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, 23 Aug 2014 19:27:33 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[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 10, 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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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 10, 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 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/conservatory-garden-tour Date: August 10, 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 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art: Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: August 10, 2013

Find Your Zen with a Pen! Does everyday life have you all tied up in knots? Come untangle with "Zentangles". Discover the addictive new meditative art known as "Zentangles". Learn how creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns with pen and ink can help you redirect focus and induce relaxation. A wonderful way to chill while truly express your personal creativity.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/basic-canoeing Date: August 10, 2013

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

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

This is a basic program, great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6189, -74.1064 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-create Date: August 10, 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 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up and Go! Family Adventure Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race Date: August 10, 2013

This exciting parent-child race incorporates basic exercises and sports skills and provides a healthy, one-hour dose of fun for all! The race takes place on a course featuring 12 activity stations. Team members must properly perform the required exercise or task before advancing to the next station and the final run to the finish line.

  • All finishers receive completion medals
  • Awards for top finishers in each age group
  • Two races based on age group: 8-10 at 11:00 a.m.; 11-13 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Teams consist of one parent and up to two children in same age group

$10 entry fee per team. Entries are limited: register now!

To enter the race, visit the City Parks Foundation website: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/sports/kids-fitness/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race/

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f1c842afb44.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Science on The River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/science-on-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/science-on-the-river Date: August 10, 2013

Families can see live Hudson River critters up close, learn about local citizen science projects, bird watch, go fishing, experience urban geocaching, learn about the impacts of sea level rise, build hanging planters, test the Hudson’s water quality, watch the filtering power of oysters, make recycled crafts, test gravity, plant seeds, see how NYC’s sewer system works, learn about the secrets of ladybugs, meet local birds of prey, and dance to the Anna Banana Band at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-6427

Location: Pier 46 at Charles Street

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.733, -74.0103 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52000fa18421d.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-games Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-chess Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Comic Con Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/comic-con-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/comic-con-bryant-park Date: August 10, 2013

Comic Con Bryant Park

Hot Dog! It's Comic Con in August as BryantPark celebrates graphic novels from Superman to Betty & Vernoica.

Produced in partnership with Random House, Inc., DC Comics, Archie Comics, Vertical, Inc. Del Rey/Manga, Pantheon Books, Kodansha Comics, and more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Italian Greyhound Playdate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/italian-greyhound-playdate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/italian-greyhound-playdate Date: August 10, 2013

This is a monthly social gathering/playdate for Italian Greyhound enthusiasts in NYC and Brooklyn. We are connected with the Animal Haven Shelter & Sanctuary and Italian Greyhound Group of America and some of our meetups include donations to this group. This event is free.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McGolrick Dog Run (in Msgr. McGolrick Park)

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7233, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f7ca4c1635b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: What's Buzzing at the Manor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/handson-history-whats-buzzing-at-the-manor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/handson-history-whats-buzzing-at-the-manor Date: August 10, 2013

Rufus King had a special glass beehive so he could watch bees make honey. Learn about bees and why they are so important on a farm and make your own beeswax candle!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cf36317b75e.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[(faux)H Urban Homesteading Workshops: Natural Dyeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/fauxh-urban-homesteading-workshops-natural-dying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/fauxh-urban-homesteading-workshops-natural-dying Date: August 10, 2013

(faux)H is a series of six hands-on workshops held at the Wyckoff farmhouse Museum, exploring traditional farm-based skills: hand sewing, natural dyeing and preservation. Employing dye plants and crops grown on the Wyckoff farm, situated in the middle Brooklyn, (faux)H will be a collaborative experiment in the lost art of learning-by-doing. Join artist, Lisa Sikorski on a journey of learning about the slow process of making by hand and from the earth. Workshops are suitable for participants ages 13 and up.

Natural Dying: Did you know your garden is already growing a wealth of materials that you can use to beautify other things? Come learn how to take the otherwise inedible plants in your garden and dye various fibers. We will use plant materials grown specifically for dying as well as less commonly used dye plants. This workshop will be an exploration of the potential and uses of natural materials.

