelham Bay Park subway station to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to City Island.

Registration is required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 5:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing in Bryant Park - RESCHEDULED this week only]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/dancing-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/dancing-in-bryant-park Date: June 6, 2014

A social dance party after work, featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, swing, tango, and much more! From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Lessons are from 6:00pm - 7:00 p.m., followed by dancing to live music 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[McCarren Art Show Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/mccarren-art-show-opening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/mccarren-art-show-opening Date: June 6, 2014

Discover new talent from around NYC at this art show! Both members of McCarren Play Center and members of the public have been invited to submit their work. From kids to seniors, art from a variety of media will be on display: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital art and video.

All are invited to the opening. RSVPs are recommended, though not required. Email or call Benjamin Campbell at Benjamin.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 218-2380.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-06-06 2014-06-06 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536bd8f5b946c.JPG Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/shape-up-nyc-cardio-sculpt Date: June 6, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Cardio Sculpt is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 6, 2014

Shakespeare's magnificent swan-song! Before he left us, he left us one of his most enchanting, mysterious, disarming, and delightful plays of power, passion, provocation and the conflict of magic. Join us for Moose Hall Theatre Company's production of the Tempest al fresco on the Inwood Hill Park Peninsula. Bring a blanket and prepare to enjoy free Shakespeare in the Park.

**The photo is of Moose Hall Theatre Company's Production of Henry V, circa 2005 at the Peninsula in Inwood Hill Park.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie in Crocheron Park: "Brave"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/movies-across-from-golden-pond-in-crocheron-park Date: June 6, 2014

Princess Merida, determined to make her own path defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, she must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green presents "Les Tontons Flinguers"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/films-on-the-green-returns-to-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/06/films-on-the-green-returns-to-washington-square-park Date: June 6, 2014

This year's theme: “Masculin / Masculin” celebrates the outstanding performances of iconic French actors in 10 memorable films, from Belmondo to Montand and Depardieu.

See “Les Tontons Flinguers” in French with English subtitles. Directed by Georges Lautner, 1963, with Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier, Jean Lefebvre, Francis Blanche

Ex-gangster Fernand Naudin is hoping for a quiet retirement when he suddenly inherits a fortune from a former gangster friend, known as “the Mexican.” Unfortunately for Fernand, he must dodge the Mexican’s jealous, trigger-happy gangster buddies, who are determined to set things straight…

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City Parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the City of New York Parks & Recreation and FACE. Use #filmsonthegreen to Tweet about the festival!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-06 2014-06-06 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 7, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bird-walk Date: June 7, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 7, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza is the flagship Brooklyn market.

EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/esl-class Date: June 7, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 7, 2014

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Park of the Americas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-park-of-the-americas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-park-of-the-americas Date: June 7, 2014

Please join MIRA USA to help paint, plant, weed and clean the playground.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 498-9510

Location: 104th Street and 41st Avenue (in Corona Plaza)

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Q172 Corona Plaza 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7492, -73.8615 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Corona Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-corona-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-corona-plaza Date: June 7, 2014

Please join QEDC as they paint the park fence, do some weeding and clean the green space.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Roosevelt Avenue between National Street and 104th Street (in Corona Plaza)

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Q172 Corona Plaza 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7497, -73.8626 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park Invasive Removal - NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/highland-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/highland-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: June 7, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Highland Park to help care for a young, newly planted forest.

This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques.

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

Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 7, 2014

The high school students of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation are proud to present their photography exhibit.

Students learned to use their DSLR cameras in an afterschool program sponsored by the Joy of Giving Something. Advanced students learned to create portraits with professional studio lighting. Other students took photographs throughout their neighborhoods and in Bryant Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/summer-on-the-hudson-nature-walks Date: June 7, 2014

Join Leslie Day, naturalist and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City, and Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, (Johns Hopkins University Press) for a Nature Walk; learn about the trees, plants and bird life of Riverside Park.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 116th Street Overlook (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8093, -73.9669 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: June 7, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 7, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing - no water needed!

Join expert instrucotrs from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Pre-register by phone.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 827-0698

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bryant-park-moves Date: June 7, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: June 7, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help the keep the Park clean and beautiful. Volunteers help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed and spread mulch, and sweep and clear pathways.

Individuals can sign up online. Groups should pre-register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Parkside & Ocean Avenue entrance (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6552, -73.9624 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813eba05aa9.jpg Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[History of the Highland Park Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/history-of-the-highland-park-ridgewood-reservoir Date: June 7, 2014

Join Charles Monaco, local resident and history buff, on a tour of the reservoir and learn about its inception, cultural impact, and role as part of the "Brooklyn Waterworks."

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Volunteering]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/forest-volunteering http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/forest-volunteering Date: June 7, 2014

Help remove invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs with the Van Cortlandt Forest Restoration Team and Green Jobs for Youth.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.9044, -73.8964 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/birding Date: June 7, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/shaking-in-your-seat Date: June 7, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

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Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Rose Garden Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/rose-garden-festival Date: June 7, 2014

Come June, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is a sea of warm color, flush with reds, whites, yellows, and pinks of more than 4,000 blooming plants. In celebration of the delicate beauty that defines this collection, as well as the peak of its seasonal color, stop by for two days of live music, plant care demonstrations and tours with expert rosarians, and light summer refreshments in the shade of the garden's overlooks.

Start time: 10:00 am

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Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: June 7, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Food and Farms Trolley Tour: Caribbean Culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bronx-food-and-farms-trolley-tour-caribbean-culture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/bronx-food-and-farms-trolley-tour-caribbean-culture Date: June 7, 2014

Join in the festivities of NYC’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.

First, we’ll do some gardening with the folks at Roberto Clemente Community Garden, a space permanently protected by The Bronx Land Trust. Next, we’ll visit folks at El Flamboyan Community Garden in the South Bronx. Dominoes may be played! Finally, we’ll sway to the rhythm of live drums coming from the Casita, Little Green/Rock Garden.

Tour Guide: Bobby Gonzalez, Bronx Storyteller.

Please arrive at station between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. There is also an option to meet at the first stop in the Bronx, at 10:30 a.m. Please call
for details.

Registration is required. Please RSVP at the email below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 817-8026

Location: Bronx Trolley Tour Pickup

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8266, -73.9295 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-marine-park Date: June 7, 2014

Join the Marine Park Alliance for a clean-up project, including raking, sweeping and mulching.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 492-5193

Location: Carmine Carro Community Center

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6086, -73.9375 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Playground for All Children]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-playground-for-all-children http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-playground-for-all-children Date: June 7, 2014

Please join the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy to help weed, paint, and clean the playground.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Playground for all Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7384, -73.8793 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Hunter's Point South Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-hunters-point-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/its-my-park-day-at-hunters-point-park Date: June 7, 2014

Please join the Hunters Point Park Conservancy to help clean-up tje park. Community members will enjoy environmental education activities.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5913

Location: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7423, -73.9599 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT
<![CDATA[McCarren Art Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/mccarren-art-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/07/mccarren-art-show Date: June 7, 2014

Discover new talent from around NYC at this art show! Both members of McCarren Play Center and members of the public have been invited to submit their work. From kids to seniors, art from a variety of media will be on display: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, digital art and video.

All are invited to view the work. RSVPs are recommended, though not required. Email or call Benjamin Campbell at Benjamin.Campbell@parks.nyc.gov or (718) 218-2380.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-06-07 2014-06-07 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536bd92f683f3.JPG Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:38:57 EDT