NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:13:18 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Rock Your Seat]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/rock-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/rock-your-seat Date: September 6, 2014

Experience the sound of music as you workout to the beat without leaving your seat. This class which takes place in a seated position will increase upper body range of motion, develop strength, and tone.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Santos White Community Garden: 20th Annual Garden Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/santos-white-community-garden-20th-annual-garden-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/santos-white-community-garden-20th-annual-garden-celebration Date: September 6, 2014

Please join the Santos White Garden for their 20th Annual Garden Celebration. Enjoy live music by Santos and the Romantics Plus 4 and delicious food prepared by the gardeners.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 266-4615

Location: Santos White Garden

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.576, -73.9882 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Mid-Autumn Treat & Tea at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/midautumn-treat-tea-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/midautumn-treat-tea-at-qbg Date: September 6, 2014

Join us for an afternoon featuring tea demonstrations, moon cakes for sale, storytelling, children's crafts and a teabag making workshop (additional fee applies; supplies limited).

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:30 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Green-Up Harvest Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bronx-greenup-harvest-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bronx-greenup-harvest-festival Date: September 6, 2014

Join Bronx Green-Up for their annual celebration that honors community gardeners for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests. Activities include hands-on gardening, food-themed demonstrations, food, and fun for children. There will be a seed-saving exchange, so bring seeds to share!

Do you think you’ve harvested an award winner? Enter the Harvest Contest in any of the following categories: Vegetables, Flowers, Garden Photo Display (no contest entries accepted after 2:30 p.m.).

Bronx Green-Up Harvest Festival is co-sponsored by Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden, International Rescue Committee, and NYC Parks GreenThumb.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8212, -73.9252 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:52 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Exhibition Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/story-time-exhibition-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/story-time-exhibition-opening-reception Date: September 6, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Celebrate Story Time Photography Exhibition with us, talk with and meet the artist.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5407613dcecfc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/house-tours Date: September 6, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Howard Garden September Fest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/howard-garden-september-fest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/howard-garden-september-fest Date: September 6, 2014

Please join the Howard Community Garden for a day of celebration with music, art, poetry and other suprises.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Howard Ave Block Association

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6636, -73.9193 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:06 EST
<![CDATA[Jesse Jams Sing Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/jesse-jams-sing-along http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/jesse-jams-sing-along Date: September 6, 2014

Jam along with Jesse and her guitar to an eclectic mix of children's music, original songs, and fun popular music from a wide variety of genres. This upbeat show is sure to get guests on their feet dancing and singing!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Theater for the New City Presents Street Theater's 'Emergency!!!']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency Date: September 6, 2014

Street Theater is a 50-member company including a live band, that performs musical operettas for free in NYC Parks during the summer.

This year's musical: “Emergency!!!” by Crystal Field. "Emergency!!!" is a rip-roaring musical about a heroic EMT worker in a boiling, broiling city.

Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 2:00 pm 40.638, -74.1178 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/eating-america Date: September 6, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 6, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/eating-america1 Date: September 6, 2014

America was built on its stomach and made in the kitchen.

Explore how food was picked, prepared, preserved, and presented in this tour focused on kitchens and food.

You will visit the Historical Museum, Basket Maker's House, Guyon-Lake-Tysen House, Guyon Tavern, General Store.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)

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R013 LaTourette Park & Golf Course 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:19 EST
<![CDATA[Dance 'n' Film: An American in Paris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/dance-n-film-an-american-in-paris http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/dance-n-film-an-american-in-paris Date: September 6, 2014

Enjoy a fun dance workshop and a dance-themed movie night. All are welcome! The dance workshop takes place from 4:00-6:30 p.m. No dance experience is necessary. Join professional dancers Shannon Hummel and the Cora Dance company to express through dance the pleasure we experience in NYC’s outdoor spaces.

