NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:08:02 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[Syfy Movies With a View: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/syfy-movies-with-a-view-ghost-dog-the-way-of-the-samurai http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/syfy-movies-with-a-view-ghost-dog-the-way-of-the-samurai Date: August 14, 2014

Hip hop, samurai culture, and Italian gangsters come together in this oddly quiet action movie by independent spirit Jim Jarmusch. Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) is a reclusive hitman who lives by a strict samurai code. When his mafia employers turn against him, Ghost Dog must go to war against an gang of old-school Italians that simply do not understand his ways.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/central-park-circuit Date: August 14, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 14, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 14, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Byron Cage in association with WLIB]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-presents-byron-cage-in-association-with-wlib http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-presents-byron-cage-in-association-with-wlib Date: August 14, 2014

“If people really want to know me, then listen to my music - my words especially,” says Byron Cage, one of the biggest names in urban praise and worship music. “If you want to know what my beliefs are, I always put that in my music.” The man who became known for his Top Ten worship anthems like “The Presence of the Lord” and “I Will Bless the Lord” is pouring his heart out in his new and ninth CD, “Memoirs of a Worshiper.” Cage’s evolved perspective on the power of praise dates back to his youth. Born in Grand Rapids, MI - the second of three children - he was friendly with the DeBarge R&B singing family and his uncle Bishop James Abney taught him choir conducting at an early age. After a path that has had its share of twists and turns, Cage feels he’s where God meant for him to be.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53517cdc7ef69.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bach in the Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bach-in-the-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/bach-in-the-garden Date: August 14, 2014

The ensemble Basis presents an evening serenade of Johann Sebastian Bach's dazzling chamber music in Bartow-Pell’s beautiful formal garden.

Enjoy a glass of wine as the sun sets, accompanied by Bach works for flute, violin, and bassoon.

Registration requested.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: August 14, 2014

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 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 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents The Regulars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: August 14, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "The Regulars". Rock & Roll

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a617429675.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare In The Park: Cymbeline]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park Date: August 14, 2014

In this fantastical action-adventure story that combines tragedy, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare examines a central issue of his time and ours: faith. Bring a blanket or chair.

Children's program at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The New York Neo-Futurists Present Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-the-new-york-neofuturists-presents-too-much-light-makes-the-baby-go-blind http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summerstage-the-new-york-neofuturists-presents-too-much-light-makes-the-baby-go-blind Date: August 14, 2014

The New York Neo-Futurists are an ensemble of dynamic writer/director/performers who are best known for their critically acclaimed, energetic signature show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Once called "The Snapchat of Theater", with its ever-changing "menu" of plays, TML is a race against the clock to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes in an order determined by the audience! All our plays are presented from a perspective of absolute honesty, do not ask the audience to "suspend their disbelief", and often include audience interactions. A non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, Too Much Light endeavors to tell dynamic stories while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Developed out of a format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the Neo-Futurists put down roots in NYC in the mid 90’s and have been growing strong ever since. After a grand re-birth in the city in 2004, NYNF has created over 3300 new plays for Too Much Light, as well as many longer form works, and continues to present award-winning, topical and vital work every weekend at the Kraine Theater and around the New York independent theater community. Sometimes true life really is stranger than fiction...

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d904ff0c50.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 14, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Coraline 3D]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/summer-movie-series-coraline-3d Date: August 14, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Coraline 3D, an adventurous girl discovers a door to a seemingly perfect world in her new house, but she soon discovers this world has sinister secrets. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Macarthur Park (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5868, -74.1003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f64d6c53db.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/14/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 14, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-14 2014-08-14 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Florida Georgia Line]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-florida-georgia-line http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-florida-georgia-line Date: August 15, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

See Florida Georgia Line perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 15, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 15, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 15, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by 6/30/2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members

July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members

August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/programs/childrensgarden/sessions to learn more and register

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 15, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 15, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 15, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/sit-aerobics Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Brownsville Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-sports-experience-brownsville-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-sports-experience-brownsville-recreation-center Date: August 15, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 15, 2014

Wildlife Theater is the outreach program for the WCS and the Central Park Zoo.

