NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:54:03 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-games Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/smorgasburg Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: The Art Of Stepping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/pier-kids-the-art-of-stepping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/pier-kids-the-art-of-stepping Date: July 13, 2014

Step dancers will break it down, teaching step dance through mathematical formulas, and making some noise.

Art activities start at noon. Part of the Pier Kids series.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Intermediate Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/intermediate-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/intermediate-canoeing Date: July 13, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Meadow Lake SE (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:00 am 40.732, -73.8361 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/meditation Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8771b9055d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: July 13, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House, and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years.
Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.
Suitable for adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required: call (347) 992-4732.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-4732

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Bugaboo Review Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-performance-festival-bugaboo-review-puppet-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-performance-festival-bugaboo-review-puppet-show Date: July 13, 2014

Some people think creepy crawlies are just plain gross. But if you look closely, every bug in the garden has a song to sing about the special job it does to help plants grow.

Learn more about why it's important to keep bugs alive through beautiful bug puppets and catchy, interactive songs in a range of styles, in this fun and educational show.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776 1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Bugaboo Review Puppet Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-performance-festival-bugaboo-review-puppet-show1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/family-performance-festival-bugaboo-review-puppet-show1 Date: July 13, 2014

Some people think creepy crawlies are just plain gross. But if you look closely, every bug in the garden has a song to sing about the special job it does to help plants grow.

Learn more about why it's important to keep bugs alive through beautiful bug puppets and catchy, interactive songs in a range of styles, in this fun and educational show.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/docent-tour Date: July 13, 2014

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

Tours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[History Play Date: I Spy Architecture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/history-play-date-i-spy-architecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/history-play-date-i-spy-architecture Date: July 13, 2014

If you had to build a farmhouse by hand, how would you want it to look? Explore, draw, count and deconstruct your way through Manhattan’s farmhouse. Learn about the Dyckman Farmhouse’s design – including why the ceilings are low, the windows small and the kitchen is in the cellar! Stop by for a self-guided scavenger hunt between 12pm-2pm.

Recommended for children age 4 and up. FREE, All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 304-9422

Location: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum)

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M026 Dyckman House Museum 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8675, -73.9229 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/house-tours Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/freshwater-fishing Date: July 13, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.

Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most fishing programs are first-come, first-serve. Open to families and children ages 8 years and older.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.8934 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Little Red Lighthouse Open House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/little-red-lighthouse-open-house http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/little-red-lighthouse-open-house Date: July 13, 2014

The Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, erected in 1880 and moved to its current site in 1921, has become widely known as the children's literary landmark "The Little Red Lighthouse."

A ranger will be on hand to provide information about the history of this unique landmark.

First come, first serve.

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 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8501, -73.9468 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: July 13, 2014

Alakazam! Our ace magicians return with tricks up their sleeves and feats that razzle-dazzle.

Produced in partnership with

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Tavern & Its Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/central-park-tour-tavern-its-green Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Tavern on the Green (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7724, -73.9772 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fee6feec9f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 13, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395e4b2c84eb.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[A Taste of Germany]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/a-taste-of-germany http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/a-taste-of-germany Date: July 13, 2014

Come and enjoy the music, food, and culture of Germany to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY.

Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-germany-tickets-11827419129 to get tickets.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f3c60d7e0a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 13, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Crossfit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/crossfit Date: July 13, 2014

Ditch the gym equipment and move your body the way it is supposed to be moved with Crossfit!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 2:30 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Bronx Family Day: David Gonzalez' Aesop Bops! Funky Fables / Kids Junk Orchestra / Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-presents-bronx-family-day-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables-kids-junk-orchestra-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-presents-bronx-family-day-david-gonzalez-aesop-bops-funky-fables-kids-junk-orchestra-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 13, 2014

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Bronx Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging young audiences and their families through thrilling performances! Families will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive music & dance workshops + face painting and more!

David Gonzalez is the proud recipient of the 2011 International Performing Arts for Youth "Lifetime Achievement Award for Sustained Excellence". In 2010 Mr. Gonzalez was named a Joseph Campbell Foundation Fellow. He was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" for his production of The Frog Bride at Broadway's New Victory Theater. He has created numerous productions, including the critically acclaimed ¡Sofrito! with The Latin Legends Band, and MytholoJazz, both of which enjoyed sold-out runs at New Victory Theater. The Man of the House was commissioned and produced just the Kennedy Center in 2013. Join Gonzalez for Aesop Bops! Fast-paced, funny, and packed with audience participation, this feast of funky, physical storytelling leaves young audiences feeling like they had just performed the show too!

Dennis J. Dove began his career as a professional musician and performer in 1996 as a cast member of the Broadway show “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.” As a principle performer he has toured nationally and internationally. He has been a cast member of off Broadway shows, theatre productions, conducted his own clinics, and has participated in local and international festivals. Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra (KJO) in 2012 to expose youth to the arts through music. KJO emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots and pans youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. KJO targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music.

