NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:52:49 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[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[Yoga Vida at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida Date: August 7, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park presents Yoga Vida.

Yoga Vida brings their unique philosophy of making "yoga accessible and inclusive - without judgment, pressure or demands" to Washington Square Park.

Bring your own mat and join the fun!

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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/fitness-walk Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 7, 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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<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 7, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: August 7, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 7, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: "Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 7, 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[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: August 7, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime With Karma Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

StoryTime comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. Karma Kids invites babies through 6 year olds (and their grownups) to help lift stories off the page as they read and play yoga together! Build literacy skills and healthy bodies in this action-packed class. Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids happens every Thursday morning at 10 AM during Summer in the Square!

Please bring a mat or towel.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19fd582485.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:51 EDT
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: August 7, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

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

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: Beach St. and Water St. (in Tappen Park)

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R028 Tappen Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6272, -74.0765 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 7, 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: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536116b1392fa.jpeg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Children’s Performance Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series1 Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7.

Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

The lineup

July 10 Zinghoppers
July 17 Shine & The Moonbeams
July 24 Monkey Monkey Music
July 31 Karen K & The Jitterbugs
August 7 The Pop Ups
August 14 City Parks Foundation presents Puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Larger Than Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life Date: August 7, 2014

Hailing from New York, MC Vin, John, Esjae and Kevin (among others), set out to start the ultimate boy band tribute show, bringing back the hits of artists the likes of Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, Nsync and 98 Degrees! They also feature classic hits from The Temptations, Jackson 5 and more. Larger Than Life strives to light up that spark, bring back those colors and good times that - deep inside - never truly left our hearts. The combo is not simply a tribute band: their show engages the audience unlike anything else out there! Don’t miss the time to jump on this crazy pop machine and let the music tell you the rest of the story.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613eb52f37b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Mad. Sq. Kids: Tim and the Space Cadets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/mad-sq-kids-tim-and-the-space-cadets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/mad-sq-kids-tim-and-the-space-cadets Date: August 7, 2014

Closing out our 2014 season are Tim and the Space Cadets, who Time Out New York Kids says “appeals to tots and teens alike!” Tim’s energy is infectious, engaging and interactive – an indie rock experience for families and fans, full of strong musicianship, and a tap dancing sidekick.

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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7417, -73.988 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536140d9de495.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids: The Rozz and Val Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-the-rozz-and-val-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-kids-the-rozz-and-val-show Date: August 7, 2014

The Rozz & Val Show incorporates tight harmony singing and high-energy pop, funk, rock, ska, hiphop, punk and folk to make for a sing-along-able, danceable, fun-filled show. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, The Rozz & Val Show is comprised of longtime collaborators Rozz Nash-Coulon and Andrew Vladeck and their band and dancers: the “Hotness Monsters.” They have worked in childhood education and music, traveling much of the world with various projects. The Rozz & Val Show released their self-titled debut CD in 2010 along with a series of music videos.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 212-360-1399

Location: Sachkerah Woods Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8837, -73.8815 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539624ef7424d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-games Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/ecocrafts Date: August 7, 2014

Recycle used stuff into new creations at Classic Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/conversational-english Date: August 7, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation, to explore their English diction and comprehension.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adaptive-track-and-field Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Suzi Shelton]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-suzi-shelton-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-suzi-shelton-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Summer in the Square brings a full line-up of exciting family-friendly acts to Union Square Park all summer long! Join us every Thursday on the South Plaza with Karma Kids Yoga starting at 10 AM, followed by fun activities, face painting, shows and performances

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a4d1e3bee.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 7, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: August 7, 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 Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: August 7, 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 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Jersey Boys, Heathers, 50 Shades! The Musical, Cabaret]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: August 7, 2014

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by 106.7 LiteFM DJs.

Today's music will come from the musicals Jersey Boys, Heathers, 50 Shades! The Musical, and Cabaret.

