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 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:58:26 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 19, 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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3ca583ca1.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Cardio Toning]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shape-up-nyc-cardio-toning Date: June 19, 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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:14 EST
<![CDATA[Creative Writing Short Stories Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/creative-writing-short-stories-fictionnon-fictionadults Date: June 19, 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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 1:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Seasonal Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/seasonal-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/seasonal-crafts Date: June 19, 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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:16 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience1 Date: June 19, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 19, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 2:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/central-park-tour-heart-of-the-park Date: June 19, 2015

Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves a few stairs. Tour starts in front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue (inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), and ends at 72nd Street and Central Park West

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d5a3da8bf.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 19, 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 Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ocean-breeze-summer-fitness-instructional-shot-put Date: June 19, 2015

Ever wonder what happens on the “field” during a track & field meet? Join us for a crash course as we introduce you to the Shot Put. This program is dedicated to teaching the explosive movements and techniques of some of the world’s most powerful athletes. Beginner to advanced throwers can benefit from this technical advancement. This program will target both Olympic techniques while observing safety in every aspect. All skills and techniques gathered within this program are transferrable to alternative sports and activities.

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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 4:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.5785, -74.0776 Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Adaptive Wheelchair Softball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/wheelchair-softball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/wheelchair-softball Date: June 19, 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 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8158, -73.9225 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5540f68657b03.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with Harlem Dance Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-with-harlem-dance-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/summer-on-the-hudson-harlem-dances-with-harlem-dance-club Date: June 19, 2015

Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves. The Harlem Dances series takes place on the 3rd Friday of the month, May-August.

Today's dance is with Harlem Dance Club, which offers group classes, performance opportunities and dance lifestyle for everybody. At Harlem Dance Club, your individual style is challenged and complemented as you dance along side an eclectic group representing varied ages and dancers at all levels and training backgrounds.

Coming Up:

  • July 17 - The Harlem Swing Dance Society: Swing
  • August 14 - The Hoop Movemen: Hoop Dance

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-19 2015-06-19 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551ae96e911cc.png Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/bryant-park-presents-modern-dance Date: June 19, 2015

Some of the city's most exciting modern dance companies perform their latest works.

Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7535, -73.9837 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55156e6097ed4.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Candlelight Ghost Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/candlelight-ghost-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/candlelight-ghost-tour Date: June 19, 2015

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died (and The New York Times called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”) by flickering candlelight and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:20 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 6:30 pm 7:20 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 19, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

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: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Karaoke on the Boardwalk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/karaoke-on-the-boardwalk Date: June 19, 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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2015-06-19 2015-06-19 7:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5733, -73.9793 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Material Girl]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-material-girl http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/lola-stars-dreamland-roller-disco-party-material-girl Date: June 19, 2015

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside will host themed DJ Roller Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

Lola Star and her fabulous array of guests and performers will get you moving every Friday night at Lakeside.

It's all things Madonna at the roller disco party tonight! Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Dreamland Roller Disco website.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 462-0040

Location: Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 40.6573, -73.9637 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f4d7007221.JPG Fri, 22 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA Cinema: Special Preview of Lucky Chow]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/moca-cinema http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/moca-cinema Date: June 19, 2015

Join NYC Parks and MOCA for a special preview of the upcoming PBS series Lucky Chow that takes audiences on a journey across the country showcasing how Asian Cuisine has impacted our understanding of food and food culture in the United States.

Lucky Chow, is a six-part PBS series that follows LUCKYRICE culinary festial founder Danielle Chang as she travels across the United States, exploring the Asian food landscape. Three 30-minute episodes from the six-part PBS series will be screened. Each episode examines a different food theme, from the ramen explosion to Thai Cuisine and features renowned chefs and culinary stars across the country.

This preview is co-presented by the Center for Asian American Media.

About MOCA: The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that preserves, presents and explores the diverse history, heritage and culture of people of Chinese descent in the United States through innovative exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs. Visit www.mocanyc.org to find out more and check out its calendar of upcoming events!

