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, 31 Jul 2014 11:53:54 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[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-moves Date: June 14, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Bird Watching Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/blooming-naturalists Date: June 14, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance will help young naturalists learn how to observe and identify some of the 200 species of birds that pass through Prospect Park, or make it their home. Bring is your curiosity and love of the outdoors.

Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Suitable for families with children ages 8 and older,

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/street-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/street-skills-ride Date: June 14, 2014

Increase your comfort and confidence when cycling NYC's streets at this class for teens and adults. Ride 5 to 8 miles in small groups with certified cycling instructors.

Registration is required. Bring a bike & a helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/get-active-hiking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/get-active-hiking Date: June 14, 2014

This 3-4 hour hike visits all seven wonders of Van Cortlandt Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop of #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8892, -73.8986 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shaking-in-your-seat Date: June 14, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 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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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Backyard BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/big-backyeard-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/big-backyeard-bbq Date: June 14, 2014

Make the sprawling lawns of the Daffodil Hill your backyard while kicking off summer's festivities with live music, outdoor fun, and a selection of barbeque styles. Food and drink samplings from New York-based specialty purveyors come paired with family entertainment throughout the weekend, and it's the perfect opportunity to get dad out of the house for Father's Day! We'll also have an array of local New York craft brews on hand to keep you cool.

Check the schedule for the full line-up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: June 14, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/its-my-park-day-at-phil-scooter-rizzuto-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/its-my-park-day-at-phil-scooter-rizzuto-park Date: June 14, 2014

Please join the Green Earth Urban Gardener's Inc. to help paint the fences, weed, and prep the park for the warmer months.

Please wear appropriate clothing to get dirty.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 892-6565

Location: Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park

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Q129 Phil "Scooter" Rizzuto Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6948, -73.8216 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: June 14, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Tour of the New Yankee Stadium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/special-tour-of-the-new-yankee-stadium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/special-tour-of-the-new-yankee-stadium Date: June 14, 2014

Come and experience the home of the 2009 World Series Champions.

All participants will receive Yankee promotional items and a guided tour by a Yankee Stadium historian that includes an inside look at the museum, monument park and areas restricted to the public, such as the press box and the Yankee clubhouse.

Only 35 people at maximum are allowed on the tour.

Registration is required; please call to reserve tickets. Tickets can only be purchased by calling the office with credit card information. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The tour begins at 10:40 a.m. so please arrive by 10:20 a.m.

The fee for this tour is $30 per individual. Meeting place will be at the Hard Rock Café located at East 161st Street and River Avenue, near the elevated #4 train and Gate 6.

Start time: 10:20 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: Yankee Stadium

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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:20 am 12:00 pm 40.8288, -73.9266 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shape-up-nyc-zumba1 Date: June 14, 2014

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!

The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6291, -74.1155 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-games Date: June 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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[NatureFest at Willowbrook Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/naturefest-at-willowbrook-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/naturefest-at-willowbrook-park Date: June 14, 2014

Take a nature walk through the park, enjoy arts and crafts and more!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6036, -74.1584 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Get the Point! (oil pastels)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/adult-art-get-the-point-oil-pastels Date: June 14, 2014

Study the works of George Seurat, founder of the Pointillism movement, and discover the effectiveness of his post-Impressionistic painting technique using tiny dots of color. Color separation and application will be discussed. Learn and practice the technique of optical mixing with oil pastels.

Fee for three-part series $60 non-members/$51 Greenbelt Conservancy members

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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-nature-crafts Date: June 14, 2014

Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere. This family-friendly program is specifically designed for young children and families. Free your imagination by playing in nature and learning about conservation through eco-crafts. All supplies are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 40.5354, -74.2083 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 14, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bronx-river-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bronx-river-festival Date: June 14, 2014

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to the party of the season as we celebrate the Bronx River with music, performances, canoeing, biking, food and much more at the annual Bronx River Festival

On Saturday, June 14th, come to Shoelace Park 219th Street and Bronx Blvd and enjoy a day of outdoor fun – for free.