An American in Paris will begin at sunset (approximately 7:30 p.m.), and light refreshments will be available starting at 7:00 p.m.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f3706b3b68c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:10 EST
<![CDATA[Jesse Jams Sing Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/jesse-jams-sing-along1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/jesse-jams-sing-along1 Date: September 6, 2014

Jam along with Jesse and her guitar to an eclectic mix of children's music, original songs, and fun popular music from a wide variety of genres. This upbeat show is sure to get guests on their feet dancing and singing!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:18 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/shape-up-nyc-hot-hula-fitness Date: September 6, 2014

Hot Hula Fitness provides a total body workout in 60 minutes as it isolates larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, Hot Hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7749, -73.9912 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/family-camping Date: September 6, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families.

Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 27th. One entry per family.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Fort Tour by Candlelight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/rangers-choice-fort-tour-by-candlelight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/rangers-choice-fort-tour-by-candlelight Date: September 6, 2014

This summer we are featuring some of our Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind the scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

This is an exciting opportunity to visit this historic waterfront fortress in the twilight hours and walk through its tunnels by candlelight.

Registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 27th.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 7:30 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: September 6, 2014

Come enjoy this fantastical Shakespeare comedy, presented by Gorilla Repertory Theater.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 7, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:28 EST
<![CDATA[Birding for Families]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/birding-for-families http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/birding-for-families Date: September 7, 2014

Experience the coming of fall in Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!

Join experts from NYC Audubon Society and Conservancy Discovery Guides on this walk to learn how to spot our feathered neighbors and their foreign cousins as they make their trip across the globe. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Discovery Center.

Ages 5+. Free, registration not required. Space is limited; arrive early for check in. Members: enjoy pre-registration to secure your spot!

Programs take place every Sunday, September through November (except November 2) rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 m.p.h. or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 860-370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5410aee9b06bf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:48 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Become a Palisades Protector]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/family-art-project-become-a-palisades-protector http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/family-art-project-become-a-palisades-protector Date: September 7, 2014

Learn about Theodore Roosevelt’s role in preserving the cliffs and beautiful vista of the Palisades. Connect to your inner preservationist! Consider what piece of nature you’d like to preserve for future generations to enjoy, and add your painted and collaged image to a group panorama installation.

Free and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd706f3ee6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:28 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 7, 2014

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided. All ages.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are low, which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit: http://www.downtownboathouse.org/volunteer.html

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:56 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:04 EST
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/hatha-yoga Date: September 7, 2014

Reduce stress, increase your energy and bring strength and flexibility to mind, body and spirit with a yoga practice. Classes are led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other certified instructors. Ms. Dewji is certified in Hatha and Therapeutic Yoga from The Yoga for Health Foundation, England, and The Integral Yoga Institute, NYC. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, indoors in inclement weather.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbee381ec8d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:52 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/forest-crew Date: September 7, 2014

The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.

As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of New York Restoration Project’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should join the Forest Crew in their work every Sunday morning.

New members must attend a training and orientation the first Sunday of every month.

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/food-truck-rally Date: September 7, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance and the New York City Food Truck Association present a sampling of cuisines from around the world from New York's best food trucks.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:38 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-games Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/smorgasburg Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:41 EST
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 7, 2014

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/meditation Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbee7830d47.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:28 EST
<![CDATA[Back to School Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/back-to-school http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/back-to-school Date: September 7, 2014

Join us for an afternoon of crafts, carnival games, inflatables, music and more!

Sponsored by Council Member Rory Lancman.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: 85th Avenue and 165th Street (in Captain Tilly Park)

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Q052 Captain Tilly Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7129, -73.8004 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:43 EST
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:53 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: September 7, 2014

See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:35 EST
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/rangers-choice-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/rangers-choice-hawk-watch Date: September 7, 2014

This summer we are featuring some of our Ranger's favorite Weekend Adventure experiences. From stunning wildlife viewing to behind-the-scenes access, these programs are not to be missed.

The Old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Join a small group of fellow birders as we go in search of these avian hunters.

Registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, August 28

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/saltwater-fishing Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:13 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/garden-walking-tour-in-fort-tryon-park Date: September 7, 2014

Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants are in bloom in each of the seasons, even in the dead of winter. Learn about the gardens' history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture staff.

These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse Date: September 7, 2014

Wood pilings still remain over 360 years after the original foundation of Gerritsen Mill was first laid down. Come for a guided exploration of the area surrounding one of the first water-powered mills in North America, and discover its value both past and present.

This program is a historic walking tour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:45 EST
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/house-tours Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:05 EST
<![CDATA[Life on the Forest Floor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/life-on-the-forest-floor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/life-on-the-forest-floor Date: September 7, 2014

Take a closer look at the fun beneath our feet! There are so many more creatures crawling and slithering at or beneath the surface than meets the eye.

Earthworms, millipedes, sowbugs, and other decomposers play a vital role in healthy forest ecosystems. We will take a short walk in search of invertebrates and use magnifying glasses, bug boxes, and our observational skills to examine them more closely. You may wish to bring a digital camera. Suitable for children age 6 and up. Meet in the Nevada Ave. parking lot. Registration required. This program is part of the Time Warner Cable Awesome Afternoons series.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/cooking-demonstration-cooking-with-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/cooking-demonstration-cooking-with-mushrooms Date: September 7, 2014

Once found only in the wild, many unique mushrooms are now grown by enterprising farmers in New York State. Find out how to select and cook fresh mushrooms from the farmers market such as enoki, pompom and hen-of-the-woods. Celebrate fall’s wild harvest as a chef from Great Performance’s shares seasonal specialties featuring our favorite fungi.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbba93d90e1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 7, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. Free programs are available for individuals aged 8 and above on a first–come, first-served basis on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A valid photo ID is required for participants ages 18 and older and sneakers are required for all participants. Space is limited. Crowds are expected. If you are with a large group you may be turned away or you may not be placed with the other members of your group.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:29 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 7, 2014

Enjoy county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, a greenmarket and more!

Mainstage line-up: The Willies, PitchBlak Brass Band, Frets on Fire, and an open jam session led by Ernie Vega (BYOB - bring your own banjo). There will also be a sideshow of stiltwalkers and aerialists by House of Yes. Don't miss this!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f314d9a24d.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST
<![CDATA[Theater for the New City Presents Street Theater's 'Emergency!!!']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency Date: September 7, 2014

Street Theater is a 50-member company including a live band, that performs musical operettas for free in NYC Parks during the summer.

This year's musical: “Emergency!!!” by Crystal Field. "Emergency!!!" is a rip-roaring musical about a heroic EMT worker in a boiling, broiling city.

Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:00 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:23 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbae02a0437.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ff6dd5157a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:34 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:11 EST
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:06 EST
<![CDATA[EAF14: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: September 7, 2014

The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship (EAF) Exhibition is a cornerstone of Socrates Sculpture Park’s visual arts programming and is widely acclaimed for the ambition, breadth, and innovation of the works on view. Featuring fifteen artists, this year’s EAF14 is a survey of the compelling and diverse state of sculpture today.

Each EAF14 artist has engaged with the larger narrative of public space in a dynamic and daring way, building upon Socrates Sculpture Park’s goal to present socially aware, inspiring art in the public realm.

EAF14 artists were selected through a high competitive process that attracted a broad field of nearly 300 candidates, reviewed by the park’s curatorial advisors Anne Barlow (Executive Director, Art in General) and Joe Sheftel (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York). Selected EAF14 artists were awarded a 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship, including 24/7 access to the park’s outdoor studio and facilities, as well as the financial, technical, and curatorial support to realize his or her most ambitious work possible.

