NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:23:08 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[Farmer's Market Friday]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/farmers-market-friday http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/farmers-market-friday Date: July 26, 2013

Get fresh produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market (in Kissena Corridor Park)

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Q300 Kissena Corridor Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/flow13 Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 26, 2013

“Women in Comics” celebrates the contributions from female creators in the sequential arts medium known as comics. Since the inception of this American Pop culture, women have always played a role as pencilers, inkers and even writers in the comic industry, but were never known because of their pseudonyms which rendered them sexless and misled the public to believe that they were males. The reasoning behind the pseudonyms was related to gaining employment as a writer or artist. Decades later, women today still are challenged to make their mark in a cartoon world overshadowed by muscles, testosterone and capes. “Women in Comics” unveils the mask of these heroine comic artists, writers, film makers, animators, characters and self publishers. “Women in Comics” is a Bronx Heroes® event and is curated by Ray Felix and Regine Sawyer.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Social Etiquette through Fun and Games Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/social-etiquette-through-fun-and-games-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/social-etiquette-through-fun-and-games-summer-camp Date: July 26, 2013

This program introduces children to the skills they need for most any social situation, including common courtesies, etiquette in public places, welcoming behaviors, appropriate host and guest behaviors, and dress and grooming for all occasions. We play lots of games including croquette and spud!

Lots of fun and terrific for development of social and communication skills!

For more information, call Ann Marie McDonnell, Director of Education at (718) 816-4506 x13.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x13

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/catch-release-fishing Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in Seward Park - Puppets, Music & Clowns]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/summer-in-seward-park-puppets-music-clowns Date: July 26, 2013

Dance, sing, laugh and have fun! Great for kids up to age 10.

July 12 - Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre, Czech and Slovak Tales with Strings

July 19 - Sing-along with Gina from Compass Arts

July 26 - Oran Etkin and Timbalooloo

August 2 - Sammie & Tudie: The Comedy Magic Circus

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (646) 395-4186

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7148, -73.9892 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: July 26, 2013

Kids can build their skills with knowledgeable instructors from Metro Beach Sports who will cover the fundamentals of beach volleyball in this series of free, public clinics. Kids can enjoy the sand and sun while developing techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 7-12.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Isadora Duncan Children's Dance Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/childrens-dance-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/childrens-dance-class Date: July 26, 2013

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

Wear comfortable clothes which are appropriate for the weather. Footwear should be flexible and easy to move in, such as ballet flats or comfortable sandals. This class is for children ages 4-10. Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children during the class.

Morgana Rose is a certified teacher and company member of The Isadora Duncan Dance Company with Artistic Director Lori Belilove.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Broadway & Dongan Place (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8634, -73.9301 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae0e78bd4ae.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancing Under The Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/dancing-under-the-stars Date: July 26, 2013

Come join us for an afternoon of dance instruction, performances, refreshments, and dancing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5919

Location: Elmhurst Park

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Q492 Elmhurst Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.73, -73.8851 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: July 26, 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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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Daniel Carlton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/daniel-carlton http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/daniel-carlton Date: July 26, 2013

Throw Your Hands In The Air , and Wave Them Like You Just Don't Care

This the 40th year of the musical and social force known as hip hop. Join storyteller Daniel Carlton, musicians, and guest/rappers as he weaves tales inspired by or remixed for the boom bap beats, rhythmic rhymes , and culture of hip hop. Throw your hands in the air, and wave them you just don’t care during stories that use lots of audience participation creating , familiar tales remixed(see what happens to Jack and the beanstalk), beats to dance to, and new stories like "The Lost Boombox" and other tales. Oh, yeah, and lots of dancing too. Throw your hands in the air, and wave them like you just don’t care. Word up!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sara D Roosevelt Park (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7217, -73.9916 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4601dd7bc.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids and JazzReach present: Get Hip!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/jazzreach-presents-get-hip1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/jazzreach-presents-get-hip1 Date: July 26, 2013

Get Hip! is a fun, interactive introduction to jazz that illuminates the art form's cultural origins, concepts about improvisation and creative self-expression, and explores the role and responsibility of each individual member of the jazz ensemble and how they all must work together to serve and achieve the collective goal of making great music. Get Hip! also draws parallels between the ensemble, the bandstand, and community as an effective means by which to promote important social values such as civic responsibility, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4ffda0df4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile Presents Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: July 26, 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: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 10:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ae1cb5e0de7.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-chess Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-petanque Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-games Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/kids-create Date: July 26, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn Bridge Park playgrounds.

