NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:43:59 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[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/flow13 Date: August 18, 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 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 18, 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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2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: August 18, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 18, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: August 18, 2013

Find refuge from city life by practicing seasonal yoga. Decrease stress and increase your energy by focusing on your posture, breath control, and meditation. Classes are led by Neem Dewji, certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga by The Yoga for Health Foundation in Bedfordshire, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f969279a474.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/catch-release-fishing Date: August 18, 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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project-Flutter with the Butterflies at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/family-art-projectflutter-with-the-butterflies-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/family-art-projectflutter-with-the-butterflies-at-wave-hill Date: August 18, 2013

Watch butterflies and sketch them, flying and sipping at their favorite flowers, then make a butterfly hat to wear as you sail across the landscape.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52029aa297730.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 18, 2013

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are needed which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit The Downtown Boathouse website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 18, 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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2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/back-to-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/back-to-the-beach Date: August 18, 2013

Our Back to the Beach celebration continues with even more fun and excitement for the whole family: Volleyball, Tug of war, potato sack races, balloon toss, arts & crafts and much much more.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-petanque-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-petanque-tournament Date: August 18, 2013

Local, national, and international tournaments organized by La Boule New Yorkaise.

Visit labouleny.com to register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/famiy-nature-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/famiy-nature-hike-light Date: August 18, 2013

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/freshwater-fishing Date: August 18, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Van Cortlandt Park

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 40.8916, -73.8929 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 18, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: August 18, 2013

Practice Chinese Chess outdoors in the park, where it is traditionally played in cities throughout China. Unlock the secrets of Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) at our weekly free clinic in the Bryant Park Games Area, or challenge an international Xiang Qi champion visiting from the United East Athletics Association.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/intermediate-canoeing Date: August 18, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

This is an intermediate program,some experience is preferred.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Frank Charles Memorial Park Playground

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2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6494, -73.8324 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/food-truck-rally1 Date: August 18, 2013

The food trucks are back. Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 18, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-games Date: August 18, 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 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 18, 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 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-chess Date: August 18, 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 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 18, 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 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/meditation-at-wave-hill1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/meditation-at-wave-hill1 Date: August 18, 2013

This summer, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple relaxation techniques followed by 20 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and instructor and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Session fee: Member $15/Non-member $23. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96a1525265.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clearing in the Forest: Jungle Jam Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/a-clearing-in-the-forest-jungle-jam-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/a-clearing-in-the-forest-jungle-jam-storytime Date: August 18, 2013

Experience Central Park as a jungle amidst the concrete through Robin Bady’s stories of tropical and urban adventure, then get hands-on with an urban-jungle themed craft. Free and open to everyone, especially families.

A Clearing in the Forest: Jungle Jam Storytime

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 18, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 18, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Butterfly Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/butterfly-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/butterfly-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 18, 2013

Naturalist Paul Keim leads this family-friendly nature walk to search for colorful and delicate butterflies in the garden. Ages six and older welcome with an adult.

Photo Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 12:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f03e1910e4c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/crosspark-promenade Date: August 18, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs and lasts 75 minutes.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org 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: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Studio Sundays: Botanical Illustration & Observation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/wave-hill-studio-sundays-botanical-illustration-observation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/wave-hill-studio-sundays-botanical-illustration-observation Date: August 18, 2013

Try something new and engage in a creative dialogue with your surroundings guided by professional artists working in various media. All skill levels welcome. In this session, observe and document the intricate details and forms of plants and flowers found in Wave Hill’s gardens with artist and naturalist Gabriel Willow. Using pencil and pen, practice techniques of botanical illustration while exploring the intersection of art and science. Space is limited. Registration required online, by calling or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Drop-ins accommodated as space permits.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 ext. 305

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 18, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom. Also view a new exhibit about the Lefferts family genealogy. The exhibit features a family tree and rare objects from the museum collection that tell the story of notable Lefferts family members. Tours every half hour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 18, 2013

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

Photos: Wave Hill

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f02131b90d1.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 18, 2013

Spend a summer afternoon under the shade of the trees learning Nine-Man Morris, a board game that dates back to colonial times. You can even make your very own playing board to take home with you. Or you can also challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 18, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Workshop: "Invasive Pigments"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/art-workshop-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/art-workshop-invasive-pigments Date: August 18, 2013