How to sign up: Participants may sign up for one or all workshops. For more information about the program or to register please email.

(faux)H Workshop Series:

  • Hand Sewing & Embroidery: May 11 and June 8, 10am-12:30pm
  • Natural Dyeing: July 13 and August 10, 12-3pm
  • Preserving the Harvest: September 14 and October 5, 12-3pm

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517e9ff4e779c.pdf Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/family-day Date: August 10, 2013

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

Sponsored by Council Member Comrie.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

Location: 106th Avenue and 173rd Street (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7021, -73.783 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/belvederes-kingdom Date: August 10, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/forest-crew-training-session Date: August 10, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Learning Garden Workshop: Container Gardening in an Urban Environment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-container-gardening-in-an-urban-environment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-container-gardening-in-an-urban-environment Date: August 10, 2013

Urban gardeners are faced with lots of problems such as lack of space, soils contaminated with heavy metals like lead and arsenic, shade from trees and buildings, and soil-borne diseases. Consider growing vegetables in containers. Vegetables, flowers, and herbs grown in containers can be placed or moved to any spot such as windows, balconies, fire escapes, and doorsteps where there is full sun.

Please enjoy this practical workshop at any of three Learning Gardens across the city. RSVP required.

Materials fee includes seeds, organic soil, and window box.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful),Liberty Learning Garden,Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192; 40.7017, -73.7832; 40.8197, -73.9093 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c31a603f42c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: August 10, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/little-red-lighthouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/little-red-lighthouse Date: August 10, 2013

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.

Park history programs tell the story of your favorite parks from the past to their future.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates! presents Monkey Monkey Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 10, 2013

Come have a family play date with your children and their friends at this outdoor kiddie party featuring a children’s performer, arts and crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Aug 10 Monkey Monkey Music – Learning While Rocking

Meredith LeVande, the creator of Monkey Monkey Music, has videos broadcast multiple times each day, framing such iconic shows as Sesame Street and Curious George, on more than 100 public television stations in 80 plus markets.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165b7b31cb33.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 10, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718 579-4244

Location: Bronx Library Center

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 40.8627, -73.8943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce69f4b912.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Containers Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/creative-containers-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/creative-containers-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 10, 2013

Stroll the grounds with a designer’s eye to see how containers can enhance the overall design of a garden. Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day shares colorful and dramatic containers planted in artful and playful combinations at the Pergola, Café Terrace, Aquatic Garden and other locations throughout the grounds.

hoto Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f02cde3e360.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: August 10, 2013

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-4999

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad054110f20.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/recycletoart Date: August 10, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Beach Volleyball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/beach-volleyball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/beach-volleyball Date: August 10, 2013

Courts will be set up by the Turtle Fountain. All ages are welcome.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5686, -74.091 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/views-from-the-past Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance at Socrates: A New Program with Norte Maar]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/dance-at-socrates-a-new-program-with-norte-maar http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/dance-at-socrates-a-new-program-with-norte-maar Date: August 10, 2013

Throughout August, Socrates Sculpture Park partners with Norte Maar, renowned for their cross-disciplinary collaborative projects, in a new summer series bringing New York based choreographers and their dancers to Socrates. Each week during the month of August, a new choreographer will be in residence at the park making new dances on site in full view of the public who will witness the working process of these dance makers and experience fully produced free public performance Saturdays throughout August at 3pm.

Visitors to the park will enjoy not only the unique contemporary sculpture the park is well known for, but also cutting edge dance and movement in the making. A related public project will be offered to young choreographers (details to follow). A special stage has been built for this 4-week series.