Activities will include:

  • Ramble historical walking tour
  • Canoeing
  • Children's Learn-to-Ride Clinic courtesy of Bike NY, register here
  • Biking
  • Zumba provided by Curves
  • Games and activities provided by NYC Parks Play Mobile
  • Field games led by Bronx Community Charter School
  • "Sewer in a Suitcase" presentations provided by Bronx Community Charter School
  • Nature walks led by Bronx Community Charter School
  • Music & entertainment by Learning Tree

*Certain activities will require a waiver, which will be provided at the event for participants to sign. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present to sign the waiver. Additionally, children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the community canoe paddle.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 219th St and Bronx Blvd by the Playground (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5392166aaaedd.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 14, 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 14, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 14, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends of Fort Totten Parks' Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-day Date: June 14, 2014

Please join us for a fun afternoon of free activities including games, rides, crafts, medical screenings and more.

A pet microchipping clinic will be provided by Central Veterinary Associates.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

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

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Friends of Fort Totten Parks' Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/friends-of-fort-totten-parks-family-fun-day Date: June 14, 2014

Come out and join us for a fun afternoon of free activities including games, rides, craft projects, giveaways, microchip clinic by Central Veterinary Associates and much more.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7721, -73.7694 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/basic-canoeing Date: June 14, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget. 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 progress from a novice to an expert in one just one summer!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Mobile at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/fitness-mobile-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/fitness-mobile-at-westerleigh-park Date: June 14, 2014

Our Fitness Mobile is loaded with a 32' flatscreen TV and Dance Dance Revolution PSP Game & Wii Fit.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids - Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: June 14, 2014

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band with songs that typify being a kid - from losing your lunchbox to having a loose tooth.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Path Through History Weekends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/new-york-path-through-history-weekends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/new-york-path-through-history-weekends Date: June 14, 2014

Take free guided tours by costumed docents on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Tours start at quarter past the hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063c99b6a83.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 14, 2014

In this class, students will review sample citizenship questions as well as practice English comprehension, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/house-tours Date: June 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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Afternoon of Romance Literary Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/afternoon-of-romance-literary-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/afternoon-of-romance-literary-festival Date: June 14, 2014

Come join a wide array of New York City romance writers at Morris-Jumel Mansion! Meet authors of both contemporary, paranormal, and historic romance. Take a tour of the Mansion and find out how Eliza Jumel lived and loved plus learn about other scandalous women in history. FREE with Museum admission no advanced registration required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/fitness-bootcamp Date: June 14, 2014

Come join in! Bootcamp is a total body workout that helps muscle tone, improve strength and endurance, and addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: June 14, 2014

Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing
June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil's Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages
July 12 AndyRoo / a musical journey to the AndyRooniverse
August 9 Music with Patrick / Jam time!

Thank you to our 2014 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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2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/adaptive-sports-program-spares http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/adaptive-sports-program-spares Date: June 14, 2014

Learn the basics of adaptive sports! Kids will get instruction in sports like: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Floor Hockey, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey, Sitting Volleyball, Adapted Swimming, Power Wheelchair Soccer, and Track and Field.

Wheelchairs are provided for use in the program. This program is for kids with a disability ages 5 and up, and it requires a free Recreation Center membership.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Flavorsome Flora - Lavender]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/cooking-demo-flavorsome-floralavender http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/cooking-demo-flavorsome-floralavender Date: June 14, 2014

Join us for a summer-long celebration of aromatic herbs.

Sample dishes prepared by chefs from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, then stroll in the garden with a horticultural interpreter to see the featured ingredients in their summer glory.

Often associated with soaps and potpourri, lavender can be a delightfully unexpected ingredient when used in sweet dishes. Taste lavender-laced treats, then follow your nose to the lavender border to enjoy our diverse collection of lavender in full bloom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c957b1c88.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: June 14, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Jesse Jams Sing Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/jesse-jams-sing-along http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/jesse-jams-sing-along Date: June 14, 2014

Jam along with Jesse and her guitar to an eclectic mix of children's music, original songs and fun, popular music from a wide variety of genres. This upbeat show is sure to get guests on their feet dancing and singing!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 14, 2014

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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Hare Krishna Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/hare-krishna-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/hare-krishna-festival Date: June 14, 2014

Join members of the Hare Krishna community for a festival featuring music, food, dancing and informational booths. More information available on their website.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 14, 2014

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Worldwide Knitting in Public Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/worldwide-knitting-in-public-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/worldwide-knitting-in-public-day Date: June 14, 2014

Join fellow knitters and crocheters in celebration of Worldwide Knitting in Public Day.

