NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:36:29 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[CANCELLED: Summer on the Hudson: GlobeSonic Sound System Dance Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/summer-on-the-hudson-globesonic-sound-system-dance-party Date: September 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join hundreds of revelers of all-ages at the 10th year celebration of the GlobeSonic on the Hudson, an open-air summer dance party with the GlobeSonic Sound System DJs and drummers.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 2:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f59d060a24.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:55 EST
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 13, 2014

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family friendly concert.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/eating-america1 Date: September 13, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Dance 'n' Film: Breakin']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dance-n-film-breakin-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/dance-n-film-breakin-pg Date: September 13, 2014

Enjoy a fun dance workshop and a dance-themed movie night. All are welcome!

The dance workshop LAWN takes place from 4:00-6:30 p.m. No dance experience is necessary. Join professional dancers Shannon Hummel and the Cora Dance company to express through dance the pleasure we experience in NYC’s outdoor spaces.

Breakin' will begin at sunset (approximately 7:30 p.m.). Light refreshments will be available starting at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 4:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/540736927361e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Circus Amok at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/circus-amok-at-socrates-sculpture-park1 Date: September 13, 2014

Since 1989, Circus Amok has brought its funny, queer, caustic, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight-rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, performance art and improvisational techniques.

Circus Amok invites audiences of all ages to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a celebratory spectacle.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e3b5dc27a68.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/skats-the-clown1 Date: September 13, 2014

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clownery, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while also leaving them in amazement.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness Date: September 13, 2014

Hot Hula Fitness provides a total body workout in 60 minutes as it isolates larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hot Hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9912 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Exploring Manhattan’s Forest: Inwood Hill Park's Past, Present and Future, A Site of Social and Ecological Meaning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/exploring-manhattans-forest-inwood-hill-parks-past-present-and-future-a-site-of-social-and-ecological-meaning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/exploring-manhattans-forest-inwood-hill-parks-past-present-and-future-a-site-of-social-and-ecological-meaning Date: September 13, 2014

“Discover the natural side of the concrete jungle!” Learn about the ecology and rich diversity of NYC parks. Join the Natural Areas Conservancy for a walk in the series, Exploring NYC's Natural Side!

Natural Areas Conservancy will walk you through the ecological importance and social meaning of NYC’s natural areas through the historic lens of Manhattan's remnant forest. Ecologists and social scientist-partners from United States Forest Service will highlight findings from the recent assessments conducted in Inwood Hill Park. The event will feature Wildlife Conservation Society’s Dr. Eric Sanderson, author and director of the Mannahatta and Welikia Projects. Dr. Sanderson will discuss the Inwood Hill Park of 400 years ago as reconstructed through his ground-breaking work. Learn how the past informs the current state of the park and relates to future planning for protection and restoration.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8672, -73.9289 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53fe087f31dde.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:26 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Orchard Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/family-camping Date: September 13, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and 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.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 3rd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 6:00 pm 40.8704, -73.7867 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bayside Historical Lawn Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bayside-historical-lawn-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/bayside-historical-lawn-concert Date: September 13, 2014

Come dance or rock to the music played by Chicken Head Rocks band.

Bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:44 EST
<![CDATA[Heckscher Community Garden: Shadow Puppet Show with Midnight Radio]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/heckscher-community-garden-shadow-puppet-show-with-midnight-radio http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/heckscher-community-garden-shadow-puppet-show-with-midnight-radio Date: September 13, 2014

Enjoy a magical evening of shadow, light, and fairytale. Midnight Radio Show invites you to an all ages puppet show in the garden!

For more information and a preview of the show: http://www.midnightradioshow.org/video.html

Start time: 7:45 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Heckscher Children’s Garden

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2014-09-13 2014-09-13 7:45 pm 9:00 pm 40.7085, -73.9443 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:55 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-summer-movie-series-frozen-rescheduled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/nyc-parks-summer-movie-series-frozen-rescheduled Date: September 13, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

NYC Parks is showing a free movie at B.108th Street Hockey Rink in Rockaway Beach! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Frozen, Fearless Princess Anna teams up with the unwilling Kristoff and a hilarious talking snowman to save her kingdom from an eternal winter. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3303

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:49 EST
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/13/the-night-sky Date: September 13, 2014

