NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:02:27 GMT <![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey Date: August 28, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball Date: August 28, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/seasonal-crafts Date: August 28, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: August 28, 2015

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org. For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d48944911.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-instructional-basketball-clinic-street-hockey1 Date: August 28, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of basketball and street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Flag Football and Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-flag-football-and-softball1 Date: August 28, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football and softball, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: August 28, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.57849884033203000, -74.07759857177734000 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/wheelchair-softball Date: August 28, 2015

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

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordion Bands Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/accordion-bands-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/accordion-bands-festival Date: August 28, 2015

For the first time Bryant Park presents a festival of bands playing world music. Each band has at least one accordionist.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List. Bands to be announced mid-summer.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55148002d2a7c.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/26/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: August 26, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 35th Ave and 72nd Street

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2015-08-26 2015-08-26 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.75081698660900000, -73.89400005340600000 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up with Wordsmith]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up-with-wordsmith http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up-with-wordsmith Date: August 28, 2015

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

As a hip hop artist and songwriter,

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af07449f9b.png Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-fitness Date: August 28, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of proper exercise and nutrition. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Billiards/Table Tennis]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bronx-sports-extravaganza-billiardstable-tennis Date: August 28, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of billiards and table tennis, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night! Tango]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/arts-culture-fun-presents-dance-away-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/arts-culture-fun-presents-dance-away-the-night Date: August 28, 2015

Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special evening with a Taste of Tango outdoors. Enjoy live music, tango stories, dance demonstrations, and tango classes! Strictly Tango NYC Dance School will bring to you the "authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling". Everyone will learn, dance, and have fun. It will be a night full of surprises. Don't miss it!

Why tango? It’s a great way to meet people! Tango is at its core a highly social dance. Whether you’re making new friends in class, or dancing with a new partner for the first time, tango is guaranteed to widen your circle of friends. Tango dancers attend milongas (social dances), held weekly around the city and are a great way to mingle and show off your moves in a friendly environment.

This event is held in partnership with Strictly Tango, a premier authentic Argentine Tango school at 500 8th Avenue, Manhattan. The school is dedicated to authentic Argentine Tango with renowned teachers like Sergio Segura; show producer, choreographer, dance researcher, and creator of the “Learn Argentine Tango System.” Visit the Strictly Tango NYC website to learn more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Center Boulevard and Borden Avenue (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.74229812622070000, -73.95989990234375000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557705fe06e70.JPG Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Town Square's SummerStarz Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-guardians-of-the-galaxy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/town-squares-summerstarz-movies-guardians-of-the-galaxy Date: August 28, 2015

Town Square's SummerSTARZ free family movie nights are back! Six wonderful Friday nights are planned for Transmitter Park on the gorgeous Greenpoint waterfront!

Bring a picnic blanket, friends, and family. Come early and have an awesome time! The featured movie on Friday, August 28 is "Guardians of the Galaxy" about bout a team of misfit space heroes who must learn to get along so that they can save the world.

Come dressed as your favorite character!

The movie starts at sunset (around 7:30 p.m.).

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 559-1410

Location: WNYC Transmitter Park

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.72977066040000000, -73.96070861816400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ebc8faf34b.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/family-camping-at-marine-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/family-camping-at-marine-park Date: August 28, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Tuesday, August 18th.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Marine Park at E. 36th Street (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.60540008544922000, -73.92759704589844000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: August 28, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

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

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Hair Metal]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-hair-metal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-hair-metal Date: August 28, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

It's all about big hair and air guitars tonight. Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Film Festival: Dreamgirls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/outdoor-film-festival-dreamgirls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/outdoor-film-festival-dreamgirls Date: August 28, 2015

Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry.