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The New Street Types of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-new-street-types-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-new-street-types-of-new-york Date: July 26, 2013

Alice Austen’s groundbreaking portfolio “Street Types of New York” from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city’s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu.
The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City’s diverse communities and subcultures – including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. Some of the artists conceptualize themes in portrait typologies and use social media to communicate online, while artists like Peter Funch take the traditional street portrait a step further, creating digital tableaus to capture life on the streets and see it anew. Photographer Ruddy Roye utilizes Instagram to create his images - sharing them in a spontaneous and wide-reaching way Austen could have never imagined.
In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen’s rare and fascinating “Street Types” portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The show examines Austen’s intentions behind the portfolio of portraits and leaves the viewer to ponder her reasoning for the project – a question that was left unanswered at the time of her death in 1952.
The Alice Austen House is handicapp accessible with a wheelchair ramp in the rear of the house.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/tai-chi Date: July 26, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen Date: July 26, 2013

Lunchtime sounds even better now when you enjoy the ambient acoustics. Bring a bag of yummies and drink in the reverberations. Enter at 130th St.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515481609ddf8.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Peace in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/peace-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/peace-in-the-park Date: July 26, 2013

Shake off the stress of the city and find serenity at “Peace in the Park,” an oasis of calm and spirituality. Come enjoy a peaceful environment and experience inner calm and love with a variety of uplifting activities for the whole family. Learn ways to live a happier, healthier, and more harmonious life with our short 30 minute life changing talks or simply relax and enjoy live music that soothes the mind and energizes the spirit.

Special guest and MC: Cheryl Wills of NY1 television and author of autobiography, Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 564-4335

Location: Naumburg Bandshell (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9711 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/bryant-park-piano Date: July 26, 2013

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

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
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
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/the-ramble Date: July 26, 2013

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 26, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/blooming-naturalist Date: July 26, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: July 26, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Old Timers Week at Brownsville Recreation Center: Family Fun Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-family-fun-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-family-fun-festival Date: July 26, 2013

Brownsville Recreation Center will be hosting two days of events as part of Old Timers' Week in Brownsville. The Family Fun Festival features line dancing, Zumba, and a rock climbing wall.

The Festival is completely free and all are welcome!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/nature-on-the-go Date: July 26, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Polyphony Marimba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/polyphony-marimba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/polyphony-marimba Date: July 26, 2013

Come enjoy roots music of Zimbabwe offering you vital and complex rhythms, a powerful acoustic sound, beautiful and uplifting melodies that are danceable and unique.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Found Sound Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation Date: July 26, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Watch as Bang on a Can, a mobile production team, turn random sounds into complex tracks right in front of you. Feel free to join in and try your hand at making music.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 4:30 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Live on Pier 26, Hudson River Park featuring the Gaslight Anthem with The Bouncing Souls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-gaslight-anthem-with-the-bouncing-souls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-the-gaslight-anthem-with-the-bouncing-souls Date: July 26, 2013

Hudson River Park teams up with The Bowery Presents to bring you a series of exciting concerts on the waterfront!
Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm.

The Gaslight Anthem are a folk punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, consisting of Brian Fallon (lead vocals, guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar, backing vocals), Alex Levine (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Benny Horowitz (drums, percussion, tambourine). They released their first album, Sink or Swim, on XOXO Records in May 2007, and their second album, The '59 Sound, on SideOneDummy Records in August 2008. The band's third album, American Slang, was released on June 15, 2010 and their most recent effort Handwritten was released on July 24, 2012.

You can count the number of bands who've stayed together for 20 years on two hands, and you can use just one to count those who've consistently released quality material for two decades. This year, The Bouncing Souls enter that esteemed category, and in keeping with their D.I.Y. roots, they've done it without major labels, corporate radio, MTV, or teen magazine pinups.

Brought to you by Pandora.

Start time: 5:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location:

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<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 26, 2013

Brush up on your volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 18+

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Old Timers Week at Brownsville Recreation Center: Classic R&B Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/old-timers-week-at-brownsville-recreation-center-concert Date: July 26, 2013

Brownsville Recreation Center will be hosting two days of events as part of Old Timers Week in Brownsville. On Friday night, there will be a free concert featuring R&B from the 60's and 70's, including some local talent!

