NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:43:46 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/eating-america1 Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Jesse Jams Sing Along]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/jesse-jams-sing-along1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/jesse-jams-sing-along1 Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dance 'n' Film: An American in Paris]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/dance-n-film-an-american-in-paris http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/dance-n-film-an-american-in-paris Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Brooklyn Community Garden

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2014-09-06 2014-09-06 4:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6921, -73.9553 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f3706b3b68c.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/family-camping Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

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

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R119 Blue Heron Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.5309, -74.1778 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Fort Tour by Candlelight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/rangers-choice-fort-tour-by-candlelight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/rangers-choice-fort-tour-by-candlelight Date: September 6, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 7:30 pm 40.7924, -73.777 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/06/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: September 6, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-06 2014-09-06 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/red-hook-food-vendors Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Become a Palisades Protector]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/family-art-project-become-a-palisades-protector http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/family-art-project-become-a-palisades-protector Date: September 7, 2014

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

Free and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbd706f3ee6.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/hatha-yoga Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbee381ec8d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/forest-crew Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-games Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/smorgasburg Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/food-truck-rally Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/meditation Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 11:45 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbee7830d47.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/docent-tour Date: September 7, 2014

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

Tours cover BBP’s design, history, and ecology.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/house-tours Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/summer-on-the-hudson-west-side-county-fair Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7782, -73.9887 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f314d9a24d.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/rangers-choice-hawk-watch http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/rangers-choice-hawk-watch Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Life on the Forest Floor]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/life-on-the-forest-floor http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/life-on-the-forest-floor Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Saltwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/saltwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/saltwater-fishing Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Gerritsen Grist Mill and Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/gerritsen-grist-mill-and-farmhouse Date: September 7, 2014

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

This program is a historic walking tour.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/cooking-demonstration-cooking-with-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/cooking-demonstration-cooking-with-mushrooms Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbba93d90e1.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/garden-highlights-walk Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbae02a0437.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Theater for the New City Presents Street Theater's 'Emergency!!!']]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/theater-for-the-new-city-presents-street-theaters-emergency Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Music composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: Washington Square Park

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:00 pm 40.7315, -73.9975 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-07 2014-09-07 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[EAF14: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition Opening]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/emerging-artist-fellowship-exhibition Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53f3b97727d43.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/nocturnal-wildlife Date: September 7, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 7:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/a-midsummer-nights-dream http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/07/a-midsummer-nights-dream Date: September 7, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-07 2014-09-07 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth1 Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-08 2014-09-08 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: September 8, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/chair-yoga Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: September 8, 2014

A seated exercise class that strengthens muscle groups with minimal impact on joints. This Shape Up NYC program is free and open to the public.

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

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 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-games Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/monday-movement Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 8, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/sit-aerobics Date: September 8, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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2014-09-08 2014-09-08 2:15 pm 3:15 pm 40.7198, -73.9818 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba at Little Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/zumba Date: September 8, 2014

Please join us for free instruction in an aerobic exercise that blends Latin and African dance movement.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793x301

Location: Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park)

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7898, -73.7848 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: September 8, 2014

New York University and Recreation Center 54 partner to host an Amputee Mobility Clinic (part of NYU's Amputee Support Program). For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

Location: Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)

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M130 Recreation Center 54 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7565, -73.9651 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Live Nation Presents Gary Clark Jr. & Jon Batiste]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/live-nation-presents-gary-clark-jr http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/08/live-nation-presents-gary-clark-jr Date: September 8, 2014

Doors 6:00PM / Show 7:00PM

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-09-08 2014-09-08 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Classes taught by Steven Asherman.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/fitness-walk Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: 718-352-4793 ext. 301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 9, 2014

Perfect your downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:46 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/weird-wild-wonderful Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Story Time With Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/story-time-with-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/story-time-with-arts-crafts Date: September 9, 2014

Enjoy listening to stories or poems, followed by arts & crafts activity related to the readings.

For 6 months to 4 years of age.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 10:45 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Watercolor Painting Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/watercolor-painting-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/watercolor-painting-workshop Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbc5f59d941.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Singer/Songwriter Joe Mandarino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/arts-culture-fun-singer-songwriter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/arts-culture-fun-singer-songwriter Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3545

Location: Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.5926, -74.1358 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-games Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-kubb Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-putting-green Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/adaptive-track-and-field Date: September 9, 2014

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

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/garden-highlights-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/garden-highlights-tour Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dbea94e2544.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/abs-work-out Date: September 9, 2014

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/meditation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/meditation-class Date: September 9, 2014

Join us and learn some basic hatha yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing, sound, and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/meditation-classadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/meditation-classadults Date: September 9, 2014

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within your physical and emotional responses to stress. Focus will be on breathing,sound and mindfulness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Easy Two-Color Open Mesh Beach/Carry Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/crochet-easy-twocolor-open-mesh-beachcarry-bag Date: September 9, 2014

You will learn to create a two-color, open mesh bag for the beach, or to carry your yarn and projects in, and will learn to read pattern.

Bring your own materials: if you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns.

Supplies:

  • 100% cotton yarn, 1 skein color A, 1 skein color B (complementary or contrasting colors).
  • #J crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 2:00 pm 3:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/gallery-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/gallery-tour Date: September 9, 2014

Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had a lifelong passion for discovering and collecting specimens for the public to appreciate. Exhibiting contemporary artists investigate the natural history display and what it says about our relationship to nature. In the Sunroom Project Space Van Lier Visual Artist Fellows Tammy Nguyen and Alexandra Phillips have created installations that they started during their Winter Workspace residency.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e8f7fc8e352.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: September 9, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion Date: September 9, 2014

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts (coloring, assembling foam picture frames, food bracelets etc.) with Baby Loves Disco (a Summer in the Square favorite)!

Please note: There is limited space available. Registration is required.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 677-7818

Location: The Pavilion in Union Square Park (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a848c176dcf.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Street Tree Care Days with LES Ecology Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/street-tree-care-days-with-les-ecology-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/street-tree-care-days-with-les-ecology-center Date: September 9, 2014

Have you noticed the work going on around the street trees between 10th St. and 6th St. from Avenue A over to Avenue D? Our trees are getting their beds extended to be able to soak up more water, getting tree guards to protect them, and a thick layer of mulch to protect the soil.

Join us to help beautify these new tree beds by planting ground cover plants and flowering bulbs. Please dress to dig in! All ages welcome and tools will be provided. Registration is encouraged by emailing info@lesecologycenter.org.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tompkins Square Park at 9th St. and Avenue B (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7263, -73.9804 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Scrabble Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-scrabble-game-social Date: September 9, 2014

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

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have two Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Art for Us Adaptive Art Program]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/art-for-us-adaptive-art-program Date: September 9, 2014

Instructional art program for people with disabilities to interact, socialize and express themselves through art. For adults and seniors.

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: September 9, 2014

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8652, -73.9288 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Decatur Street Garden Workshop: Build a Sifter & Learn How to Use Finished Compost]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/decatur-street-garden-workshop-build-a-sifter-learn-how-to-use-finished-compost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/decatur-street-garden-workshop-build-a-sifter-learn-how-to-use-finished-compost Date: September 9, 2014

Are you struggling to both produce and properly use finished compost? Come learn how to build your own compost sifter and how to best use finished compost. All participants will leave with a sifter, potted plant and compost!

Since materials are limited, all participants must RSVP with Rebecca at rfitle@nyrp.org or (212) 333-2552 to reserve a spot.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Decatur Street Community Garden

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2014-09-09 2014-09-09 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6858, -73.9101 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: September 9, 2014

Featuring the Poets of Poets & Writers: Rich Villar, T'ai Freedom Ford, Kamilah Aisha Moon and Tung-Hui Hu.

Presented in partnership with Poets & Writers

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: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/pilates-fitness-guru Date: September 9, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-09-09 2014-09-09 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EDT
<![CDATA[Public Workshop: Van Name Van Pelt Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/public-workshop-van-name-van-pelt-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/09/public-workshop-van-name-van-pelt-plaza Date: September 9, 2014

Along Richmond Terrace, between Van Name and Van Pelt Avenues, a parcel of land is slated to be redesigned to create a permanent public space.
Please join us and give your input about plaza design opportunities.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-390-8016

Location: Faber Park Field House (in Faber Pool and Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: September 10, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/09/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: September 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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