NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:38:22 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[Independence Day Celebration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/independence-day-celebration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/independence-day-celebration Date: July 4, 2014

Enjoy a pie-baking demonstration and bring a pie you baked at home to enter the Pie Baking Contestan exciting competition that pits ordinary citizens of today against expert "colonial" cooks.

Help to churn old-time ice cream, participate in the Pinwheel Parade, and meet patriotic villagers from the 1800s and earlier.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611 x281

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/tai-chi1 Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 4, 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 4, 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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 4, 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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/house-tours Date: July 4, 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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/adaptive-activities Date: July 4, 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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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Creative Short Story Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/creative-short-story-writing-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/creative-short-story-writing-workshop Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/seasonal-crafts Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Zabo's Circus Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/zabos-circus-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/zabos-circus-show Date: July 4, 2014

Other than clowning around, Zabo’s skills include juggling, unicycling, and prop balancing. His show brings non-stop excitement and entertainment. This one-clown show will make guests think they are watching a 3-ring circus!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 4, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights this special holiday Friday.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1adc6e9b71.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance: Booking Dance Festival Edinburgh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance-booking-dance-festival-edinburgh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance-booking-dance-festival-edinburgh Date: July 4, 2014

A showcase prior to the dance festival at The Fringe in Edinburgh, featuring eight dynamic dance companies from across the US, plus a special guest company from Martinique.

  • Synthesis Dance puts beautiful bodies in motion, making fierce and soulful statements about the world inside and out.
  • Reed Dance, Pittsburgh-based, pulsates to its own athletic and high-energy rhythms.
  • Rebecca Stenn - an extraordinary and charismatic presence and a must for all to relish.
  • Barkin/Selissen Project - intense and hypnotizing movement at the cutting edge of now.
  • Bugge Ballet draws in audiences to the romance of its lyrical dance.
  • Antara Bhardwaj, San Francisco-based, brings India’s Khatak beats to a whole new level of beauty.
  • Michael Mao Dance - a critically acclaimed company whose works are passionate and meticulously crafted, and infused with a visceral, elemental power.
  • Art of Motion enchants and mesmerizes audiences through captivating, magical and dramatically stunning work.
  • Compagnie Christiane Emmanuel, Martinique-based, is dance theater at its best with enticing and innovative choreography.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: July 4, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Zabo's Circus Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/zabos-circus-show1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/zabos-circus-show1 Date: July 4, 2014

Other than clowning around, Zabo’s skills include juggling, unicycling, and prop balancing. His show brings non-stop excitement and entertainment. This one-clown show will make guests think they are watching a 3-ring circus!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: July 4, 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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: July 4, 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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 4, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/macys-fourth-of-july-fireworks Date: July 4, 2014

This year, the 38th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks makes its return to the East River and lights up the night from one of New York's most famous landmarks—the Brooklyn Bridge!

The fireworks may be viewed from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River. Please visit the website below for additonal information and more spots to view the fireworks.

Start time: 9:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park,Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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B431, B223DB Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 9:00 pm 40.7001, -73.9973; 40.6955, -73.9981 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Movies on the Beach: National Treasure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/free-movies-on-the-beach-national-treasure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/free-movies-on-the-beach-national-treasure Date: July 4, 2014

South Beach will host a free film screening every Friday this summer. National Treasure will be showing on July 4th.

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 2014-07-04 2014-07-04 9:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5893, -74.0659 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fourth of July Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/fourth-of-july-fireworks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/04/fourth-of-july-fireworks Date: July 4, 2014

On July 4th, the weekly fireworks show turns into a true spectacular for our Independence Day celebration. Head down to the beach and boardwalk to see this unique and wonderful event, the perfect cap to the national holiday.

The July 4th Firework show has been designed to enhance the July 4th event program in Coney Island.

The July 4th Show is brought to you by The Alliance for Coney Island in collaboration with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation with support from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Borough President Eric Adams, Councilman Mark Treyger and I Love NY, New York State's Division of Tourism and Good Humor Ice Cream.

Weather permitting.

Start time: 9:45 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Boardwalk

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2014-07-04 2014-07-04 9:45 pm 40.5728, -73.9881 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: July 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bird-walk Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/rockaway-walks Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 5, 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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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: ESL Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/esl-class Date: July 5, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/parent-me-yoga Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 5, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-moves Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn to Ride for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/learn-to-ride-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/learn-to-ride-for-adults Date: July 5, 2014

Through a safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride their bikes while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they leave with an easy, crash-free, and low-stress way to teach themselves to ride.

This class is suitable for adults and teens.

Bring a bike & helmet.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 5, 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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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/kayaking Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/green-team Date: July 5, 2014

Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who beautify the park every week!