All are welcome!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/family-camping Date: July 26, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 16.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Summer Music Concert Series: Irresistible Latin Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/pelham-bay-summer-music-concert-seriesirresistible-latin-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/pelham-bay-summer-music-concert-seriesirresistible-latin-rhythms Date: July 26, 2013

Come enjoy an evening of good friends and good music with "Irresistible Latin Rhythms" by the Willie Rodriguez Ensemble. Bring a blanket or chair and pack a picnic. Limited free parking is available.

Rain location: International Caterers, 3243 Ampere Avenue.

The next concert in this series will be "More Jazz Classics", by Valerie Capers Quartet on Friday, August 9,.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Lawn area behind track & field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 40.8483, -73.8226 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: July 26, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Romance of the Iron Bow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-romance-of-the-iron-bow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-romance-of-the-iron-bow Date: July 26, 2013

Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Chinese American Arts Council present Romance of the Iron Bow, a chinese musical theater performance. Get lost in the exquisite costumes, riveting music and the grand martial arts pyrotechnics of this traditional art performance.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

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Location: Lincoln Center Plaza

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 6:00 pm 40.7729, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow Date: July 26, 2013

New York City 's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available.

Performance Times Gates Open Friday 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Workshops at the Old Stone House Presents: Hansel and Gretel and the Candy Haus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hansel-and-gretel-and-the-candy-haus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-workshops-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-hansel-and-gretel-and-the-candy-haus Date: July 26, 2013

Hansel and Gretel and the Candy Haus

A new adaptation by John P. McEneny and Mollie Lief Abramson
Inspired by the fairy tale by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Mollie Lief Abramson, Director

When Gretel steals her poor family’s last few coins to purchase a ribbon from the mysterious Ribbon Man, she sets about a chain of events that leads her to werewolves, giants, and a dangerous house deep in the woods made entirely of candy. Spooky, zany fun!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549a6611794.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Trampled by Turtles / The Devil Makes Three / Brown Bird]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/trampled-by-turtles-the-devil-makes-three-brown-bird http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/trampled-by-turtles-the-devil-makes-three-brown-bird Date: July 26, 2013

A night of dangerous old-timey music. Combining fierce musicianship with an intense energy, Trampled by Turtles invest their “supercharged songs with a hooky playfulness and white-knuckle power” (Esquire) that’s dragging bluegrass kicking and screaming into the modern world. They’re abetted here by The Devil Makes Three, who traffic in “bluegrass, folk, rockabilly, and Piedmont blues and ragtime, all played with a blazing punk-rock attitude,” (SF Weekly) and the Thomas Paine-quoting Rhode Island duo Brown Bird, who favor a dark and dreamlike take on American roots.

Local Sponsor: Halstead Property Development Marketing

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4f278138d0.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Belly Dance Aerobics with Dodge YMCA]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/belly-dance-aerobics-with-dodge-ymca Date: July 26, 2013

Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations on the Pier 6. The class focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

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.

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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: Chuck Braman Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/sunset-on-the-hudson-chuck-braman-jazz-band Date: July 26, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. On July 26, the Chuck Braman Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Magda Giannikou]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-magda-giannikou http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-magda-giannikou Date: July 26, 2013

Magda Giannikou brings a little taste of Greece to New York City performing old and new favorites with her laterna, a barrel organ.

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:00 pm 40.7725, -73.9838 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents the Kronos Quartet with Special Guests]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-the-kronos-quartet-with-special-guests Date: July 26, 2013

The Kronos Quartet performs with Magda Giannikou and Vân-Ánh Võ to create a fusion of world music. The Gloaming also performs bringing a twist to traditional Irish music to the stage.

Start time: 7:30 pm

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Contact phone:

Location: Bandshell (in Damrosch Park)

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M231 Damrosch Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 7:30 pm 40.7724, -73.9855 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Surf's Up]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/surfs-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/surfs-up Date: July 26, 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 Surf's Up, a surfing penguin currently riding the wave of success enters his first professional competition in this computer-animated family-oriented comedy from directors Chris Buck and Ash Brannon. Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) may be a relative amateur when it comes to hanging ten, but he's sure he has what it takes to surf his way to superstardom. With a little help from his cantankerous King Penguin mentor, ex-surfing legend Big Z (Jeff Bridges), and a little encouragement from star Pen Gu Island lifeguard Lani (Zooey Deschanel), there may be hope for this tuxedo-clad wave twister after all. James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Michael McKean, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, and Brian Benben all lend their voices to this inspirational tale that proves anything is possible when you put your heart and mind to it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:00 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Movie Series: Brave]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/brave http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/brave Date: July 26, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 Brave, Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Victory Blvd. and Loop Rd. (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:00 pm 40.608, -74.1541 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Piper Theatre Productions at the Old Stone House Presents: Godspell]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-productions-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-godspell http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/piper-theatre-productions-at-the-old-stone-house-presents-godspell Date: July 26, 2013

