NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2015 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 Thu, 07 May 2015 06:44:49 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[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-sports-experience2 Date: August 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-sports-experience Date: August 28, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-total-body-boot-camp Date: August 28, 2015

Total Body Boot Camp is a full body, high intensity workout that focuses on improving overall fitness. You'll build strength using light weights and targeted exercises.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:22 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Class for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/tai-chiadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/tai-chiadults Date: August 28, 2015

Learn the correct Tai Chi walk, movement and breathing techniques for health, balance and well-being.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:19 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 28, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: August 28, 2015

An exercise class focusing on your core through a combination of strength, balance and toning exercises that raise the heart rate to burn calories and strengthen the cardio-respiratory system. Workout mat recommended.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/nature-exploration Date: August 28, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: August 28, 2015

Take this introduction to short story writing. Learn about plot, conflict, resolution with a published writer.

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 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/seasonal-crafts Date: August 28, 2015

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 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: August 28, 2015

Learn the Olympic sport of shot put! Beginners all the way to the advanced thrower are welcome. This program targets Olympic techniques (spin, glide) and technical advancement while emphasizing safety.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Accordion Bands Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/accordion-bands-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/accordion-bands-festival Date: August 28, 2015

For the first time Bryant Park presents a festival of bands playing world music. Each band has at least one accordionist.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List. Bands to be announced mid-summer.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 5:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55148002d2a7c.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/wheelchair-softball Date: August 28, 2015

Wheelchair softball was born over 25 years ago in the Midwest by a few individuals with spinal cord injuries and lower extremity impairments, who still wanted to enjoy America's greatest pastime. These individuals needed to develop a way of playing that would allow easy maneuverability in a wheelchair and keep the fast pace of softball. Thus, a new game was born and played on hard surfaces, such as a parking lots, with a 16-inch softball, which allows wheelchair players to keep one hand one the wheelchair while catching a softball without a glove.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Patterson Playground

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X155 Patterson Playground 2015-08-28 2015-08-28 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up with Wordsmith]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up-with-wordsmith http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/summer-on-the-hudson-friday-freshen-up-with-wordsmith Date: August 28, 2015

Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. The Friday Freshen Up series takes place in West Harlem Piers Park on the last Friday of the month, from May through August.

As a hip hop artist and songwriter,

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af07449f9b.png Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/28/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: August 28, 2015

Brought to you by Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Enjoy singing karaoke with family and friends! Then watch the fireworks illuminate the sky!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 372-2592

Location: In front of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

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2015-08-28 2015-08-28 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: August 29, 2015

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/yoga-on-the-beach Date: August 29, 2015

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

Bring a 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 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: August 29, 2015

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks into various groups based on different paces and distances, starting with a loop of the Parade Grounds, then some peel off through the trails for various length and speed runs in smaller groups. Be sure to meet back up after the run at the Short Stop Cafe across the street for breakfast!

For more information about the Saturday morning run and other races, visit: http://www.vctc.org/page/saturday-morning-group-runs

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Stadium (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-class Date: August 29, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of English from an ESL instructor. New students must take a placement test, which is administered at 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: August 29, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: August 29, 2015

Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/zumba Date: August 29, 2015

Combining Latin, international and popular music with dance moves that create an aerobic workout. This class features a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

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 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: August 29, 2015

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-advanced Date: August 29, 2015

The focus of this class will be on sharpening English language speaking, reading comprehension, and writing for Spanish-speaking adults with good conversational writing and reading skills.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-moves Date: August 29, 2015

This modern dance class, now in its fifth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551465f882150.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: August 29, 2015

Take a tour with Conservatory Garden staff and learn about the history of the only formal garden in Central Park, including its restoration by Central Park Conservancy, its classic design, glorious fountains, and six densely planted acres. Thousands of trees, shrubs, bulbs, perennials and annuals bloom throughout the seasons in this special place in Central Park. Route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7935, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d43a12516a.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 29, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 212-768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: August 29, 2015