The Big Apple Knitting Guild, NYC Crochet Guild, and the Harlem Needlearts will attend and offer free beginner lessons. Plus, donate blanket squares to FEGS' Blankets of Love Program.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: June 14, 2014

Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Lindafor more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Jesse Jams Sing Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/jesse-jams-sing-along1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/jesse-jams-sing-along1 Date: June 14, 2014

Jam along with Jesse and her guitar to an eclectic mix of children's music, original songs and fun, popular music from a wide variety of genres. This upbeat show is sure to get guests on their feet dancing and singing!

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 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents Ozomatli's Ozokids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-ozomatlis-ozokids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/celebrate-brooklyn-presents-ozomatlis-ozokids Date: June 14, 2014

The Grammy-winning, TED-Talking, fiercely politically, and devotedly multi-cultural L.A. party band Ozomatli, known for its “effortless mashup of musical styles,” (NPR Music) set its sights on the littlest revelers a few years ago with the album OzoKids. They’re here for our annual homage to the trailblazing children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, a Brooklyn native who was the first to populate his distinctly urban stories with young people of color.

Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 4:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound / La Mecanica Popular / Little Louie Vega (Elements of Life/Masters at Work)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summerstage-roberto-roena-y-su-apollo-sound-la-mecanica-popular-little-louie-vega-elements-of-lifemasters-at-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summerstage-roberto-roena-y-su-apollo-sound-la-mecanica-popular-little-louie-vega-elements-of-lifemasters-at-work Date: June 14, 2014

Roberto Roena is a salsa music percussionist, orchestra leader, and dancer. Roena was one of the original members of El Gran Combo, and he later became the leader of his own band, "Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound," arguably one of the best Latin salsa bands in Puerto Rico. Roena has also been a long-time member of the Fania All Stars, the showcase group for the Fania Records label, which has enjoyed worldwide success since the 1970s. Complementing the musicality of his salsa group was always the showmanship inherent in Roberto Roena. Dying his hair in new colors, playing percussion in his underwear “flying” around the stage of New York City's Madison Square Garden were some of the tricks that he used to stand out among the other groups in vogue. Roberto always considered variety as the key to success, leading him to include in his musical repertoire everything from go-go to the romantic, the same in English as in Spanish. Given Roena has been performing for nearly 55 years with his orchestra, he's obviously doing something very right.

A meeting of musicians from Perú, the United States and Colombia – only possible in New York – gave birth to La Mecánica Popular in 2011. Led by native Peruvian Efraín Rozas, the band has a unique sound, steeped in the salsa dura of the 1970′s, but moves along in a trippy way with experimental synths and Peruvian chicha style guitars, without ever loosing clave. Their self-titled debut was produced by Xuxi Lazzaro (producer of Rita Indiana, and Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra), and has been praised by critics around the world. They have been called "one of the top 3 live Latin acts in the U.S.," by Latin-Pop star Juanes. La Mecánica Popular is one of the most exciting bands in the new wave of future-rooted Latin American music, combining effortlessly avant-garde and psychedelic sounds with a tight and syncopated Salsa flavor.

A godfather of global dance music, “Little” Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip-hop and soul. What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 4-time nominee as one of the best living house music deejays is his ability to evolve alongside the times, distill the current musical landscape through his unique taste and put his own timeless spin on it. Breaking down musical barriers and bringing people together through a love of music has always been Vega’s aim; after more than 20 years in the game his contributions continue to positively influence the global house and world music. Listen closely as the best has yet to come from Louie Vega!

Doors open at 5:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d9364c671c.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/family-camping Date: June 14, 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. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 4th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Coast Swing Outdoors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/summer-on-the-hudson-west-coast-swing-outdoors Date: June 14, 2014

West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin', can be danced to R&B, pop, rock, hip hop, and blues! Come dance from 6-9 p.m. and get a lesson at 7 p.m.!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9609 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Japanese Thunder Drums: Taikoza Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/japanese-thunder-drums-taikoza-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/japanese-thunder-drums-taikoza-concert Date: June 14, 2014

