NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:49:52 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[NYRP Club Fit Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nyrp-club-fit-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nyrp-club-fit-yoga Date: July 20, 2013

New York Restoration Project’s free, outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit. On Saturdays in April through September, these hour-long sessions, led by certified yoga teachers, will educate participants about proper form, tempo and mindset needed for a fulfilling and exciting workout. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Target East Harlem Community Garden
415-417 East 117th Street (between First and Pleasant Avenues), Manhattan
Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn
Instructor: Cayce Pia

Target Bronx Community Garden
1024 Woodycrest (between 164th and 165th Streets), Bronx
Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Target Community Garden – Brooklyn
931-933 Bedford Avenue
Instructor: Boutique Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Target Brooklyn Community Garden,Target Bronx Community Garden,Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6921, -73.9553; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[New York City’s Threatened and Endangered Shore Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/new-york-citys-threatened-and-endangered-shore-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/new-york-citys-threatened-and-endangered-shore-birds Date: July 20, 2013

Did you know that the Urban Park Rangers manage an endangered species nesting area here in NYC? Learn all about our efforts to conserve the Piping Plover and other rare shorebirds. Space is limited. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 3.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 40.5908, -73.768 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Conservancy Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-conservancy-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-riverside-park-conservancy-volunteer-opportunities Date: July 20, 2013

Chip in for park improvement projects. Events take place rain or shine. Closed toe work shoes required. There is no place to store belongings. Email or call for more details Riverside Park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-3070

Location: Terrace Promenade North (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.804, -73.97 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Arty Hours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/arty-hours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/arty-hours Date: July 20, 2013

Go on a scavenger hunt for High Line Art, then create your own masterpiece inspired by New York City’s park in the sky.

With colorful plant life, interesting cityscape views, and site-specific art works, the High Line offers plenty of inspiration for young creative minds. During this weekly drop-in program during the months of July and August, kids and their caregivers are invited to experiment with painting and drawing techniques, and build one-of-a-kind vehicles, forts, structures, and machines with the Children’s Workyard Kit, a crate of kid-friendly planks, nuts, bolts, and other custom materials by industrial designer Cas Holman.

Check back or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter for updates on Saturdays by 8:00 AM.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: The Lawn (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7479, -74.0048 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5142091d83ccc.png Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-moves-with-limon-dance Date: July 20, 2013

Experience the joy of movement and dance. Led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon 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 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/kayaking Date: July 20, 2013

Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool).

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Please be aware that you must sign a waiver before getting on the water.

Click here to learn about our Youth Kayak Program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Lawn Greening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-lawn-greening http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-lawn-greening Date: July 20, 2013

Pier 1’s lawns are a beautiful spot to picnic, lounge, or enjoy amazing views. Help us keep these organically maintained lawns lush and healthy by removing invasive turfgrass weeds.

This is a family-friendly event, children are welcome to participate with an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[2013 Fitness on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/2013-fitness-on-the-terrace Date: July 20, 2013

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. & Astoria Park Alliance presents Fitness on the Terrace. The Yoga Room Studio will be providing a yoga class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Pool Terrace (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7791, -73.9212 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shape-up-nyc-intensati http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shape-up-nyc-intensati Date: July 20, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[City of Water Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/city-of-water-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/city-of-water-day Date: July 20, 2013

Join the Sebago Canoe Club, National Park Service, and Regional Plan Association for a family-friendly event on the Jamaica Bay Waterfront. Whether you are an experience paddler or have never been on the water, City of Water Day is a great way to experience all that the bay has to offer.

Open to the public, Sebago members will guide a number of kayak paddles from their clubhouse located on Paerdegat Basin out to the open waters of Jamaica Bay, as well as help guests to experience water activities like sailing, canoeing, and rowing in the basin.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 546-4318

Location: Sebago Canoe Club Clubhouse

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6271, -73.9024 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51cb5bf089cef.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: intenSati]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shape-up-nyc-intensati1 Date: July 20, 2013

Combining spoken affirmations with simple choreography, intenSati provides a heart-pumping, exhilarating workout that builds physical, mental, and spiritual muscle through a fusion of high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga, and strength conditioning. Lead by intenSati creator, Patricia Moreno.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-3300

Location: Locomotive Lawn (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7749, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c0d573e9c20.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Aerobics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/aerobics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/aerobics-class Date: July 20, 2013

Come have fun, get fit and healthy with aerobics from Shape Up NY.

