NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Tue, 05 May 2015 05:26:13 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[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/nature-exploration Date: June 25, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 25, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: June 25, 2015

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: June 25, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/learn-to-draw Date: June 25, 2015

Learn the basics of still life pencil drawing, including volume, tone, value and sketching. (Ages 10-adults).

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: June 25, 2015

Dance away, while focusing on building cardio and strengthening core muscles. Kickstart your summer fun with this upbeat class!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: June 25, 2015

Get ready for a fun obstacle course! Children will run, jump, hop and participate in games, concluding in an exciting obstacle course.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/garden-crew Date: June 25, 2015

Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant garden beds, as well as weed, water, and dead-head in existing gardens. If you want to learn more about planting, pruning, weed identification and other horticultural techniques, join the Garden Crew in their weekly workdays.

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: June 25, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

The team is looking forward to another successful and exciting season. We are also looking forward to meeting people of all ages to come join us and learn the game. Volunteers are, of course, welcome as well.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park Date: June 25, 2015

Trying to get summer ready? Join us for Miles in the Park, a program geared toward breaking any can't-do attitude. Runners and non-runners welcome! Whatever stage you're at, we have a pace for you.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Shrek The Musical]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/shrek-the-musical http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/shrek-the-musical Date: June 25, 2015

Enjoy the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wise cracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.

Presented by Plaza Theatrical Productions. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7014, -73.8415 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Run Night at Icahn Stadium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/open-run-night-at-icahn-stadium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/open-run-night-at-icahn-stadium Date: June 25, 2015

Lace up your sneakers! Join us at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to train like an elite athlete. Whether you are an avid runner, a beginner, or a running club – all adults are welcome at this free event! Water provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551413a7b68e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 25, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 25, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Evenings in the Garden - Dining Out: NYC's First Restaurants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/summer-evenings-in-the-garden-dining-out-nycs-first-restaurants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/summer-evenings-in-the-garden-dining-out-nycs-first-restaurants Date: June 25, 2015

Every Thursday in June and July, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden are open until 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The talk "Dining Out: NYC's Frist Restaurants" will begin at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 25, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-25 2015-06-25 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: June 26, 2015

Take free fitness classes outside this summer, brought to you by the staff of the new Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex!

Build strong bones and muscles, improve cardiovascular fitness, and maintain a healthy weight. This class, which focuses on total body exercise, will help you do all of the above!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 26, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: June 26, 2015

Toddlers are welcome in this program! They'll use their imagination and explore their creative side in this class. Along with their caretakers, the children will create themed chalk masterpieces.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: June 26, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that focuses on improving overall fitness. You'll build strength using light weights and targeted exercises.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: June 26, 2015

Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts and ends at the Dairy Visitor Center (mid-Park at 65th Street)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d225a5880.jpg Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/tai-chiadults Date: June 26, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 26, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: June 26, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/nature-exploration Date: June 26, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 26, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 26, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/seasonal-crafts Date: June 26, 2015

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: June 26, 2015

Learn the Olympic sport of shot put! Beginners all the way to the advanced thrower are welcome. This program targets Olympic techniques (spin, glide) and technical advancement while emphasizing safety.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/wheelchair-softball Date: June 26, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: Leo Liebeskind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up Date: June 26, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, May-August.

Today's performer, Leo Liebeskind, relies on his rich, textured vocals, poised, precise guitar playing, and imaginative, poetic lyrics to create a blend of soulful blues, folk, country, and rock music, drawing on the likes of Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, the Band, and many other artists for inspiration.

Coming Up:

  • July 31 The War and Treaty / haunting Folk/Americana Duo
  • August 28 Wordsmith / Hip-Hop with a message of purpose

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-26 2015-06-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae9f35b3f5.jpg Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: June 26, 2015

Some of the city's most exciting modern dance companies perform their latest works.

Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156e6097ed4.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 26, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/family-camping-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/family-camping-manhattan Date: June 26, 2015

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.