Residency Schedule:
Julia K. Gleich of Gleich Dances (Aug 5-10)
Edisa Weeks of Delirious Dances (Aug 12-17)
Takehiro Ueyama of Take Dance (Aug 19-24)
Rachel Cohen of Racoco Productions (Aug 26-31)

Performance Schedule:
Sat, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31

Presented in Partnership with Norte Maar.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: August 10, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through 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 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Great Jazz on the Great Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/great-jazz-on-the-great-hill Date: August 10, 2013

Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes for an afternoon of live music by swing band Harlem Renaissance Orchestra followed by the Latin jazz ensemble The Bobby Sanabria Big Band. There will be a family activity area for your to let your little ones get expressive, and food will be available for purchase from Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Calexico Cal-Mex Cart, and others. Co-presented with Jazzmobile. This event is free.

Great Jazz on the Great Hill

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 260-1461

Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7977, -73.9587 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e6d2700bdc0.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Culture with DJ Kool Herc and special guests: Coke La Rock, Roxanne Shante, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier, Grand Master Theodore, DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl, DJ Jerry Dee, Skoob from DASEFX, Soul Sonic Force and many more!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/40th-anniversary-of-hiphop-culture-with-dj-kool-herc-and-special-guests-forewords-panel-hiphop-turns-40 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/40th-anniversary-of-hiphop-culture-with-dj-kool-herc-and-special-guests-forewords-panel-hiphop-turns-40 Date: August 10, 2013

DJ Kool Herc is considered by many to be the “The Founder of Hip-Hop Culture.” In the early stages of Hip-Hop music, he brought his sound system to block parties in the Bronx and began playing the brief rhythmic sections of records which would become known as “breaks.” Using the two-turntable set-up of the disco DJs, Kool Herc’s style led to the use of two copies of the same record to elongate the break. This breakbeat DJing, using hard Funk, Rock, and records with Latin percussion, formed the basis of Hip-Hop music. DJ Kool Herc’s music along with his announcements to his dancers, called B-Boys and B-Girls, helped pave the way to what everyone now knows as Hip-Hop.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c647374f1f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Play-diem Tour: Saturday in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/playdiem-tour-presents-saturday-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/playdiem-tour-presents-saturday-in-the-park Date: August 10, 2013

Come share your weekend with Play-diem at the East River Park Bandshell this Saturday, August 10, proudly featuring free live performances by The Grautet, Mike Brun, Weird Szcience, The Energy Music, Tony Max and The Rock Ciccarone Jazz Quartet!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The East River Park Amphitheater (in East River Park)

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M144 East River Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 3:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7111, -73.9782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5203b8a243773.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Misanthrope and Garden Tours at Bruce's Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/the-misanthrope-and-garden-tours-at-bruces-garden4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/the-misanthrope-and-garden-tours-at-bruces-garden4 Date: August 10, 2013

Bruce Reynolds Garden in Isham Park welcomes you to a staged reading of The Misanthrope presented by the UP Theater Company. Garden tours and refreshments to follow.

Bruce's Garden honors the memory of Bruce Albert Reynolds (1960-2001), a Port Authority Police Officer who sacrificed his life to save others on September 11th. Maintained entirely by community volunteers, the Garden provides a rare oasis in upper Manhattan for the comfort and pleasure of the public.

UP Theater Company offers professional productions of new and challenging works of theater for our Northern Manhattan neighborhoods.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0283

Location: Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8695, -73.918 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Live on Pier 26, Hudson River Park featuring OneRepublic and Mayer Hawthorne]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-onerepublic-and-mayer-hawthorne http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/live-on-pier-26-hudson-river-park-featuring-onerepublic-and-mayer-hawthorne Date: August 10, 2013

Hudson River Park teams up with The Bowery Presents to bring you a series of exciting concerts on the waterfront.
Doors open at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:30pm

In creating their third full-length album, OneRepublic traveled to Paris, Greece, London, New York, Seattle, and Vancouver to write, record, and immerse themselves in elevating and expanding their already-sweeping sound. Also working at lead singer/songwriter/ keyboardist and GRAMMY® winner Ryan Tedder’s own Patriot Studios in Denver, OneRepublic (whose 2007 smash “Apologize” ranks in the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100’s All-Time Top Songs list) redefined their approach to rhythm and infused their high-powered rock-pop hybrid with elements of electronic music, gospel, blues, and folk. A bold and boundary-pushing follow-up to 2009’s Waking Up, the resulting Native offers up a surge of stadium-sized rock that’s fiercely beat-driven yet ethereal and intimate.

Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, just outside of Detroit, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided. “Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit,” claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who counts Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, and Barry White among his influences, but draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland Jr. ~ Ronnie Reese (Wax Poetics / Rollingstone.com)

Brought to you by Pandora.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location:

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 5:30 pm http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5183ec34e277b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/family-camping Date: August 10, 2013

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 31.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 6:00 pm 40.8516, -73.8266 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace Date: August 10, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. & Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. Astoria Fine Arts Dance & Fitness Studio will be providing a zumba class.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7791, -73.9212 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Irish/Celtic/Folk Fiddler, Tony DeMarco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/music-in-the-garden-irishcelticfolk-fiddler-tony-demarco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/music-in-the-garden-irishcelticfolk-fiddler-tony-demarco Date: August 10, 2013

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy outdoors on the Oak Allee and enjoy the lively music of fiddle master Tony DeMarco.

Start time: 6:15 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 6:15 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[MoRUS Film Festival: No Picnic by Phil Hartman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/museum-of-reclaimed-urban-space-first-annual-film-festival-orchard-alley-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/museum-of-reclaimed-urban-space-first-annual-film-festival-orchard-alley-garden Date: August 10, 2013

MoRUS presents a showing of films site specific to the Lower East Side's public spaces and the evolution of events leading to its gentrification. Filmmaker Phil Hartman will be present at the screening of his Black and White, 16 mm film No Picnic, which has been described as a "cinematic loveletter to a pre-gentrified New York. Actors include Steve Buscemi, Richard Hell, and Judith Malina.

Feel free to bring your own blanket, folding chair and mosquito repellant.

Rain location at MoRUS

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (973) 818-8495

Location: Orchard Alley

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 7:00 pm 40.7281, -73.9759 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f6c94c6b868.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Faison Firehouse and SummerStage Presents: Harlem Dance Caravan / Master Class: Calvin Wiley]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/the-faison-firehouse-and-summerstage-presents-harlem-dance-caravan-master-class-calvin-wiley http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/the-faison-firehouse-and-summerstage-presents-harlem-dance-caravan-master-class-calvin-wiley Date: August 10, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Calvin Wiley
8:00 PM – Performances

Acclaimed Harlem performing arts institution, The Faison Firehouse has joined with SummerStage to present Harlem Dance Caravan, a thrilling evening showcasing the diversity and depth of today’s dance landscape.

Audiences will be enthralled by companies such as Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, which seamlessly meld contemporary dance, traditional West African dance, ballet, house, Hip-Hop and martial arts together; Camille A. Brown & Dancers, famed for its high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality; Illstyle & Peace Productions, a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beat boxing and OPUS Dance Theatre whose works present visual and emotional images of the human experience.

More artists to be announced soon!

Master Class: Join acclaimed fitness and dance choreographer, Calvin Wiley for a high energy, stylistically diverse dance class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: They Might Be Giants / Moon Hooch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/they-might-be-giants-moon-hooch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/they-might-be-giants-moon-hooch Date: August 10, 2013

Bud Light Music Series

We’re thrilled and delighted to welcome back local originals TMBG, a Celebrate Brooklyn-favorite for decades, to close out our 35th anniversary season. The duo released its sixteenth studio album, Nanobots, earlier this year, a record of “catchy pop heroics mixed with jingle-length songlets” (Rolling Stone) that “makes it clear the band is as creatively vital as ever.” (Stereogum) Brass-and-drum trio Moon Hooch, handpicked by the Johns to open, whip up an exuberant ruckus of “catchy melodic hooks and funky rhythms.” (NY Post)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4ff700f820.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Adventure for Kids: Firefly Pajama Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-adventure-for-kids-firefly-pajama-party Date: August 10, 2013