Schedule subject to change. Check www.bryantpark.org for the most up-to-date listings.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Tournament: Qualifying Round]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-putting-tournament-qualifying-round Date: August 7, 2014

Participate in one of three weekly lunchtime tournaments this August (August 7, 14, 21) for the chance to earn a spot in the final championship round on Thursday, August 28. (Rain Date: August 29)
There will be a grand prize for the winner of the Championship round.
Pre-registration is required online at www.bryantpark.org/calendar.
On-site registration will open at 12:00 p.m. if space allows. Please check-in with attendant by 12:20 p.m. when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 12:20 p.m.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side seating area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the city’s great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School’s very talented musicians.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: August 7, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Aquatic Garden Q&A]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/aquatic-garden-q-and-a http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/aquatic-garden-q-and-a Date: August 7, 2014

Tour the Aquatic Garden at its peak with Wave Hill Gardener Harnek Singh.

Discover why the water is black and learn how we cultivate dramatic aquatic plants like the sacred lotus and colorful tropical water lilies. Pick up some professional hints for home water gardens, large and small.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bbfe256a9f5.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/learn-to-draw Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/adaptive-activities Date: August 7, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories in the Garden: Flutterby Butterfly]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stories-in-the-garden-flutterby-butterfly http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/stories-in-the-garden-flutterby-butterfly Date: August 7, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets.

Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. In the summer, the flower gardens come to life with flittering and fluttering butterflies and moths.

This week, join us as we read stories and do a movement piece about the life cycles of these colorful creatures. Our books this week are Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horáek, Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc24ed4be8f.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-crew1 Date: August 7, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Sherman Creek Gardening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/sherman-creek-gardening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/sherman-creek-gardening Date: August 7, 2014

Join our Sherman Creek Garden Crew for an evening of weeding and garden maintenance around the park. Learn about the various projects the garden crew works and how these efforts support New York Restoration Project’s approach to sustainable horticulture.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Salsa with Baila Socitey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

For over 30 years, Peridance Capezio Center has been a core member of New York City’s dance community. Home to all styles and all levels of dance, the school provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children’s dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment.

Experience Peridance’s amazing performances or participate in an exhilarating dance class each Thursday during Summer in the Square.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0e71e3fc.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/kayaking Date: August 7, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock!

Children under 18 must have an adult-guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-yoga Date: August 7, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's RiverRocks featuring Temples]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-temples http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-temples Date: August 7, 2014

2014 marks Hudson River Park’s RiverRocks 16th Season. RiverRocks is among New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful Pier 84.

Temples Destined to become Britain’s premier retro-futurists, the music of this psychedelic rock band is a mix of scuzzy glam stomp, dreamy, 12-string-drenched folk-rock, droning ‘60s psychedelia, Krautrock, and more – all viewed through a very modern kaleidoscope.

Rain or Shine

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5355685670dd8.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/wheelchair-basketball Date: August 7, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/syfy-movies-with-a-view-cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/syfy-movies-with-a-view-cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof Date: August 7, 2014

The Tennessee Williams play comes to life in this film as Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor) and Brick (Paul Newman) duke it out while celebrating the 65th birthday of his father, Big Daddy (Burl Ives). The temperatures are high, but the tensions are higher in this classic.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Get moving this summer with Brick New York’s CrossFit Bootcamp every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Utilizing CrossFit methodology throughout their training, this 45-minute class focuses on wellness and fitness with results in mind, helping you reach new heights in personal fitness. The workouts are tailored for any age and fitness level.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: A Cultural Tour with Queens Museum Director]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director Date: August 7, 2014

Jason Yoon, Director of Education, Queens Museum will lead participants in a stroll across Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The stroll will highlight the history of the park, its sculptures, and architecture. The tour will end at the newly renovated Queens Museum where participants are welcome to come inside to explore the museum’s exhibitions.

This is one of two walks. The first walk is on Friday, July 25 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

The evening walk on August 7th will end at the Queens Museum were participants are welcome to stay and enjoy free live performances and an outdoor film screening as part of the Museum’s Summer Passport Thursdays program.

Transportation will be provided at the end of the walk to the Al Oerter Recreation Center. The group meets at the Al Oerter Recreation Center.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bbf62918976.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Howl! Arts Presents: Labyrinth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/howl-arts-presents-labyrinth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/howl-arts-presents-labyrinth Date: August 7, 2014

Fifteen-year-old Sarah resents her baby brother Toby and secretly wishes that he will just disappear. Her wish comes true when goblins kidnap the boy.