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 17th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108f3cbff26.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: June 26, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-06-26 2015-06-26 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 26, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Zarafa by Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/films-on-the-green-zarafa-by-rmi-bezanon-jeanchristophe-lie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/26/films-on-the-green-zarafa-by-rmi-bezanon-jeanchristophe-lie Date: June 26, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents animation movie Zarafa in Tompkins Square Park on June 26.

Beneath a baobab tree, an old man tells the story of Maki, a young boy who crosses the desert with his giraffe and a Bedouin nomad named Hassan. During the epic journey from Africa to Paris, which takes them through Alexandria and the bustling port of Marseilles, Maki and his companions meet countless exotic characters.

Presented in partnership with the Poitou-Charentes Region and the New York International Children’s Film Festival

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2015-06-26 2015-06-26 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d70f34faa.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 27, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 27, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 27, 2015

Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 27, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:00:31 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 27, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-class Date: June 27, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run (5M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/front-runners-new-york-lgbt-pride-run-5m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/front-runners-new-york-lgbt-pride-run-5m Date: June 27, 2015

This year marks the 34th running of this festive collaboration between NYRR and Front Runners New York, a competitive and social club for LGBT runners, multisport athletes, and their allies. Join more than 5,000 runners and show your pride at this five-mile run in Central Park. Whether you’re a top racer or a novice looking for a healthy run and some good camaraderie, the Pride Run delivers the goods.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: East Drive at 102nd Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 8:30 am 40.7928, -73.955 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f09ab3d6ac3.jpg Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 27, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/zumba Date: June 27, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 27, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-advanced Date: June 27, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

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 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at MacNeil Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at Date: June 27, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Coastal Preservation Network to help clean up the beach shoreline at MacNeil Park in College Point. Coastal Preservation Network will also offer free kayaking, a clown, live music and a DJ as part of their Family Fun Day at MacNeil Park! The NYPD will bring their 30 feet high climbing wall, a huge hit with children. Please email the contact above to register for the project. We look forward to a great day of cleaning up MacNeil Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 612-0235

Location: MacNeil Park Entrance (in Macneil Park)

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Q009 Macneil Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7929, -73.8487 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 27, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 27, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

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 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-moves Date: June 27, 2015

This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 27, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 27, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central 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) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 27, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/freshwater-fishing Date: June 27, 2015

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.

All equipment is provided; first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q024 Kissena Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 40.7498, -73.8076 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5510903c244a5.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 27, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: June 27, 2015

Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens. Join a tour of this serene 36-acre woodland, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, wood-chipped trails, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street) ends at Oak Bridge (West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check-in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55241420b51da.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/esl-intermediate Date: June 27, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 27, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockstock and Barrels]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rockstock-and-barrels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rockstock-and-barrels Date: June 27, 2015

Rockaway rocks with this 9th annual surfing and skate contest. There will be vendors and a music festival.

Come on out and enjoy the fun in the sun!

Sponsored by Boarders Surf Shop and St. James Clothing

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Beach 90th Street (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5843, -73.8123 Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 27, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 27, 2015

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 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/compost-crew Date: June 27, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: White Island Birding by Canoe (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rangers-choice-white-island-birding-by-canoe-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/rangers-choice-white-island-birding-by-canoe-advanced Date: June 27, 2015

NYC Parks' bright and talented Urban Park Rangers are what make our Weekend Adventure programs so amazing.

This birding by canoe trip will explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by a delicate island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside.

Previous canoeing experience required. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 17th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551090e74be58.jpg Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 27, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 27, 2015

Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. Tour starts inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

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

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) 794-6564

Location: Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7655, -73.9722 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f4c41408d16.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/le-petit-zen-art Date: June 27, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 27, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-camping-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/family-camping-staten-island Date: June 27, 2015

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.

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 17th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 6:00 pm 40.5304, -74.1738 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551091f6361bd.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/27/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 27, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-27 2015-06-27 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: June 28, 2015

Join Silvana Pizzuti at the gorgeous Soldier's and Sailor's Monument on Sunday mornings 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 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519865d5488f.JPG Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 28, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-28 2015-06-28 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Achilles Hope & Possibility (5M)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/achilles-hope-possibility-5m http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/achilles-hope-possibility-5m Date: June 28, 2015

This event, which brings together athletes with disabilities and able-bodied athletes, is a celebration of running with a very special flavor.