The unique International Taiko drums, Bamboo Flutes and Dance Ensemble that will blow you away with their performance. Soulful Shakuhachi music by a world Master accompanied by the powerful and ancestral Taiko drums of Taikoza. - See more at: http://taikoza.com/#sthash.oxthMF84.dpuf
The unique International Taiko drums, Bamboo Flutes and Dance Ensemble that will blow you away with their performance. Soulful Shakuhachi music by a world Master accompanied by the powerful and ancestral Taiko drums of Taikoza. - See more at: http://taikoza.com/#sthash.oxthMF84.dpuf
The unique International Taiko drums, Bamboo Flutes and Dance Ensemble that will blow you away with their performance. Soulful Shakuhachi music by a world Master accompanied by the powerful and ancestral Taiko drums of Taikoza. - See more at: http://taikoza.com/#sthash.oxthMF84.dpuf

Experience the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Japanese Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Hear and feel the ancestral Taiko drums give thunderous voice to traditional and new compositions.Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums-and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings. Big drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance. With colorful traditional costumes and dynamic motion, Taikoza’s shows are immensely popular with audiences of all ages. Drawing from Japan's rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza has created a new sound using a variety of traditional instruments. In addition to drums of assorted sizes, Taikoza incorporates the shakuhachi and the fue (both bamboo flutes) and colorful dances. Led by Internationally known Shakuhachi and Taiko Master Marco Lienhard.

The group has toured internationally and has appeared on ESPN, NBC, History Channel, Swiss TV, Russian National TV and many other programs around the world. Taikoza’s music is featured on Nintendo’s wii game: Red Steel 1 and 2.

There will be street performers and many other activities for kids!

The Rain date will be on Sunday, June 15th at 6:00pm.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (646) 418-8808

Location: Upper Lawn by Bruce's Garden (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 6:00 pm 40.8694, -73.9187 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5391f98d99282.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Inwood Shakespeare Festival 2014: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/inwood-shakespeare-festival-the-tempest Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c57eaabbb.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 14, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-14 2014-06-14 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 15, 2014

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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 15, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Weekend Volunteer Corps]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/weekend-volunteer-corps http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/weekend-volunteer-corps Date: June 15, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help keep the park clean and beautiful.

Volunteers help spruce up gardens, paint fences and benches, weed, spread mulch, and sweep and clear pathways.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52813eba05aa9.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 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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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Big Backyard BBQ]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/big-backyeard-bbq http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/big-backyeard-bbq Date: June 15, 2014

Make the sprawling lawns of the Daffodil Hill your backyard while kicking off summer's festivities with live music, outdoor fun, and a selection of barbeque styles. Food and drink samplings from New York-based specialty purveyors come paired with family entertainment throughout the weekend, and it's the perfect opportunity to get dad out of the house for Father's Day! We'll also have an array of local New York craft brews on hand to keep you cool.

Check the schedule for the full line-up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 15, 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/forest-crew Date: June 15, 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-games Date: June 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/smorgasburg Date: June 15, 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Seining]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/seining http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/seining Date: June 15, 2014

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. Seining programs, which use nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore, are great for kids of all ages. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in all other fishing programs.

To register, please visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, May 28.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/food-truck-rally Date: June 15, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 15, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.

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 progress from a novice to an expert in just one summer! Previous canoe experience required for intermediate programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Bayswater Park

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 11:00 am 40.5974, -73.768 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 15, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 2 p.m.
Explore the freshwater ecosystem of Prospect Park and discover the diverse array of aquatic insect life through the examination of specimens at the Binnen Pools.
Nature’s Helpers: 3 p.m.
Spend some time enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Take a tour of the park and help keep it clean along the way. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers will be provided.
Family Bird Watching: 4 p.m
Join a naturalist for a Ravine hike to the waterfall trail, and take a close look at waterfowl habitats.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: Entrance to the Ravine, downhill from the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6642, -73.9704 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: June 15, 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: June 15, 2014

Discover the parade ground that became the Sheep Meadow and sheepfold that became a world famous restaurant, then explore the Children’s District and the Mall with its statues and majestic stand of American Elms.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Tavern on the Green (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7724, -73.9772 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fee6feec9f.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/free-kayaking Date: June 15, 2014

Join us for a 15 minute trial paddle off the shoreline. Equipment and tips provided. Experienced kayakers will be on the water to help. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538dd650cf667.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Storycrafters, Father's Day!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/family-performance-festival-storycrafters-fathers-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/family-performance-festival-storycrafters-fathers-day Date: June 15, 2014

Kick off this season's Family Performance Festival and celebrate Father's Day with your little ones as you take a journey with your imagination through Central Park and worlds beyond with the Storycrafters and their tales of nature's bounty and the magical world of being a kid (or adult) in this great big world!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e2b23e00c3.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/house-tours Date: June 15, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[7th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/7th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/7th-annual-red-hook-jazz-festival Date: June 15, 2014

Please join Brooklyn's Urban Meadow Community Garden for the 7th annual Red Hook Jazz Festival!

