NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 May 2015 12:32:45 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[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: July 1, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-01 2015-07-01 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:17 EST
<![CDATA[Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/accordions-around-the-world-in-bryant-park Date: July 1, 2015

Take a cross-cultural musical journey, from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more, with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-01 2015-07-01 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55147bc17d85a.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/family-capoeira Date: July 1, 2015

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2015-07-01 2015-07-01 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: July 1, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-01 2015-07-01 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/sunset-yoga Date: July 1, 2015

Practice yoga with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while overlooking the beautiful Hudson River and basking in the glow of the setting sun.

Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-07-01 2015-07-01 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Jurassic Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: July 1, 2015

Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the Pier.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome on leash and off chairs. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers, if they choose to bring them. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier.

Summer on the Hudson programming is free to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter @summeronhudson and if the event is canceled the Parks calendar website will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event/1 hour before wellness classes). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-01 2015-07-01 8:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/550090da76c34.JPG Wed, 06 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/01/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: July 1, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-01 2015-07-01 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Core and More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-core-and-more Date: July 2, 2015

Are you looking to activate all muscle groups? Would you rather engage your entire body than specialize in one movement? If so, Core and More is exactly what you are looking for! This quick hitting workout program will provide fun yet challenging exercises that will target all muscle groups. Gain muscle, improve balance, and lose weight as you go after that body that you deserve with Core and More!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: July 2, 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. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 2, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 2, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-02 2015-07-02 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: July 2, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/yoga-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/yoga-class Date: July 2, 2015

This yoga class is led by Yoga Vida and is suitable for all levels. Drop-ins are welcome. Join us!

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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Thu, 14 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/fitness-walk Date: July 2, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Dance/Movement Class: Dances for a Variable Population]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/dancemovement-class-dances-for-a-variable-population Date: July 2, 2015

Dances for a Variable Population is a distinctive dance workshop program appropriate for older adults of all ages and abilities.

Wear comfortable clothes. Suitable for drop-ins. Join us!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: July 2, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Tree Tots]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/greenbelt-tree-tots http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/greenbelt-tree-tots Date: July 2, 2015

Join us for a dynamic exploration of the wonders of the forest. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, children will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The program will take place indoors and outdoors [weather-permitting] for 3-4 year olds and their caregiver. Registration required. Space is limited. No program on 7/2.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: 718-351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-sports-experience2 Date: July 2, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 2, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-sports-experience Date: July 2, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 2, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6477, -74.0045 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: July 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Moona Luna]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/summer-on-the-hudson-childrens-performance-series Date: July 2, 2015

Summer on the Hudson's Children’s Performance Series runs on Thursdays from July 2 to July 30.

This event includes music, storytelling, and theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.

Moona Luna is the kindie group that the New York Daily News says is providing “the missing soundtrack for bilingual/bicultural kids.” After making a splash on the family music scene with their accordion-driven, Latin-inspired debut album, Piñata Party (2011), Moona Luna delivered something fresh in its sophomore album, Vamos, Let's Go! (2013). Songwriter and bandleader, Sandra Velasquez, found inspiration in American pop hits of the 50’s and 60’s, and staying true to her bilingual mission, crafted Spanish and English lyrics for each song. Having bilingual lyrics is just the icing on the cake because the tunes are so finger-snapping good and cater to extremely wide audiences.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55491afc574b5.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Stories with Hamilton Fish Library]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/garden-stories-with-hamilton-fish-library http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/garden-stories-with-hamilton-fish-library Date: July 2, 2015

Enjoy monthly summer story time with Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library!

Please join us on the first Thursday of the month for stories for toddlers through five year olds.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 400-2042

Location: Siempre Verde Garden

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2015-07-02 2015-07-02 10:30 am 12:00 pm 40.72, -73.9839 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Thrower Power]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-thrower-power Date: July 2, 2015

If power is your goal and explosiveness is your objective, then Thrower Power is your work out! Thrower Power is a program that includes circuit style workouts designed to enhance lower body explosive power, strength, and flexibility. Participants will to use a variety of weighted equipment designed to maximize their lower body movements. This “off-season” athletic workout will offer benefits to athletes of all kinds.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/waterfront-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/waterfront-garden-tour Date: July 2, 2015

Take a tour of our waterfront garden! Located along the coast of the East River, the garden offers year-round beauty, from spring blooming daffodils and narcissus, to winter blooming witchhazel and amamellis.

