NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:28:29 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-games Date: July 24, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 24, 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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 24, 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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[EcoCrafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/ecocrafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/ecocrafts Date: July 24, 2014

Recycle used stuff into new creations at Classic Playground.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Classic Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8852, -73.8905 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Conversational English]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/conversational-english http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/conversational-english Date: July 24, 2014

Participants will explore different topics through conversation to explore their English diction and comprehension.

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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Track and Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/adaptive-track-and-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/adaptive-track-and-field Date: July 24, 2014

Train for the Paralympics through this program! Persons with disabilities are welcome to participate, whether competitively or recreationally.

Recreation Center membership is required to join.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 293-5934

Location: West Bronx Recreation Center

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X261 West Bronx Recreation Center 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8441, -73.9188 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Karen K and The Jitterbugs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-karen-k-and-the-jitterbugs-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-karen-k-and-the-jitterbugs-union-square-park Date: July 24, 2014

Summer in the Square brings a full line-up of exciting family-friendly acts to Union Square Park all summer long! Join us every Thursday on the South Plaza with Karma Kids Yoga starting at 10 AM, followed by fun activities, face painting, shows and performances.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a41e8f6cd.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Board Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-board-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-board-game-social Date: July 24, 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 Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 24, 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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: July 24, 2014

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few 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: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbe0e4c275.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 24, 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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Broadway in Bryant Park: Phantom of the Opera, Piece of My Heart, Avenue Q, Bullets Over Broadway]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/broadway-in-bryant-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/broadway-in-bryant-park Date: July 24, 2014

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. This afternoon's show includes selections from Phantom of the Opera, Piece of My Heart, Cinderella, Avenue Q, and Bullets Over Broadway.

Schedule subject to change. Check www.bryantpark.org for the most up-to-date listings.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Lunchtime Jazz with The New School]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-lunchtime-jazz-with-the-new-school-union-square-park Date: July 24, 2014

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

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 12:30 pm 2:00 pm 40.7367, -73.9905 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a0a9ca57e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Focused Fun Dance Fitness]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/focused-fun-dance-fitness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/focused-fun-dance-fitness Date: July 24, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Draw]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/learn-to-draw http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/learn-to-draw Date: July 24, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/adaptive-activities Date: July 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Create a Bottle Fish: Reduce, Reuse, and Reimagine]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/create-a-bottle-fish-reduce-reuse-and-reimagine http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/create-a-bottle-fish-reduce-reuse-and-reimagine Date: July 24, 2014

Learn how to transform a 2-liter plastic soda bottle into a colorful fantastic "flying" fish.

Suitable for ages 12 through adult.

Registration required.

This program is sponsored by Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Weave & Collage A Story by Nancy Benignus]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/weave-collage-a-story-by-nancy-benignus http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/weave-collage-a-story-by-nancy-benignus Date: July 24, 2014

Use your imagination. Take a real life story or events as inspiaration for this five week series which will include learning to collage using magazines and photos. The workshop will also teach a series of weaving techniques using fabric scraps.

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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories In The Garden: Six Legs Too Many]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/stories-in-the-garden-six-legs-too-many http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/stories-in-the-garden-six-legs-too-many Date: July 24, 2014

Each week, Wave Hill educators share some of their favorite nature stories. These stories––classics and more––will come to life through interactive readings, sing-alongs and puppets. Programs are held outdoors in good weather; in inclement weather we will meet in Wave Hill House. Hairy, scary, crawly and wiggly–– bugs are on the agenda this week. Enjoy tales that explore the world of insects, and then dance with all six of your legs. Our books this week are Bugs for Lunch by Margery Facklam, Spider Spin Webs by Yvonne Winer and The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions. Free with admission to the grounds.

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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baab73d3f0e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer with the Garden Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/garden-crew1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/garden-crew1 Date: July 24, 2014

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

Please register by email.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek)

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M300 Sherman Creek 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 4:00 pm 6:30 pm 40.8611, -73.918 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Hip Hop with Princess Lockeroo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-hip-hop-with-princess-lockerooo-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-hip-hop-with-princess-lockerooo-union-square-park Date: July 24, 2014

For over 30 years, Peridance Capezio Center has been a core member of New York City’s dance community. Home to all styles and all levels of dance, the school provides a broad spectrum of over 250 weekly adult and children’s dance classes in a nurturing, professional environment.