Godspell

Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Ryan Healey Woods, Director
Megan Jonynas, Musical Director

Full of fun, folksy songs (“Day by Day,” “All Good Gifts,” “Learn Your Lessons Well”), this spirited show – with live music provided by the cast – is both comedic and sentimental.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 768-3195

Location: Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)

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B111 J.J. Byrne Playground 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 40.6729, -73.9846 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51549d4034c4e.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: "U"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-u http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/free-french-film-films-on-the-green-u Date: July 26, 2013

"U"

By Grégoire Solotareff & Serge Elissalde, 2006, Animation, UR, 1h15, Institut Français
With the voices of Isild Le Besco, Vahina Giocante, Bernadette Lafont, Sanseverino

Age 6 & up

Mona is a princess who lives a lonely existence in a dilapidated castle by the sea. She is cruelly mistreated by a pair of rats until a unicorn named U appears to protect her. In time Mona grows to be a very beautiful girl. One day a troupe of travelling and noisy musicians, the Wéwés, settle in the nearby forest, and among them, the charmer Kulka.

Presented in partnership with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn

In French with English subtitles

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks. Initiated in 2008, Films on the Green has become a not-to-be-missed free event amid the vibrant New York City summer cultural offerings. Over the years, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season’s films spanning different themes from environment or musicals to literary adaptations. This year’s festival celebrates love “à la française”.

Follow Films on the Green on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest #filmsonthegreen

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7298, -73.9607 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: Who Framed Roger Rabbit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/river-flicks-for-kids-who-framed-roger-rabbit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/river-flicks-for-kids-who-framed-roger-rabbit Date: July 26, 2013

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

It is up to 'toon star Roger Rabbit and 'toon hating detective Eddie Valiant to find out who framed Roger for the murder of Marvin Acme. (Rated PG)

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: July 26, 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 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Beach Flix Presents Iron Man 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/26/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix Date: July 26, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Now Showing Iron Man 2.

Movies begin at Sundown. Bring your blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcome and encouraged but we ask you respect our beaches and take your trash with you at the end of the evening.

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-26 2013-07-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club Saturday Morning Group-Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/van-cortlandt-track-club-saturday-morning-grouprun Date: July 27, 2013

Good Morning! Come join the Van Cortlandt Track Club for regular morning group runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups each Saturday morning at 8AM!

We break into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups.

Be sure to meet back up after the run for breakfast!

Visit www.vctc.org for details & local running tips.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding Date: July 27, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bird-walks Date: July 27, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 27, 2013

Join Helen Kilgallen and her instuctors from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a mat, large towel or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/12x12-project Date: July 27, 2013

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 27, 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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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: July 27, 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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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: July 27, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 27, 2013

Join us for free yoga for the whole family with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Highland Park - Caring for Young Trees]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/highland-park-caring-for-young-trees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/highland-park-caring-for-young-trees Date: July 27, 2013

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Highland Park to care for newly planted trees. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in tree care, invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothes that can get dirty. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event at the link below.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3317

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

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Q020 Highland Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/flow13 Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Women In Comics Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/women-in-comics-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/women-in-comics-exhibition Date: July 27, 2013

“Women in Comics” celebrates the contributions from female creators in the sequential arts medium known as comics. Since the inception of this American Pop culture, women have always played a role as pencilers, inkers and even writers in the comic industry, but were never known because of their pseudonyms which rendered them sexless and misled the public to believe that they were males. The reasoning behind the pseudonyms was related to gaining employment as a writer or artist. Decades later, women today still are challenged to make their mark in a cartoon world overshadowed by muscles, testosterone and capes. “Women in Comics” unveils the mask of these heroine comic artists, writers, film makers, animators, characters and self publishers. “Women in Comics” is a Bronx Heroes® event and is curated by Ray Felix and Regine Sawyer.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 27, 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: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/catch-release-fishing Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: July 27, 2013