Join exhibiting artist Ellie Irons in a workshop where participants are invited to bring “unintentional” plants from their neighborhood with attempts to identify those plants, and determine if they are native or non-native and considered beneficial or invasive. Students are able to paint with pigments during the workshop, and take home a set of their own pigments for later use.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-18 2013-08-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 18, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz at the Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/jazz-at-the-mansion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/jazz-at-the-mansion Date: August 18, 2013

Join us on the front lawn of the mansion for our annual jazz concert presented in partnership with Marjorie Elliot and Parlor Entertainment. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks because you’ll want to stay for the full day of great jazz music!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52054abd91097.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/the-art-of-the-park Date: August 18, 2013

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

Space is limited; advance registration 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 tours@centralparknyc.org 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: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d713f24b7d6.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[La Mega 6th Annual Tropical Fest Featuring: Tito Nieves and Guests and DJ Sets by Alex Sensation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/la-mega-6th-annual-tropical-fest-featuring-tito-nieves-and-guests-dj-sets-by-alex-sensation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/la-mega-6th-annual-tropical-fest-featuring-tito-nieves-and-guests-dj-sets-by-alex-sensation Date: August 18, 2013

With more than three decades of musical history, Tito Nieves, the “Pavarotti” of Salsa, has released his 30th studio album. Mi Ultima Grabacion. Tito’s new album has its roots with the Salsa and Tropical music that have made him an icon. Having performed with famed orchestras such as Orquesta Cimarron, the Hector Lavoe Orchestra and Conjunto Clasico, he set out for a career as a solo artist. His first album Classic, included the hit “Sonambulo.” Throughout his career, Nieves has incorporated English to his recordings defying the language barrier with his versatility and crossover appeal. Included among the timeless are smash hits such as “Can you stop the Rain” and “You bring me Joy.” However, the Latin anthem of the 90’s that sealed his place in pop culture history was “I Like it Like That,” which transformed the original version into an energetic powerhouse with vibrant Latin overtones catapulting him into mainstream success.

One of New York City’s top Latin DJ’s, Alex Sensation was born in Bogotá, Colombia. A famed DJ at numerous New York nightclubs, his musical taste appeals to a broad audience that includes various nationalities spanning the world of Tropical and Caribbean music. Celebrated for his hit radio shows on famed Spanish radio station, La Mega 97.9 FM, Alex Sensation is one of Latin music’s tastemakers.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51b77fce05d9c.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[A Game Without a Name]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/a-game-without-a-name http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/a-game-without-a-name Date: August 18, 2013

A Festival of Fools theatre company, in partnership with the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, is pleased to announce the premiere of an original, full-length verse play: “A Game Without a Name: Being the Tale Wherein Impostor Acts the Fool” written by artistic director Timothy Bungeroth.

The free play will be performed outdoors as part of Fringe Al Fresco in August 2013, taking full advantage of the city landscape to present an exciting hour-long plunge into a world of myth, daring and imbecilic clowns.

In this play, the Fool is trapped inside the Primordial Zenith, unable to escape or understand his plight until a quartet of bumbling clowns appears. They lead the Fool through five acts of a cosmic, comic ritual, and a mythical masked trickster figure, the Impostor, appears. The Fool can’t escape until he knows why he’s there – but once he does, he’ll have to make a choice – escape or sacrifice.

The play, which is the origin story of Impostor, is written in iambic pentameter and brings new life to an old style of verse. The heroic couplets are accompanied by original choral music, swordfighting bouts, and rubber chickens battles. It’s a swashbuckling, rhyming adventure into a fantastical world of mythology.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (908) 319-3527

Location: First Park

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M124 First Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7235, -73.9898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52015ec5dbdcd.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/rescheduled-summer-movie-series-madagascar-3-europes-most-wanted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/rescheduled-summer-movie-series-madagascar-3-europes-most-wanted Date: August 18, 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.