Experience Peridance’s amazing performances or participate in an exhilarating dance class each Thursday during Summer in the Square

Please check the Summer in the Square website to confirm event,

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a44bc5177.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/kayaking Date: July 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 5:30 pm 6:45 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-yoga Date: July 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson River Park's RiverRocks featuring Teenage Fanclub]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-teenage-fanclub http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/hudson-river-parks-riverrocks-featuring-teenage-fanclub Date: July 24, 2014

2014 marks Hudson River Park’s RiverRocks 16th Season. RiverRocks is among New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful Pier 84.

Teenage Fanclub The once rambunctious alternative rockers, with their timeless jangly fuzz-laced power pop songs and stellar reputation, have matured into wise elder statesmen that keep creating new music that matters.

Rain or Shine

Sponsored by Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, and Pacifico Clara.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 84

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2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7633, -74.0006 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535563f5e4f53.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Wheelchair Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/wheelchair-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/wheelchair-basketball Date: July 24, 2014

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

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

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 255-3705

Location: Chelsea Recreation Center

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M260 Chelsea Recreation Center 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7483, -74.0022 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Syfy Movies With a View: Fantastic Mr. Fox]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/syfy-movies-with-a-view-fantastic-mr-fox http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/syfy-movies-with-a-view-fantastic-mr-fox Date: July 24, 2014

One of Roald Dahl's classics hits the big screen in Wes Anderson's quirky, stop-motion animated film. Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) and his thieving ways are threatened by three mean farmers, but his friends, family and neighbors come to his aid.

Brooklyn Bridge Park movies begin at dusk.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Harbor View Lawn (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:00 pm 40.7014, -73.9974 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Park: Life Drawing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/art-in-the-park-life-drawing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/art-in-the-park-life-drawing Date: July 24, 2014

Come draw a model from life. This is a great way to enjoy the age-old practice of drawing the human body from observation, while taking in a summer evening.

A model will pose in both long and short poses, for artists of all ages.

Hosted by Scribble Art Workshop and Northern Manhattan Parks. Materials will be provided.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5391f5387047d.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit Bootcamp with Brick New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-bootcamp-with-brick-new-york-union-square-park Date: July 24, 2014

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

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 6:45 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a18f97c76.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Barefoot Dancing: Lei Pasifika Teaches Tahitian Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/barefoot-dancing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/barefoot-dancing Date: July 24, 2014

Enjoy learn-as-you-go traditional dances with live music from around the world and cool, clean grass for your toes at this wonderful series.

Tonight's instructors, Lei Pasifika, will be teaching Tahitian dance.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8911, -73.8949 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/central-park-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/central-park-circuit Date: July 24, 2014

Reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park!

Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone.

Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.

Members: Please bring your membership card to each class for guaranteed entry.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

May 13 – June 19 & July 8 – August 28, 2014

Made possible by Teavana.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 776-1066

Location: East Meadow (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.7904, -73.9552 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538de24ada7b0.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Running Club with Paragon Sports]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-running-club-with-paragon-sports-union-square-park Date: July 24, 2014

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

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a1c97c20b.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 24, 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 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Publication Launch Event: How Can I Improve My Park?]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/how-can-i-improve-my-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/how-can-i-improve-my-park Date: July 24, 2014

Register online today!

Be among the first to receive a new illustrated step-by-step guide to getting involved in your park. The event features a panel discussion on the topic, “How can citizens partner with government to improve our parks?”

Panelists:

Commissioner Liam Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Parks
Councilmember Mark Levine, Chair of the Committee on Parks and Recreation, The New York City Council
Fay D. Hill, Friends of Springfield Park, Queens
Brad Taylor, Friends of Morningside Park, Manhattan

Other scheduled attendees include Director of Partnerships for Parks Sabina Saragoussi, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks Tupper Thomas, and President of City Parks Foundation, Alison Tocci.