The Columbus Park Pavilion will be open one hour before the film starts. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0243

Location: Columbus Park

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M015 Columbus Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7152, -74 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[NY Phil Concerts in the Parks & Fireworks: Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/ny-phil-concerts-in-the-parks-prospect-park Date: June 19, 2015

New York Philharmonic marks the 50th anniversary of the Concerts in the Parks, the iconic series of free outdoor performances that have been enjoyed by more than 14 million concertgoers since 1965.

On June 19, Charles Dutoit leads the Orchestra in Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture; Saint-Saëns's Violin Concerto No. 3, with Renaud Capuçon as soloist; Stravinsky's Petrushka (1911 version); and Ravel's La Valse. After the musical fireworks, stay for actual fireworks!

To view the full schedule and list of performances, please visit the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks website.

The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks are presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 875-5656

Location: Prospect Park

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6617, -73.9708 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 19, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Films on the Green: Priceless by Pierre Salvadori]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/films-on-the-green-priceless-by-pierre-salvadori http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/19/films-on-the-green-priceless-by-pierre-salvadori Date: June 19, 2015

Films on the Green 2015 presents Priceless by Pierre Salvadori in Tompkins Square Park on June 19.

In this film Irène, an attractive young woman, is on vacation at a French Riviera resort with Jacques, an older and very wealthy man. One night, while celebrating her birthday alone, she meets the handsome and intriguing Jean, who claims to be a millionaire and adventurer. However, unbeknownst to Irène, Jean isn’t everything he appears to be…

Film in French with English subtitles

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 439-1425

Location: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park)

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M088 Tompkins Square Park 2015-06-19 2015-06-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7258, -73.9821 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5543d5c1c5d4c.jpg Fri, 01 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenmarket-at-grand-army-plaza Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:07 EST
<![CDATA[Master Story Tellers Exhibition (Extended)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/master-story-tellers-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/master-story-tellers-exhibition Date: June 20, 2015

Classic tales from Hans Christian Anderson, the Brothers Grimm, Edgar Allan Poe, and other master story tellers inspire nineteen children's book artists who create illustrations for children age three through teens in the exhibit MASTER STORY TELLERS.

"These are the classic stories you grew up with as a child interpreted for a contemporary audience," said Donna Miskend, the exhibit curator.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-henry-hudson-park Date: June 20, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park rain or shine!

Start your Saturday mornings at this Bronx Park. Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening. Rain or shine there will be something for everyone to do at this unique park!

Please register for the project at dp.reynolds@verizon.net. Walk-ons are welcome.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 203-9164

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8824, -73.9184 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555228029ff87.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Track Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/van-cortlandt-track-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/van-cortlandt-track-club Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.888, -73.8968 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:48 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga on the Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/yoga-on-the-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/yoga-on-the-beach Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.58, -73.8288 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:00:08 EST
<![CDATA[Crom Physical Culture Summer of Shred 2015 Bootcamp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/crom-physical-culture-summer-of-shred-2015-bootcamp Date: June 20, 2015

Shred by Crom is an outdoor beach boot camp program that builds total body strength, endurance, balance and core stability for people of all ages and fitness levels!

This training is friendly, dynamic, motivating and fun!

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:45 am

Contact phone: (718) 945-1700

Location: Beach 94th Street off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q050 Rockaway Beach 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 8:45 am 40.5832, -73.8154 Thu, 28 May 2015 11:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Beginners Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-class Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano Date: June 20, 2015

The Sing for Hope Pianos is a public art installation that brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC's five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play.

Start time: 8:00 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:10 EDT
<![CDATA[Sing for Hope Piano on the Terrace]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/sing-for-hope-piano-on-the-terrace Date: June 20, 2015

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is proud to be one of 50 NYC sites selected once again to host a Sing for Hope piano. The refurbished, artist-decorated pianos are donated to organizations throughout the city after their two week stint in public spaces providing access to all. Come play a tune on our piano or listen to one of our guest musicians (visit www.bpmm.org for schedule).