The wonders of the universe are reay to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze ad explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night Sky programs are highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2014-09-13 2014-09-13 8:00 pm 40.5204, -74.1895 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:20 EST
<![CDATA[TCS New York City Marathon Tune-Up (18M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/tcs-new-york-city-marathon-tuneup-18m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/tcs-new-york-city-marathon-tuneup-18m Date: September 14, 2014

This popular race is held just seven weeks before 47,000+ runners are scheduled to line up at the TCS New York City Marathon start in Fort Wadsworth! The Tune-Up in Central Park provides 18 miles of motivation and camaraderie to carry you through the challenging preparation phase.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: 855-5MY-NYRR

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 7:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5363f39867abe.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:17 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 14, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 14, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/birding-for-families Date: September 14, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Ages 5+. Free, registration not required. Space is limited; arrive early for check in. Members: enjoy pre-registration to secure your spot!

Programs take place every Sunday, September through November (except November 2) rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410aee9b06bf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 14, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. 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. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 14, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Pedal Stop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/pedal-stop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/pedal-stop Date: September 14, 2014

Stop by the free rider assistance and information station from Bike New York where you can get a drink of water and healthy snack, then pick up safety instruction, bike maps and route suggestions.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:57 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Frankenthaler Outdoor Painting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-art-project-frankenthaler-outdoor-painting Date: September 14, 2014

Put your abstract spin on the nature you see around you. Follow the easy techniques of New York native abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler: “Landscapes were in my arms as I did it.” Using your whole wrist and broad brush strokes, apply paint to create your favorite Wave Hill landscape scene. This event celebrates Target’s sponsorship of the Family Art Project and its commitment to families.

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbbf38df5e7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/hatha-yoga Date: September 14, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome.

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd02bd430c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/forest-crew Date: September 14, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 14, 2014

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/smorgasburg Date: September 14, 2014

Join us Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5 for another season of Brooklyn’s best street food. From brisket to bulgogi and Burmese noodles, to phatty beet sliders, fish and chips and farm-fresh ice cream, there’s always something yummy for everyone. Come enjoy our food with a view.

The markets are open 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., rain or shine, all spring, summer and fall. See ya there!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-games Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Ethnobotany Hike (Light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ethnobotany-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ethnobotany-hike-light Date: September 14, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. Regardless of the intensity level, it is a great way to burn calories and stay fit.

On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Ethnobotany looks at the cultural and historical uses of plants. For instance, did you know that the tea made from white pine needles contains a high dose of Vitamin C?

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:00 am 40.87, -73.9211 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:22 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/meditation Date: September 14, 2014

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. All levels welcome. Sessions are held indoors.

Start time: 11:45 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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd3bcd19fa.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Skate Jam]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic Date: September 14, 2014

All are welcome to the annual Riverside Skate Jam!

Join Summer on the Hudsonand Skate108 for a day celebrating Riverside Park’s Skate Park - NY’s first skate park, built by NY skateboard legend, Andy Kessler (1961-2009). There will be judged competitions with prizes, open skate time, and food & drink for purchase at this family friendly free event.

Main Events:

  • Junior Micro Mini Ramp
  • Girls Micro Mini Ramp
  • Wall Ride
  • Vert Ramp under 40s
  • Vert Ramp Masters

Competition registration available day of or pre-event at http://sk8108.org. All must sign a waiver or, for those under 18, have a guardian sign. All skaters must wear appropriate gear: helmet and full pads

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 14, 2014

Join one of Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's volunteer Docents for a free, guided walking tour of Pier 1.

Tours will cover the the topic of BBP's design, history, and ecology. Learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, BBP's sustainable design, and how the park came to life.

Tours begin at the entrance to Pier 1 and are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure a spot.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: September 14, 2014

See the Park's most artfully-designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:43 EST
<![CDATA[The 4th Annual Washington Square Music Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-4th-annual-washington-square-music-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/the-4th-annual-washington-square-music-festival Date: September 14, 2014

This year the festival will feature great old time string band music, blues, Son Jarocho from the Veracruz region of Mexico, and will close with the ever popular square dance!

The Washington Square Park Folk Fest is free and open to the public.

Schedule:
1pm - The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen (of The New Lost City Ramblers)
1:45pm - Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
2:30pm - The New Cut Road String Band
3:15pm - Radio Jarocho
4pm - Square Dance! with David Harvey of NYC Barn Dance

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e0fd3cc9526.gif Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:18 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/freshwater-fishing Date: September 14, 2014

This Fishing program has been cancelled. Please join us for a Family Scavenger Hunt. Participants will work in groups or by themselves and get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most programs are first-come, first serve. Families and children ages 8 and years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: 164th Street and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 40.7494, -73.8032 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:41 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/house-tours Date: September 14, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Ponds Under the Spotlight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ponds-under-the-spotlight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/ponds-under-the-spotlight Date: September 14, 2014

There is much more to our ponds than what you see on the surface.