How Can I Improve My Park? is part of the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Making Policy Public program. This publication is a collaboration of The Center for Urban Pedagogy, New Yorkers for Parks, Partnerships for Parks, designer Elana Schlenker and illustrator Leslie Wood.

Partnerships Academy is a training program of Partnerships for Parks that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success. Partnerships for Parks is a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation that helps New Yorkers work together to make neighborhood parks thrive.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Creatures of the Night]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/creatures-of-the-night http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/creatures-of-the-night Date: July 24, 2014

Explore Prospect Park after dark with expert naturalist Paul Keim. Share wine and cheese with Paul as he speaks about the ecological role that bats and nocturnal insects play in our environment, followed by a walking tour to spot and identify the park's various species of resident bats in flight. Adults 21 and over only. $25 per person, cash only. Reservations required.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53cd46093c855.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-reading-room-writers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/bryant-park-reading-room-writers Date: July 24, 2014

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

Facilitated by Paul Witcover and produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop.

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

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wind Down Yoga with Om Factroy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-in-the-square-wind-down-yoga-with-om-factroy-union-square-park Date: July 24, 2014

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

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7366, -73.9899 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a1a207d299c.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Total Body Circuit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shapeupnyc-total-body-circuit Date: July 24, 2014

Come sweat and take your workout to the next level in this exciting outdoor workout! This high intensity class incorporates cardiovascular and strength training to increase cardiovascular health and build muscle endurance.

This class is appropriate for various skill levels and offers modifications for intense movements.

Bring water, a towel, wear comfortable clothing, sneakers, and a smile!

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

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

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare's "Two Gentleman of Verona"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shakespeares-two-gentleman-of-verona http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shakespeares-two-gentleman-of-verona Date: July 24, 2014

The Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents a slapstick comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness and a young dog. Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart until he lays eyes on his best friend's love.

This is a zany tale of romantic rivals with lightening changes in affection, a maiden in disguise bandits, and one of Shakespeare's funniest clowns.

Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext.301

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

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7713, -73.7653 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Pasofino]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/pasofino Date: July 24, 2014

Journey across all the borders of the Latin music genres.

Sponsored by The Forest Park Trust, Inc

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.6994, -73.8572 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Concert Series 2014: DooWop with The Devotions]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/waterfront-concert-series-2014 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/waterfront-concert-series-2014 Date: July 24, 2014

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc., presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of doowoop music with "The Devotions."

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 728-7820

Location: Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:00 pm 40.7787, -73.9231 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537a5cc789baa.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 24, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 24, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The LEGO Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/summer-movie-series-the-lego-movie Date: July 24, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In The LEGO Movie, an ordinary LEGO minifigure is mistakenly placed on a team whose quest is to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M099 J. Hood Wright Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.8469, -73.9399 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5911d3b63.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Journey To The Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/journey-to-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/24/journey-to-the-stars Date: July 24, 2014

The Amateur Astronomers Association of NY will guide your eyes across the sky as you discover the wonders of the universe

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-24 2014-07-24 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[GMA Summer Concert: Kings of Leon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-kings-of-leon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/gma-2014-summer-concert-series-kings-of-leon Date: July 25, 2014

The 2014 Summer Concert Series returns for the sixth year to Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, home of the SummerStage festival, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday.

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

See rock band Kings of Leon perform live. Please arrive early.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:00 am 9:00 am 40.7728, -73.9702 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 25, 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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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Farmer's Market Fridays]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/farmers-market-fridays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/farmers-market-fridays Date: July 25, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:30 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Me and My Bean Yoga By Yogi Beans]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/me-and-my-bean-yoga-by-yogi-beans http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/me-and-my-bean-yoga-by-yogi-beans Date: July 25, 2014

Support the Friends of St. Catherine Park as they present an engaging Yogi Beans class that introduces the most basic yoga postures to your bean in a fun, playful way. This program is designed for youth ages 12 months to 4 years old. Join the Friends of St. Catherine Park and help facilitate free park programming for families and children!