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: St. Mary's Park

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8117, -73.9126 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351627a40aa8.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/zumba Date: July 13, 2014

Zumba with the Dodge YMCA fuses Latin and world music with aerobic interval training to sculpt the body and invigorate the soul!

Fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 4:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/sunset-family-festival Date: July 13, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lagond All-Stars Summer Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/lagond-allstars-summer-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/lagond-allstars-summer-concert Date: July 13, 2014

Enjoy live jazz music with "The Lagond All-Stars" pulsating Afro-beat, hi-impact stage show. It's sophisticated with funky grooves!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage in association with Okayfuture Presents: Bonobo / Cibo Matto - Celebrating 15 years of Okayplayer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-bonobo-cibo-matto http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summerstage-bonobo-cibo-matto Date: July 13, 2014

Simon Green, AKA Bonobo, is an artist very much at the peak of his significant powers. His 2010 album ‘Black Sands’ was the high watermark of his career to date; a masterful record, marrying Green’s inimitable melodic genius to cutting edge electronics, bass and drums. Black Sands went on to sell over 160,000 copies worldwide, and since its release, Bonobo has toured the world with his live band, wowing audiences of thousands at a time with the hypnotic, extended live versions of the album’s tracks. ‘The North Borders’ is another long stride forward - both a natural evolution and a continuation of the electronic palette of Black Sands. Thematic, resonant, addictive and perfectly formed, it’s a thrillingly coherent statement piece. With vocal features from no less than Erykah Badu, as well as Grey Reverend (Cinematic Orchestra) and Cornelia (Portico Quartet) it’s another finely balanced body of work, leaving room for the beautiful, rich productions themselves to breathe and shine.

If anyone ever doubts whether New York City has what It takes to continue being an electric hub of culture and art they need look no further than The band Cibo Matto. Spanning two generations of indie royalty, playing with the Beastie Boys in the 90s, John Zorn in the 2000s and now having Weezer open up for them in Los Angeles in 2014 (Rivers Cuomo learned all his songs in Japanese), this band not only stands the test of time, they are a cornerstone of this city's vitality and relevance. Although no one can forget their debut LP, Viva La Woman, their new album Hotel Valentine makes you feel like you're discovering this innovative duo for the first time! This is the very antithesis of a one hit wonder, the band is without a doubt better than ever! And for those who were lucky enough to see them the first time around, you'll have bragging points when they bring down SummerStage in Central Park. This is a show not to be missed. The buildings will be turning into coconut trees, and you might be feeling a bit of, 'Deja Vu,' make sure to bring plenty of 'Sugar Water.'

Doors open at 5:00pm

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eb5d5bdc46.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tango with Esmeralda at Stuyvesant Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/tango-with-esmeralda-at-stuyvesant-square-park Date: July 13, 2014

SPNA will host Argentine tango lessons and dance with Esmeralda among the flowers and around the fountain.

Join the beginner lessons from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

There will be live music!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 848-8295

Location: Stuyvesant Square

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M086 Stuyvesant Square 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7338, -73.9844 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 13, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Orquesta SSC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-orquesta-ssc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/13/summer-on-the-hudson-amplified-sundays-with-orquesta-ssc Date: July 13, 2014

Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River!

The sounds of this 11-piece Salsa band will entice both the dancer and the non-dancer.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-13 2014-07-13 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/early-morning-yoga Date: July 14, 2014

Join Dodge YMCA for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: July 14, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 14, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: July 14, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 14, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/chair-yoga Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: 18th Century Cooking II - Fruit Cobbler]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-18th-century-cooking-ii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-18th-century-cooking-ii Date: July 14, 2014

It's time for dessert! Learn how to make fruit cobbler, 18th century style! For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Deb Woodbridge and Carolyn Krams.

** Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 14, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to 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. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Rochdale Park (JHS 72) (in Rochdale Park)

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Q413 Rochdale Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6742, -73.775 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536017ada5072.jpeg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 14, 2014

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.846, -73.941 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5360172e8c5e0.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra Date: July 14, 2014

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Haffen Park

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X196 Haffen Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8732, -73.8377 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536014daef12d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: July 14, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-games Date: July 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 14, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/monday-movement Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Brazilian Portuguese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class Date: July 14, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Brazilian Portuguese: May 12th, June 16th, July 14th, August 11th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 14, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: July 14, 2014

Take a break to enjoy this walk through Central Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October. Route involves hills and wood chipped trails.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff6dd5157a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 14, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: July 14, 2014

Lively and entertaining commentary on journalism in film. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Wallace Stroby.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/adaptive-activities Date: July 14, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-14 2014-07-14 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: July 14, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities. Participation in the program is free.

