NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:03:43 GMT <![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 19, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: The Boxtrolls]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/movies-in-the-parks-the-boxtrolls http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/movies-in-the-parks-the-boxtrolls Date: June 19, 2015

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

In The Boxtrolls, underground cardboard box creatures fight for survival in an upper crust Victorian town where they are misunderstood. After adopting an orphaned infant called Eggs (voice of Isaac Hempstead-Wright), the boxtrolls battle against a persistent exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Oscar winner Ben Kingsley) and befriend wealthy Winnie to help them broker peace with their upstairs, human neighbors. Rated PG.

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

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8937

Location: Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground)

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Q014 Astoria Heights Playground 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7604, -73.9118 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55720f57e2dd6.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Priceless by Pierre Salvadori]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/films-on-the-green-priceless-by-pierre-salvadori http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/films-on-the-green-priceless-by-pierre-salvadori Date: June 19, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents Priceless by Pierre Salvadori in Tompkins Square Park on June 19.

In this film Irène, an attractive young woman, is on vacation at a French Riviera resort with Jacques, an older and very wealthy man. One night, while celebrating her birthday alone, she meets the handsome and intriguing Jean, who claims to be a millionaire and adventurer. However, unbeknownst to Irène, Jean isn’t everything he appears to be…

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d5c1c5d4c.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/coney-island-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/coney-island-fireworks Date: June 19, 2015

Enjoy free fireworks every Friday from June 19th through August 21st, 2015. For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Brought to you by Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Jim McDonnell/Courtesy of Coney Island Fun.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

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

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 9:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.5733, -73.978 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558038923ca3c.JPG Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1311

Location: Tower Plaza (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 20, 2015

The Sing for Hope Pianos is a public art installation that brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp Date: June 20, 2015

Shred by Crom is an outdoor beach boot camp program that builds total body strength, endurance, balance and core stability for people of all ages and fitness levels!

This training is friendly, dynamic, motivating and fun!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 945-1700

Location: Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.5832, -73.8154 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-class Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 20, 2015

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

Bring a mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 20, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556f5face9c59.jpg Thu, 04 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 635-2813

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/grownyc-greenmarket Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bird-walks Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 20, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Salt Marsh Planting at Alley Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-2 Date: June 20, 2015

Help Natural Areas Conservancy and NYC Parks restore a vital and dynamic urban resource—the salt marshes of Alley Creek! Volunteers will help plant native grasses to help restore the salt marsh.

Our expert restoration specialists will highlight the unique features of this ecosystem and discuss ongoing efforts for its care.

Please come dressed in work boots or study shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Alley Pond Park Environmental Center

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.762, -73.7536 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.50260162353515600, -74.25180053710938000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Botanical History Tour with Author Leslie Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/fort-tryon-park-botanical-history-with-leslie-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/fort-tryon-park-botanical-history-with-leslie-day Date: June 20, 2015

Learn to identify and value the Flora and Fauna of Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day author of "Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City", "Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City", and her latest book "Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City".

Learn about Fort Tryon’s many plants and botanical history with this expert naturalist.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:30 am 11:00 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55760893986b9.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 20, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga1 Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga3 Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga4 Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga5 Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[POSTPONED: It's My Park: Celebrate Father's Day by Volunteering at Melrose Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-celebrate-fathers-day-by-volunteering-at-melrose-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-celebrate-fathers-day-by-volunteering-at-melrose-playground Date: June 20, 2015

Please note: this project has been postponed until a later date, to be announced in the next few days.

Volunteer with Partnerships for Parks at an It's My Park service project on Saturday, June 20. Make dads proud by volunteering on Father's Day weekend or, better yet, bring your favorite dad along!

Partnerships for Parks is leading the effort to engage volunteers and community members to beautify Melrose Playground in the Bronx. Help us launch new volunteer efforts in this playground by weeding, and spreading woodchips!

Please wear appropriate clothing for an outdoor service project and closed-toed shoes. Activities appropriate for ages 14 and above. All materials and equipment will be supplied by Partnerships for Parks, as part of our It's My Park hands-on service program.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3464

Location: Mayaro Playground (in Melrose Playground)

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X154 Melrose Playground 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8204, -73.9184 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park: Celebrate Father's Day by Volunteering at South Pacific Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-celebrate-fathers-day-by-volunteering-at-south-pacific-playgrounf http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-celebrate-fathers-day-by-volunteering-at-south-pacific-playgrounf Date: June 20, 2015

Volunteer with Partnerships for Parks at an It's My Park service project on Saturday, June 20. Make dads proud by volunteering on Father's Day weekend or, better yet, bring your favorite dad along!

Partnerships for Parks is leading the effort to engage volunteers and community members to beautify South Pacific Playground in Brooklyn. Help us launch new volunteer efforts in this playground by spreading woodchips and painting!

