NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:40:38 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[Breukelen Farmers Summer Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/breukelen-farmer-summer-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/breukelen-farmer-summer-camp Date: August 9, 2013

Young farmers and gardeners have a unique opportunity to explore past and present farming practices on the historic Wyckoff Farm. Campers will learn about the plant life cycle from seed to harvest as well as the importance of composting and other green initiatives. Hands-on art projects and botanic investigations will allow campers to explore various aspects of plant life, from cultivated crops to free growing weeds. Each one-week session will culminate in a presentation of the campers' artistic and planted achievements, as well as food prepared by campers from the Wyckoff garden.

Ages: 6-12 years old

Session I: August 5-9th

Session II: August 19-23
For more information or to register please call or email.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 9:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/land-art-generator-initiative-freshkills-park Date: August 9, 2013

The Land Art Generator Initiative: Freshkills Park is an exhibition of the top 25 designs selected out of 250 submissions from around the globe by artists, architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and more. LAGI 2012 was an ideas competition to design a site-specific public artwork that, in addition to its conceptual beauty, has the ability to harness energy cleanly from nature and convert it into electricity for the utility grid. At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into a productive and beautiful cultural destination will make the park a symbol of renewal and an expression of how our society can restore balance to its landscape. The top three submissions not only heighten the beauty of the surrounding park land but also provide a gateway into a greater discussion about the preservation of the environment.

Image Credits: Scene-Sensor // Crossing Social and Ecological Flows, James Murray & Shota Vashakmadze

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 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb75b891749.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe Park Visitor Center Community Visioning Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project Date: August 9, 2013

Help the Poe Park Visitor Center gather people’s knowledge, skills, ideas, and dreams for what they’d like to learn, do, and explore at The Poe Park Visitor Center and how that connects to the larger community. The project features a fun, interactive wall mural where people can share what’s important to them in the community, what’s missing, and even what they can bring to the table to make the community a healthy place to live, work, and play. Learn how you can contribute to new programs, classes, or activities by sharing your ideas and skills.

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 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Together at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/yoga-together-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/yoga-together-at-wave-hill Date: August 9, 2013

Child and parent or caregiver practice fun yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility and relax body and mind in this one-hour class taught by Catherine McGibney, an instructor at Yoga for Bliss. Recommended for ages 3–5. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call by 8 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens on-site at 9:30 a.m.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x245

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f015e8d05ac.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 9, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 9, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Kids can build their skills with knowledgeable instructors from Metro Beach Sports who will cover the fundamentals of beach volleyball in this series of free, public clinics. Kids can enjoy the sand and sun while developing techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 7-12

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/catch-release-fishing Date: August 9, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Illstyle & Peace Productions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/illstyle-peace-productions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/illstyle-peace-productions Date: August 9, 2013

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d4aae88fa8.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Zany Umbrella Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/zany-umbrella-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/zany-umbrella-circus Date: August 9, 2013

My Grandfathers Circus

"My grandfather grew up in South Dakota during the great depression. This fifty-five minute show is based on his stories and how he had fun during a very adverse time creating a circus out of the dust bowl. Every day farm objects come to life and find excitement in unexpected places. This show was written for children in the Gulf Region post hurricane Katrina and has been performed at the White House, the National Storytelling Convention, and for the Mass MoCA museum. Circus arts performed in this show include and are not limited to juggling, slack rope walking, prop manipulation, unicycle, and many more."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ciccarone Park

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X102 Ciccarone Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8559, -73.8867 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5191372bd04ce.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 9, 2013

Bugs aren't gross—they're great! Let our giant cockroach puppet teach your students why insects are the coolest creatures around. We then take off on a 3,000-mile adventure with our butterfly-themed show, "The Tale of Flutterby and Piggle."

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and East 192nd Street. (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8642, -73.8951 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519134eaa05be.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/kids-create Date: August 9, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn Bridge Park playgrounds.

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Recreation Summer Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/brooklyn-recreation-summer-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/brooklyn-recreation-summer-festival Date: August 9, 2013

Join us for a day of fun and games. Enjoy crafts, games, rollerblading, fitness, sports and much more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6486, -74.003 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-petanque http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-petanque Date: August 9, 2013

Learn to play pétanque, the popular European game anchored in precision, patience, and camaraderie from members of La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC’s championship-winning club.

Available for parties.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 9, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-games Date: August 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-chess Date: August 9, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 9, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/tai-chi Date: August 9, 2013

Tai Chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion, incorporating breathing with gentle movement. The movements flow from one to another connecting the body and mind; reducing stress and increasing chi or energy. It also helps ground and calm the practitioner, while increasing flexibility, strength, and balance.