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 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Family Art Project: Water, Water Everywhere]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/wave-hill-family-art-projectwater-water-everywhere http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/wave-hill-family-art-projectwater-water-everywhere Date: July 20, 2013

Sketch the river landscape and Wave Hill’s Aquatic Garden, and discover that water really is everywhere. Use water with paint, crayons, and collage to create liquid landscapes to take home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e449dec4771.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[City of Water Day 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/city-of-water-day-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/city-of-water-day-2013 Date: July 20, 2013

Celebrate our waterfront with a day of entertainment, education and adventure for the whole family! Activities include kayaking, water-themed art projects, and seining. Coordinated with Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance. For more information, visit http://www.cityofwaterday.org/.

10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pier 1/Boat Basin
Kayaking
Get out on the water for kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, located between Piers 1 and 2 (across from the Pop-Up Pool)!

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Pier 6
Wildlife Theater: Perfectly Penguin
Why would a wild polar bear never eat a penguin? Find out the answer and learn many other facts about penguins and their amazing adaptations in the interactive show "A Penguin State of Mind." Kids also learn about the importance of conservation as it relates to a polar habitat thousands of miles away.

12pm - 1:30 pm
Main Street
Seining the River Wild
Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Coastal Marine Resource Center staff members as they use a 20 ft seining net to catch and identify remarkable East River creatures before releasing them back to the river.

11 am - 2 pm
Pier 6
Aquatic Arts and Crafts with Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Kids Create!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:30 am 2:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Views From the Past]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/views-from-the-past http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/views-from-the-past Date: July 20, 2013

Learn about the Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Space is limited; advance registration required. The fee includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7130f2fa37.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The Paralympic Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-paralympic-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-paralympic-experience Date: July 20, 2013

Come out and learn more about sports for the disabled. Work with experienced coaches in rowing, archery and track and field. This event is designed for individuals with a physical disability ages 7 and up. No pre-registration required.

Presented by NYC Parks in partnership with Row New York and North Jersey Navigators, in collaboration with BP.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (646) 632-7344

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 10:30 am 2:30 pm 40.7358, -73.8385 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Conservatory Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/conservatory-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/conservatory-garden-tour Date: July 20, 2013

See thousands of blooming trees, shrubs, bulbs, and perennials with the Garden staff. Tours are free and meet at the Vanderbilt Gate at 5th Ave. between 104th and 105th Streets. No reservations needed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/wave-hill-history-walk Date: July 20, 2013

Discover the fascinating history of the gardens, buildings and the people who once called Wave Hill their home, with historian and Wave Hill Garden Guide Deirdre LaPorte. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e6e61717222.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Hive Inspection at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-hive-inspection-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-hive-inspection-at-wave-hill Date: July 20, 2013

Don hat, veil and gloves—bring your own or borrow ours—and join urban beekeeper Sara Katz and Horticultural Interpreter Charles Day for a hands-on look at the Wave Hill hives. Learn proper techniques to safely work with a hive filled with 50,000 honeybees. Beginning and experienced beekeepers welcome.

Registration is required. Register online at www.wavehill.org, by calling (718) 549-3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e43bc01f8c3.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The New Street Types of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-new-street-types-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-new-street-types-of-new-york Date: July 20, 2013

Alice Austen’s groundbreaking portfolio “Street Types of New York” from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city’s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu.
The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City’s diverse communities and subcultures – including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. Some of the artists conceptualize themes in portrait typologies and use social media to communicate online, while artists like Peter Funch take the traditional street portrait a step further, creating digital tableaus to capture life on the streets and see it anew. Photographer Ruddy Roye utilizes Instagram to create his images - sharing them in a spontaneous and wide-reaching way Austen could have never imagined.
In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen’s rare and fascinating “Street Types” portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The show examines Austen’s intentions behind the portfolio of portraits and leaves the viewer to ponder her reasoning for the project – a question that was left unanswered at the time of her death in 1952.
The Alice Austen House is handicapp accessible with a wheelchair ramp in the rear of the house.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/freshwater-fishing Date: July 20, 2013

Mastering any new skill requires practice and patience. Fishing programs help develop these skills while connecting you with nature. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 40.6189, -74.1064 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/basic-canoeing Date: July 20, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer.

Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Skill Levels

  • Basic: Great for all skill levels, including children 8 years and older.
  • Intermediate: Some experience preferred.
  • Advanced: Experience required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Ten Mile Classic in Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park Date: July 20, 2013

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

Call to register a team.

Thank you to our 2013 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Ten Mile River Playground (in Recreational Area)

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M140 Recreational Area 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8298, -73.9523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515b0dc24908f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 20, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-chess Date: July 20, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 20, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 20, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-games Date: July 20, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 20, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art - Adult Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nature-of-art-adult-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nature-of-art-adult-summer-series Date: July 20, 2013

Very van Gogh: Study the works of famed Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh, and then turn your creative juices loose. Experiment with oil pastels and discover the elements of his unique style and technique as we create vibrantlty expressive contoured forms.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/kids-create Date: July 20, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brookly Bridge Park playgrounds!

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Community Garden - Community Pride Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/waterfront-community-garden-community-pride-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/waterfront-community-garden-community-pride-day Date: July 20, 2013

This annual event includes a block party/street fair on Gildersleeve Ave in front of the garden with entertainment for kids, food, and good company.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 855-8998

Location: Waterfront Garden

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8097, -73.8505 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 20, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pedal Stops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-pedal-stops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-pedal-stops Date: July 20, 2013

Bike New York & Bike and Roll partner to provide a Pedal Stop in Riverside Park providing rider-assistance-and-information stations open to all cyclists free of charge.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 20, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/sweet-spot-festival Date: July 20, 2013

The Sweet Spot Festival is a series of family oriented events held around Harlem featuring music, fun activities, food and more. DJ Herbert Holler gets you dancing with disco and other classics along with guest performances. Children will enjoy participating in the various activities and workshops while you check out the vintage markets.

Dates:

  • June 16
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14 at Pier 1
  • September 22

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 40.8263, -73.9412 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 20, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/women-in-comics-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/women-in-comics-art-workshop Date: July 20, 2013

Take an exciting art class with the fabulous Women In Comics artists and learn to draw comics.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/forest-crew-training-session Date: July 20, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/north-woods Date: July 20, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 20, 2013

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: July 20, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: July 20, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Learning Garden Workshop: Making Recycled Planters for the Home and Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/cpf-liberty-learning-garden-making-recycled-planters-for-the-home-and-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/cpf-liberty-learning-garden-making-recycled-planters-for-the-home-and-garden-workshop Date: July 20, 2013

The United States produces 70% of the world's solid waste. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to reuse food grade plastics to create a variety of self-watering planters for your home and garden. Please enjoy this practical workshop at any of three Learning Gardens across the city.

Please RSVP using the link below.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful),Liberty Learning Garden,Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 1:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192; 40.7017, -73.7832; 40.8197, -73.9093 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c1e150b28c0.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The New Street Types of New York Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-new-street-types-of-new-york-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-new-street-types-of-new-york-opening-reception Date: July 20, 2013

Alice Austen’s groundbreaking portfolio “Street Types of New York” from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city’s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu.
The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City’s diverse communities and subcultures – including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. Some of the artists conceptualize themes in portrait typologies and use social media to communicate online, while artists like Peter Funch take the traditional street portrait a step further, creating digital tableaus to capture life on the streets and see it anew. Photographer Ruddy Roye utilizes Instagram to create his images - sharing them in a spontaneous and wide-reaching way Austen could have never imagined.
In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen’s rare and fascinating “Street Types” portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The show examines Austen’s intentions behind the portfolio of portraits and leaves the viewer to ponder her reasoning for the project – a question that was left unanswered at the time of her death in 1952.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/recycletoart Date: July 20, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 20, 2013

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-4999

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad054110f20.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Pulling Weeds on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/history-in-your-hands-pulling-weeds-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/history-in-your-hands-pulling-weeds-on-the-farm Date: July 20, 2013

Visitors of all ages can come and help Lefferts staff take care of the potato farm plot, medicinal and herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: July 20, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/crosspark-promenade Date: July 20, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs and lasts 75 minutes.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-shakespear-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-shakespear-workout Date: July 20, 2013

Covering the elements of voice production, movement, acting and stage combat. Open to all actors ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.