For more information on the program, please visit the Walk NYC webpage.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-14 2014-07-14 2:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents Suddenly Last Summer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: July 14, 2014

Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, and Montgomery Clift star in Tennessee Williams’ lurid psychodrama (with a Gore Vidal screenplay) directed by Joseph Mankiewicz. What really transpired during that European trip and is a lobotomy the only cure? (1959) 114 min. (Sony/Columbia) Not Rated

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. Films will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 5:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: July 14, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: July 14, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: July 14, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/outdoor-strength Date: July 14, 2014

Take a strength-training class with aerobic intervals in and around the park with local studio, Brooklyn Strength.

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: ET]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/flicks-on-the-beach-et http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/flicks-on-the-beach-et Date: July 14, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

In ET, a troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • June 30th, Gravity
  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: West 10th Street (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 7:30 pm 40.5733, -73.978 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Philharmonic: Concerts in the Parks with Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/14/new-york-philharmonic-concerts-in-parks Date: July 14, 2014

Due to the weather forecast for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, and out of concern for the safety of the audience and the musicians, NYC Parks, in consultation with the NYPD, the Central Park Conservancy and the New York Philharmonic, has made the decision to cancel this evening's performance of the New York Philharmonic on the Great Lawn of Central Park. The concert will not be rescheduled. Public safety is our highest priority and the risk of significant weather requires the unfortunate cancellation of this outdoor event.

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear the best classical music under the stars.

This summer, Music Director Alan Gilbert leads five free outdoor concerts, including a program featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

Fireworks by Bay Fireworks will follow the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 875-5709

Location: The Great Lawn (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-14 2014-07-14 8:00 pm 40.7818, -73.9658 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 15, 2014

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

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

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/fitness-walk Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 15, 2014

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

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

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

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

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-15 2014-07-15 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Adventures: Summer Sessions I, II, III]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bpmm-adventures-summer-sessions-i-ii-iii Date: July 15, 2014

Why spend summer days indoors at your house when you can spend them outdoors at ours? Children entering grades 1 through 6 are invited to spend a week in the Children’s Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell having fun and learning about ecology, sustainability, and local history. This unique program mixes core activities in the organic garden with exploration of the 19th-century mansion and the Northeast Woodlands Native American wigwam. Also up: engaging crafts, creative cooking, Urban Park Ranger hikes, and more.

Registration and pre-payment required. Visit bpmm.org for details.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 15, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 15, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 15, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/garden-crew Date: July 15, 2014

Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.9044, -73.8964 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Art in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/art-in-the-park Date: July 15, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled due to the weather.

Each week there will be a new design for the kids to paint.

Bring bug spray, a blanket and lunch and have a picnic while painting.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Ten Mile Classic in Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park Date: July 15, 2014

Come cheer basketball teams (ages 11-13 and 14-16) and join us for the championship games on the last day of the tournament.

Please call the number below to register a team.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Ten Mile River Playground (in Recreational Area)

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M140 Recreational Area 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8298, -73.9523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5322063550fb4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: July 15, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 15, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 15, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to 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. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7036, -73.9234 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536017f3e33bb.jpeg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-secret-agent-23-skidoo Date: July 15, 2014

Combining the excitement of hip hop with the magical world of childhood, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a one of a kind, stand out star in the family music scene. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he and his family band have earned a loyal national following. Along with his daughter, MC Fireworks, 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, five #1 hits on SiriusXM Global Radio and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today and many others. “Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo” – NPR. “The songs radiate positivity, promoting self-esteem and curiosity… so masterfully delivered that it doesn’t feel the least bit corny. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has set a new bar for the genre.” – Cookie Magazine

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Rufus King Park

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7039, -73.8034 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536018b4dc91d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kids Junk Orchestra]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/summerstage-kids-kids-junk-orchestra Date: July 15, 2014

Kids Junk Orchestra was created by professional musician Dennis J. Dove, former principle performer for Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Fulfilling his passion for music and working with youth, Dennis founded Kids Junk Orchestra to expose youth to the arts through music. Kids Junk Orchestra emphasizes musical enrichment, by encouraging youth to tap into their imagination and creativity. Through the use of non-conventional items such as buckets, pots, and pans, youth learn how to create various sounds and rhythms. Kids Junk Orchestra targets youth of all ages and its mission is to foster an interest in music. Members of Kids Junk Orchestra have performed nationally and internationally at schools, sporting, community events, and festivals.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7152, -74 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53601845c41d4.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Mister G]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/mad-sq-kids-mister-g http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/mad-sq-kids-mister-g Date: July 15, 2014

Mister G, called a “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, is a leading figure in the children’s music world. He performs at theaters, festivals and museums around the U.S. and Latin America and was recently named one of the “Best Live Acts for Kids and Families.” His albums have been named best of the year by People, Parents, Education.com, and The Washington Post.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 538-1884

Location: Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)

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M052 Madison Square Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53612b8145529.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: StoryTime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-reading-room-storytime Date: July 15, 2014

Hosted by Cali Co Cat. There will be tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 15, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-games Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 15, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/15/adaptive-track-and-field Date: July 15, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-07-15 2014-07-15 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:04 EDT