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 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:27:49 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[Perseid Meteor Shower]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/perseid-meteor-shower http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/09/perseid-meteor-shower Date: August 9, 2014

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. The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every August, peaking around August 9-13.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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<![CDATA[2014 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hong-kong-dragon-boat-festival Date: August 10, 2014

Please join us at the largest multi-cultural festival in New York on August 9 and August 10!

This much anticipated world-class, multi-cultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court. Please visit the related link below for they day's schedule.

Rain or shine.

Please note: Parking is limited. Special buses will operate between the Shea Stadium subway station and the Flushing Meadows Corona Park festival site from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A MetroCard is required to transfer between the park and the subway station.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Meadow Lake North (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7406, -73.8407 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e0f70b0a730.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Birding]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-birding http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-birding Date: August 10, 2014

Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these captivating walks through the gardens and woodlands.

Observe the plants, insects and habitats at Wave Hill that make it an appealing destination for a wide variety of birds.

Birders of all levels welcome! Ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. NYC Audubon Members enjoy two-for-one admission.

Registration is recommended.

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 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1f988b75f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bike and Hike the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bike-and-hike-the-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bike-and-hike-the-jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge Date: August 10, 2014

Ride with the NYC DOT to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge!

We will ride on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway) to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. At the Refuge, the American Littoral Society will provide a free guided tour, lasting about an hour. After the ride, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal to the Broad Channel A train. Children welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring: Bike, lock, MetroCard (if taking the train back), sun block, snacks, and water.

Where to go: Take the L to E 105th St and exit on the Farragut Road side (or ride your bike!).

Register on Eventbrite

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 105th Street Stop on the L Train

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.6503, -73.8981 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ced94e0ae0d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 10, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 4.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 10, 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 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 10, 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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<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/red-hook-food-vendors Date: August 10, 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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<![CDATA[Randall's Island Salt Marsh Canoe Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/randalls-island-salt-marsh-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: August 10, 2014

This will be a guided canoe program around Randall's Island in the East River. Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

For ages 8 years old and up. Participants must be able to demonstrate prior canoe experience.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 30th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Randall's Island Park

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:00 am 40.7965, -73.921 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hatha-yoga Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:15 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:00 am 11:15 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baaff305ac1.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Spray a Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-art-project-spray-a-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-art-project-spray-a-garden Date: August 10, 2014

Paint the colors of summer into a garden made without brushes.

Combine mists of watercolor with blossoms fashioned from color-soaked coffee filters to make a blooming vision.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc0e84e7d58.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Craft & Gift Fair]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/craft-gift-fair http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/craft-gift-fair Date: August 10, 2014

A variety of vendors will be lined up along the boardwalk selling arts, crafts and gifts in this first annual Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Super Craft and Gift Fair.

For more information go to www.LongIslandStreetFairs.com

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (516) 442-6000

Location: B.86th Street & Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/forest-crew Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 10, 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 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-games Date: August 10, 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 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 10, 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 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 10, 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 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/smorgasburg Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/freshwater-fishing Date: August 10, 2014

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home. Our experienced Rangers teach the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways on every fishing program. Participation in a mandatory safety review lead by a trained Ranger is required. All equipment is provided. All fishing programs are catch-and-release only and most programs are first-come, first serve. Families and children ages 8 and years and older are welcome to participate in fishing programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Parking Lot (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 40.6189, -74.1064 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunday Tai Chi in Socrates Sculpture Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/sunday-tai-chi-in-the-park Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e299e4a2a47.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/meditation Date: August 10, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bab487e0b31.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bones-of-an-old-dutch-farmhouse Date: August 10, 2014

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted, and changed over the past 230 years.
Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a look at the foundation.
Suitable for adults and teenagers. Only 10 people per tour. Reservations required: call (347) 992-4732.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 992-4732

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d563fbd023.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: August 10, 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 30 mph 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 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Earth Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms Date: August 10, 2014

Shake to the rhythm of nature! Roger Tincknell and his energizing earthly beats with have you moving and grooving while you quench your curiosity about the natural world and all the different animals that call it home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Earth Rhythms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/family-performance-festival-earth-rhythms1 Date: August 10, 2014

Shake to the rhythm of nature! Roger Tincknell and his energizing earthly beats with have you moving and grooving while you quench your curiosity about the natural world and all the different animals that call it home. FREE!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/docent-tour Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/free-kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/free-kayaking Date: August 10, 2014

Join us for a 15-minute trial paddle off the shoreline.

Equipment and tips provided. Experienced kayakers will be on the water to help. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 448-3306

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.593, -74.0612 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53dd501149cb4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/house-tours Date: August 10, 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 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Magique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: August 10, 2014

Alakazam! Our ace magicians return with tricks up their sleeves and feats that razzle-dazzle. Produced in partnership with

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Flavorsome Flora - Lemon Scented Herbs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/cooking-demo-flavorsome-flora-lemon-scented-herbs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/cooking-demo-flavorsome-flora-lemon-scented-herbs Date: August 10, 2014

Join us for a summer-long celebration of aromatic herbs. Sample dishes prepared by chefs from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, including iced lemon-verbena infusion with clover honey, sautéed zucchini and summer squashes with lemon thyme and sea salt, and basic Southeast Asian-style lemongrass broth. Then stroll in the garden with a horticultural interpreter to see the featured ingredients in their summer glory. Lemon thyme, lemon verbena and lemon grass are just a few herbs that mimic the scent and flavor of fresh lemons. Learn how to grow lemon-scented herbs and pucker up for recipes flavored with their zesty essence. Tour the Herb Garden afterwards to see these herbs “in the leaf.”

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1b0ced950.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-sunday-programs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-sunday-programs Date: August 10, 2014

Alley Pond Adventure Course is an outdoor adventure that fosters trust, problem-solving, and team-building right in your own backyard at beautiful Alley Pond Park. Our Adventure Course programs are designed for you to have fun outdoors while learning team-building skills. For the month of July and August, pre-registration is required for the free Sunday programs.

You must register to participate. This offer is limited to four participants per registered party. Participants are chosen by lottery.Space is limited.To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Monday, August 4.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nature-on-the-go http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nature-on-the-go Date: August 10, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summer-fishing-clinics Date: August 10, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: August 10, 2014

Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how Central Park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The route involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30 mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/garden-highlights-walk Date: August 10, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights. Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc1615c313f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[A Taste of Poland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/a-taste-of-poland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/a-taste-of-poland Date: August 10, 2014

Come and enjoy the music, food and culture of Poland, to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion.

You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 and1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, New York.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f3d59752e4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: August 10, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[SUMMERSTAGE PRESENTS PASSENGER / LIAM BAILEY / STU LARSEN / DJ NATASHA DIGGS IN ASSOCIATION WITH GIANT STEP]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/summerstage-passenger-liam-bailey Date: August 10, 2014

The last year or so has certainly been a wild and wonderful ride for Passenger, aka Mike Rosenberg: from years dedicated to busking the streets of towns and cities across the globe, to worldwide recognition. Long before Passenger's unmistakable voice unexpectedly found a home on mainstream radio waves around the world, Rosenberg was committed to taking his music to the people literally one street at a time. When the Brighton UK-born artist's band broke up in 2007, Rosenberg inadvertently set about forging his own musical path as a genuine troubadour. He held onto the band's name, and began travelling across countries and continents, armed with only his guitar and his voice and a swag of unique songs. After nearly three years of travelling and three albums, Passenger had established itself as one of the most popular new acts on the Australian live circuit and started to regularly sell out rooms and theatres of 500-plus. It wasn't until the release of his second single, "Let Her Go," on his 4th album that the rest of the world began to tune in. "Let Her Go" has topped the 2.5 million mark in global sales, as well as over 78 million YouTube hits so far. Of course, you can still catch Passenger busking in almost every city he visits -- only nowadays, it's pretty much standing-room only!

Born to a Jamaican father and British mother, Liam Bailey’s musical influences range from soul to reggae, and punk to R&B. While his voice is often compared to that of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, he’s as likely to reference Etta James as he is The Smiths. Known for co-writing Chase & Status’ Top 5 smash: “Blind Faith feat. Liam Bailey,” Liam’s initial introduction to the music business came via the late Amy Winehouse who, after meeting him released his first 2 EPs on her Lioness Records imprint. Amy first heard Liam’s music through a mutual friend & acclaimed producer Salaam Remi, who amongst others, is working with Liam on his debut album. The album, which was also co-written and produced by Bailey will be released by Flying Buddha (Sony Music Masterworks) in August, coinciding with a U.S. tour.


Stu Larsen was born in the town of Dalby, in Australia, a close-knit, religious community of less than 10,000 people. Nothing much happened in Dalby and that was pretty much how folks liked it. Predictability was what made people feel comfortable and Stu's career in a local Bank meant that by the age of 23, his life was pretty well mapped out for him.
In 2010, whilst working on the 'Boy and Bear' tour in Australia, Stu met Mike Rosenberg (of 'Passenger'), back in the days when money was tight and touring meant shared rooms and forged close friendships. Mike was moved by the quality of Stu's insightful material and invited him to support and tour-manage him. Alongside the madness and fame brought about for Mike by the massive success of 'Let Her Go', Stu kept on doing what he loves best - just travelling, sharing his music and taking pictures - but now with much broader horizons and to much larger audiences, building up a stronger and stronger following along the road. Stu has already achieved a #2 on the Australian singer-songwriter chart. Amazingly - and almost uniquely, this was been achieved without management or the backing of a label and was funded entirely by the sale of albums at gigs along his journey. Now, for 2014, Stu plans an album release and a solo tour of Australia, the UK, Europe and America.

Doors open at 2:00pm

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ee2d7cd5aa.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nature-on-the-go1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nature-on-the-go1 Date: August 10, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance introduces Pop-Up Audubon II, an aquatically themed expansion of our popular nature education program. This summer, Pop-Up II will offer twice the fishing fun: children will have the opportunity to learn about fishing safety, how to use a rod and reel, and aquatic ecology.

Open to children between the ages of 8 and 15 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x302.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: White Levy Esplanade (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6578, -73.9649 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature on the Go!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nature-on-the-go2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nature-on-the-go2 Date: August 10, 2014

Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in this popular summer program. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and will even get to collect their own bait. Open to children 15 and under accompanied by a parent or guardian. Availability is first-come, first-served.

For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/zumba Date: August 10, 2014

Zumba with the Dodge YMCA fuses Latin and world music with aerobic interval training to sculpt the body and invigorate the soul!

Fitness instructor Alma Bonilla’s classes are so much fun you’ll forget that you’re burning calories.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 4:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/sunset-family-festival Date: August 10, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance-Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: August 10, 2014

Join and dance with Brothers Entertainment, the one and only local Staten Island DJ Company, as they play this summer's hottest hits on the Midland Beach Concert Lawn, adjacent to Fantasy Shore Amusement Park - come one, come all!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Midland Beach Concert Lawn (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Two Gentlemen of Verona]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-two-gentlemen-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-two-gentlemen-of-verona Date: August 10, 2014

A slapstick comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness… and a dog. Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, until he sets eyes on his best friend’s sweetheart. This zany tale of romantic rivals is replete with bandits, disguises, and one of Shakespeare’s funniest clowns, while asking the question: Is all really fair in love?

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 4:30 pm 6:30 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53e2957dd63bd.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Jazz Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/jazz-concert Date: August 10, 2014

Enjoy the Jan Leder Quintet featuring vocalist Andrea Wolper for an evening of smooth jazz music.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Winter's Tale]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-winters-tale Date: August 10, 2014

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

Written late in William Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale (1609-1611) is a story of jealousy, loss, and redemption. Leontes, the King of Sicily, believes his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend’s love child. Leontes’s jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Sixteen long years pass, and we witness one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. (summary via Shmoop dot com)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Dance Xross Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shape-up-nyc-dance-xross-fitness Date: August 10, 2014

This exciting new class is a combination of dance, kickboxing, strength training, and soul line dances.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hudson River Park Trust

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2014-08-10 2014-08-10 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7421, -74.0082 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Nocturnal Wildlife]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nocturnal-wildlife http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/nocturnal-wildlife Date: August 10, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife spots in New York City to view wonderful nocturnal animals which call the park their home. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 7:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/10/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: August 10, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

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.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-10 2014-08-10 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-fitclub-pilates-with-pilates-on-fifth Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Some mats provided; bringing your own is encouraged.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Early Morning Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/early-morning-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/early-morning-yoga Date: August 11, 2014

Join Dodge YMCA for a yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation to stretch, strengthen and condition.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:30 am 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/inwood-hill-park-tai-chi Date: August 11, 2014

The summer Tai Chi classes will be an introduction to the foundational elements of Yang family Taijiquan, including the first section of the long form. In addition to this, we will be studying the eight Zhan Zhuang Qigong postures of Yiquan to complement our understanding of correct body alignment and connectedness of movement in Taijiquan.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64625b9a3.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/couch-2-mile-sunset-park-group-run Date: August 11, 2014

Brooklyn Recreation wants to get you running! Whether you're a beginner or training for long distance races, this free, weekly program taught by a qualified instructor will boost your endurance and get you in shape.