Space is limited please register by email.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515f17f66c36e.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Planet Hemp / Gaby Amarantos / Emicida / DJ sets by Greg Caz in association with Brasil Summerfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/planet-hemp-gaby-amarantos-emicida-dj-sets-by-greg-caz-in-association-with-brasil-summerfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/planet-hemp-gaby-amarantos-emicida-dj-sets-by-greg-caz-in-association-with-brasil-summerfest Date: July 20, 2013

Join SummerStage as we celebrate the new generation of musicians making a mark on the Brazilian music scene with up and coming Brazilian Hip-Hop artist Emicida and Gaby Amarantos, in her New York City-and US premiere, as well as one of Brazil’s most iconic Hip-Hop/Rock bands, Planet Hemp.

Planet Hemp first hit the Brazilian music scene in 1993 as a groundbreaking rap duo with founding members Marcelo D2 and Skunk. Soon after, musicians Rafael, Bacalhau and Formigão joined the group, fusing the group’s Rap roots with Rock, Psychedelia, and Hardcore. The band’s reputation grew among the youth culture for their energetic and aggressive performances. The death in 1994 of of band member Skunk lead to a temporary dissolution of the group, though he was replaced by BNegão. Their gold-selling CD Usuário featured hits such as “Mantenha o Respeito” and “Legalize Já,” and was followed up by the platinum-selling, Os Cães Ladram Mas a Caravana Não Pára.

Born and raised in Brazil, Gaby Amarantos grew up surrounded by music. The “Tecnobrega” queen’s musical style is deeply influenced by the sounds of her neighborhood where she was born, where everything is played at the same time. Technobrega fuses together Techno music with brega, which refers to “cheesy” romantic music. Paul Lester from The Guardian describes Amarantos’ sound: “Her music sounds…like a mashup of 90s Euro rave, Cumbia, and the kind of Hispanic Electro-Pop you hear in discos on holiday when you're out of your mind on budget cocktails.” Her latest album, Treme, was released in 2012.

Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brasil, Emicida began his career in 2006 when he sang his first rhymes at freestyle battles and underground parties throughout the city. In 2009, Emicida released, independently distributed, and sold more than 10,000 copies of his first mixtape. In 2010, the rapper released two mixtapes, which helped him become one of the leading names of the new Brazilian Hip-Hop generation. Emicida made his international debut in April, 2011 at the Coachella Festival. That same year, he was invited to perform at two of the major Brazilian music festivals, Rock in Rio and SWU, and went on to win the “Act of the Year” award from the MTV Video Music Brazil Awards. In 2012, Emicida released three hit singles: “Trouble”, “Zica, Go There”, and “Finger On,” further solidifying his prominent position in the Brazilian Hip-Hop world.

DJ Greg Caz, best known as one half of the Brazilian Beat Brooklyn team, is a New York City-based DJ with a wide eclectic range. Although best known for the Brazilian music expertise which fueled his weekly Sunday night party at Brooklyn's defunct Black Betty for 8 years and continues to rock Nublu in the East Village alongside Forró In The Dark, DJ Greg Caz also plays the full gamut of rare grooves, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Rock, Psych, Reggae & Rock Steady, Latin & boogaloo, Cuban, loungy soundtrack music, sunshine pop and soft-psych and much more. Having released a number of mix CDs and compilations over the years, DJ Greg Caz travels constantly bringing his eclectic unpredictability to both dance floors and lounges worldwide.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c3b7271d60.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: July 20, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 621-0208

Location: Children's Center at Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 3:00 pm 40.753, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce09f75ae5.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: July 20, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6.
Recommended ages 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/family-camping Date: July 20, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 10th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[DANCE IQUAIL! / Master Class by: Karisma Jay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/dance-iquail-master-class-by-karisma-jay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/dance-iquail-master-class-by-karisma-jay Date: July 20, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Karisma Jay
8:00 PM – Performances

DANCE IQUAIL! now celebrating its fifth anniversary, returns to SummerStage. Described as “a tour de force of athleticism and passion,” the company speaks in the universal language of movement, and is committed to creating works that confront the destructive nature of racism, violence, substance abuse, poverty, and promotes the importance of family and unity.