The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. (2006) PG-13

Start time: 7:40 pm

End time: 9:40 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 7:40 pm 9:40 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b007f0e03d.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-the-wiz Date: August 28, 2015

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

The Wiz re-tells the story of The Wizard of Oz, but is a classic in its own right. The movie stars a young, African-American kindergarten teacher named Dorothy who has "never been below 125th Street". After chasing her dog in a snowstorm, she finds herself in Oz, a place that looks just like 1970's NYC. Imagine that! Follow her as she struggles to find her way back home. Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

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M233 Matthew P. Sapolin Playground 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.77740097045898400, -73.98390197753906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ca5fc6e123f.jpg Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: An American Tail]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-an-american-tail1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/movies-under-the-stars-an-american-tail1 Date: August 28, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It will be rescheduled in upcoming weeks, so please check back!

Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for movies under the stars!

An American Tail is a heartwarming animated film about a family of mice coming to America. Fievel Mousekewitz and his family of Russian-Jewish mice board a boat to New York City in the late 1800's, looking to escape oppressive rule by Czarist cats. When Fievel gets separated from his family upon arrival, he learns to survive on his own, meeting his share of friend and hostile mice, and even cats! Presented by Stephen Spielberg. Rated G.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: Sternberg Park

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B055 Sternberg Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.70619964599609400, -73.94719696044922000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ca678890f30.jpg Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Guardians of the Galaxy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/movies-in-the-parks-guardians-of-the-galaxy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/movies-in-the-parks-guardians-of-the-galaxy Date: August 28, 2015

Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!

Bring a chair or blanket to the park and enjoy this Marvel story about a team of misfit space heroes who must learn to get along so that they can save the world. Rated PG-13.

Know Before You Go:

You should come before 8:30 p.m. to get your spot. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair, as there is a limited supply of chairs reserved for seniors or people with disabilities. Food is OK, but no alcohol. Reservations are not taken, so space is available on a first come first served basis. All are welcome!

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1394

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

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.80400085449219000, -73.94539642333984000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559d7725a03c1.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/coney-island-friday-night-fireworks1 Date: August 28, 2015

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island.

For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Please note: The Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks has been extended to September 4, 2015.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.57329940795898400, -73.97799682617188000 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: August 29, 2015

Located along the esplanade leading up to the recently opened High Bridge, Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair is a group exhibition of nine artists’ public artworks. In a frantic world, finding a chair can be almost impossible and settling comfortably into one can be an enormous satisfaction. Sitting in the wrong seat can cause anxiety and an even pain. Exhibiting artists Dan Bergman, Allan Cyprys, Robert Dell, Gregoire Ferland, Esther Grillo, Christina Jorge, Siena Gillann Porta, Herb Rosenberg and Chuck von Schmidt respond imaginatively to the notion of sitting or using a chair. Oh Sit! is framed as an imperative, a command—a way of asking the viewer to look and really consider the concept “chair” both objectively and subjectively.

For more information visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bird-walks Date: August 29, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: August 29, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-class Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/grownyc-greenmarket Date: August 29, 2015

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs, and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly, featuring seasonal items from the market, and family-friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-sports-experience Date: August 29, 2015

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

Games at this site include: Track and Field, Street Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football and Kickball.

Recommended for kids ages 6-13. To get started, please register by email with Sarah Bishow-Semevolos (click here to email her).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.87720108032226600, -73.87680053710938000 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics Date: August 29, 2015

The Women in Comics NYC Collective International is proud to present their second exhibition, 'Women in Comics II' at the Poe Park Visitors Center. The event will showcase artwork from members who reside in the New York City Metro Area. Artwork will be feature by such artists as Alitha E. Martinez, Michele St. Martin, Sara Woolley, Sha-Nee Williams, Rica Takashima, Selena Briggs, and many more! WinC will also host accompanying workshops on Saturdays in August! Join us for what will be a wonderful event that highlights women artists in the comic book industry!

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 29, 2015

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: August 29, 2015

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

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels.

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

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

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/parent-and-me-yoga Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for free yoga for children and their parents/caregivers with Christina Shablak, a certified children's instructor. All aged children are welcome with a parent or caregiver.