Join Julia Attaway, educator and local mom, to see if you can catch the last fireflies of the season! During this hands-on program kids will have a chance to learn about fireflies in a light hearted and playful atmosphere. Feel free to get ready for bed before you come out and chase fireflies in your pajamas. Bring a jar or container and you can use your fireflies as night lights. But don't forget to let them out before you go to sleep! They have important work to do finding a mate and lighting the summer evenings.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8. Children must be accompanied by adults.

This program is supported by the Fort Tryon Park Trust and the Greenacre Foundation.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:15 pm

Contact phone: 212-795-1388

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 7:30 pm 8:15 pm 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51fc12aabe375.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/madagascar-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/madagascar-3 Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

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

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X044 St. James Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 8:00 pm 40.8647, -73.8992 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip-Hop Theater: King Kong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/king-kong-written-by-alfred-preisser-randy-weiner-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 11, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-11 2013-08-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-11 2013-08-11 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/flow13 Date: August 11, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/birding-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/birding-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 11, 2013

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their ecology and behavior on these captivating walks among the gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill. Birders of all levels welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult.

Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call (718) 549-3200 x 245 by 8:00 a.m. the day of the walk.

Registration recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 9:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Beautification Day Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/beautification-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/beautification-event Date: August 11, 2013

Help maintain the park by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in clean up, painting and planting. Need volunteer hours for school or work? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 4:00 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: August 11, 2013

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

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/hatha-yoga-at-wave-hill Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f969279a474.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/catch-release-fishing Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: August 11, 2013

Weekend Volunteer Corps are a wonderful opportunity for groups to get their hands dirty with projects throughout the park. Individuals welcome too. All groups must pre-register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad07b7565e6.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project at Wave Hill: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/family-art-project-at-wave-hillspray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/family-art-project-at-wave-hillspray-a-garden Date: August 11, 2013

Paint the colors of summer into a garden made without brushes. Combine mists of watercolor and blossoms fashioned from color-soaked coffee filters into a blooming vision.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f97624e7cf2.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: August 11, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[4th Annual Soundview Park Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/4th-annual-soundview-park-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/4th-annual-soundview-park-summer-festival Date: August 11, 2013

Friends of Soundview Park annual celebration of the park and the Bronx waterfront. All activities are free and open to the public. Performances for all ages, family friendly fun and educational activities, fitness and recreational programming.

Activities:

10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Volunteer Activities, Arts, Music, Nature, Fitness and Giveaways.
Tables along the greenway inside the park and stage at Morrison Ave. and Lafayette Ave.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - DJ Music, Hoola Hoop Class and Contest

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Bobby Gonzalez (Spoken Word)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Charles Mansfield & Gina Mobilio (Theatrical, pop & folk)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - The End Men (Dirty blues, rock and vaudevillian)

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - The Creations (DooWoop, Acappella)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Music With A Message (Changing our community one song at a time)

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Rhythm City & DOMO (Hip-Hop Dance)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 660-1997

Location: Lafayette & Morrison Avenues (in Soundview Park)

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X118 Soundview Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.8201, -73.8724 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51fff28930d37.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 11, 2013

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York is an annual sporting and multicultural event held in August on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York to celebrate the fifth moon (or the fifth month) of the lunar calendar. In addition to providing audiences with traditional Chinese foods and performances, the festival hosts over 120 dragon boat teams from across North America, making it one of the largest dragon boat festivals in the United States. Depending on the competitive division, teams compete for cash prizes, trophies and other prizes.