Explore the wetlands and learn about the life cycles of the pond along a short hike. Observe many of the pond’s residents in action: swimming, basking, diving, or even walking on water. Then we will return to the Education Building to examine pond life, water, and more under microscopes, a flex cam, and other lab equipment sponsored by the Northfield Foundation.

This program is designed for ages 8 and up and their adult chaperones, and is sponsored by Councilwoman Debi Rose.

Registration is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:59 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/rangers-choice-archery Date: September 14, 2014

This summer we are featuring some of our Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

Archery is a wonderful way to improve focus, develop patience and build upper body strength. Our trained Rangers will demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:01 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 14, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Touch the Music: Hands on Instrument Workshops and Family Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/touch-the-music-hands-on-instrument-workshops-and-family-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/touch-the-music-hands-on-instrument-workshops-and-family-event Date: September 14, 2014

The Catalyst Program of Partnerships for Parks invites you to Kaiser Park for a fun, musical experience. In partnership with Touch the Music, young people in the community will be given the opportunity to try, play, and parctice almost every type of musical instrument. Ever wondered if you have a musical talent? Join us to find out. This event is free and open to all.

Partnerships for Parks staff will be on site to talk about planning more arts and music activities in the park as well as promoting our upcoming "It's My Park Day" volunteer service day on October 25th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 442-7677

Location: Park House (in Kaiser Park)

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B129 Kaiser Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5776, -73.9958 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Colors of the Fall Family Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/colors-of-the-fall-family-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/colors-of-the-fall-family-walk Date: September 14, 2014

After joining the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme—or take your artwork in new directions—with a naturalist on a family-friendly walk. Explore the intensity and value of colors in nature around Wave Hill. Naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow investigates a spectrum of colors found in plants and creatures on a stroll through the gardens and woodlands. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbb97174610.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST
<![CDATA[Family Scavenger Hunt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-scavenger-hunt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/family-scavenger-hunt Date: September 14, 2014

Participants will work in groups or by themselves and get to know the park by hunting for some common and uncommon objects and artifacts. Fun for all ages and a great way to learn more about your park.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)

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Q024 Kissena Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 1:00 pm 40.7498, -73.8076 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:31 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 14, 2014

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

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 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbaf49e1dd3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: September 14, 2014

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

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Learn about Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 14, 2014

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-14 2014-09-14 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/14/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 14, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-14 2014-09-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: September 15, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 Date: September 15, 2014

Target the spine and deep abdominal muscles to build a strong body.

No prior experience necessary. In partnership with park neighbor, Pilates on Fifth.

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 15, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-15 2014-09-15 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: September 15, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/chair-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/chair-yoga1 Date: September 15, 2014

Instructor: Takako Johnson

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing.

This program is for adults and seniors. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: September 15, 2014

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

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-15 2014-09-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-games Date: September 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/monday-movement Date: September 15, 2014

Get the week started off right in this low-impact, chair aerobics class. Perfect for seniors or those with limited mobility. Open to adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 15, 2014

Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:46 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 15, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/sit-aerobics Date: September 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-09-15 2014-09-15 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:39 EST
<![CDATA[Grow To Learn NYC Workshop: Harvesting and Planting for the Fall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/grow-to-learn-nyc-workshop-harvesting-and-planting-for-the-fall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/15/grow-to-learn-nyc-workshop-harvesting-and-planting-for-the-fall Date: September 15, 2014

Want to plant in your school garden but think it's too late? It's not!

Come learn about crops that can be planted in the fall for a quick harvest and for early growth in the coming spring. Get a chance to work in our demonstration garden located adjacent to City Hall.

Registered school gardens will be able to receive seeds and garlic for fall planting.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: City Hall Garden (in City Hall Park)

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M013 City Hall Park 2014-09-15 2014-09-15 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7129, -74.0051 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:50 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 16, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 16, 2014

In our continuing celebration of the New York World's Fairs, enjoy this Port Authority multimedia exhibit which will be on view in the auditorium lobby.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 16, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park! Join us for summer health and fitness.

Tai Chi classes will be offered Tuesday mornings at Garibaldi Plaza.