Featuring Matthew Callinan, Jordan Griska, Meredith James, Fitzhugh Karol, Lilian Kreutzberger, Zaq Landsberg, Heidi Lau, Amanda Long, Christopher Mahonski, Kimberly Mayhorn, Eto Otitigbe, Brie Ruais, Edward Schexnayder, David Wilson, and Dane Winkler.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f3b97727d43.png Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:20 EST
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/nocturnal-wildlife Date: September 7, 2014

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

Alley Pond Park comes alive with the activity of its nocturnal residents: raccoons, bats, and sometimes owls.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 7:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:48 EST
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: September 7, 2014

Come enjoy this fantastical Shakespeare comedy, presented by Gorilla Repertory Theater.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-08 2014-09-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/chair-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/chair-yoga1 Date: September 8, 2014

Instructor: Takako Johnson

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

This program is for adults and seniors. Recreation Center membership is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:47 EST
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/monday-movement Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:33 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-games Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/central-park-tour-northern-welcome-tour Date: September 8, 2014

See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods. The route is easy to negotiate, a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7943, -73.9512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52a0ef96a6454.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:41 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/sit-aerobics Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-09-08 2014-09-08 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:40 EST
<![CDATA[New York Cosmos 2014 Back to School Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/the-new-york-cosmos-presents-back-to-school-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/the-new-york-cosmos-presents-back-to-school-clinics Date: September 8, 2014

New York Cosmos coaches and players will hold free clinics for boys and girls, ages 6 through 14, in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan parks.

Professional coaches from the NY Cosmos Training and Development Program, along with several players from the New York Cosmos, will attend the clinics and work directly with the kids. Afterwards, the players will also be available to meet with the kids and sign autographs.

Every child attending the clinic will each receive a free Cosmos T-shirt and a free redeemable voucher for themselves and a chaperone for one of the Cosmos’ final four home matches of the NASL Fall Season.

Those interested in the clinics are encouraged to go here to sign up for advance registration. Space is limited and is filling up fast.

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 369-7000

Location: Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center (in Thomas Jefferson Park)

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M047 Thomas Jefferson Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 4:30 pm 40.7935, -73.9367 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Live Nation Presents Gary Clark Jr. & Jon Batiste]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/live-nation-presents-gary-clark-jr http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/live-nation-presents-gary-clark-jr Date: September 8, 2014

Doors 6:00PM / Show 7:00PM

Musicians Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste will perform at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on September 8, 2014.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:28 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:34 EST
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:21 EST
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:15 EST
<![CDATA[Story Time Photography Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/story-time-photography-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/story-time-photography-exhibition Date: September 9, 2014

Photographer Sandra Ayala’s Story Time Exhibition of imaginative photography will inspire your imagination. Ayala is a self-taught artist and registered nurse. Her imagination and passion for creativity with imagery led her to delve into the world of creative photography.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54075f56980af.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:44 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Singer/Songwriter Joe Mandarino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/arts-culture-fun-singer-songwriter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/arts-culture-fun-singer-songwriter Date: September 9, 2014

Come and hear singer/songwriter Joe Mandarino as he performs an array of his original music for your enjoyment. Joe is a lifelong Staten Islander who enjoys volunteering his time and talent around the Staten Island area playing benefits for special causes.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5926, -74.1358 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:41 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 9, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Watercolor Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/watercolor-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/watercolor-painting-workshop Date: September 9, 2014

Experience the timeless views and shifting color and light of Wave Hill’s unforgettable autumn landscape. Painting from direct observation, interpret the changing landscape while exploring the expressive, luminous, and challenging medium of watercolor. Artist Wennie Huang offers expert guidance and demonstrates watercolor techniques and color-mixing.

Workshops conducted outside, weather permitting. All skill levels welcome. This six-session series continues September 16, 23, 30, October 7 and 14.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc5f59d941.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:43 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:13 EST
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/garden-highlights-tour Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbea94e2544.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:44 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/adaptive-track-and-field Date: September 9, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:25 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:23 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-games Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:02 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:13 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: September 9, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan. The route involves many hills and stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:39 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/abs-work-out Date: September 9, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: September 9, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:56 EST