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

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: August 29, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine. Good.Clean.Fun. is a unique initiative encouraging us to re-imagine the way we encounter community service. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way. We look forward to creating a safer, cleaner, and more energetically friendly place for us all to enjoy!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program - Intensive Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-intensive-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-intensive-session Date: August 29, 2015

Learn to sail on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s scenic Meadow Lake with the help of The American Small Craft Association, or TASCA. This comprehensive program includes lectures and on-the-water classes. Participants will learn to tie knots, rig a boat, and understand using the wind (as your engine) to sail the boat.

The program is comprised of three intensive Saturday sessions (August 29, September 12, and September 19, 2015.

Participants will also be asked to complete a successful swim test on Sunday, August 23, 2015, the Sunday before the first day of classes. This requirement is for membership and may be taken after this date, if applicable.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 699-1951

Location: World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.73580169677734400, -73.83845520019531000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[10th Anniversary Harlem Green Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/10th-anniversary-harlem-green-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/10th-anniversary-harlem-green-tour Date: August 29, 2015

Harlem's community gardeners will invite the public to share in the 10th anniversary tour of Harlem's miraculous, community-centered, grassroots-developed green oases. Starting at 9 a.m. with a sumptuous breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden on 122nd Street, and ending at 5 p.m. with a traditional Harlem cookout and celebration at the William A. Harris Garden, 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, the tour will take in over fifteen of Harlem's amazing green gems.

Attendees are encouraged to bicycle or walk the tour; however a bus will transport folks who cannot walk or use alternative transportation. This year, in addition to the bus transporting tour members, Philipp Rassmann and Ellen Belcher of the Morris-Jumel Community Garden will lead the bicyclists. Eren T Gibson, of the Truce/McCracken Garden will head up folks who wish to hike the tour

Sponsors for the event include GreenThumb, NYC Parks; Harlem Gardens*, The William A. Harris Garden; NYCCGC (The NYC Community Garden Coalition); Project Harmony, Inc.

*Gardens included in the tour are: (bus will not stop at all) The JD Wilson Garden; The Chenchita's Garden; The Electric Ladybug Garden; Our Little Green Acres; 5 Star Garden, Carrie McCracken/TRUCE Garden; The New 123rd Street Garden; Clayton Williams Garden; the PCB Wm. B. Harris Garden; Unity Garden-Park Association; The New 127th Street Miracle Garden; Mandela Park Garden; Harlem Rose Garden; The 132nd Street Garden; Margrichante Garden; Success Garden/Harlem Grown; The Morris-Jumel Community Garden; The Convent Avenue Garden; The Wm. A. Harris Garden.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 662-2878

Location: Joseph Daniel Wilson Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.80770111083984400, -73.95059967041016000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Corporal Allen F. Kivlehan Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach-park Date: August 29, 2015

This It’s My Park season, please join the Friends of Kivlehan Park as they work to beautify and maintain the garden area surrounding the playground. Volunteers will be weeding and spreading woodchips within the garden areas, and help with general cleanup of garbage and debris throughout the park. We look forward to a great day of cleaning and beautifying Corporal Kivlehan Playground!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (904) 415-3849

Location: New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.56449890136700000, -74.09760284423800000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Cancelled: It's My Park at Arden Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-arden-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-arden-woods Date: August 29, 2015

Please be advised that this event has been canceled.

This It’s My Park season, please join the Friends of Arden Woods as they clean and restore the trails throughout Arden Woods. Volunteers will help to remove garbage and clear trails of overgrowth and fallen debris. We look forward to a great day of cleaning Arden Woods!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Ilyssa Way Entrance (in Arden Woods)

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R120 Arden Woods 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 11:00 am 40.55967875614500000, -74.18523816126100000 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: August 29, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle. This instructor is part of the Parks NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/billopp-shores-the-ebb-and-flow-of-man-and-nature Date: August 29, 2015

What was and what might have been.

This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.

Arranged by the Tottenville Historical Society.

Lenape Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., closed Sunday and holidays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3ef10558b8.jpg Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Trees Tour with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/street-trees-and-trees-of-cabrini-with-author-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/street-trees-and-trees-of-cabrini-with-author-leslie-day Date: August 29, 2015

Learn about the complex relationship between trees, animals, and humans with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City. Take this opportunity to learn about the rich culture and diversity of plants that is seen on the city streets we walk through every day!