The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: July 5, 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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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/upper-river-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/upper-river-run Date: July 5, 2014

Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Please note, advanced registration required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th St and Bronx Blvd by the Playground (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9605a81e9.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/family-art-project-marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/family-art-project-marvelous-mushrooms Date: July 5, 2014

Visiting artist Jan Mun shows us different kinds of mushrooms and explains how they can help the environment.

Join in a group project to make an outdoor, mushroom fairy-ring and, as a special treat, get your own mushroom starter kit to watch your mushrooms grow at home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b05d233c3.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Sand Art & Scrapbooking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/sand-art-scrapbooking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/sand-art-scrapbooking Date: July 5, 2014

Given by Princess For A Lifetime, participants will make sand art bottles as well as get to create their own scrapbook to fill with pictures and memories. (All ages)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-games Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 5, 2014

Learn about the thousands of trees, flowers, shrubs, and perennials that decorate the Conservatory Garden from the Conservancy horticulturalists who take care of this special place within the Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Camping 101 workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/rangers-choice-camping-101-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/rangers-choice-camping-101-workshop Date: July 5, 2014

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

Put your outdoor skills to the test! Learn the best way to pitch a tent, build a fire, become familiar with camping equipment and explore the surrounding parkland.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: In Full Bloom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels Date: July 5, 2014

Georgia O’Keefe will always be known for her careful observational studies of flowers and objects found in nature.

Experiment with techniques using intense color, linear precision, and intricate detail as we create vibrant, dynamic compositions in chalk pastels based on her unique works.

Group and individual attention given to all participants. No additional supplies needed.

Class size is limited, and pre-paid registration is required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/basic-canoeing1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/basic-canoeing1 Date: July 5, 2014

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.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve. For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6236, -74.1183 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 5, 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: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy's Fishing Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinic Date: July 5, 2014

The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Nature on the Go!: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (718) 287-3400 x303. Sponsored by Macy's Foundation.
Family Bird Watching: 4:30 p.m
Discover beautiful birds that call Lookout Hill and the Peninsula their home.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d66b19ebc3.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 5, 2014

Look, up in the sky, it's a bird! But what kind? Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbb5b47555.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: July 5, 2014

A series of family-friendly movement workshops rooted in basic concepts presented by two Brooklyn-based dance companies—Urban Bush Women and Cora Dance. Takes place at two NYRP gardens in Bed-Stuy.

Everyone can hip hop! Discover the rhythm inside you! Taught by Cora Dance, this youth series will focus on hip hop movement. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

  • July 5 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • July 19 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden
  • August 2 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Led by Urban Bush Women, Kinetic Kids will explore creative movement through dance games. Appropriate for ages 5 – 12.

  • July 12 – Garden of Hope (392 Hancock Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant)
  • August 9 – Garden of Hope
  • August 16 – Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Dates and times subject to change. Visit http://www.nyrp.org/calendar before attending.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 5, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/house-tours Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: July 5, 2014

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs, and poems from the celebrated book Free to Be… You and Me.

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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-opening-reception Date: July 5, 2014

Join the opening reception for the exhibition of the photographs of Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings. A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities.

Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 1:00 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 5, 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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Champu the Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/champu-the-magician http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/champu-the-magician Date: July 5, 2014

Champu is the talk of the town! His energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Champu’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/basic-canoeing Date: July 5, 2014

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.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve. For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Inwood Hill Park

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.873, -73.9254 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 5, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Participants will have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may also include Origami, Kirigami, Decoupage and Collage.

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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: July 5, 2014

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. Route involves moderate inclines and a few 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/eating-america Date: July 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 5, 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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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Mah Jongg Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bryant-park-mah-jongg-clinic Date: July 5, 2014

Learn the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Linda for more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 3:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Teddy Afro / Noura Mint Seymali / HaHu Dance Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/summerstage-teddy-afro-noura-mint-seymali-hahu-dance-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/summerstage-teddy-afro-noura-mint-seymali-hahu-dance-crew Date: July 5, 2014

Raised by musical parents, it was apparent at an early age that Tewodros Kassahun, (now know as Teddy Afro) had a deep love of music. Over the past ten years, Teddy has emerged as the number one voice in Ethiopia, breaking records for album sales and show attendance. He is known far and wide as the rising star of East Africa. Using Reggae rhythms combined with traditional sounds his songs are sung exclusively in the national language of Ethiopia, Amharic. Influenced by Ethiopian Maestro Tilahun Gessesse and international Reggae superstar Bob Marley, he sings of freedom from tyranny and self-emancipation.