Feeling responsible and guilty about his abduction, she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To rescue her brother, she must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King, which is in the center of a fantastical labyrinth. But the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, and nothing is really as it seems. (1986) 1h 41m. Rated PG

Gates open at 6:00 p.m.; the film starts at sundown. Pack a picnic and bring friends!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 40.7257, -73.9812 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sunset Concert Series: Rock and Acoustic Soft Rock]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sunset-concert-series-rock-and-acoustic-soft-rock http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sunset-concert-series-rock-and-acoustic-soft-rock Date: August 7, 2014

Staten Island Borough President James Oddo and Council Members Ignizio, Matteo and Rose are pleased to present a summer concert series in Staten Island's neighborhood parks.

Tonight's perfomances feature Gifford's Lane and James Santarella.

Parks will be open at 6 p.m. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 1150 Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6195, -74.1074 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd623b1a30.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Happy Hour and Trivia Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/happy-hour-trivia-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/happy-hour-trivia-night Date: August 7, 2014

Join us for the first-ever Battery Happy Hour and Trivia Night! Bring your coworkers and friends to show off your New York City trivia knowledge, and enjoy the gorgeous waterfront sunset.

For $25 you receive two drinks from the Table Green kiosk closest to the Bosque Fountain, from which all proceeds go to Battery Urban Farm. The non-tax-deductible portion of each ticket is $10.

You can purchase tickets here: http://bufhappyhour.brownpapertickets.com/.Please contact nbrownstein@thebattery.org if you have any questions.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Table Green (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7025, -74.0163 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dfd2d95206b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Salsa]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/barefoot-dancing Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy learn-as-you-go traditional dances with live music from around the world, and cool, clean grass for your toes at this wonderful series.

Tonight's instructors, Retumba, will be teaching Salsa dance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/central-park-circuit Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays & Thursdays

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

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Run with the popular Paragon Sports Run Club every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. meeting in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. A Paragon run coach will lead the way, along with pacers to keep you on track! All levels are welcome!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Mykki Blanco in association with MeanRed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-presents-mykki-blanco-in-association-with-meanred http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-presents-mykki-blanco-in-association-with-meanred Date: August 7, 2014

Mykki Blanco is the stage name of American poet and performing artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr. Quattlebaum is an interdisciplinary artist who uses contemporary hip hop as a performance medium to express his larger ideas. In 2011 he began performing two new projects, crushing industrial rock under the name No Fear and glamorous, ghetto-fabulous riot grrrl rap under the name Mykki Blanco. In 2012, Mykki made her grand entrance with the Mykki Blanco and the Mutant Angels EP, featuring cuts like “Join My Militia (Nas Gave Me a Perm)” and “Gay Dog.” Dubbed “From Teenage Runaway to Hip Hop Queen” in a profile by the New York Times Mykki Blanco was solidified as a young artist whose creative work with hip hop has just begun.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East River Park

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M144 East River Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7196, -73.9739 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5351521b315c5.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Creative Non-Fiction Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: August 7, 2014

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required.

This workshop is facilitated by: Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: August 7, 2014

Wind down after a long day with a 50-minute Om Factory yoga class every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. on the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Vinyasa, which translates from Sanskrit to “flow” or “move in a special way,” merges movement with the breath. Flowing through sequences of synchronized breathing warms the body, allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and, over time, deeper into their personal practice. The class serves students at any level of experience from the yoga novice to the regular practitioner.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: August 7, 2014

(CANCELLED for today August 7th ONLY.)

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

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Grooves: Akie Bermiss and Soulfolk Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-grooves-akie-bermiss-and-soulfolk-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/garden-grooves-akie-bermiss-and-soulfolk-experience Date: August 7, 2014

Enjoy live music from local musicians in the comfort of New York Restoration Project’s outdoor spaces. Please join us for light refreshments 30 minutes before the start of the concert.

7:00 p.m. – Brooklyn-bred singer, keyboardist, and composer Akie Bermiss

8:30 p.m. – Sultry, mellow soul trio Soulfolk Experience

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c7ffc7a4b65.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sounds: Septeto: Tropical Vibes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sounds-septeto-tropical-vibes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-sounds-septeto-tropical-vibes Date: August 7, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free music and activities for the whole family!