As part of its continuing grassroots tradition, the RHJF is a 100% volunteer-run event that remains committed to being uniquely artist and community focused. It is dedicated to the support of the great music of jazz, the musicians who perform it and to bringing new individuals to the singular community-run resource that is the Urban Meadow Community Garden.

This dedication is clearly shared by those audiences who have come from around the world over the last six years to the Waterfront District of Red Hook, Brooklyn to hear exceptional artistry performed in a comfortable, unpretentious and beautiful urban ecological education center and botanical oasis near the docks along the East River.

2014 promises to be the most exciting year yet for the Red Hook Jazz Festival, featuring ten remarkable ensembles, all representing the incredible variety and history of this great American music.

June 8 Lineup:

Azares: Jean Carla Rodea - vocals, Ryan Ferreira - guitar, Joe Morris - guitar, Pascal Niggenkemper - bass, Gerald Cleaver - drums

Ralph Alessi Trio: Ralph Alessi - trumpet, Drew Gress - bass, Mark Ferber - drums

Amanda Monaco's Deathblow: Amanda Monaco - guitar, Michael Attias - alto saxophone, Sean Conly - bass, Satoshi Takeishi - drums

Harris Eisenstadt Aberikula: Vincent Chancey - french horn, Sara Serpa - voice, Chris Washburne - bass trombone, Nate Wooley - trumpet, Harris Eisenstadt - drums, arrangements

International Brass & Membrane Corps: Ted Daniel - trumpet, cornet, Jospeh Daley - tuba, Charles Burnham - viloin, Newman Taylor Baker - drums

June 15 Lineup

The Museum Band of Teeth and Respect: Josh Rutner - tenor saxophone, Red Wierenga - keyboard, Dan Loomis - bass, Jared Schonig - drums

Welf Dorr Unit: Welf Dorr - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Dave Ross - guitar, Dmitry Ishenko - bass, Joe Hertenstein - drums

George Coleman and The Rivington Project: George Coleman - drums, Brian Charette - organ, Mike DiRubbo - alto saxophone

Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction: Gene Ess - guitar, Thana Alexa - voice, Gabriel Guerrero - keyboard, Thomson Kneeland - bass, Chris Beck - drums

DECAY: Tim Berne - alto saxophone, Ryan Ferreira - guitar, Michael Formanek - bass, Ches Smith - drums

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Meadow Community Garden

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6842, -74.0051 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Take Me Out to the Ball Game 1864]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/take-me-out-to-the-ball-game-1864 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/take-me-out-to-the-ball-game-1864 Date: June 15, 2014

Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day “base ball match.”

The New York Mutuals play with 1864 rules, balls, bats, and uniforms—but no helmets or gloves! After the game, kids join in the fun with a game of rounders with team members. Plus free house tours and a raffle for the game ball!

Registration is requested.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: June 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.

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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Pony Rides]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/pony-rides http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/pony-rides Date: June 15, 2014

Join us on Father's Day for some fun at the Riverdale Equestrian Center.

Ages 4-10. Limited to the first 20 children. Younger ages may be held on a saddle for photos.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Stables Area (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.9024, -73.8941 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/saltwater-fishing Date: June 15, 2014

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 fishing programs are first-come, first-serve. Families and children ages 8 years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Bay Ridge Avenue and Shore Road

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 40.6385, -74.036 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[QBG Craft Table at The Shops at Skyview Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/qbg-craft-table-at-the-shops-at-skyview-center Date: June 15, 2014

Make colorful twig wind chimes to celebrate the start of summer!

Supplies are limited. Times and location subject to change.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Shops at SkyView Center

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7578, -73.8347 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: June 15, 2014

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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: June 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[The 2014 Scandinavian Music Festival at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/the-2014-scandinavian-music-festival-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/the-2014-scandinavian-music-festival-at-fort-tryon-park Date: June 15, 2014

Join us for a festival unlike any other you have seen. The Scandanavian Music Festival will have you wanting to see more, which is why they will be here for two more Sundays!