Noura Mint Seymali is a nationally beloved star and one of Mauritania’s foremost musical emissaries. Having begun her career at age 13 as a supporting vocalist with her legendary step-mother Dimi Mint Abba, Noura Mint Seymali was reared in a transitive culture where sounds from across the Sahara, the Magreb, and West Africa coalesce in the dynamic language of the Moorish griot. Fueled by the exploratory sound of her husband Jeiche Ould Chighaly’s distortion-fueled psych guitar lines and a declaritive rhythm section, Ousmane Touré (bass) and Matthew Tinari (drums), Noura Mint Seymali has already made a formidable debut on the international stage. Performing at events like Festival-au-Desert (Mali), Hayy Festival (Egypt), and Festival Timitar (Morocco) and collaborating with artists like Tinariwen, Bassekou Kouyaté, and Baaba Maal, Noura Mint Seymali is steadily gaining wider recognition, determined to bring Mauritanian music to the world.

Hahu Dance Group are a contemporary modern traditional group that aims to promote Ethiopian culture, art and indigenous knowledge all over the world. Hahu won Ethiopian Idol in 2011, and represents Ethiopian multiculturalism, by including four traditional dancers each hailing from different ethnic groups, showing a true sense of community. The group’s early works were inspired by the poor Addis neighborhoods and performances were focused on community awareness creation and empowerment. The group has been working in collaboration with nongovernmental organizations (Andugna dance company, Hope for children organization, Music Media, Addis Ababa city administration theater, A.A. Culture and tourism bureau) on various community issues.

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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eace0169e1.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 5, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/eating-america1 Date: July 5, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-07-05 2014-07-05 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Champu the Magician]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/champu-the-magician1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/champu-the-magician1 Date: July 5, 2014

Champu is the talk of the town! His energetic and interactive style is sure to engage guests in a magical and hilarious experience. Champu’s magical talents and quick wit will keep all guests wondering and laughing!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Philharmonic Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/staten-island-philharmonic-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/staten-island-philharmonic-concert Date: July 5, 2014

Join us for a free concert featuring the “Sweet Sounds of Liberty” performed by the Staten Island Philharmonic!

Bring a lawn chair, and picnic!

Part of the Arts in the Greenbelt program series.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: 1 Eton Place (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 4:00 pm 40.6041, -74.16 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/family-camping Date: July 5, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 25th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 6:00 pm 40.8586, -73.8027 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/family-camping1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/family-camping1 Date: July 5, 2014

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families.

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 25th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park)

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Q458 Fort Totten Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 6:00 pm 40.7952, -73.7784 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 5, 2014

Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. We want to educate the novice and enthrall the well-versed. We embrace the traditional and innovative, the classical and the modern classic. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of all our theater artists, we bring these works to life. When our work elicits a true emotional response from an audience member, this experience reaffirms that theatre is a "ware" that is essential to daily life.

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 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/05/shakespeare-in-the-park-much-ado-about-nothing Date: July 5, 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.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-05 2014-07-05 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 6, 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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2014-07-06 2014-07-06 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 6, 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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2014-07-06 2014-07-06 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Hike and Paddle Excursion Adventure]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-excursion-adventure http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/rangers-choice-hike-and-paddle-excursion-adventure Date: July 6, 2014

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

We will start our excursion at the Alley Giant ( a tulip tree that is one of the oldest and largest trees in Queens). Then we will hike to Oakland Lake and go canoeing. Participants must be at least 8 years old.

Registration required. To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 25th.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 10:00 am 40.7441, -73.7442 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Marvelous Mushrooms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/family-art-project-marvelous-mushrooms http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/family-art-project-marvelous-mushrooms Date: July 6, 2014

Visiting artist Jan Mun shows us different kinds of mushrooms and explains how they can help the environment.

Join in a group project to make an outdoor, mushroom fairy-ring and, as a special treat, get your own mushroom starter kit to watch your mushrooms grow at home.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b0944455a.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/forest-crew Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/bryant-park-games Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/smorgasburg Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/food-truck-rally Date: July 6, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Plover Day!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/plover-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/plover-day Date: July 6, 2014

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

Discover one of New York City's endangered species: The Piping Plover! Enjoy games, crafts and educational activities raise awareness of this amazing shorebird.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Beach 59th St & Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.5889, -73.7886 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/basic-canoeing Date: July 6, 2014

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.

Most canoe programs are first-come, first-serve. For ages 8 years old and up.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6027, -73.9335 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: Wildlife Theater]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/pier-kids-wildlife-theater http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/pier-kids-wildlife-theater Date: July 6, 2014

The Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater brings Amazing Adaptations: The Dinosaur Adventure packed with singing, science and fun!

Art activities start at noon.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding: Shore Birds]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/birding-shore-birds http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/birding-shore-birds Date: July 6, 2014

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

Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 885-3466

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 11:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: July 6, 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 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: West Side Stories]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/06/central-park-tour-west-side-stories Date: July 6, 2014

Visit an area of the park off the beaten track for most visitors, but well-known to Upper West Siders. Route involves moderate inclines and a few 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: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-06 2014-07-06 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.782, -73.9714 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d70601d1d92.jpg Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:23 EDT