Join an experienced member of our Horticulture Department and learn about the flowers that are growing on the island along the waterside. You will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of Manhattan while you explore the winding paths of our shade garden.

All are welcome and no fee is required. We will be meeting at the Randall's Island side of the 103rd St. footbridge. A Randall's Island Park Alliance staff member will be on site approximately 10 minutes prior to the tour to greet you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7849, -73.9358 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555a56aeb40ff.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: July 2, 2015

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/nature-exploration Date: July 2, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 2, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: July 2, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/learn-to-draw Date: July 2, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-bodies Date: July 2, 2015

Have you ever been sore after a night of dancing? If so, you’re not alone! Dancing is one of the best ways to work out and Breezy Bodies offers just that! By providing an atmosphere of upbeat dancing, Breezy Bodies with focus on cardiovascular fitness, coordination and strengthening of your core muscles. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and feel yourself getting into shape by doing something that you love!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Obstacle Course Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-obstacle-course-playground Date: July 2, 2015

Get ready for a fun obstacle course! Obstacle Course Playground will incorporate running, jumping, hopping and other activities for children and toddlers. Each session will culminate in a modified obstacle course that will keep the children coming back for more!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/garden-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/garden-crew-training-session Date: July 2, 2015

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

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/zumba Date: July 2, 2015

Join the fun of working out to music!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4151

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: July 2, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

The team is looking forward to another successful and exciting season. We are also looking forward to meeting people of all ages to come join us and learn the game. Volunteers are, of course, welcome as well.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Miles in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-miles-in-the-park Date: July 2, 2015

Are you in the midst of training for a race? Or maybe you’re just getting started and need the motivation to continue? No matter what the reason or level, Miles in the Park can help you get your runs in each week. Let go of whatever is holding you back and break the barrier of your mind, this group running program will help you log miles like you never have before. We have a pace for everyone, so come join us and start logging those miles!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 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 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Open Run Night at Icahn Stadium]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/open-run-night-at-icahn-stadium http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/open-run-night-at-icahn-stadium Date: July 2, 2015

Lace up your sneakers! Join us at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to train like an elite athlete. Whether you are an avid runner, a beginner, or a running club – all adults are welcome at this free event! Water provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551413a7b68e5.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 2, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 2, 2015

In this 18th century play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around working-class women. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be 'common', or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate 'stoops to conquer', by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[The Real Diamond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/the-real-diamond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/the-real-diamond Date: July 2, 2015

Enjoy this amazing tribute to one of music greatest stars: Neil Diamond

Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:25 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 2, 2015

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance, which combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Seaside Playground

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Q422 Seaside Playground 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 7:30 pm 8:45 pm 40.5806, -73.8309 Wed, 06 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/02/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: July 2, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-02 2015-07-02 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Good Morning America Summer Concert: Mika]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/good-morning-america-summer-concert-mika http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/good-morning-america-summer-concert-mika Date: July 3, 2015

The 2015 Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year in Central Park, home of the SummerStage, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

Enjoy performances by Mika at Rumsey Playfield on Friday, July 10.

All concerts are free to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: July 3, 2015

Are you interested in building up your stamina? Do you have trouble maintaining your workout? If so, Going the Distance can help you! We’ll develop your endurance, strengthen your muscles and improve cardiovascular fitness while striving to promote a healthy lifestyle. Come check us out and find out what is means to go the Distance!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 3, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-parents-and-i-chalk-art Date: July 3, 2015

Looking for an activity to participate in with your child? Come work together and collaborate as we develop their imagination and create one of a kind masterpieces. Along with their adult, children will create theme inspired chalk art that will promote creativity and utilize their imagination.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience Date: July 3, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

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

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience1 Date: July 3, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6477, -74.0045 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience2 Date: July 3, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-sports-experience3 Date: July 3, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:19 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: July 3, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that will focus on improving overall fitness and building strength. Using light weights and body weight exercises, we’ll activate and develop primary muscle groups as well as secondary, less utilized muscles that get overlooked. By focusing on the entire body, Total Body Boot Camp will allow muscles to trigger simultaneously in order to optimize your results!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 17:00:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/tai-chiadults Date: July 3, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 3, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: July 3, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/nature-exploration Date: July 3, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: July 3, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/seasonal-crafts Date: July 3, 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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: July 3, 2015

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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/wheelchair-softball Date: July 3, 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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/summer-on-the-hudson-totally-public-karaoke Date: July 3, 2015

Hopefully you’ll amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at Totally Public Karaoke nights. Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.