Come discover Randall’s Island Urban Farm – all are welcome at these free events! An urban farm expert will be on site to answer questions. You can discover a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7837, -73.9262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5512f1b333abd.JPG Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Solar Observation with Amateur Astronomers Assoication of NY]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/solar-observation-with-amateur-astronomers-assoication-of-ny Date: August 29, 2015

Amateur Astronomers Association members will be present with telescopes specially filtered to view the sun.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:00 am 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 05 May 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/esl-intermediate Date: August 29, 2015

Spanish-speaking adults will learn the basic structure of reading and writing English from a certified ESL instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: August 29, 2015

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: August 29, 2015

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Compost Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/compost-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/compost-crew Date: August 29, 2015

Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from New York Restoration Project's landscaping operations. Learn about the process of composting and the dynamic range of current projects in New York City while making a contribution to local waste reduction and greening efforts

All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For more information about New York Restoration Project crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:15 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/le-petit-zen-art Date: August 29, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: August 29, 2015

The Union Square Partnership teamed with Big Onion Walking Tours to create a free, 90-minute walking tour Saturdaysentitled Union Square: Crossroads of New York. The tour departs from the Abraham Lincoln Statue located along the 16th Street transverse. With the help of a tour guide, you will explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community. Reservations are not required for individuals, but are required for groups.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 517-1826

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/paper-arts-crafts Date: August 29, 2015

Participants of all ages have fun creating paper arts and crafts. Projects may include origami, kirigami, decoupage, and collage.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/summer-on-the-hudson-silent-disco Date: August 29, 2015

Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at this quiet clubbing event featuring two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.

Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along to the same song as your friends or tap to your own tune.

Line for headphones will begin at 4:30 p.m. Headphones are first come first served with 700 available at a time. Once they are returned they will be handed out to those waiting.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 5:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af0e04b28f.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Screening: Looking at Home]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/screening-looking-at-home http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/29/screening-looking-at-home Date: August 29, 2015

Staten Island’s pop-up cinema group, Aquehonga Cinema, will curate a selection of independent films on the concept of home.

Instructions on the submission process to follow.

Please RSVP to (718) 816-4506 x10 or info@aliceausten.org.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-08-29 2015-08-29 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays Date: August 30, 2015

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

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

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 217-4685

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

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5508a1ad5dcb1.JPG Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Petanque Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/bryant-park-petanque-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/bryant-park-petanque-tournament Date: August 30, 2015

Select doubles style pétanque tournament for this popular European game organized by La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship-winning club.

For tournament details, registration information, and entry fees, please visit La Boule New Yorkaise.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Petanque Courts (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7544, -73.9842 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d55a71b178.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/food-truck-rally Date: August 30, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Dispatch NY 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 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55006a7f55226.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Walks: Guided Tours of Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/waterfront-walks-guided-tours-of-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: August 30, 2015

Learn about Brooklyn Bridge Park's unique history, sustainable design, and diverse ecology on these guided tours led by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy docents.

Tours are first-come, first-served.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: August 30, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Alley Pond Park Adventure Course: Free Public Sundays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/30/alley-pond-park-adventure-course-free-public-sundays1 Date: August 30, 2015

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

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

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 2015-08-30 2015-08-30 1:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7428, -73.7359 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-morning-miles Date: August 31, 2015

Don’t have enough time to go for that run or have no one to workout with? This running program covers all the basics you're looking for. Incorporating speed, strength, and endurance, runners will face challenging workouts and will be completed in less than one hour!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:18 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-seniors Date: August 31, 2015

Join us for a 1-2 mile walk from the Splaza towards the boardwalk, taking in the ocean scenery. The emphasis will be on flexibility, endurance, range of motion, muscles and joints.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/summer-sports-experience Date: August 31, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/summer-sports-experience1 Date: August 31, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6477, -74.0045 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/summer-sports-experience2 Date: August 31, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/summer-sports-experience3 Date: August 31, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-breezy-walk Date: August 31, 2015

Join us for a 1-2 mile walk from Splaza towards the boardwalk, taking in the ocean scenery with handheld weights and bands. Mingle and meet your Ocean Breeze neighbors and have some fun!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:12 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Language Classes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/bryant-park-language-classes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/bryant-park-language-classes Date: August 31, 2015

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish this summer with free classes from inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

If you find that registration for the class you'd like to take is full, take a chance and drop by! We have been able to accommodate walk-ins at some of our summer classes.