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition - George Boorujy: Taxonomy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/exhibition-george-boorujy-taxonomy Date: September 16, 2014

Taxonomy is a collection of George Boorujy’s dynamic large-scale paintings of North American animals with disarmingly human characteristics, as well as a series of his preliminary clay models and drawings. Inhabitants of New York City and other urban centers often think of themselves as removed from nature, but Boorujy’s hyperrealistic ink-on-paper portraits force us to rethink our relationship with animals and our own place within the environment.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5405ea56ed0be.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:24 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: September 16, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

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

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 16, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 16, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

Pre-register at the link below or on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:17 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-games Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/adaptive-track-and-field Date: September 16, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/garden-highlights-tour Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbebfaf1045.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: September 16, 2014

See some of the Park's most iconic places, like Bethesda Terrace and the Lake, and learn about its history, design, and magnificent restoration of these landscapes.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:36 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/abs-work-out Date: September 16, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 16, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:32 EST
<![CDATA[Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/open-hours-hallett-nature-sanctuary Date: September 16, 2014

Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail and see how Central Park Conservancy is turning this once-weed-filled promontory into a native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes.

This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. Please, no groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided, no registration needed. Space is limited.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1067

Location: Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/541744392f812.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:50 EST
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/gallery-tour Date: September 16, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f8bda4d1d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:42 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 16, 2014

Remembering is both a collective and a personal activity. In this exhibition, both are on display in relation to two World’s Fairs that took place in Flushing, Queens in 1939/40 and 1964/65. Within this exhibition, collective memory is represented by shared experiences of the Fairs and personal memory by the memorabilia drawn from the collections of people who attended and fondly recall the Fairs. While these Fairs were global in scope, their attendees were overwhelmingly local, many residing in Queens. All items on display in the exhibition have either been donated or loaned to the Queens Historical Society by those residents of Queens who attended the Fairs.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Through May 31, 2015.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-16 2014-09-16 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/rock-your-seat Date: September 16, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:11 EST
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: September 16, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 16, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:10 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: September 16, 2014

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

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Bowery Presents: GROUPLOVE/ Portugal. The Man]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bowery-presents-grouplove-portugal-the-man http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/bowery-presents-grouplove-portugal-the-man Date: September 16, 2014

Doors 5PM / Show 6PM

Since forming in 2009, LA-based indie band Grouplove has quickly become one of music’s most exhilarating young acts. By the time they released their 2011 debut full length, Never Trust A Happy Song (Canvasback Music/Atlantic), Grouplove was already a standout at music festivals around the world, including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Reading & Leeds Festivals, and Glastonbury. Produced by the band’s own Ryan Rabin, Never Trust A Happy Song featured their debut single “Colours.” Hailed by SPIN as “one of the most infectious songs you’re bound to hear,” the song climbed to the top 15 at Alternative radio and continues to be a fan favorite. Their follow-up single “Tongue Tied” garnered even greater success, going to #1 and earning platinum certification, with sales exceeding one million. Grouplove’s raucous live show brought surging crowds to their Coachella and Bonnaroo performances and back-to-back sold out headlining tours. By the end of 2012, “Tongue Tied” was Alternative radio’s second most played song (following only Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”). The band has brought their undeniable energy to national television with appearances on shows including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” and “Today.” Read More.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 6:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d003999b52c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:51 EST
<![CDATA[New York Cosmos 2014 Back to School Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/the-new-york-cosmos-presents-back-to-school-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/16/the-new-york-cosmos-presents-back-to-school-clinics Date: September 16, 2014

New York Cosmos coaches and players will hold free clinics for boys and girls, ages 6 through 14, in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan parks.

Professional coaches from the NY Cosmos Training and Development Program, along with several players from the New York Cosmos, will attend the clinics and work directly with the kids. Afterwards, the players will also be available to meet with the kids and sign autographs.

Every child attending the clinic will each receive a free Cosmos T-shirt and a free redeemable voucher for themselves and a chaperone for one of the Cosmos’ final four home matches of the NASL Fall Season.

Those interested in the clinics are encouraged to go here to sign up for advance registration. Space is limited and is filling up fast. A child can be registered online, while spots remain available, by contacting fcselect@gmail.com for more information.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 369-7000

Location: Bushwick Inlet Park

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B529 Bushwick Inlet Park 2014-09-16 2014-09-16 6:00 pm 40.7228, -73.962 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST