NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:04:26 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[Cleaning & Maintaining Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/cleaningmaintaining-westerleigh-park Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 442-0336

Location: Westerleigh Park

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.6198, -74.1345 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/535b12e79fe5e.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Parent & Me Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/parent-me-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/parent-me-yoga Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 9:45 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

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

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 9:45 am 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53920ce40a1c8.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Nature and Birding Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/fort-tryon-nature-and-birding-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/fort-tryon-nature-and-birding-walk Date: July 19, 2014

Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of the eastern slope of Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City. The Broadway side of Fort Tryon Park has benefitted from the planting of over 45,000 plants, trees and shrubs by NYC Parks and the Fort Tryon Park Trust over the past 6 years. Come learn more about them and how they create a wonderful environment for an abundance of fauna in the park!

Please bring binoculars. Please do not bring your pets.

Leslie Day's Nature Walks are generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Broadway and Bennett Avenue (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 10:30 am 40.8594, -73.9314 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f6150791a9.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Van Cortlandt Park Invasive Removal NAVigator Qualifying Project]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/van-cortlandt-park-invasive-removal-navigator-qualifying-project Date: July 19, 2014

Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the restored forest. Volunteers will be trained in invasive weed identification and removal techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please meet your NAV Technical Leader at East 238th Street and Van Cortlandt Park East. Space is limited. Registration is required for this event.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-3318

Location: Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8991, -73.8735 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 19, 2014

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

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Moves]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-moves http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-moves Date: July 19, 2014

Experience the joy of movement and dance! This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limon Dance Company.

Open to all levels.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7535, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 19, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Ten Mile Classic in Riverside Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/summer-on-the-hudson-ten-mile-classic-in-riverside-park Date: July 19, 2014

Come cheer basketball teams (ages 11-13 and 14-16) and join us for the championship games on the last day of the tournament.

Please call the number below to register a team.

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 408-0219

Location: Ten Mile River Playground (in Recreational Area)

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M140 Recreational Area 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.8298, -73.9523 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5322063550fb4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 19, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bicycling Basics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bicycling-basics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bicycling-basics Date: July 19, 2014

Improve your cycling skills and become a confident rider.

Bring a bike and a helmet. Registration is required

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8861, -73.8975 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Crochet Two-Color Easy Open Mesh Beach/Market Bag]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/crochet-twocolor-easy-open-mesh-beachmarket-bag Date: July 19, 2014

Learn to make an open mesh bag for the beach, or to put your crochet projects and yarn into. Bring your own materials. Choose any two complementary or contrasting colors of your choice. Think summer colors--for beginners, we would suggest avoiding dark colors. If you cannot find cotton yarn, then get acrylic yarn. Avoid stretchy yarns

Supplies needed:

  • #4 (Worsted Wt.) 100% cotton yarn (1 skein color A; 1 skein color B)
  • #J crochet hook

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 19, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Kayaking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/kayaking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/kayaking Date: July 19, 2014

Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Green Team]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/green-team http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/green-team Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Tai Chi Chuan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/tai-chi-chuan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/tai-chi-chuan Date: July 19, 2014

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. Sessions are held outdoors; indoors in inclement weather.

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 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a87520f401b.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Club Fit: Free Outdoor Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/club-fit-free-outdoor-yoga Date: July 19, 2014

Free outdoor yoga classes are a great way for the entire family to stay fit! Every Saturday in June through September, join us at one of four New York Restoration Project garden locations for an hour-long session.

Start your weekend with a fulfilling and exciting workout, led by certified yoga instructors. Mats will be provided for temporary use.

Instructor and Location Information

Garden of Hope
392 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Instructors: Lila Donnollo and Lotsie Cash

Jane Bailey Memorial Garden

327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11238
Instructor: Katie Cercone

Target Bronx Community Garden

1025 Anderson Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10452
Instructors: South Bronx Yoga

Target East Harlem Community Garden

415-417 East 117th Street, New York, NY, 10035
Instructors: Harlem Yoga Studio

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope,Target Bronx Community Garden,Target East Harlem Community Garden

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401; 40.8328, -73.9268; 40.7966, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a891fea6225.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Upper River Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/upper-river-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/upper-river-run Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-4665

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

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8842, -73.8669 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ad9605a81e9.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Appleton Animal Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-art-project-appleton-animal-books http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-art-project-appleton-animal-books Date: July 19, 2014

Listen to the “Just So” stories by Rudyard Kipling, published by William Appleton, one of Wave Hill’s illustrious residents. Then, make your own inventive, animal book with bookmaker and visiting artist Donna Maria DeCreeft.

An Illustrious Residents event.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b18338b55.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Sand Art and Scrapbooking]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/sand-art-and-scrapbooking http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/sand-art-and-scrapbooking Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer Saturdays at Battery Urban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/volunteer-saturdays-at-battery-urban-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/volunteer-saturdays-at-battery-urban-farm Date: July 19, 2014

Join us monthly on third Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm from May to September.

Projects are seasonal and vary from week to week, and could include weeding, mulching, trellising, path or fence maintenance, moving soil, or working with compost. Visit the Battery Urban Farm Community Programs page for exact dates and more information.

Saturday Open Volunteer Hours are for all ages, however volunteers under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Any volunteers under 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

All volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing (boots if it has rained recently, layers in cool weather, a hat and sunscreen in the summer are strongly recommended). Please also bring a water bottle.

We will work in most weather, including light rain. The following conditions will constitute cause for automatic cancellation of volunteer hours: heavy-driving rain, flooding, thunder and lightning storms, and temperatures upwards of 93 degrees. For weather-related cancellations, stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter (@thebatterynyc) accounts.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Battery Urban Farm (in Battery Park)

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M005 Battery Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.7033, -74.0148 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 19, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-games Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 19, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 19, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-conservatory-garden Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: Conservatory Garden (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 12:15 pm 40.7937, -73.9522 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530ffb1f28e6f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[White Island Birding by Canoe Adventure (Advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/white-island-birding-by-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/white-island-birding-by-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: July 19, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required. For ages 8 years old and up.

Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 9th.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)

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B057 Marine Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 40.6047, -73.9298 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Wave Hill History Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/wave-hill-history-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/wave-hill-history-walk Date: July 19, 2014

Discover the fascinating history of Wave Hill’s architecture and landscape on a walk with a Wave Hill Garden Guide.

Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.

An Illustrious Residents event.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1af4a7d4b2.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Adult Art: In Full Bloom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/adult-art-in-full-bloom-chalk-pastels Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Freshwater Fishing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/freshwater-fishing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/freshwater-fishing Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 11:00 am 40.6041, -74.1614 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 19, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest at Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/taste-the-world-botanical-brew-fest-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/taste-the-world-botanical-brew-fest-at-qbg Date: July 19, 2014

Raise a glass and celebrate the 50th & 75th anniversaries of the New York World's Fair at our inaugural Brew Fest! Enjoy a selection of international and local craft beers plus food, tours, and live music. Learn more here: http://queensbotanical.org/BrewFest and register. Tickets required, ages 21+ only!

(Note: Event parking rate of $10 in effect; discount parking vouchers are not applicable on event days. Safe transportation will be available, including public transport and car services)

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Introduction to Bird Watching]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/introduction-to-bird-watching http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/introduction-to-bird-watching Date: July 19, 2014

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

Led by the Brooklyn Brid Club.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400

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

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B073 Prospect Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6607, -73.9654 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/528136ab90698.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-day Date: July 19, 2014

Come and enjoy an afternoon of crafts, games, music, inflatables, and more!

Sponsored by Council Member I. Daneek Miller.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 393-7370

Location: St Albans Park (in St. Albans Park)

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Q051 St. Albans Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 40.6931, -73.7788 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Free To Be...Frog and Me]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-reading-room-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-reading-room-kids Date: July 19, 2014

Flaubert Frog & Cali Co Cat present Free To Be...Frog and Me

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-midpark-welcome-tour Date: July 19, 2014

Explore Central Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle. This route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven paths.