Please wear appropriate clothing for an outdoor service project and closed-toed shoes. Activities appropriate for ages 14 and above. All materials and equipment will be supplied by Partnerships for Parks, as part of our It's My Park hands-on service program.

Registration is required. Please register online.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3464

Location: South Pacific Playground

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B153 South Pacific Playground 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6757, -73.9203 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 20, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Railroad Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-railroad-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-railroad-park Date: June 20, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Project Petals to revitalize Railroad Park in a planting, painting, mulching, and general cleanup project.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 675-6932

Location: 133rd Ave and Garrett Street (in Railroad Park)

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Q412 Railroad Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6765, -73.7661 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program: Summer Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-summer-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/learn-to-sail-with-tascas-basic-sailing-program-summer-session Date: June 20, 2015

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

You may attend either the first lecture on Saturday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or the makeup lecture on Wednesday, June 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The second lecture is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the makeup lecture on Wednesday, July 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will also be asked to take a series of on-the-water classes starting Saturday, June 27. You may choose between evening (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays, or a morning class (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) on Saturdays.

Participants will also be asked to complete a successful swim test on a Sunday in July (TBA) or August 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 699-1951

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

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7358, -73.8385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5566fed6d166d.jpg Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: June 20, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas- all ages are welcome to this free event!

- Learn from our Natural Areas experts about the different types of plants that are on Randall’s Island
- Identify plants using field guides
- Find what is in bloom in our wetlands
- Help us record the biodiversity of the Island using inaturalist!

Location: the south end of the Little Hell Gate Bridge

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South end of the Little Hell Gate Bridge (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7908, -73.9279 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551311c235285.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 20, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-moves Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-exhibitions http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-exhibitions Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55886d9d8fa4a.jpg Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/tai-chi-chuan Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f8ae603de.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/forest-restoration-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/forest-restoration-volunteer-day Date: June 20, 2015

Remove invasive weeds and plant native trees and shrubs in two areas of the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Without Electricity!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cooking-without-electricity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cooking-without-electricity Date: June 20, 2015

Use bike blenders, hand choppers, and good old elbow grease to make delicious snacks without using electricity. On the menu? Smoothies, ice cream, and pesto!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-advanced Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Big Hand, Little Hand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand Date: June 20, 2015

Using plaster of Paris, create an exact replica of your hand and the hand of one of your family members—maybe Dad’s! Then, build onto your plaster hands with metallic and natural materials, like leaves, sticks and stems. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd2b65940.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 20, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/upper-river-paddle Date: June 20, 2015

Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden, and Bronx Zoo.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555646cb48397.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/artscraftsgame-day Date: June 20, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: June 20, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 20, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 20, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 20, 2015

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

On Saturday, June 20, Robin Bady and Ellen Shapiro will tell the stories "Beetle Went on a Journey" and "Hans Clodhopper," by H.C. Andersen.

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: June 20, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

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

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: June 20, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. Please email info@friendsofbrowerpark.org to register for the project. We look forward to working with you to care for Brower Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Composting 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-composting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-composting-101 Date: June 20, 2015

This is the first in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These three monthly workshops will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden: learn the basics of composting at Composting 101, how to supercharge your garden with compost tea at Tea for 2 Billion… Organisms, and how to use compost to improve your plants and soil at Feed the Soil, Not the Plants.

This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Westervelt Community Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6442, -74.0847 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/goal-ball-for-athletes-with-visual-impairments Date: June 20, 2015

Goal Ball is a paralympic sport for athletes with visual impairments. It is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside.

The ball is the size of a basketball but twice the weight. All abilities are welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6467, -74.0024 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/554127d7d57d1.jpg Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588723a87c6c.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/learn-to-ride Date: June 20, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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M238 Bloomingdale Playground 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7993, -73.966 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/training-620 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/training-620 Date: June 20, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username, so have that readily available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden - Harding Lab Room 110

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.86683000000000000, -73.88071200000000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/training-6201 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/training-6201 Date: June 20, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn! You will be signing in with your username, so have that readily available.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 3rd Street & Laguardia Place Meet at SE Corner

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.72922633620000000, -73.99787127970000000 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/wave-hill-history-walk Date: June 20, 2015

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide. Hear about those who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

This event is free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565ff6678e51.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 20, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[First Annual Brunchin' With My Munchin Father's Day Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/first-annual-brunchin-with-my-munchin-fathers-day-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/first-annual-brunchin-with-my-munchin-fathers-day-event Date: June 20, 2015

Come join us for an afternoon of games, food, father's day themed crafts, and more! All ages are welcome! Dress to impress!