This class is for adults.

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 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 9, 2013

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skill levels 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 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: Kites in Flight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/kites-in-flight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/kites-in-flight Date: August 9, 2013

This event has been canceled.

Come fly with us…Make your own kite and watch it soar.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Great Kills Park

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R016 Great Kills Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5561, -74.1039 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 9, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/north-woods Date: August 9, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/bryant-park-piano Date: August 9, 2013

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Performace Schedule:
May 6 – 10 Terry Waldo
13 – 17 Jon Weber
20 – 24 Russ Kassoff
27 – 31 Larry Ham
June 3 – 7 Todd Robbins
10 – 14 Ayako Shirasaki
17 – 21 Luiz Simas
24 – 28 Joel Forrester
July 1 – 5 Junior Mance
8 – 12* Yuka Aikawa
15 – 19* Isaac ben Ayala
22 – 26* Dona Carter
29 – August 2* Deanna Witkowski
August 5 – 9* Roy Eaton
12 – 16* Victor Lin
19 – 23 Sue Maskaleris
26 – 30 Frank Owens
September 2 – 6 Armen Donelian
9 – 13 Dan Manjovi
16 – 20 Kuni Mikami
23 – 27 Daryl Sherman
*Piano will be held from 2pm – 4pm on Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15
Produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and Sam Ash Music Stores.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 12:30 pm 2:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Puppet Mobile at the Umoja Learning Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/cpf-puppet-mobile-at-the-umoja-learning-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/cpf-puppet-mobile-at-the-umoja-learning-garden Date: August 9, 2013

City Parks Foundation's Puppet Mobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage productions and puppet-making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge. Traveling the five boroughs of the city in a PuppetMobile equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers, we bring entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year.

In our current production of "Little Red's Hood," Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Come watch this original show created specifically for the PuppetMobile and find out what happens!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful)

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<![CDATA[Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/short-story-writing-workshop Date: August 9, 2013

Got a short story in you? Have you always wanted to write, but didn't know how to begin? Need a little inspiration? Join our short story writing workshop at the Poe Park Visitor Center, with other writers, like yourself. For ages 16-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 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/animal-encounter-at-prospect-park Date: August 9, 2013

Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of our trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and even assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal with our box turtle.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalist]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/blooming-naturalist http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/blooming-naturalist Date: August 9, 2013

So you think you are a naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by making your own nature journal and learn how to use binoculars and field guides.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518d43d36e69a.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 9, 2013

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-1703

Location: City Island Library

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2013-08-09 2013-08-09 3:00 pm 40.8477, -73.7864 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce62bc7190.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/nature-on-the-go Date: August 9, 2013

Come have fun in nature. A naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can be active and learn about the nature that is all around us.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleanup the Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/cleanup-the-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/cleanup-the-woods Date: August 9, 2013

Explore the Highbridge trails while helping to clean–up litter dumped on the slopes. Hike the Highbridge Mountian Bike Trails and learn about the various ecological and recreational roles that the forest plays.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: August 9, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Brush up on your volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6. Recommended ages 18+

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Pelham Bay Park Summer Music Concert Series: More Jazz Classics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/pelham-bay-parksummer-music-concert-series-more-jazz-classics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/pelham-bay-parksummer-music-concert-series-more-jazz-classics Date: August 9, 2013

Come enjoy an evening of good friends and good music with "More Jazz Classics" by Valerie Capers Quartet. They will be performing the music of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, George Gershwin, and more. Bring a blanket or chair and pack a picnic. Limited free parking is available.

Rain location: International Caterers, 3243 Ampere Avenue.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 601-7399

Location: Lawn area behind track & field area (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 6:00 pm 40.8483, -73.8226 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/family-camping Date: August 9, 2013

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

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, July 30.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Cunningham Park

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 6:00 pm 40.7281, -73.7727 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[New Music in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/new-music-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/new-music-in-bryant-park Date: August 9, 2013

Chamber Music America and Bryant Park Corporation present new work from Jazz and Classical Music Artists.

Eight concerts by extraordinary artists representing a diverse musical spectrum - contemporary classical music, world music, and jazz - performing exciting new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, the premier ensemble music association in the world.