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 12:45 pm 40.7794, -73.9734 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063d734c462.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Fun Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-fun-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-fun-day Date: July 19, 2014

Spend the day in the park out with the family. Enjoy arts & crafts, face painting, kids table activities, games and much more.

Don't miss John the Magnificent Magic show and an interactive musical comedy by "Improv 4 Kids".

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1891

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8485, -73.8256 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Youth Moves Movement Workshop Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/youth-moves-movement-workshops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/youth-moves-movement-workshops Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden,Garden of Hope

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.6876, -73.9582; 40.6834, -73.9401 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a9c7958f754.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Workshop: Natural Dyeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/workshop-natural-dyeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/workshop-natural-dyeing Date: July 19, 2014

(faux)H is a series of hands-on workshops held at the Wyckoff farmhouse Museum, exploring traditional farm based skills: natural dying, alternative home economics, and preservation. Employing dye plants and crops grown on the Wyckoff farm, situated in the middle Brooklyn, (faux)H will be a collaborative experiment in the lost art of learning-by-doing. Join artist Lisa Sikorski on a journey of learning about the slow process of making by hand and from the earth. Workshops are suitable for participants ages 13 and up.

Did you know your garden is already growing a wealth of materials that you can use to beautify other things? Come learn how to take the otherwise inedible plants in your garden and dye various fibers. We will use plant materials grown specifically for dyeing as well as less commonly used dye plants. This workshop will be an exploration of the potential and uses of natural materials.

How to sign up: Participants may sign up for one or all workshops. For more information about the program or to register email: education@wyckoffmuseum.org. Workshops are FREE, but advanced registration is required.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 629-5400

Location: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)

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B376 Fidler-Wyckoff House Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6443, -73.9208 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Citizenship Classes for Adults]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/citizenship-classes-for-adults Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/house-tours Date: July 19, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 19, 2014

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and reduce stress. On Nature Exploration Hikes we will discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest. Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light, to moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous. This is a moderate level hiking program.

For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shores or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel: Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-le-carrousel-kids Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Alexander Hamilton and the Creation of the United States]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/alexander-hamilton-and-the-creation-of-the-united-states-free-public-lecture http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/alexander-hamilton-and-the-creation-of-the-united-states-free-public-lecture Date: July 19, 2014

Ed Schneider, former educator for The Bronx County Historical Society, will share his research and knowledge about Alexander Hamilton, one of our nation’s founding fathers and creator of its financial system.

This public lecture will be held at the Bronx County Archives Building, located at 3313 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York. For directions, please call (718) 881- 8900

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 881-8900

Location: The Bronx County Archives

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8784, -73.8797 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53bc8f008923a.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Lovebomb Band]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/staten-island-beach-fest-lovebomb-band Date: July 19, 2014

Lovebomb Band will premiere on opening day for the Staten Island Beach Fest. Listen to their musical hits on the Concert Lawn as you eat free ice cream samples and watch Matt Long build his sandcastle masterpiece.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c97e3853e13.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bonkerz-the-clown http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bonkerz-the-clown Date: July 19, 2014

This wisecracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 2:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Paper Arts & Crafts]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/paper-arts-crafts http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/paper-arts-crafts Date: July 19, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/central-park-tour-iconic-views-of-central-park Date: July 19, 2014

Learn about Central Park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality. The route involves a few stairs.

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

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538cbde512b41.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre: As You Like It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre Date: July 19, 2014

Director Ritty Mahoney will bring Shakespeare to the Greenbelt under our canopy of trees! Bench seating for these performance and please share a ride as parking is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/eating-america http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/eating-america Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 2:00 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bargemusic Family Concert]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bargemusic-family-concert http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bargemusic-family-concert Date: July 19, 2014

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

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 3:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Eating America]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/eating-america1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/eating-america1 Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 3:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-1611

Location: Historic Richmond Town

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2014-07-19 2014-07-19 3:30 pm 40.5698, -74.1448 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bonkerz the Clown]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bonkerz-the-clown1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/bonkerz-the-clown1 Date: July 19, 2014

This wisecracking Brooklyn clown is proud to cross the borough border and bring his show to Queens. He’ll make jokes, clown around, and do some magic. Always looking for volunteers to help him with tricks, Bonkerz is sure to give all guests stomach aches from laughing so hard!

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

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 788-2676

Location: Carousel (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 4:00 pm 40.7005, -73.8552 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping in Central Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/family-camping Date: July 19, 2014

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

Space is limited and families are chosen by lottery. To enter your family in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 9th

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 6:00 pm 40.7796, -73.9694 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Hudson Warehouse presents The Importance of Being Earnest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/hudson-warehouse-presents-the-importance-of-being-earnest Date: July 19, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[SummerStage in association with Brasil Summerfest Presents: Lenine & Martin Fondse Orchestra: The Bridge / Maíra Freitas / DJ Tutu Moraes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/summerstage-lenine-martin-fondse-orchestra-the-bridge-mara-freitas http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/summerstage-lenine-martin-fondse-orchestra-the-bridge-mara-freitas Date: July 19, 2014

A symbolic landmark for the historical relationship between Brazil and The Netherlands is the Mauricio de Nassau Bridge in Recife, which is a perfect replica of a bridge crossing the Amstel river in Amsterdam. This landmark has been the source of inspiration to create ‘The Bridge,’ put together the Brazilian singer-songwriter Lenine and the orchestra of the Dutch maestro Martin Fondse. After successful tours in countries such as Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and various cities in Brazil, and after being elected as one of the best concerts in the history of renowned European festival, the Music Meeting, 'The Bridge' arrives in New York at SummerStage, Central Park.

Singer-songwriter, record producer and arranger Oswaldo Lenine Macedo Pimentel, is considered a "Brazilian of the world," bringing influences from cultural manifestations of his country in his compositions as well as numerous musical genres, disregarding labels or classifications. In addition to being a performer of note, Lenine is an accomplished composer for other artists, with a catalog of over 500 songs. Over his 30 year career he's released ten albums, earned five Latin Grammy Awards, nine Brazilian Music Awards, and worked with everyone from Living Color to Maria Rita, and according to Lenine himself, this is just the beginning.

Martin Fondse is one of European most cherished composers. He continually breaks new ground, and combines different styles in his work, establishing a remarkable balance between composition, improvisation, dialogue and personal expression. He has been awarded several international prizes (including Edison Award 2012). Martin worked with musicians like Basement Jaxx, Terry Bozzio, Peter Erskine, Doudou N´Diaye Rose e Pat Metheny, Vernon Reid and George Duke. The modern Martin Fondse Orchestra combines the instrumental settings of both classical orchestra – oboe and strings – and pop band – drums, piano and saxophones. It has its roots in jazz, merged with elements from pop, film and classical music.

Critically acclaimed, singer and pianist Maíra Freitas can’t remember not playing the piano. Daughter of legendary samba and MPB star Martinho da Vila, Maíra received her first instrument at age 6 - pink and adorned with Hello Kitty stickers the little piano was the first step towards a solid education as an instrumentalist and composer. After her classical training, Maira developed a strong taste for Brazilian popular music - MPB. She loves the music of Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Nana Caymmi, Paulinho da Viola and, of course, her father Martinho da Vila, among many. Maira refined her popular piano skills with well-known masters such as Cristovão Bastos, Leandro Braga, Marcos Nimrichter and Sheila Zagury. For her self-titled maiden project, produced by her sister Mart’nália (famed singer/songwriter on her own), the young singer from Rio has surrounded herself with top-notch musicians building a personal and well thought-out repertoire of songs that reflect her personality. Maíra arrives with a veteran’s security, immediately imprinting her own personal Brazilian style which is both classic and popular, and experimenting new technologies on stage like samplers, loops, electronic effects.

Tutu Moraes, DJ and music producer, started taking Brazilian music to dance floors in the late 90’s. His unusual music-sets have a grouping of different genres that combine ”pontos“ de umbanda and candomblé (Afro-Brazilian religions), ”carimbó”, “frevo”, “maxixe”, “gafieira”, the “tropicália” musical movement and even “marchinhas” (classic Carnaval songs). Besides this remarkable mix, Tutu’s composition embodies all the various samba segments and the independent Brazilian music, thus creating an atmosphere of wide and diverse repertoire. Nowadays all of this blends at the very popular Santo Forte party, created by Tutu Moraes eight years ago, that brings a general gathering of Brazilian music from all times and that takes more than a thousand people every month to the Grand Metrople in Sao Paulo to dance to the sound of his repertoire and the different rhythms that it proposes. His DJ set, affectionately nicknamed “Brasucália” is in constant transformation though it never abandons popular Brazilian music classics and its revered artists.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534eba7f632de.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Shakespeare at Sunset: Taming Of The Shrew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/shakespear-at-sunset-taming-of-the-shrew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/shakespear-at-sunset-taming-of-the-shrew Date: July 19, 2014

See a free performance of Taming of the Shrew by the Dumbo based Random Access Theatre.

Part of the series Shakespeare at Sunset.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 7:00 pm 40.7019, -73.9975 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 19, 2014

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

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The Nut Job]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/summer-movie-series-the-nut-job http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/summer-movie-series-the-nut-job Date: July 19, 2014

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

In The Nut Job, squirrels team up to raid a nut store that is also a front for human bank robbers. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f57aa0bb19.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[National Moth Night: Into the Woods!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/national-moth-night-into-the-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/19/national-moth-night-into-the-woods Date: July 19, 2014

Stay up late and celebrate National Moth Week! This year the Staten Island Museum is collaborating with NYC Parks and Deep Tanks Butoh. Featured activities include: Museum moth specimens, microscopes, cool-pops, a night hike, contemporary dancers, and the dark beauty of the Greenbelt. All ages and interests are welcome to bring flashlights, cameras, a container and a science notebook.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-19 2014-07-19 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-tai-chi Date: July 20, 2014

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

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.792, -73.979 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 20, 2014

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

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-20 2014-07-20 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Ranger's Choice: Island Hopping Canoe Adventure (advanced)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/rangers-choice-island-hopping-canoe-adventure-advanced http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/rangers-choice-island-hopping-canoe-adventure-advanced Date: July 20, 2014

Come spend a day exploring the islands that surround the Orchard Beach Estuary by canoe.

Join a small group of fellow experienced canoers as we explore the islands around Orchard Beach. Patricipants must be able to demonstrate prior canoe experience and be at least 8 years old. Participants are also chosen by lottery.

To enter your name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

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

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 9:00 am 40.8704, -73.7867 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Can You Dig It Sand Castle Building]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/can-you-dig-it-sand-castle-featuring-staten-island-resident-matt-long http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/can-you-dig-it-sand-castle-featuring-staten-island-resident-matt-long Date: July 20, 2014

Come join Matt Long as he builds one of his award-winning sandcastles at this summer's Staten Island Beach Fest at Midland Beach. This will be a weekend long event taking place on the beach, directly across from the Concert Lawn, which is adjacent to the amusement park, Fantasy Shore.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 9:30 am 1:30 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c97b8cde04c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 20, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 20, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-20 2014-07-20 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Red Hook Food Vendors]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/red-hook-food-vendors http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/red-hook-food-vendors Date: July 20, 2014

Since 1974, the Red Hook Food Vendors have been serving the most authentic and traditional foods from Latin America in New York City. Named after its location--one of Brooklyn's most colorful and historic neighborhoods--the Red Hook Food Vendor's Marketplace has become a popular destination for foodies all over. It has been widely recognized by local & international media as a top culinary destination. Its vendors have won numerous awards, including earning best street food in NYC 4 times (Vendy's) & maintaining that distinctive honor for three consecutive years.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ball Field #1 (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 10:00 am 7:00 pm 40.6717, -74.003 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Birding at Ridgewood Reservoir]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/birding-ridgewood-reservoir http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/birding-ridgewood-reservoir Date: July 20, 2014

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. The Rangers will guide participants across the Reservoir on the cross path that is usually closed to the public. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculurs and field guides, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 352-1769

Location: Ridgewood Reservoir

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2014-07-20 2014-07-20 10:00 am 40.6864, -73.8892 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/hatha-yoga Date: July 20, 2014

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

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a87666e8f74.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Art Project: Appleton Animal Books]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/family-art-project-appleton-animal-books http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/family-art-project-appleton-animal-books Date: July 20, 2014

Listen to the “Just So” stories by Rudyard Kipling, published by William Appleton, one of Wave Hill’s illustrious residents. Then, make your own inventive, animal book with bookmaker and visiting artist Donna Maria DeCreeft.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.8976, -73.9113 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1b1c476f9a.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/forest-crew http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/forest-crew Date: July 20, 2014

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

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

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

Registration required.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

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

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M037 Highbridge Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 10:30 am 1:00 pm 40.8534, -73.9267 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530e4db093a4f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 20, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-games Date: July 20, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 20, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 20, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Smorgasburg]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/smorgasburg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/smorgasburg Date: July 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Food Truck Rally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/food-truck-rally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/food-truck-rally Date: July 20, 2014

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Grand Army Plaza

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B040 Grand Army Plaza 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:00 am 5:00 pm 40.6735, -73.9701 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/532741acbe015.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Pier Kids: The Great Brooklyn Bridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/pier-kids-the-great-brooklyn-bridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/pier-kids-the-great-brooklyn-bridge Date: July 20, 2014

CityScience invites families to learn history and engineering concepts about Brooklyn’s greatest bridge through interactive activities.

Art activities start at noon.

Part of the series Pier Kids.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Basic Canoeing]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/basic-canoeing http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/basic-canoeing Date: July 20, 2014

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City.

Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained Ranger is required.

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

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 967-3542

Location: Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)

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R030 Willowbrook Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.6041, -74.1614 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Charulata and David Zumba of Flashmob Fitness Crew Danceoff]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/staten-island-beach-fest-charulata-and-david-zumba-of-flashmob-fitness-crew-danceoff http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/staten-island-beach-fest-charulata-and-david-zumba-of-flashmob-fitness-crew-danceoff Date: July 20, 2014

Join Charulata and David on the Concert Lawn for the Best Zumba workout to begin your week. Come alone or bring friends! If you love their routine, come back at the same time on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Zumba is dance fitness based on international rhythm. Classes involve shaking, sweating, smiling, and having loads of fun while burning off calories. We incorporate steps into our routines that work out every part of the body. The music consists of international rhythms, including a mix of Latino, urban, Brazilian, Bollywood, and Carribeean Beats, as well as current top 40s music. Every class feels like a party - you don't even know how to dance.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c97fb3b952c.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/meditation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/meditation Date: July 20, 2014

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

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8774c3a9be.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Brooklyn Bridge Park Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/brooklyn-bridge-park-tour3 Date: July 20, 2014

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 412-1031

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/central-park-tour-the-art-of-the-park Date: July 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-4064

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7691, -73.9741 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/530feca70d2c0.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Performance Festival: Recycling Remix]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/family-performance-festival-recycling-remix http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/family-performance-festival-recycling-remix Date: July 20, 2014

Did you know recycling can make an awesome symphony of sounds?

Join Bash the Trash for some musical entertainment played on 100% recycled and re-purposed materials and learn why the three R's - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle - are so important to the health of the Earth. Then, make your own instruments out of recycled and reusable things!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone:

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

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 40.7969, -73.96 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538e35f922e69.png Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Tour Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/docent-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/docent-tour Date: July 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 12:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Conference House Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/house-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/house-tours Date: July 20, 2014

Come to the Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams, and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.502, -74.2514 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5339a985105b4.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel Magique with Jeff Moche]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel-magique Date: July 20, 2014

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

Produced in partnership with Monday Night Magic

In case of rain, Le Carrousel Magique will be cancelled.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Cooking Demo: Flavorsome FloraLicorice]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/cooking-demo-flavorsome-floralicorice http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/cooking-demo-flavorsome-floralicorice Date: July 20, 2014

Join us for a summer-long celebration of aromatic herbs.

Sample dishes prepared by chefs from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, then stroll in the garden with a horticultural interpreter to see the featured ingredients in their summer glory.

Licorice shares familiar flavor compounds with herbs such as anise, tarragon, wormwood (think absinthe) and even basil. Touch and taste licorice-scented herbs and discover delicious ways to use these powerful aromatics in refreshing summer recipes. On the chef’s menu: She crab soup with tarragon and Pernod, and Saffron-braised fennel.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53baa676b7fad.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Beach Fest: Brothers Entertainment Dance Off]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/staten-island-beach-fest-brothers-entertainment-dance-off Date: July 20, 2014

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

Brother's Entertainment DJ Company will partner with Staten Island Beach Fest throughout the summer. Other appearance dates include Sunday, August 3; Sunday, August 10; Saturday, August 23; and Sunday, August 31.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

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

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.5778, -74.0782 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Discovery for Kids: The Wonderful World of Worms]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/nature-adventure-for-kids-worms1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/nature-adventure-for-kids-worms1 Date: July 20, 2014

Enjoy a hands-on look at worms, using your eyes and a lot of giggling. Educator and mom, Julia Attaway, is back again with her popular series, Nature Discovery for Kids.

During these hands-on programs, kids will learn about the critters and plants of their park in a light-hearted and playful atmosphere. All programs will be accessible to people with disabilities.

Designed for children ages 4 through 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 1:30 pm

End time: 2:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795- 1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 1:30 pm 2:15 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f7d141b858.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kids Time: Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/bryant-park-kids-time-game-social Date: July 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/central-park-tour-southern-welcome-tour Date: July 20, 2014

Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central Park highlights. The route involves moderate inclines and some stairs.

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 or heat index above 95 degrees).

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

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

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 2:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 794-6564

Location: William Tecumseh Sherman Statue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 40.7646, -73.9731 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53063cd04714f.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/garden-highlights-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/garden-highlights-walk Date: July 20, 2014

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395e5bd3b8b2.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre: As You Like It]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/as-you-like-it-performed-outdoors-by-the-staten-island-shakespearean-theatre Date: July 20, 2014

Director Ritty Mahoney will bring Shakespeare to the Greenbelt under our canopy of trees! Bench seating for these performance and please share a ride as parking is limited.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 2:00 pm 40.5845, -74.1251 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Laughter in the Park 2014]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/laughter-in-the-park-2014-show-32 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/laughter-in-the-park-2014-show-32 Date: July 20, 2014

Laughter in the Park is a free, outdoor comedy series that takes place over the course of five weeks throughout the summer. Every Sunday (except for Saturday, August 2), you can catch two hours of standup performed by some of comedy's most innovative and talked about artists. It's all for New Yorkers, and it's all free.

Our shows have been covered by the NYTimes, listed in the NYPost as a "Hot Weekend Pick," and named "Best Weekend Entertainment Bet" by Time Out NY/WNBC. Check www.nylaughs.org for details on this week's headliners.

NYLaughs, Inc. is a unique non-profit that aims to change the cultural landscape of the Big Apple through humor. From parks to streets and even subways, we provide New Yorkers laughter free of charge with our public live comedy shows. We want to make New York a better place through laughter.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 727-5233

Location: Holley Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.7313, -73.9982 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53c1d9e05668a.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/remembering-yesterday-queens-and-its-worlds-fairs Date: July 20, 2014

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

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

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 939-0647

Location: Kingsland Homestead

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2014-07-20 2014-07-20 2:30 pm 4:30 pm 40.7637, -73.824 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f45af106a7.jpg Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT
<![CDATA[Crossfit]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/crossfit http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/20/crossfit Date: July 20, 2014

Ditch the gym equipment and move your body the way it is supposed to be moved with Crossfit!

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-20 2014-07-20 2:30 pm 40.6995, -73.9982 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:04:27 EDT