Sponsored by N.Y. Cares

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 417-4818

Location: Sorrentino Recreation Center

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Q446 Sorrentino Recreation Center 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6024, -73.7625 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Father Child Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/father-child-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/father-child-fun-day Date: June 20, 2015

Come celebrate Father's Day in some friendly competition. Families will play basketball and flag football, compete in track and field, and create art together. All are welcome to this event but father figures are encouraged to attend. We will have prizes for the winners!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-543-8672

Location: Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8769, -73.8765 Sat, 13 Jun 2015 08:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-intermediate Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Celebrate Father's Day Weekend at Stroud Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/celebrate-fathers-day-weekend-at-stroud-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/celebrate-fathers-day-weekend-at-stroud-playground Date: June 20, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Please join the Friends of Stroud Park and Prospect/ Crown Heights community members to celebrate Father's Day Weekend! We will have sports, games, and fun for all ages in the park. We look forward to celebrating Father's Day with you.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 484-0193

Location: Elijah Stroud Playground (in Stroud Playground)

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B350 Stroud Playground 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:30 am 5:00 pm 40.675, -73.9619 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: June 20, 2015

Delight your kids with a free outdoor performance by Justin The Magician.

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/drifting-in-daylight Date: June 20, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 20, 2015

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

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 20, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-solstice-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-solstice-festival Date: June 20, 2015

Come celebrate the summer solstice – the longest day of the year!

Make ice cream the old-fashioned way, make sun-inspired craft, and play historic games.

For all ages.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/louis-armstrongs-wonderful-world-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/louis-armstrongs-wonderful-world-2015 Date: June 20, 2015

NOTE: All free tickets for the Main Stage area have been claimed. Public without tickets can still access other areas of the festival including the Backyard Bash, which features family activities, food trucks, and Pops’ Place at the Queens Museum with international DJ’s, an indoor beer garden, and a tour of notable Jazz spots on the Museum’s flagship Panorama of the City of New York.

Join us at the second annual festival celebrating the life and legacy of one of America’s musical icons. Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World is a day of music, food, and fun in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

See performances by Lauryn Hill, Rebirth Brass Band, Shannon Powell's Traditional All-Star Band, Antibalas, Ozomatli, and the Rebirth Brass Band on the main stage. Performances begin at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are limited, and this event is now full.

The festival’s Backyard Bash features family-friendly activities throughout the park and DJ sets in the Queens Museum, recreating the memorable garden parties that Louis hosted for his friends and neighbors at his home in Corona where he lived for almost 30 years. The festival begins at 12:00 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Mermaid Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/mermaid-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/mermaid-parade Date: June 20, 2015

The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Steeplechase Pavilion

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5728, -73.9828 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Mayor’s Cup Cricket All-Star Game]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/nyc-mayors-cup-cricket-allstar-game http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/nyc-mayors-cup-cricket-allstar-game Date: June 20, 2015

New York City's best high school cricket players from the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) will compete in the 2015 NYC Mayor's Cup Cricket All-Star Game to determine who is the “Best in the City”.

The event will feature the Queens All-Star team taking on a team comprised of the best cricketers from Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan.

The most up-to-date event information, as well as the all-star team rosters, will be posted on the NYC Mayor’s Cup Facebook page.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 484-5478

Location: Parade Ground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.8947, -73.8952 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Mermaid Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/2015-mermaid-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/2015-mermaid-parade Date: June 20, 2015

See the largest art parade in the nation!

A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride.

For more information, visit Coney Island USA.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Romance Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/2nd-annual-romance-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/2nd-annual-romance-festival Date: June 20, 2015

On Saturday, June 20th, meet New York's leading romantic literary lights, including bestselling authors Lauren Willig and Maya Rodale, at the 2nd Annual Romance Festival. A partnership between Morris-Jumel Mansion and the Romance Writers Association/New York City, the festival will feature readings, book signings and panel discussions, as well as a raffle, music courtesy of These Machines, and a guided tour of Morris-Jumel, historic site of not a few romantic rendezvous.

The Romance Festival is free with museum admission, and no registration is required.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

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

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5580599b6eb0a.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Environmental Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/community-conversations-for-kids-environmental-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/community-conversations-for-kids-environmental-stewardship Date: June 20, 2015

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society!

Queens Historical Society's very own Karyn Balan will be guiding the children and their family members through Jeanette Winter’s book, Wangari’s Trees of Peace, followed by a discussion and activity.