Runners will meet in front of the Sunset Park Recreation Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in leafy Sunset Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

Please RSVP at sunsetgrouprun.eventbrite.com to get started.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.648, -74.0037 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[The NY World’s Fairs and the Port Authority Bringing Trade, Travel and Tourism to Queens, The Region and the World]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/the-ny-worlds-fairs-and-the-port-authority-bringing-trade-travel-and-tourism-to-queens-the-region-and-the-world Date: August 11, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-11 2014-08-11 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adventures-in-time-summer-history-day-camp Date: August 11, 2014

Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun.

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army. They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp. “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education. Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

Adventures in Time Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014. We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 3:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 543-3344

Location: Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:00 am 3:00 am 40.8911, -73.8949 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535017a81610d.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: August 11, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: August 11, 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 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-aerobics Date: August 11, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: August 11, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: August 11, 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 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/weird-wild-wonderful Date: August 11, 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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2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Chair Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/chair-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/chair-yoga Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 447-2020

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

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M164 Asser Levy Playground 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7361, -73.9757 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: August 11, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-wildlife-theater-from-the-central-park-zoo Date: August 11, 2014

Wildlife Theater is the outreach program for the WCS and the Central Park Zoo.

Wildlife Theater travels the tri-state area entertaining and education children and families about wild things and wild places. From penguins to polar bears, dinosaurs to butterflies, children leave the theater with a new wonder for the world around them.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Willowbrook Park

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6036, -74.1584 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53611a19e42a1.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nyc-chair-toning Date: August 11, 2014

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

For adults and seniors.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8108, -73.9147 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Kojo Odu Roney and Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-presents-kojo-odu-roney-and-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summerstage-kids-presents-kojo-odu-roney-and-friends Date: August 11, 2014

Ten year old Kojo Odu Roney loved the drums even as a baby. His father is jazz saxophonist Antoine Roney; his mother Nia Love, an established choreographer and dancer; and his uncle trumpeter Wallace Roney; Kojo sat down to his first drum set at the age of two and has never looked back. At such a young age Kojo understood how to play the drum set in jazz setting. By 4 years old, he was able to play with jazz ensembles confidently. Practicing daily helped Kojo match his understanding of rhythm and applying it to the drum set. By the age of 8 years old, he went on his first tour in Europe, which is the start of his professional music encounters. His travels included France, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. He also visited other countries including Serbia, Germany, Austria and Poland. Kojo shares the stage and performs with many professional musicians including Buster Williams, Darrell Green, Billy Spaceman Paterson, Rashaan Carter, Brandee Younger, Saadi Zain, Emanuel Ruffler and of course his father, mother and uncle. Some great highlights of Kojo's many experiences is having the chance to sit in with The Incredible Lenny White, The Great Al Foster and legendary Jazz drummer, Roy Haynes, while great jazz drummers Louis Hayes and Grady Tate were in the audience and also having the chance to becoming friends with The Great Jimmy Cobb. Kojo currently performs with his dad and uncle.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Morningside Park Stage (in Morningside Park)

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M056 Morningside Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8095, -73.9556 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536154dc28a5a.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: August 11, 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 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: August 11, 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 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-games Date: August 11, 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 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-kubb Date: August 11, 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 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-putting-green Date: August 11, 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 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Monday Movement]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/monday-movement http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/monday-movement Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 485-4633

Location: Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)

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B270 Brownsville Playground 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.6566, -73.902 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: West Bronx Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-west-bronx-recreation-center Date: August 11, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic features the New York Road Runners.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Corporal Thompson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/summer-sports-experience-corporal-thompson-park Date: August 11, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park)

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R109 CPL. Thompson Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6379, -74.1191 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit and Get Fit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/sit-and-get-fit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/sit-and-get-fit Date: August 11, 2014

Fill your basic exercise needs through seated aerobics. This class is designed for seniors, and it welcomes people with disabilities. Recreation center membership is required. Find more information on membership by clicking here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 355-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Brazilian Portuguese Language Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-brazilian-portuguese-language-class Date: August 11, 2014

Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these beginner classes. Attendance is limited to one class for each language offered. Registration required: inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com.

Brazilian Portuguese: May 12th, June 16th, July 14th, August 11th

Start time: 11:45 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 11, 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 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Ramble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/central-park-tour-the-ramble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/central-park-tour-the-ramble Date: August 11, 2014

Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated.

Ticket sales are final. 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) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feb06b56e8.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: August 11, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-activities Date: August 11, 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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<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/sit-aerobics Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:15 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 387-7687

Location: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center

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<![CDATA[Adaptive Walk NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-walk-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/adaptive-walk-nyc Date: August 11, 2014

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities. Participation in the program is free.