July 12 TBD (jazz)

July 19 TBD (jazz)

July 26 JACK Quartet (classical)

August 2 Imani Winds (classical)

August 9 Enso String Quartet (classical)

August 16 Matt Wilson Arts and Crafts (jazz)

August 23 Jane Ira Bloom (waiting for confirmation) (jazz)

August 30 Dorian Wind Quintet (classical)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: August 9, 2013

Hip Hop Dance Aerobics is a cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. The class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping on the Pier 1 Promenade.

All fitness classes are one hour long. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to class.

A few notes:

  • Registration begins at 6:30 pm each evening.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Dodge YMCA is a community service organization that promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body, welcoming all people, with a focus on youth.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 7:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset on the Hudson: The Baby Soda Jazz Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/sunset-on-the-hudson-the-baby-soda-jazz-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/sunset-on-the-hudson-the-baby-soda-jazz-band Date: August 9, 2013

Enjoy an evening with friends and music by local artists as the sun sets on the Hudson. Sunset on the Hudson is a concert series that takes place Friday nights from June 7 - August 23. On August 9, The Baby Soda Jazz Band performs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 45

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2013-08-09 2013-08-09 7:00 pm 40.7328, -74.0109 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Landlord Blues by Jacob Burckhardt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/museum-of-reclaimed-urban-space-first-annual-film-fest-orchard-alley-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/museum-of-reclaimed-urban-space-first-annual-film-fest-orchard-alley-garden Date: August 9, 2013

MoRUS presents film and video showcasing its preservation of documentation depicting the evolution of the Lower East Side's extensive gentrification. Tonight's feature Filmmaker Jacob Burckhardt will be present for the screening of his 1986, 16 mm film Landlord Blues. Color. 90 Minutes. Pre-sale All access passes available at Eventbrite. Feel free to bring your own blanket, folding chair and mosquito repellant.

Rain location screening at MoRUS .

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (973) 818-8495

Location: Orchard Alley,Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS)

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2013-08-09 2013-08-09 7:00 pm 40.7281, -73.9759; 40.7258, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f6c1e4b173b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[The Faison Firehouse and SummerStage Presents: Harlem Dance Caravan / Master Class: Dana McBroom-Manno]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/the-faison-firehouse-and-summerstage-presents-harlem-dance-caravan-master-class-dana-mcbroom-manno http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/the-faison-firehouse-and-summerstage-presents-harlem-dance-caravan-master-class-dana-mcbroom-manno Date: August 9, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Dana McBroom-Manno
8:00 PM – Performances

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

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

More artists to be announced soon!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8045, -73.9437 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: Shaggy / TK Wonder]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/shaggy-tk-wonder http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/shaggy-tk-wonder Date: August 9, 2013

TD Bank Series

The day the Kingston-born chart topper Shaggy moved to Flatbush as a teenager, it became his destiny to play Celebrate Brooklyn. He is dancehall’s biggest crossover star ever for a reason—his impossibly catchy party anthems are “unabashedly geared toward good times.” (MTV) The electro hip-hop artist TK Wonder's “ability to spit at aggressive tempos is rivaled by few of her contemporaries, and she’s got that killer combination of looks and skills that the game is sorely missing.” (Washington Post)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 7:30 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4fe27eceef.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Movie Series: Jumanji]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/jumangi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/jumangi Date: August 9, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Jumanji is a visually elaborate fantasy about an enchanted board game that opens a magical portal to a jungle universe. Two young children, Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce), discover the game in an abandoned home and suddenly are greeted by Alan (Robin Williams), an adult who has spent his life trapped inside the game since playing it at age 12. Alan's only hope for freedom involves finishing the game, but this proves rather dangerous, as Judy, Peter, and Alan find themselves running for their lives from huge rhinoceroses, evil monkeys, vicious lions, and other terrifying jungle beasts. Director Joe Johnston, whose special-effects background previously came to good use in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, used groundbreaking computer imagery to simulate the thrills.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: Bellevue South Park

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M263 Bellevue South Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 8:00 pm 40.74, -73.978 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Theater: Diablo Love]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/diablo-love-written-by-mando-alvarado-directed-by-alfred-preisser Date: August 9, 2013

“Diablo Love” is a fantastical love story featuring live music that re-imagines songs made famous by American Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, Howlin' Wolf along with original compositions by Tomás Doncker. This production provides audiences with a masterful live soundtrack of Blues/Soul music and sets the stage for a dynamic performance.