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 642-6384

Location: St. Catherine's Park

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M079 St. Catherine's Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7652, -73.9587 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 25, 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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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: English Reading For Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/english-reading-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/english-reading-for-adults Date: July 25, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/sit-aerobics Date: July 25, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/youth-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/youth-volleyball-clinic Date: July 25, 2014

Kids can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports.

They will start with the fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: St. Mary's Recreation Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-sports-experience-pelham-bay-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-sports-experience-pelham-bay-park Date: July 25, 2014

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

No registration is necessary and the program is totally free.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 25, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Brower Park

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B012 Brower Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6736, -73.9431 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5361145645aee.jpeg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: MindFlip Duo]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-presents-renaissance-league-juggling-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summerstage-kids-presents-renaissance-league-juggling-music Date: July 25, 2014

Mix Kid Ace's extraordinary magic with Paris the Hip-Hop Juggler's amazing stunts, and what do you have? MindFlip Duo: the hottest tandem to hit the scene! Mixing hip juggling with mind-blowing magical feats and comedy, MindFlip Duo, formerly known as The Renaissance League, create one fresh, exciting full-length show with signature material that they've performed throughout the nation and abroad. Be careful not to blink. You might miss something!

Paris, given the nickname "The Hip-Hop Juggler" by Al Roker himself, has been dazzling audiences with his brand of juggling for over a decade. He has appeared at the Big Apple Circus, The Today Show, Sesame Street, The White House, and the We Free convention in Italy to name a few. He has also been featured in Juggle magazine and Time Out New York. Paris has gained critical acclaim for his juggling instruction, teaching hundreds at conventions, universities, and corporations. He has taught over 1,000 people how to juggle. We bet he can teach you too!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Crotona Park East & Charlotte Street (in Crotona Park)

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X010 Crotona Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8366, -73.8934 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53614cd0a3cc8.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 25, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-games Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Fantastic Friday: Art Rocks!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fantastic-friday-art-rocks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fantastic-friday-art-rocks Date: July 25, 2014

Let your imagination run wild and discover how the shape of an ordinary rock can inspire you to paint an extraordinary design.

The surrounding woodlands will also inspire your creation. This fun-filled workshop is suitable for children ages 8 and up.

Registration and pre-payment required.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 40.5884, -74.1391 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: A Cultural Tour with Queens Museum Director]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/arts-culture-fun-a-cultural-tour-with-queens-museum-director Date: July 25, 2014

Jason Yoon, Director of Education at Queens Museum, will lead participants in a stroll across Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The stroll will highlight the history of the park, its sculptures and architecture. The tour will end at the newly renovated Queens Museum where participants are welcome to come inside to explore the museum’s exhibitions. Refreshments will be served.

This is one of two walks. There is a second walk on Thursday, August 7 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Transportation will be provided at the end of the walk to the Al Oerter Recreation Center.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 353-7853

Location: Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)

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Q099 Flushing Meadows Corona Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8344 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc00b2ef75b.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/tai-chi1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/tai-chi1 Date: July 25, 2014

Learn the correct Tai Chi movements and walking and breathing techniques, with a professional Tai Chi instructor.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Lunchtime Listen with Geo Wyeth]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-geo-wyeth http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-on-the-hudson-lunchtime-listen-with-geo-wyeth Date: July 25, 2014

Enjoy the sounds of multi-instrumental singer/songwriter Geo Wyeth on the waterfront.

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

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

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M376 West Harlem Piers 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: July 25, 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 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: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530fef2612e4a.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/house-tours Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/adaptive-activities Date: July 25, 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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2014-07-25 2014-07-25 1:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Short Story Fiction/Non-Fiction Writing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/short-story-fictionnonfiction-writing Date: July 25, 2014

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

This class is for adults.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/seasonal-crafts Date: July 25, 2014

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn How to Write Resume and Cover Letter]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/learn-how-to-write-resume-and-cover-letter Date: July 25, 2014

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

For high school-adults

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[South Beach: Rides on the Ballfield]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/south-beach-rides-on-the-ballfield Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 4:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5883, -74.0679 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Party Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-party-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-party-game-social Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/adult-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/adult-volleyball-clinic Date: July 25, 2014