Wildlife Theater travels the tri-state area entertaining and education children and families about wild things and wild places. From penguins to polar bears, dinosaurs to butterflies, children leave the theater with a new wonder for the world around them.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611aa08b681.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Puppets in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/puppets-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/puppets-in-the-park Date: August 15, 2014

Come enjoy this adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood.

Please bring a low chair or blanket for your comfort.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793x301

Location: 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7402, -73.7496 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mr. Chris' Musical Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-kids-presents-mr-chris-musical-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-kids-presents-mr-chris-musical-experience Date: August 15, 2014

Chris Daniels, also known by many children and families as 'Mr. Chris' is the energetic and entertaining host of 'Mr. Chris Musical Experience'. His Musical Experience is a high energy and engaging blend of hip hop music, storytelling, team building games and dance...All with a focus on learning through entertainment. We call it 'Edutainment'.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614ffd82012.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-games Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/tai-chi1 Date: August 15, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: August 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 15, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/craftsmen-days Date: August 15, 2014

Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts.

Learn about broom making, tinsmithing, woodturning, and more! Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and banjo. Take a tour of King Manor and see rarely-displayed crafts from the collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/house-tours Date: August 15, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: August 15, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 15, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/seasonal-crafts Date: August 15, 2014

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 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Noah's ARC Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/noahs-arc-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/noahs-arc-performance Date: August 15, 2014

Start off your weekend (a little early) with this group of family and old friends from Long Island's south shore. Noahs ARC will bring the positive vibes. Bring your dancing shoes!

Noah's ARC bring their signature mix of Reggae, Rock Steady, cyfSka, and Dub to Washington Square Park. Enjoy tow sets of original music and classic tunes by artists like: Delroy Wilson, Culture, and Bob Marley.

Start off your weekend (a little early) with this group of family and old friends from Long Island's south shore. Noahs ARC will bring the positive vibes. Bring your dancing shoes!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7305, -73.997 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc3a477dedd.JPG Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: August 15, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: August 15, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/fitness-bootcamp Date: August 15, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances Date: August 15, 2014

Dances for a Variable Population, multigenerational dance, our season’s spotlight company, presents workshops open to all on May 16, July 18, and August 15th.

On June 20th DVP presents Solstice Steps, a performance featuring special guests, for two performances at 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Seniors especially welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/family-camping Date: August 15, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit, www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 5th. One entry per family.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Conference House Beach (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5012, -74.2332 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 15, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: Love's Labor's Lost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/bryant-park-shakespeare-loves-labors-lost Date: August 15, 2014

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes: A king and friends swear an oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test.

Produced by the award-winning company known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park. Presented by Boomerang Theatre Company. Directed by Cailin Heffernan.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:05 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The Firehouse Presents: The Harlem Dance Caravan: Erasing the Boundaries / Master Class: Theresa Lavington]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-the-firehouse-presents-the-harlem-dance-caravan-erasing-the-boundaries-masterclass-theresa-lavington http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-the-firehouse-presents-the-harlem-dance-caravan-erasing-the-boundaries-masterclass-theresa-lavington Date: August 15, 2014

Acclaimed Harlem performing arts institution, The Faison Firehouse has joined with SummerStage to present Harlem Dance Caravan, a thrilling celebrating our diversity through music and dance.

Audiences will be enthralled by companies such as Baoku & the Image Afro-Beat Band, who presents African drumming and dancing that fuses jazz and rock with traditional elements; Jamel Gaines' Creative Outlet, famed for its merging of classical and modern techniques and shows that incorporate theatrics like spoken word and video; Lotus Music and Dance, the only company and educational institute in NYC that makes accessible the music and dance traditions of all world cultures; and the multicultural Cecilia Marta Dance Company, who aims to build bridges between communities through dance.

Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band is a world class Afrobeat music powerhouse. Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, this band performs all original music by their Nigerian front man, Baoku Moses. Baoku is a professionally-trained African drummer, dancer, and talented songwriter. He began the band in 2005. In following the legacy and footsteps of the late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Baoku’s music blends a solid rock and jazz fusion with African instruments and languages to express world peace and unity. Baoku released his first solo album, Okodoro Oro: The Realistic Reality, in 2004 and will release the band’s first album together in the summer of 2014. Comprised of musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds, Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band provides more than just another musical performance; it is a complete high-energy, cultural experience.

Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet (CO) is a professional dance company that merges rigorous classical and modern technique with African-American soul and spirit. Under the artistic direction of Jamel Gaines, the company has been hailed by reviewers in the United States and Europe for its “richness of dance tone” and “contagious vitality.” The company is comprised of unique performing artists whose talents include theatre, spoken word, multi-media/ visual arts, and instillation. Based in New York City, CO has been featured at the Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Apollo Theatre, SummerStage in Central Park, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Martha Graham School, McCallum Theatre, Rialto Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and NewYork Theatre Workshop. Internationally, CO has toured in Rome, Italy; London, England; Acapulco, Mexico; Madrid, Spain; Kingston, Jamaica; Cologne, Germany; and

Toronto, Canada. Our artists have been featured on Broadway stages such as: Fela!, The Lion King, Chicago, Fosse, and Memphis. Additionally, Gaines has collaborated with Notable artists such as: Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Holiday, Max Roach, Savion Glover, Ornette Coleman, and Chris Brown. Jamel Gaines’ vision is to bring art to the masses that touches the human spirit.

Cecilia Marta Dance Company is committed to creating dance and artistic collaborations that inspire diversity of movement and unity; fuse the multicultural richness of sight, sound, and feeling in its vision of “World Jazz”; and build bridges between communities. After traveling the globe, Cecilia returned to NY with a vision to bring together a diverse and extraordinary group of dancers that would create CMDC. The objective: to speak through the language of dance, about the ritualistic rhythms and magical experiences she encountered throughout her life, and as a child growing up in Panama. CMDC is a multicultural dance company, committed to celebrating diversity and unity by creating works that inspire collaborations with other artists and art forms. Possessing a distinct breath, CMDC’s repertoire incorporates elements that are reflective of Ms. Marta’s life and heritage, as well as her intimate acquaintance with many forms and styles of dance.

Theresa Lavington, is a fitness and dance professional with over 15 years of experience. She holds an Associates of Arts Degree in Dance and is certified by AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). Theresa, has taught a variety of group exercise classes for Bally Total Fitness, Crunch, New York Sports Club, Equinox, New York Health & Racquet and other elite gyms in the New York City area. As part of the New York Sports Club, Bally's and Crunch PR team, Theresa Lavington has also appeared and participated in demos for upcoming fitness and dance classes on Telemundo, WB11 News, CBS Morning News, and Fox 5 Good Day New York. Additionally, Theresa has performed and choreographed for singing artists, health and fitness venues, and many other events. Join Theresa for a fun, energetic, and easy to follow dance workout fused with hip-hop, funk, and the latest dance moves.

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Theresa Lavington
8:00 PM – Performances

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 7:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d90dea3434.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 15, 2014

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: The New York Neo-Futurists Present Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-the-new-york-neofuturists-presents-too-much-light-makes-the-baby-go-blind http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summerstage-the-new-york-neofuturists-presents-too-much-light-makes-the-baby-go-blind Date: August 15, 2014

The New York Neo-Futurists are an ensemble of dynamic writer/director/performers who are best known for their critically acclaimed, energetic signature show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Once called "The Snapchat of Theater", with its ever-changing "menu" of plays, TML is a race against the clock to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes in an order determined by the audience! All our plays are presented from a perspective of absolute honesty, do not ask the audience to "suspend their disbelief", and often include audience interactions. A non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, Too Much Light endeavors to tell dynamic stories while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Developed out of a format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the Neo-Futurists put down roots in NYC in the mid 90’s and have been growing strong ever since. After a grand re-birth in the city in 2004, NYNF has created over 3300 new plays for Too Much Light, as well as many longer form works, and continues to present award-winning, topical and vital work every weekend at the Kraine Theater and around the New York independent theater community. Sometimes true life really is stranger than fiction...

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d904ff0c50.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 15, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-movie-series-annie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/summer-movie-series-annie Date: August 15, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

Annie is the story of a young orphan girl and her adventures as she searches for a family to adopt her. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owl's Head Park

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B066 Owl's Head Park 2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6401, -74.0324 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c63d8a9b3.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Saturday Night Fever Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-saturday-night-fever-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/15/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-saturday-night-fever-skate-party Date: August 15, 2014

Disco isn't dead, it's just taking a nap! So lets wake her up and Stayin' Alive at our Saturday Night Fever-themed Roller Skate party.

