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 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 10:54:27 GMT <![CDATA[LIC Landing Live: Regina Bonelli Blues Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/lic-landing-live http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/lic-landing-live Date: September 11, 2015

Enjoy a live outdoor concert series featuring Regina Bonelli Blues Band. The band was in last month's edition of Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine and received the following rave review: "Ms. Bnoelli has a knockoiut voice, presence and songs, ripping piano playing, heartfelt soul and pure attitude".

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 282-4123

Location: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park)

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Q471 Hunter's Point South Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.74312210083008000, -73.96025848388672000 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 19:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 11, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157dce3dcb4.png Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Fort Totten Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/family-camping-at-fort-totten-park Date: September 11, 2015

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. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

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, September 1st

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Park

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 7:00 pm 7:00 am 40.79240036010742000, -73.77700042724610000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie Night: Frozen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movie-night-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movie-night-frozen Date: September 11, 2015

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

Bring a chair or blanket. Movie begins at dusk.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Maurice Park (in Frank Principe Park)

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Q131 Frank Principe Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.72750091552734400, -73.90489959716797000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e4633325865.jpg Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Purple Rain]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-purple-rain http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-purple-rain Date: September 11, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

It's all things Prince tonight at the Purple Rain-themed roller disco party! Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-11 2015-09-11 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: Annie (2014)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/11/movies-in-the-parks-annie-2014 Date: September 11, 2015

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

In this contemporary version of Annie, the orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) has a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her in. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel. But, Annie's confidence and sunny outlook could save Will instead.

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) 430-1825

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-11 2015-09-11 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55721629bbd98.jpg Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/photoville Date: September 12, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Coffee Bark]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/coffee-bark http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/coffee-bark Date: September 12, 2015

Bring your pups to the Park for treats and great company. FIDO in Prospect Park offers free goodies for dogs and their owners, and provides information pertaining to off-leash activities and issues.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Long Meadow by the Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.66510009765625000, -73.97129821777344000 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[GrowNYC Greenmarket]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/grownyc-greenmarket http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/grownyc-greenmarket Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558c1ac67720d.jpg Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bird-walks Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: September 12, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 7016 Coral Reef Way

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.58925200000000000, -73.79902000000000000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Queens Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-queens-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-queens-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 8:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 8:00 a.m. Games start at 9:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 393-7370 or email Queens.Recreation@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Bocce Courts (in Juniper Valley Park)

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Q102 Juniper Valley Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.71971511840800000, -73.87958526611300000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Brooklyn Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-brooklyn-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 8:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 8:00 a.m. Games start at 9:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

The rain date for this event is Sunday, September 13.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 965-8942 or email Manny.Accimeus@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Dyker Beach Park

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B028 Dyker Beach Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.61193084716797000, -74.01429748535156000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Bronx Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-bronx-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-bronx-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 8:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 8:00 a.m. Games start at 9:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

The rain date for this event is Saturday, September 19.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 367-3657 or email Christopher.Suarez@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-3657

Location: Bocce Court (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.84840011596680000, -73.82279968261719000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-class Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Staten Island Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-si-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-si-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 9:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 9:00 a.m. Games start at 10:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

The rain date for this event is Saturday, September 19.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (718) 816-6172 or email Richard.Costello@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-6172

Location: Bocce Court (in South Beach Wetlands)

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R147 South Beach Wetlands 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.59320068359375000, -74.06220245361328000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Forest Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/alley-pond-park-forest-trail-work Date: September 12, 2015

Help NYC Parks restore forest in Alley Pond Park! Trails provide access to the forest, but too many trails can confuse visitors and disrupt the ecology of the forest. Volunteers will help close unnecessary trails and formalize official trails through the southern woods. Volunteers should meet at the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course parking lot. Please come dressed in work boots or sturdy shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-2761

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74280166625976600, -73.73590087890625000 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun.]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-mccarren-park-with-goodcleanfun Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine. Good.Clean.Fun. is a unique initiative encouraging us to re-imagine the way we encounter community service. When you go exercise in the park, borrow a pair of re-usable work gloves from Good.Clean.Fun to pick up some of the trash you may encounter along the way. We look forward to creating a safer, cleaner, and more energetically friendly place for us all to enjoy!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 12:30 pm 40.72010040283203000, -73.95130157470703000 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/treescount-2015-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/treescount-2015-training-session Date: September 12, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 92-20 Union Hall Street, Jamaica, NY

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69861674067100000, -73.79398584365800000 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx River Bike Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bronx-river-bike-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bronx-river-bike-tour Date: September 12, 2015

Join the Bronx River Alliance Greenway Team, Boogie Down Rides, Five Borough Bicycle Club, and the East Coast Greenway Alliance for a friendly 23- or 46-mile ride along the Bronx River Greenway, from the estuary of the Bronx River to its source at the Kensico Dam in Westchester County. This bike tour is also a chance to experience the car-free parkway event in Westchester County!

Gather at 9 a.m. at the Soundview Park field house (on Lafayette Avenue near Colgate Avenue).

The ride will break for approximately 45 minutes at the Kensico Dam Plaza. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch on site. The shorter ride (23 miles) will be available by peeling off to the Valhalla Metro North train station.

Please bring your own bike in good working order. This tour is recommended for adult riders with some experience riding on streets with shared car traffic. Roughly two-thirds of the tour will take place on bike paths with some riding on city streets. Helmets and waivers are required. If you are planning on coming back to NYC by taking the Valhalla Metro North, please make sure to review ticket prices and the bike policy.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4618

Location: Soundview Field House

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.82377440000000000, -73.88092190000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e068083730d.jpg Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558871b124b82.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga1 Date: September 12, 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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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga3 Date: September 12, 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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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga4 Date: September 12, 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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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga5 Date: September 12, 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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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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[Full River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/full-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/full-river-paddle Date: September 12, 2015

Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, the NY Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, River Park, Starlight Park & Concrete Plant Park. Registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4614

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

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88420104980469000, -73.86689758300781000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e06f6de0d0f.JPG Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Get Active Hiking I: Wetlands Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/get-active-hiking-i-wetlands-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/get-active-hiking-i-wetlands-tour Date: September 12, 2015

Hike Van Cortlandt Park's many trails while learning about the natural history of the area with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.

Please wear appropriate shoes, and bring plenty of water and a snack for the hike.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 601-1553

Location: Van Cortlandt Park Station: Last Stop on the #1 Train (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88919830322265600, -73.89859771728516000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 12, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 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, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 12, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 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: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Manhattan Bocce Tournament 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-manhattan-bocce-tournament-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/nyc-parks-manhattan-bocce-tournament-2015 Date: September 12, 2015

Calling all Bocce enthusiasts! Join NYC Parks for our annual citywide faceoff. Players compete in borough-wide tournaments, with the best teams advancing to the championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner!

How to Register:

Register online or sign up when you arrive at 10:00 a.m. You must arrive on time. You can register individually or as a group (four players make up a bocce team). Players must register for one borough only: either their home borough or where their preferred bocce court is located. Adults only.

Players should arrive at 10:00 a.m. Games start at 11:00 a.m. Winning teams will represent their borough in the NYC Parks Citywide Championship on September 26, 2015 in South Beach, Staten Island. Make sure you're available to play then, too.

If you need any information or help registering, please call (212) 408-0243 or email Anthony.Traverso@parks.nyc.gov.

From another borough? Look up your borough's tournament at www.nycgovparks.org/events/bocce-tournament.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park)

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M038 James J Walker Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.72980117797851600, -74.00610351562500000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d770353bc2f.jpg Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/green-team Date: September 12, 2015

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.

The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to trhe park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best. Children are welcome to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-claremont-park1 Date: September 12, 2015

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, 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 lawn work at Claremont Park! Drop-ins welcome.

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.84146118164062500, -73.90715789794922000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-fidlerwyckoff-house-park1 Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide bug spray, sunscreen, gloves, and some refreshments. We look forward to a great day of cleaning.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.64460636780000000, -73.92054101260000000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/birding Date: September 12, 2015

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals; wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)

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B032 Fort Greene Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:30 am 40.69219970703125000, -73.97480010986328000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York: Bicycling Basics Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bike-new-york-bicycling-basics-class Date: September 12, 2015

You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start and stop with confidence, shift gears, scan and signal, and navigate around common road hazards.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.75159835815430000, -73.83719635009766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c279e5267f8.jpg Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 12, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ec197d5c5.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Community Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-community-tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-community-tai-chi-chuan Date: September 12, 2015

This fall, come out and enjoy this gentle exercise that focuses on deep breath and movement 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 health benefits. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ecbada95e.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-moves Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.75350189208984400, -73.98370361328125000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-advanced Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[5th Annual Honey Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/honey-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/honey-festival Date: September 12, 2015

Join us for the 5th annual honey festival.

Enjoy a fun-filled day with the whole family! Learn about and taste honey from NYC and beyond with kids' activities, bee-keeping demos, a marketplace of bee-related products, and much more.

Sponsored by Brooklyn Grtange and Rockaway Beach Club LLC.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.5829, -73.8173 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Northern Forts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-northern-forts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-northern-forts Date: September 12, 2015

History buffs will love this exploration of the fort landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Visit a string of military fortifications built atop the steep bluffs of the Harlem Meer.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides to see sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer. Highlights of this tour include: McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. Tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.79679870605469000, -73.95149993896484000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557b4a382f950.JPG Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-shape-up-nyc-present-zumba Date: September 12, 2015

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, 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: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.81880187988281000, -73.96109771728516000 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: September 12, 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. We look forward to caring for Brower Park with you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-6991

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.67359924316406000, -73.94309997558594000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Movement Invention Lab With Gallim Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movement-invention-lab-with-gallim-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movement-invention-lab-with-gallim-dance Date: September 12, 2015

Dance and explore the connection between imagination and movement with the world-renowned Gallim Dance Company. This family-friendly class will lead you through exercises that stimulate your creative mind while improving mobility, flexibility, and stamina.

All ages and abilities welcome!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 3 Greenway Terrace (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.69720421843000000, -73.99818968772900000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen1 Date: September 12, 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 September 12, Rachel Zucker and friends will lead a Celebration of Diane Wolkstein.

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 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[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/summer-on-the-hudson-skate-clinic Date: September 12, 2015

Take skateboarding instructions with John Fudala. This clinic is for beginners and intermediates, ages 5-13. This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at (212) 408-0219.

This is a 3-day clinic. Clinics take place on September 10 & 11 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and September 12 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan for your child to attend all three days.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8035, -73.9698 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af31962f95.JPG Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/esl-intermediate Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/its-my-park-at-julio-carballo-fields Date: September 12, 2015

This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields. Orientation starts at noon at Hunts Point Recreation Center to meet the staff, gather tools, and walk to the playground. Please bring your own gloves if possible.

Please email cathy.mitchell@parks.nyc.gov to register for the project.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hunts Point Recreation Center

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.81492233276367000, -73.88902282714844000 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hands-on History: Founding Fathers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/handson-history-founding-fathers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/handson-history-founding-fathers Date: September 12, 2015

Have you ever wondered why the men who wrote the Constitution had the same hair style? Celebrate the 228th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by making your own wig so you can look like a Founding Father, listening to stories about the writing of the Constitution, and signing the manor's replica of that document below Rufus King's signature!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d213193e631.JPG Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[The Uni Project at Tappen Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-uni-project-at-tappen-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-uni-project-at-tappen-park Date: September 12, 2015

The Uni Project brings pop-up reading rooms to public spaces throughout New York City. These reading rooms feature a collection of high-quality browsable books and activities and are staffed by dedicated volunteers who engage children, families, and passers-by in reading and learning. In partnership with the New York Public Library, the Uni Project is coming to Tappen Park this September!

The Uni Project has partnered with NYC Parks’ Community Parks Initiative to bring this innovative program to neighborhoods in need. The Community Parks Initiative is bringing more City resources – money, staff, programming, and partnerships – to smaller neighborhood parks in all five boroughs.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Tappen Park

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R028 Tappen Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.62680053710937500, -74.07689666748047000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e4a03860f64.jpg Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Westerleigh Park Birthday Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/westerleigh-park-birthday-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/westerleigh-park-birthday-party Date: September 12, 2015

Come enjoy a fun day with us at Westerleigh Park.

All are welcome to this free event with Patrick n Friends. There will be face painting, costume characters, food, music, ice cream, cake, and giveaways.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.61980056762695000, -74.13449859619140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55e649bda4677.jpeg Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[21st Annual Santos White Community Garden Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/21st-annual-santos-white-community-garden-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/21st-annual-santos-white-community-garden-celebration Date: September 12, 2015

Come out and enjoy live music by Santos and The Romantics 4 Plus and delicous food prepared by the Santos White gardeners and D.J. Chris. Bring a case of soda, water, or a tray of food if possible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-266-4615

Location: Santos White Garden

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.57600021362305000, -73.98819732666016000 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/greenthumb-annual-harvest-fair Date: September 12, 2015

Join GreenThumb for our annual celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season, and gives gardeners the opportunity to show off their harvests! This year, the Harvest Fair will feature a healthy food demonstration, workshops: Window Gardening and Gardening for Small Spaces, activities for kids, including face painting and Family Yoga, live music with Grammy Award-winning flamenco guitarist Hernan Romero and traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance group Bomba Yo, and our annual Harvest Contest!

It’s a celebration for all ages! Registration for the Harvest Contest begins on the day of the event at 11 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

And for the first time ever—GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest!

GreenThumb’s Fresh Chef Contest will challenge 10 youth and 10 adult community members to create their most delicious and nutritious dish with local and healthy ingredients. We will crown a winner, chosen by a VIP panel of foodies and chefs. Pre-registration is required to participate in the GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest. Youths, ages 10 - 17, please register here. Adults, 18 and up, please register here. Registration will close when the contest has reached capacity.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Diamante Garden

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2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.79790115356445000, -73.93640136718750000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55ba746396fdd.JPG Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Sculpture Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/saturday-sculpture-workshop Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop: Seasonal Ferments]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/workshop-seasonal-ferments http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/workshop-seasonal-ferments Date: September 12, 2015

Join us this summer at the Wyckoff farmhouse for a hands-on fermentation 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!

Smell, taste, discuss and make a few simple seasonal ferments. In this workshop we’ll explore and craft two delicious types of ferments that are easily made at home without any special ingredients or equipment: a sauerkraut (and its cousins) as well as various styles of sour cream. Depending on what’s in season there may be additional ferments to explore.

Advance (free) registration required. For more information and to register, please visit http://wyckoffmuseum.org/workshops.

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5576fa5453209.jpg Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Circus Amok]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/circus-amok http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/circus-amok Date: September 12, 2015

Since 1989, Circus Amok has brought its funny, queer, caustic, political, one-ring spectacles to diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Circus Amok blends traditional circus skills – tight-rope walking, juggling, acrobatics, stilt walking, clowning – with experimental dance, puppetry, music old and new, gender-bending performance art and improvisational techniques. Circus Amok invites audiences of all ages to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a celebratory spectacle.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/naturalist-lead-hike http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/naturalist-lead-hike Date: September 12, 2015

Enjoy a guided nature hike through Freshkills Park and learn about habitats, wildlife, and research projects at the site.

This 1-2 mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes are recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wild and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park)

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R045 Schmul Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59009933471700000, -74.18859863281200000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4cd639341a.jpg Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike New York Presents Learn to Ride: Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bike-new-york-presentslearn-to-rideadults Date: September 12, 2015

Learn to Ride: Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, Bike New York will get you rolling in no time. With their safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

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

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.79322814941406000, -73.92541503906250000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55d1ea352871a.jpg Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats The Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel Date: September 12, 2015

Every Saturday during the Summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3cfa6def73.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: September 12, 2015

Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Central Park Conservancy guides on a tour through Central Park’s historic west side.

The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. The tour starts inside the park at 81st Street and Central Park West, and ends near 77th Street and Central Park West

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.78196334838867000, -73.97141265869140000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Transforming Food]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/transforming-food http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/transforming-food Date: September 12, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and peel apples. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.66429901123047000, -73.96389770507812000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/le-petit-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/le-petit-art Date: September 12, 2015

Create miniature works of art (4"x6") or less using multiple mediums like acrylic paint, water color, pastel, pencil, ink, and surfaces like wood, canvas, paper, metal, and glass.

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.86500167846680000, -73.89469909667969000 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Annual Summer Street Theater Tour: Teach It Right, or Right to Teach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/2015-annual-summer-street-theater-tour-teach-it-right-or-right-to-teach Date: September 12, 2015

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opened its 39th annual tour with "Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach," a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC.

Free performances will tour city streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks.

The production tells the story of a NYC middle school student who is about to enter high school. His school often has no heat in winter, is broiling hot in summer, has no art classes, and a charter school is about to grab half its building.

The student, Michael, deprived of an afterschool program, tries for a part-time job at McDonald's, where he is caught up in a melee when someone bucks the line. Knocked unconscious, he is rescued by an undocumented worker, but dreams an Odyssey through the beggar/transient underground, where the king of the panhandlers is organizing an underground to fight the Real Estate Cartel, headed by B.M. Peabody. The Cartel wants to purge the City of anyone living at or near the poverty line in order to obtain a contract for the 2022 Olympics. Michael is sent to spy on the cartel, but is captured and imprisoned in the Glitter Clutter Club in the sub-basement of Trump Towers.

Meanwhile, Michael's teacher, R.C. Brown, is searching for him. He has suffered, like Michael, at the middle school, enduring budget cuts, teaching to the test, and spending his own money for supplies. He, too, is kidnapped by the Cartel to keep him from finding Michael but is rescued by the daughter of the King of Panhandlers. Michael and R.C. Brown, both now entering high school as student and teacher, are reunited to face the battles of NYC schools, where disputes over privatization reflect the challenges and struggles of the world outside. They will be leaders in the fight to teach it right and for the right to teach.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 254-1109

Location: Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.73120117187500000, -73.99710083007812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55db837e60ad1.JPG Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/paper-arts-crafts Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: September 12, 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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/leading-the-way-six-outstanding-women-of-queens Date: September 12, 2015

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens. Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma. Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller. On view Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. until May 2016.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

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

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.76369857788086000, -73.82399749755860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5591a2b96e22b.jpg Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition Talk: Tredwell Costume Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/exhibition-talk-tredwell-costume-collectiononepiece-summer-day-dress-ca-1858 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/exhibition-talk-tredwell-costume-collectiononepiece-summer-day-dress-ca-1858 Date: September 12, 2015

Join Pamela Long, the textile conservator at the Merchant's House Museum, for a talk on the Merchant's House collection of nineteenth-century women's clothing, focusing primarily on the current exhibition -- a summer day dress from 1858.

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 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.72769927978515600, -73.99230194091797000 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Skats the Clown at Forest Park Carousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/skats-the-clown-at-forest-park-carousel1 Date: September 12, 2015

Every Saturday during the summer, Forest Park Carousel offers free kid-friendly entertainment. The performances are at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

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

Please note: Although the entertainment is free, there is a fee to ride the carousel, ride other attractions and purchase items from The Carousel Cafe & Creamery snackbar.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 4:45 pm

Contact phone: 718-788-2676

Location: Forest Park Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 4:00 pm 4:45 pm 40.70037253595900000, -73.85648775100700000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c3d0413f6b6.png Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bargemusic-family-concert Date: September 12, 2015

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

Doors open 15 minutes before the performance; no reserved seating is available.

Visit bargemusic.org for a full listing of their free family-friendly Saturday concerts!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.70169830322265600, -73.99690246582031000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Pelham Bay Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/family-camping-at-pelham-bay-park Date: September 12, 2015

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. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family.

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, September 2nd.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.85860061645508000, -73.80269622802734000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/bryant-park-shakespeare-the-taming-of-the-shrew Date: September 12, 2015

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.

May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
July 17 - August 2: Romeo and Juliet
September 4 - 20: The Taming of the Shrew

All are free and open to the public. Performances occur on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 8:30p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55157dce3dcb4.png Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[The Night Sky]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-night-sky http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/the-night-sky Date: September 12, 2015

The wonders of the universe are ready to be discovered and New York City parks are the perfect place to stargaze and explore the night sky. Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Night sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Programs are best enjoyed on clear nights, so please call ahead if weather conditions are not clear.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.52040100097656000, -74.18949890136719000 Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Movies in the Parks: 42]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-in-the-parks-42 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/12/movies-in-the-parks-42 Date: September 12, 2015

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

42 is the story of Jackie Robinson and the strenuous path he took becoming the first African-American Major League Baseball star. Rated PG-13.

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: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 639-9675

Location: Almeda Playground

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Q443 Almeda Playground 2015-09-12 2015-09-12 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.59339904785156000, -73.79470062255860000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55a3e6f14bea2.jpg Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Photoville]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/photoville http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/photoville Date: September 13, 2015

Returning again to Pier 5, NYC's premiere outdoor photography event takes place in a pop-up venue of repurposed shipping containers. Photoville features photo exhibitions, outdoor photo installations, talks, workshops, and night-time multimedia projections. In addition and in collaboration with Photo District News, THE FENCE will present the work of talented photographers from around the world.

Presented by United Photo Industries.

Start time: 6:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 6:00 am 6:00 pm 40.69469833374023400, -74.00160217285156000 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Oh Sit! 14 Sculptors Consider the Chair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/sit-back-and-enjoy-new-public-art-exhibition-at-newly-opened-high-bridge Date: September 13, 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 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 7:00 am 8:00 pm 40.8424, -73.9327 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/557ee7b698c8a.jpg Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session2 Date: September 13, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: 7016 Coral Reef Way

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2015-09-13 2015-09-13 8:00 am 11:00 am 40.58925200000000000, -73.79902000000000000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Road Runners 5th Avenue Mile Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/nyrr-5th-avenue-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/nyrr-5th-avenue-mile Date: September 13, 2015

On race day, a beautiful 20-block stretch of 5th Avenue opens to runners of all ages and abilities who want to run their best mile in NYC. Special heats include a youth mile, the George Sheehan Memorial Mile for runners age 60 and over, the NYRR Road Mile Championships, and Olympic-caliber professional men's and women's races.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Fifth Avenue near East 80th Street

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2015-09-13 2015-09-13 8:30 am 2:00 pm 40.77750015258789000, -73.96330261230469000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Fall Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/fall-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/fall-birding Date: September 13, 2015

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for native and migrating birds. Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Birders of all levels welcome! Severe weather cancels.

Free with admission to the grounds, but registration, online or at the Perkins Visitor Center, is recommended. (NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.)

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.89910125732422000, -73.91190338134766000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ede5bfbeb.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: September 13, 2015

The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course offers free outdoor adventure that fosters trust, communication and team building at Alley Pond Park. The program is a two-hour adventure, which includes both low and high elements. The Adventure Course is open for individuals, small groups of friend, and family.

Space is Limited. Open to ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Valid photo identificaiton required. Sneakers required. For the months of July and August pre-registration is required. Please visit www.nycgovparks.org/programs/rangers/registration to enter your name into the lottery.

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 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Palisades in Plaster]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/family-art-project-palisades-in-plaster Date: September 13, 2015

Take a look at the rock formations that make up the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades that face Wave Hill. Then follow the lead of visiting artist Jenaé Schwartz and use plaster made from the mineral gypsum to create your own sculptural rock formation, and add color to tint. Easy for kids of all ages!

Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89759826660156000, -73.91130065917969000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4eea152740.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/hatha-yoga Date: September 13, 2015

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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.89870071411133000, -73.91249847412110000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55c4ef51b75b3.jpg Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session1 Date: September 13, 2015

This is a free event, please bring a photo ID with you. All equipment will be provided. All volunteers will receive a Census Gear Pack to keep, including a NYC Tree Species ID guide! 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.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-radical-raptors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-radical-raptors Date: September 13, 2015

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 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, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Zucker Natural Exploration Area (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66783905029297000, -73.96807861328125000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/popup-audubon-ii-climate-clues Date: September 13, 2015

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 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: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Nethermead Near Binnen Water (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.66151615558700000, -73.96740531921400000 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[TreesCount! 2015 Training Session]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/treescount-2015-training-session2 Date: September 13, 2015

This event will include field training in how to use the TreesCount! App, guided online training, and actual data collection. You will be given a full TreesCount! Census Gear Pack, including a tree ID guide, that is yours to keep, matched with a partner, and each pair will be provided with a tablet and wheel (to be returned at the end of the event). Please bring a photo ID (parks ID is fine) so that we can issue you a voluntreer badge to check out equipment for future events or mapping on your own. We are excited to map with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rogers Avenue and President Street

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2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.66824534524200000, -73.95340561866800000 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride-for-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/learn-to-ride-for-kids Date: September 13, 2015

Learn to Ride—Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.

Meet with Bike NY at Putnam Ave. & Van Cortlandt Park South. Pre-registration is required at bike.nyc/education/classes. Kids must bring a bike & a helmet; adults can borrow ours.

Kids must bring their own bike and helmet. Registration policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted if space allows.

Parents must ensure that the bicycle fits their child and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function). The child must be able to rest his or her feet flat on the ground while sitting on the bicycle seat. Training wheels should be removed in advance and tires should be inflated until they are hard.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.88610076904297000, -73.89749908447266000 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/free-yoga-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/free-yoga-in-the-park Date: September 13, 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: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/558872f31cc30.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Tai Chi in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/free-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/13/free-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: September 13, 2015

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:

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2015-09-13 2015-09-13 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5588738eb3b02.jpg Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:00:06 EDT