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York features events for the entire family including the NY Championship Race on Saturday and the US Dragon Boat Open Championship Race on Sunday, an opening parade, and youth, women's, sponsors, media, and charity races. Moreover, an impressive arts and entertainment program will showcase some of the best multicultural artists in New York, including the Shaolin Temple Warrior Monks demonstrating Kung Fu, the Drum Spirit of China, and as well as other performers who will perform traditional music and dance from China, Mexico and Peru. Booths located around the main stage area will host folk art and craft demonstrations. And, of course, a food court will serve a culturally diverse menu. Please refer to the boat festival's events schedule page for more information.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mets-Willets Point subway station (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 10:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7545, -73.8457 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/freshwater-fishing Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 40.6036, -74.1584 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/scavenger-hunt Date: August 11, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/kids-create Date: August 11, 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: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 11, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-games Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-chess Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 11, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/meditation-at-wave-hill1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/meditation-at-wave-hill1 Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f96a1525265.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/basic-canoeing Date: August 11, 2013

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

This program is great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Harlem Meer 110th Street and Lenox Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7982, -73.9524 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 11, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Northern Forts Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/northern-forts-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/northern-forts-tour Date: August 11, 2013

History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its environs, which were key lands in the American Revolution and the War of 1812. The route involves many hills and stairs and lasts 60 minutes.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7085306175.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: August 11, 2013

The masters are back with tricks up their sleeves and more amazing feats of magic to boot.

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Summer 2013: 100 on 100]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/100-on-100 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/100-on-100 Date: August 11, 2013

First Street Green and SUPERFRONT present 100 on 100, with Jill Sigman & Mary Suk, part of Public Summer 2013, a public conversation and interactive performance about what First Park and NYC will be like in 100 years.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: First Park

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M124 First Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7235, -73.9898 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/520158f39563c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Compost Project in Queens: Compost Tabling at Astoria Park Shorefest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-astoria-park-shorefest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/nyc-compost-project-in-queens-compost-tabling-at-astoria-park-shorefest Date: August 11, 2013

Visit the NYC Compost Project info table during the Astoria Park Shorefest. Learn how to set up your own indoor or outdoor composting system and see our live worm bin. Contact us for more information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 539-5296

Location: Shore Boulevard

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2013-08-11 2013-08-11 1:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.7765, -73.928 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f92622b05ab.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Video Screening: Bronx Calling: The Second Artist in the Marketplac Biennial]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/video-screeningsbronx-callingthe-second-aim-biennial http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/video-screeningsbronx-callingthe-second-aim-biennial Date: August 11, 2013

Join us for the screening of recent video work by artists exhibiting in Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial. This screening will present various approaches in the medium of video. Bronx Calling features work by New York area emerging artists who participated in The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program in the last two years. Organized by Gabriel de Guzman, Wave Hill Curator of Visual Arts; Elizabeth M. Grady, guest curator; and Lia Zaaloff, Bronx Museum Curator, the exhibition is presented concurrently at The Bronx Museum, Wave Hill, and 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery. The screening will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Wave Hill House.

Photo Credit: Jacolby Satterwhite

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 1:30 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5203e3975d349.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents: Summer Treats]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-summer-treats http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/bronx-arts-ensemble-presents-summer-treats Date: August 11, 2013

This concert will feature music for string and wind instruments by Schubert & Martinu.

Rain location Vladeck Hall, Amalgamated Housing at Van Cortlandt Park South & Hillman Avenue

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Rockwood Drive Circle (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.9008, -73.8932 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/garden-highlights-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 11, 2013

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

Photos: Wave Hill

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f02131b90d1.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Summer Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/history-in-your-hands-summer-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/history-in-your-hands-summer-games Date: August 11, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: August 11, 2013

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

Performance Schedule:

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

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

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

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

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

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

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

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: August 11, 2013

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/the-ramble Date: August 11, 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 tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d719068aaab.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Shuggie Otis / José James / Hiatus Kaiyote / DJ sets by OP! (I Love Vinyl) in association with Giant Step]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/shuggie-otis-jos-james-hiatus-kaiyote-dj-sets-by-op-i-love-vinyl-in-association-with-giantstep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/shuggie-otis-jos-james-hiatus-kaiyote-dj-sets-by-op-i-love-vinyl-in-association-with-giantstep Date: August 11, 2013