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.8719, -73.8055 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Nature & Science in Dialogue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/art-in-the-garden-nature-science-in-dialogue Date: June 20, 2015

Artist Emily Barnett's exhibit of recent collages and installations integrates themes of nature and science using a vocabulary of forms including quantum corrals (an iconic scientific image of individual atoms manipulated with a scanning tunneling microscope), snake skeletons, nests and constellations.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 6:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55316a4e7ba86.jpg Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bird-walks http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bird-walks Date: June 20, 2015

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks, led by NYC Audobon experts, celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call (212) 691-7483.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 691-7483

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 am 9:30 am 40.8911, -73.894 Thu, 28 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park-saturdays Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:00:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/zumba Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:20 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-mind-body-fusion Date: June 20, 2015

Low-impact cardio followed by balancing stretches and meditation to raise heart rate, burn calories, reduce stress, and work out every muscle.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 227-1403

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.5026, -74.2518 Wed, 13 May 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Salt Marsh Planting at Alley Creek]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/salt-marsh-cleanup-at-alley-creek-part-2 Date: June 20, 2015

Help the Natural Areas Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation restore a vital and dynamic urban resource - the salt marshes of Alley Creek!

Volunteers will remove debris and trash that is damaging a large section of the marsh and plant the site with native wetland grasses. Our expert restoration specialists will highlight the unique features of this ecosystem and discuss ongoing efforts for its care.

Please come dressed in work boots or study shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Alley Pond Park Environmental Center

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.762, -73.7536 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent and Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/parent-and-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/parent-and-me-yoga Date: June 20, 2015

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

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

*Parent and Me Yoga will not be held on July 4th.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f363592e94.jpg Fri, 22 May 2015 17:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience3 Date: June 20, 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 Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552ef635b291e.jpg Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hsbc-childrens-garden-spring-session-at-qbg Date: June 20, 2015

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee garden, and more.

This program takes place on Saturdays from April 11 to June 20 (except May 23). Children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2015.

Registration required by email at education@queensbotanical.org.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 9:30 am 12:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54d3b031016c2.jpg Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/forest-restoration-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/forest-restoration-volunteer-day Date: June 20, 2015

Remove invasive weeds and plant native trees and shrubs in two areas of the park.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:30 pm 40.8911, -73.894 Wed, 20 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga1 Date: June 20, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Katie Cercone

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e0a80b5be.JPG Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga3 Date: June 20, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Margherita Tisato

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333.2552

Location: Garden of Hope

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e353824c0.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga4 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga4 Date: June 20, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: South Bronx Yoga

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target Bronx Community Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8328, -73.9268 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5564e415a9c33.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/free-yoga5 Date: June 20, 2015

Join us for yoga in the garden. All levels of experience are welcome.

Mats are provided for one-time use during class. Instructor: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55675faaa56ab.JPG Fri, 29 May 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Claremont Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-claremont-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-claremont-park Date: June 20, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team on Saturday mornings to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park. For more information or to register, please email barbara.nikonorow@parks.nyc.gov. Join us for a great morning of gardening at Claremont Park!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4641

Location: Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park)

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X008 Claremont Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8415, -73.9072 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Without Electricity!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cooking-without-electricity http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/cooking-without-electricity Date: June 20, 2015

Use bike blenders, hand choppers, and good old elbow grease to make delicious snacks without using electricity. On the menu? Smoothies, ice cream, and pesto!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 409-3720

Location: Castle Clinton (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7037, -74.0168 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Big Hand, Little Hand]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-art-project-big-hand-little-hand Date: June 20, 2015

Using plaster of Paris, create an exact replica of your hand and the hand of one of your family members—maybe Dad’s! Then, build onto your plaster hands with metallic and natural materials, like leaves, sticks and stems. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd2b65940.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[ESL Advanced Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-advanced Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:09 EST
<![CDATA[Natural Areas Exploration Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/natural-areas-exploration-day Date: June 20, 2015

Come explore Randall’s Island’s wetlands and other natural areas. Learn from natural areas experts and explore the island’s diverse plant and animal communities.

All ages are welcome at this free event!

Each exploration day will be a new adventure! Check randallsisland.org for details.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Randalls Island Natural Areas (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7919, -73.927 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551311c235285.jpg Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-moves Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 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[Arts & Crafts and Games for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/artscraftsgame-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/artscraftsgame-day Date: June 20, 2015

Participants will enjoy arts & crafts, sand art, and different games. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Fly Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-fly-fishing Date: June 20, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons of fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come first served. Call Orvis at (212) 827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7528, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551467e37d383.jpg Tue, 12 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/tai-chi-chuan Date: June 20, 2015

Quiet like a mountain, moving like a river, Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle movements based on images found in nature. In this beginner-level class, Irving Yee, a member of the William CC Chen Tai Chi School, introduces students to the internal martial arts and promotes an awareness of its benefits.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565f8ae603de.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Woodlands Discovery Club for Families: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/woodlands-discovery-club-for-families-north-woods Date: June 20, 2015

Discover rocks, trees, soil, and squirrels in New York City’s greatest outdoor classroom – Central Park!

The Woodlands Discovery Club for Families is the perfect adventure for families looking to get out of the house and explore a woodland without ever leaving the city. In each weekly two-hour session, families will learn together and connect with nature through hands-on science activities, using tools from your very own Discovery Kits!

Activities are correlated to state and national learning standards.

This five-week program takes place Saturday mornings in the North Woods. There are two upcoming sessions currently open to families with children in grades 1-4:

Session 1: April 18th- May 16th

Session 2: May 30th- June 27th

Register now

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7968, -73.9515; 40.7968, -73.9561 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55047113606e4.jpg Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Paddle]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/upper-river-paddle http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/upper-river-paddle Date: June 20, 2015

Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden, and Bronx Zoo.

Registration is required. Please register here.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

Location: 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555646cb48397.jpg Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shape-up-nyc-body-sculpting Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:13 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Dance for Seniors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-on-the-hudson-dance-for-seniors Date: June 20, 2015

Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company, lead VARIABLE POP, a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. All fun. All welcome.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551995f19c7e1.JPG Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience2 Date: June 20, 2015

This program is now full. Check out our other Summer Sports Experience sessions. We'd love to have you!

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.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park)

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M011 Chelsea Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.7502, -74.0016 Mon, 18 May 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/stories-at-the-statue-of-hans-christian-andersen Date: June 20, 2015

Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

On Saturday, June 20, Robin Bady and Ellen Shapiro will tell the stories "Beetle Went on a Journey" and "Hans Clodhopper," by H.C. Andersen.

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Hans Christian Andersen Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7745, -73.9678 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-north-woods Date: June 20, 2015

The North Woods is the largest of the park's three woodlands, offering people and wildlife a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City. Join us for this tour of tumbling waterfalls, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools, led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

The tour route involves hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. Tour starts at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues), and ends at the Pool (103rd Street and Central Park West)

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

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: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

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

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5522d3f773fa5.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bryant-park-juggling Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7543, -73.9834 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/551c3f440bb02.jpg Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:00:11 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 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[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: June 20, 2015

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds. Please bring your own work gloves. There will be additional opportunities to get involved in Brower Park by connecting with group leaders. Please email info@friendsofbrowerpark.org to register for the project. We look forward to working with you to care for Brower Park!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 272-8453

Location: Entrance at Brooklyn Avenue and Prospect Place (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.674, -73.9445 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Birdhouse Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-birdhouse-building http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-birdhouse-building Date: June 20, 2015

Interested in building a birdhouse? Come to the Clayton Williams Community Garden and learn how to build a beautiful home for our feathered friends. This workshop is in collaboration with Just Food.

The first 30 attendees will receive materials for building a birdhouse.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:30 pm 40.811, -73.951 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Composting 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-composting-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/greenthumb-workshop-composting-101 Date: June 20, 2015

This is the first in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These three monthly workshops will teach you everything you need to know to successfully use compost in your garden: learn the basics of composting at Composting 101, how to supercharge your garden with compost tea at Tea for 2 Billion… Organisms, and how to use compost to improve your plants and soil at Feed the Soil, Not the Plants.

This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

Please RSVP here.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: Westervelt Community Garden

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6442, -74.0847 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Learn To Ride for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/learn-to-ride http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/learn-to-ride Date: June 20, 2015

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Participants must bring their own bike and helmet. To register, please visit the Bike New York webpage.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 870-2080

Location: Bloomingdale Playground

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M238 Bloomingdale Playground 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7993, -73.966 Wed, 20 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/popup-audubon-incredible-invertebrates Date: June 20, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the freshwater ecosystems of Prospect Park.

  • Adventure Hike, 12-1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1-2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2-3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 3-4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vanderbilt Street Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6549, -73.9729 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Saturday Morning Arts and Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/saturday-morning-arts-and-crafts Date: June 20, 2015

Come join us every Saturday morning at the Conference House Visitor Center for nature-inspired arts and crafts.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 227-1463

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55411848410a7.jpg Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Bronx Crime and Noir Writers Society Workshop Hosted By Charlie Vazquez]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/bronx-crime-and-noir-writers-society-workshop-with-charlie-vazquez Date: June 20, 2015

The Bronx Writers Center presents this exciting new gathering of crime and noir writers.

This casual writers' meeting will come together every third Saturday of each month to participate in writing prompts, readings, and critiques of these eternal, ever reinventing genres of fiction.

Start time: 11:00 am

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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:00:06 EST
<![CDATA[Training 6/20]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/training-620 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/training-620 Date: June 20, 2015

Training events are designed to help voluntreers apply their online learning to master the TreeKIT mapping method and the Treecorder software before collecting data for TreesCount! 2015. This is a free event. All equipment will be provided. All you need is a willingness to learn!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location:

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:08 EDT
<![CDATA[Urban Farm Exploration Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/urban-farm-exploration-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/urban-farm-exploration-days Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 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[ESL Intermediate Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-intermediate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/esl-intermediate Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:10 EST
<![CDATA[Drifting in Daylight]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/drifting-in-daylight http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/drifting-in-daylight Date: June 20, 2015

Drifting in Daylight is a dreamy springtime pathway of art that winds through the world’s most iconic park. The multi-part art installation includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. These works include a soft-serve ice cream truck serving free cones containing ice cream the color of a Central Park sunset, a boat filled with musicians floating on the Harlem Meer, and actors quietly performing moments from iconic movie scenes shot in the park.

As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. The six-weekend show will tempt visitors to transcend their busy lives, losing themselves along a playful trail of sensory experiences.

Visit the Drifting in Daylight website for more information and a detailed map.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park),The Great Hill (in Central Park),Harlem Meer near Malcolm X Blvd Entrance (in Central Park),Path around Harlem Meer (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.7937, -73.9522; 40.7977, -73.9587; 40.7975, -73.9532; 40.7953, -73.9519 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5550d406e8878.JPG Thu, 14 May 2015 13:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Solstice Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-solstice-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-solstice-festival Date: June 20, 2015

Come celebrate the summer solstice – the longest day of the year!

Make ice cream the old-fashioned way, make sun-inspired craft, and play historic games.

For all ages.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 206-0545 x13

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.703, -73.8037 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World 2015]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/louis-armstrongs-wonderful-world-2015 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/louis-armstrongs-wonderful-world-2015 Date: June 20, 2015

Join us at the second annual festival celebrating the life and legacy of one of America’s musical icons. Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World is a day of music, food, and fun in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

See performances by Lauryn Hill, Rebirth Brass Band, Shannon Powell's Traditional All-Star Band, Antibalas, Ozomatli, and the Rebirth Brass Band on the main stage. Performances begin at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are limited. Register for your tickets here.

The festival’s Backyard Bash features family-friendly activities throughout the park and DJ sets in the Queens Museum, recreating the memorable garden parties that Louis hosted for his friends and neighbors at his home in Corona where he lived for almost 30 years. The festival begins at 12:00 p.m.

This year, admission to Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World is free to the public, but you will need a free ticket to access the Main Stage area.

Tickets are limited. Register for your tickets here.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7493, -73.8546 Wed, 06 May 2015 19:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[New York Path Through History Weekend]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/new-york-path-through-history-weekend http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/new-york-path-through-history-weekend Date: June 20, 2015

Free guided tours by costumed docents on Saturday and Sunday afternoon at quarter past the hour.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 885-1461

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8719, -73.8055 Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Roller Skate at Brooklyn Bridge Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/roller-skate-at-brooklyn-bridge-park Date: June 20, 2015

Go skating at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Find information and details at the Pier 2 Roller Rink website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6998, -73.9988 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:00:05 EST
<![CDATA[Community Conversations for Kids: Environmental Stewardship]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/community-conversations-for-kids-environmental-stewardship http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/community-conversations-for-kids-environmental-stewardship Date: June 20, 2015

A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society!

Queens Historical Society's very own Karyn Balan will be guiding the children and their family members through Jeanette Winter’s book, Wangari’s Trees of Peace, followed by a discussion and activity.

This event is free for children and their adult companions.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647 ext. 14

Location: Kingsland Homestead (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)

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Q022 Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/555f8e656871d.jpg Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Revolutionary New York: Staten Island]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/revolutionary-new-york-staten-island Date: June 20, 2015

Revolutionary New York programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-colonial period. Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history.

The Conference House was the site of a 1776 peace conference which attempted to end the Revolutionary War. Discover Staten Island's role in the American Revolution and how those events shaped the Island of today.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55074ea5e060d.jpg Wed, 06 May 2015 12:01:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfall Hike (light)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/waterfall-hike-light http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/waterfall-hike-light Date: June 20, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.

This will be a light exploration through Prospect Park to see the natural areas and waterfalls that were part of the park design by Vaux and Olmstead to imitate the serenity of mountains upstate.

Light hikes feature a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:02:53 EDT
<![CDATA[2015 Mermaid Parade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/2015-mermaid-parade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/2015-mermaid-parade Date: June 20, 2015

See the largest art parade in the nation!

A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride.

For more information, visit Coney Island USA.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West 21st Street & Surf Avenue (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.5739, -73.9877 Wed, 06 May 2015 12:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx: A Destination for Visitors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/the-bronx-a-destination-for-visitors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/the-bronx-a-destination-for-visitors Date: June 20, 2015

The Bronx has many more attractions for tourists and residents than the big three: the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, and Yankee Stadium.

Now, in an illustrated talk, Bronx Borough Historian, Lloyd Ultan and composer and educator, Shelley Olson will reveal the hidden cultural and natural treasures of the borough that attract visitors from around the world and from around the block.

Start time: 1:15 pm

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 1:15 pm 2:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience5 Date: June 20, 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 Recreation (click here to email them). See you there!

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 263-1163

Location: Lost Battalion Playground (in Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center)

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Q401 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.7322, -73.865 Mon, 11 May 2015 10:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/summer-sports-experience Date: June 20, 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: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 402-5155

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

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/paper-arts-crafts Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:00:04 EST
<![CDATA[Gallery Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/gallery-tour1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/gallery-tour1 Date: June 20, 2015

Join the Curatorial Fellow for a tour of current exhibitions.

In the main gallery, Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath–Force of Nature explores contemporary anxieties about the environment through painterly and sculptural depictions of natural disasters and their aftermath. The Sunroom Project Space hosts two site-specific installations that integrate the outdoors into the architecture of Glyndor House. Tamara Johnson extends the balustrade of the pergola into the Sun Porch, while Eto Otitigbe’s installation in the Sunroom gives sculptural form to his experience of Wave Hill’s grounds.

Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. This event is free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8989, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5565fd832173c.jpg Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Omar Olusion's Magic Show]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-fun-day Date: June 20, 2015

With over 15 years of experience, Omar’s funny and fresh approach to magic is sure to leave everyone laughing and guessing. During each show, he asks for volunteers to help him perform various magic tricks. Omar’s unique mix of creativity, amusement, and magic will keep guests of all ages entertained!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Thu, 14 May 2015 10:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/flax-to-linen Date: June 20, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax cropthey planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/central-park-tour-hallett-nature-sanctuary-and-the-pond Date: June 20, 2015

Hallett Nature Sanctuary is the smallest of the park's three woodlands. Closed to the public for over 65 years, the Hallett Nature Sanctuary remained untouched until 2001, when Central Park Conservancy took up its restoration and maintenance. Join our guides for an exclusive tour of the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, open to visitors only on guided tours with Central Park Conservancy, and during limited open hours.

The tour route involves wood-chipped trails and some hills. Tour starts and ends in front of the José Martí statue (Central Park South at Sixth Avenue)

Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.

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 degrees Fahrenheit or heat index above 95 degrees Fahrenheit).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

Location: Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7657, -73.9761 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/552415b510f6c.jpg Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:00:07 EDT
<![CDATA[Le Petit Zen Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/le-petit-zen-art http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/le-petit-zen-art Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/union-square-crossroads-of-new-york-walking-tour Date: June 20, 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 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.7363, -73.9901 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/54cfe899a5d4d.jpg Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/special-interactive-tour-for-families-a-childs-view-of-life-in-19th-century-new-york Date: June 20, 2015

29 East Fourth Street was home not only to the eight Tredwell children, but also to two young granddaughters. Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.

Could you carry a bucket of coal up steep stairs? Do you have a calling card? A top hat? What, no hoop skirt? How did you take a bath? And penmanship really, really mattered.

Best for children ages 8 to 12 years old.

Reservations are required. Please make your reservation here.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 777-1089

Location: Merchant's House Museum

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M318 Merchant's House Museum 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7277, -73.9923 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hudson-warehouse-shakespeare-workout Date: June 20, 2015

Come for an active class session and learn elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat. Open to all, ages 13 and up. Register online at hudsonwarehouse.net to atten.

The mission of Hudson Warehouse is to present the classics in exciting productions inspired by the past and relevant to the present day. Through the dedication, passion and intelligence of Hudson Warehouse's theater artists, they bring classic and moden works to life.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping: Queens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-camping-queens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/family-camping-queens Date: June 20, 2015

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.

Tents are provided. Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, June 10th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Alley Pond Park

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Q001 Alley Pond Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7441, -73.7442 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/55108e4b775b7.JPG Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza - Japanese Drumming Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/arts-culture-fun-presents-taikoza-japanese-drumming-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/arts-culture-fun-presents-taikoza-japanese-drumming-concert Date: June 20, 2015

Taikoza has created a new sound using the thunderous rhythms of the ancestral Taiko drums and the magical sounds of the bamboo flutes. Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums-and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy. This exciting group draws from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance to create a highly visual performance.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 927-2012

Location: Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.8426, -73.9343 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/556c786929c75.jpg Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[30th Anniversary Gala]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/30th-anniversary-gala http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/30th-anniversary-gala Date: June 20, 2015

Enjoy an elegant evening of music, dancing, and dining al fresco on the spectacular waterfront grounds of the Alice Austen House.

Details to follow. Advance ticket purchase required. Please purchase tickets here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

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

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 6:30 pm 11:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:00:05 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse: Henry IV Part I]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hudson-warehouse-presents http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/hudson-warehouse-presents Date: June 20, 2015

Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon in Northumberland against the Douglas late in 1402, and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403.

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: (917) 775-9837

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

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M072 Riverside Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Thu, 28 May 2015 12:00:04 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2015/06/20/shakespeare-in-the-park-the-tempest Date: June 20, 2015

Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston (Newsroom, Law & Order, The Public’s King Lear) returns in The Tempest, Shakespeare’s classic about young love, old enemies and the eternal magic of storytelling. Exiled to a fantastical island, Prospero unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all “such stuff as dreams are made on.” Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Romeo and Juliet, Our Lady of Kibeho, If/Then, Next to Normal) directs.

Visit the Public Theater website for information on getting free tickets.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2015-06-20 2015-06-20 8:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Tue, 26 May 2015 11:00:06 EDT