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c27a27319a4.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: August 29, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-exhibitions Date: August 29, 2015

Come see public art projects by Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, Verta Lutter and IK Studio. On view through August 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Splendid Summer Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/splendid-summer-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/splendid-summer-hike Date: August 29, 2015

Enjoy hiking the Greenbelt in its greenest season. Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center for this leisurely paced, 1+ hour hike.

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 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga1 Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga3 Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga4 Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga5 Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome. Mats are provided for one-time use during class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Fishy Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/family-art-project-fishy-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/family-art-project-fishy-fun Date: August 29, 2015

Focus on friends with fins, especially those popular goldfish swimming in the Aquatic Garden. Turn colorful paper bags into fantastic 3-D fish that can swim through the air and flutter home with you.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbd1731cfb7.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York...Street Skills Ride]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bike-new-yorkstreet-skills-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bike-new-yorkstreet-skills-ride Date: August 29, 2015

Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of 5-8 miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and League-certified Cycling Instructors.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bfcf6e525c0.JPG Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/kayaking Date: August 29, 2015

Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy's website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.69935162327900000, -73.99811458587600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e9a699c05.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/tai-chi-chuan Date: August 29, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/559ec1aae07fe.jpg Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: August 29, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 Date: August 29, 2015

This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide bug spray, sunscreen, gloves, and some refreshments. We look forward to a great day of cleaning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Randall's Island Salt Marsh Canoe Excursion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-excursion-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-excursion-advanced Date: August 29, 2015

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you'll never forget. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures.

Explore the salt marshes and Forever Wild areas that surround Randall's Island. Prior canoe experience is required. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. Children aged 8 and older are welcome. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 19th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.79650115966797000, -73.92099761962890000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/green-team Date: August 29, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Work Day at MHBA Living Laboratory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/community-work-day-at-mhba-living-laboratory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/community-work-day-at-mhba-living-laboratory-garden Date: August 29, 2015

Come ready to get your hands dirty and help Mott Hall Bridges Academy Living Laboratory Community Garden spruce up the garden, build benches, and prepare for the installation of their new solar-powered outdoor classroom space, funded by a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: MHBA Living Laboratory Community Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66210174560547000, -73.90979766845703000 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-advanced Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-moves Date: August 29, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 29, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Cover Crops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cover-crops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cover-crops Date: August 29, 2015

Cover crops are grown to replenish the soil and prevent erosion. Plant a fall cover crop to put your garden to bed for the season. In the spring, till under the plants to rejuvenate the soil. We will discuss the role of cover crops in enhancing soil health, talk about recommended crop choices, and practice sowing seed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Poppa & Momma Jones Historical Garden

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67160034179687500, -73.88999938964844000 Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: August 29, 2015

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-family-day Date: August 29, 2015

Visit the Wyckoff Farmhouse this summer for a free family day! While our public tours on Fridays and Saturdays are normally geared for an adult audience, we’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more on select Saturdays. If the weather’s nice, bring a picnic and enjoy our grounds before or after your visit to the house.

Want to learn more? Email programs@wyckoffmuseum.org for additional information.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.64431762695312500, -73.92077636718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55918c8a3b4a8.jpg Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: August 29, 2015

Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the park's northernmost highlights: Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.

Tour starts inside Central Park at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue, and ends at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review our policies carefully.

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

For more information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 11:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 11:45 am 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d867771c8.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: August 29, 2015

Yoga classes are free and designed for all experience levels. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and, for yoga, bring a mat or a towel.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Association of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: August 29, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: August 29, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On August 29th, Luann Adams will share the Egyptian story "Blue Faience Hippopotamus" and Judith Heineman will share the Japanese story "Momotaro".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-intermediate Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 29, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: August 29, 2015

Saturday Sculpture Workshops are organized for kids ages 5- 13 and their families. Workshops are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each week, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter.