Shake Your Groove thang while your favorite disco hits get spun on the roller rink floor. We expect the best of the best disco looks you can scrounge out of your grandpa's closet! Polyester galore, wrap dresses and bell bottoms will be twirling while Thelma Houston, Peaches and Cream, the Bee-Gee's and Gloria Gaynor belt out booty-shakin' beats over the speakers.

We've got a lot in store for everyone. Just don't touch the hair!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside

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2014-08-15 2014-08-15 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c8490f88521.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 16, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 16, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bird-walk Date: August 16, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 16, 2014

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

Bring 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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/rockaway-walks Date: August 16, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-16 2014-08-16 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/esl-class Date: August 16, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 16, 2014

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 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 16, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-moves Date: August 16, 2014

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

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: August 16, 2014

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

Supplies needed:

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/kayaking Date: August 16, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/green-team Date: August 16, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: August 16, 2014

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

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

Instructor and Location Information

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

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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

Target Bronx Community Garden

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

Target East Harlem Community Garden

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Flutter with the Butterflies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/family-art-project-flutter-with-the-butterflies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/family-art-project-flutter-with-the-butterflies Date: August 16, 2014

See them and sketch them, flying and sipping the nectar of their favorite flowers. Then learn about local butterfly species and make a butterfly hat to wear as you sail across the landscape. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc0ec1bf574.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Saturdays at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/volunteer-saturdays-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/volunteer-saturdays-at-battery-urban-farm Date: August 16, 2014

Join us monthly on third Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm from May to September.

Projects are seasonal and vary from week to week, and could include weeding, mulching, trellising, path or fence maintenance, moving soil, or working with compost. Visit the Battery Urban Farm Community Programs page for exact dates and more information.

Saturday Open Volunteer Hours are for all ages, however volunteers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Any volunteers under 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (boots if it has rained recently, layers in cool weather, a hat and sunscreen in the summer are strongly recommended). Please also bring a water bottle.

We will work in most weather, including light rain. The following conditions will constitute cause for automatic cancellation of volunteer hours: heavy-driving rain, flooding, thunder and lightning storms, and temperatures upwards of 93 degrees. For weather-related cancellations, stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter (@thebatterynyc) accounts.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7033, -74.0148 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-games Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/summer-on-the-hudson-flynyc-2013 Date: August 16, 2014

Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Kite-making for children and live music with Batala NYC & Shinbone Alley Stilt Band aids your celebration of simple fun throughout the day.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 16, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/basic-canoeing Date: August 16, 2014

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.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve, and suitable for ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: Symmetry in Motion (Watercolors)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/adult-art-symmetry-in-motion-watercolors Date: August 16, 2014

From the graceful beauty of a butterfly’s wings to the aerodynamically designed bodies of a dragonfly, formal balance is found throughout the insect world. Discover the wonder of some of the Greenbelt’s smallest but most colorful seasonal inhabitants and their surroundings as we capture their likeness in watercolors. Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed! Class size is limited, and prepaid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Entomology exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/entomology-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/entomology-exploration Date: August 16, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Come explore the shores of the Harlem Meer and enjoy the abundance and diversity of insects, including dragonflies, honey bees, damsel flies, and lady bugs.

Appropriate for explorers of all ages.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/wave-hill-history-walk Date: August 16, 2014

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Illustrious Residents event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc13ca034fe.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 16, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room Presents "Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: August 16, 2014

Comic Con Kids, featuring Tania del Rio, Diary of a Girl Next Door: Betty

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: August 16, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: August 16, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Craftsmen Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/craftsmen-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/craftsmen-days Date: August 16, 2014

Meet artisans and watch demonstrations of 19th century crafts.

Learn about broom making, tinsmithing, woodturning, and more! Enjoy traditional music featuring instruments like hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and banjo. Take a tour of King Manor and see rarely-displayed crafts from the collection.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/house-tours Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 16, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 16, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Seneca Village]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-seneca-village http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/16/central-park-tour-seneca-village Date: August 16, 2014

Established on land that would become part of Central Park, Seneca Village was Manhattan’s first known community of African-American property owners. Learn about the history of the village and the people who lived there. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-16 2014-08-16 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7846, -73.9697 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d708b703c02.jpg Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08:06 EDT