New York Restoration Project’s free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit. On Saturdays in April through September, these hour-long sessions, led by certified yoga teachers, will educate participants about proper form, tempo and mindset needed for a fulfilling and exciting workout. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues), Manhattan
Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
Instructor: Cayce Pia

Target Bronx Community Garden
1024 Woodycrest (between 164th and 165th Streets), Bronx
Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Target Community Garden – Brooklyn
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Instructor: Boutique Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Target Brooklyn Community Garden,Target Bronx Community Garden,Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Arty Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/arty-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/arty-hours Date: July 27, 2013

Go on a scavenger hunt for High Line Art, then create your own masterpiece inspired by New York City’s park in the sky.

With colorful plant life, interesting cityscape views, and site-specific art works, the High Line offers plenty of inspiration for young creative minds. During this weekly drop-in program during the months of July and August, kids and their caregivers are invited to experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and build one-of-a-kind vehicles, forts, structures, and machines with the Children’s Workyard Kit, a crate of kid-friendly planks, nuts, bolts, and other custom materials by industrial designer Cas Holman.

Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on Saturdays by 8:00 AM.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: The Lawn (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7479, -74.0048 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142091d83ccc.png Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: July 27, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance. Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/kayaking Date: July 27, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool).

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-intensati http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-intensati Date: July 27, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 Date: July 27, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/aerobics-class Date: July 27, 2013

Come have fun, get fit and healthy with aerobics from Shape Up NY.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project--Put Wave Hill In The Palm of Your Hand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-art-projectput-wave-hill-in-the-palm-of-your-hand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/family-art-projectput-wave-hill-in-the-palm-of-your-hand Date: July 27, 2013

Learn how different cultures and religions use hands to express peace and friendship. Sketch outdoors, then put your images in a hand collage to create an inspired hanging.

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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e44d93c6b30.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: July 27, 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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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/north-woods Date: July 27, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/conservatory-garden-tour Date: July 27, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/birding1 Date: July 27, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Ten Mile Classic in Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park Date: July 27, 2013

Come by to cheer on our basketball teams (ages 11-13 and 14-16) and join us for the championship games on the last day of the tournament.

Call to register a team.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Ten Mile River Playground (in Recreational Area)

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M140 Recreational Area 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8298, -73.9523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b0dc24908f.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-chess Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 27, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-games Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 27, 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Audubon Shorebird and Butterfly Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyc-audubon-shorebird-and-butterfly-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/nyc-audubon-shorebird-and-butterfly-hike Date: July 27, 2013

Meet at the Refuge visitor center for a hike to the East Pond to view migrating shorebirds. Along the way we'll look for butterflies as well. (1.5 miles)

Leader: Don Riepe. Call to reserve your spot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4340

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park)

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Q309 Jamaica Bay Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.619, -73.8264 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4d804c9d76.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Mini-Epic Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/miniepic-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/miniepic-ride Date: July 27, 2013

Families can try out a “mini-epic” bicycle ride with a Park Ranger on a loop across Floyd Bennett Field and back along the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Reservations are required; call for more information and to make a reservation. (2 miles).

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 338-3799

Location: Floyd Bennett Field

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5913, -73.8919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e5f70cf60.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Epic Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/epic-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/epic-ride Date: July 27, 2013

The Epic Ride celebrates the Brooklyn waterfront and greenway on a 14-mile bike ride from Greenpoint to Rockaway Beach. Alternate Start location begins at

Aviator Sports on Floyd Bennett Field. Register at Brooklyn Greenway's website below.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Floyd Bennett Field

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2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.5913, -73.8919 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4e3bd4c002.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/kids-create Date: July 27, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn Bridge Park playgrounds.

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 27, 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: 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 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents Found Sound Nation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/lincoln-center-out-of-doors-presents-found-sound-nation1 Date: July 27, 2013

Lincoln Center's Out of Doors performance series brings music and dance out into the streets. Watch as Bang on a Can, a mobile production team, turn random sounds into complex tracks right in front of you. Feel free to join in and try your hand at making music.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Josie Robertson Plaza (in Lincoln Center Plaza)

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M232 Lincoln Center Plaza 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 11:30 am 40.7725, -73.9838 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT
<![CDATA[35th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/27/35th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-pow-wow Date: July 27, 2013

New York City 's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available.

Performance Times Gates Open Friday 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-07-27 2013-07-27 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:23:09 EDT