In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

Please note: this film was originally scheduled for Thursday, August 1.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 520-5949

Location: 111th Street Parking Lot (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 8:00 pm 40.7422, -73.8505 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Comedy Central Live: The Dark Lords of Comedy with Mike Lawrence, Jared Logan, Dan St. Germain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/comedy-central-in-the-park-the-dark-lords-of-comedy-featuring-mike-lawrence-jared-logan-and-dan-st-germain http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/comedy-central-in-the-park-the-dark-lords-of-comedy-featuring-mike-lawrence-jared-logan-and-dan-st-germain Date: August 18, 2013

Mike Lawrence is a New York City based comedian who has been featured as a stand-up on TBS' Conan, Marc Maron's WTF Podcast, Paul Provenza's Setlist “John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show“ and will debut his first half-hour stand-up special, “Mike Lawrence: The Half Hour” this summer on COMEDY CENTRAL. When he's not working in NYC's best clubs or headlining on the road he can be seen featuring for the likes of John Oliver, Marc Maron and Tom Papa, who shortly thereafter hired Lawrence as a writer for his pilot. He was one of the "New Faces" at the 2010 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and was back with JFL in 2012 doing their Festivals in both Chicago and Montreal, and recording for HBO Canada's Funny as Hell.

Jared Logan got his start in Chicago and recently relocated to New York City. Logan has appeared on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Live at Gotham,” “John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show,” “Mash Up” and will debut his first half-hour stand-up special “Jared Logan: The Half Hour” this summer COMEDY CENTRAL. Currently, Logan appears weekly on VH1’s “Best Week Ever.” He took home the award for Best Comedian at the Chicago Comedy Awards and won the Comedy Idol Competition in Detroit.

Dan St. Germain is a regular on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and has performed stand-up on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He’s also appeared on “John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show,” “The Electric Company,” “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast and as a “New Face” at The Montreal Comedy Festival. He’s the creator and star of the web series “Kicking Dan Out” featured on My Damn Channel and has his own podcast called “My Dumb Friends” co-hosted by friend and lover Sean Donnelly. St. Germain will debut his first stand-up special “Dan St. Germain: The Half Hour” this summer on COMEDY CENTRAL. His album “Bad at The Good Times” comes out on A Special Thing Records this year.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5176b847945d8.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/18/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 18, 2013

A new musical adaption of Shakespeare's screwball comedy. The King and his three friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to scholarship and swear off women. But the oath becomes difficult to keep once they come across four clever girls from their past.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-18 2013-08-18 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/early-morning-yoga Date: August 19, 2013

This hour-long yoga class integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition. All levels are welcome. Limited mats available.

Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

A few notes:

  • 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 before participating.

The Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

Start time: 7:30 am

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 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Mornings]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/tai-chi-mornings http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/tai-chi-mornings Date: August 19, 2013

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

Instructor Joh Morton has been studying Chinese Martial Arts for over seven years and has competed nationally and internationally in Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He learned Yang family Taijiquan from Master Dug Corpolongo, and has continued to study with him for over six years, receiving certification to teach the long form in 2011. In addition to Taijiquan, he has studied Yiquan, Shuai Jiao, Northern Longfist Kung Fu, Southern White Crane, and Xingyiquan. His focus is on understanding and incorporating traditional theories of Qigong and Chinese martial theory with modern principles of body mechanics and physics.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8728, -73.9195 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 19, 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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2013-08-19 2013-08-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 19, 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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2013-08-19 2013-08-19 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/flow13 Date: August 19, 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 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA["Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/adventures-in-time-summer-history-camp Date: August 19, 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 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5134ffb4e50c6.JPG Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Breukelen Farmers Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/breukelen-farmers-summer-camp Date: August 19, 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 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517ff048ed81d.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Program at HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/summer-program-at-hsbc-childrens-garden-at-queens-botanical-garden Date: August 19, 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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2013-08-19 2013-08-19 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 19, 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 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Festival De Las Flores]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/festival-de-las-flores http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/festival-de-las-flores Date: August 19, 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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2013-08-19 2013-08-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: August 19, 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: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 10:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ohmies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/the-ohmies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/the-ohmies Date: August 19, 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: Morningside Park near Basketball Courts (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.81, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519131d9edd8d.jpg Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: The Ebony Hillbillies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/the-ebony-hillbillies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/the-ebony-hillbillies Date: August 19, 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: Slattery Playground

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X085 Slattery Playground 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8573, -73.8985 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51912b9fe8fd8.png Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 19, 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 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/19/bryant-park-games Date: August 19, 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 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-19 2013-08-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6039, -74.1586 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT
<![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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 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 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:43:59 EDT