Presented by NYC Parks & the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Disco Unlimted]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/disco-unlimted Date: August 7, 2014

Boogie down to the sounds of the hottest disco show and dance band on the East Coast!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare's "Cymbeline"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shakespeares-cymbeline http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shakespeares-cymbeline Date: August 7, 2014

The Hip to Hip Theatre Company will present a fantastic action-adventure story that combines tragedy, comedy and romance.

Please bring a blanket or low chair for your comfort.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793x301

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014 Presents Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: August 7, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with "Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire". A tribute to Johnny Cash.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a5e9c2d4a3.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[Concert in the Park: Musical Salute to Hollywood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/concert-in-the-park-with-mitch-kahn http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/concert-in-the-park-with-mitch-kahn Date: August 7, 2014

Concerts in the Park is back by popular demand with an all new show. Join Mitch Kahn in concert with a Musical Salute to Hollywood. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy!

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-217-6452

Location: Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)

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Q021 Cunningham Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.7298, -73.7736 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:52 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: August 7, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d871e6f032.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: August 7, 2014

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

In The LEGO Movie, an ordinary LEGO minifigure is mistakenly placed on a team whose quest is to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Owen Dolen Recreation Center (in Owen F. Dolen Park)

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X016 Owen F. Dolen Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8394, -73.8436 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f622664b68.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/07/journey-to-the-stars Date: August 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-07 2014-08-07 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Luke Bryan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-luke-bryan Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

See Luke Bryan perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/farmers-market-fridays Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 8, 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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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/shutter-shop-on-shore-road-volunteer-restoration-workshop Date: August 8, 2014

The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Participants will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood surfaces, make repairs, and more under the guidance of preservation/restoration specialists.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Historic House Trust of NYC and Preservation Volunteers.

Lunch provided with tours of the mansion and speakers. Participants must be 18 or over.

Registration required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: August 8, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/english-reading-for-adults Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/sit-aerobics Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: August 8, 2014

Kids can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They will start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dunes, Drawing and Dendrology: Drawing 'Chalk and Talk']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/dunes-drawing-and-dendrology-drawing-chalk-and-talk Date: August 8, 2014

This Drawing 'talk and chalk' workshop is part of a new summer program, a thematic series of nature walks, talks, and art workshops, designed to encompass the various natural elements of Conference House Park.

This introductory workshop provides basic how-to instruction, along with the materials, for exploring and capturing the varied landscape of Conference House Park. Classes will be held outdoors – weather permitting.

Multiple events (including the Dunes walk, other drawng workshops and the Dendrology walk) are running through August; please see the events calendar for the other dates.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53d7d75c66372.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: August 8, 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: Bloomingdale Park

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.5322, -74.2095 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361170310cc7.jpeg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Music with a Message]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-presents-music-with-a-message http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summerstage-kids-presents-music-with-a-message Date: August 8, 2014

Renaissance Youth Center is proud to present the dynamic and talented, Bronx-based Music With A Message (MWAM) Band! MWAM captivates audiences of all ages delivering powerful messages through soulful renditions of classic songs and innovative original compositions that emphasize issues such as gun violence, asthma (“Asthma Can’t Win”), homelessness (“We Need You”), and more lighthearted songs like “Pull Your Pants Up”. Ranging in ages from 6-21, this twenty-five member group is currently hard at work, preparing for their annual Summer Tour, where they are scheduled to perform 50-60 shows between June and early September. With performances at local parks and centers as well as larger events at Six Flags, Hershey Park, and Orchard Beach under their belt, the MWAM Band are conscious-minded youth, with raw talent, which they use to inspire positive changes within their communities.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e488eab398.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-games Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Water Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/water-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/water-festival Date: August 8, 2014

Join us for a fun-filled kids day! There will be water inflatables, bounce houses, cotton candy, popcorn, and giveaways.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: B. 32 Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park)

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Q007 Bayswater Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5987, -73.7662 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/08/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 8, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-08 2014-08-08 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:52:53 EDT