Shuggie Otis is a musician’s musician, a reclusive genius from Los Angeles whose name has been spoken in reverential tones by his peers for more than four decades. After a long absence, Shuggie returns as a concert headliner with dates across North America in April 2013. Although an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Shuggie is best known for writing “Strawberry Letter 23,” a #5 Pop hit for The Brothers Johnson in 1977, and for his guitar playing with Al Kooper, Frank Zappa, Etta James, and Bobby “Blue” Bland, among many others. Under Shuggie’s personal supervision, his highly-acclaimed third and final solo album, 1974′s Inspiration Information, was released on April 16, along with “Wings of Love,” his first new music since 1974.

José James is a trailblazer in the music world for his intoxicating blend of Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B and Electronica. His new album No Beginning No End is a seamless musical experience that moves between different styles with remarkable fluidity, bound together by his transcendent voice. James is a musical omnivore who resists being pigeonholed, equally at ease on stage with Jazz legend McCoy Tyner as he is in the studio with Electronica pioneer Flying Lotus. The New York Times recently wrote that “James’s cool and confident new album sounds like the result of the black-pop continuum, jazz and soul and Hip-Hop and R&B, slow-cooked for more than 50 years.” NPR marvelled at how he “skirts categories with ease, fitting in with current R&B innovators like Frank Ocean or Miguel, yet maintaining a strong awareness of a lineage that stretches from Ray Charles to Marvin Gaye to Lou Rawls to Maxwell.”

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Hiatus Kaiyote consists of a four-piece band that fuses Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop and Electronic beats along with flavors of Latin, Jazz and Opera, all presented with a cinematic sheen. The band formed in mid-2011, and ever since, they have been racking up accolades, including Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards, and album of the week on Peterson’s radio show on BBC Music 6. Led by enigmatic songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Nai Palm, Hiatus Kaiyote has created intricate compositions, rich with color and mystery, both of this world and of worlds unseen. Their debut release, Tawk Tomahawk, showcases the breadth of the band’s expertise as musicians and attention to detail in the complex arrangements. Ultimately, through the musicians’ symbiosis, they have created an innovative and rare sound, unique in every way.

Known in NYC and around the globe as a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! (I Love Vinyl) is a talented DJ and tastemaker who can hang on just about any dance floor. From Hip-Hop, House, and Classics to Future Soul, UK Funky and South African House, OP! can finesse them all, adopting musical diversity and focusing it into a beautifully cohesive vibe. OP! has been instrumental in shining a light on underground and global soul, and continues to champion its relevance on the world stage.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c672cd46b6.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Family Day Featuring: Illstyle & Peace Productions / Robbi K / DJ set by Stormin’ Norman / “Sweet Billy and The Zooloos” In association with Hip-Hop Theater Festival and 651 ARTS]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/harlem-family-day-ill-style-peace-productions-robbi-k-dj-set-by-stormin-norman-sweet-billy-the-zooloos-in-association-with-hiphop-theater-festival-and-651-arts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/harlem-family-day-ill-style-peace-productions-robbi-k-dj-set-by-stormin-norman-sweet-billy-the-zooloos-in-association-with-hiphop-theater-festival-and-651-arts Date: August 11, 2013

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging children and their families through engaging performances! Celebrate Hip-Hop culture through gravity- defying dancers, soulful storytelling and a unique Hip-Hop themed musical theater work. With so many different offerings, there will be something for everyone!

Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beatboxing. The New York Times has said “Watching these dancers [is] like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body.” With a mix of gravity defying moves and upbeat music, families will be captivated by the non-stop action moves of this talented troupe.

Multiple Parents’ Choice Award winner Robbi K’s beautiful voice has graced TV, radio, and live venues and she was a back-up singer for such superstars as Diana Ross, Jewel, and Aretha Franklin. Robbi K sings in many languages and presents interactive, danceable concerts suited for people of all ages and stages.