On June 15th, the Scandia Brass Quintet will perform songs such as Sonata for Brass, Majakkasaari (Lighthouse Island), and will perform the five National Anthems from the Scandinavian Countries.

On June 22nd, the Scandia String Quartet will be performing songs, such as String Quartet in G minor, Waltz Medley, a song specific to Fort Tryon, entitled Summer in Fort Tryon Park, and others.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539711361b60a.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/garden-highlights-walk Date: June 15, 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 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395de03b085e.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/music-in-the-garden-quintet-of-the-americas Date: June 15, 2014

With the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, we're happy to welcome the Quintet of the Americas once again! Enjoy Father's Day with a selection of music that celebrates the colors of the Garden. Seating is extremely limited; first come, first served.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-15 2014-06-15 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Magic of Motown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/magic-of-motown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/magic-of-motown Date: June 15, 2014

Enjoy Father's Day listening to the sounds of your favorite soul and R&B classics.

Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 5:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Black Coffee Live / DJ Spoko in association with Okayafrica and ImageNation Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summerstage-black-coffee-live-dj-spoko-in-association-with-okayafrica-and-imagenation-celebrating-15-years-of-okayplayer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summerstage-black-coffee-live-dj-spoko-in-association-with-okayafrica-and-imagenation-celebrating-15-years-of-okayplayer Date: June 15, 2014

Nathi “Black Coffee” Maphumulo was born in Durban, South Africa and studied Jazz music at the Natal Tech. In 2003, Black Coffee was chosen as one of two South African participants in the Red Bull Music Academy catapulting him into the South African DJ scene. For the past decade, he's been proving his talent both as a DJ and producer, with hits like "Even Though," "Garden of Eden,""Juju," "Crazy" and of course, his international smash hit "Superman." Recently, Black Coffee has been busy with his own production project called “Africa Rising,” as well as racking up the awards, including two South African Music Awards, and an MTV Europe "Best World Wide Act" nomination. Black Coffee was even named GQ "Man Of The Year" in South Africa for his achievements in music and for the work is charity work.

DJ Spoko, born Marvin Ramalepe, was raised in the rural town of Tzaneen in northern South Africa, where he began producing on at age 12. For three years in the early 2000s DJ Spoko studied in the studio of Nozinja, the creator of the hyper-speed, hip-shaking Shangaan Electro style. Spoko went on to build his own studio in Atteridgeville, where he produced numerous full-length cassettes with names like ‘Grave Yard Session’ and ‘The All C’Ing I’. Following the success of his tapes Spoko’s Ghost Town EP was released on True Panther Sounds. In 2014 Spoko will release his debut album on Lit City Trax, a collaborative EP with DJ Mujava on True Panther as well as music from his new band, Fantasma!

Doors open at 5:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d9501b1b5d.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 15, 2014

Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha, and bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f58a830eed.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 15, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: “Buffet Froid”]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/films-on-the-green-buffet-froid http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/15/films-on-the-green-buffet-froid Date: June 15, 2014

NOTE: MOVED FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY DUE TO RAIN

Buffet Froid is a French film with English subtitles, directed by Bertrand Blier in 1979, with Gerard Depardieu, Jean Carmet, Michel Serrault, and Bernard Blier. Beginning with a random and absurd stabbing in a deserted subway station, the story moves from one murder to the next, bringing together quirky characters in an empty building. We meet the young, unemployed Alphonse Tram, his wife’s queasy murderer, and a police inspector with an impulse to kill every time he hears a Brahms quintet…

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-06-15 2014-06-15 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7312, -73.9971 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: June 16, 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 2014-06-16 2014-06-16 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition by Ruth Marshall: Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/exhibition-by-ruth-marshallclosely-knit-a-textile-analysis-of-animals Date: June 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-16 2014-06-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351860bdbc4f.jpeg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks Senior Fitness: Walking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/16/cityparks-senior-fitness-walking Date: June 16, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: East 86th Street and East End Avenue (in Carl Schurz Park)

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M081 Carl Schurz Park 2014-06-16 2014-06-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7749, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d653971bd7.jpg Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:53:55 EDT