What would you do for love? In the dark alleys of Hell's Kitchen, Smoke, a lost soul, finds himself face to face with Mephi, the demon devil he made a deal with two years prior. She's there to collect his soul. In order to spare his own horrific demise, Smoke must find a willing person to swap spots with him, and as a result comes upon Emma, a fledgling Harlem Gospel singer from a troubled background with big dreams of fame. As Emma works through the trials and tribulations of erecting a career with her group, Smoke appears with big promises and a plan for fame and fortune. The two embark on a joint quest to achieve both of their missions, and what once began as a task for Smoke to find his replacement quickly takes a complicated turn as he must decide between unconditional love and Diablo love.

**Note: This production contains strong language**

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c500343305.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[River Flicks for Kids: Rise of the Guardians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/river-flicks-for-kids-rise-of-the-guardians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/river-flicks-for-kids-rise-of-the-guardians Date: August 9, 2013

Rise of the Guardians

When evil spirit Pitch tries to take over Earth the Guardians (Santa Claus, Jack Frost, and the Easter bunny, toothfairy and Sandman) band together to protect the dreams of children all over the world. (Rated PG)

Free popcorn served. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 46

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2013-08-09 2013-08-09 8:30 pm 40.7337, -74.0107 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park Presents "Love's Labour's Lost"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/shakespeare-in-the-park-presents-loves-labours-lost Date: August 9, 2013

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 8:30 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Civic Association Presents Spiderman]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/09/rockaway-civic-association-beach-flix Date: August 9, 2013

Rockaway Civic Beach Flix is a unique experience produced by the Rockaway Civic Association for the enjoyment of all. Now Showing Spiderman.

Movies begin at Sundown. Bring your blankets and beach chairs. Picnics are welcome and encouraged but we ask you respect our beaches and take your trash with you at the end of the evening.

Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking are not permitted.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 73rd Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-09 2013-08-09 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5852, -73.8039 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 10, 2013

Join Helen Kilgallen and her instuctors from Elaine's Dance School in this beginner Hatha Yoga class.

Bring a mat, large towel or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bird-walks Date: August 10, 2013

Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nyc-ecohouse Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/art-exhibit-invasive-pigments Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e5913860f24.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/flow13 Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 10, 2013

Join us for free yoga for the whole family with Robin Rosiello, a certified children's instructor. All ages are welcome.

Meet on Abby's Lawn in Fort Tryon Park. Please arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat. Note that the ground is sloped and there are uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/518289fd89081.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cleaning-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cleaning-westerleigh-park Date: August 10, 2013

Come out and lend a hand to help us rake, weed and do various gardening chores. Join us for coffee and doughnuts in the am. Bring a rake or use one of ours and have some fun. If you need community sevice hours come to the park to get your hours.

To volunteer in Westerleigh Park call (718) 442-0336.

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 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Poe Park Visitor Center Community Visioning Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/poe-park-visitor-center-community-visioning-project Date: August 10, 2013

Help the Poe Park Visitor Center gather people’s knowledge, skills, ideas, and dreams for what they’d like to learn, do, and explore at The Poe Park Visitor Center and how that connects to the larger community. The project features a fun, interactive wall mural where people can share what’s important to them in the community, what’s missing, and even what they can bring to the table to make the community a healthy place to live, work, and play. Learn how you can contribute to new programs, classes, or activities by sharing your ideas and skills.

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 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shapeup NYC Couch to 5k]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shapeup-nyc-couch-to-5k Date: August 10, 2013

A beginner program for the aspiring runner, this class will combine running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

This program is free, and all are welcome. No registration is required.

For other Shape Up NYC locations, visit www.nyc.gov or call 311.

Start time: 9:15 am

End time: 10:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 9:15 am 10:15 am 40.5843, -73.8107 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/birding Date: August 10, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 40.6674, -73.9726 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Wild Medicine at The New York Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/wild-medicine-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 817-8700

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: August 10, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance. Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: August 10, 2013

New York Restoration Project’s free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit. On Saturdays in April through September, these hour-long sessions, led by certified yoga teachers, will educate participants about proper form, tempo and mindset needed for a fulfilling and exciting workout. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues), Manhattan
Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
Instructor: Cayce Pia

Target Bronx Community Garden
1024 Woodycrest (between 164th and 165th Streets), Bronx
Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Target Community Garden – Brooklyn
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Instructor: Boutique Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/aerobics-class Date: August 10, 2013

Come have fun, get fit and healthy with aerobics from Shape Up NY.

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 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 Date: August 10, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan at Wave Hill (Beginners)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/tai-chi-chuan-at-wave-hill-beginners Date: August 10, 2013

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, an active member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, will introduce students to the internal martial arts and promote an awareness of their health benefits. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call by 8 a.m. on the day of the class for program updates. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200 x245

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f01c5c9fe23.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Companion Planting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/companion-planting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/companion-planting Date: August 10, 2013

Companion Planting
Lillian Reyes, GreenThumb
Sara Katz, Bronx Green-Up

Companion planting is the growing together of plants with complementary traits. Marigolds and basil will help keep the bugs off your tomato plants, for example. Join us as we share companion planting techniques. Please come prepared to show what methods have worked well in your garden.