For more information on the program, please visit the Walk NYC webpage.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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<![CDATA[HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presents Lover Come Back]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/hbo-bryant-park-summer-film-festival Date: August 11, 2014

Doris Day and Rock Hudson plus Tony Randall team up for a romantic comedy about competing Madison Avenue ad executives, willing to stoop as low as need be to score clients. Oscar nominated for story/screenplay. (1961) 107 min. (Universal) Not Rated

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

Please note: The Lawn opens to film-goers at 5:00 p.m. Films will begin approximately one half-hour after sunset (exact time will vary).

Presented by Bank of America, with CityMD and The Wall Street Journal.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Family Drumming: West African Drum and Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/family-drumming-west-african-drum-and-dance Date: August 11, 2014

Join us for this drum and dance class. All are welcome to learn the traditional drumming and dancing unique to West Africa. Get fit while becoming more musical!

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f64c4d07e4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Reel Talks on Cannes in the 60s]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/bryant-park-reading-room-reel-talks Date: August 11, 2014

Lively and entertaining commentary on Cannes in 1960, 1968, the seminal years in film. With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and author Dave Tafoya.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/nyu-mobility-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/nyu-mobility-clinic Date: August 11, 2014

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

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 754-5411

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

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<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC's Couch to 5K: Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/shape-up-nycs-couch-to-5k-group-run Date: August 11, 2014

Join us for our new running group in Prospect Park on Mondays!

The class will combine group running, walking, and conditioning exercises to get you in shape for long distance running.

The class will be held outdoors, rain or shine.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-08-11 2014-08-11 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52d4140b7303f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:27:51 EDT
<![CDATA[Outdoor Strength]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/outdoor-strength http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/outdoor-strength Date: August 11, 2014

Take a strength-training class with aerobic intervals in and around the park with local studio, Brooklyn Strength.

This is a fun and challenging mixed level class.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Books Beneath the Bridge: Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/books-beneath-the-bridge-bookcourt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/books-beneath-the-bridge-bookcourt Date: August 11, 2014

This free summer literary series outdoor readings curated by local independent bookstores, begins on July 7 at 7 p.m. and runs for six consecutive Mondays at Pier 1’s Granite Prospect.

This evening's event features writers from the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. Marie-Helene Bertino, Scott Cheshire, Robin Black, Courtney Elizabeth Mauk, and Julia Fierro will read.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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<![CDATA[Plays in the Park: A Theatrical Smorgasbord by Lather Rinse Repeat: A Playwrights Collective]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/plays-in-the-park-a-theatrical-smorgasbord-by-lather-rinse-repeat-a-playwrights-collective http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/plays-in-the-park-a-theatrical-smorgasbord-by-lather-rinse-repeat-a-playwrights-collective Date: August 11, 2014

Join us for two exciting nights of new theatrical readings as West 45th/46th Street Block Association and the Irish Arts Center collaborate for this Hell's Kitchen Commons event. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and friends!

There will be readings from Spirit Dust by Natalie Wilson, The Ferryman by Isaac Rathbone, Pity the Fools by Mila Golubov, and Love is a Blind Squirrel by Jen Browne.

On August 25 Fundamental Theater Project will present a reading of Sanctuary Park, a new play by Ben Holbrook.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (347) 460-1818

Location: Mathews-Palmer Playground (in Matthews - Palmer Playground)

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<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: Dirty Dancing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/flicks-on-the-beach-dirty-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/flicks-on-the-beach-dirty-dancing Date: August 11, 2014

Flicks on the Beach, now in its fourth year, screens movies on the Coney Island Beach near West 10th St. This year’s movie line-up includes critically-acclaimed films—both classics and new-releases— for the whole family. All of the movies will screen on Monday evenings, with free entertainment starting at 7:30pm and the films starting at dusk. Area businesses will offer discounts to movie-goers and other patrons throughout the season.

In Dirty Dancing, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor Johnny Castle while spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family.

Flicks on the Beach schedule:

  • July 7th, Frozen
  • July 14th, ET
  • July 21st, Iron Man 3
  • July 28th, The Lego Movie
  • July 29th, When Harry Met Sally
  • August 4th, American Hustle
  • August 11th, Dirty Dancing
  • August 18th, Audience Choice (either sandlot, grease or the goonies)
  • August 25th, Gravity

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

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

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<![CDATA[2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series: Reggae Night with Gyptian]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-reggae-night-with-gyptian http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/08/11/2014-martin-luther-king-jr-concert-series-reggae-night-with-gyptian Date: August 11, 2014

The 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, returns!

VP Records presents Reggae Night with Gyptian and special guest.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Wingate Park

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