This event is free for children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 ext. 14

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f8e656871d.jpg Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island Date: June 20, 2015

Revolutionary New York programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-colonial period. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

The Conference House was the site of a 1776 peace conference which attempted to end the Revolutionary War. Discover Staten Island's role in the American Revolution and how those events shaped the Island of today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074ea5e060d.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Picnic on the Lawn at South Oxford Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/picnic-on-the-lawn-at-south-oxford-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/picnic-on-the-lawn-at-south-oxford-park Date: June 20, 2015

Join the Friends of South Oxford Park for a picnic on the lawn! This will be a time to relax and get to know your neighbors. Bring your own picnic blanket and food.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: South Oxford Park

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B407 South Oxford Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6836, -73.9724 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/waterfall-hike-light Date: June 20, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

This will be a light exploration through Prospect Park to see the natural areas and waterfalls that were part of the park design by Vaux and Olmstead to imitate the serenity of mountains upstate.

Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[What's the Buzz About Bees?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/whats-the-buzz-about-bees http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/whats-the-buzz-about-bees Date: June 20, 2015

Celebrate our winged aviators at this family-friendly workshop!

Take a tour of Queens Botanical Garden's Bee Garden. Learn about these amazing insects, sample local honey, and make a beeswax candle to take home.

Advance registration is required here.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556dfdf444fc6.jpg Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Garden Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/workshop-garden-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/workshop-garden-basics Date: June 20, 2015

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

The Garden Basics workshop covers all the information you need to get going in the garden. From site selection, soil preparation, crop planning, seed starting, pest management and harvesting — you will learn all the basic tools to plan your garden space for optimal production and enjoyment. There will be a discussion and hands-on activities.

This class is designed for brand new gardeners and anyone who wants to know more about gardening.

Advance (free) registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit the Wyckoff House Museum workshops website.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

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

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5575e3fa50a07.jpg Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx: A Destination for Visitors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/the-bronx-a-destination-for-visitors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/the-bronx-a-destination-for-visitors Date: June 20, 2015

The Bronx has many more attractions for tourists and residents than the big three: the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, and Yankee Stadium.

Now, in an illustrated talk, Bronx Borough Historian, Lloyd Ultan and composer and educator, Shelley Olson will reveal the hidden cultural and natural treasures of the borough that attract visitors from around the world and from around the block.

Start time: 1:15 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:15 pm 2:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience5 Date: June 20, 2015

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

To get started, please register by email with Queens Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 20, 2015

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodlands. Closed to the public for over 65 years, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up its restoration and maintenance. Join our guides for an exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on guided tours with Central Park Conservancy, and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. Tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552415b510f6c.jpg Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/gallery-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/gallery-tour1 Date: June 20, 2015

Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

In the main gallery, Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath–Force of Nature explores contemporary anxieties about the environment through painterly and sculptural depictions of natural disasters and their aftermath. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations that integrate the outdoors into the architecture of Glyndor House. Tamara Johnson extends the balustrade of the pergola into the Sun Porch, while Eto Otitigbe’s installation in the Sunroom gives sculptural form to his experience of Wave Hill’s grounds.

Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd832173c.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hattie Carthan 10 Annual International Food Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hattie-carthan-10-annual-international-food-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hattie-carthan-10-annual-international-food-festival Date: June 20, 2015

Join Farmer Yon and gardeners as they explore the food and culture of the African Diaspora. One of the most interesting things about the food of the African Diaspora is how closely it connects the people who prepare it, often without them even realizing it. There are several characteristics that almost all cuisines of the African Diaspora share: seasoning techniques; cooking techniques such as stewing and frying; the prevalence of starchy mashes or porridges eaten with stews and soups or on their own; among African, Latin and Caribbean cuisines, ingredients are nearly identical, most likely due to the similarity in climate. The distinctive ingredients of global southern cuisine, as well as the styles of cooking them, have been common for centuries in Africa.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hattie Carthan Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6898, -73.9485 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[LAVA Performance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/lava-performance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/lava-performance Date: June 20, 2015

LAVA hosts an afternoon of performances, and music, showcasing this newly renovated community garden.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5577264ac381b.jpg Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 20, 2015

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/flax-to-linen Date: June 20, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch 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:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar Olusion's Magic Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-fun-day Date: June 20, 2015

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: June 20, 2015

Come for an active class session and learn elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat. Open to all, ages 13 and up. Register by emailing hudsonwarehouse89@gmail.com.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by the past and relevant to the present day. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of Hudson Warehouse's theater artists, they bring classic and moden works to life.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: June 20, 2015

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.

Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Best for children ages 8 to 12 years old.

Reservations are required. Please make your reservation here.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Gospel Day: A Celebration of Gospel Music in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/gospel-day-a-celebration-of-gospel-music-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/gospel-day-a-celebration-of-gospel-music-in-the-park Date: June 20, 2015

Join us for a day of family fun, including crafts, face painting, and gospel music performances featuring Greater Allen A.M.E. Mass Choir, Deon Kipping, Toya Beasley, and more!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7270

Location: Baisley Pond Park House (in Baisley Pond Park)

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Q005 Baisley Pond Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 4:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.673, -73.7867 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:00:05 EDT