Supplies: Perennials and Annuals

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.8239, -73.915 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Event hosted by MillionTreesNYC and NYC Compost Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/tree-care-event-hosted-by-milliontreesnyc-and-nyc-compost-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/tree-care-event-hosted-by-milliontreesnyc-and-nyc-compost-project Date: August 10, 2013

Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City GREEN by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required - just show up ready to do some tree care!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1125 Bay Street

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6157, -74.067 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Arty Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/arty-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/arty-hours Date: August 10, 2013

Go on a scavenger hunt for High Line Art, then create your own masterpiece inspired by New York City’s park in the sky.

With colorful plant life, interesting cityscape views, and site-specific art works, the High Line offers plenty of inspiration for young creative minds. During this weekly drop-in program during the months of July and August, kids and their caregivers are invited to experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and build one-of-a-kind vehicles, forts, structures, and machines with the Children’s Workyard Kit, a crate of kid-friendly planks, nuts, bolts, and other custom materials by industrial designer Cas Holman.

Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on Saturdays by 8:00 AM.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: The Lawn (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7479, -74.0048 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142091d83ccc.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids in Motion: Basketball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-in-motion-basketball-clinic1 Date: August 10, 2013

This free basketball clinic for kids meets every Tuesday and Saturday with instructors Lou and Jessica.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Dongan Hills Avenue & Jefferson Street (in Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park)

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R067 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5877, -74.1002 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/catch-release-fishing Date: August 10, 2013

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

Catch & Release Fishing

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/511bb82a307e4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kayaking Date: August 10, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool).

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

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 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 10:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7545, -73.8457 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: August 10, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/conservatory-garden-tour Date: August 10, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art: Adult Art Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/nature-of-art-adult-art-summer-series Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/basic-canoeing Date: August 10, 2013

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

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6189, -74.1064 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/kids-create Date: August 10, 2013

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brooklyn Bridge Park playgrounds.

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Main Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park),Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7041, -73.9902; 40.6926, -74.0019; 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Up and Go! Family Adventure Race]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/get-up-and-go-family-adventure-race Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6999

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f1c842afb44.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Science on The River]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/science-on-the-river http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/science-on-the-river Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 627-6427

Location: Pier 46 at Charles Street

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.733, -74.0103 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52000fa18421d.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:39 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-games Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-chess Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Comic Con Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/comic-con-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/comic-con-bryant-park Date: August 10, 2013

Comic Con Bryant Park

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Italian Greyhound Playdate]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/italian-greyhound-playdate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/italian-greyhound-playdate Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B114 Msgr. McGolrick Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7233, -73.9438 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f7ca4c1635b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: What's Buzzing at the Manor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/handson-history-whats-buzzing-at-the-manor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/handson-history-whats-buzzing-at-the-manor Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cf36317b75e.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[(faux)H Urban Homesteading Workshops: Natural Dyeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/fauxh-urban-homesteading-workshops-natural-dying http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/fauxh-urban-homesteading-workshops-natural-dying Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

(faux)H Workshop Series:

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/517e9ff4e779c.pdf Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/family-day Date: August 10, 2013

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

Sponsored by Council Member Comrie.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 520-5954

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

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7021, -73.783 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/belvederes-kingdom Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/forest-crew-training-session Date: August 10, 2013

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

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Learning Garden Workshop: Container Gardening in an Urban Environment]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-container-gardening-in-an-urban-environment http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/cpf-learning-garden-workshop-container-gardening-in-an-urban-environment Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

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

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192; 40.7017, -73.7832; 40.8197, -73.9093 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c31a603f42c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/little-red-lighthouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/little-red-lighthouse Date: August 10, 2013

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Play Dates! presents Monkey Monkey Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-play-dates Date: August 10, 2013

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

Aug 10 Monkey Monkey Music – Learning While Rocking

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165b7b31cb33.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - 2nd Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 1:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: August 10, 2013

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718 579-4244

Location: Bronx Library Center

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2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 40.8627, -73.8943 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce69f4b912.JPG Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Containers Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/creative-containers-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/08/10/creative-containers-walk-at-wave-hill Date: August 10, 2013

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

hoto Credit: Wave Hill

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-08-10 2013-08-10 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51f02cde3e360.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:40 EDT