DJ Stormin' Norman, founder of the Sundae Sermon Festival, was originally part of a groundbreaking DJ collective that brought the famed Thunderstorm Mix on New York’s WBLS 107.5FM to life. By introducing live mixing to daytime radio, he helped set a new precedent in national radio. For over 20 years, he's played major New York clubs, exclusive downtown spots and elite private events worldwide. A Harlem resident for over 15 years, he also DJ/produces Sundae Sermon Radio on WHCR 90.3FM and the Sundae Sermon Festival a summer outdoor event that promotes environmental, educational and recreational family friendly activities in Harlem while dancing under the sun.

Sweet Billy and the Zooloos, a new Hip-Hop musical, is a classic tale of a child banished from his home because his artistic impulses and expressions are different than his community and clash against the established rules and morals. Sweet Billy and his best friend Caprice travel across the US where they meet other misfits and his new friends become family. See who they meet, what they discover and what happens when Sweet Billy and Caprice return to Zoolooland !

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c686480a13.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Back to the Roots DJ Kool Herc at 5POINTZ celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/back-to-the-roots-kool-herc-at-5pointz-celebrating-the-40th-anniversary-of-hiphop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/back-to-the-roots-kool-herc-at-5pointz-celebrating-the-40th-anniversary-of-hiphop Date: August 11, 2013

Stay tuned for more details on this unique fusion of graffiti art and music as SummerStage travels to famed graffiti Mecca, 5POINTZ for a day celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop.

DJ Kool Herc is considered the “The Founder of Hip-Hop Culture.” In the early stages of Hip-Hop music, he brought his sound system to block parties in the Bronx and began playing the brief rhythmic sections of records which would become known as “breaks.” Using the two-turntable set-up of the disco DJs, Kool Herc’s style led to the use of two copies of the same record to elongate the break. This breakbeat DJing, using hard Funk, Rock, and records with Latin percussion, formed the basis of Hip-Hop music. DJ Kool Herc’s music along with his announcements to his dancers, called B-Boys and B-Girls, helped pave the way to what everyone now knows as Hip-Hop.

5POINTZ Aerosol Art Center, Inc., considered to be the world’s premiere “graffiti Mecca,” is an outdoor art exhibition space in Long Island City, New York. Aerosol artists (also known as writers) from around the world paint colorful pieces on the walls of this 200,000 square foot factory building. Initially viewed as a marriage of New York City’s five boroughs, today the 5POINTZ reputation spans five continents uniting aerosol artists / writers in Queens. Celebrating 10 years in 2012, 5POINTZ continues to grow featuring over 1000 pieces each year. The founder and gallery curator is graffiti veteran Jonathan Cohen, best known by his signature tag, “Meres One.”

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 5Pointz

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2013-08-11 2013-08-11 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7447, -73.9453 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip to Hip Theatre's Shakespeare in Socrates Sculpture Park: Love's Labor Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/hip-to-hip-theatres-shakespeare-in-socrates-sculpture-park-loves-labor-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/11/hip-to-hip-theatres-shakespeare-in-socrates-sculpture-park-loves-labor-lost Date: August 11, 2013

Hip to Hip returns to Socrates for its seventh year of free Shakespeare. Enjoy a tragedy one week and a comedy the next, performed in repertory by a professional troupe of actors. All performances are free and open to the public - fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare, and enjoy a Shakespeare play in the open air.

The Tempest
Sunday, August 4 , 5 - 6:30 p.m.
The Hip to Hip Theatre Company will perform this classic, which combines romance and political thriller to tell the story of a duke who was deposed and exiled to a deserted island, where he became a mighty sorcerer.

Love's Labor Lost
Sunday, August 11, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
The Hip to HipTheatre Company will present this romantic comedy about the King of Navarre and three other men who take oaths to devote their lives to scholarship without the company of woman.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-11 2013-08-11 6:30 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d48045cf282.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:33 EDT