DANCE IQUAIL! will feature a sizzling program of works with live music by Iquail Shaheed, Christopher Ralph, & Amber Perkins.

Master Class: Join Karisma Jay, of Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn. A charismatic Brooklyn native, Karisma will lead a fun class fusing the basic elements of traditional African dance with various dance moves of today.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 7:00 pm 9:15 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c3c52552a4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: The Lone Bellow / The Low Anthem / Joe Purdy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-lone-bellow-the-low-anthem-joe-purdy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-lone-bellow-the-low-anthem-joe-purdy Date: July 20, 2013

Breakout stars The Lone Bellow favor the term “Brooklyn Country” for the liquid smooth harmonies and heartfelt songwriting that have captivated fans and critics alike to make them one of the hottest bands of 2013. Of The Lone Bellow, NPR said: “The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name.” Joining them are revered indie Americana outfit The Low Anthem, sporting a reconfigured lineup and new take on their timeless sound, and the Arkansas-born singer-songwriter producer and one-man record label Joe Purdy, who creates “gorgeous, beautifully-rendered acoustic-based folk songs—pop music with a gently-rounded edge.” (Pop Matters)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4eb2374872.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/wreck-it-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/wreck-it-ralph Date: July 20, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late?

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 8:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 21, 2013

Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/art-exhibit-fish-crushed-can-story-mixed-media Date: July 21, 2013

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. This exhibit illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species, and is on display in the Visitor&Administration Building Gallery. Free with Garden admission.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-21 2013-07-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[12x12 Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/12x12-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/12x12-project Date: July 21, 2013

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-21 2013-07-21 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Eco-House]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/nyc-ecohouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/nyc-ecohouse Date: July 21, 2013

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2013-07-21 2013-07-21 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[FLOW.13]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/flow13 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/flow13 Date: July 21, 2013

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibit along the shoreline at Randall’s Island Park in New York City. FLOW is aimed at fostering appreciation of the shoreline through artistic expression, while calling visitors to interact with and care for the Park’s island environment. Each year, FLOW features five site specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists.

Randall’s Island Park is a unique and remarkable waterfront resource, located in the East River with views of the Queens, Bronx and Manhattan shorelines. New waterfront pathways run along the 4.5-mile shoreline, which includes almost 9 acres of restored salt marsh and freshwater wetlands. The Park also offers a track & field stadium, a golf center, a 20-court tennis center and dozens of new playing fields, as well as the Harlem River Event Site, home of Made Event’s Electric Zoo, a three-day Labor Day weekend concert event at Randall’s Island which draws local and international DJ artists and audience.

FLOW.13 – this year's third annual exhibition – will be open to the public every day from June-November, and will feature five new site-specific installations, all reflecting and encouraging interaction with the Park’s history and environment. The five installations are located along the southern shoreline of Randall's Island Park.

FLOW is made possible through support from Made Event, proud producers of The Electric Zoo Festival, NYC’s largest electronic dance music festival, held annually at Randall’s Island Park.

The FLOW exhibitions express the confluence of art, music and environment at Randall’s Island Park, in the midst of one of the world’s greatest cities.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 9:00 am 40.7849, -73.9358 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Catch & Release Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/catch-release-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/catch-release-fishing Date: July 21, 2013

Grab a pole and relax on the Harlem Meer while you wait for a bite from one of the many species of fish that live in its diverse aquatic ecosystem! Poles available to borrow; must release fish after catching them. Free for families and individuals; groups larger than 5 must reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/shape-up-nyc-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/shape-up-nyc-pilates Date: July 21, 2013

Join us for an introductory class to the Pilates method. These conditioning exercises can create length in the body, and improve flexibility and strength.