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 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 11:45 am 12:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c5dcbae1f1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/bryant-park-juggling Date: August 31, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/08/31/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-going-the-distance Date: August 31, 2015

Build strong bones and muscles, improve cardiovascular fitness, and maintain a healthy weight. This class, which focuses on total body exercise, will help you do all of the above!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-3543

Location: Midland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2015-08-31 2015-08-31 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:00:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 1, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

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 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: September 1, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: September 1, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/fitness-walk Date: September 1, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 1, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 1, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m on the lawn.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7534, -73.9827 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5514604d30270.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/summer-sports-experience Date: September 1, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/summer-sports-experience1 Date: September 1, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6477, -74.0045 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/summer-sports-experience2 Date: September 1, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/summer-sports-experience3 Date: September 1, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 1, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Abs Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/abs-work-out http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/abs-work-out Date: September 1, 2015

Exercise workout focusing on abs, especially strength training your core

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:15 EST
<![CDATA[Meditation and Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/meditationtasha-valentin http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/meditationtasha-valentin Date: September 1, 2015

Join us and learn some basic Hatha Yoga techniques to initiate relaxation. Learn how to influence changes within our physical and emotional responses to stress. The focus of the class will be breathing, sound, and mindfullness.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 1:00 pm 1:45 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:11 EST
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/le-petit-zen-art Date: September 1, 2015

Through drawings, paintings and other techniques, adults will create miniature works (4"x6") or less of Zen art. The instructing artist will demonstrate how to create delicate works, using repeating strokes and patterns for a Zen experience.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Tuesdays at The Pavilion: Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/tuesdays-at-the-pavilion-arts-crafts Date: September 1, 2015

Union Square Park's playground isn't the only place kids can have fun in the park! Bring your little ones to The Pavilion in the North Plaza every Tuesday at 3 p.m. to explore fun new topics every month through arts and crafts!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7364, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552d22b9b8f61.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-juggling1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/01/bryant-park-juggling1 Date: September 1, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-01 2015-09-01 5:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c40306ac5e.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-sports-experience1 Date: September 2, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6477, -74.0045 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-sports-experience2 Date: September 2, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-sports-experience3 Date: September 2, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-sports-experience Date: September 2, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Dancercise]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/dancercise http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/dancercise Date: September 2, 2015

Get in shape with dance moves while using weights.

Start time: 11:00 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 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 2, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/recycletoart Date: September 2, 2015

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/shapeup-nyc-glutes-in-gear-cardio-toning Date: September 2, 2015

Focus on your lower half in this belly-busting, booty shaping, two part class. The first part builds endurance with heart-pumping cardio. Part two uses mat work to build your core and flatten and tighten your abs and glutes. Please bring your own workout mat.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park September Ping Pong Tournament]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/bryant-park-september-ping-pong-tournament http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/bryant-park-september-ping-pong-tournament Date: September 2, 2015

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration is required. On-site registration will open at 6pm if space allows. Please check-in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20pm.

Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance. USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551d87f1dfe75.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/02/summer-on-the-hudson-evening-salute-to-the-sun Date: September 2, 2015

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-02 2015-09-02 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55199c9875bef.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: September 3, 2015

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the CK Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

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 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55145e35cc67f.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park2 Date: September 3, 2015

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 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.

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.

Please note: Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees and when there are icy conditions. Saturday morning walks begin at 8:30 a.m.

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 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:00:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi for Beginners]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/tai-chi-for-beginners http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/tai-chi-for-beginners Date: September 3, 2015

Learn basic movements and Tai Chi moves that will improve your balance.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/fitness-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/fitness-walk Date: September 3, 2015

Join this free fitness walking program along the beautiful Joe Michaels Mile, adjacent to Little Neck Bay.