Note: If arriving in a group of 10 or more, please contact us the week prior to your visit by calling (718) 956-1819.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Archery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/rangers-choice-archery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/rangers-choice-archery Date: August 29, 2015

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

Join a beginners introduction to the sport of srchery for ages 8 and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 19th.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.60319900512695000, -74.16130065917969000 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Street Hockey]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-street-hockey Date: August 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at Hunts Point Recreation Center! Learn the basics of street hockey, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 860-5544

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Soccer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-youth-soccer Date: August 29, 2015

Kids ages 6-12 are invited for free sports instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of soccer, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the park.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Park,St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86589813232422000, -73.89820098876953000; 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York Presents Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults Date: August 29, 2015

Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, Bike New York will get you rolling in no time. With their safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.83700180053711000, -73.89270019531250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bfc7c0d429f.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Teen Flag Football]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bronx-sports-extravaganza-teen-flag-football Date: August 29, 2015

Teens ages 13-17 are invited for free fitness instruction at St. James Recreation Center! Learn the basics of flag football, including lots of game play. No registration required! Drop in anytime. The program will take place both inside the center and outside in the field.

Instructional clinics are taking place until September at Hunts Point and St. James Recreation Centers in the Bronx. The season will culminate in a Sports Festival on Saturday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Hunts Point Recreation Center.

The Bronx Sports Extravaganza is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and ESPN. Their Access to Sports Grant was provided to NYC Parks to expand youth sports opportunities through programming, infrastructure improvements and the supply of equipment.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)

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X044 St. James Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.86470031738281000, -73.89920043945312000 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:00:03 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics ll Closing Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics-llclosing-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/women-in-comics-llclosing-reception Date: August 29, 2015

Join us for the closing reception of our Women in Comics Exhibition II. We'll have a Q & A with artists showcasing their work in the show about the comic book industry and learn where their careers are going next.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 718-365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Canning and Pickling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/workshop-canning-and-pickling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/workshop-canning-and-pickling Date: August 29, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff farmhouse for a canning and pickling workshop. This workshop is part of a series of six workshops for adults (and teens) in what we’re calling “creative homesteading”. Get your hands dirty in the garden, experiment with natural dyes, learn about herbal medicine, preserve your harvest, and more at the oldest house in New York!

Learn the basics of preserving food through canning and pickling. Workshop participants will practice canning techniques and prepare a simple fruit preserve and a freezer pickle from seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Advance (free) registration required. For more information and to register, please visit wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576f7caa3ce5.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: August 29, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Guerilla Storytime]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/guerilla-storytime http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/guerilla-storytime Date: August 29, 2015

Meet at the park’s “Mini Library” and join Urban Librarians Unite for guerrilla storytime in the park. These fun pop-up readings with real librarians will offer families a chance to hear stories and sing songs in the park. Drop in anytime to share the love of reading with your family as we take the library into the park!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 29, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Annual Summer Street Theater Tour: Teach It Right, or Right to Teach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach Date: August 29, 2015

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opened its 39th annual tour with "Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach," a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC.

Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

The production tells the story of a NYC middle school student who is about to enter high school. His school often has no heat in winter, is broiling hot in summer, has no art classes, and a charter school is about to grab half its building.

The student, Michael, deprived of an afterschool program, tries for a part-time job at McDonald's, where he is caught up in a melee when someone bucks the line. Knocked unconscious, he is rescued by an undocumented worker, but dreams an Odyssey through the beggar/transient underground, where the king of the panhandlers is organizing an underground to fight the Real Estate Cartel, headed by B.M. Peabody. The Cartel wants to purge the City of anyone living at or near the poverty line in order to obtain a contract for the 2022 Olympics. Michael is sent to spy on the cartel, but is captured and imprisoned in the Glitter Clutter Club in the sub-basement of Trump Towers.