Please bring your own mat.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 408-0297

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7313, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/birding Date: July 21, 2013

Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 10:00 am 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-chess-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-chess-tournament Date: July 21, 2013

Kids (ages 4+) and adults compete. Pre-registration recommended at tristatechess.com. On-site registration at 9am.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 10:00 am 3:30 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Field Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/family-field-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/family-field-day Date: July 21, 2013

Join us for Family Field Day as we bring a range of fun games, sports and activities for children ages 4 to 10. Our experienced staff are dedicated to ensuring that the most fun is had, so whether it's volleyball or soccer-playing... tug of war, or obstacle races, join us on July 21 for a park party on the picturesque Pier 5.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: July 21, 2013

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[The New Street Types of New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/the-new-street-types-of-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/the-new-street-types-of-new-york Date: July 21, 2013

Alice Austen’s groundbreaking portfolio “Street Types of New York” from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city’s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu.
The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City’s diverse communities and subcultures – including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. Some of the artists conceptualize themes in portrait typologies and use social media to communicate online, while artists like Peter Funch take the traditional street portrait a step further, creating digital tableaus to capture life on the streets and see it anew. Photographer Ruddy Roye utilizes Instagram to create his images - sharing them in a spontaneous and wide-reaching way Austen could have never imagined.
In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen’s rare and fascinating “Street Types” portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The show examines Austen’s intentions behind the portfolio of portraits and leaves the viewer to ponder her reasoning for the project – a question that was left unanswered at the time of her death in 1952.
The Alice Austen House is handicapp accessible with a wheelchair ramp in the rear of the house.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 21, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-chess Date: July 21, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/food-truck-rally1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/food-truck-rally1 Date: July 21, 2013

The food trucks are back. Head to Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday to sample treats from New York’s best food trucks. Exceptions: May 19 and September 1; Food Truck Rally will take place on May 26 and September 8 instead.

All trucks are members of the New York City Food Truck Association.

Participating trucks (varies at each rally):

Andy's Italian ices

Mexicue

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Big D's Grub Truck

Miami Food Machine

Rickshaw

Chinese Mirch

Mike n willies

Souvlaki Gr

COOLHAUS

Milk Truck

TAIM MOBILE

Eddies pizza

Morris Grilled Cheese

The Treats Truck

gorilla cheese nyc

Mud Truck

Toum

Green Pirate Juice Truck

Nuchas

Valduccis Pizza

Kelvin Slush

palenque

Van Leeuwen

Kimchi Taco Truck

Phil's Steaks

Wafels & Dinges

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5165d9deb0b09.png Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 21, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-games Date: July 21, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 21, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chinese Chess Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-chinese-chess-clinic Date: July 21, 2013

Practice Chinese Chess outdoors in the park, where it is traditionally played in cities throughout China. Unlock the secrets of Xiang Qi (Chinese Chess) at our weekly free clinic in the Bryant Park Games Area, or challenge an international Xiang Qi champion visiting from the United East Athletics Association.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/kids-create Date: July 21, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brookly Bridge Park playgrounds!

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: July 21, 2013

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47b12d0002.JPG Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Advanced Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/advanced-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/advanced-canoeing Date: July 21, 2013

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one just one summer!

Children 8 years old and up are welcome. This is an advanced session, some experience is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Freshkills Park

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2013-07-21 2013-07-21 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5771, -74.1864 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 21, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 21, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clearing in the Forest: Rejuvenary River Circus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/a-clearing-in-the-forest-rejuvenary-river-circus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/a-clearing-in-the-forest-rejuvenary-river-circus Date: July 21, 2013

Follow Malakai the River Messenger on his journey to restore the health of the rivers in this musical puppet show by Arm-of-the-Sea-Theater and their amazing life-size puppets!

This event is free and open to all.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e6e0d5ad3b6.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History of Sports in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/history-of-sports-in-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/history-of-sports-in-central-park Date: July 21, 2013

Learn how tastes in recreation have changed since the mid-19th century and how the Park has been changed to mirror those tastes. The route for this walk involves a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d707e68e71c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELED: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/north-woods Date: July 21, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

Note: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Dragonfly Walk at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/dragonfly-walk-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/dragonfly-walk-at-wave-hill Date: July 21, 2013

Did you know that dragonflies begin their lives underwater? Join naturalist Paul Keim on this family-friendly nature walk to observe interesting aspects of dragonfly behavior and view their aerial antics in the garden. Ages six and older welcome with an adult. Free with admission to the grounds.

Photo credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 12:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51e45d9f864e1.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/nature-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/nature-crafts Date: July 21, 2013

We connect children with nature to encourage active exploration of the natural world. Children who spend time outdoors develop strong imaginations and learn to socialize better with others. Urban Park Rangers are role models who encourage children to let their imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive atmosphere.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 548-0972

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 1:00 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: July 21, 2013

The masters are back with tricks up their sleeves and more amazing feats of magic to boot.

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/tree-care-workshop-hosted-by-the-jackson-heights-beautification-group http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/tree-care-workshop-hosted-by-the-jackson-heights-beautification-group Date: July 21, 2013

Join the Bronx Park East Community Association in caring for street trees in the Bronx!

Learn about tree-guard building and tree care and help with graffiti removal. Help care for several of the newly planted trees in the Bronx and make sure they grow up healthy and happy!

Hosted by the Bronx Park East Community Association
Please RSVP to BxParkEast@gmail.com

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cruger Avenue between Mace Avenue & Boston Road

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2013-07-21 2013-07-21 1:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8628, -73.8665 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: July 21, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Studio Sundays: Geometric Patterns in Nature]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/studio-sundays-geometric-patterns-in-nature http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/studio-sundays-geometric-patterns-in-nature Date: July 21, 2013

Engage in a creative dialogue with your surroundings guided by professional artists working in various media. Try something new?all skill levels welcome! In this session, capture abstract and geometric patterns found in nature using your digital camera. Artist Fariba Alam guides participants in creating images that can stand on their own or become the starting point for intricate symmetrical collages and patterns. Space is limited. Registration required, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718.549.3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Drop-ins accommodated as space permits.

Photo credit: Bill Foley

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ddac13d1613.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Adventures for Kids: Ladybugs! Ladybugs!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/nature-adventures-for-kids-ladybugs-ladybugs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/nature-adventures-for-kids-ladybugs-ladybugs Date: July 21, 2013

A hands-on look at live ladybugs, using a magnifying glass, your eyes, and a lot of giggling. Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Adventures for Kids. During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere. All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Jacob Javits Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.859, -73.9349 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c20562dc790.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/harlem-meer-performance-festival-2013 Date: July 21, 2013

The Harlem Meer Performance Festival, now in its 20th year, presents a summer full of latin, jazz, gospel, blues and world music performed by talented artists both new and old. Bring a blanket and kick back and relax every Sunday afternoon throughout the summer.

Performance Schedule:

June 23 - Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King (Mambo)

June 30 - Howard Johnson (Tuba Jazz)

July 7 - Michela Marino Lerman & Friends (Rhytham Tap)

July 14 - Los Soneros de Oriente (Cuban)

July 21 - Harlem Blues and Jazz Band (Jump Blues)

Jule 28 - David P. Stevens (Contemporary Jazz)

August 4 - Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test (Brazilian Jazz)

August 11 - Nayibe la Gitana (Salsa)

August 18 - Sweet Georgia Brown & Her Blues Crusaders (Blues)

August 25 - Hilliard Greene and The Jazz Expressions (Jazz)

September 1 - Ballet Hispanico's BHdos Company (Dance)

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7971, -73.9515 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[NYLaughs' Laughter in the Park 2013]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/nylaughs-laughter-in-the-park-2013 Date: July 21, 2013

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of six weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday, you can catch two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

Our shows have been covered by the NY Times, listed in the NY Post as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to make New York a better place through laughter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 419-5515

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51bb752542f30.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Storytelling with Tammy Hall]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/history-in-your-hands-storytelling-with-tammy-hall http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/history-in-your-hands-storytelling-with-tammy-hall Date: July 21, 2013

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Enjoy enchanting tales from the Lefferts family and around the world.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad06f2d6eb1.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/laughter-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/laughter-in-the-park Date: July 21, 2013

It’s good to giggle once in a while. Every summer in New York City, NYLaughs invites Big Apple residents to its Laughter in the Park, a free, outdoor comedy series.

Laughter in the Park 2013 features performances by some of the top comedians in the world who have headlined at comedy clubs, written for TV, or appeared in film. Additionally, Laughter in the Park 2013 introduces audiences to new comedians. The Laughter in the Park crowd is made up of people from all walks of life and all corners of society.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/21/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: July 21, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-21 2013-07-21 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:49:53 EDT