Brush up on your skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. You’ll spruce up your game with advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Fitness Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fitness-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/fitness-bootcamp Date: July 25, 2014

Come join a bootcamp class with a focus on strength, plyometrics, and high intensity circuit training. There will also be some mind/body elements of stretching and breathing.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Alley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park)

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7404, -73.7339 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer PowWow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/36th-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-midsummer-powwow Date: July 25, 2014

New York City's oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food are available.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. on Friday; and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Friday performance will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park New Music]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-new-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/bryant-park-new-music Date: July 25, 2014

Award-winning classical and jazz ensembles perform back to back each week, showcasing works commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 6:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7534, -73.9827 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Marine Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/family-camping Date: July 25, 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 Tuesday, July 15th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 6:00 pm 40.6047, -73.9298 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 25, 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 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Hip Hop Dance Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hip-hop-dance-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/hip-hop-dance-aerobics Date: July 25, 2014

This Dodge YMCA class gets your heart pumping with hip hop music and hot step-by-step dance moves.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Beatles Tribute Concert at the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/beatles-concert-at-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/beatles-concert-at-the-beach Date: July 25, 2014

Enjoy an evening of Beatles music with this terrific tribute band.

Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 25, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 25, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-movie-series-frozen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/summer-movie-series-frozen Date: July 25, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

Annie is the story of a young orphan girl and her adventures as she searches for a family to adopt her. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

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B016 Maria Hernandez Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7036, -73.9234 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b5c620ae96b.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Material Girl Skate Party]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-material-girl-skate-party http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-material-girl-skate-party Date: July 25, 2014

Since you've been wishing on your Lucky Star so long for a Madonna-themed party you can now Get into the Groove at Lola Star's third installment of her Dreamland Roller Disco at Lakeside in Prospect Park.

Strike a Pose and Express Yourself out on the roller rink floor in your best Madonna look-alike costume that you can Dress Yourself Up in. Lola Star is creating her own La Isla Bonita for you to Open Your Heart up to, and Cherish all the great hits of the Material Girl.

Get down to Lakeside quicker than a Ray of Light so you too can have a Tale to Tell about this fabulous event.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c848d0acda8.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Le Magnifique]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/films-on-the-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/films-on-the-green Date: July 25, 2014

Films on the Green, a free outdoor French film festival, will be presenting the action-comedy Le Magnifique, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a mystery author, on July 25th in Transmitter Park!

Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE and NYC Parks.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park)

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B385 WNYC Transmitter Park 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 8:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.7298, -73.9607 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537cf6cc8511c.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Coney Island Fireworks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/coney-island-fireworks2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/25/coney-island-fireworks2 Date: July 25, 2014

Enjoy free fireworks in Coney Island!

For the best seating, locate yourself on the boardwalk or beach between West 10th Street and West 15th Street.

Start time: 9:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-07-25 2014-07-25 9:30 pm 40.5727, -73.9783 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[TCS New York City Marathon Long Training Run #1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/tcs-new-york-city-marathon-long-training-run-1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/tcs-new-york-city-marathon-long-training-run-1 Date: July 26, 2014

Gearing up to run the TCS New York City Marathon or another fall marathon? Get in some long-distance practice with these runs, featuring built-in fuel, pace-setters, and training partners.

Participants will be divided into groups by half-minute intervals from 7:00 through 11:00+ minutes per mile. All groups will cover 20 miles, but individuals may shorten their distance to suit their training needs. Runners faster than 7:00 per mile may begin before the 7:00 group; however, no pace leader will be provided. Water, PowerGel, and Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on the 102nd Street Transverse throughout the run.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (855) 5MY-NYRR

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 7:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5363ed2430d0e.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park1 Date: July 26, 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: July 26, 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52c7206a84855.jpg Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: July 26, 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bird-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/bird-walk Date: July 26, 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/yoga-on-the-beach Date: July 26, 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Rockaway Walks]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/rockaway-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/rockaway-walks Date: July 26, 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 2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.5928, -73.7531 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/26/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 26, 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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2014-07-26 2014-07-26 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:30 EDT