There will be cash prizes, free T-shirts for kids, and more. Kids’ races traditionally include many participants with disabilities as well.

Register here.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 9:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54f09aff0eb26.jpg Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: June 28, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Shore and Wading Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/birding-shore-and-wading-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/birding-shore-and-wading-birds Date: June 28, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Bring a pair of binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 10:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/saltwater-fishing Date: June 28, 2015

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.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-28 2015-06-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551080619ce9c.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: RiverFish Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-riverfish-celebration Date: June 28, 2015

Summer on the Hudson and NYC Urban Park Rangers connect you to the life living within the Hudson River. Come for the fishing, stay for the Arm of the Sea puppet theatre and the river-related arts & crafts. Fishing equipment provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-28 2015-06-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5519a4e2e37e8.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 28, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/intermediate-canoeing Date: June 28, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

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. For Intermediate programs some prior canoe experience is preferred.

This program is for ages 8 and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 11:00 am 40.5974, -73.768 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: June 28, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. Please email info@friendsofbrowerpark.org to register for the project. We look forward to working with you to care for Brower Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/food-truck-rally Date: June 28, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY 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 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55006318edd88.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/freshwater-fishing Date: June 28, 2015

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.

All equipment is provided, and most are first-come, first-served. Children 8 years and older are welcome. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 12:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55107e0613663.JPG Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 28, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: June 28, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication, and team building. The program is two-hour adventure which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friends, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Historic New York: Native Americans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/historic-new-york-native-americans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/historic-new-york-native-americans Date: June 28, 2015

Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. All programs are historic walking tours unless otherwise noted.

The neighborhood of Bayside was originally inhabited by the Matinecock Indians, a tribe of the Algonquin nation. Matinecock, meaning “hilly country,” described the surrounding landscape.

The Rangers will guide you to historic sites within the park and discuss Native American culture.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 1:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: June 28, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 28, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer 2015 Scandinavian Music Festival: "Clumsy Hans" Children's Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-2015-scandinavian-music-festival-childrens-concert-danish-operaclumsy-hands http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-2015-scandinavian-music-festival-childrens-concert-danish-operaclumsy-hands Date: June 28, 2015

On June 28th, the Danish opera company Pin-Upera will present their mini opera, "Clumsy Hans" to our audiences. Based on text from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale and music selected from popular opera solos and duets, this production introduces the world of opera to children as well as adults, and educates listeners on standard opera repertoire and traditions. Bring a blanket and enjoy this free performance with the back-drop of views of the Hudson River.

Start time: 2:00 pm

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Location: Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 2:00 pm 40.8602, -73.9345 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Lagond All-Stars Summer Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/lagond-allstars-summer-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/lagond-allstars-summer-concert Date: June 28, 2015

Enjoy live jazz with the Lagond All-Stars' pulsating afro-beat, high-impact stage show. It's sophisticated with funky grooves!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/summer-on-the-hudson-lets-dance Date: June 28, 2015

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 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55008b0b0b1d0.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 28, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/28/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 28, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-28 2015-06-28 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: June 29, 2015

Don’t have enough time to go for that run or have no one to workout with? This running program covers all the basics you're looking for. Incorporating speed, strength, and endurance, runners will face challenging workouts and will be completed in less than one hour!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-29 2015-06-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 29, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-29 2015-06-29 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: June 29, 2015

Join us for a 1-2 mile walk from the Splaza towards the boardwalk, taking in the ocean scenery. The emphasis will be on flexibility, endurance, range of motion, muscles and joints.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-06-29 2015-06-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-06-29 2015-06-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-06-29 2015-06-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/summer-sports-experience Date: June 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-06-29 2015-06-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/29/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 29, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-06-29 2015-06-29 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6477, -74.0045 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:11 EDT