Adults only.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 302

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/join-the-battery-conservancy-as-a-horticulture-volunteer Date: September 3, 2015

Join the Battery Conservancy as a horticulture volunteer!

Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Want to strengthen your foundation in horticultural practices and develop new skills? Get your hands dirty with The Battery Conservancy's Horticulture team! In its 25 acres, The Battery boasts 92,000 square feet of gardens, all designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf. Through preservation and the use of native plants, sustainable plant selections and growing methods, the Conservancy has made a strong commitment to environmental conservation.

Volunteer Description

The Battery Conservancy seeks volunteers for maintenance of plant beds. Activities include raking, weeding, and planting; path maintenance; and other seasonally appropriate horticulture projects. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, and enjoy working outdoors. Basic horticulture skills are a plus, but not required. For more information, visit http://www.thebattery.org/volunteer.

Sign up is required.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Playground (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7029, -74.0157 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5511a3d5f11e0.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-and-pee-wee-basketball Date: September 3, 2015

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities.

Tots Soccer 9:30–10:30am

Pee Wee Basketball 10:30–11:30am

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551aeeda5b180.JPG Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sports-experience Date: September 3, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Bronx Borough Coordinator Christopher Suarez (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 543-8672

Location: P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval)

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X104 Williamsbridge Oval 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8772, -73.8768 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: September 3, 2015

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:48 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sports-experience1 Date: September 3, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Brooklyn Borough Coordinator Manny Accimeus (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 972-2135

Location: Sunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6477, -74.0045 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:13 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sports-experience2 Date: September 3, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Manhattan Borough Coordinator Anthony Traverso (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-sports-experience3 Date: September 3, 2015

Pitch, shoot and score with NYC Parks! Summer Sports Experience welcomes kids to join this free program focused on developing sports skills. Kids will play a variety of sports each day, and can come every session, or just once. Take your pick! The program is available in all five boroughs, so find the one nearest you.

To get started, please register by email with Queens Borough Coordinator Lyle Johnson (click here to email him). See you there!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: 173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park)

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Q121 Detective Keith L Williams Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 10:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7017, -73.7836 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:21 EDT
<![CDATA[Thursday Evening Hours at the Merchant’s House Museum]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/thursday-evening-hours-at-the-merchants-house-museum Date: September 3, 2015

Beginning May 7, 2015, the Merchant’s House Museum and Garden will be open to the public for tours on Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. A guided tour, included with Museum admission, will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/bryant-park-juggling Date: September 3, 2015

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 42nd Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/nature-exploration http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/nature-exploration Date: September 3, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–4 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things. In May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 2 pm
    Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 3 pm
    An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 4 pm
    Curious as to how “Snappy” the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/yoga-at-morrisjumel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/yoga-at-morrisjumel Date: September 3, 2015

Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8345, -73.9385 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55301789374c7.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/learn-to-draw Date: September 3, 2015

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

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 1:30 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:23 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/summer-on-the-hudson-human-chess Date: September 3, 2015

Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport.

All levels welcome!

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551af12017152.JPG Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/garden-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/garden-crew Date: September 3, 2015

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

*All participants are provided with monthly training sessions and asked to commit to at least three work days. Ongoing trainings and orientations are scheduled for the first work day of every month. For information about New York Restoration Project Crews or to register, email volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/adaptive-wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/adaptive-wheelchair-softball Date: September 3, 2015

Spring has arrived and so has wheelchair softball!

The team is looking forward to another successful and exciting season. We are also looking forward to meeting people of all ages to come join us and learn the game. Volunteers are, of course, welcome as well.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (631) 374-2337

Location: Bulova Park

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Q366 Bulova Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7631, -73.8922 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5541239580fdf.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/09/03/bryant-park-yoga Date: September 3, 2015

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Bryant Park Yoga also occurs on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on the Upper Terrace.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-09-03 2015-09-03 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55146278e5ec2.JPG Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EDT