A song selection sheet will be available for you to peruse. Performance slots will be by sign up and the registraion process will begin at 5:30; first come, first to perform.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeb6464765.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: July 3, 2015

Some of the city's most exciting modern dance companies perform their latest works.

Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156e6097ed4.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 3, 2015

In this 18th century play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around working-class women. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be 'common', or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate 'stoops to conquer', by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: July 3, 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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2015-07-03 2015-07-03 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: Saturday Night Fever]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-saturday-night-fever http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-saturday-night-fever Date: July 3, 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.

Show us your disco moves at the Saturday Night Fever-themed roller disco party in the park! 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 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: July 3, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Screening of The Young Girls of Rochefort by Jacques Demy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/screening-of-the-young-girls-of-rochefort-by-jacques-demy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/03/screening-of-the-young-girls-of-rochefort-by-jacques-demy Date: July 3, 2015

In this 1967 film, the Garnier girls are fraternal twins, alike in spirit through not identical in looks. Ethereal blonde Delphine (played by Catherine Deneuve) is a dance instructor and redheaded Solange is a music teacher. The sisters, while far from unhappy in their port town of Rochefort, pine after dreams of romantic love and musical careers, and hope to someday go to Paris to fulfill their ambitions.

In French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Castle Clinton (in The Battery)

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M005 The Battery 2015-07-03 2015-07-03 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543dd7585e0d.jpg Mon, 04 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 13 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 4, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-class Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/parent-and-me-yoga Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/zumba Date: July 4, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-moves Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-advanced Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: July 4, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at 212-827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 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[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/esl-intermediate Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Fun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/popup-audubon-ii-fishing-fun Date: July 4, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore aquatic and avian ecology in Prospect Park.

  • Family Fishing Clinics, 1–2 pm & 3–4 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4:30–6 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North End of Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6582, -73.9664 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Independence Day at Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day Date: July 4, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance on Independence Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Eagle as Icon, 12–5 pm: From 12-5pm, oin the Prospect Park Alliance to learn how the bald eagle became America's symbol of independence with fun activities and crafts.
  • Nature’s Helpers 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3–4 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project!
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

  • Independence Day, 2–5 pm: Celebrate America's birthday and one of the greatest documents ever written. Look extra patriotic as you make yourself a plumed hat to wear while signing your own "John Hancock" on a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence.

Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm: Celebrate with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park),Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park),The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654; 40.6643, -73.9639; 40.6637, -73.9642 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/compost-crew Date: July 4, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 4, 2015

This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Peninsula (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6572, -73.9689 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 4, 2015

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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/skats-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/skats-the-clown Date: July 4, 2015

Skats the Clown has been bringing the funny to audiences for nearly two decades. His confusing style of clown comedy is guaranteed to bring out the inner child in everyone. Combining magic and clowning, Skats makes everyone laugh out loud while leaving them in amazement!

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: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/le-petit-zen-art Date: July 4, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 4, 2015

Gather around Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: July 4, 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 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Independence Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/independence-day-celebration Date: July 4, 2015

Enjoy the Annual Staten Island Philharmonic concert on the lawn (6:00 p.m.), followed by viewing of fireworks display.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 6:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: She Stoops to Conquer]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-she-stoops-to-conquer Date: July 4, 2015

In this 18th century play by Oliver Goldsmith, wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a rich Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately, Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet the complete opposite around working-class women. On his first acquaintance with Kate, the latter realises she will have to pretend to be 'common', or Marlow will not woo her. Thus Kate 'stoops to conquer', by posing as a maid, hoping to put Marlow at his ease so he falls for her.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks Date: July 4, 2015

This year, the 39th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks returns to the East River and lights up the night from one of New York's most famous landmarks— the Brooklyn Bridge!

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-07-04 2015-07-04 9:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: July 5, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-07-05 2015-07-05 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Birdwalk: Taking Wing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/early-morning-birdwalk-taking-wing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/07/05/early-morning-birdwalk-taking-wing Date: July 5, 2015

This is the time of year when young birds outnumber adult birds. Join us in search of fledglings as they test their wings! Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club. This tour leaves promptly at 8 am.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-07-05 2015-07-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.6607, -73.9654 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT