NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:31:44 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 26, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: June 26, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: June 26, 2014

Featuring the Best Canadian Poetry: Robin Richardson, Anita Lahey, Sonnet L'Abbe and Ross Belot

Presented in partnership with Tightrope Books

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: June 26, 2014

Enjoy your lunch in the park with live music performed by students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The acoustic performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday during Summer in the Square in the West Side seating area of the park. Take a midday break in one of the city’s great outdoor public spaces relaxing to the sounds of The New School’s very talented musicians.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/blooming-naturalists Date: June 26, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: June 26, 2014

Focused Fun Fitness for ages 12 and up is a combination of a low impact full body workout with various genres of dance choreography, and an emphasis on positive mental motivation and creative expression through dance.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/nature-on-the-go Date: June 26, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/learn-to-draw Date: June 26, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/adaptive-activities Date: June 26, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/animal-encounter Date: June 26, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[2014 Spanish Harlem Hop Jams]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/2014-spanish-harlem-hop-jams Date: June 26, 2014

Rane in association with Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop presents 2014 tools of War True School NYC Summer Park Jams.

Come jam along with different DJs each week.

This week: Enjoy sounds from Charlie Chase, JS-1, Lean Rock and Tony Touch.

No filming

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: White Playground

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M148 White Playground 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7916, -73.9459 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[English Pronunciation Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/english-pronunciation-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/english-pronunciation-class Date: June 26, 2014

For English speakers who wish to improve their phonetic skills in English by practicing with a speech pathologist.

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/garden-crew1 Date: June 26, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Hip Hop with Princess Lockerooo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-summer-in-the-square-salsa-with-baila-socitey-union-square-park Date: June 26, 2014

For over 30 years, Peridance Capezio Center has been a core member of New York City’s dance community. Home to all styles and all levels of dance, the school provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children’s dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment. Experience Peridance’s amazing performances or participate in an exhilarating dance class each Thursday during Summer in the Square, beginning at 5 p.m. on the South Plaza of Union Square Park.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a27281ea2.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/kayaking Date: June 26, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock!

Children under 18 must have an adult-guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fishing Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/family-fishing-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/family-fishing-clinic Date: June 26, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance invites families to participate in an introductory fishing class while enjoying the outdoors.

Participants learn how to tie a fishing knot, rig a rod and reel, cast a line. Everyone will try their hand at fishing.

Kids (8+) and adults are welcome.

Please RSVP.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5374ebc9c8473.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/bryant-park-yoga Date: June 26, 2014

Perfect your downward dog on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructors.

Mats provided by Athleta. Presented by Athleta. Pre-register at the link below, or register on-site. Walk-ins are welcome!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[101 Dalmatians]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/101-dalmatians http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/101-dalmatians Date: June 26, 2014

Enjoy a live action version of this Disney favorite.

Presented by Broadhallow Theatre. Sponsored by Council Member Eric Ulrich.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Sobelsohn Park (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7097, -73.8354 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/shape-up-nyc-bootcamp Date: June 26, 2014

McDonald Park House is Staten Island's home of Shape Up NYC! Take part in 14 fitness classes per week for free.

Bootcamp is a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: McDonald Park House (in McDonald Playground)

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R034 McDonald Playground 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6291, -74.1155 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/wheelchair-basketball Date: June 26, 2014

Compete in this challenging sport! Shoot some hoops while making new friends. All adults are welcome, including both disabled and able-bodied athletes. Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

For more information, email Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare In Morningside Park: Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet Date: June 26, 2014

Come out and enjoy this all-female production of Romeo and Juliet by the Manhattan Shakespeare Project that will take place rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537fa916d451e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Park: Life Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/art-in-the-park-life-drawing2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/art-in-the-park-life-drawing2 Date: June 26, 2014

Come draw a model from life: a great way to enjoy the age old practice of drawing the human body from observation and taking in a summer evening.

We'll have a model posing in both long and short poses for artists of all ages.

Hosted by Scribble Art Workshop and Northern Manhattan Parks.

Materials will be provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5391f4906d6ca.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: June 26, 2014

Get moving this summer with Brick New York’s CrossFit Bootcamp every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Utilizing CrossFit methodology throughout their training, this 45-minute class focuses on wellness and fitness with results in mind, helping you reach new heights in personal fitness. The workouts are tailored for any age and fitness level.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Positive Reinforcement Dog Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-on-the-hudson-positive-reinforcement-dog-training Date: June 26, 2014

Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a six-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior.

For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: June 26, 2014

Run with the popular Paragon Sports Run Club every Thursday evening starting at 6:30 p.m. meeting in the North Plaza of Union Square Park. A Paragon run coach will lead the way, along with pacers to keep you on track! All levels are welcome!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: D.I.T.C (Lord Finesse / A.G. / Diamond D / DJ Boogie Blind / Large Professor) in association with Lyricist Lounge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summerstage-presents-ditc-lord-finesse-ag-diamond-d-dj-boogie-blind-large-professor-in-association-with-lyricist-lounge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summerstage-presents-ditc-lord-finesse-ag-diamond-d-dj-boogie-blind-large-professor-in-association-with-lyricist-lounge Date: June 26, 2014

One of the most beloved hip hop crews in rap music, D.I.T.C. (an acronym for "Diggin' in the Crates") consists of veteran rappers, DJs, and producers dedicated to the true essence of rap music: original lyrics and strong beat-savvy productions. With their dedication to hip-hop purity, members Showbiz & A.G. (Andre the Giant), Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Fat Joe, O.C., Buckwild, and the late Big L have at least one classic album under their belts. Although they never reached the success of their multiplatinum peers, individually they became successful by maintaining their integrity and earning major respect within the rap community. Lord Finesse (born Robert Hall) is a legendary MC-turned producer who has produced tracks for Notorious B.I.G. and Dr. Dre. He shopped his demo to various record labels and eventually dropped the first of several records, his 1990 classic Funky Technician. One of the oldest members in the D.I.T.C. crew, Diamond got his first whiff of hip hop DJing for Jazzy Jay of the Zulu Nation in 1979. In the mid-'80s, he was turntable scratching at late-night park parties, often competing with area top DJs. In 1992, this DJ, then a producer, showcased New York City's underground talent and his rap skills on his classic debut Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop. Showbiz & A.G. were the first to adopt the do-it-yourself attitude by releasing their 1992 debut EP, Can I Get a Soul Clap, practically out of the trunk of their cars. Showbiz, a name he stolen from an old Richard Pryor record, pioneered taking an instrumental and looping voices over it. His partner A.G. was known as the Bronx's "punchline" rapper. In 1999, A.G. restarted his rap career with his solo CD Dirty Version. Meanwhile, another Bronx native named Buckwild, started producing tracks around 1994. He later delivered melodic beats for rap heavyweights like Fat Joe, Notorious B.I.G., Big L, Mic Geronimo, and Big Pun. But it was his first at-bat, producing tracks for O.C.'s Word Life in 1994, that established him as a vital producer in the underground rap scene. O.C., one of hip hop's most energetic lyricists, was an up-and-coming MC before Word Life. After the album's release, he made numerous guest appearances on other D.I.T.C. members' records while maintaining a low profile. The final member of D.I.T.C. was Big L, a lyrically ferocious MC with raps deadlier than a snakebite and mannerisms cooler than the uptown pimp he claimed to be on records. Calling himself the flamboyant (meaning "rich") MC, he dropped his classic 1994 record Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous on Columbia. He was gearing up for a comeback, with a second CD due for release on Rawkus, when he was slain on February 15, 1999. The crew came together later that year for a memorial concert and recorded a self-titled group record in 2000. Today, their music still stands as a living legacy in hip hop, and will continue to do so for years to come.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Corner of Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.8361, -73.8976 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535056f1d4722.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Fiction Writers Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: June 26, 2014

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required.

Facilitated by Thais Miller and produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: June 26, 2014

Wind down after a long day with a 50-minute Om Factory yoga class every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. on the North Plaza of Union Square Park. Vinyasa, which translates from Sanskrit to “flow” or “move in a special way,” merges movement with the breath. Flowing through sequences of synchronized breathing warms the body, allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and, over time, deeper into their personal practice. The class serves students at any level of experience from the yoga novice to the regular practitioner.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/26/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 26, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Please note: on the 28th there will be a sign language interpreter at the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-26 2014-06-26 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Afrojack]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/gma-summer-concert-afrojack http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/gma-summer-concert-afrojack Date: June 27, 2014

Fans of every genre of music will find a favorite artist in “GMA’s” summer concerts, with music from the worlds of pop, rock, country, alternative, electronic dance music and hip-hop.

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. All concerts are free to the public (note: the Jennifer Lopez and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson concerts will be free, ticketed events) and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

For information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” website at gmaconcerts.com.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 27, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/farmers-market-fridays Date: June 27, 2014

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 20 to November 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, outside the Garden fence.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 27, 2014

The high school students of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation are proud to present their photography exhibit.

Students learned to use their DSLR cameras in an afterschool program sponsored by the Joy of Giving Something. Advanced students learned to create portraits with professional studio lighting. Other students took photographs throughout their neighborhoods and in Bryant Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: June 27, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/english-reading-for-adults Date: June 27, 2014

This class is for individuals who speak English. Class will focus on strategies improve reading, diction and writing.

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 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/sit-aerobics Date: June 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 27, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: June 27, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-games Date: June 27, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 27, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 27, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/tai-chi1 Date: June 27, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi 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 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 27, 2014

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with Mr. Reed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-mr-reed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-mr-reed Date: June 27, 2014

Enjoy a mix of soul, R&B and funk with Mr. Reed, as seen on TV!

Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations.

Thank you to our 2014 Summer on the Hudson in West Harlem Piers Park sponsor Fairway Market.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: 130th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[CityParks PuppetMobile: Little Red’s Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/cityparks-puppetmobile-presents-little-reds-hood Date: June 27, 2014

Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre.

Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

The CityParks PuppetMobile is the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.

Event Website: https://www.cityparksfoundation.org/arts/puppetmobile/

View the complete 2014 PuppetMobile schedule here

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Noonan Playground (in L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground)

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Q044 L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 12:00 pm 40.7411, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53694a111bbbc.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 27, 2014

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Blooming Naturalists]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/blooming-naturalists http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/blooming-naturalists Date: June 27, 2014

So you think you are a naturalist? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center in this Introduction to Bird Watching series. Using fun games and activities learn what makes birds so special!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5327482a3015f.png Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/house-tours Date: June 27, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/adaptive-activities Date: June 27, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: June 27, 2014

Work on your fiction/non-fiction short story-writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene. Use timed writing exercises to flesh out your story idea and develop an interesting character.

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: June 27, 2014

Work on your short story, or fiction/non-fiction writing with an established writer. Get to know your character and create your scene.

For adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/nature-on-the-go Date: June 27, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn about the nature that is all around us. A naturalist leads children and families to areas near the Audubon Center to discover the flora and fauna in the park. Meet at the Audubon Center.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51634824e03ed.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/seasonal-crafts Date: June 27, 2014

Make seasonal and holiday arts & crafts items to take home.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Animal Encounter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/animal-encounter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/animal-encounter Date: June 27, 2014

Curious as to how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join the Alliance at the Audubon Center to learn more about the animals in our collection. Discover what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding. There will also be opportunities to get up close and personal!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5163470fe9ca2.png Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: June 27, 2014

Participants will learn how to phrase their skills and prior employment history and how to alter it for very specific positions.

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Astoria Park Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/astoria-park-festival1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/astoria-park-festival1 Date: June 27, 2014

Visiting the Astoria Park Festival is a great time to kick-off your summer plans.

It is a summer favorite that’s packed with family fun, which will include rides, games, food, and entertainment. Bring your family and friends and enjoy!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Parking Lot

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.7766, -73.9237 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53987d2bc8db6.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: June 27, 2014

Every Friday this summer, join us at the South Beach ballfield for children's rides and family fun. At sunset, festivities continue with free movies on the beach.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Ballfield (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: June 27, 2014

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

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, Jenga and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park: Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: June 27, 2014

Some of the most exciting modern dance companies in the city perform their latest works on stage. Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

TAKE Dance
An athletic fusion of Eastern adn Western cultures that interprets society's sensitivity and understanding of the human condition.

Steps Repertory Ensemble
Resident contemporary company of Steps on Broadway featuring established and emerging commissioned choreography.

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance
A highly physical company inspiring audiences with provocative, emotional, political, and humorous works.

Check the events calendar at www.bryantpark.org for more information on each week's program.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping at Inwood Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/family-camping Date: June 27, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 18.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 304-2365

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 6:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare In Morningside Park: Romeo and Juliet]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/shakespeare-in-morningside-park-romeo-and-juliet Date: June 27, 2014

Come out and enjoy this all-female production of Romeo and Juliet by the Manhattan Shakespeare Project that will take place rain or shine.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 937-3883

Location: Morningside Pond (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 6:00 pm 40.8037, -73.9589 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537fa916d451e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Gay Pride Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/gay-pride-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/gay-pride-rally Date: June 27, 2014

For the second year in a row, this all-ages event will call Pier 26 in Tribeca home. Our raven-haired "always keepin' ir real" emcee, Michelle Visage (Rupaul's Drag Race), will be joined by a special performance from Sharon Needles. You won't want to miss a knock-out performance from the amazing Betty Who!

The first NYC Pride Rally occurred one month after the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, when 500 people gathered for a “Gay Power” demonstration in Washington Square Park and followed by a candlelight vigil in Sheridan Square. NYC Pride has continued this proud tradition by hosting the event in various locations throughout the city.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 26

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 6:00 pm 9:30 pm 40.7207, -74.0128 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Salutes America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/new-york-salutes-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/new-york-salutes-america Date: June 27, 2014

Join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York State Senator Jeff Klein for the official kick off of the 2014 Independence Day fireworks celebrations. Enjoy live music, family fun activities and much more.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 590-3500

Location: Orchard Beach Pavilion (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8662, -73.7948 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tree Care Workshop at Jamaica Muslim Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/tree-care-workshop-at-jamaica-muslim-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/tree-care-workshop-at-jamaica-muslim-center Date: June 27, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle.

To register, please contact Asheque Rahman at asheque_rahman@hotmail.com

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 736 7716

Location: Jamaica Muslim Center

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7127, -73.7959 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Queens Movie Night: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/movie-night-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/movie-night-despicable-me-2 Date: June 27, 2014

Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Despicable Me 2.

Sponsored by Council Member Ruben Wills.

This movie is rated PG.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: Smokey Oval Playground

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2014-06-27 2014-06-27 7:00 pm 40.6938, -73.8221 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: June 27, 2014

Hamish Linklater and Tony® nominee Lily Rabe return to the Park this summer as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in the beloved romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Central Park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah. Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien directs this delightful skirmish of wit between two self-declared bachelors tricked by their mischief-making friends into falling in love against their will and in spite of their own hearts.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Please note: on the 28th there will be a sign language interpreter at the performance.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green Presents La Haine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/films-on-the-green Date: June 27, 2014

Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival, will be presenting the drama La Haine, starring Vincent Cassel, on June 27th in Tompkins Square Park!

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE and NYC Parks. Since its inception in 2008, the festival has expanded the reach of French film and brought classic and contemporary movies to local communities.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537cf41c5241c.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Movie in Crocheron Park: "Tangled"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/movie-in-crocheron-park-tangled http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/movie-in-crocheron-park-tangled Date: June 27, 2014

The long-haired Rapunzel has spent her whole life in a tower but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she sets out to discover the world and who she really is.

Please bring a blanket or low chair.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 8:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movies on the Beach: Jurassic Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/free-movies-on-the-beach-jurassic-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/27/free-movies-on-the-beach-jurassic-park Date: June 27, 2014

South Beach will host a free film screening every Friday this summer. Jurassic Park will be showing on June 27th.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: South Beach Boardwalk (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-06-27 2014-06-27 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5893, -74.0659 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 28, 2014

Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bird-walk Date: June 28, 2014

NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns.

When birding on your own, check the Nature Sightings log in front of the Nature Center before you head out. At the end of walks, please add your sightings to the log, so others may be aware of recent nature happenings in the park.

Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy shoes!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 28, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine, and take walk in Prospect Park? Open since 1989, Grand Army Plaza 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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 28, 2014

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

Bring mat, large towel, or blanket.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/rockaway-walks Date: June 28, 2014

Join us for this adult fitness walking program.

Sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 19th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: June 28, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/esl-class Date: June 28, 2014

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 11am on Saturdays.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 28, 2014

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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/parent-me-yoga Date: June 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Changing Lenses: A Study of Light Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/changing-lenses-a-study-of-light-exhibition Date: June 28, 2014

The high school students of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation are proud to present their photography exhibit.

Students learned to use their DSLR cameras in an afterschool program sponsored by the Joy of Giving Something. Advanced students learned to create portraits with professional studio lighting. Other students took photographs throughout their neighborhoods and in Bryant Park.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Composting and Mulching with Casa Frela Gallery]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/garden-composting-and-mulching-with-casa-frela-gallery http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/garden-composting-and-mulching-with-casa-frela-gallery Date: June 28, 2014

Join Casa Frela Gallery to help mulch and spruce up their West Harlem Garden!

Volunteers are needed to help unload about 100+ bags of compost from the truck and help clean up a small section of the garden.

Learn about the benefits of composting, mulching, and get your hands dirty helping out a local community garden!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 722-8577

Location: West Harlem Garden

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.803, -73.9455 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park Day at Isham Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/isham-park-its-my-park-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/isham-park-its-my-park-day Date: June 28, 2014

Come garden with the NYC Parks Gardener & Volunteers for Isham Park! Help us work to weed and maintain the Isham Family Memorial Terrace gardens and pathways.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Isham Family Memorial Terrace (in Isham Park)

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M043 Isham Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.8694, -73.9187 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-moves Date: June 28, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: June 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Exercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shaking-in-your-seat http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/shaking-in-your-seat Date: June 28, 2014

This energizing, seated workout for adults and seniors invigorates and infuses new interest and enthusiasm in fitness. It uses exciting latin rhythms with easy to follow steps from cha-cha, mambo, merengue, salsa, bachata, flamenco, cumbia, old-school dances and even belly-dancing, making it fun, safe and healthy for all.

Recreation Center membership is required to participate.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 927-1563

Location: J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8469, -73.9399 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/weird-wild-wonderful Date: June 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: June 28, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/red-hook-food-vendors Date: June 28, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[East New York Garden Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/east-new-york-garden-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/east-new-york-garden-tour Date: June 28, 2014

East New York gardeners welcome you to see their rich world. You’ll find a united nations of food production for every taste and style.

Come hear about diverse neighbors sowing the seeds of community in almost two dozen lively gardens. We’ll visit five gardens to celebrate traditions from the past and other gardens emerging now. Honey, fruit, chickens, vegetables and more await!

This historical walking tour is a collaboration between Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, East New York Farms (ENY Farms), NYC Parks/GreenThumb, and New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The tour will be led by Morgan Powell, who covered East New York as a journalist with Our Time Press newspaper.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 649-7979

Location: UCC Youth Farm

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<![CDATA[Beautify Our Bike Lane with BIG!Compost!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/beautify-our-bike-lane-with-bigcompost http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/beautify-our-bike-lane-with-bigcompost Date: June 28, 2014

Learn how to keep trees happy and healthy with the NYC Compost Project hosted at Build It Green!NYC!

Help prepare local tree beds along the Vernon Boulevard bike lane in Long Island City for the hot summer months ahead. We'll be weeding, cultivating the soil, and amending tree beds with locally-made compost and mulch to help them thrive in our urban environment.

Please wear sun protection, closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle with you. We will provide water, snacks, gloves, and gardening tools.

RSVP is required; please email compost@bignyc.org to sign up for this event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 777-0132 x104

Location: Broadway and Vernon Boulevard (in Socrates Sculpture Park)

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<![CDATA[Westside Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/westside-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/westside-pilates Date: June 28, 2014

Come join us for some fun in the sun!

Westside Pilates and Fabletics are excited to be hosting a free Pilates Mat class in Central Park with the amazing Juan Estrada. Strengthen your core and get some sun! Make it extra fun and bring a friend!

Please RSVP by email, and bring your own mat.

First 20 people who register will receive a special gift from Fabletics. Can't wait to see you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 86th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 40.7855, -73.9688 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a04eaba166f.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/kayaking Date: June 28, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/tai-chi-chjuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/tai-chi-chjuan Date: June 28, 2014

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature.

In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Sessions are held outdoors, and indoors during inclement weather.

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 2014-06-28 2014-06-28 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a874a11edfc.jpg Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:45 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: June 28, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

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

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: June 28, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-games Date: June 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-kubb Date: June 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/06/28/bryant-park-putting-green Date: June 28, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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