Meanwhile, Michael's teacher, R.C. Brown, is searching for him. He has suffered, like Michael, at the middle school, enduring budget cuts, teaching to the test, and spending his own money for supplies. He, too, is kidnapped by the Cartel to keep him from finding Michael but is rescued by the daughter of the King of Panhandlers. Michael and R.C. Brown, both now entering high school as student and teacher, are reunited to face the battles of NYC schools, where disputes over privatization reflect the challenges and struggles of the world outside. They will be leaders in the fight to teach it right and for the right to teach.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: 44th Street and 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.64725875854492000, -74.00464630126953000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db837e60ad1.JPG Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Binx The Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-entertainment-binx-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/free-entertainment-binx-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 29, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m.

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, the newly debuted Ocean Breeze Baja Buggies, other attractions and fun games.

About Binx The Clown: Ladies and gentlemen: the one, the only, Binx the Clown! A local Staten Islander, Binx has been performing since 1999. Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the attractions and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7c4d6174ad.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Le Petit Art: Artist Trading Cards]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/le-petit-artartist-trading-cardsteensadults Date: August 29, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Create miniature works of art to swap and trade with other artists. This summer, participants will create originals, small editions, and most importantly, self-produced works using various mediums.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/gallery-tour Date: August 29, 2015

Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath–Force of Nature explores contemporary anxieties about the environment through painterly and sculptural depictions of natural disasters and their aftermath. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations: Holly Veselka transforms the Sunroom into interplanetary space, printing antiquated images onto fabrics to create sculptural objects. For the Sun Porch, aricoco makes outfits representing an insect’s life cycle in an environment resembling a carnivorous garden.

Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 40.89886474609375000, -73.91186523437500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55bbd1c04e035.jpg Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel Date: August 29, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

About Forest Park Carousel: Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About The Great Miguelino: Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3c962835a3.JPG Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: August 29, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[International Coastal Cleanup: Astoria Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/international-coastal-cleanup-astoria-park Date: August 29, 2015

Help clean up the coastline of the East River at Astoria Park! Join the event led by community partners Green Shores NYC and the Astoria Park Alliance. Trash bags, gloves, and other tools will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Enjoy a great day for you, your family, and friends!

Groups are welcome and advanced registration is requested by contacting: mail@greenshoresnyc.org

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: War Memorial (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.77892876056800000, -73.92370796203600000 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bargemusic-family-concert Date: August 29, 2015

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert.

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Binx The Clown at Fantasy Shore Amusement Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/binx-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/binx-the-clown-at-fantasy-shore-amusement-park Date: August 29, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer months, Fantasy Shore Amusement Park offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:00 p.m.

About Fantasy Shore: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park is located in Midland Beach, Staten Island. With great views and right on the beach path; this Amusement Park is home to the only roller-coaster in Staten Island, The "Verrazano Viper", The Teaside Sea Cups, the newly debuted Ocean Breeze Baja Buggies, other attractions and fun games.

About Binx The Clown: Ladies and gentlemen: the one, the only, Binx the Clown! A local Staten Islander, Binx has been performing since 1999. Creating some of the funniest and most entertaining shows in New York City, Binx is excited to bring his show to Fantasy Shore.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the attractions and purchase items from the concession stand.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Fantasy Shore Amusement Park (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.57778975743700000, -74.07887887954700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55b7c4d6174ad.png Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Great Miguelino at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/the-great-miguelino-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: August 29, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

About Forest Park Carousel: Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park, Woodhaven, Queens. This gem was hand-carved in 1903 by Master Daniel Muller,and is (since 2013) a NYC Landmark.

About The Great Miguelino: Miguelino’s tricks will leave some guests in awe while making other guests laugh. Volunteers from the audience will be chosen to help him with his spectacular magic tricks. They don’t call him “The Great Miguelino” for nothing.

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3ca20299b3.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco Date: August 29, 2015

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this quiet clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.

Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune.

Line for headphones will begin at 4:30 p.m. Headphones are first come first served with 700 available at a time. Once they are returned they will be handed out to those waiting.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af0e04b28f.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Alley Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/family-camping-at-alley-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/family-camping-at-alley-pond-park Date: August 29, 2015

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 19th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.74409866333008000, -73.74420166015625000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT